All Europe articles – Page 22

  • VW supply chain Sanz
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    VW pushes its suppliers to raise supply chain sustainability

    2017-12-13T15:20:24Z

    Volkswagen Group has said it is engaging in “intensive” discussions with its suppliers to determine how the sustainability of its supply chain can be improved, especially for the raw materials used in electric vehicles.“We are engaging in intensive dialogue with companies from the mine through to our direct suppliers. It ...

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    UK-based Acumen acquires J&A Transporters

    2017-12-12T17:22:03Z

    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has acquired J&A Transporters, a Somerset-based business specialising in used vehicle movements for auction houses, direct contracts with dealerships for new cars and vehicle swaps, and fleet movements for rental operators.The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will add 15 car transporters and a ...

  • Peugeot iOn
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    PSA joins forces with Nidec for electric motor production in France

    2017-12-06T14:30:30Z

    French carmaker Groupe PSA and Japan’s Nidec Corporation have agreed to form a joint venture and invest €220m in ($261m) in electric motor production in France for domestic and global distribution.Nidec makes electric motors through its subsidiary, Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding.In a joint statement, the companies said they would design, manufacture ...

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    Noatum sets up automotive division to integrate Spanish port operations

    2017-12-06T11:54:15Z

    Noatum Maritime has consolidated its position in Spain’s finished vehicle and ro-ro market with the integration of its vehicle handling businesses at the ports of Barcelona, Sagunto, Málaga and Santander with those in Pasajes and Tarragona.The company has now formed a new division called Noatum Maritime Automotive that will draw ...

  • SEAT_automated_warehouse
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    Seat builds tallest warehouse in Spain to support Martorell assembly

    2017-12-06T11:09:06Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has revealed it is building an automated logistics centre at its Martorell factory outside Barcelona that will include the tallest warehouse in Spain. The facility is expected to be completed by the last quarter of next year.The logistics centre will cover a total area of 5,700 sq.m ...

  • KLine_car_carrier
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    Kess contracts PD Ports as ship agent for services out of Humber ports in UK

    2017-12-05T15:42:00Z

    K Line European Sea Highway Services (Kess), which provides short-sea carrier services for the automotive trade, has appointed UK port operator PD Ports as its ship agent in the Humber region of the UK.The contract covers vehicle shipments through the ports of Immingham and Grimsby, which Kess takes to Emden ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    The building blocks of demand

    2017-12-04T14:57:26Z

    China and Europe are far apart, not just in terms of distance, but also culturally, economically and politically. Yet they occupy the same Eurasian land mass and trade between the two regions has been growing strongly. That includes automotive freight, with parts and vehicles moving in greater numbers in both ...

  • ElectricTruck_Altmann_BMW
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    Altmann joins Scherm in EV truck use for BMW Munich

    2017-12-04T12:51:48Z

    Logistics services providers Scherm Group and ARS Altmann have recently invested in two new electric-powered trucks to support inbound and outbound activity at BMW’s vehicle assembly plant in Munich.German logistics provider Scherm Group, which was already using one electric vehicle for inbound deliveries to the carmaker’s Munich plant after setting ...

  • Geely-Atlas
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    Geely joint venture opens biggest car plant in Belarus

    2017-12-04T11:03:17Z

    BelGee, a joint venture between the government of Belarus and Chinese carmaker Geely, has just opened the biggest vehicle assembly plant in Belarus.Total production capacity at the plant in Borisov will eventually be around 120,000 vehicles a year.Output will be gradually ramped up, it was revealed at the opening ceremony ...

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    Gefco handles first dedicated block train of auto parts from China to France

    2017-11-29T10:15:00Z

    Gefco has handled its first dedicated block train of containerised automotive parts between China and France. The transport and logistics provider coordinated the 11,000km journey of 40ft containers along the Silk Road trade corridor, negotiating with railway partners in different countries and deploying forwarding teams in Shanghai, Moscow and Paris. ...

  • Base de donnée : Astuce Productions
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    Groupe PSA to add van production to Russian plant from next year

    2017-11-27T16:34:10Z

    Groupe PSA has revealed it will make a new generation of vans alongside the cars currently produced at its plant in Kaluga, in the recovering Russian market, from the first quarter of next year. In a statement PSA said it would make the Citroën Jumpy (pictured) and Peugeot Expert light ...

  • AndyWeber_Panalpina RM
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    Andy Weber to leave Panalpina by the end of the year

    2017-11-27T14:57:34Z

    Andy Weber (pictured) is giving up his role as chief operating officer at Panalpina and will leave the Swiss-based logistics provider by the end of the year for personal reasons.The company said it would not be looking for a replacement and that his duties would be taken up by Panalpina’s ...

  • PortGdansk_Adampol
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    Kia makes spot shipment of Slovakian-made cars via Gdansk

    2017-11-27T09:50:43Z

    [UPDATED] Kia Motors has started moving spot shipments of passenger cars made at its Zilina factory in Slovakia through the port of Gdansk in Poland for delivery to the UK. The Korean carmaker is working with Polish transport and logistics provider Adampol for the transport and processing of the vehicles. ...

  • Manheim Southern California - Sale Day - Lane
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    No more second-hand innovation

    2017-11-24T16:57:15Z

    The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater ...

  • DBCargo_Roland_Bosch crop
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    Roland Bosch steps in as head of DB Cargo

    2017-11-24T12:41:54Z

    DB Cargo has announced the appointment of Roland Bosch (pictured) to the role of CEO from December 1st. The move follows the resignation from the Deutsche Bahn division of former CEO Jürgen Wilder in October.Bosch moves into the new position from his role as head of production at DB Netz, ...

  • Antwerp Euro Terminal - Port of Antwerp
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    Moving with market currents

    2017-11-24T11:06:03Z

    Growing sales prompt rising shipmentsThe first half of 2017 has seen a partial recovery in deep-sea shipments of new light vehicles. Management consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) estimates that global shipments will be up around 3% during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.According to ...

  • VW Wolfsburg plant
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    Volkswagen earmarks €22.8 billion for modular and electric vehicle future

    2017-11-22T14:57:05Z

    Volkswagen has announced a major €22.8 billion ($26.7 billion) investment programme in its plants around the world to prepare them for modular production and for an electric vehicle offensive in the coming years.The main focus will be on Germany, which will account for investments totalling €14 billion. A big part ...

  • Ford_Almussafes_Kuga
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    Ford invests in Valencia for next generation Kuga

    2017-11-22T14:35:30Z

    Ford is investing €750m ($880m) in its Valencia assembly plant in Spain to build the next generation of its Kuga SUV.The carmaker has been making the Kuga there since 2013, alongside the full range of Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy models, as well as the Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect light ...

  • Tibbett-Logistics_hires
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    Yusen builds services in Romania with Tibbett Logistics buyout

    2017-11-22T12:22:26Z

    Yusen Logistics’ division in Europe has agreed to buy Romanian-based logistics and transport provider Tibbett Logistics from Keswick Enterprises Group for an undisclosed sum. Tibbett Logistics provides contract logistics, warehousing, transport and intermodal services in Romania and neighbouring countries in south-east Europe for a range of sectors. It has a ...

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    ABP launches £3.5 billion property arm with 960-hectare land bank

    2017-11-22T09:41:27Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a property development and investment business called ABP Property, worth £3.5 billion ($4.6 billion).The company owns sites in and around 21 major UK ports and said it had a ‘land bank’ of 960 hectares ready to accommodate new logistics, assembly, manufacturing and other business ...