Finished Vehicle Logistics

Our coverage of all things related to handling and moving vehicles from plants, storage and distribution points to dealerships and end users.

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Hödlmayr shipping Dacia vehicles to Germany

2019-07-18T13:55:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

German finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has taken over the contract to ship Dacia volumes from parent company Renault’s plant in Pitesti, Romania, to dealers in Germany.

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Automotive Logistics to hold first Middle East and North Africa conference in Dubai

2019-07-16T13:13:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive Logistics is increasing its focus on the Middle East and Africa with a new conference and increased editorial coverage

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Mitsubishi and Nissan streamline logistics in Japan and US

2019-07-15T14:08:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Japanese company Zero is taking over the domestic finished vehicle logistics for Mitsubishi Motors from August this year. Those services were provided by the carmaker’s subsidiary Mitsubishi Automotive Logistics Technology (MLT), which will in future focus on its maintenance and repairs operations…

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Tariffs, trade and technology drive the European supply chain into a new era

2019-07-10T11:34:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

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Ukraine introduces embargo on vehicle imports from Russia

2019-07-10T10:31:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Since the beginning of July Ukraine’s government has prohibited the import of any vehicles or parts made in Russia, regardless of from where the shipment is coming or whether it is staying in Ukraine. The move is part of wider retaliatory sanctions on a range of products from Russia.

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GM boosts Cruze imports through Itajaí over first year

2019-07-09T17:10:00+01:00By Barry Cross

In one year of handling finished vehicles on behalf of GM, the Brazilian port of Itajaí reported throughput of almost 25,800 units by June 8, 2019. By the end of June, that figure had risen to more than 27,000 units.

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Spate of violent attacks against trucks in South Africa threatens automotive industry

2019-07-09T15:44:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

South African truckers will hold a ‘Black Friday’ protest on July 12 to highlight a series of attacks across the country that has destroyed hundreds of vehicles and left dozens dead and injured.

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Deep-sea vehicle carriers sail further into troubled waters

2019-07-09T12:58:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

 

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Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

2019-07-09T11:53:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified or ...

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APLL Vascor increases finished vehicle rail capacity

2019-07-09T09:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Indian logistics joint venture, APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor), has increased its fleet of finished vehicle carrying rail wagons to 16 rakes, with an additional four rakes to be delivered this year. Each rake comprises 27 wagons and has capacity for up to 318 passenger vehicles, but can also ...

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