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    MG Motor helps BCA hit record figures

    2019-03-12T12:08:13Z

    MG Motor’s decision to expand operations through the Portbury docks in Bristol, UK has helped push weekly volumes to a new high for its logistics provider BCA. For the week beginning February 11, BCA handled more than 12,250 vehicles, an 11% increase on its previous record in 2016. The company ...

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    Peel Ports expands car storage at Sheerness

    2019-03-05T16:44:18Z

    UK port operator Peel Ports has created 9.3 hectares of additional space for vehicle storage on the formerly derelict Thamesteel site at Sheerness in the UK, about 50 miles east of London. Part of the company’s London Medway group of ports, Sheerness currently serves the VW Group, Jaguar Land Rover ...

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    VW adds Baltimore to its US import network

    2019-03-05T15:54:12Z

    Logistics hub operator Tradepoint Atlantic has signed a deal with Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) to develop a multimodal vehicle processing and storage facility in Baltimore. The site, which is expected to open in 2020, will cover more than 46 hectares and handle around 120,000 vehicles a year from VW’s ...

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    RZD launches China-Belarus service for Geely

    2019-03-05T15:04:17Z

    Russian state-owned rail monopoly Russian Railways (RZD) has launched a block train service from China to Belarus for carmaker Geely, to serve its BelGee plant in the city of Zhodino. The plant, which is a joint venture between Geely and the Belarus government, started making cars last year. In a ...

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    Valencia becomes Spain’s top vehicle port

    2019-03-05T10:05:50Z

    The Spanish port of Valencia (pictured) has overtaken the port of Barcelona in terms of total vehicle numbers handled, according to Spain’s National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado). Last year, Valencia port’s vehicle terminals, which include those at nearby Sagunto and Gandia ports, handled more than 818,000 vehicles – up ...

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    Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

    2019-03-04T16:18:49Z

    Tesla is closing all of its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model in an effort to lower overheads and find cost efficiencies across the business. The carmaker hopes this will help it to deliver its Model 3 product at a lower price of $35,000 (£26,400) and therefore ...

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    Construction to start on Tilbury expansion

    2019-02-26T16:30:52Z

    Construction is to start in a matter of weeks on expansion at the port of Tilbury, in the UK, after owner Forth Ports Group received consent from the government to build Tilbury2 on the 61.5-hectare site of a former power station, next to the existing 376-hectare port at Thurrock, to ...

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    Russian exports rise but subsidies in doubt

    2019-02-26T15:17:21Z

    Russia exported vehicles and parts worth $3.38 billion last year, an 11% increase compared with 2017, according to new research from the Russian analytical agency Auto News. Information from Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry indicates that the majority of export sales remain within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and ...

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    How IoT is the next step in tracking components

    2019-02-26T14:22:00Z

    As vehicles incorporate more new technologies and highly sophisticated components, it has become increasingly complicated and expensive to ship these parts. Consequently, the risks for OEM shipments have increased proportionately. A sea container packed with $20,000 worth of car engines may take six weeks, or even longer, to travel from ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to boost visibility via blockchain

    2019-02-26T09:07:07Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a partnership with contract management software provider Icertis to improve transparency in its supply chain and procurement via the use of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology, which creates a distributed electronic ledger, allows parties involved in the supply chain to view, share and update critical documents such ...