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  • Erster Produktionsstandort von Mercedes-Benz Cars in Polen: Vertragsunterzeichnung in Warschau: Daimler baut neues Motorenwerk im polnischen Jawor
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    Schenkel chosen to lead Mercedes-Benz Poland engine unit

    2016-10-14T15:03:43Z

    Dr Andreas Schenkel has been named as the first CEO of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland, as the carmaker confirmed an announcement in May about a €500m investment in an engine plant in the city of Jawor . The 49-year old graduate mechanical engineer and economist (pictured) has been with the group ...

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    DFDS invests in larger, cleaner vessels for North Sea network

    2016-10-14T12:55:35Z

    European short-sea operator DFDS has finalised an investment of €134m ($148m) in two new ro-ro vessels it says will meet the growing demands of its freight customers, increase operational efficiency and reduce its environmental impact. The vessels were designed by Danish company Knud E Hansen and will be built at ...

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    Slovakian plant wins Magna World Class Logistics awards

    2016-10-12T15:47:40Z

    Magna International Europe has recognised three plants in its inaugural World Class Logistics awards, with Magna Slovteca, which produces mirrors, taking the top prize for a transformation project across its internal and external logistics operations. Magna Exteriors’ plant in Meerane, in eastern Germany, took second place in the awards for ...

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    UK summit: Smart ports could solve bottlenecks says ABP

    2016-10-12T15:13:11Z

    More accurate forecasts and an optimised network are crucial for port operators and ocean transport providers if the perennial problem of bottlenecks is to be avoided. The UK car industry, in particular, continues to grow, meaning finished vehicle flows in and out of the ports supporting the outbound sector are ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel strengthens its ties with BMW

    2016-10-12T14:49:58Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced a deal to manage the BMW distribution centre in Wallersdorf, in Germany. More than 215,000 packaged spare parts leave the 35,000 sq.m complex each day. This is the second partnership between the two firms announced this year, with Kuehne + Nagel chosen back ...

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    Port of Zeebrugge outlines plans to expand automotive capacity

    2016-10-12T14:31:43Z

    The Port of Zeebrugge has announced plans to expand automotive capacity by 40% in response to strong demand. Joachim Coens, chief executive of the Belgian port, said the need for additional capacity became evident when 58 hectares of new ground was recently made available. “Demand for expansion from our current ...

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    FTA chief underlines importance of EU labour to UK logistics sector

    2016-10-12T12:08:02Z

    European workers in the UK’s logistics industry are “vital” for the continued competitiveness of the sector post-Brexit, David Wells, chief executive of the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA), has warned. The FTA’s call to retain the EU nationals employed by the industry and allow the logistics sector to continue recruiting ...

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    Lutz Quietmeyer moves to purchasing role at Renault Nissan

    2016-10-12T10:43:28Z

    Lutz Quietmeyer (pictured) has moved from his position as general manager for inbound logistics at the Renault-Nissan Alliance to take up a new role at the Renault Nissan Purchasing Organisation (RNPO). Quietmeyer is now working as regional sales and purchasing manager for body-in-white in Europe. RNPO was the first Alliance ...

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    GM stays tight-lipped over plans for production in St Petersburg

    2016-10-11T15:49:55Z

    GM has declined to comment on suggestions that production at its plant in St Petersburg could restart by the end of the year. Production was stopped at the plant back in mid-2015 because GM could see no likelihood of improvement in the Russian market on the horizon. Comments made recently ...

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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    2016-10-07T17:38:12Z

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6 th ), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East ...

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    UK summit: Ford’s Draper lays out lobbying priorities for Brexit

    2016-10-07T17:24:51Z

    Ford Europe’s purchasing boss Alan Draper has called on Britain to preserve existing trade arrangements across the EU and EU Customs Union, which includes Turkey, as the government heads towards key negotiations in leaving the union. “A zero-tariff regime to and from the UK is the preferred solution that I ...

  • Volkswagen Konzern setzt als einer der ersten Fahrzeughersteller auf den emissionsarmen LNG-Antrieb bei Fahrzeugtransporten per Schiff.
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    Volkswagen charters two LNG-powered vessels

    2016-10-05T13:05:50Z

    Volkswagen Group Logistics has agreed to charter two LNG-powered car-carrying vessels from Siem Car Carriers for its Europe-North America route, starting in 2019. The vessels, with a length of 200 metres and a width of 36 metres, will have a capacity of 4,500 vehicles each. The 12,600kW engine has been ...

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    Andrea Eck leaves VW for BLG Logistics

    2016-10-05T11:12:29Z

    BLG Logistics has announced the appointment of Andrea Eck as director of its automobile division from January 1 st next year. Volkswagen has confirmed that Eck will be leaving it after more than three decades with the automobile manufacturer that began with her initial training as industrial management assistant ...

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    Ford to use Vigo for imported Rangers

    2016-10-04T12:16:18Z

    Ford has chosen the Spanish north-western port of Vigo from which to distribute its Ford Ranger pickup in southern Europe. The Ranger, which is built in South Africa, is the European best seller in its segment. The first consignment, consisting of 280 units, was dispatched from Port Elizabeth in South ...

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    Orbis puts Heer in the hot seat for Europe

    2016-09-28T11:09:26Z

    US reusable packaging manufacturer Orbis has appointed David Heer (pictured) as senior commercial director for Orbis Europe. In his new role, Heer is responsible for leading the firm’s reusable packaging expansion in Europe. “We are thrilled to welcome David to the Orbis team. His involvement in diverse, multinational business environments ...

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    MG Motor calls time on assembly at Longbridge

    2016-09-28T10:15:22Z

    MG Motor UK is to cease final assembly of cars later this year at Longbridge, in the UK, after parent company SAIC Motor decided to move the operation to China. In a statement issued on Friday (September 23 rd ) MG said the decision had been taken as part of ...

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    Opel/Vauxhall: Stable & ready to launch

    2016-09-23T16:06:17Z

    Following a period of transformation and improvements in production planning, Opel is on a product offensive. Director of logistics Andreas Graffe and outbound logistics manager Michael Gorny discuss the importance of ‘frontloading’ logistics to support it. In this story... Supporting change A stable supply chain Hitting the ...

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    UK government rail freight plan to target automotive sector

    2016-09-21T11:41:24Z

    The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined a new rail freight strategy aiming in part to target the long-term growth potential of industry sectors that are currently underdeveloped and subject to network constraints – including automotive. The DfT’s rail freight strategy is part of an overall government commitment ...

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    Raben breaks ground on Eisenach expansion

    2016-09-21T10:29:34Z

    European logistics provider Raben Group is investing €6.5m ($7.3m) in the expansion of its Eisenach contract logistics facility in Germany, which handles automotive parts for customers in the region. The company held a ground-breaking ceremony last week at which its CEO in Germany, Daniel Rösch, said the facility would become ...

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    GM Poland assembles latest Astra for Australia and New Zealand

    2016-09-21T10:14:47Z

    GM's Opel plant in Gliwice, Poland, has started assembly of the new generation Astra five-door hatchback for Australia and New Zealand. The first car rolled off the assembly line last week and it will be the fifth model GM Europe is exporting to the two countries. “To date, in Europe ...