Finished vehicle logistics – Page 17

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    A game of two halves at Europe’s vehicle ports

    2021-04-08T14:27:00Z

    Volatility at Europe’s leading finished vehicle handling ports was made worse in 2020 by the impact of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of the year and then by resurgent demand in the second half. Marcus Williams reports

  • Neoline wind car carrier
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    Shipping lines and OEMs invest to decarbonise shipping

    2021-04-08T10:04:00Z

    Despite being a relatively efficient way to transport cars and parts, shipping still produces a lot of pollution. Positive steps being made to clean up the process with advances in fuels and technologies, even if a true solution remains elusive.

  • AL FVL Spring 2021 cover
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    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster

  • Zeebrugge_night
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    Zeebrugge remains busiest European vehicle handling port

    2021-04-06T09:26:00Z

    Despite the impact on throughput, Belgium’s port of Zeebrugge maintained its position as Europe’s busiest vehicle handling port in 2020. 

  • Parsifal_port_WW
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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen puts more vessels back into service

    2021-04-05T15:33:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen will reactivate the last three of the ro-ro vessels it placed in cold layup in the second quarter of last year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit finished vehicle volumes.

  • PortSouthampton
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    ABP to install 5G network at port of Southampton

    2021-04-05T13:25:00Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) is working with Verizon Business on the installation of a private 5G telecommunications network at the port of Southampton on the UK south coast. It will make ABP the first mainland port operator in the UK to offer a private 5G network to its customers. 

  • Ever_Given_vessel_Suez
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    Signs of movement on the Suez Canal

    2021-03-29T11:34:00Z

    One week after the Evergreen container vessel MV Ever Given became lodged across the Suez Canal, it appears as of March 29 that efforts to shift the 400-metre-long, 200,000-tonne vessel have been successful. The chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), said on Monday that the Panamanian container ship had been successfully refloated and the backlog of vessels is now moving through.

  • Trent_Broberg
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    Broberg replaces Billiter as CEO of Acertus

    2021-03-23T12:54:00Z

    Trent Broberg is taking over as CEO of vehicle logistics provider Acertus, replacing William Billiter, who will remain on the management board. Billiter co-founded the company with Scott Naz in 2010 when the company was called MetroGistics. Broberg stepped into the role as of Monday this week (March 22).

  • Kerstin_Enochsson_Martin_Corner
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    Volvo Cars appoints heads of procurement and supply chain management

    2021-03-16T11:47:00Z

    From this month, Volvo Cars has appointed Kerstin Enochsson the global head of its Procurement division and Martin Corner head of its new Supply Chain Management organisation, which combines operations planning and logistics for inbound parts, outbound finished vehicles and aftersales.

  • HoeghTrigger
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    Höegh begins service between Gothenburg port and Oceania

    2021-03-15T12:42:00Z

    Höegh Autoliners has started a regular direct service from the port of Gothenburg in Sweden to Auckland in New Zealand, taking in South Africa and other locations in the Oceanic region on route. 

  • Renault_Flins_INDUSTRY 4.0
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    Mitsubishi to sell models in Europe made by Renault from 2023

    2021-03-12T07:30:00Z

    As part of an agreement to build on joint purchasing and vehicle standardisation announced by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance last year, Mitsubishi Motors will begin selling two models procured from Groupe Renault in selected European markets in 2023.

  • Transfesa_FV_train
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    VW moves more vehicles by rail than road in Spain

    2021-03-11T17:25:00Z

    Volkswagen has been able to move more finished vehicles using rail than road in Spain thanks to services provided by Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, Transfesa Logistics. Results for 2020 show that 56% of finished vehicle shipments were made by rail, a record that simultaneously reduced annual carbon emissions by 4,820 tons, ...

  • Craig Jasienski CEO Wallenius Wilhelmsen
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    Craig Jasienski leaves Wallenius Wilhelmsen

    2021-03-08T16:07:00Z

    Craig Jasienski has stepped down as president and CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen. The Norwegian shipping and logistics provider said its board had agreed with Jasienski to end his employment on Monday (March 8) and extended its gratitude for his work in various positions at the company over more than 30 years.

  • Horizon Auto Logistics Dodge Neons Mexico
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    Horizon Auto Logistics restructures business in the Americas

    2021-03-08T14:55:00Z

    Following a realignment of operations last year, Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), has restructured its business and will operate the following group divisions: Horizon Auto Logistics in Mexico, Fast Terminal International in Colombia, and Fast Auto Logistics in the US and Dominican Republic.

  • Grimaldi Mipo roro G5
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    Grimaldi orders six G5-class ro-ro vessels for improved efficiency

    2021-03-02T10:10:00Z

    Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement worth $500m with South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for the construction of six container ro-ro (conro) vessels classed as G5 and able to transport 2,500 car equivalent units or 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, as well as 2,000 container units.

  • Orcelle-Wind_WW
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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen reveals wind-powered ro-ro vessel

    2021-02-22T11:45:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has presented Orcelle Wind, a concept for a primarily wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel that the finished vehicle logistics provider is confident could be on the water in 2025. In normal operation, it is expected to bring a 90% reduction in emissions.

  • Toyota Harrier production Tanaoka japan
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    Fukushima earthquake hits automotive and semiconductor supply chains

    2021-02-16T12:31:00Z

    An earthquake has struck the the north-east coast of Japan, near Fukushima Prefecture, almost ten years since the area was devastated by a much stronger earthquake and tsunami that took 19,000 lives and led to global supply chain disruption.

  • 1920_sustainabilitypact
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    Decarbonising the supply chain will be a gradual effort

    2021-02-11T09:24:00Z

    With the range of electric vehicles (EVs) available on the market it is possible to buy a car that does not have any tailpipe emissions. The realities of energy generation mean that true zero-emission motoring is still some way off but at least there is a clear first step. Decarbonising the supply chain, however, is a complex issue with many hurdles still to overcome.

  • jackcoopercarcarrier_383158
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    Pandemic gives finished vehicle logistics a fresh perspective

    2021-02-09T10:17:00Z

    According to speakers at the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference there was a silver lining to the disruption inflicted on the automotive industry by the coronavirus pandemic: it allowed companies to look at things afresh and identify where existing problems in the outbound supply chain lay hidden by day-to-day activity.

  • Porsche Taycan North America FVL
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    Porsche turns to ICL for better visibility on vehicle deliveries

    2021-02-08T17:44:00Z

    The continuing need for accurate tracking of vehicles in the outbound supply chain became more of a critical issue last year as assembly plants ramped up production after the Covid shutdowns. Demand for new cars remained strong throughout the crisis, which shrank available inventory 32%, from 3.8m to 2.6m when plants were shut or operating on restricted schedules and according to new safety protocols.