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    Clean energy around the coast


    Infrastructure developments at the UK vehicle handling ports through 2021 were tied closely to sustainability initiatives


    GBA helps VW towards zero-emissions goal


    UK ports operator GBA has achieved a “neutral balance sheet” for CO2 emissions for all port and terminal activities relating to its customer Volkswagen

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    Building a future for vehicle trade after Covid


    Last year was one of unprecedented challenge for the UK’s vehicle handling ports but, as Marcus Williams reports, they maintained operations, invested in infrastructure and are taking lessons forward for future trade

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    European ports prepare for the worst but hope for the best


    While vehicle import and export trade through the UK remained strong in 2018, the ports handling that trade were working under the gathering clouds of Brexit uncertainty. Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the UK exported over 1.2m new passenger vehicles last year, 81.5% ...

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    Fighting for space at Europe’s ports


    European vehicle-handling ports faced a squeeze on space last year for several reasons, including wild fluctuations in distribution patterns caused by WLTP implementation. But the situation is now improving, due to investment in infrastructure and digital technology

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    ECG pilots seek to improve forecasting accuracy


    Several pilot projects involving major automotive OEMs and logistics service providers (LSPs) are likely to get underway in Europe over the next few months in the latest stage of an initiative by the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) to tackle capacity shortages by improving forecasting methodologies.The aim is to ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat


    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

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    Suzuki gets its delivery priorities in order


    A prolonged period of strong sales growth in the UK means Suzuki now imports more than double the number of vehicles it did five years ago into the country. This expansion has put pressure on the company’s finished vehicle supply chain. It has also come at a time when customer ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound


    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead.In the middle of ...


    Able secures BMW deal at Humber Port


    Able UK, which runs a vehicle storage and logistics terminal in the UK’s Humber Estuary, has signed a nine-year contract with the BMW Group.The deal will see the development of facilities including a 4,300 sq.m pre-delivery and inspection facility at the Able Humber Port. When completed at the end of ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility


    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive.The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, store ...

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    Kia UK reveals further details of vehicle handling contract with Paragon


    Following Kia Motors’ announcement that is has signed a £115m ($176.5m), 10-year deal with Paragon for vehicle processing in the UK, the companies have revealed more details about the investment being made at Paragon’s new Stallingborough site near Immingham in the Humber region of England.To support the new contract Paragon ...

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    VW imports to UK set to increase through Sheerness


    Volkswagen is now benefitting from enhanced ro-ro services at the UK port of Sheerness following a 10-year contract signed with Peel Ports that includes a new 32,000-sq.m pre-delivery inspection facility.PDI services on the newly extended facility, which are now operational, are being handled by vehicle logistics provider GBA Group and ...

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    This year’s Europe conference is streaming Live online!


    This year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany, is now live streaming debate and offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online.Once again the conference has filled the stylish and spacious Kameha Grand Hotel on the banks of the ...

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    Gestamp invests in storage for contract with BMW


    International chassis and parts supplier, Gestamp, has invested £150,000 ($240,000) to extend storage capacity at its Washington plant in the northeast of the UK following a major contract win with BMW to supply parts for Mini production at the carmaker’s Oxford plant. The supply contract will run to 2021.The company ...

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    ​GBA to run VW vehicle centre in UK


    Volkswagen has signed a contract with UK finished vehicle logistics provider GBA Group that will see it managing the carmaker’s new processing centre in Sheerness. The new purpose-built centre, which is currently being developed, will provide services for VW’s rental fleet and company cars. It aims to process around 60,000 ...

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    £26m auto terminal opens in Grimsby


    Last week saw the official opening of the Grimsby River Terminal, which will provide ro-ro services to a large number of OEMs and is already being touted as the most significant economic boost for Grimsby in over 100 years. GBA, which provides end-to-end finished vehicle logistics solutions, worked together with ...

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    Finding the missing link in car-handling terminals


    Terminal operators have been expanding their services in global markets with varying degrees of success. But in both the east and west, providers are using IT systems and new technology to improve planning and visibility.Vehicle-handling terminals are essential to the smooth and efficient flow at ports of imported or exported ...

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    Finished vehicle operations begin at Grimsby River Terminal


    Associated British Ports (ABP) has started ro-ro and vehicle handling operations at the newly completed Grimsby River Terminal in the UK with a delivery this week of Volkswagen Group vehicles. The terminal is one of the largest projects in the port of Grimsby’s history.The first vessel, “K” Line’s pure-car-and-truck carrier ...

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    Global round up


    ABP invests £25m for improved access at GrimsbyAssociated British Ports (ABP) have released further details of the start of work on its £25m Grimsby Riverside Ro-Ro Terminal. The development heralds the largest-ever capital investment in the port of Grimsby and will offer significantly improved access for vehicle imports and ...