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  • Klaus Hellman
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    Hellmann owner moves onto supervisory board

    2016-11-02T10:43:19Z

    Klaus Hellmann, managing director and joint owner of Hellmann Group, will relinquish his role to take on a supervisory board position as the global logistics company continues a transition into a new corporate structure. Klaus (pictured), 67, and his cousin Jost, 63, who owns the other 50% of the business, ...

  • Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plan
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    Nissan UK commits to Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland plant

    2016-10-31T10:03:31Z

    Months of doubt over Nissan’s plans for investment in its Sunderland plant following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) seem to have been resolved with the announcement that the carmaker will make the next model Qashqai there as well as adding the X-Trail, which is currently made ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    'Brexit' may mean 'Brexit' – but then again, it may not

    2016-10-27T12:30:06Z

    After the shock result in the UK's referendum on membership of the European Union back in June, many questions still remain about the implications for the country's relationship with the EU... Automotive Logistics prides itself on global coverage beyond our base here in Britain, but lately we’ve had reason ...

  • Arnaud Jouron lr
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    Constellium invests in new line to serve a changing auto landscape

    2016-10-27T11:07:14Z

    The growing penetration of aluminium in vehicle manufacture is changing the landscape in the automotive industry, Arnaud Jouron (pictured), president of Constellium’s packaging and automotive rolled products business unit, has suggested. Speaking to Automotive Logistics soon after the Dutch company inaugurated a €180m ($196m) integrated aluminium rolling, finishing and ...

  • Heathrow
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    Long way still to go for Heathrow third runway

    2016-10-26T14:10:12Z

    The UK government has approved a third runway at Heathrow but the decision has been met with both praise and hostility, suggesting that there are still a number of hurdles to clear before construction actually gets underway. Along with the handling of 75m passengers a year, the airport is also ...

  • Lynk
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    Geely ‘redesigning every link in the chain’ with Lynk & Co

    2016-10-26T12:41:39Z

    Chinese carmaker Geely’s launch of the Lynk & Co brand this week is not just the launch of a fully connected digital vehicle, nor an attempt to penetrate western markets from China; it is also an attempt to change the way cars are bought, owned, serviced and used – and ...

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    Fire aboard vessel docked at Antwerp port

    2016-10-26T11:18:57Z

    An investigation is underway into a major fire that broke out last week aboard the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Silver Sky when it was docked at the port of Antwerp, in Belgium. The fire is reported to have started around midnight last Thursday (October 20 th ) ...

  • DSV_Homburg_Opening
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    DSV consolidates Road and Solutions operations in Homburg

    2016-10-26T10:59:04Z

    Global logistics provider DSV has officially opened a logistics centre in Homburg, Germany. The 22,000 sq.m warehouse consolidates operations from three previous branches in the southern Saarland region – two in Saarbrücken and one in Saarlouis. The move also means DSV is bundling freight forwarding and contract logistics services provided ...

  • Iveco_LNG_truck
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    Iveco supplies i-Fast with LNG tractor units

    2016-10-25T17:39:31Z

    Truckmaker Iveco has supplied ten Stralis tractor units powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to i-Fast Automotive Logistics, the car carrier division of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) based in Italy and operating across Europe. Neither company disclosed the value of the deal. According to Iveco, it is the first delivery ...

  • Dieseltraktion
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    DB Cargo UK reshapes business in wake of coal and steel declines

    2016-10-25T16:45:50Z

    Last week’s statement by Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight division in the UK – DB Cargo UK – that it is likely to cut almost 900 jobs and downsize its operations across the country was in part explained by the dramatic decline in the coal and steel markets. Between January 1st ...

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    Waller named as CFO of Ceva Logistics

    2016-10-25T12:53:06Z

    Peter Waller (pictured) has been named as Ceva Logistics’ chief financial officer and member of the executive board with immediate effect, replacing Arjan Kaaks. Kaaks, who is said to be leaving to “pursue new opportunities”, only joined the Netherlands-headquartered company from retail firm Maxeda DIY just over a year ago ...

  • Daimler baut globalen Produktionsverbund für Lithium-Ionen-Batterien auf
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    Daimler to quadruple battery production footprint at Kamenz plant

    2016-10-24T17:00:05Z

    Daimler has started construction of a second lithium-ion battery factory in Kamenz, south-east Germany, which will quadruple the size of the existing production and logistics site to 80,000 sq.m. The €500m ($544m) investment forms part of a €1 billion injection of capital into the carmaker’s overall global battery production compound ...

  • Trustford
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    TrustFord expanding Long Marston site to create national fleet hub

    2016-10-21T17:21:33Z

    TrustFord, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealer group with 65 branches in the UK, has announced a significant expansion of its Long Marston fleet distribution site in Warwickshire. The site will expand from 7 acres to 22.5 acres and will have capacity for around 7,000 vehicles, the intention being to ...

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    Nissan seeks synergies as it adds Mitsubishi to its alliance

    2016-10-21T17:08:13Z

    In completing its $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake in Mitsubishi this week, Nissan has added a third company to its 17 year-old global alliance with Renault. Not only will the deal make the combined group the world’s third largest car producer with an anticipated 10m vehicles this year, ...

  • BMW P90144188_highRes_bmw-plant-munich-pro
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    BMW outlines new plans to transform logistics efficiency

    2016-10-21T13:07:05Z

    Oliver Zipse, the carmaker's board member for production, reveals how it intends to sharply increase the level of automation involved in its production and logistics activities BMW is already testing out self-driving robots and sees great potential to extend their use BMW Group’s top executive for production has outlined ...

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    AGCO and 4flow win German BVL supply chain award

    2016-10-21T11:10:09Z

    Fourth-party logistics services provider 4flow has been named along with agricultural machinery maker AGCO as the 33rd winner of BVL’s German Award for Supply Chain Management. The two companies were recognised for successfully implementing their innovative concept to digitise AGCO’s inbound supply chain, which included 4flow taking responsibility for transport ...

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    VDA warns UK production sector could be decimated; Nissan’s Ghosn changes tune after meeting with PM

    2016-10-19T13:51:40Z

    The head of Germany’s automotive association, the VDA, has warned that the UK’s car production sector could be severely cut in the event of a ‘hard’ Brexit . Speaking to the Financial Times this week, Matthias Wissmann, who is also a former German transport minister, suggested carmakers operating in ...

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    Private equity group EQT makes offer for GB Railfreight

    2016-10-19T12:04:59Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel (GET) has announced the potential sale of GB Railfreight to private equity heavyweight EQT. The value of EQT’s bid to buy the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom has not been disclosed. While the offer is still to be presented to the group’s staff representative ...

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    DHL Supply Chain wins Toyota parts distribution contract in the UK

    2016-10-19T10:00:12Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three-year contract to manage parts distribution and warehousing in the UK for Toyota. The contract will see DHL provide a range of aftermarket services, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year to over 200 authorised repairers and retailers. Deliveries will take place ...

  • Peel Port
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    Peel Ports receives planning permission for Sheerness expansion

    2016-10-18T15:38:17Z

    Peel Ports, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has received planning permission from Swale council to develop a 50-plus hectare derelict industrial site at Sheerness, about 80km east of London. Peel’s existing port at Sheerness, along with the port of Chatham, form the core of its London Medway cluster. ...