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    Adampol starts operations at Naberezhnye Chelny for Ford Sollers

    2016-02-22T09:48:12Z

    Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol, has started volume operations at a 6-hectare distribution compound adjacent to the Ford Sollers' plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The services are being carried out through its Russian division Vectura. The compound, which represents an investment of more than €3m ($3.3m) by Adampol, is ...

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    Opel makes record investment in German spare parts facility

    2016-02-17T14:24:22Z

    GM’s Opel division is building a €60m ($66m) European spare parts distribution centre in Bochum, Germany, which it said would be ready for operation by 2017. It is the biggest single investment in spare parts logistics across Opel’s global business. The 95,000sq.m facility will stock more than 100,000 different part ...

  • Ford Unleashes New Wave of Vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
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    Ford to build Ka/Figo model in Europe

    2016-02-17T12:33:34Z

    Following press speculation that Ford could be starting production of its Ka and EcoSport models at its plant in Romania, the carmaker has confirmed that it will begin assembly of a minicar model in Europe. However, it would not confirm where. The news of a possible transfer of Ka production ...

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    Gefco leases vehicle transporters from Fraikin in the UK

    2016-02-16T15:18:46Z

    Gefco UK has signed a six-year contract with commercial vehicle fleet services provider Fraikin for the supply and maintenance of 10 new car and van transporters. It builds on the contracts Fraikin has with Gefco for the provision of fleet services in France, Poland and Switzerland. Fraikin reports being the ...

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    Eukor increases Barcelona calls with service to North American and Far East

    2016-02-15T17:13:18Z

    The Eukor Car Carrier shipping line and its Spanish agent Agencia Marítima Española Evge have announced that they are to reinforce the number of calls being made in the port of Barcelona. Henceforth, a new service, NAME, will link the port to both North America and the Far East, considerably ...

  • Carsten Diekmann
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    The automotive industry would benefit from a ‘federal’ approach to packaging

    2016-02-15T16:06:00Z

    As the UK prepares for a referendum on EU membership and Europe feels the pressure on its borders from a potential collapse in the Schengen protocol, it may appear heresy to start talking about greater federalism in the Eurozone. Carsten Diekmann is the managing director of George Utz UK, ...

  • Produktionsjubiläum: im Mercedes-Benz Werk in Kecskemét (Ungar
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    Mercedes supports Hungary output with logistics expansion

    2016-02-15T13:28:13Z

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary has reached the production milestone of making its 500,000th vehicle – a cosmos black CLA. At the same time, the company has begun work on a €15m ($16.7m) investment to expand its logistics hall at the plant and introduce a new supply concept. The ...

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    Groupe CAT makes full buyout of Vehicle Services Europe venture

    2016-02-15T10:48:41Z

    [Updated 24th February] Transport and logistics provider, Groupe CAT, has bought the German division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) for an undisclosed sum. The business, which operated under the name Vehicle Services Europe, was a joint venture between the two logistics providers. Groupe CAT will now add three vehicle ...

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    ATK opts for containers to cut vehicle delivery times from China to Russia

    2016-02-12T16:16:27Z

    Russian finished vehicle transport provider, ATK, reports that it has cut delivery times on imports from China by more than half, by shipping them by rail in containers. “In 2015, we transported four container trains stacked with 800 vehicles from Wuhan to Moscow,” ATK’s spokesperson, Sergey Kuvshinov said. “Containerisation gives ...

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    Chinese companies forced to cut supplies to Russia

    2016-02-10T14:48:38Z

    Several Chinese carmakers, including FAW, Haima, Great Wall and JAC, have halted the delivery of cars to Russia this year faced with the fact that they did not receive vehicle type approval certificates for 2016, and may not receive them at all, leaving the future of any deliveries in question. ...

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    C4 Logistics opens office in Budapest

    2016-02-10T13:50:11Z

    Time critical logistics provider, C4 Logistics, has opened an office in Budapest, Hungary in a strategic expansion of operations that anticipates the need for expedited services as the automotive supplier network is tested.Hungary is now home to a number OEM facilities making high quality vehicles. Audi is now building the ...

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    Mercedes forced to re-route cars from port of Koper to Bremerhaven

    2016-02-10T13:19:01Z

    [UPDATED 11 February] Mercedes-Benz has been forced to reroute Asia-bound European exports from the Slovenian port of Koper to Germany’s Bremerhaven port, because of widespread disruption on the Slovenian rail network, which is run by the state-owned company, Slovenske Zeleznice. The disruption includes closures to the one-track line between ...

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    Fiat in talks with Iran Khodro; PSA reported to pay compensation

    2016-02-10T13:14:22Z

    Following the news that PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault are returning to make vehicles in Iran in two separate joint ventures with domestic producer, Iran Khodro , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is also reported to be in talks to set up a production facility with the company. According to the Mehr News ...

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    Höegh names third New Horizon vessel; adds Europe-Colombia service

    2016-02-10T12:00:56Z

    Höegh Autoliners has recently named the third vessel in its New Horizon class at a ceremony held at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries yard in China. The vessel was named Höegh Tracer by Hiromi Oe, wife of Akio Oe, President of Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC). The Höegh Tracer ...

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    Haulage permit conflict will push up logistics costs

    2016-02-09T12:36:37Z

    Following last week’s dispute over haulage permits between Poland and Russia , transport companies and logistics providers are having to search for alternative ways to deliver vehicles and automotive parts to Russia from Europe. However, those alternatives, which include short-sea options, is going to be costly for some logistics providers. ...

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    Santander breaks all records in 2015

    2016-02-08T16:12:46Z

    In 2015, the Spanish port of Santander broke all throughput records for finished vehicles. By November, it had already handled almost 415,000 units, which was 23% more than the corresponding 11-month period in 2014 and 10% higher than the previous year as a whole. In 2014, Santander handled 374,646 vehicles, ...

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    Reportaje sobre la Conferencia en México: En la frontera del cambio

    2016-02-03T19:28:35Z

    La segunda conferencia Automotive Logistics México, celebrada en la Ciudad de México, vio a cientos de ejecutivos y funcionarios discutir la mejor manera de asegurar que la producción y cadena logística automotriz del país estén listas para cumplir su propósito para el 2020 y más allá.Christopher Ludwig informa sobre abundantes ...

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    Permit dispute hits road hauls between Poland and Russia

    2016-02-03T14:59:25Z

    Cargo movements between Poland and Russia have been suspended this week because of an impasse between the two countries on the renewal of an existing agreement on permits. The permits allow Polish trucks to carry freight into Russia via Belarus, which is part of the Russian Customs Union. On Tuesday ...

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    Volvo shifts V60 to Ghent but Torslanda will still supply parts

    2016-02-02T15:44:58Z

    Volvo Cars has said it will shift production of the V60 from its plant in Torslanda, Sweden to the Ghent plant in Belgium. The Ghent plant makes the V40, V40 Cross Country, XC60 and S60. The V60 shares parts with the latter two vehicles, which will make the transfer of ...

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    XPO cuts jobs at LTL business in wake of Con-way takeover

    2016-02-02T09:27:21Z

    Following XPO Logistics’ takeover of US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion , the company has announced 190 planned redundancies in its less-than-truckload (LTL) business. XPO said the layoffs would reduce annual costs by more than $20m. The company is aiming to make an improvement in profit of ...