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    Hiraguri replaces Ballard in logistics role at Toyota Motor Europe


    Jonathan Ballard has left Toyota Motor Europe (TME) after 25 years with the company. He was most recently director of production control – manufacturing support, logistics at the company.Toyota said Ballard had left on June 26th for personal reasons.“We regret this decision but thank Jonathan for his contribution to Toyota ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover confirms E-Pace production will not be in UK


    As part of the launch, a stunt driver completed a world-record barrel-roll jump over 15.3mJaguar Land Rover (JLR) has said its new Jaguar E-Pace compact SUV, launched on Thursday, will be produced in Austria and China – making it the first of its cars not to be manufactured in ...

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    Suzuki gets its delivery priorities in order


    A prolonged period of strong sales growth in the UK means Suzuki now imports more than double the number of vehicles it did five years ago into the country. This expansion has put pressure on the company’s finished vehicle supply chain. It has also come at a time when customer ...

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    EU-Japan trade deal dubbed a ‘positive signal’ for automotive sector


    An economic partnership agreed in principle between EU and Japan that would see duties removed on a large amount of goods traded between two regions has been welcomed by the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA).Significantly, the agreement – which covers goods accounting for a third of global GDP – has ...

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    PSA uses helicopters to circumnavigate blockade


    Groupe PSA was forced to use helicopters to transport parts to its car plants in France last week, after workers from financially troubled parts supplier GM&S, which is in receivership, travelled 200km from their base in La Souterraine to block access to PSA’s parts factory in Sept-Fons.A spokesman for the ...

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    Renault-Nissan Alliance reports €5 billion gain in operational synergies


    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has reported that its business convergence plan, which began in 2009, brought it €5 billion ($5.7 billion) in annualised synergies last year, up on the €4.3 billion recorded in 2015.Alliance companies continue to deepen ties across engineering, manufacturing and supply chain management, purchasing and human resources. Renault ...

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    In Time buys Spanish partner as automotive sector drives growth


    German premium freight provider, In Time Express Logistik, has bought Spanish courier and express transport operator, Servicios Empresariale Ader (Ader), along with two smaller sister companies for an undisclosed sum.Ader has been In Time’s local network partner in Spain for 15 years.“Transport volumes for In Time on the Iberian Peninsula ...

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    DB Cargo recapitalises French subsidiary Euro Cargo Rail


    Blick über die in der Einfahrgruppe des Rangierbahnhofes München Nord wartenden Güterzüge. Rechts hinten fährt ein Containerzug mit einer Traxx-Lok der Baureihe 185 der DB Cargo ein." width="300" height="200">DB Cargo has invested €150m ($172m) in recapitalising its loss-making French subsidiary, Euro Cargo Rail (ECR), with a view to returning it ...

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    VW launches virtual reality hub for production and logistics applications


    The Volkswagen Group says it has bundled all of its virtual reality (VR) applications for production and logistics into a ‘Digital Reality Hub’.The OEM claims to be the first car manufacturer to roll out VR technology with the HTC VIVE-VR system.The move, which bundles all of VW’s existing VR applications, ...

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    SCH wins stevedoring contract for Renaults shipped into Southampton


    Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has been awarded and started the stevedoring contract to handle all Renault vehicles being shipped into the port of Southampton, in the UK.The news follows Euro Marine Logistics (EML), a joint venture project between Mitsui OSK Lines and Hoegh Autoliners, winning the shipping contract for about ...

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    So far so good for Ford shipments into Venice port


    The addition of the port of Venice for imports of Ford Transit light commercial vehicles into Italy has gone “very well” according to the OEM’s manager of vehicle logistics for Europe, Torsten Heinrichs.Back in April, Venice port announced that Neptune Lines had secured a deal with Ford to add the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz S-Class drives itself from assembly line to loading area


    The potential for self-driving cars in finished vehicle logistics has been highlighted by the recent start of Mercedes-Benz S-Class production in Sendelfingen, Germany, where a newly built car drove itself off the assembly line to a loading area about 1.5km away.Cameras, together with radar and ultrasonic sensors, worked in conjunction ...

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    Russia summit: Automotive market recovery will be slower than expected


    Russian carmakers are hoping to sell 1.6m cars and light commercial vehicles this year compared to 1.4m in 2016, according to figures from business analyst IHS Markit presented at today’s Automotive Logistics Russia summit. After four straight years of crashing production and sales figures in Russia the recovery will ...

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    Hamburg Süd named as one of Volkswagen’s best suppliers


    Shipping line Hamburg Süd has been named as one of the 19 winners in the annual Volkswagen Group awards for suppliers.The company, which is currently in the process of being taken over by larger rival, Maersk Line, received its award in the Global Champion category.Speaking at the awards ceremony on ...

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    Mosolf makes more room at Kippenheim


    Finished vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has invested €2.7m ($3m) to extend its vehicle handling facility in Kippenheim, Germany. The extension will allow it to accommodate another 2,000 vehicles, bringing the capacity of the site to 32,000 vehicles across 94 hectares.The company is also once again moving vehicles the 480km between ...

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    Watch the Automotive Logistics Russia Summit Live


    The Automotive Logistics Russia Summit takes place in Moscow on Wednesday July 5th and will be streamed Live online.Click here to find out more about this event, which will truly help your organisation prepare for the challenges of the market ahead.Now in its 12th year, the summit is a well-established ...

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    Daimler tests blockchain technology in loan issue


    Daimler and German bank Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) have teamed up on a project using blockchain technology for a €100m loan transaction.The entire deal for the one-year corporate Schuldschein (a loan agreement unique to the German market) was digitally carried out using the distributed digital ledger technology. This includes the origination, ...

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    Gefco announces changes to top executive roles


    Gefco has appointed Emmanuel Delachambre (pictured) as the new executive vice-president for its division in France and has also added responsibilties to the roles carried out by Emmanuel Cheremetinski and Pierre-Jean Lorrain.Delachambre, who replaces Marc Cahingt in the new role, has worked at Gefco France since 2013 when he moved ...

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    Ford contracts XPO for UK aftermarket deliveries


    Ford has appointed XPO Logistics to deliver aftermarket parts to more than 200 dealers in the UK.Under the deal, XPO will be responsible for outbound distribution and line-haul parts flows, as well as overall asset management.The logistics firm will also handle over 200 daily collections from the Ford parts centre ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound


    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead.In the middle of ...