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  • RichardCampbell
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    Chep names new director for European accounts

    2016-04-26T14:18:21Z

    Container pooling provider Chep Automotive and Industrial Solutions has named Richard Campbell (pictured) as director of European key accounts. Campbell, who is also a member of the Automotive Executive Team, replaces Stephen Smith, who left the company last year, and moves from his role as global sales manager at automotive ...

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    Stubborn EU member states holding back digitalisation in logistics

    2016-04-26T12:08:25Z

    The majority of EU member states are still dragging their heels when it comes to the adoption of digital freight transport documents, despite the signing of a protocol back in 2011 that paved the way for their adoption, attendees at a dinner debate on digitalisation in logistics were told last ...

  • Al Cardona, BMW
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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

  • Stephen Dyer2
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    China conference: catching up with digital and automation trends

    2016-04-25T17:32:04Z

    Steve Dyer, from Bain & Company, said China had a long way to go in catching up to the US and European productivity Despite China’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, filling the world’s homes and stores with products ‘made in China’, rising labour and production costs are increasingly a ...

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    Vantec opens second warehouse for Nissan in Sunderland

    2016-04-22T16:59:35Z

    Left to right: Fumio Komamura of Hitachi Transport System; Irene Lucas, chief executive of Sunderland City Council; Yokinobu Kodama, president of Vantec Corporation; and Martin Kendall, managing director of Vantec Europe UK-based logistics provider Vantec Europe has opened a 40,500 sq.m warehouse at Hillthorn Business Park in Sunderland, following ...

  • GIRA_Santander_meeting WEB
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    Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    2016-04-22T14:02:50Z

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group ...

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    Strike action hits XPO Logistics sites in France

    2016-04-20T16:22:02Z

    Logistics employees affiliated with the French trade union CFDT are taking strike action at a number of XPO Logistics facilities across France. The strike, which started at a site in the Ile-de-France area last week, has since been extended to 20 of the company’s 75 supply chain locations in the ...

  • IAC_Kelli Carney
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    IAC puts Carney in charge of Europe

    2016-04-20T15:57:01Z

    In one of a number of new appointments at International Automotive Components (IAC), Kelli Carney (pictured) has taken up the newly created role of president of the European region. In her new role, Carney is responsible for overseeing all primary central business functions for the European region, including procurement, commercial, ...

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    Iran Khodro outlines export targets

    2016-04-20T15:44:17Z

    Following the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran in January, the country’s main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO), has said it intends to export 30,000 vehicles to international markets in the next 12 months. “IKCO has already picked up one or more vehicles as its main items to ...

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    Belgian blockades end but questions remain over OBU supply

    2016-04-20T12:29:09Z

    The Belgian authorities have denied there is any shortage of working onboard units (OBUs) required for the new HGV toll that came into force in the country on April 1st, despite the large queues of trucks that reportedly built up at Belgian borders on the first day because transport operators ...

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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

  • Marangoni_Alpha
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    Ceva tightens its grip on the Italian tyre sector with Marangoni deal

    2016-04-15T11:46:25Z

    Marangoni Commercial and Industrial Tyres has signed a three-year contract with Ceva Logistics for the transport and distribution of its products throughout Italy. Marangoni specialises in the retreading of industrial, truck and earthmover tyres. Ceva will collect all Marangoni tyres for retreading and deliver them to the tyre manufacturer’s northern ...

  • OIA_Global
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    OIA Global opens office in Barcelona

    2016-04-13T16:07:31Z

    Packaging and supply chain management provider OIA Global has opened an office in Barcelona, Spain as part of its European expansion plans. The company, a subsidiary of investment firm Lacy Diversified Industries (LDI), said the decision to open the office there was driven by demand from several multinational customers. “When ...

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    Analysis: PSA ‘product blitz’ will put the focus on its supply chain

    2016-04-13T15:31:40Z

    'Push to Pass' plan will involve the launch of 26 new cars by 2021 with more local manufacturing in some areas PSA Peugeot-Citroën has announced some big organisational changes recently, both in terms of its group divisions and its approach to customer trends, with some big consequences for its ...

  • XPO-Logistics-Europe
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    Renault extends inbound contract with XPO Logistics

    2016-04-13T14:21:51Z

    [Updated 14th April] Renault has awarded a further contract to XPO Logistics for the inbound supply of parts to the carmaker’s French assembly facilities in the Seine valley. XPO is already handling inbound services for the carmaker in western France following its takeover of Norbert Dentressangle last year . ...

  • BMW_Korea_PDC
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    BMW starts work on second parts RDC in South Korea

    2016-04-13T11:12:44Z

    [Updated 14th April] BMW is investing 130 billion won ($110m) in a second regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea to better stabilise the supply of aftermarket parts to BMW, Mini and Motorrad service centres across the country. The facility is expected to create 600 jobs. The new facility ...

  • YanfengAutoInteriors_Czech_plant
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    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens second Czech plant

    2016-04-13T10:30:08Z

    Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is setting up a new 20,000 sq.m interiors production plant in the Czech Republic. Construction of the new plant at Planá nad Luznici – which will produce car instrument panels and door panels, predominantly for Daimler – will begin in late May, a spokeswoman for the Chinese ...

  • UTI Silk road
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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...

  • DCIM100MEDIA
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    Daimler invests €300m in Romania for automatic transmission production

    2016-04-12T16:21:09Z

    Star Assembly, Daimler’s subsidiary in Romania, has started production of the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission at its facility in Sebes, following a €300m ($341m) investment in the expansion of its production capacity. Components are being fed to the Romanian plant for assembly from Heidelfingen, part of Daimler’s Untertürkheim plant in Germany, ...

  • BLG_Italia
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    BLG Logistics Solutions Italia opts for Inform’s CMS

    2016-04-12T15:35:06Z

    BLG Logistics Solutions Italia, a subsidiary of the German transport and logistics giant, has said it is better able to control vehicle turnover across the ports and inland compounds in which it operates in Italy following the deployment of a vehicle compound and distribution management system from logistics software provider, ...