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  • FerrocarrilPortBCN
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    DB Cargo sets up rail service for German deliveries to Barcelona port

    2018-03-28T09:44:27Z

    DB Cargo is running a rail service for finished vehicle transport between Germany and the Spanish port of Barcelona. The weekly service, for a prominent German carmaker (unconfirmed but thought to be Mercedes-Benz), is the only such link between the two countries and is organised in conjunction with the Spanish ...

  • Unterzeichnung
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    Borgward edges closer to Bremen return with assembly site deal

    2017-04-18T18:58:25Z

    Andreas Heyer (left), chairman of Bremen Invest, and Ulrich Walker, CEO of Borgward Group German car brand Borgward and Bremen Invest have signed a deal over the purchase of a future assembly site in the German city. The memorandum of understanding covers a 140,000 sq.m piece of land in ...

  • BLG
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    BLG Logistics reports €1 billion in sales for 2016

    2017-04-12T17:57:51Z

    German logistics provider BLG Logistics has reported sales of €1.05 billion ($1.11 billion) for 2016, with its automobile division achieving a 2.6% increase in revenues to €473.7m. The division’s earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) did, however, show a year-on-year decline of 18.4% to €15.1m. The firm said this was ...

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    Daimler, VW and BLG Logistics recognised in ‘elogistics’ awards

    2017-04-12T17:41:04Z

    German automotive industry body AKJ Automotive has recognised Daimler and Volkswagen in its annual elogistics awards for digital-based initiatives. In addition, BLG Logistics has been given AKJ’s Tool Award for its work on the use of drones in the logistics space. AKJ Automotive is made up of a group of ...

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    Logistics JV to connect Germany to Iran and Maghreb region

    2017-04-05T22:57:44Z

    From left: Herbert Robel (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Tom Rosman (managing director, Militzer & Münch), Alfred Kolb (owner and chairman, Andreas Schmid Logistik), Dr Lothar Thoma (CEO, Militzer & Münch) and Gianluca Crestani (director, Andreas Schmid Logistik) Logistics providers Militzer & Münch and Andreas Schmid Logistik have formed a ...

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    Survey highlights Silicon Valley risk to German logistics industry

    2017-04-05T16:54:22Z

    Almost two-thirds of German logistics specialists and executives believe the industry is investing too little in research and development, with more than half fearing they could lose market share to competitors from Silicon Valley. That's the main finding of the 2017 Logistic Trend Index, compiled annually ahead of next month’s ...

  • Produktion Audi A5
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    Temporary halt to Audi’s Ingolstadt production after fire at supplier plant

    2017-03-29T16:58:57Z

    Audi's Ingolstadt plant in Germany A fire at a plant supplying Audi’s Ingolstadt facility has forced the carmaker to temporarily halt production. Pelzer, which supplies inner bulkhead insulation for the Audi A4 and A5 models from its plant in Witten, Germany, said a fire broke out in the early ...

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    Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    2017-03-15T15:17:45Z

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans ...

  • Engines
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    Yusen signs Germany to US engine block contract

    2017-03-08T05:46:43Z

    Third party logistics provider Yusen Logistics has been awarded a contract to move engine blocks from tier supplier Neue Halberg-Guss's (NHG) facility in Germany to an automotive manufacturing plant in Ohio. The total supply chain service will involve collections from NHG’s plant in Saarbrücken, plus stockholding and container build, followed ...

  • Audi auto
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    Audi’s driverless transport system recognised with industry award

    2017-02-21T16:18:00Z

    The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has awarded Audi with the annual Logistics Award for 2017. The award was made in recognition of the German carmaker’s driverless vehicle transport system. More specifically a parking robot, nicknamed ‘Ray’, is able to sort up to 2,000 ...

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    DB Schenker invests $25m in uShip online shipping marketplace

    2017-02-20T14:47:11Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker has taken a $25m minority stake in uShip, having signed a five-year deal with the US-based online freight-shipping marketplace last year. DB Schenker uses uShip’s platform software to run its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online service , which matches drivers and cargo. The service launched ...

  • EF Express Flash
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    Flash Europe acquires EF-Express group

    2017-02-15T14:56:59Z

    Premium freight provider Flash Europe International has acquired German based EF-Express group for an undisclosed sum. Flash says the deal, the first since investor Eurazeo PME completed the purchase of a 43% share in Flash Europe International in September 2015, is a step towards the goal of at least ...

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    Shawn Crouch heads general operations for Evolution Time Critical

    2017-02-01T14:59:00Z

    Emergency and time-sensitive logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has announced the appointment of Shawn Crouch (pictured) to the newly created position of general operations manager. Crouch, who took up the role at the beginning of the year, is an automotive logistics expert with over 17 years’ supply chain and ...

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    Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology

    2017-02-01T10:04:44Z

    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology. The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31 st ) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership ...

  • Trieste Kiel Ekol
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    Direct train service links Baltic and Adriatic sea

    2017-01-31T11:25:10Z

    A direct train connection has been established between the port of Kiel, in Germany, and the port of Trieste, in Italy, creating a link for rapid freight transport between the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operations began on the route on January 25 th , initiated by Turkish transport and ...

  • MOSOLF
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    ECG column: More of the same or all change?

    2017-01-27T10:29:00Z

    This year will be one of substantial change, but change brings opportunity including the opportunity to treat our drivers better Wolfgang Göbel is president of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Welcome to a new and probably rather interesting year. We entered 2017 in ...

  • Staatsanwaltschaft Kˆln
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    German investigation into Ford over bribery allegations continues

    2017-01-25T15:12:33Z

    The German authorities have confirmed they are continuing to investigate the role played by Ford in the alleged bribery of Russian officials at the port of St Petersburg between 2010 and 2012 – despite the carmaker’s lawyers issuing a statement recently rejecting all knowledge of the matter. A spokesman for ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Werk Bremen: Mercedes-Benz startet Produktion des neuen E-Klasse Coupés
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    Intelligent logistics supports Bremen output for Mercedes-Benz

    2017-01-25T13:03:12Z

    Intelligent logistics and a flexible supply chain are being used to underpin the recently launched production of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupé at the OEM’s plant in Bremen, Germany, Daimler has claimed ­­– helping to maintain the site as the most complex globally for its number of variants. Markus Schäfer, member ...

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    BMW to subcontract additional X1 output to the Netherlands

    2017-01-25T12:37:47Z

    The VDL Nedcar contract manufacturing plant in the Netherlands will start assembly of the BMW X1 this August to serve local and global export markets, sharing output with BMW’s plant in Regensburg in south-east Germany, the carmaker has confirmed. By sharing production of the model at the Dutch plant, close ...

  • ZFAftermarket
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    ZF establishes world’s second largest supplier of aftermarket parts

    2017-01-25T10:56:38Z

    Germany’s ZF has established a dedicated new aftermarket division – ZF Aftermarket – which it says is the second largest supplier of premium aftermarket parts in the world. ZF Aftermarket will supply global customers with five product brands and associated services. The move stems from ZF’s takeover of rival parts ...