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    EC fines shippers and parts suppliers for price-fixing

    2018-02-28T10:25:32Z

    The European Commission has issued fines for price-fixing totalling €546m ($668.7m) to a group of four shipping companies handling finished vehicles and, in three further cases, three tier suppliers of spark plugs and braking systems. Four of the major providers of ocean services to the automotive and commercial machinery sectors ...

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    Delaney named as commercial director at CML

    2018-02-27T17:43:44Z

    UK warehousing and logistics provider Core Management Logistics (CML) has announced the appointment of Kerry Delaney (pictured) as its commercial director. Delaney, who has been settling into the role over the last couple of months, was previously head of operations at Syncreon Automotive and spent 13 years prior to that ...

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    Schenker adds to automotive services

    2018-02-27T16:17:51Z

    DB Schenker has announced plans to introduce 3D printing as well as storage and transport of lithium batteries to its core services for the automotive industry.The German logistics provider said it wanted to devote its energy to meeting the technological requirements of additive production and maintaining progress in the field ...

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    EML launches new Iberia Express service

    2018-02-27T14:30:53Z

    Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML), has launched a new weekly Iberia Express ro-ro service connecting vehicle ports in the UK, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. On the southbound leg, services start from the UK’s port of Tyne, calling at Zeebrugge (Belgium), Santander (Spain) and Barcelona (Spain). Northbound, vessels leaving from ...

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    BMW confirms Kaliningrad as site of new Russian plant

    2018-02-27T13:22:00Z

    BMW has named the Kaliningrad region as the site of its new Russian assembly plant, Denis Manturov, Russia’s industry and trade minister, has revealed. The move has since been confirmed by a BMW spokesperson, according to several news outlets. The German luxury car manufacturer has been looking at locations around ...

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    Chep makes Gilder VP of automotive for EMEA

    2018-02-22T12:46:05Z

    Pallet and container pool provider Chep has appointed Murray Gilder (pictured) as its new vice-president of automotive EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He replaces David Mayo, who moved last year to become vice-president of global accounts and intercontinental at the Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions division. Gilder, whose new ...

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    VW localises Skoda Kodiaq assembly in Russia

    2018-02-21T10:30:26Z

    Volkswagen’s division in Russia has started local production of the Skoda Kodiaq SUV at the Gorky plant owned by Russian vehicle-maker Gaz Group in Nizhny Novgorod. Michael Oeljeklaus, head of production and logistics at Škoda Auto, which is owned by VW, said the move was an important step in implementation ...

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    ARS Altmann trials gas-powered car carrier

    2018-02-20T17:37:57Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann has taken delivery of its first car carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The Iveco Stralis NP truck was handed over in February to the company’s subsidiary AFT H. Altmann Fahrzeugtransporte and is currently being used on an in-house pilot project in southern ...

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    Porsche turns to 3D printing

    2018-02-16T11:06:15Z

    The division of German luxury car manufacturer Porsche dedicated to classic vehicles has started using 3D printers to produce rare parts that are only required in small quantities.With the Porsche Classic range consisting of around 52,000 parts, the potential for saving storage space and cost is huge, stated the OEM. ...

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    BMW extends contract at Cuxport

    2018-02-14T09:57:40Z

    BMW has extended its contract with Rhenus Worldwide at the northern German port of Cuxport for the processing of finished vehicles destined for export to the UK and Scandinavia. The vehicles are made at the premium carmaker’s plants in eastern and southern Germany, as well as in Austria under contract ...

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    Lohr refurbishes Acumen fleet

    2018-02-13T17:22:03Z

    UK-based finished vehicle haulier Acumen Automotive Logistics has said it is nearing completion of a £500,000 ($695,000) refurbishment of 20 finished vehicle transporters with its French car carrier supplier, Lohr Automotive. According to Acumen, the transporters are having all their wiring replaced, a full hydraulic system overhaul including sliding decks, ...

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    Piraeus defends sharp rise in rates

    2018-02-13T17:00:30Z

    Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has defended its recent decision to increase vehicle handling charges , pointing out that it had not previously done so for a decade and that the rise would not apply to 75% of traffic passing through the Greek port. A spokesperson for the port authority confirmed ...

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    Kamaz to make its own fuel tanks

    2018-02-13T14:38:11Z

    Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz is to start producing its own aluminium fuel tanks. The first vehicles fitted with them are expected to be on the road next year. The company will make the tanks on an automated line at its press and stamping plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Republic of Tatarstan. ...

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    VW signs tax exemption deal with Russia

    2018-02-08T15:46:26Z

    Volkswagen has become the first carmaker to sign a tax exemption deal with the Russian government, according to a recent statement on its website. Under the agreement, the German carmaker is exempt from payment of VAT and excise rates on automotive components, whether imported or produced in Russia, where they ...

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    Braun and Schicke to head VW’s digital logistics divisions

    2018-02-07T16:45:18Z

    Volkswagen has created two new departments supporting digital applications in the inbound and outbound logistics parts of its business and announced new roles for those leading them.Volkswagen Group Logistics said this week that Matthias Braun (pictured, left) was now heading the Digitalization and Concept Development department, associated with the Material ...

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    Piraeus bumps up handling charges for vehicle imports

    2018-02-07T10:25:48Z

    The Greek port of Piraeus is increasing the amount it charges for finished vehicle handling by more than 34% in a move that has taken those loading and unloading vehicles there by surprise. According to the current schedule, rates for a car under 3 tonnes are increasing from €33.92 ($41.8) ...

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    Eddie Aston takes over as MD of UKIN at Ceva

    2018-02-05T16:27:17Z

    Eddie Aston (pictured) has been appointed managing director for the UK, Ireland and Nordic (UKIN) region at Ceva Logistics. He joins the supply chain management company from commercial van hire and leasing organisation Northgate, where he was UK managing director. He will be based at Ashby-de-la-Zouch and replaces Michael O’Donoghue, ...

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    AV Dawson makes key appointments

    2018-02-05T14:51:28Z

    Andy Watkins (pictured) has been appointed operations director at UK logistics and transport provider AV Dawson. Watkins has been at the company for 30 years, originally starting there as a stevedore. The company said in a statement that he would oversee operations as AV Dawson expanded into new markets. “Andy ...

  • Forum Automobillogistik 2018
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    Bosch and MAN win VDA award

    2018-02-02T11:26:00Z

    Robert Bosch and MAN Truck & Bus have been announced as dual winners of this year’s VDA Logistics Award, with digital logistics solutions in intra-logistics and empty container scheduling, respectively. It is the first time the award has been shared between two companies. The award, from two of the country’s ...

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    Gefco reveals latest developments in regional strategy

    2018-01-31T16:35:45Z

    Gefco has revealed a number of recent business developments at a meeting held in Paris this week to launch its new corporate direction, brand identity and the further development of its commercial activity. They include the purchase of rail and compound assets in Russia to support exports to neighbouring countries; ...