All Finished vehicles articles – Page 8

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Why getting outbound logistics right can take a lot of time

    2016-10-27T14:52:20Z

    Clearly, vehicle logistics is tactically important in the successful launch and sale of new models. OEMs need sufficient logistics services in place to meet campaign dates and, most importantly, get vehicles to end customers as promised.[in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] Launches tend to require a surge of trucks or rail wagons before ...

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    WWL ASA poised to shape the future of vehicle logistics

    2016-10-26T14:54:26Z

    Having recently taken over as joint chief executive for WWL and Eukor Car Carriers following the company’s restructuring news , Craig Jasienski shares some of his thoughts on the ro-ro shipping market, his career so far and priorities ahead of the WWL ASA listing next year The car and ro-ro ...

  • Lynk
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    Geely ‘redesigning every link in the chain’ with Lynk & Co

    2016-10-26T12:41:39Z

    Chinese carmaker Geely’s launch of the Lynk & Co brand this week is not just the launch of a fully connected digital vehicle, nor an attempt to penetrate western markets from China; it is also an attempt to change the way cars are bought, owned, serviced and used – and ...

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    Fire aboard vessel docked at Antwerp port

    2016-10-26T11:18:57Z

    An investigation is underway into a major fire that broke out last week aboard the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Silver Sky when it was docked at the port of Antwerp, in Belgium. The fire is reported to have started around midnight last Thursday (October 20 th ) ...

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    Port of Paranaguá predicts 83% rise in finished vehicle traffic

    2016-10-26T10:29:12Z

    The number of finished vehicles that the Brazilian port of Paranaguá will handle in 2017 is expected to grow by 83%, compared to this year. Forecasts from operators indicate that around 163,000 units, taking both imports and exports into account, will pass through the port next year – some 73,000 ...

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    France adopts digital consignment notes but gaps remain

    2016-10-25T09:00:54Z

    France has become the 10 th country in Europe to ratify the so-called e-CMR protocol, a legal standard for the use of electronic consignment notes for international transport. The move will be an important step in digitising logistics processes and documentation in the EU, particularly for moving finished vehicles ...

  • IMG_7368
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    European vehicle logistics could get left behind in the digital dust

    2016-10-24T20:16:59Z

    Experts at this year’s ECG Conference in Hamburg pointed to the risks and rewards for outbound logistics of the automotive industry’s shift towards digital technology and e-commerce[sta_anchor id="1"]Despite its recent run of economic recovery and relatively strong growth, the European finished vehicle logistics industry could become a victim of technological ...

  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
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    Damage limitation: Reducing damage drawn by design

    2016-10-24T10:30:23Z

    Trends in vehicle evolution can add to the likelihood of damage in transit. While this can be partly mitigated by routing and planning, the vehicle logistics industry can struggle to adapt fast enough... A substantial increase in popular vehicle sizes in recent years has fuelled some of the logistics ...

  • Trustford
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    TrustFord expanding Long Marston site to create national fleet hub

    2016-10-21T17:21:33Z

    TrustFord, the world’s largest dedicated Ford dealer group with 65 branches in the UK, has announced a significant expansion of its Long Marston fleet distribution site in Warwickshire. The site will expand from 7 acres to 22.5 acres and will have capacity for around 7,000 vehicles, the intention being to ...

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    VDA warns UK production sector could be decimated; Nissan’s Ghosn changes tune after meeting with PM

    2016-10-19T13:51:40Z

    The head of Germany’s automotive association, the VDA, has warned that the UK’s car production sector could be severely cut in the event of a ‘hard’ Brexit . Speaking to the Financial Times this week, Matthias Wissmann, who is also a former German transport minister, suggested carmakers operating in ...

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    WWL and Eukor resolve alleged breaches of US Shipping Act

    2016-10-19T11:41:54Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have made a compromise agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) that will involve them paying out $1.5m in civil penalties to resolve alleged breaches of the US’s Shipping Act. The two companies allegedly violated Section 10(a) of the act ...

  • ALI16_10th year
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    Ten years in India: a look back at Tata Motors

    2016-10-18T15:59:42Z

    This November 8-10 th in Gurgaon will see the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference . To celebrate our first decade in this critically important market ahead of the conference, we’ll be looking back regularly at our coverage of the subcontinent over this time, with links back ...

  • Peel Port
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    Peel Ports receives planning permission for Sheerness expansion

    2016-10-18T15:38:17Z

    Peel Ports, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has received planning permission from Swale council to develop a 50-plus hectare derelict industrial site at Sheerness, about 80km east of London. Peel’s existing port at Sheerness, along with the port of Chatham, form the core of its London Medway cluster. ...

  • NYK JV photo
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    NYK extends its scope in East Africa and Asia

    2016-10-18T12:59:42Z

    NYK Group has signed an agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Toyota Tsusho to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics, a new joint venture in Kenya to handle imported vehicles. By the end of this year, the new joint venture will offer a variety of services at the port ...

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    DFDS invests in larger, cleaner vessels for North Sea network

    2016-10-14T12:55:35Z

    European short-sea operator DFDS has finalised an investment of €134m ($148m) in two new ro-ro vessels it says will meet the growing demands of its freight customers, increase operational efficiency and reduce its environmental impact. The vessels were designed by Danish company Knud E Hansen and will be built at ...

  • SimonBirdABP_
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    UK summit: Smart ports could solve bottlenecks says ABP

    2016-10-12T15:13:11Z

    More accurate forecasts and an optimised network are crucial for port operators and ocean transport providers if the perennial problem of bottlenecks is to be avoided. The UK car industry, in particular, continues to grow, meaning finished vehicle flows in and out of the ports supporting the outbound sector are ...

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    Port of Zeebrugge outlines plans to expand automotive capacity

    2016-10-12T14:31:43Z

    The Port of Zeebrugge has announced plans to expand automotive capacity by 40% in response to strong demand. Joachim Coens, chief executive of the Belgian port, said the need for additional capacity became evident when 58 hectares of new ground was recently made available. “Demand for expansion from our current ...

  • HyundaitruckIndia
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    India’s road ministry irons out car carrier legislation

    2016-10-12T12:42:05Z

    India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finalised new rules on what constitutes a legal car carrier in the country. The new Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) 2016 legislate that, from April 1 st 2017, car carriers will be limited in length to 18.75 metres while trailers – ...

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    Power restored at Colonel’s Island following Hurricane Matthew

    2016-10-11T09:40:16Z

    Power has been restored to the Colonel’s Island Terminal in Georgia after Hurricane Matthew hit over the weekend, according to the US state’s port authority. Rail services are also available for all port facilities. Colonel’s Island is one of the three deepwater terminals at the Port of Brunswick. The dedicated ...

  • Briefing for staff at NYK Pipavav RoRo terminal (Picture from NYK)
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    Indian export logistics: Waiting for an upgrade

    2016-10-10T15:59:24Z

    In this story... Shipping routes Coastal issues Road reliance Multimodal shift Growing output India’s vehicle exports are gradually on the rise, with plenty of room to grow. However, the nation’s poor export logistics and high port costs may hold the country back India’s big problem ...