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  • Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015
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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

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    Michelin picks Kuehne + Nagel to manage Polish warehouse

    2016-11-16T15:32:39Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has taken over the management of Michelin’s logistics centre in Warsaw, Poland as part of a global contract logistics ‘master agreement’ recently signed between the two companies. Kuehne + Nagel is bringing in a new warehouse management system and will use it to manage receipt ...

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    Tesla planning battery ‘gigafactory’ in Europe

    2016-11-16T13:42:31Z

    Following its buyout of Grohmann Engineering last week , electric vehicle maker, Tesla, is looking for a site in Europe to build a lithium-ion battery ‘gigafactory’ similar to the one it is currently building in Nevada , in the US. CEO Elon Musk made the announcement at a press conference ...

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    Gothenburg increases vehicle traffic in both directions

    2016-11-15T15:57:38Z

    Finished vehicle numbers at the Swedish port of Gothenburg rose by 24% in the first nine months of this year, to 176,548 units. In the most recent quarter (July-September), growth was 15%, with 56,000 cars passing through the port. “Volvo is selling more cars than ever before and the shipping ...

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    Gefco confirms £10m logistics centre near Halewood, UK

    2016-11-15T14:27:41Z

    Gefco’s division in the UK is investing £10m ($12.4m) in a logistics solutions centre close to Halewood, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that the 12,000 sq.m site would serve tier one UK customers and OEMs but said that, as per the terms ...

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    Estonia signs up to electronic consignment note protocol

    2016-11-15T10:17:34Z

    Estonia has joined ten other European countries in adopting the e-CMR (electronic consignment note) protocol, allowing for easier and more efficient shipping of goods in the EU. Umberto de Pretto, secretary general of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), said: “This latest accession to e-CMR by Estonia is an important ...

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    Eckl leaves Ford after four decades for Tablogix

    2016-11-14T16:29:31Z

    Alfred Eckl (pictured), operations manager parts supply & logistics at Ford Europe, has left the firm after 44 years to join Russian logistics company Tablogix as its business development director. Eckl first joined Ford in Germany as an apprentice in 1972, going on to work in the quality control department ...

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    Hyundai Glovis switches to rail on Slovenia-Poland route

    2016-11-11T16:49:57Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has made the switch to rail from road for transporting finished vehicles from the port of Koper in Slovenia to Łódź in Poland. The decision will see 22 trucks replaced on the one-way route, which covers more than 1,000km. The move follows a trial ...

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    Singapore’s GIC to buy P3 Logistic Parks for €2.4 billion

    2016-11-09T10:10:27Z

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has agreed to buy P3 Logistics Parks from TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge for €2.4 billion ($2.6 billion). The two companies acquired European-focused company in 2013 and acquisitions since then have helped it double the size of its portfolio. Lee Kok Sun, chief investment ...

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    Rolfo tweaks its Ego in latest update

    2016-11-08T17:17:54Z

    Rolfo has taken on board several suggestions from drivers who use its car carrying equipment in the latest update to its Ego 538 model for the UK market, launched recently at the Volvo Trucks UK headquarters in Warwick. The updated version also includes additional storage for straps, features to improved ...

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    Tesla buys automated manufacturing specialist Grohmann

    2016-11-08T16:39:32Z

    Electric vehicle producer Tesla has agreed to acquire Grohmann Engineering, an automated manufacturing specialist, for an undisclosed sum. Located in Prüm, Germany, Grohmann will be renamed Tesla Grohmann Automation and is expected to design and produce several critical elements of Tesla’s automated manufacturing systems, as the electric car company targets ...

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    DB Schenker开设新的物流中心为福特欧洲提供支持

    2016-11-07T10:39:51Z

    DB Schenker投资2,500万欧元(约合2,760万美元)在德国科隆北部Merkenich开设17,000平方米的零部件分销中心。分销中心将负责管理欧洲福特工厂入站零部件,包括附近制造Feista和Fusion车型的工厂。 新的中心将替代之前的中心(用于支持福特公司),由地产开发商Goodman在Feldkassel工业园建立,并雇佣200人。该中心将装卸在800供应商的材料,每年接收5,000立方米的货物,并有这些货物出去。每年有近100辆入站卡车经停该中心的时控窗口,有90辆卡车出站。材料在中心里停留2至4小时,然后再运输。 该中心可以根据需要扩展到13,000平方米。

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    WWL and DB Cargo Italian venture to slash transport times to Asia

    2016-11-04T17:34:32Z

    WWL and DB Schenker’s Cargo division have agreed to develop a multimodal logistics hub in north-east Italy that will cut the transport time for vehicles to Asia by eight days compared with routes from northern Europe. The port of Monfalcone, near Trieste, is the northernmost port in the Adriatic Sea ...

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    4PL services gain more prominence in Gefco’s €8 billion PSA contract

    2016-11-04T17:21:15Z

    French-based logistics company Gefco Group has secured an €8 billion ($8.8 billion), five-year deal with its former majority owner PSA Group, with fourth-party logistics (4PL) services for global operations featuring prominently within the contract. Under the agreement, Gefco will design and implement global logistics and transport solutions for the three ...

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    Brexit: Are you ready for the impact?

    2016-11-04T12:03:20Z

    In light of the recent Brexit vote and looming technology advances, those in the UK’s automotive logistics sector would be well advised to take some bold decisions to prepare themselves for the future... Analysing trends and predicting change in the logistics industry has been relatively simple over the last few ...

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    ACEA backs VDA on Ceta’s potential to unlock further exports

    2016-11-03T17:11:08Z

    The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has backed comments by Germany’s automotive trade body earlier this week that the recently-signed EU-Canada free trade agreement could result in an increase in European vehicle exports to the North American country. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) was finally sorted out this ...

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    VW to build €150m logistics centre to support Slovakian production

    2016-11-02T14:58:08Z

    Volkswagen (VW) last week laid the foundation for a new €150m ($167m) logistics centre to support its manufacturing plant in Bratislava, Slovakia. The 125,000 sq.m logistics hall will be the main feature of the overall planned facility, which spans 300,000 sq.m and will be completed in late 2017. “The new ...

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    FTA study shows drop in driver shortage but heavy reliance on EU

    2016-11-02T13:37:30Z

    Latest analysis from the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) shows that there has been a drop in the shortage of drivers of large goods vehicles (LGVs) across the UK but at the same time highlights how dependent the sector is on drivers from the European Union (EU). The report, entitled ...

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    Ceta deal is an opportunity but TTIP is the main prize, says VDA

    2016-11-02T13:02:15Z

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) signed this week may create an opportunity for increased vehicle sales to Canada by European manufacturers. But given how small that market is compared to the US, it has also highlighted the need to close the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as ...

  • Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant
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    Volvo Cars plans to make China a global export hub

    2016-11-02T12:19:29Z

    Volvo Cars is starting production of a number of new model series at its facilities in China as part of plans to increase production capacity there and turn China into its global manufacturing and export hub. A spokesperson for the carmaker said it expected China to eventually account for between ...