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  • Chris Cannon, Port of Los Angeles
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    Delivering on net carbon zero in vehicle logistics

    2021-11-29T17:30:00Z

    Reducing emissions in finished vehicle logistics is increasingly an imperative, and stakeholders need to take ownership. Learn how technology and equipment providers are offering new solutions, and hear about innovations and targets at the Port of Los Angeles

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    FVL North America returns to California in November!

    2021-08-17T09:52:00Z

    Finished Vehicle Logistics North America  will be returning to California for a three-day event held in November focused on what needs to be done to mitigate supply chain disruption and ensure future success in outbound logistics

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    Protecting vehicle delivery quality, sustainably

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    Prevention is better than the cure when it comes to vehicle damage and insurance. Experts from ABI Tape, Trinity Rail and Horizon Auto Logistics discuss key strategies and data to maintain quality across North American vehicle logistics.

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    Cottrell to build second trailer plant in Georgia

    2021-06-08T15:15:00Z

    Finished vehicle equipment maker, Cottrell, is building a second manufacturing facility worth $125m in the US state of Georgia. CEO Danny Zink told Automotive Logistics that the company expected the expansion to double its current manufacturing capacity, allowing Cottrell to make up to 400 units per month from both facilities when the new facility is complete in 2023.

  • David Paquin Locus Robotics, Harry Chase GE Appliances, Tim Miller i9 Sports
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    Watch: Rise of the robots

    2021-02-07T18:47:00Z

    What can automotive logistics learn from other industries when it comes to automation and robotics? Experts from Locus Robotics, GE Appliances and i9 Sports compare notes on how robotics can help efficiency as well as those working in logistics.

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    Watch: Supporting production through automation – from AI to cobots (Ep.4)

    2020-12-18T09:30:00Z

    This Livestream Hour episode discusses how automation and AI can support automotive manufacturing with technology leaders from BMW and Ford, together with systems and software specialists.

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    Geek+ teams up with Körber to improve warehouse robotics supply

    2020-08-26T10:59:00Z

    Advanced robotics supplier Geek+ has signed a partnership agreement with material handling and automation provider Körber through which it will provide its autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to the German company’s global customer base. The new deal builds on an existing regional collaboration between the companies in Asia-Pacific

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    You gotta carry that weight: how bigger vehicles and EVs will challenge logistics

    2019-10-30T19:27:00Z

    With forecasts for strong growth in marketshare for electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle sales over the next decade, moving parts and vehicles will require new equipment, processes and standards across OEMs and logistics providers

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    Distribution Down Under: How AIVs are smartening up Toyota’s new parts centre

    2019-08-02T11:34:00Z

    Japanese carmaker Toyota has now commissioned what it describes as “the most advanced automotive distribution centre in Australia” as part of its strategy of transitioning from manufacturing to purely logistical operations in the country. Intelligent robots and sophisticated design are helping the carmaker to achieve new levels of warehousing efficiency…

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    Wood you believe it? Materials handling with a difference

    2019-07-16T13:55:00Z

    A new company based in Chemnitz is seeking to overturn conventional wisdom when it comes to material handling equipment – by using wood as a construction material 

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    Logistics 4.0: how smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

    2019-07-04T11:12:00Z

    After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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    CNH Industrial produces its first 3D-printed spare parts

    2019-03-13T10:53:00Z

    Commercial and agricultural vehicle manufacturer, CNH Industrial, has created its first components using 3D printing. The company produced four spare parts printed in plastic for fitment on buses and agricultural equipment, though it did not specify exactly which parts those were. It is ...

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    JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

    2018-04-16T23:34:24Z

    Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK. The system allows managers, via point-of-use devices, to control access to stock and know who uses what, when and where, according to its supplier, Apex Supply Chain Technologies of the US. ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    Gefco supports BMW with Silk Road rail shipments

    2016-03-23T16:46:08Z

    BMW is working with transport and logistics provider Gefco on trial shipments of vehicles in containers between Europe and China. Gefco has recently completed a second trail shipment involving 40 BMW 1-series cars that were transported between Regensburg in Germany and Chengdu in China. It followed a pilot trial carried ...

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    Gefco leases vehicle transporters from Fraikin in the UK

    2016-02-16T15:18:46Z

    Gefco UK has signed a six-year contract with commercial vehicle fleet services provider Fraikin for the supply and maintenance of 10 new car and van transporters. It builds on the contracts Fraikin has with Gefco for the provision of fleet services in France, Poland and Switzerland. Fraikin reports being the ...

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    ATK opts for containers to cut vehicle delivery times from China to Russia

    2016-02-12T16:16:27Z

    Russian finished vehicle transport provider, ATK, reports that it has cut delivery times on imports from China by more than half, by shipping them by rail in containers. “In 2015, we transported four container trains stacked with 800 vehicles from Wuhan to Moscow,” ATK’s spokesperson, Sergey Kuvshinov said. “Containerisation gives ...

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    Ernest Dandridge centralises FV loading module business in Virginia

    2016-02-10T10:28:53Z

    Ernest Dandridge Carrier Design Services, which provides cartridge-style modules for the loading of finished vehicles into enclosed trailers, has moved its production operation in the US from a sub-contractor shop in Louisville, Kentucky to its production facility in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The company has been working with custom trailer maker Kentucky ...