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  • Pasaia
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    Pasajes suffers sharp drop in throughput

    2018-01-31T12:16:01Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasajes (also known by its Basque name of Pasaia) experienced a sharp drop in vehicle traffic over the first 11 months of last year. The port handled 215,119 units during the period – a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period in 2016, according ...

  • Produktionsstart für die neue S-Klasse im Mercedes-Benz Werk Sindelfingen
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    Mercedes automates tool selection for CLS

    2018-01-30T16:24:15Z

    Mercedes-Benz has begun using an automated system to provide operation-specific screwdrivers to workers assembling the new, third-generation CLS at its Sindelfingen plant in Germany.The move is designed to provide staff with optimal support by supplying tools automatically along with the right order data and process parameters for the assigned vehicle, ...

  • Groupe CAT LV
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    Groupe Cat appoints two new directors

    2018-01-30T15:36:33Z

    Jean-Michel Floret has been made director of the vehicle logistics division at French finished vehicle logistics provider, Groupe Cat. His promotion to the executive committee follows the Paris-based company’s acquisition last year of STVA , the finished vehicle transport arm of French state-owned rail operator SNCF. Floret began his career ...

  • BMW_Smart Transport Robot Wackersdorf
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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

  • HorizonAutoLogisticsMexico
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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

  • SCH_Car-RORO-21
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    SCH sees marked rise in throughput at Southampton

    2018-01-23T17:48:20Z

    Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has reported processing 280,000 vehicles through the UK port of Southampton last year, up 27% on approximately 220,000 moved in 2016 when it exceeded 200,000 units for the first time. The company said 80% of vehicles handled there last year were for export. High and heavy ...

  • Ford EcoSport
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    Ford begins importing EcoSport into UK from Romania

    2018-01-23T15:52:35Z

    Imports of the Ford EcoSport compact SUV into the UK from Romania are now fully underway via the port of Constanta, the carmaker has confirmed.Ford began production of the the EcoSport at its plant in Romania in October last year and said the shift to Europe from production at its ...

  • Yusen Logistics truck
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    Yusen Logistics upgrades UK fleet

    2018-01-23T15:00:38Z

    Yusen Logistics' division in the UK has upgraded its fleet with 95 new tractive units that it says will reduce its emissions, improve efficiency and protect drivers with the latest safety technology.As part of a fleet replacement programme, the logistics provider has bought 50 MAN TGX 460 tractor units and ...

  • Audi_Steffen_Potrafke
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    Potrafke replaces Hauf at Audi brand logistics

    2018-01-23T12:48:44Z

    Steffen Potrafke (pictured) has replaced Dr Michael Hauf as head of brand logistics at Audi. Hauf has retired after six years in the role and 33 years with the carmaker. Potrafke, who has been with the OEM since 1988, will manage logistics processes for the Audi brand across all of ...

  • GM-Uzbekistan
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    GM-Uzbekistan plans production in Kyrgyzstan and Russia

    2018-01-23T11:33:41Z

    GM's joint venture with the government of Uzbekistan has revealed plans to open assembly plants in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and in Russia. Jahongir Tillaev, director of sales and service for GM-Uzbekistan, said the move would benefit both the company and its customers, as it would ultimately bring down the price of ...

  • Hail protection net
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    Emergency response: Weathering the storms

    2018-01-18T15:40:00Z

    A volatile 2017 hurricane season saw successive storms hit the US south-east and the Caribbean, counting at least 500,000 vehicles in the US alone among its many damages and leading to emergency planning once again gaining a greater level of prominence within the finished vehicle supply chain. While matching the ...

  • BMW_supply
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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

  • Thomas Ulbrich
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    Volkswagen appoints Thomas Ulbrich as head of new e-mobility division

    2018-01-16T18:00:11Z

    Thomas Ulbrich (pictured), currently management board member for production and logistics at Volkswagen, is to take charge of e-mobility at the German carmaker. From February 1st , Ulbrich will head a newly created division covering the e-mobility series and production of vehicles on the group’s new modular electric drive kit ...

  • Jingling_shipyard
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    Jinling delivers latest car carrier to Grimaldi

    2018-01-16T17:23:27Z

    Shipbuilder Jinling has handed over pure car and truck carrier Grande Halifax to Grimaldi, the last of three vessels the Italian shipping line ordered from the Chinese company and which has been built at its Nanjing yard. The carrier will be deployed on the Mediterranean-North America weekly service operated ...

  • K+N_Singapore
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    Kuehne + Nagel joins Temasek to invest in technology start-ups

    2018-01-16T16:59:18Z

    Global logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has signed an agreement with Singapore’s state-owned investment company, Temasek, to establish a joint venture to invest worldwide in start-ups developing cutting-edge technology for logistics and supply chains.The partnership “will be able to accelerate the transformation of the logistics industry,” said Joerg ...

  • mosolf-start-content
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    Mosolf buys out vehicle releasing agent AFG in Germany

    2018-01-16T16:39:16Z

    German finished vehicle transporter Mosolf has acquired its compatriot AFG (Allgemeine Fahrzeugübernahme-Gesellschaft), a releasing agent operating between vehicle manufacturers and freight forwarders. Announcing the move, Mosolf’s CEO, Dr Jörg Mosolf, said the company had gained “an experienced, reliable and innovative” service provider in outbound logistics. AFG coordinates the handling of ...

  • 2015_11_03_N3-Autoregal_v1
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    Rising inventory: Stock lots

    2018-01-16T15:25:23Z

    In any retail business, inventory management is a delicate balancing act. Hold too little and frustrated customers will be forced to shop elsewhere; but piling stock on your shelves puts a strain on working capital and if what you bought isn’t what customers want, you have little choice but to ...

  • Melanie_Moore crop
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    Melanie Moore takes up lead sustainability role at Wilhelmsen

    2018-01-12T17:21:07Z

    Melanie Moore (pictured) has taken up a newly created role as head of sustainability at Wilh. Wilhelmsen, the global ro-ro shipping line and maritime services provider based in Norway. Moore moves from her role as director of health, safety and security at the company. Moore said the role reflected the ...

  • GLT_truck_port crop
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    Gefco buys GLT to strengthen service between Morocco and Europe

    2018-01-11T17:32:51Z

    Gefco has bought Moroccan road haulage company GLT for an undisclosed sum in a move designed to strengthen its service between Europe and Morocco, including for the automotive industry. Gefco’s division in Spain will own and manage GLT. GLT has been operating as a specialist in logistics flows through the ...

  • Port-of-Vigo
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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico. The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly ...