All finished vehicle logistics articles – Page 2

  • Un.roro
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    DFDS takes over Turkish ocean forwarder U.N. Ro-Ro

    2018-04-17T09:41:59Z

    Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has bought a majority 99% stake in U.N. Ro-Ro, Turkey's largest operator of ocean-going ro-ro freight vessels for €950m ($1.2 billion). U.N Ro-Ro was previously owned by Turkish private equity companies Actera and Esas. DFDS said the purchase would make it a major player ...

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack . Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident ...

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    Amports will invest $11m in terminal at Altamira port

    2018-04-17T00:04:34Z

    Amports Mexico has signed a partial concession agreement with the Port of Altamira Authority (API) to set up a public finished vehicles terminal rather than continuing to rent area within the port to do so. Amports managing director Ernesto Ibarra explained that the concession is for 20 years, although it ...

  • FerrocarrilPortBCN
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    DB Cargo sets up rail service for German deliveries to Barcelona port

    2018-03-28T09:44:27Z

    DB Cargo is running a rail service for finished vehicle transport between Germany and the Spanish port of Barcelona. The weekly service, for a prominent German carmaker (unconfirmed but thought to be Mercedes-Benz), is the only such link between the two countries and is organised in conjunction with the Spanish ...

  • Heimman_John_MetroGistics
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    Heimann joins MetroGistics in lead IT role

    2018-03-27T18:08:04Z

    US-based finished vehicle logistics provider MetroGistics has hired John Heimann (pictured) as associate vice-president of information technology. The company said Heimann would help develop IT operations, as well as being heavily involved in the integration of MetroGistics’ customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms. Heimann has 28 ...

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    Navigating an uncertain future

    2018-03-20T15:53:00Z

    The finished vehicle logistics sector needs to find better ways to communicate and collaborate to meet the challenges of an uncertain future, delegates at this year s finished vehicle logistics north america conference in California were told in March. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle logistics industry may ...

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    Conference report: Attracting a talent for disruption

    2017-09-26T13:44:55Z

    Given the pace of change in digital technology the automotive logistics sector may not know exactly where it will be in ten years but it knows it is going somewhere different and that a risk-to-fail attitude is essential in adopting supply chain strategies for the future. What it cannot risk, ...

  • MASON
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    Hurricane effect could keep US sales above 17m

    2017-09-25T22:14:00Z

    Replacement new vehicle purchases following the two hugely destructive hurricanes that hit the US recently could keep car sales above the 17m mark in 2017, despite previous forecasts showing they would fall below the figure for the first time in three years. “For 2017 the initial sales forecast this ...

  • BCAL
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    BCA Logistics expands operations in UK

    2017-09-19T22:16:02Z

    BCA Logistics, one of the four divisions of UK-based used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, BCA, is expanding its operations in the West Midlands region of England and moving to a new office at Birmingham Business Park. The company said the move would create up to 30 new ...

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    Ro-ro carrier faces fine for anti-competitive behaviour in South Africa

    2017-09-13T15:25:21Z

    Norwegian ro-ro carrier Höegh Autoliners has been referred to South Africa’s Competition Tribunal for charges relating to collusive tendering, price-fixing and market division. The country’s Competition Commission, which referred the case, is seeking an order obliging the company to pay an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover ...

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    UECC holds event in Southampton to showcase its dual-fuel LNG vessel

    2017-09-12T17:30:01Z

    European short-sea carrier, UECC, has held an event at Southampton port in the UK for clients and authorities to get a closer look at its new Auto Eco vessel capable of running on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). Last November, the vessel, which was the first pure car and truck ...

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    Export growth heralds recovery in Brazilian car output

    2017-09-11T16:23:59Z

    Brazilian passenger car exports in the first eight months of this year have increased by 57% to almost 481,390 units, according to figures from the country’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). Overall vehicle exports, which includes commercial vehicles and buses, have increased to 506,000 units over the same ...

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    Russia to cut subsidies on finished vehicle transport from Far East

    2017-08-30T16:03:40Z

    A draft decree recently released by the Russian Ministry for Trade and Industry shows that it plans to allocate 850m rubles ($14.3m) this year to subsidise finished vehicle movements from the Far East to the European side of the country. In total, the Russian government plans to reimburse transport costs ...

  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

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    Multi-level storage facility to boost capacity at busy Savona port

    2017-06-27T13:40:51Z

    The Mar Ligure Occidentale Port Authority , which oversees operations at the port of Savona in northwest Italy, has received notification from Savona Terminal Auto that it intends to proceed with construction of a multi-level storage facility at its terminal. Work will commence in September. The new building will be ...

  • Scania_UECC
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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

  • Ford Heinrichs
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    Europe conference: Data sharing could ease port constraints for finished vehicles

    2017-06-13T11:56:05Z

    Strong growth in vehicle numbers moving into and out of Europe over the past few years has created capacity constraints and bottlenecks at the continent’s ports. While the scope to significantly expand physical space might be limited, executives from carmakers and logistics providers have suggested better visibility and sharing of ...

  • Gefco car carrier
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    Groupe PSA report: A partnership of choice for Gefco and PSA

    2017-03-31T22:15:00Z

    Having signed an €8 billion contract with its former owner PSA, Gefco is keen to emphasise its growing independence both within and outside the automotive sector

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    Groupe PSA report: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    2017-03-31T20:59:00Z

    PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance

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    Ekol Logistics enters Slovenia

    2017-03-29T20:18:59Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has officially entered its 15th country with the establishment of a local branch in Slovenia. "Ekol Slovenia will provide services of international and domestic FTL [full truckload] and groupage transport,” said Miha Ulcar, manager of the Slovenian branch. The company, which will be ...