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    C4 Logistics boosts workforce to meet demand for services in UK and Europe


    UK-based time-critical delivery provider C4 Logistics is increasing its workforce by 15% in the areas of IT, operations and business development, as its European business sees a rise in volumes. Eight new positions have been created at the company.The company said it was recruiting additional UK and European staff in ...

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    DHL uses automotive expertise in delivery project with Toyota Material Handling


    DHL’s road freight division, DHL Freight, is transporting racking systems across Europe for Toyota Material Handling under a new fixed-term contract that was signed this month.The logistics provider is moving TMH’s conventional, high-density and non-palletised racking to customer warehousing sites in Europe from a number of production sites in the ...

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    UniCar wins global inspection services contract for Mercedes-Benz


    Damage prevention services company, UniCar Group, has begun a contract with German marine insurer HDI-Gerling for the inspection of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles being moved between Europe, North America and the Far East.The contract will focus initially on deep-sea vessel operations running between the three continents and will involve around 1m ...

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    Renault and Daimler increase activity with EV engine supply deal


    Renault and Daimler are moving forward with a number of joint projects for the supply of vehicles and engines in 2015. The latest include Renault’s supply of motors from its plant in Cleon to Daimler for use in electric versions of the German carmaker’s Smart city cars, which are made ...

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    Honda restructures its import business to Russia


    Honda has confirmed that its division in Russia – Honda Motor Russ (HMR) – will stop regular volume imports of cars to the market in the face of a dramatic drop in sales.The move includes Honda’s luxury brand division, Acura (as well as its motorcycles and power equipment). Instead, Honda ...

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    WWL now moving Toyotas from Japan to US east coast


    Toyota has chosen Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to move its passenger vehicles to North America from Japan on new direct service. The latest contract is in addition to the finished vehicle ocean and land-based services that WWL provides for the carmaker between Japan and Europe.WWL also provides services for Toyota ...

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    CLdN boosts ro-ro fleet and invests in terminals


    European short-sea ro-ro company, CLdN RoRo, is adding 12 new vessels to its fleet as part of an expansion programme it says will allow it to broaden the range of services on offer while increasing capacity on existing routes.CLdN, currently operates 24 ro-ro vessels and offers more than 100 sailings ...

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    Currency woes hit Turkish car exports


    Exports of Turkish manufactured vehicles rose by 8% in August this year, reaching $1.36 billion, which is the best August result to be posted since the 2008 global financial crisis began to bite.Nevertheless, for the first eight months overall, exports are reported down 10%, according to Orhan Sabuncu, the chairman ...

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    Schenker announces management board moves


    Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Schenker has announced new management board moves with the appointment of Jochen Thewes (pictured top) as chairman and Markus Sontheimer (pictured bottom) moving into the company in the role of chief information officer (CIO).Within DB, Schenker is the division responsible for land, sea, and air transport and ...

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    Priority Freight begins 24-hour service in Poland


    Priority Freight, which provides time-critical logistics services, has increased activity at its Polish office in Wroclaw and is providing a 24-hour service, five days a week, starting this week.Neal Williams, group managing director at Priority Freight, commented: “We already run a 24-hour operation from the UK, so expanding office hours ...

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    Volkswagen looks to export engines and vehicles from Kaluga


    Volkswagen is planning to export vehicle engines from its Kaluga plant in Russia to Europe, as well as the launch of global finished vehicle exports, according to the governor of the Kaluga Oblast, Alexei Artamonov. The statement was confirmed by representatives of VW Group Rus, which also emphasised that they ...

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    XPO's $3bn takeover of Con-way to benefit automotive


    Supply chain services provider XPO Logistics is buying US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion. The deal is expected to close in October this year subject to regulatory approval. XPO said the buyout will make it the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America and increase ...

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    Ed Wilson moves to port operations role at VW of America


    Ed Wilson has moved from his position as general manager of vehicle logistics for VW Group of America (VWoA) to take up a new role as manager of port operations at the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for the carmaker.Wilson’s latest role is something of a return to the port operations ...

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    Burke replaces Goldsmith as head of BMW’s VDCs in US


    Jim Goldsmith (pictured) has moved from his role as head of vehicle processing and distribution centres (VDCs) at BMW North America to become head of US warranty. He has been replaced by Bryan Burke who was VDC manager of operations in New Jersey.Goldsmith has more than 30 years experience in ...

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    Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna Interiors


    Spanish parts maker, Grupo Antolin, has completed its buyout of the majority of the interior operations of global supplier Magna, which was first announced in April this year.Antolin has bought Magna Interiors for $525m and said the purchase would double the size of its business and strengthen its position in ...

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    NYK signs deal to develop ro-ro in Saudi; JLR pulls plans on plant there


    Global shipping line, NYK, has signed a joint venture with the owner and developer of King Abdullah port in Saudi Arabia – Ports Development Company (PDC) – to build a ro-ro terminal there. Due to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2016, KAP RoRo Terminal will be the ...

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    Seat to spend €3.3 billion on new model development


    Spanish carmaker, Seat, has announced a €3.3 billion ($3.6 billion) investment plan for the development of new products that will run between now and 2019.The spending will be directed toward equipment and facilities, along with research and design projects at Seat’s technical centre in Martorell. It is the largest spending ...

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    Cooper replaces Montjotin as head of XPO Logistics Europe


    Following XPO Logistics takeover of Norbert Dentressangle in June this year, it has been announced that the latter’s CEO, Hervé Montjotin, has left the company. Montjotin has been replaced by Troy Cooper (pictured), who becomes CEO and chairman of the subsidiary, now called XPO Logistics Europe.Cooper is COO of XPO’s ...

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    Colin Howard moves from Goodpack to Ewals Cargo Care


    European logistics service provider Ewals Cargo Care is expanding its activities in the automotive industry and has employed Colin Howard to develop and support its European growth plan. He moves over from his role as sales director, automotive for Goodpack, the intermediate bulk container provider.Howard has more than 20 years ...

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    K Line begins project cargo shipments from Japan to UK


    Global shipping line, K Line, has begun a direct service between Japan and the UK, which will employ the company’s 7,500 unit ro-ro vessels to move project cargo volumes (namely rail equipment) between the port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu and Teesport.K Line signed a contract in May this year with Vantec HTS ...