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    XPO Logistics secures GM contract renewal


    General Motors UK has extended its long-term relationship with XPO Logistics in a three-year contract renewal.The contract involves the distribution of Vauxhall automotive aftermarket parts in the UK. XPO Logistics has secured the new supply chain agreement after the success of its ‘night distribution’ service, where the provider makes out-of-hours ...

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    WWL fully acquires South African joint venture with Groupe CAT


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is buying 50% of the shares in CAT-WWL, a joint venture network of ten vehicle-processing facilities in South Africa that WWL originally set up with Groupe CAT in 2006.After acquiring the shares and taking full ownership, WWL will become one of the top independent providers of ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility


    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive.The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, store ...

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    Audi to restructure production network


    Audi has announced that it is restructuring its international production network to accommodate what it calls ‘mobility of the future’. The moves will have a significant impact on logistics and supply chains. From 2018, large series production of the first purely electric driven Audi SUV will begin at its ...

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    Iran back on the map as a contender in the car market


    Last week’s official lifting of many international economic sanctions against Iran could mark a major step forward for both its domestic car producers and those international brands eager to make the most of pent up demand in the Iranian market. Carmakers and global shipping lines are among those companies who ...

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    DB Schenker launches London Eurohub


    DB Schenker Rail UK has launched a rail hub near London that can handle the unloading, storage, preparation and distribution of 150,000+ finished vehicles per year. The London Eurohub, situated in Barking, is the only rail-linked facility of its type, according to DB Schenker. It is connected to the HS1 ...

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    ECG column: A call to action


    Only a united and inclusive association, with a multitude of active participants, can resolve the concerns of its members, writes ECG president Costantino Baldissara (far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel)Every industry association is fuelled, not only by the energy of its secretariat, but by the will and dynamism of its ...

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    UTi shareholders approve DSV acquisition


    Shareholders at UTi Worldwide have voted overwhelmingly to agree to the merger agreement between DSV and UTi Worldwide.The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval by competition authorities in South Africa, but this is not expected to present a problem.DSV has said that the company still expects to close in ...

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    BMW’s Mathias Wellbrock to take in-plant role in Mexico; Peter Hoerndlein to take global outbound position


    Mathias Wellbrock (pictured), currently general manager for plant dispatch and vehicle distribution at the BMW Group, will take on a new role from March 1st in plant logistics for the carmaker’s upcoming new plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Wellbrock’s replacement in vehicle distribution will be Peter Hoerndlein, who currently ...

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    Markus Lange takes over Volkswagen Group’s outbound logistics; Andrea Eck leads Logistics Campus


    Volkswagen Group has a new head of global vehicle logistics, as Markus Lange has taken over the role from Andrea Eck (pictured), who is now responsible for the Logistics Campus at the Volkswagen Academy, a training and innovation centre.Markus Lange is now the head of outbound for Volkswagen Konzernlogistik (group ...

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    BLG takes over inbound parts management for BMW at Leipzig


    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has taken over inbound parts logistics for BMW at its plant in Leipzig.Operations at a 200,000 sq.m facility at the Leipzig plant, started at the beginning of January and BLG’s Industrial Logistics unit is providing services including receiving and warehouse management, sequencing and ...

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    Russia moots switch of auto parts from Turkey to Serbia


    Russia's deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, has revealed that the government in Moscow is seeking to move the manufacture of automotive spare parts for major domestic vehicle producers from Turkey to Serbia.“Until now, these car components were manufactured in Turkey,” Rogozin told the Sputnik news agency. “We believe that the ...

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    No one size fits all


    Close analysis of damage rates, transport efficiency and handling procedures are necessary to meet the complex and diverse packaging needs of aftermarket distributionPackaging for spare parts requires a multitude of different materials and equipment depending not only on the type of part being moved, but where it is in the ...

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    ThyssenKrupp makes further investment in Mexico for regional supply


    Vehicle components supplier, ThyssenKrupp, is deepening its footprint in Mexico with the announcement of a €70m ($75.6m) steering systems plant in Puebla that is expected to open early next year. The plant will produce around 1.4m electric power-assisted steering systems per year by 2018 for supply to OEMs in North ...

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    Tamara Histand moves to Renaissance Global Logistics


    Tamara Histand, who was previously executive vice president of global automotive at Ceva Logistics, is to take up a new role with Renaissance Global Logistics as chief commercial officer (CCO). The role is newly created at the company and Histand will be responsible for business development and account management activities.Renaissance ...

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    Russia’s Bronka port signs container deal with CMA CGM


    There have been a number of recent developments at the new Russian deep-water port of Bronka, which opened in October last year. Last month the port’s owner, Fenix, signed a long-term agreement for the handling and storage of container cargo with CMA CGM. CMA CGM ranks as the world’s third ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel opens Singapore logistics hub


    Kuehne & Nagel has opened a 50,000 sq.m logistics centre in Singapore to support a range of industries in Asia. It is the logistics group’s largest-ever investment outside of Europe.The Singapore Logistics Hub will service multiple users and sectors, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and healthcare companies operating in ...

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    Hyundai bringing Santa Fe Sport to Alabama and Accent to Mexico


    Hyundai Motor in the US has said it will add production of the Santa Fe Sport crossover SUV to its output at the Montgomery plant in Alabama. The model is already in production at Kia Motors’ plant in West Point plant in Georgia, but has not been made in Montgomery ...

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change


    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Canada: Changing with the scenery


    It may be at a similar level of development, but Canada is a different logistical landscape to the US, and its changing production patterns mean providers have to work harder to remain efficientWhen considering North America’s vehicle logistics network, emphasis is most obviously put on the US, the world’s largest ...