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    Gaz begins supply of parts for Sprinter van assembly in Russia


    Russian automotive manufacturer Gaz has started supplying stamped body parts and structural components for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans, which are being assembled at Gaz’s plant in Nizhny Novgorod. The move marks a shift from the supply of parts from Mercedes-Benz plant in Düsseldorf, Germany, which have been shipped to Nizhny Novgorod ...

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    The race to deliver


    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting lineMotor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who love ...

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    ‘Building Cars Live’: Automotive logistics makes it to UK prime time television


    Automotive logistics has finally made it to prime time television. ‘Building Cars Live’, a three-hour special broadcast over the past two evenings on the UK’s BBC channel, showcased Mini production at BMW’s plant in Oxford.Fronted by James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show mixed live coverage with pre-recorded ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course


    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to comeIn this story...Sea change in exportsWWL's moving footprintMexican connectionsA day at the helmA future by land and seaTen years may be ...

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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock


    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market.During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the sector ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China


    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship.The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, Belarus ...

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    EU regulators will not stop FedEx takeover of TNT Express


    Following the news in April this year that FedEx had made a €4.4 billion ($5 billion) bid for TNT Express, the companies have confirmed that European Commission antitrust regulators will not oppose the takeover.In a joint statement, FedEx and TNT Express said the internal deadline for issuing a Statement of ...

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    ECG Conference: From the connected car to the connected train


    A lot of attention has been given to OEMs’ plans for autonomous vehicles and connected cars recently but OEMs aren’t the only ones innovating in this direction. At the recent 2015 annual conference of the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG), Malte Keller, head of equipment and Germany transport ...

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    ECG president Baldissara to step down in 2016


    Costantino Baldissara, commercial and logistics director of the Grimaldi Group, will step down from his position as president of the European Finished Vehicle Logistics Association (ECG) next spring.Wolfgang Göbel, managing director of Mosolf Automotive Railway, and head of marketing and logistics for the Horst Mosolf Group, will be nominated by ...

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    ECG Panel discussion: Talk is cheap, what is needed is action


    A panel of OEMs and vehicle logistics experts discussed the present and future of Europe's vehicle logistics industry at the end of the ECG Conference in Vienna. Most expressed a desire to work more closely together – and perhaps they have even found a way to do it. While Europe ...

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    Lanka Harness: Out of Asia


    Rohan Gunasekera reports on Sri Lankan supplier Lanka Harness’s global success and expansion in Mexico, and the local supply chain its executive chairman, Rohan Pallewatta, hopes to build for the company at homeLanka Harness, a Sri Lankan company that supplies impact sensors for airbags and seatbelts, has recently been making ...

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    Are European vehicle logistics going back to the past or the future?


    More than 240 delegates gathered in Vienna, Austria for this year’s annual meeting of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), powered by Finished Vehicle Logistics, to discuss an industry that has returned to growth and is now confronting new technologies that could transform operations. But an ongoing and worsening ...

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    Grimaldi invests further in Finnlines


    Grimaldi Euromed, a company owned by the Grimaldi Group, has purchased more shares in Finnish subsidiary, Finnlines, increasing its investment in the sister company.Finnlines is a European short sea operator, and the leading company in the ro-ro and passenger transport in the Baltic and North Sea, with one of the ...

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    UK heading towards record vehicle production in 2020


    The UK automotive industry is expected to break manufacturing records by the end of the decade, a new forecast report launched by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) suggests.Annual car production is expected to pass the two million mark by 2020, which would break the current record of ...

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    Russia proposes roadmap to support automotive exports


    The Russian government has disclosed details of a roadmap designed to promote automotive exports from the country that includes the removal of barriers for foreign exports and better access to supporting financial services. However, while welcome, market experts have said the announcement ignores important measures that would stimulate the development ...

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    Magna Europe awards providers getting safer, smarter, lighter, cleaner


    Packaging supplier Wi-sales and semi-conductor manufacturer NXP took top honours at the third annual Magna Logistics Europe innovations awards, held in Leibnitz, Austria. The awards were co-hosted by Magna Logistics Europe, which is responsible for logistics planning and purchasing across more than 120 plants in Europe for the tier supplier, ...

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    Supply chain and mining are potential barriers to alternative powertrains


    Most of the larger OEMs have made commitments for the coming years to increasing the amount of alternative powertrains within their production lineup. Electric vehicles are growing in appeal around the world and, as they do, so does the demand for a once-obscure group of specialist metals, which are vital ...

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    TNT ships solar car from the Netherlands to Australia


    TNT has shipped a solar car from the Netherlands to Australia.The logistics company shipped the car from Eindhoven to Liege, Belgium, then flew it to Singapore, and on to Melbourne.The four-seat prototype will compete at the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between Darwin and Adelaide. World Solar Challenge said, ...

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    New CEO for DB Schenker Rail


    Jürgen Wilder is expected to take over as the new chief executive officer of DB Schenker Rail from December 1st 2015. The appointment has been approved by the DB Schenker Rail Supervisory Board.Before DB Schenker, Wilder worked at Siemens where he held the position of chief executive officer of the ...

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    Strike at port of Calais causes more freight delays


    The port of Calais is once again subject to disruption for trucks bound for the UK following strike action by port security workers that began early in the day on October 13th.Truck check-in posts have been blocked by strikers, who are demanding better working conditions and requesting that more personnel ...