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    Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

    2018-04-11T14:51:08Z

    The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers (see the full list of finalists here).The finalists were chosen from a large ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

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    Expedite Plus sets up first office in EU

    2018-01-02T17:23:09Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Expedite Plus has opened its first office in the EU in Strasbourg, France. The Canadian company has been expanding its global presence over the last few years. Alongside its base in Milton, Canada, and the new office in Strasbourg, it now has offices in Hong Kong, China ...

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    DHL secures contract with Ford for prototype parts moves

    2017-11-14T10:40:08Z

    DHL Supply Chain has won a new contract with Ford for the movement of prototype parts from the carmaker’s suppliers to its research and development locations around the world. The logistics provider said it was now Ford’s global provider of freight management for prototype parts.Neither party would divulge the terms ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    Continental Automotive: Systems, staff and supply chain excellence

    2017-10-10T19:37:00Z

    Continental can trace its roots in the transport sector back to 1871, with the founding of a rubber products factory in Hanover, Germany. Among the original products of the Continental Caoutchouc und Gutta Percha Compagnie were solid rubber tyres for carriages and bicycles. By 1892, the company had expanded into ...

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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade.Delegates at the 2017 Automotive Logistics ...

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    Sollers plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong vehicles in Russia

    2017-09-26T12:06:27Z

    Speaking in a recent press conference, Vadim Shvetsov, the CEO of Sollers revealed that the Russian company plans to relaunch assembly of SsangYong finished vehicles at its plant near Vladivostok from next year. He added, however, that this is being considered under a “the best scenario” as demand for SsangYong ...

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    FedEx puts hit from recent cyber-attack at $300m

    2017-09-20T09:47:04Z

    Global courier FedEx has valued the impact of June's NotPetya cyber-attack on its TNT Express subsidiary at $300m, mostly relating to lost revenues.The cyber-attack happened on June 27th, hitting as many as 7,000 companies globally. It was distributed through Ukrainian accounting software called MeDoc, used for filing tax returns in ...

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    KN launches lithium-ion battery logistics service out of Asia

    2017-09-17T23:30:08Z

    This year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt, Germany was notable for the continued focus on vehicle electrification, with carmakers committing to more electric vehicle (EV) models and options in the coming years. Governments, meanwhile, from the UK and France to China, have recently announced plans to shift away from ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    2017-08-23T11:51:51Z

    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire.The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant ...

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    UPS to use virtual reality technology to enhance driver safety awareness

    2017-08-23T10:08:40Z

    Global courier company UPS has revealed it will begin using virtual reality (VR) to help train vehicle drivers in hazard awareness from September at its nine Integrad training facilities in the US, replacing the touchscreen devices currently used.The VR technology will be used to help students identify potential road hazards ...

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    Alexander Kohnen takes up top role at time:matters

    2017-08-21T17:19:41Z

    Lufthansa Cargo’s air charter division, time:matters, has appointed Alexander Kohnen as its managing director of strategy and sales. Kohnen, who has been with time:matters for more than 16 years, moves from his role as senior director of industry development and product management with the company, and will take up the ...

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    WWL ALS moves into Scandinavian market

    2017-08-08T16:22:31Z

    WWL ALS, the division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) that handles abnormal loads and high and heavy equipment, has established a new business unit in Bergen, Norway, taking over premises previously run by WSS Nordic, a division of Wilhelmsen Ship Services (WSS). The new company, WWL ALS Nordic AS, will ...

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    Flash Europe announces takeover of Schwerdtfeger Transport

    2017-08-02T14:32:27Z

    Premium freight provider Flash Europe International has made another step towards its goal of doubling in size by 2020 by acquiring German company Schwerdtfeger Transport for an undisclosed sum. Schwerdtfeger is an time-sensitive premium freight distributor which reported €20m ($23m) in revenue for 2016 and manages around 70,000 deliveries per ...

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    time:matters extends flight services from Germany to UK and Ireland

    2017-07-26T14:53:50Z

    German freight expeditor time:matters has announced additional flights for its spare parts logistics service, adding a route from southern Germany to Birmingham in the UK and to Dublin, Ireland. A third Saab 340 aircraft will join the existing planes departing every night from Baden-Airpark, west of Stuttgart, near the French ...

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    Evolution Time Critical expands Atlanta control centre

    2017-07-26T11:39:40Z

    UK-based time-sensitive logistics services supplier, Evolution Time Critical (ETC), has expanded its North American control centre in Atlanta, adding what it terms “significant numbers” of additional staff in response to growing demand from the automotive sector. The Atlanta, Georgia office was only established late last year . Since then, demand ...

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    FedEx admits TNT hasn’t fully recovered from June’s cyber-attack

    2017-07-19T11:43:53Z

    Global courier company FedEx has admitted that its subsidiary TNT Express is continuing to suffer from the effects of last month’s cyber-attack. The firm is still processing some transactions manually, it said, and some data may never be fully recovered.“All TNT depots, hubs and facilities are operational and most TNT ...