All Europe articles – Page 27

  • Audi Carbon neutral

    Audi says its rail transport in Germany is now carbon-neutral


    Carmaker Audi says it has achieved CO2-neutral status in the transport of goods and vehicles by rail to and from its plants in Germany.The news comes seven years after the company first began using DB Cargo’s ‘ecoplus’ service, which provides carbon-free rail transport services that draw traction power from renewable ...

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    Valencia seeks to oust Barcelona as Spain’s leading vehicle port


    Valencia Port Authority (APV) has confirmed that it is attempting to overtake Barcelona as Spain’s leading hub for automotive traffic. It now has more space between Valencia and Sagunto given over to this business than its Catalan rival, and is looking to handle 1m units annually.A spokersperson for APV told ...

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    BMW and Mini launch online parts stores in the UK


    New online stores have been launched for the BMW and Mini brands in the UK, allowing car owners to buy parts and accessories for collection at nearby dealerships or for delivery.By selecting their vehicle or entering their VIN number, customers can search for parts and accessories specific to their model ...

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    RIO Box now comes as standard equipment in new MAN trucks


    All new MAN Euro-6 trucks will now come with a RIO Box as standard equipment, according to the Volkswagen Truck & Bus Group company.The RIO Box is a cloud-based telematics operating system designed to link together all participants in a supply chain, independent of vehicle brand or the telematics system ...

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    Kössler heads Audi production and logistics in executive shakeup


    Peter Kössler (pictured) will be the new board of management member for production and logistics at Audi after a major reshuffling was announced at the German carmaker.He will replace Hubert Waltl, who held the position from April 2014.The appointment is part of a host of management board changes as the ...

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    Maurice de Wilde joins Koopman Logistics in newly created CFO role


    Koopman Logistics, the largest finished vehicle service provider in the Benelux region of Europe, has appointed Maurice de Wilde (pictured) to the newly created role of chief financial officer (CFO).“We are strengthening the team at Koopman, given the significant growth we have seen over the past years and the business ...

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    UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials


    The UK government has announced £8.1m ($10.4m) in funding for a truck platooning trial starting at the end of 2018.The trial, which will be carried out by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, will involve up to three heavy goods vehicles travelling in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by the ...

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    Acumen bolsters its enclosed car transporter fleet


    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has added two more DAF LF curtainsided rigids to its fleet of 20 enclosed car transporters.One of the new trucks will be based at the company’s operating centre in Coventry, with the other at its depot in Farnborough.Acumen says it has been updating ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial


    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire.The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant ...

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    Alexander Kohnen takes up top role at time:matters


    Lufthansa Cargo’s air charter division, time:matters, has appointed Alexander Kohnen as its managing director of strategy and sales.Kohnen, who has been with time:matters for more than 16 years, moves from his role as senior director of industry development and product management with the company, and will take up the new ...

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    UK proposes retaining free-flowing customs system after Brexit


    In a position paper released this week, the UK government has proposed an interim arrangement after the Brexit cut-off date in 2019 that would see the country continue to operate under the EU Customs Union until a new trade deal between the parties is negotiated.“The approaches we are setting out ...

  • Siemens eHighway: Testfahrt mit Bundesumweltministerin Hendricks / Siemens eHighway: Test drive with Federal Environment Minister Hendricks

    Siemens eHighway trial to take place in Germany next year


    Engineering and technology giant Siemens is to build a 10km overhead contact line on the German motorway system to support electrified freight transport. The line will supply power to a hybrid truck in an initial trial taking place next year.The system will be installed on the A5 Autobahn between the ...

  • DHL Vision Pick

    DHL says smart glasses for picking now ‘business as usual’


    Following a successful international trial period, DHL Supply Chain says its augmented reality smart glasses are now “business as usual” in its warehouses around the world.Last August the company, along with partners Google, Vuzix and Ubimax, said it would be expanding a ‘Vision Picking’ trial based on smart glasses, from ...

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    Ukraine’s automotive industry on its way to a revival


    Ukraine’s automotive market is building on the recovery that started at the end of last year, when the three-year slump in the passenger car market levelled off and a rebound began. Latest figures show that in the first half of 2017, the number of cars sold there rose 36% to ...

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    WWL ALS moves into Scandinavian market


    WWL ALS, the division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) that handles abnormal loads and high and heavy equipment, has established a new business unit in Bergen, Norway, taking over premises previously run by WSS Nordic, a division of Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS).The new company, WWL ALS Nordic AS, will expand ...


    Koper and Barcelona to provide more electric car support


    The ports of Koper in Slovenia and Barcelona in Spain (pictured) are studying ways to improve the handling of electric vehicles, including putting any necessary new infrastructure into operation.The move forms part of the CarEsmatic project, which supports traditional and electric car distribution using ‘Motorways of the Sea’ solutions and ...

  • NOCC Malaga

    Largest vessel ever calls at Malaga with spot shipment from Tarragona


    The NOCC Kattegat, operated under charter by Neptune Lines, has become the largest vessel to call at the Spanish port of Malaga after delivering a spot shipment of vehicles there from Tarragona in late July.The vessel, which is 196.4 metres long and has a 5,253-vehicle capacity, discharged 600 Hyundai and ...

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    BLG and Fenix commit to expansion of services at Bronka


    German logistics provider BLG Logistics and LLC Fenix, the owner and operator of the Russian port of Bronka, have signed an official letter of intent for joint future development of finished vehicle handling at the port.BLG Logistics has been working with Fenix for six months at the port already, following ...

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    Gefco starts working with VisionDrive in UK for single vehicle deliveries


    UK vehicle transport provider VisionDrive has signed a one-year rolling contract with global logistics specialist Gefco for single new vehicle deliveries across the UK. It will make more than 50 single vehicle deliveries a month for Gefco from its Sandtoft facility in Lincolnshire with a view to gaining further contracts.VisionDrive ...

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    Flash Europe announces takeover of Schwerdtfeger Transport


    Premium freight provider Flash Europe International has made another step towards its goal of doubling in size by 2020 by acquiring German company Schwerdtfeger Transport for an undisclosed sum.Schwerdtfeger is an time-sensitive premium freight distributor which reported €20m ($23m) in revenue for 2016 and manages around 70,000 deliveries per year.Flash ...