All Europe articles – Page 21

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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 basis, ...

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    Russian regulation: Get local or get going

    2018-01-10T11:33:04Z

    The industrial assembly policy that Russia’s government has been pursuing since 2008 initially looked to have played out quite well, encouraging the world’s leading automotive manufacturers to build assembly plants in the country. But after several economic crises, including a sharp devaluation of the rouble in 2014 and subsequent market ...

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    Frenk Snoek moves to Broekman Project Services at Rotterdam

    2018-01-10T11:15:38Z

    Broekman Logistics has appointed Frenk Snoek (pictured) as general manager of Broekman Project Services, one of the terminal operations it runs at the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.Broekman Project Services focuses on heavy lift operations and the handling and storage of complex and overweight cargo.Snoek, who started in the ...

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    Vauxhall to cut a further 250 jobs as it moves to a single shift at Ellesmere Port

    2018-01-09T10:24:48Z

    Vauxhall Motors has announced it is making a further 250 redundancies at its Ellesmere Port plant in the UK, following a meeting it held on January 4th with union Unite.The latest announcement comes on top of the 400 redundancies announced in October last year, at which point the carmaker also ...

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    GM ceases assembly in Belarus in favour of exports to Russia from US

    2018-01-08T16:44:47Z

    GM has ceased assembly of Chevrolet and Cadillac cars in Belarus for the local market and for Russia, following its exit from production in Russia in 2015.The vehicles, starting with the Opel Mokka and Chevrolet Tracker (elsewhere renamed the Trax) and later the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, were assembled ...

  • White Bendy road [Converted]
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    Twists and turns in the road ahead

    2018-01-05T12:36:01Z

    The European new vehicle market has showed strength in recent years, following a long decline after the global financial and subsequent Eurozone crises; sales have mostly recovered to pre-crisis levels and continued to rise in most major EU markets throughout 2017, with the exception of the UK.The outlook for the ...

  • Manuel Medina (SEAT)
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    Seat: Delivering improvement

    2018-01-05T12:35:40Z

    After reinventing much of its vehicle logistics following a severe reduction in output in the wake of the financial crisis, Volkswagen Group’s Spain-based Seat has since seen strong growth in production, exports and sales. That has put even more pressure on space and capacity at its main assembly location in ...

  • Audi.Vorsprung - Production
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    Audi’s logistics part 2: Pursuing practical progression

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    There is little question that finished vehicle logistics has been among the least automated segments of the overall automotive production and supply chain process. From loading and unloading vehicles to and from trucks, ships and rail wagons to inspection and parking, as well as scanning vehicles into inventory and tracking systems, outbound logistics has remained, by and large, a manual, labour-intensive operation

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    Spanish road hauliers start new year with protest over tolls in Basque region

    2018-01-03T15:15:34Z

    Spanish road hauliers are carrying out protests this week at new road tolls being brought in by the provincial government on the N1 and AP-15 motorways through the northern region of Gipúzkoa in the Basque country.However, there has been no announcement so far of when the toll charges, which are ...

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    Pasaia extends vehicle terminal concession to UECC and Noatum

    2018-01-03T14:53:16Z

    The port authority controlling the Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes) in the northern Basque region has agreed to extend the concession held there by short sea services provider UECC and Spanish maritime, logistics and port services provider Noatum Maritime.According to the latest agreement, UECC and Noatum will continue to operate ...

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    Schröter takes over from Lohmann on Rhenus supervisory board

    2018-01-03T14:26:27Z

    Dr Marco Schröter has taken over as chairman of the supervisory board at German logistics provider Rhenus Group, replacing Reinhard Lohmann, who has stepped down from the board after reaching the age limit for board membership.Schröter has been a member of the board since the beginning of 2017 and was ...

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    First volumes of Mitsubishi Eclipse land in the UK

    2018-01-03T12:34:43Z

    The first shipment of Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUVs has been delivered to the UK via Portbury Docks in Bristol, ahead of the model’s launch in the country later this month. Further shipments are planned in coming weeks, according to the carmaker.The vehicle is being made at Mitsubishi’s plant in Okazaki, ...

  • grande_baltimora-Grimaldi
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    Grimaldi buys out Marittima and takes direct control of Savona terminal

    2018-01-03T11:21:35Z

    Italian shipping line Grimaldi has bought out its agent at the port of Savona in Italy, Marittima Spedizioni, for an undisclosed sum. The move puts Grimaldi in direct control of Savona Auto Terminal at the port.A spokesperson for Grimaldi confirmed that the terminal had an area of 120,000 sq.m for ...

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    Expedite Plus sets up first office in EU

    2018-01-02T17:23:09Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Expedite Plus has opened its first office in the EU in Strasbourg, France.The Canadian company has been expanding its global presence over the last few years. Alongside its base in Milton, Canada, and the new office in Strasbourg, it now has offices in Hong Kong, China, and ...

  • Fouad, Nancy 5x7 _opt
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    Avoiding supply chain disruptions with effective legal planning

    2017-12-22T12:00:08Z

    Even the greatest logisticians at the world’s most prestigious automotive companies can’t predict the future. Economic downturns occur, suppliers falter and disputes occur that endanger just-in-time manufacturing. While these disruptions in the supply chain are inevitable, they do not have to be catastrophic.Although the strategies shown here are written from ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it.During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an electric ...

  • BLGlogistics_duisburg-img
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    BLG expands Duisburg technical centre as demand for services increases

    2017-12-20T11:54:05Z

    BLG Automobile Logistics has invested €1.5m ($1.8m) to extend its technical centre at the inland port of Duisburg by 2,000 sq.m.The facility, which first opened in 2006, now covers 6,500 sq.m and provides storage, handling and technical processing for a range of customers using the port. It also provides services ...

  • Audi production: working without backache with the exoskeleton
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    Audi tests exoskeleton for workers in logistics and production

    2017-12-20T11:38:34Z

    Audi is trialling an exoskeleton device for workers at its German plants in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm that is designed to provide support for lifting and carrying heavy material. Employees are testing the device, developed with specialist Dutch manufacturer Laevo, at logistics, press shop and assembly workstations at the plants. Audi ...

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    BMW renews contract with Imperial Logistics International in Germany

    2017-12-20T11:19:34Z

    Imperial Logistics International has renewed its contract with BMW for inbound logistics services in Germany for another six years.The logistics and supply chain services provider moves vehicle bodies and engine parts from BMW’s central production locations to other factories for assembly, as well as to external warehouses. It is currently ...

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    Facing digitalisation-driven disruption

    2017-12-20T10:37:14Z

    Historically, traditional logistics players such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, UPS and Nippon Express have operated in a stable world, where efficiency, standardisation and low cost have been the keys to success. Digitalisation, however, has begun to change this focus, transforming the market. New, digital-native entrants are better ...