All finished vehicle logistics articles – Page 3

  • car_carrier_protest_Rajasthan
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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state. The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of ...

  • Panel_shot_crowd
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    India conference report: Looking for the next leap forward

    2016-11-14T19:07:00Z

    India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain. There are also big changes ahead related to tax policy and equipment legislation, which bring their ...

  • Vehicles
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    ABP investing £50m in Southampton port vehicle terminal

    2016-09-18T14:33:31Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £50m ($66m) in its vehicle handling facilities at the port of Southampton. The investment will be applied in two phases beginning with a two new multi-story vehicle handling facilities that together will be able to store 7,600 vehicles on route to export markets. The ...

  • Vipal_Nanda_CCA
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    Indian carriers fight penalties and OEM indifference

    2016-09-16T16:27:23Z

    Vipul Nanda, president of India's Car Carriers Association Just when you thought the question of car transporter lengths in India was sorted out , it may be time to think again. Following its draft legislation providing for a maximum length for finished vehicle carriers of 18.75 metres earlier this ...

  • DSC_3391
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    Lack of federal funds is leaving ro-ro ports high and dry

    2016-08-10T20:43:54Z

    With new vehicle sales and production in North America still running at record levels, the region’s vehicle-handling ports are running out of room. Larger vessels, sometimes arriving in bunches, are putting more pressure on terminals and yard space. Land for expansion, meanwhile, is hotly contested because port authorities have competing ...

  • Port-of-Vigo
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    Vigo ramps up the ro-ro

    2016-08-09T15:54:35Z

    The north-western Spanish port of Vigo will start using a sixth ro-ro ramp in August this year and intends to build a seventh, making it the country's leading port in terms of its ro-ro provision. According to the port authority, the idea it to optimise its existing car carrier service ...

  • 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 ...

  • South Africa car plant
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    South Africa: Flagging but still fighting

    2016-07-28T12:36:08Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]South Africa’s economy is battling problems, but its vehicle exports and role in global vehicle programmes mean it continues to attract investment South Africa’s economy is in the doldrums. A rout in commodity prices has damaged consumer spending power. The country is skirting perilously close to having its debt ...

  • Car hauler capacity
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    Deliveries are feeling the crunch

    2016-07-27T15:07:04Z

    If you can’t get your product to market, every other competitive advantage is lost – a problem Europe’s OEMs could face as transport capacity tightens for moving finished vehicles New vehicle registrations across Europe have been rising, including double-digit sales increases in recent months across the EU. ACEA, the European ...

  • Digital delivery graphic
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    Is the digital future now history?

    2016-07-20T16:49:01Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Electronic consignment notes were given the green light by the EU in 2011 but their implementation across European countries remains patchy. Has their time finally come… or gone? So far, only eight EU member states and Switzerland have ratified the so-called e-CMR protocol – the digital addition to the ...

  • Bill Kerrigan - SSA Marine
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    Video interview with Bill Kerrigan, vice-president, logistics, SSA Marine

    2016-07-11T12:16:56Z

    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Bill Kerrigan, vice-president of logistics at SSA Marine Auto, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about trade with Mexico, the growth of short-sea shipping, and new business.

  • Dennis Manns - Road and Rail
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    Video interview with Dennis Manns, chief commercial officer, Road and Rail Services

    2016-07-11T12:13:08Z

    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Dennis Manns, chief commercial officer at Road and Rail Services, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about making the move from OEM to logistics service provider.

  • Sarah Amico - Jack Cooper
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    Video interview with Sarah Amico, executive chairman, Jack Cooper Holdings

    2016-07-11T12:06:44Z

    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Sarah Amico, executive chairman at Jack Cooper Holdings, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor at Automotive Logistics, about investment, technology, and good times for growth.

  • PanamaCanalgraph
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    Panama canal: Open locks free up trade

    2016-06-24T16:40:23Z

    After nine years of anticipation, the newly expanded Panama Canal is set to open to commercial traffic. Charlie Fiveash considers the implications for vehicle shipping Next week, the Panama Canal is poised to welcome the first commercial customer along its new expanded route. The container ship, COSCO China, was set ...

  • Acumen_Scania_Vehicles
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    Acumen expands car carrier fleet in the UK

    2016-06-15T13:38:52Z

    UK transport and logistics provider, Acumen Logistics, has invested £750,000 ($1.07m) in four more Scania tractor units to support finished vehicle transport contracts its Acumen Automotive Logistics division has won this year. The latest additions, which are equipped with Euro 6 engines, brings its truck fleet in the UK to ...

  • FVL16_remarketing
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    FVL North America conference: OEMs call for data literate carriers to help cut remarketing costs

    2016-06-15T11:49:28Z

    Defleeted vehicle inventory is going to see a 50% increase over the next three years, which suggests more OEMs will get into the remarketing business, increasing competitive pressure. “We are now in a mad rush to see who can do it most effectively,” said Kurt Cornell, general manager for dealer ...

  • MarcBrazeau_FCA
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    FVL North America conference: Crossfire panel. Talking until the fat cows come home

    2016-06-14T14:36:21Z

    As declared by Sarah Amico, executive chairman of Jack Cooper, 2016 is a “fat cow year” for vehicle logistics. US sales are expected to reach a peak this year, rail and road capacity has been improved, while carmaker and logistics provider executives appear more ready than ever before to collaborate. ...

  • FVL16-QualityPanel
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    FVL North America conference: Scratches, missing keys but still satisfied customers

    2016-06-14T09:42:20Z

    Damage caused to vehicles moving from factory to dealer can be caused by a multitude of things: weather, vandalism, carelessness, accidents or technical issues. But this damage, even if to a small percentage of an OEM's outbound volume, are costly, delay vehicle delivery and damage brand reputation. Technology, an increasing ...

  • FVL16_Bill Pawluk CTM
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    FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred-year habit for car carriers

    2016-06-10T19:56:26Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America has made some significant advances over the past few years in terms of bringing greater efficiency to the network. Despite that, it remains characterised by wasteful empty backhauls, which account for as much as 40-50% of mileage, according to some estimates. Some executives ...

  • FVL16-D2_0156
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    FVL North America conference: A mixed picture for vehicle haulage capacity

    2016-06-10T02:11:13Z

    Nissan's Lee Hansen (left) and FCA's Luca Kolcaj (right) suggested that US vehicle logistics capacity was mostly in balance It seems the perennial problem of finding adequate haulaway capacity in the US outbound vehicle sector has been solved, at least for now, if comments from executives at Fiat Chrysler ...