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    Mixed reaction over Russian plans to double truck tolls

    2016-12-19T16:40:20Z

    The Russian government has confirmed plans to double the charges on trucks of 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) and more under its Platon Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) scheme. The move will see truck tolls rise from 1.53 roubles/km ($0.024) to 3.06 roubles/km by the middle of 2017. A draft ...

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    American Honda: Looking for smart, sustainable solutions

    2016-12-19T14:23:09Z

    All photos of Chuck Kendig by: Walter SavinovichAmerican Honda’s head of sales planning and logistics, Chuck Kendig, reveals the philosophy behind his approach to managing the carmaker’s outbound flows and describes how the department operates to cope with changing model demand Since April 2015, when Chuck Kendig inherited vehicle ...

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    Kia celebrates a decade in Slovakia as it exceeds 2.5m car mark

    2016-12-14T13:53:05Z

    South Korea’s Kia Motors is celebrating 10 years in Slovakia, announcing total production of almost 2.58m vehicles since the first car rolled off the line in Žilina. Following an initial investment of €700m ($745m) to build the plant – its only one in Europe – the Hyundai subsidiary has ploughed ...

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    NYK sets up joint venture for inland services in Vietnam

    2016-12-14T11:24:19Z

    NYK has signed a joint venture in Vietnam to provide inland finished vehicle logistics services. The Japanese company will hold an 80% share in a joint venture with local provider Vietnam Ocean Shipping Agency (VOSA), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines. The joint venture will be called NYK ...

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism

    2016-12-14T10:57:04Z

    It has been revealed that the Mexican government has been deploying troops since the autumn at various troubled areas in response to rising vandalism and theft targeting both railway lines and automotive cargo. “The Mexican military is providing some short-term protection to the automotive industry in the state of Guanajuato,” ...

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    Robinson takes on logistics strategy for Mazda after Beyer’s exit

    2016-12-13T10:44:11Z

    MNAO's former manager of vehicle logistics, Michael Beyer, has now left the company Following a reorganisation of roles at Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) earlier this year, Michael Robinson has taken on a new role as logistics strategy manager. Robinson was previously logistics quality manager at the company. In ...

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    Russia car market up for first time in two years; exports also rise

    2016-12-13T09:58:02Z

    Domestic car sales in Russia grew in November for the first time in almost two years, data from the Association of European Business (AEB) have indicated. According to the AEB, sales grew 0.6% year-on-year in November, after falls of 2.6% in October, 10.9% in September and 18% in August. “November ...

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    Ekol buys majority stake in Trieste terminal operator

    2016-12-12T17:48:35Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has bought a majority 65% stake in Europa Multipurpose Terminals for an undisclosed sum. The company operates a ro-ro terminal at the port of Trieste, in Italy, served by ocean and rail. The other stakeholders are forwarding company, Casa di Spedizioni, and regional ...

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    Limited damage to vehicles after surprise hailstorm in Valencia

    2016-12-12T09:51:21Z

    An unexpected hailstorm on the last weekend of November in Valencia seems to have caused limited damage to finished vehicles at the Spanish port. “We’re handling 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles at the moment, but we know of other OEMs with losses that we’re not dealing with,” one insurer told Automotive ...

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    Hyundai to offer online car purchasing across the UK from January

    2016-12-07T14:00:46Z

    Carmaker Hyundai has announced the launch in January of a website in the UK allowing customers to purchase its vehicles and arrange finance online. While the company has provided smaller scale digital store options in the past, such as the one operated with Rockar and another in Madrid, this is ...

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    Grimaldi Group confirms vertical storage unit at Valencia

    2016-12-05T17:30:23Z

    Grimaldi Group has reaffirmed a commitment to build a vertical storage facility at its Valencia Terminal Europa, on Dique del Este, at the Mediterranean port of Valencia. Mario Massarotti, MD of the group’s Spanish operation, said the new facility was required to improve the quality of service it offered in ...

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    Mosolf appoints Dr Kersten Ruoss as CFO

    2016-11-30T15:49:42Z

    Dr Kersten Ruoss (pictured) has joined German multimodal vehicle logistics provider, Mosolf Group, as its new chief financial officer (CFO). He replaces Friedbert Maul who is leaving the company this week after two years in the job. Dr Ruoss, who also joins the management board, has been with Mosolf since ...

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    PSA UK signs deal with BCA for remarketing services

    2016-11-30T10:41:09Z

    BCA, the used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, its extending its remarketing of used Peugeot, Citroën and DS vehicles in the UK under a new two-year deal signed with PSA Group’s division in the country. The latest deal builds on existing work BCA does for PSA UK, including handling ...

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    Craig Clayton moves to vice-president role for IT at MetroGistics

    2016-11-30T09:50:05Z

    Finished vehicle services provider MetroGistics has appointed Craig Clayton to the newly-created role of vice-president of information technology. Clayton moves from his role as director of IT at the company, which he has held for the past three years. He has more than 12 years of IT management experience, including ...

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    SMMT highlights implications of post-Brexit tariffs and Industry 4.0

    2016-11-29T21:00:59Z

    The UK’s automotive trade association has estimated that tariffs on imported and exported finished vehicles could amount to £4.5 billion ($5.6 billion) a year, if Britain makes a clean break from the European Union. Earlier this evening, Gareth Jones, the outgoing president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ...

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    K Line supports increased car imports in Australia with new route

    2016-11-28T17:58:24Z

    Japanese ocean ro-ro carrier K Line has added an ‘anti-clockwise’ service between Thailand and Australia to its existing ‘clockwise’ service. In a statement, the company said vehicle sales in Australia were currently strong and forecast to grow but that the market there was changing drastically as more vehicles were imported, ...

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    Setram introduces electric vehicles at Barcelona terminal

    2016-11-28T16:35:19Z

    Spanish finished vehicle logistics provider, Setram, has deployed four electric vehicles (EVs) to help with operations at its car terminal in the port of Barcelona. Four Peugeot iPartner vans are being used at the terminal, which can store 13,300 vehicles. The vans are being leased from Spanish car rental and ...

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    Auto Warehousing Company takes over cruise terminal for vehicle imports

    2016-11-23T11:15:33Z

    Car terminal operator, Auto Warehousing Company (AWC), has taken over the Bayport Cruise Terminal at the US port of Houston as part of a five-year lease of 15 hectares of land there. It will be using the facility and surrounding land to import vehicles from next month. It is the ...

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    BMW and logistics automation: from prototype to (augmented) reality

    2016-11-18T17:01:05Z

    The premium carmaker is taking a step-by-step approach to bringing smarter automation and digital technology into its day-to-day operations, with big plans for the future. BMW’s senior logistics managers are pushing new technology into the carmaker’s supply chain, with a number of pilot projects involving automated guided vehicles (AGVs), robots ...

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    Emirates freight division launches SkyWheels service

    2016-11-17T15:30:51Z

    The freight division of Emirates airline, Emirates SkyCargo, has launched a service dedicated to classic, luxury and sports car moves called Emirates SkyWheels. The service covers door-to-door transport of vehicles, including collection and delivery overseas, as well as export and customs clearance at both ends of the route. As well ...