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  • XuGuangqing
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    China conference: Debating which way to go from here

    2016-04-26T15:53:16Z

    At the end of Automotive Logistics China 2016, held in Chengdu, industry decisions makers and experts discussed the importance of better logistics planning and engineering, reducing costs to stay competitive, and adapting to new technology. China’s growth continues to push the automotive supply chain and distribution network across the country, ...

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    UECC launches first dual-fuel car carrier

    2016-04-26T15:27:08Z

    European short-sea operator UECC has formerly launched the first of its two dual-fuel car carriers at a ceremony held at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China. The TBN Auto Eco will be delivered to UECC in September this year following trials at sea to test the vessel’s operation on ...

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    BLG-Interrijn expands inland waterway service for Ford

    2016-04-26T14:44:21Z

    Left to right: Louis Kanters, Interrijn Group; Helen Clarke; Ford Europe; Markus Bangen, Duisport; Michael Blach, BLG BLG-Interrijn Automobiltransporte, the joint venture between Germany’s BLG Logistics and Dutch ro-ro provider Interrijn Autotransport, has christened its sixth inland waterway ro-ro vessel. The Fuerte is a 135-metre-long vessel with capacity ...

  • ECG_EH14357 WEB
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    Stubborn EU member states holding back digitalisation in logistics

    2016-04-26T12:08:25Z

    The majority of EU member states are still dragging their heels when it comes to the adoption of digital freight transport documents, despite the signing of a protocol back in 2011 that paved the way for their adoption, attendees at a dinner debate on digitalisation in logistics were told last ...

  • Al Cardona, BMW
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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Christopher ...

  • BMW automobiles at Pier 10 at the Port of Galveston
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    BMW opens VDC at port of Galveston

    2016-04-22T15:54:41Z

    BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the US port of Galveston, Texas, following a $12m investment. The centre, which has 4,000 sq.m of processing space on an 8 hectare site, will import and process 32,500 vehicles annually for onward distribution to 45 BMW and Mini dealers across ...

  • Berlit_7576 WEB
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    Blocking errors bit by bit

    2016-04-22T14:59:34Z

    Matthias Berlit is head of industrial logistics at German software provider InformBlock chains – the technology that already powers the virtual bitcoin currency – could soon be revolutionising information exchange in the automotive supply chain.A block chain can be described as a digital ledger containing stringed blocks of information, ...

  • Xu Guanqing
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    China conference: New truck limits to force vehicle sector to adapt

    2016-04-21T16:25:59Z

    The finished vehicle logistics market in China is set to face substantial change, if costs are not to rise substantially as a result of slower growth in the market and new restrictions on truck dimensions, delegates at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengdu were told today (April 21st). At ...

  • Automotive LOGISTICS (Chen Zhongwei)20160420-6334
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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

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    OIA Global opens office in Barcelona

    2016-04-13T16:07:31Z

    Packaging and supply chain management provider OIA Global has opened an office in Barcelona, Spain as part of its European expansion plans. The company, a subsidiary of investment firm Lacy Diversified Industries (LDI), said the decision to open the office there was driven by demand from several multinational customers. “When ...

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    Rebecca Stead moves to network development role at Honda UK

    2016-04-13T13:19:12Z

    Honda UK has appointed Rebecca Stead (left) as its head of network development, responsible for cars, motorcycles and power product divisions. Stead, who has been with the carmaker for 19 years, moves from her most recent role as head of the corporate affairs and events team, after spending 12 years ...

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    BMW’s Thailand division to increase exports to China

    2016-04-13T11:36:51Z

    BMW Group Thailand is planning to increase car exports over the next two years to 10,000 vehicles a year. The majority of that volume will be exported from the firm’s Rayong facility to China, but some units will also go to Malaysia. Last year, BMW announced a 1.1 billion baht ...

  • BLG_Italia
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    BLG Logistics Solutions Italia opts for Inform’s CMS

    2016-04-12T15:35:06Z

    BLG Logistics Solutions Italia, a subsidiary of the German transport and logistics giant, has said it is better able to control vehicle turnover across the ports and inland compounds in which it operates in Italy following the deployment of a vehicle compound and distribution management system from logistics software provider, ...

  • Engine
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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technologyThe logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants to buy. ...

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    Australia’s biggest automotive terminal opens in Melbourne

    2016-04-11T16:55:18Z

    Phase one of Australia’s largest ro-ro and automotive terminal has just opened at Webb Dock West, Melbourne. The Melbourne international ro-ro and automotive terminal (MIRRAT) has been under construction for the last 18 months and includes a new 185,000 sq.m facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal. ...

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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...

  • Nikolay Asaul believe Russian won in recent dispute
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    Russia and Poland reach agreement on permit dispute…for now

    2016-04-08T12:08:29Z

    Nikolay Asaul, deputy head of the Russian transport ministry After several weeks of hard negotiations, Russia and Poland have finally reached an agreement on the issuing of permit quotas required for trucks to carry freight between the two countries. "We have signed a protocol on the quotas of mutual ...

  • Moore transport US car carrier
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    US car carriers: Driving an open highway

    2016-04-07T12:18:43Z

    High sales and low fuel costs are favouring US car carriers, with many investing in equipment, infrastructure and technology Despite an unsteady global economy and falling financial markets, North American car carriers have been tearing up the road with profits and operating efficiencies. Benefitting from an expanding manufacturing base, record ...

  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

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    Miquel Tarragona takes on lead role at Setram

    2016-04-06T15:25:23Z

    Miquel Tarragona has become the new general manager of Setram, the Spanish logistics provider and terminal operator. He replaces Manuel Hereza, who has retired from the company. Tarragona joined Setram in 1992 and has worked in a number of roles including technical and purchasing manager. Since 2013 he has held ...