Europe – Page 11

  • VW_deliveries_Sept18
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    WLTP causes sharp shift in German car sales

    2018-10-16T13:55:42Z

    New passenger car registrations in Germany fell 31% year-on-year to an estimated 200,100 in September. In August, the figure was a 25% increase to 316,400. German automotive industry association, the VDA, said the volatility was because of distortions caused by the new Worldwide Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Pressing a point

    2018-10-15T10:31:14Z

    Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

  • GEFCO_LKW
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    Gefco adapta o fornecimento de peças para a Audi

    2018-10-11T10:43:59Z

    A Gefco descreveu os detalhes de um contrato recente assinado com a Audi para o fornecimento de peças da Áustria para suas fábricas de automóveis na Alemanha. A divisão da Gefco na Áustria está carregando vários componentes de fornecedores no país e distribuindo-os em cinco pistas nas fábricas da Audi ...

  • GEFCO_LKW
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    Gefco tailors the supply of parts to Audi

    2018-10-10T12:26:06Z

    Gefco has outlined the details of a recent contract signed with Audi for the supply of parts from Austria to its car plants in Germany. Gefco’s division in Austria is loading various components from three suppliers across four locations in the country and delivering them into Audi’s plants in Neckarsulm ...

  • Varroc contact_czech_3
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    Varroc Lighting Systems expands Czech plant

    2018-10-10T11:37:44Z

    Varroc Lighting Systems has opened a fifth production hall at its Rychvald factory in the Moravia region of the Czech Republic. Features of the new assembly area include advanced material flow monitoring and intelligent logistics management equipment, said the US-based firm. “The hall will produce both rear lamps and smart ...

  • Audi A1 production
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    VW Group highlights gains from making Audi A1 in Spain

    2018-10-10T11:20:14Z

    Volkswagen Group has said it expects substantial logistics benefits to follow, now that it is producing the new-look Audi A1 in Seat’s Martorell factory in Spain. “[It] joins Seat vehicles in most distribution transport flows, which enables us to achieve cost and lead time synergies, both for Seat and Audi,” ...

  • AL UK
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    Watch the Automotive Logistics UK summit Live

    2018-10-10T10:29:52Z

    The Automotive Logistics UK summit takes place at Silverstone today and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the event , which will look at how the UK’s automotive logistics sector can thrive on all the change taking place as the nation prepares to exit ...

  • Euromed Panel I
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    European ro-ro providers to gain from Africa interest

    2018-10-09T13:02:42Z

    European ro-ro providers could benefit from fresh investment in Africa by Chinese and European automotive manufacturers, delegates at the Euro-Med convention, held by Grimaldi Group in the Greek capital of Athens at the beginning of October, were told. Chinese manufacturing investment in Africa, in particular, could provide a boost to ...

  • Emanuele Grimaldi
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    Shipowners should be immune from fuel penalties, says Grimaldi

    2018-10-08T18:50:33Z

    Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has called for immunity from penalties for shipowners who find themselves in circumstances where it is impossible to comply with the forthcoming rules on maritime sulphur emissions. At the beginning of 2020 it will be compulsory under regulations ...

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    Wendt takes on key supplier role at BMW

    2018-10-08T16:11:48Z

    Andreas Wendt (pictured) has become BMW’s new management board member for purchasing and supplier network. He was previously director of the group’s largest car assembly plant in Germany at Dingolfing. Wendt was appointed to his new role on 1 October by the supervisory board, whose chairman Norbert Reithofer said: “The ...

  • IAS profile
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    EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

    2018-10-08T15:12:55Z

    According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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    BMW and Toyota could leave UK after no-deal Brexit

    2018-10-03T15:52:15Z

    BMW and Toyota have said this week that they could withdraw from the UK if there is disruption to business caused by a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at the start of the Paris Motor Show, BMW’s CEO, Harald Krüger said the carmaker could shift production of the Mini from Oxford to ...

  • ICO_Terminal
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    ICO opens latest terminal at Zeebrugge

    2018-10-03T15:48:29Z

    NYK’s car terminal subsidiary, International Car Operators (ICO), has recently opened its new office building and terminal in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. The new central gate building has operational and corporate departments, with five levels of 900 sq.m and houses 150 employees. International Car Operators signed a concession agreement ...

  • VirginHyperloopOne_4
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    The future of logistics?

    2018-10-01T15:31:00Z

    A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change. By loading ...

  • Ben riley
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    Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry

    2018-10-01T15:11:37Z

    Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services. The functions of blockchain could cater to other sectors to create more transparency and deliver greater efficiency. One example ...

  • cldn_door_to_door
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    Santander improves ro-ro connections with Zeebrugge

    2018-09-26T16:10:22Z

    The twice-weekly CldN ro-ro service linking Santander in Spain, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Leixões in Portugal is to be divided into two distinct services. It is hoped the move will help increase the number of semi-trailers being carried by around 10,000 units a year. In future, Santander will have ...

  • CoPart_auction
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    Copart expands business in Germany

    2018-09-26T15:43:50Z

    US online vehicle auction company, Copart, has extended its business in Germany with the opening of a second location near Leipzig, which the company said would serve both Germany and countries in eastern Europe. The latest facility can store up to 4,500 vehicles and hosts bi-weekly auctions on Thursdays. "We ...

  • Volkswagen-Distribution-Centre-sign
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    Unipart signs aftersales deal with VW

    2018-09-26T15:38:04Z

    Unipart Logistics has won a new five-year contract with Volkswagen Group to run its UK aftermarket supply chain. More than 450 workers at Volkswagen's Tamworth logistics hub were transferred to Unipart Logistics after it signed a deal with the carmaker. The operation will service more than 900 retailers and trade ...

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    Mazda opens new engine plant in Russia

    2018-09-26T14:17:53Z

    Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe recently attended the opening ceremony of a new engine plantat Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Vladivostok, which was launched officially on September 10. The plant is designed to manufacture 50,000 Sky Activ-G engines per year in accordance with the Euro-5 emission standard. Investors plan to ...