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  • Altmann_trucks
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    Leader in the finished vehicle sector, Helmut Altmann, dies at 78

    2016-09-21T10:01:17Z

    Helmut Altmann, founder of German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann, has died aged 78. “It is with deepest grief that we have to announce that on Sunday, September 11th 2016, Helmut Altmann, founder of our company ARS Altmann, passed away after a short, severe illness,” said the company in ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    Brexit: Who’s in the driving seat... and where are we going?

    2016-09-20T15:07:31Z

    With the dust far from settled after a shock UK referendum result in favour of leaving the European Union, we assess the country’s future trade possibilities and their implications for the automotive logistics industry In this story... Shock to the system Gauntlet to government Cuts on the ...

  • alex-katsouris
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    Alex Katsouris joins Air Partner’s freight division

    2016-09-07T12:47:38Z

    Time-critical air freight services provider, Air Partner, has appointed Alex Katsouris (pictured) as business development manager in its freight division. Katsouris, who is currently based in the UK, moves from his role as automotive logistics division director for Europartners in Mexico, where he also played a leading role in the ...

  • calais1
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    Calais blockade disrupts freight between UK and France

    2016-09-07T12:23:08Z

    A protest by truck drivers and farmers in France has thrown freight movements through the port of Calais into disarray, leading to delays into and out of France and the UK. The protest, which began this week as a ‘go-slow’ drive on the A16, the main route into Calais and ...

  • SamsungSDI_Hungary
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    Samsung SDI starts work on battery plant for EVs in Hungary

    2016-09-07T10:08:47Z

    Battery maker Samsung SDI is building a 400 billion won ($365m) plant in Hungary with an annual capacity of 50,000 batteries for the electric vehicle market in Europe. The firm already supplies batteries to customers including BMW, with which it worked on the development of its battery cell technology, while ...

  • PortSantander_Espigon_Raos
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    Santander port to boost vehicle throughput to 500,000 units

    2016-09-06T16:40:21Z

    Northern Spanish port Santander expects to increase its annual finished vehicle throughput to 500,000 units this year, port authority president Jaime González has revealed. Santander is Spain’s third busiest port in terms of finished vehicles. Last year, it handled 460,991 units, putting it behind Barcelona with 886,980 units and Valencia ...

  • FedEx_Poland
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    FedEx seeks to support automotive sector with Polish facility

    2016-09-06T16:33:23Z

    FedEx has opened a new 7,000 sq.m facility in southern Poland at the Prologis logistics park in Chorzów, near Katowice, to support the automotive sector in the country. The site includes a sorting sub-centre to handle goods arriving from southern Poland as well as from Wrocław and Poznań. A spokesperson ...

  • BroekmanProjectLogistics
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    Broekman extends service with project logistics division

    2016-09-02T13:02:33Z

    Broekman Logistics has set up a dedicated division providing a range of services for the international handling of project cargo. Broekman Project Logistics will support industries including energy and offshore and will target oversized construction, mining and heavy load cargo. According to the company, which is based at the port ...

  • Wolfsburg_plant
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    VW resolves supplier dispute halting production across Germany

    2016-08-24T12:02:55Z

    Volkswagen has reached agreements with two of its suppliers to end the disruption to output at six of its assembly and component plants in Germany this week. The suppliers are reported to be recommencing the inbound supply of parts and the plants affected will gradually restart operations, though it remains ...

  • SkodaSmartGlove01
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    Skoda Logistics trials ‘smart glove’ at Mladá Boleslav

    2016-08-24T10:47:07Z

    Škoda workers at the carmaker’s Mladá Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic are trialling an industrial glove that includes a data capture device designed to help them work more efficiently and avoid errors in the handling of components. The company said the ProGlove helped to optimise the supply of parts ...

  • Veronika_Nikishina
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    Eurasian Economic Union slashes import duties on electric vehicles

    2016-08-22T15:10:10Z

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which comprises Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, has lowered duties on the import of electric vehicles (EVs) for a year, running from September 2nd this year to August 31st, 2017. Currently the duty on light electric passenger vehicles stands at 17% of their value ...

  • BMW Import FPOR[1]
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    Anita Pieper takes over BMW’s global vehicle logistics; Ulrich Wieland to lead design of production system

    2016-08-18T10:25:00Z

    Anita Pieper is to take over as vice-president of vehicle distribution and vehicle distribution centres (VDCs) at BMW Group from September 1 st . She will be responsible for global vehicle logistics, plant yard and port terminal operations. Pieper replaces Dr Ulrich Wieland, who has moved to a new role ...

  • New Honda Civic hatchback heads stateside
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    Honda begins exports of Civic hatchback from UK to US

    2016-08-17T14:29:07Z

    Honda’s division in the UK has started exports of the new generation Civic hatchback from its plant in Swindon to the US via the port of Southampton. The Civic is due to arrive at dealers in the US by September this year via an ocean service provided by K-Line. Honda ...

  • drayton_group_2_shrewsbury_2_
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    Lookers expands dealer network with Drayton buyout

    2016-08-15T14:38:56Z

    UK car dealer group Lookers is buying its rival Warwick Holdings, which trades as Drayton Group, for £55.4m ($71m). Drayton provides car sales and aftermarket services for Mercedes-Benz in the West Midlands region of the UK. The buyout includes seven dealerships, bringing the number of Lookers Mercedes-Benz locations in the ...

  • Skoda_Pilous_container_innovation
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    Skoda recognised for body shell container innovation

    2016-08-04T17:44:29Z

    Škoda Auto has been recognised with a packaging award by the Czech Packaging Association SYBA for a recyclable wooden ‘cassette’ that can house four vehicle body shells in addition to various production parts. The ‘4-in-1’ innovation, which was developed with Czech packaging specialist Pilous, is being used to ship body ...

  • Article

    MAN extends contract with Imperial

    2016-08-03T10:51:03Z

    German logistics company Imperial Logistics International has struck a deal to continue managing the MAN Truck and Bus trailer yard in Salzgitter, Germany, for at least another three years. MAN manufactures components for commercial vehicles at the site. Imperial, based in Duisburg, is responsible for moving trailers between the yard ...

  • Article

    Mercedes-Benz to build second plant in Kecskemét

    2016-08-03T10:20:03Z

    Mercedes-Benz is investing €1 billion ($1.1 billion) in a new assembly plant at Kecskemét in Hungary that will be making front- and rear-wheel drive cars on a more flexible production basis by the end of the decade. The announcement follows the German carmaker’s decision in April to invest a further ...

  • Christian_Moertl
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    Christian Mörtl takes up lead role at time:matters

    2016-08-01T14:15:19Z

    Christian Mörtl (pictured) is taking up the role of managing director of operations and finance at time:matters, the freight expeditor subsidiary of Germany’s Lufthansa Cargo. Mörtl moves from his previous role as head of aircraft handling at the parent company and succeeds Armin Hamm, who left time:matters at the end ...

  • Article

    UK car output hits 16-year high amid 'Brexit' concerns

    2016-08-01T12:21:23Z

    The UK passenger car market has enjoyed its best half-year performance in terms of vehicle production since 2000, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown, manufacturing more than 897,000 cars – a rise of 13% on the same period last year. June saw the ...

  • Article

    ECG column: Evolution, not revolution

    2016-07-29T15:49:11Z

    Newly elected ECG president Wolfgang Göbel believes the industry’s mood of optimism in Europe is the perfect backdrop against which to make progress during his tenure I n this, my first article since being elected president of ECG at the 2016 General Assembly in May, I would like to take ...