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    Glovis Europe goes short-sea for Hyundai and Kia exports to Spain


    Hyundai Glovis’s division in Europe has begun using a short-sea route from Slovenia to Spain for the export of vehicles made at Hyundai-Kia’s production plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.Previously the logistics provider moved the volumes, which add up to 50,000 vehicles a year, over land. Following a trial ...

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    The progress and possibilities of ePOD


    Though it has been around for a while, the vehicle logistics world is only just beginning to catch on to the potential of ePOD, especially in North America, where mandates and standards are setting the coursePaperless transactions have been ubiquitous in the transfer of goods and services for more than ...

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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain


    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional contributions by Marcus ...

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    MAIB: stability issues to blame for Höegh Osaka grounding


    The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has said stability issues were the root cause of the Höegh Osaka listing and grounding off the port of Southampton in January last year.In the incident – which left a number of high-value vehicles badly damaged – the car carrier developed a significant ...

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    Europe conference: Leading the fourth industrial revolution


    Christian Schwede, head of department at Fraunhofer IMLAs Sam Cooke sang, “a change is gonna come.” While he may not have been singing about the possible fourth industrial revolution – or Industry 4.0 – everyone at this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn was in agreement that digital ...

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    Europe conference: Can outbound tackle familiar problems with new technology?


    Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference suggested that the vehicle logistics industry is in sore need of investment as vehicle production grows and capacity across modes gets tighter, especially on roads and at ports. That investment needs to cover equipment, infrastructure and technology, while also addressing the demand ...

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    Europe conference: Risk management is a very necessary nuisance


    The automotive business is changing and in doing so it is facing new risks that threaten the supply chain. This potential threat is exacerbated by a lack of attention to those risks until things go wrong. However, risk is mitigated by better visibility and that depends on getting the right ...

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    Europe conference: Change at the heart of the supply chain


    New technology and consumer trends are changing what a car does and how it is used but they are also changing the commercial transport and logistics providers supporting the delivery of those cars. Electric and autonomous vehicles, digital connectivity, and smart mobility are all accelerating change in the supply chain.Taking ...

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    Europe conference: Logistics need not be hampered by working towards a better planet


    The automotive logistics industry needs to acknowledge its environmental record if it is to make amends and build more sustainable practices into the way it does business. Kai Kraass, chief operations officer at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL, pictured), was looking for some honesty from the delegates at this year’s Automotive ...

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    Europe conference: How to solve a problem like complexity


    Managing logistics is increasingly complex for manufacturers, with an ever-growing number of parts to manage, spread across longer geographies with more ramp up and launches to balance.At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Europe conference, Jörg Blechinger, director of Magna Logistics Europe, explained that the tier suppliers has gone from having 65 ...

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    Europe conference: Changing with the global tides


    When talking about how the global automotive industry is set to change over the coming years, the figures can be hard to get your head around. There are now 1.2 billion vehicles in use globally, and that is expected to rise to 2 billion by 2035. There are also expected ...

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    Europe conference: Carmakers commit to supporting their outbound transport providers


    There has been a step change in the way carmakers are looking to work with their outbound transport providers, according to speakers at this week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn, Germany.The relationship is no longer going to be typified by finished vehicle carriers with poor returns on their investments ...

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    Toyota to start production of RAV4 at St Petersburg plant


    Japanese carmaker Toyota has shown some rare evidence of confidence in the Russian market with the announcement that it will begin production of its RAV4 SUV there from August this year. It will be made alongside the Camry, which Toyota has been making at its plant in St Petersburg since ...

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    All change in the east as Maure replaces Andersson at Avtovaz


    Nicolas Maure (pictured) has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Russian carmaker Avtovaz, following the news that Bo Andersson is stepping down. Maure’s appointment takes effect from April 4th.Maure is currently managing director for Renault Group operations in Romania. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a joint venture partner ...

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    XPO rejects unlawful labour allegations


    XPO Logistics has said it is “confident” its practices are in full compliance with EU transport regulations and national employment law, after reports suggesting that six of its managers are facing legal action over alleged labour-related infractions.The French public prosecution service is demanding three-year suspended sentences and fines totalling €45,000 ...

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    Port of Gothenburg to expand with terminal investment


    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg is investing 1 billion kronor ($120m) in a new 220,000 sq.m freight terminal.Construction of the terminal will begin in 2017 between the Alvsborg and Arendal harbours, and is expected to be complete at some point after 2020. The port has yet to announce what sort of ...

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    ACL committed to Halifax; will double volume through the port


    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will maintain its twice-weekly call at the Canadian port of Halifax using its new G4 ro-ro/container ships. The company said it would continue to serve the North American and European markets at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal operated by Ceres Halifax."We looked long and hard at ...

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    DB Schenker Rail renamed DB Cargo


    At the beginning of March, Deutsche Bahn has renamed its rail freight business – DB Schenker Rail – as DB Cargo and is now using the DB logo. All companies in Germany and abroad that currently have DB Schenker Rail in their name will be integrated into the new naming ...

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    Renault-Nissan plans greater convergence across four divisions


    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has revealed plans to further integrate resources at four of its core business divisions: Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, and Human Resources. Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO and chairman, Carlos GhosnThe measures should improve efficiency and revenue and follow a move back in 2014 to bring ...

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    Britain better in the EU, say carmakers and suppliers


    Senior executives from carmakers and tier suppliers have called for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), ahead of the nation’s referendum on the issue on June 23rd.Speaking at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London last week, BMW board member Dr Ian Robertson said ...