All europe articles – Page 10

  • Car hauler capacity
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    Deliveries are feeling the crunch

    2016-07-27T15:07:04Z

    If you can’t get your product to market, every other competitive advantage is lost – a problem Europe’s OEMs could face as transport capacity tightens for moving finished vehicles New vehicle registrations across Europe have been rising, including double-digit sales increases in recent months across the EU. ACEA, the European ...

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    ARS Altmann begins finished vehicle services in the UK

    2016-07-27T14:56:00Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann will begin road-based deliveries in the UK in August, following the delivery of its first 20 car transporters this month. The move follows the company’s establishment of a subsidiary in the UK last year. The first 20 transporters are made up of trailers ...

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    STVA and GB Railfreight move cars through Channel Tunnel

    2016-07-27T14:36:28Z

    For the first time in five years, a train transporting finished vehicles has travelled through the Channel Tunnel on a route from the UK to Belgium, Groupe Eurotunnel has revealed. GB Railfreight, the rail freight subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, provided the train on behalf of European automotive transport specialist STVA ...

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    Ford reveals five-year deal in Russia with Vectura

    2016-07-27T11:33:57Z

    [Updated July 28th] Uncertainty in the Russian automotive market has left many firms unwilling to enter into long-term agreements, but Ford and Vectura – the Russian branch of Polish finished vehicle logistics provider Adampol – have revealed a new five-year contract signed back in September that will see Vectura ...

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    Daimler granted preliminary approval for new plant near Moscow

    2016-07-26T17:16:01Z

    Daimler has applied to Russia’s Ministry of Industry for a special investment contract (SIC) to start assembling Mercedes-Benz passenger cars at a site near Moscow by 2018. Regional governor Andrey Vorobiev said at a recent press conference that the plant would be located near Sheremetyevo International Airport and would have ...

  • HyundaiMobis_Belgium
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    Hyundai Mobis begins operations at logistics centre in Belgium

    2016-07-26T16:14:26Z

    Hyundai-Kia’s parts division, Hyundai Mobis, has started operations at a new logistics centre in Belgium. The 56,000-sq.m centre in Beringen will serve as a hub for six regional distribution centres across Europe – in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Hungary. It will also ship parts directly to service ...

  • Aerial-Perspective-Tesla-Gigafactory
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    Tesla’s supply chain set for a surge

    2016-07-26T15:54:33Z

    Tesla has captured the car industry’s collective imagination in many ways since its start-up in 2008, including how it builds and sells its electric vehicles. Besides the novelty of the products themselves, the intrigue is partly down to co-founder Elon Musk, one of the great entrepreneurs of this generation, seen ...

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    ICO expands vehicle terminals at port of Zeebrugge

    2016-07-26T15:40:28Z

    NYK’s stevedoring subsidiary International Car Operators (ICO) is expanding ro-ro terminal capacity at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, after an 11% increase in ro-ro traffic at the port in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, to 1.38m vehicles. ICO’s Benelux division is extending ...

  • Grenzübergreifende Auftragsabwicklung mit internationalem
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    Ekol signs €12m order with Mercedes-Benz Trucks

    2016-07-26T12:53:30Z

    Till Oberwörder, head of marketing, sales and services, Mercedes-Benz Trucks (left), hands over 150 trucks to Ahmet Musul, chairman of Ekol Logistics Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has increased its European truck fleet with the purchase of 150 trucks from Mercedes-Benz. The Actros Lowliner models have been ...

  • Wackersdorf logistics centre
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    BMW: Flexing up for the fourth revolution

    2016-07-25T16:49:32Z

    BMW’s partnership with Fraunhofer has produced innovations in materials handling to support its global parts exports, but these are only a first step towards wider digitalisation and automation in logistics There’s nothing wrong with asking for a little help every now and then, especially when it comes to developing and ...

  • Mokka Overseas Warehouse combined with kitting areas
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    Inventory inversed

    2016-07-22T11:37:20Z

    Changes in technology, economics and attitudes are driving a resurgence of interest in vendor managed inventory programmes among automotive manufacturers Production lines need availability, not inventory. Manufacturers’ primary concern is that each individual part is a good one and that it is ready by the line when the assembly robot ...

  • VolvoTruck
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    EC hits truckmaker cartel with fines totalling nearly €3 billion

    2016-07-20T17:03:22Z

    A group of four truck manufacturers has been hit with the highest ever cartel fine by the European Commission for fixing prices and consorting over the implementation timetable of new emissions standards. The EC said Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Paccar’s DAF and CNH Industrial’s Iveco had conspired with each other and ...

  • Digital delivery graphic
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    Is the digital future now history?

    2016-07-20T16:49:01Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Electronic consignment notes were given the green light by the EU in 2011 but their implementation across European countries remains patchy. Has their time finally come… or gone? So far, only eight EU member states and Switzerland have ratified the so-called e-CMR protocol – the digital addition to the ...

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    Ford announces senior leadership changes

    2016-07-20T14:58:12Z

    Ford is making some top-level executive changes at its divisions in Europe and South America as a result of the imminent retirement of Barb Samardzich (pictured), vice-president and chief operating officer at Ford of Europe. Samardzich is retiring at the beginning of October after more than 26 years with the ...

  • BMW_parts_centre_Bruckberg
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    Kuehne + Nagel expands on spare parts services for BMW

    2016-07-20T12:41:59Z

    BMW has signed a contract with logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel for the management of its service parts facility at Bruckberg–Gündlkofen (pictured), near Landshut, northeast of Munich, Germany. From the 144,000 sq.m centre, Kuehne + Nagel will support car and motorcycle spare parts distribution. The facility includes more than 610,000 ...

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    BCA continues buyout spree by snapping up Paragon

    2016-07-20T12:20:57Z

    UK-based automotive service group BCA has bought rival UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive for £105m ($138.5m). The buyout is subject to further 'earn-out payments' of up to £30m, based on the achievement of financial and market targets, according to BCA. BCA said the latest buyout was an important ...

  • C4-Logistics
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    C4 Logistics wins Europe-wide contract with Cooper Standard

    2016-07-20T10:41:22Z

    Time critical logistics provider C4 Logistics has signed a contract with automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard for expedited services across Europe. Operations began at the beginning of this month and cover Cooper Standard’s 22 factories in Europe, which include sites in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Poland, France, Serbia ...

  • An den Elbwiesen
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    DB Schenker signs deal with uShip for digital freight network in Europe

    2016-07-15T12:36:03Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker, has signed a five-year deal “worth tens of millions” of euros with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip, a platform that matches shippers and carriers through mobile and internet devices. Later this year DB Schenker will launch its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online platform to ...

  • Technicians-assembling-engine-at-Porsche-v-8-factory-800x534
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    Porsche invests €80m in engine plant with latest line-side technology

    2016-07-13T14:59:34Z

    German luxury carmaker Porsche has opened an engine facility at its main site at Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in Germany that will use the latest production and line-side logistics technology. It represents a further investment in the plant of €80m ($89m). Porsche has invested more than €300m so far in the site. The ...

  • JCB_WPC_conveyor
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    JCB renews transport management contract with 3T Logistics

    2016-07-13T09:51:16Z

    Construction equipment maker JCB has renewed its contract with transport management provider 3T Logistics for a further two years. The company has been managing the transport of aftermarket parts for JCB to international markets since 2008. It is working with JCB’s aftermarket division – JCB Service – providing transport management ...