OEMs and tier suppliers are investing in Central and Eastern Europe with a particular focus on electric, connected and autonomous mobility. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics CEE Summit in Budapest heard about the latest challenges and opportunities.
US finished vehicle logistics provider, Acertus, has launched a transport management system (TMS) for its automotive customers.
European shipping line CLdN has taken delivery of MV Hermine, the fourth con-ro vessel and sixth in the company’s current building programme.
DP World is expanding its network of logistics operations for the automotive industry across the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on integrated services and special economic zones such as its flagship Jebel Ali Port
K Line has started a twice-weekly, deep-ocean vehicle service between Spain and Japan for passenger and commercial vehicles as well as high and heavy cargo
For the Russian carmaker Sollers the importance of effective logistics hardly can be overemphasised. With a distance of up to 8,000km (4,971 miles) between its main production assets in European Russia and the Far East, a widespread network of more than 100 tier one suppliers both in and outside Russia, plus worldwide export operations, costs and lead times within the supply chain clearly make a big difference to the company.
Chapman Freeborn OBC has added an office in Los Angeles, California, to its global network to provide dedicated support to automotive customers in the US.
United European Car Carriers (UECC) has ordered a third battery-hybrid LNG (liquefied natural gas) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from China Ship Building Trading Company and Jiangnan Shipyard Group.
Penske is deploying an Electric Terminal Tractor made by Kalmar Ottawa for trailer-handling operations in California
Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has urged shipowners to “do their homework” in reducing sulphur and carbon emissions from vessel operations.
Jeff Snyder has been taken up a new role at Ryder System as vice-president automotive, aerospace and industrial in the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions division
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has extended its contract with DHL Supply Chain to include managing inbound supply chain transport for the company’s manufacturing plant in Slovakia, which opened last year and is making the Land Rover Discovery.
As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions
Austrian logistics provider cargo-partner says it is making western and central China more accessible to automotive clients by using a new block train linking Chongqing to the port of Qinzhou in southern China.
Adampol’s intermodal terminal in Małaszewicze, Poland is crucial for container transport between China and Europe. Territorial development director Dariusz Stypułkowski explains how the transport and logistics firm’s new Baltic and Euro China trains are ready to offer clients a short cut
United European Car Carriers’ (UECC) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Auto Energy has been recognised as the most environmentally friendly vessel calling at the ports of Bremen, northern Germany. Its sister ship, Auto Eco, was runner-up.
The car carrying sector is vulnerable to market fluctuations and usually suffers during a downturn as car buyers put off purchases. However, Gintarė Miliūtė and Rostislav Vyrostko, senior executives at Hegelmann Group, say there are ways to cope with the challenges
There is no doubt that shipping professionals are familiar with the Moroccan city of Tangier, as it is ranked 50th among container ports worldwide. The first container terminal opened in 2007 and has since been joined by three others; two at Tanger Med port 1 and two at Tanger Med port 2.
Jack Cooper Transport has been working with its stakeholders on a way of getting its business back in line with its balance sheet and its president Alex Meza says that following reorganisation under Chapter 11 proceedings, and with a new owner, the company is best placed to invest for the future
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