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    Gefco launches latest digital services in Europe

    2019-10-28T16:44:00Z

    Logistics provider Gefco held a meeting in the French capital Paris last week to provide details of its ongoing digital supply chain strategy and the launch of two new services that support the freight and finished vehicle sectors: Chronotruck and Moveecar…

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    Renault rewarded for reducing freight emissions

    2019-09-24T15:28:00Z

    Source: Groupe Renault Communication French carmaker Renault has been recognised for lowering the volume of CO 2 emissions from its freight transport. It came third among companies making most progress in voluntarily reducing the environmental impact of their freight activities under the Fret21 programme ...

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    SCH seals Neptune ro-ro deal in Southampton

    2019-08-05T10:03:00Z

    Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured a contract to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro-ro vessels calling at the English port…

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    Groupe PSA results show significant losses in China and Iran

    2019-07-30T13:41:00Z

    Groupe PSA has released worldwide sales results for the first half of the year that show a decline of 12.7% on the same period in 2018, down to 1.9m vehicles, principally caused by the suspension of the carmaker’s activity in Iran and losses in China…

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    Nippon Express expands footprint in Morocco

    2019-07-24T08:45:00Z

    Logistics provider Nippon Express France has opened a second operation in Morocco, a logistics centre in the port of Tangiers… 

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    GPC to acquire truck parts distributor

    2019-07-23T09:42:00Z

    The Genuine Parts Company (GPC) of the US has agreed to purchase the Todd Group, a distributor of lorry parts and accessories for the independent heavy-duty aftermarket in France…

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    Renault returns to Nigeria with Coscharis

    2019-07-22T09:50:00Z

    Renault has outlined plans for the distribution of four vehicles in Nigeria from October this year, which includes local joint venture production from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits of two models and the import of finished vehicles from Brazil…

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    Gefco acquires Chronotruck to improve digital services

    2019-07-16T09:59:00Z

    Logistics provider Gefco has purchased Chronotruck, which connects shippers and carriers through its digital platform…

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    Mosolf expands services in Germany

    2019-06-26T08:42:00Z

    Car transporter Mosolf has moved into an office at Jade-Weser-Port, Wilhelmshaven, northern Germany, with a view to expanding its vehicle logistics operations as well as starting the production of electric utility vehicles…

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    Fire on K-Line car carrier forces crew to abandon ship

    2019-06-19T12:58:00Z

    The K-Line car carrier Diamond Highway has been abandoned by crew in the South China Sea following a fire that broke out aboard the vessel on the June 15, according to the Philippine Coast Guard…

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    ARS Altmann and ICL on track to China

    2019-06-12T11:46:00Z

    German vehicle transporter ARS Altmann and Intermodal Container Logistics (ICL), based in Austria, started running trains to transport cars between China and Europe this month

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    Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

    2019-04-15T11:24:00Z

    Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory. Launched last year, the internal incubator offers employees worldwide an opportunity to propose and develop innovative ideas to help drive the group’s growth. As director Floridia will be responsible for encouraging new ideas ...

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    Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    2019-03-20T11:53:16Z

    A major automotive parts manufacturer has postponed plans for a new headquarters in the UK, another is seeking non-UK producers for input materials, component suppliers are building up stock and companies’ Brexit taskforces continue their work as Britain’s political deadlock goes to the wire. With a reliance on just-in-time and ...

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    CMA CGM to acquire Ceva Logistics

    2019-03-20T11:35:36Z

    French shipping line CMA CGM is to take over Ceva Logistics after more than a third of the Swiss 3PL’s shareholders accepted CMA CGM’s friendly public offer. Almost 21.5m Ceva shares were tendered at 30 Swiss francs each, giving a transaction value of around $641m. Upon settlement of the offer, ...

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    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    2019-03-13T10:25:31Z

    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France. The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing ...

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    Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics

    2019-02-25T12:06:04Z

    South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th. Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. ...

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    PSA invests in China’s used car sector

    2019-02-20T12:20:43Z

    Groupe PSA has invested in Chinese company FengChe, which provides supply chain management services, designed to improve used car dealers’ business operations. The OEM's investment has not been disclosed, but is significant, according to a spokesperson for the carmaker. Nevertheless, FengChe remains the majority shareholder and its management structure is ...

  • Valentin Elistratov, Gefco
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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:16Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the company ...

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    EC approves CMA CGM takeover of Ceva

    2019-02-12T16:06:34Z

    The European Commission (EC) has approved a plan for French shipping company CMA CGM to acquire logistics provider Ceva of Switzerland. Under an agreement between the two companies, Ceva will take over the freight management business of CMA CGM, its major shareholder, for $105m (€92.9m), with closure expected in ...

  • Marcelo Turri, head of supply chain and IT, Alpargatas feature
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    Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    2019-02-08T15:03:39Z

    Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our ...