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  • 2019_09_02_Cuxport_2M_BMW_2
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    Cuxport on a roll with 2m BMW exports

    2019-09-04T08:55:00Z

    Copyright: Rhenus SE Co. KG German port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture between Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals, exported its two millionth BMW to the UK last week. The company is looking ahead to build on that and other intercontinental trade, and ...

  • DP World Constanta
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    DP World: Controlling fast logistics

    2019-06-21T10:51:00Z

    Rashid Abdulla, who leads DP World’s Europe and Russia region, talks to Automotive Logistics about how the company’s terminal and multimodal investments will serve the demands of a changing automotive supply chain

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    Volvo’s Vera gears up for shuttle service

    2019-06-19T09:03:00Z

    Vera, an electric, connected and autonomous vehicle (AV) developed by Volvo Trucks, has begun transporting containers between a DFDS logistics centre in Gothenburg to the APM port terminal in the Swedish city…

  • Maersk container
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    Inland move for Maersk logistics unit

    2019-05-22T08:21:00Z

    APM Terminals’ Inland Services will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from August 1 to provide customers with improved access to a range of logistics services…

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    Maersk launches digital customs clearance

    2019-05-07T15:38:00Z

    Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a ...

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    DSV reaches agreement to integrate Panalpina

    2019-04-02T14:17:00Z

    Danish logistics provider DSV has reached an agreement with rival Swiss firm Panalpina to merge operations following a takeover bid by the former worth $4.6 billion. If the offer meets regulatory approval in June, the combined company will take on the name DSV Panalpina and by the fourth quarter ...

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

  • Panalpina
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    DSV makes an offer for Panalpina

    2019-01-22T16:04:16Z

    DSV has confirmed it has made an indicative and private proposal to acquire fellow international transport and logistics provider, Panalpina. The Danish logistics giant is bidding just over $4 billion for Panalpina. The move was confirmed by the Danish company after Swiss-based Panalpina revealed its directors had received an unsolicited ...

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    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding ...

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    Scan Global to purchase IQS Group

    2018-11-26T15:02:24Z

    Copenhagen, Denmark-based supply chain management company Scan Global Logistics is acquiring 100% of German niche automotive logistics provider, International Quality Service Group (IQS). Founded in 1998, IQS specialises in delivering cars by air or sea to exhibitions and testing events worldwide. Its services include infrastructural support for operation of testing ...

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    Ceva strengthens partnership with CMA CGM

    2018-10-30T16:02:27Z

    Logistics provider Ceva is to take over the freight management business of its major shareholder and strategic partner, the CMA CGM shipping line. The agreement, part of a wider shake up in the relationship between the companies, comes days after Ceva rejected a takeover bid from Danish rival DSV , ...

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    Maersk invests in freight-booking startup Loadsmart

    2018-10-24T11:15:38Z

    Digital freight broker, Loadsmart, has received funding worth a total of $21.6m from the venture investment arm of container shipping giant, AP Møller-Maersk, and two other leading investment firms. Maersk Growth, along with Connor Capital and Chromo Invest, are investing to increase Loadsmart’s operations team and support product development and ...

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    Ceva rejects DSV bid and lifts CMA CGM share limit

    2018-10-17T10:03:29Z

    Ceva Logistics has rejected a takeover bid from Danish rival DSV and lifted a shareholding limit applying to CMA CGM, allowing the French-owned global container logistics giant to potentially increase its share capital in the company. DSV made an offer to buy Ceva for CHF27.75 ($28) per share earlier this ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Hella starts to reorganise its business

    2018-08-22T11:51:46Z

    German components supplier Hella has embarked on a company-wide reorganisation to take advantage of growth opportunities in a European aftermarket sector undergoing extensive changes. “On the one hand, we see an increasing consolidation within the wholesale business in Europe, which has given rise to increasingly bigger market players,” group spokesman ...

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    Hella disposes of two operations

    2018-08-08T10:08:36Z

    German automotive components and services firm Hella Group is selling its wholesale companies in Denmark and Poland to Swedish aftermarket company Mekonomen to concentrate its activities on the independent spare parts business and develop workshop equipment. “As part of this, we are accelerating the interaction between the divisions and opening ...

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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:27Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

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    DFDS takes over Turkish ocean forwarder U.N. Ro-Ro

    2018-04-17T09:41:59Z

    Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has bought a majority 99% stake in U.N. Ro-Ro, Turkey's largest operator of ocean-going ro-ro freight vessels for €950m ($1.2 billion). U.N Ro-Ro was previously owned by Turkish private equity companies Actera and Esas. DFDS said the purchase would make it a major player ...

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    Danish project seeks to cut empty vehicle miles

    2017-02-08T11:47:36Z

    Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD) has announced it will part-finance a new, 15m kroner ($2.2m) project to develop an automated logistics system that will let shippers fill more empty miles. The project, called DiRectly, will help freight companies cut transport costs and carbon emissions by minimising empty journeys and help truck ...

  • Cars_Malmo
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    Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    2017-02-01T08:31:27Z

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been ...