Europe – Page 2

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    Express rail deliveries increase along Silk Road

    2019-04-23T09:16:00Z

    Since it was first announced by China’s president Xi Jinping in 2013, the comprehensive international trade and infrastructure plan now known as the Belt and Road Initiative has quickly crossed a number of milestones in its development of services by land and sea. Currently around 65 countries are involved (152 ...

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    FCA renews contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2019-04-16T15:16:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has extended its aftermarket contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil for a further four and a half years.

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    Grimsby to treble automotive capacity

    2019-04-16T11:26:49Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation for permission to expand its Grimsby River Terminal, on the UK’s eastern coast, in order to handle the world’s largest car carriers.If the plan is approved, the port operator will commit to a multimillion-pound investment to enable the terminal ...

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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

    2019-04-15T16:58:00Z

    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

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    Nickel supply sparks concern for BYD

    2019-04-15T16:02:00Z

    The Chinese carmaker points to shortages in key materials for building lithium-ion batteries

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    Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    2019-04-15T11:24:00Z

    Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas ...

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    Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

    2019-04-12T13:00:00Z

    Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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    Channelling big data into connected services at Toyota

    2019-04-10T16:51:00Z

    Toyota is garnering telematics data every ten seconds from the 9m vehicles it produces annually to transform itself into a future mobility services provider still relevant to a vehicle market undergoing some seismic changes. Developments in connected and autonomous technology have made the term ‘carmaker’ too narrow. Companies are ...

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    Dudek replaces Fondevilla at Ceva Logistics

    2019-04-10T14:18:00Z

    Antonio Fondevilla Martinez (pictured), has left Ceva Logistics to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at Spanish logistics provider Grupo Sesé. Dave Dudek has taken over his role as executive vice-president of the global automotive and tyre sector. Dudek has been with Ceva for ten years, ...

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    Truckmakers getting connected to improve logistics

    2019-04-10T12:51:00Z

    Long gone is the era when it was normal to wait for 28 days for a delivery; in today’s market consumers expect to receive their order by the next day. But the Amazon-type model is putting a lot of pressure on logistics. At the same time, developments ...

  • Volkswagen Group secures lithium supplies
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    Volkswagen seals lithium deal

    2019-04-10T10:56:00Z

    Volkswagen has signed a letter of intent with Ganfeng Lithium of Jiangxi province, China, to provide lithium to the OEM and its suppliers for the next ten years.

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    Russia to set up parts cluster near EU border

    2019-04-09T18:15:00Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is planning an automotive components cluster of up to 20 companies in Kaliningrad, the country’s western outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. The federal government intends to make available funds to reimburse between 10% and 20% of capital costs for all projects ...

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    Safety and security as first principles of connected cars

    2019-04-09T16:49:00Z

    As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, there are increasing concerns about how personal information is used and monetised. While the analysis of private data can (and will) improve safety for both drivers of smart vehicles and pedestrians, one of the questions raised at last week’s SMMT ...

  • Porsche, China
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    Porsche on track for southern China

    2019-04-09T15:56:01Z

    Porsche has begun using rail for containerised vehicle shipments to China as a supplementary mode to the volume deep ocean moves it makes out of Germany. The change shortens the vehicles' delivery time by more than three weeks, according to the German luxury carmaker. The company has confirmed it is ...

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    PSA ramps up production at Vigo before Brexit

    2019-04-09T14:23:11Z

    Groupe PSA has been forced to increase the production of cars bound for the UK at its Vigo plant, as more vehicles are imported ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo . Given the uncertainty surrounding the UK's exit from the EU, ...

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    Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

    2019-04-09T12:26:00Z

    A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and industry analyst Frost Sullivan has revealed that the UK is the top location worldwide for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, ...

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    Continental rolls out expansion in Germany

    2019-04-08T17:06:51Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental has extended its logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim in Germany to 34,000 sq.m to cater to growing market demand. The 7,000 sq.m increase, equal to a 25% enlargement of the total space, includes an expanded small parts warehouse, with more than 25,000 storage spaces, almost 20,000 more ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    VW turns to Amazon to streamline its supply chain

    2019-04-03T10:24:24Z

    Volkswagen Group has announced it will use Amazon Web Services (AWS) to automate manufacturing and logistics processes across its network of 122 plants and more than 30,000 facilities that make up the group’s global supply chain. The carmaker said it had signed a multi-year agreement with AWS, the cloud computing ...

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    BMW looks to the cloud to boost productivity

    2019-04-03T09:48:00Z

    BMW has begun using a digital cloud platform built on software supplied by Microsoft to increase manufacturing and supporting logistics productivity. The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) is designed to accelerate the use of internet-of-things (IoT) technology in the supply chain and factory. BMW said it would be shared among OEMs, ...