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    Jungheinrich expands activity with MIAS buyout


    Material handling equipment and warehousing provider, Jungheinrich, is buying the German-owned MIAS Group, which provides stacker cranes, automated pallet handlers and materials handling technology to a range of sectors including automotive.“By acquiring the MIAS Group, Jungheinrich is enlarging its technology portfolio in the field of automated warehouse solutions,” said Steve ...

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    Renault begins export of Kadjars through Valencia port


    Renault has begun exporting its Kadjar model through the port of Valencia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast, for the first time. Manufacture of the Kadjar takes place at Renault's Venta de Baños plant at Palencia, in north central Spain, with consignments shipped to the coast by rail via Madrid.The first shipment, ...

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    Ekol continues to branch out in Europe


    When Turkish logistics provider Ekol started operations in Poland in May this year, it brought the number of countries in which it provides services to the automotive industry to 11.From its beginnings 25 years ago in Istanbul, the company has grown into an integrated logistics provider handling both intermodal transport ...

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    Acumen wins BMW Group contract


    UK logistics provider, Acumen Automotive Logistics, based in Coventry, has won a three-year contract with the BMW Group to deliver Minis from the carmaker’s Oxford plant to dealers in the UK.Acumen will deliver the vehicles to an area stretching from East Anglia on the east coast of England – to ...

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    Russia increases logistics subsidies for vehicle transport from Far East region


    The rules governing subsidies for the domestic movement of vehicle volumes in Russia are to be changed following a decree recently signed by the country’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, with an increase in the overall amount of support offered by federal and regional governments. Carmakers based in the Far East ...

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    VW investment doubles capacity in South Africa; exports to play key role


    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has announced that it will invest more than R4.5 billion ($340m) to produce new models at the OEM’s Uitenhage factory.The investment will include more than R3 billion for production facilities and quality, around R1.5 billion for local supplier capacity, and around R22m to develop training ...

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    British Car Auctions buys Stobart Automotive


    British Car Auctions (BCA) has confirmed it has bought British vehicle carrier Stobart Automotive for an undisclosed sum from Eddie Stobart Logistics.The acquisition follows a spate of recent deals involving Stobart's automotive business, as well as BCA, which was bought earlier this year for £1.2 billion ($1.8 billion) by a ...

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    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK


    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, ...

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    Industry mourns passing of Horst Mosolf, founder of the Mosolf Group


    Horst Mosolf, the founder of automotive logistics specialist, Mosolf Group, has sadly died, aged 87.The founder remained in his position as the senior manager of the Mosolf Group until his last day.Dr Jörg Mosolf, managing partner and chief executive manager of the Mosolf Group said, “My father was a man ...

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    DHL to handle UK distribution of Saab parts with Orio


    Orio UK, the only supplier of Saab original aftermarket parts, has signed a deal with logistics provider, DHL Supply Chain, for next day delivery to service centres around the UK. Orio UK is a regional division of Orio, formerly Saab Automobile Parts.DHL will provide a free overnight delivery service on ...

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    Panel discussion: working out the efficiency equation


    This year’s Import Export North American conference covered a lot of territory, from managing changes in export and import patterns, new flows from Mexico, capacity limits and increasing safety and quality holds. To close the conference, a panel of vehicle logistics executives from Ford, BMW, Nissan and Honda discussed their ...

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    Manheim acquires Movex online vehicle logistics platform


    Manheim, a vehicle remarketing, auction and retails company owned by Cox Automotive, has announced it is acquiring a majority shareholding in online vehicle logistics platform, Movex.Movex facilitates around 40,000 vehicle movements a year for franchised and independent dealerships, as well as vehicle remarketing organisations. The company formed in 2012 and ...

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    UECC marks start of LNG vessel build with steel cutting ceremony


    Following the announcement in March last year that UECC was investing in two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) capable of being powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company has held a formal steel cutting ceremony for the first of the two vessels at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, ...

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    Skoda overhauls Kvasiny plant and adds logistics hall


    Skoda used its three-week summer shutdown to optimise and expand its production facilities in its Czech facilities at Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny, and Vrchlabí, with a focus on converting the plant at Kvasiny, which produces the Skoda Superb, Superb Estate and Yeti. Plans at Kvasiny include the construction of a new ...

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    Rhenus extends services between UK and Japan


    Rhenus Logistics UK has announced that it is extending the range of its services to Japan, including for the automotive sector.The freight forwarder has increased the frequency of its air and ocean freight routes to improve UK and European gateways to global markets. Rhenus currently operates across 12 different locations ...

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    Geodis looks for US expansion with Ozburn-Hessey Logistics buyout


    One of Europe’s largest supply chain operators, Geodis, has entered into an agreement to acquire US third party logistics (3PL) firm Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) for an undisclosed figure.Geodis, which is owned by SNCF Logistics and has a $10.6 billion annual turnover, hopes that the deal will enhance its freight forwarding ...

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    Marc Coleman joins DSV as automotive sector development manager


    DSV, the Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has appointed Marc Coleman to support its activities in the automotive industry.Coleman’s role, based in the UK, will build on the brand’s global heritage in the sector. DSV hopes his position will help to re-introduce the company ...

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    UTi and Changjiu JV launches weekly China-Europe rail service


    Global third party logistics provider, UTi Worldwide, has launched a weekly rail freight service between Harbin in China and Hamburg, Germany in a joint venture involving Changjiu Logistics. Harbin Railway Bureau and Dalian Port Investment are also involved in the venture, which is called HAO Logistics.The service builds on the ...

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    The 'X' factors of port efficiency


    ​Speakers at the 2015 Import Export North American conference in Baltimore pointed to the need to improve visibility in the international vehicle logistics chain, and to work closely together ahead of what could be major changes to import and export patterns. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Baltimore ...

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    BLG expands parts logistics activity in Bremen for Daimler


    German logistics provider BLG has added a further 28,000 sq.m to its automotive parts facilities in Bremen following the transfer of space at the Freight Village GVZ by real estate developer Panattoni Europe. It brings BLG’s total footprint at the GVZ facilities to more than 200,000 sq.m, across three ...