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    Port of Koper begins processing Mercedes-Benz volumes


    Following the announcement in June this year that the Slovenian port of Koper will be handling Mercedes-Benz volumes from plants in parts of central Europe and south-eastern Europe, the port operator, Luka Koper, has confirmed that export shipments have now started to the Far East.The first shipment of 600 vehicles ...

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    Llamasoft buys Barloworld SCS division


    Supply chain design software provider LLamasoft has bought the European and US business of Barloworld Supply Chain Software, a division of automotive distributor, Barloworld. The acquisition includes all technology, software applications and staff. The buyout does not include Barloworld SCS’s key territories of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, ...

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    BLG Logistics opens eighth multi-level car park to meet demand at Bremerhaven


    BLG Logistics has started operations on a new multi-level parking deck at its automotive terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany. The N3 facility, which has five levels, provides parking space for 6,000 vehicles over 144,000 sq.m, increasing capacity for BLG’s vehicle handling operations at the port. The company said it was one ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology


    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division, comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its commercial ...

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    BMW signs Kuehne + Nagel to handle spare parts centres in Germany


    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract with BMW for the management of spare parts logistics services. The company said that from the beginning of November it will support BMW’s complex spare parts logistics operations at the carmaker’s central distribution centre (CDC) in Bavaria. The centre handles parts ...

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    Zufall speeds parts delivery for Borg Automotive


    [Updated November 6th] Vehicle component supplier, Borg Automotive, has signed a contract with Zufall Logistics Group for the management of an aftermarket parts distribution facility in Hünfeld, Germany. Borg Automotive said the warehouse, which opened last month, has enabled it to deliver parts to customers one day earlier than ...

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    Dürr Somac opens logistics facility in Stollberg


    Dürr Somac, which makes filling equipment for the automotive industry, has opened a warehouse and logistics centre in the German town of Stollberg following an investment of €1.5m ($1.6m). The company already has a manufacturing facility in the town and has been present in Stollberg for 10 years.“The new centre, ...

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    Hyundai upgrades Russian plant ahead of Creta assembly launch


    Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to invest $100m to expand and modernise its plant in St. Petersburg in preparation for the production launch of its Creta SUV along with the new model Solaris, both of which are due in 2016.“The investment will be spent on completion of facilities, expansion of ...

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    Audi deploys hybrid rail engine to cut emissions at Ingolstadt plant


    Audi has started using a plug-in hybrid locomotive to move components and finished vehicles to loading stations at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany. The company said the use of the engine will cut emissions by half compared to a conventional train, making a saving of 60 tons of CO2 a ...

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    Faurecia: The power of four into one


    Tier one supplier Faurecia is consolidating its North American logistics network in a bid to reduce logistics costs, optimise its networks, and build better relationships with carriersFaurecia, based in Nanterre, France, is among the world’s largest tier suppliers, ranking seventh globally for 2014, according to the latest Automotive News list ...

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    Andrew Austin returns to Priority Freight as group operations director


    Andrew Austin is returning to a senior role at time critical logistics provider, Priority Freight. Austin will take up the role of group operations director and joins the board of directors. He was previously CEO of Priority Freight between 2010 and 2013 before moving to Keswick Enterprises Group where he ...

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    Tim Doggett moves to general manager role for Rhenus Logistics UK


    Rhenus Logistics UK has appointed Tim Doggett as its new general manager, North West. Doggett will take responsibility for the freight forwarder’s sales and operations at its Trafford Park branch in Manchester and at its Liverpool branch in Frodsham, Cheshire. Doggett moves from his position as regional director with Europa ...

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    ACS appoints Werf to managing director role in Frankfurt


    Air Charter Service (ACS), which provides cargo charter services for expedited freight, has appointed Caroline Werf as managing director of its operation in Frankfurt. Werf moves from her role as cargo aircraft charter broker at the company.“Caroline has quickly built up a strong reputation in the industry, and now has ...

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    North America: Staying flexible in a challenging landscape


    Against the backdrop of a recent rise in ground count and decrease in overall velocity, rail operators and equipment suppliers must innovate and invest to meet carmaker’s demands. Anthony Coia and Christopher Ludwig report.North America remains the world’s most dynamic and important market for vehicle logistics by rail. Although the ...

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    India: Chasing away the railroad blues


    Legislation and equipment design have brought Indian railways far down the track from where they were ten years ago, but infrastructure and standards still lag behind developed regionsIndia’s vehicle logistics has long been dominated by truck, with production growth over the past decade putting even more strain on the country’s ...

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    Flash Europe on target for growth with investment from Eurazeo PME


    Financial investor Eurazeo PME has bought a 43% share in European premium freight provider Flash Europe International. The company provides time critical services to the automotive sector and has a number of leading automotive OEM and tier one customers, including VW, GM, Renault, Continental, Hella, Caterpillar, Delphi, Faurecia and Bosch.It ...

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    Höegh now transporting buses to Martinique from Belgium


    Höegh Autoliners has started moving hybrid buses produced by Belgian manufacturer Van Hool from the port of Antwerp to the island of Martinique on its bi-weekly service between Europe and the Caribbean.The government on Martinique is currently engaged in a project to reduce the impact that private transport is having ...

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    Europe: Trains without frontiers


    Some progress has been made in improving cross-border European rail flows, but economic and regulatory difficulties persist, with state-owned operators still the strongest competitors. A good starting point for any discussion on the development of European rail networks over the past decade and into the next one is the question ...

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    C4 Logistics providing Bolloré with inbound tracking


    C4 Logistics, which handles expedited and specialist automotive shipments, is providing electric vehicle (EV) maker Bolloré with track and trace technology on the inbound delivery of parts to its Bluecar assembly facilities in France and Italy. The logistics provider is also managing the delivery of the parts inbound to Bollore’s ...

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    Hödlmayr to roll out Wabco fleet management technology


    European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has signed a deal with safety technology supplier Wabco for the supply of a fleet management system across all of its car carriers.Wabco’s fleet management division, Transics International, will equip around 610 vehicle carriers with its TX-SKY onboard computers, along with mobile and document management ...