All Finished vehicles articles – Page 10

  • UK_EU_web
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    Brexit: Who’s in the driving seat... and where are we going?

    2016-09-20T15:07:31Z

    With the dust far from settled after a shock UK referendum result in favour of leaving the European Union, we assess the country’s future trade possibilities and their implications for the automotive logistics industry In this story... Shock to the system Gauntlet to government Cuts on the ...

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    Wallenius and Wilhelmsen restructure joint operations

    2016-09-06T13:03:12Z

    Scandinavian finished vehicle and breakbulk shipping lines Wallenius and Wilhelmsen have signed an agreement to establish a new ownership structure for their three jointly owned companies. The ownership of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Eukor Car Carriers and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) will be transferred to a new jointly owned ...

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    Rising Brazilian exports help offset slump in domestic demand

    2016-08-23T14:09:52Z

    Exports of finished vehicles from Brazil were up almost 25% in July as vehicle makers tried to offset the continued slump in domestic demand. Vehicle exports during the month were worth $940m, up 24.6% over July last year, according to figures from the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). ...

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    Anita Pieper takes over BMW’s global vehicle logistics; Ulrich Wieland to lead design of production system

    2016-08-18T10:25:00Z

    Anita Pieper is to take over as vice-president of vehicle distribution and vehicle distribution centres (VDCs) at BMW Group from September 1 st . She will be responsible for global vehicle logistics, plant yard and port terminal operations. Pieper replaces Dr Ulrich Wieland, who has moved to a new role ...

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    Toyota signs deal with MOL for exports from Argentina

    2016-08-17T15:06:29Z

    [Updated August 19th] Toyota has signed a multi-year contract with ocean forwarder Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for the movement of vehicles from Argentina to other west coast ports in South America, as well as those to the north in central American countries. Vehicles produced at Toyota Argentina’s Zarate plant, ...

  • New Honda Civic hatchback heads stateside
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    Honda begins exports of Civic hatchback from UK to US

    2016-08-17T14:29:07Z

    Honda’s division in the UK has started exports of the new generation Civic hatchback from its plant in Swindon to the US via the port of Southampton. The Civic is due to arrive at dealers in the US by September this year via an ocean service provided by K-Line. Honda ...

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    Trans-rak sees pick-up in sales of containerised vehicle system

    2016-08-16T17:25:16Z

    Trans-rak International is benefitting from the rise in containerised finished vehicle shipments to new and emerging markets with a reported 20% increase in sales of its in-container racking system for the first six months of the year. While the company would not comment on additional production volumes of the R-Rak ...

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    Port of Suape quadruples vehicle exports

    2016-08-16T16:28:34Z

    Vehicle exports through Brazil’s north-eastern port of Suape were all but quadrupled in the first half of this year, thanks to a switch in strategy by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and a recent expansion in storage capacity there. The port exported more than 23,500 finished vehicles in the first six ...

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    Lookers expands dealer network with Drayton buyout

    2016-08-15T14:38:56Z

    UK car dealer group Lookers is buying its rival Warwick Holdings, which trades as Drayton Group, for £55.4m ($71m). Drayton provides car sales and aftermarket services for Mercedes-Benz in the West Midlands region of the UK. The buyout includes seven dealerships, bringing the number of Lookers Mercedes-Benz locations in the ...

  • Volkswagen Group Rus Werk in Kaluga
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    VW begins exporting Polos from Russia to Mexico

    2016-08-02T14:46:14Z

    Volkswagen has confirmed it has begun exporting finished Polo sedan models from Russia to Mexico. A spokesperson for the carmaker said the current economic situation on the Russian market meant VW was “considering all possible export opportunities”. The initial export volume comes to just “a few hundred” he added. The ...

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    Mexico to develop port of Cuyutlán for automotive traffic

    2016-08-02T12:35:45Z

    The government of the state of Colima, in Mexico, has announced plans to develop the port of Cuyutlán, which lies adjacent to the port of Manzanillo, in an effort to cater for a predicted increase in automotive imports and exports in the run-up to 2020. Both the state governor, Ignacio ...

  • Truck Transporting
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    Volvo Trucks: High, heavy and smart

    2016-07-31T16:11:50Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Volvo Trucks North America is improving its complex delivery network across the US, including investments in new technology and in supporting its carriersReflecting continued strength in the US economy as well as sustained low oil prices, last year saw strong growth for sales of medium-and-heavy trucks in the US. ...

  • 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 ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

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    ARS Altmann begins finished vehicle services in the UK

    2016-07-27T14:56:00Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann will begin road-based deliveries in the UK in August, following the delivery of its first 20 car transporters this month. The move follows the company’s establishment of a subsidiary in the UK last year. The first 20 transporters are made up of trailers ...

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    STVA and GB Railfreight move cars through Channel Tunnel

    2016-07-27T14:36:28Z

    For the first time in five years, a train transporting finished vehicles has travelled through the Channel Tunnel on a route from the UK to Belgium, Groupe Eurotunnel has revealed. GB Railfreight, the rail freight subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, provided the train on behalf of European automotive transport specialist STVA ...

  • China_Opening_rail
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    Chinese exports rise in June but finish half-year lower

    2016-07-27T12:06:11Z

    China exported 68,000 vehicles in June – up more than 21% on the previous month. While the overall figure was no higher than in June 2015, exports of passenger cars for the month saw an increase of 13.4% year on year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). ...

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    Indian Railways aims to boost car moves with Auto Express service

    2016-07-27T10:32:30Z

    Indian Railways has launched an ‘Auto Express’ train service to carry finished vehicles in both directions between Gurgaon and Nidvanda. The state-run rail giant hopes to increase the number of vehicles carried on the route from 2,000 a month to around 6,000 as it targets a 25% share in national ...

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    ICO expands vehicle terminals at port of Zeebrugge

    2016-07-26T15:40:28Z

    NYK’s stevedoring subsidiary International Car Operators (ICO) is expanding ro-ro terminal capacity at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, after an 11% increase in ro-ro traffic at the port in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, to 1.38m vehicles. ICO’s Benelux division is extending ...

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    BCA continues buyout spree by snapping up Paragon

    2016-07-20T12:20:57Z

    UK-based automotive service group BCA has bought rival UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive for £105m ($138.5m). The buyout is subject to further 'earn-out payments' of up to £30m, based on the achievement of financial and market targets, according to BCA. BCA said the latest buyout was an important ...