Global Logistics

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Containerisation: Why automotive logistics needs to think inside the box

2019-04-05T16:02:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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DSV reaches agreement to integrate Panalpina

2019-04-02T14:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Danish logistics provider DSV has reached an agreement with rival Swiss firm Panalpina to merge operations following a takeover bid by the former worth $4.6 billion.

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LSPs eye potential cut at Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant

2019-01-29T12:24:43+00:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics service providers (LSPs) catering to Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant in Germany may need to be ready to adapt to lower volumes, after the OEM was reported to be halving output there in the Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The plant builds the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer, as well as the ...

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Adampol resumes SKD services in Poland

2019-01-29T11:52:38+00:00By Marcus Williams

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Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics

2019-01-28T21:07:16+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion).

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Toyota and Panasonic form battery JV

2019-01-28T18:18:58+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Toyota and battery producer Panasonic have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to develop prismatic (soft pack) batteries, with a view to sell them to OEMs through Panasonic.

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Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

2019-01-28T12:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency.

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Mitsubishi starts shipments to Mexico via Mazatlán

2019-01-28T11:44:00+00:00By Barry Cross

Mitsubishi has delivered its first shipment of Japanese-made vehicles to Mexico through the port of Mazatlán. It was the largest single delivery of vehicles by a carmaker to the port, consisting of 4,870 vehicles including Mirage hatchback, Mirage G4, Eclipse Cross, Outlander and L200 units. The vehicles were unloaded in ...

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Gefco supplies rail wagons to PSA in Morocco

2019-01-28T11:15:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Transport and logistics provider Gefco has delivered two vehicle-carrying rail wagons to serve Groupe PSA’s new car assembly plant at Kenitra, in Morocco. A further 45 will be delivered by the end of this year.

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Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

2019-01-25T15:29:41+00:00By Marcus Williams

Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products.

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Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

2019-01-25T12:56:22+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom.

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Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

2019-01-23T12:52:00+00:00

Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe.

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BMW to raise stake in Chinese joint venture

2019-01-23T11:35:27+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Shareholders of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings (CBA) have approved the sale of a 25% stake in BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) to joint venture (JV) partner BMW.

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Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales

2019-01-23T10:24:13+00:00By Barry Cross

Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017.

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Genuine Parts acquires Hennig Fahrzeugteile

2019-01-23T09:27:36+00:00By Steve Garnsey

US-based automotive parts distributor the Genuine Parts Company has acquired German parts supplier the Hennig Fahrzeugteile Group.

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Mercedes-Benz plans production in Egypt

2019-01-22T17:06:31+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz Cars is planning to build a car plant in Egypt with an as-yet-unnamed local business partner. Markus Schäfer, member of the divisional board of Mercedes-Benz Cars, production and supply chain (left) with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi“Egypt is an attractive and competitive location for production and supporting logistics,” ...

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DSV makes an offer for Panalpina

2019-01-22T16:04:16+00:00By Steve Garnsey

DSV has confirmed it has made an indicative and private proposal to acquire fellow international transport and logistics provider, Panalpina. The Danish logistics giant is bidding just over $4 billion for Panalpina.

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ACEA warns of EU steel import tariffs

2019-01-22T11:42:39+00:00By Steve Garnsey

European Union (EU) measures to protect the steel industry “pose a real risk” to the competitiveness of the region’s car sector, according to Erik Jonnaert, secretary-general of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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Stocker takes on strategic role at DHL Supply Chain

2019-01-22T11:16:44+00:00By Marcus Williams

John Stocker (pictured) has moved to DHL Supply Chain as director of strategic development. He was previously commercial director at Gefco’s UK division and had been with the company for more than six years. DHL Supply Chain provides contract logistics services for a range of sectors, including automotive.

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Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

2019-01-22T09:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV.

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