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  • Snodgrass_Caterpillar
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    Caterpillar puts Snodgrass at head of newly created division

    2017-06-22T17:01:22Z

    As part of a number of top executive changes at equipment maker Caterpillar, Chris Snodgrass is moving to a newly created position as vice-president of the Product Support and Logistics Division. He takes up the role on July 1st.As head of the new division, part of Snodgrass’ responsibilities will be ...

  • DICV_Karmarajar_port
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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000 th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on ...

  • SchulerPress
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    Schenker helps Schuler deliver press to Detroit

    2017-05-24T14:26:01Z

    Industrial press manufacturer Schuler has worked with logistics provider Schenker Deutschland to secure the delivery of a 106 ton hydraulic press from its facility in Erfurt to the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) research facility in Detroit, Michigan. The press, which can exert a force of 4,000 US ...

  • Ralf_Mungenast
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    Changes in supply chain leadership at Daimler India

    2017-05-03T09:22:52Z

    Daimler’s commercial vehicle division in India, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has announced a number of senior level executive changes including the appointment of a new vice-president of supply chain management and logistics. Ralf Mungenast (pictured), previously head of supply chain planning at Mercedes-Benz Cars, headquartered in Germany, has taken ...

  • Cat_med_Excavator
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    Caterpillar plant closures prompt global changes in supply pattern

    2017-04-05T23:00:07Z

    Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar is closing plants in the US and Europe with a combined loss of around 2,800 jobs, in reaction to a drop in demand in the construction, mining and energy industries. Products made at the plants, in Aurora, Illinois and Gosselies, Belgium, will be shifted ...

  • Van osta
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    Van Osta takes on Russia role at JCB

    2017-03-21T17:08:40Z

    Joannes Van Osta is now based in Moscow as general manager of operations for JCB in Russia. JCB is a privately owned manufacturer of construction machinery, headquartered in the UK. It has a global presence and manufacturing facilities on four continents. Van Osta is a transport, logistics and supply chain ...

  • Ari Marjamaa_2
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    Building momentum in the high and heavy sector

    2017-01-11T14:52:52Z

    After years of decline, increased demand for mining equipment shows Australia’s raw materials producers are gearing up for growth Ari Marjamaa is vice-president, head of global market intelligence at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics The spectacular bust that followed the boom in commodity markets for the better part of the 2000s ...

  • Chandra Mishra, Ashok Leyland
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    India conference: Ashok Leyland gets rational about logistics

    2016-11-11T19:12:27Z

    Indian commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland has not been waiting until the Goods and Service Tax (GST) comes into effect next year across India to make major changes to its logistics and distribution network. Over the past two years, the truckmaker has rationalised its distribution centres and logistics provider ...

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    Neptune Lines launches Middle East ro-ro service

    2016-10-05T12:20:06Z

    Greek short-sea shipping provider Neptune Lines has officially launched its new Middle East service, connecting United Arab Emirates (UAE) ports with the wider region. Neptune Lines is running the service between the UAE ports of Jebel Ali and Khalifa and the following: Shuwaikh (Kuwait), Umm Qasr (Iraq), Bandar Abbas (Iran), ...

  • VWB&T_Navistar
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    VW Truck & Bus and Navistar to share technology and procurement

    2016-09-07T14:41:48Z

    Volkswagen’s Truck & Bus division has formed an alliance with US commercial vehicle maker Navistar that will see the two companies share powertrain technology and parts supply, as well as the establishment of a joint procurement venture for global sourcing. VW Truck & Bus includes the brands MAN, Scania and ...

  • Aankomst European Truck Platooning Challenge
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    Truck platooning: a future benefit for automotive logistics

    2016-08-03T12:27:17Z

    A recent test of truck platooning has successfully demonstrated the technology’s considerable potential for commercial vehicle fleets... In the first half of 2016, the Netherlands held the presidency of the council of the European Union and during this time, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, minister of infrastructure and environment (which transport ...

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    MAN extends contract with Imperial

    2016-08-03T10:51:03Z

    German logistics company Imperial Logistics International has struck a deal to continue managing the MAN Truck and Bus trailer yard in Salzgitter, Germany, for at least another three years. MAN manufactures components for commercial vehicles at the site. Imperial, based in Duisburg, is responsible for moving trailers between the yard ...

  • VolvoTruck
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    EC hits truckmaker cartel with fines totalling nearly €3 billion

    2016-07-20T17:03:22Z

    A group of four truck manufacturers has been hit with the highest ever cartel fine by the European Commission for fixing prices and consorting over the implementation timetable of new emissions standards. The EC said Volvo Trucks, Daimler, Paccar’s DAF and CNH Industrial’s Iveco had conspired with each other and ...

  • JCB_WPC_conveyor
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    JCB renews transport management contract with 3T Logistics

    2016-07-13T09:51:16Z

    Construction equipment maker JCB has renewed its contract with transport management provider 3T Logistics for a further two years. The company has been managing the transport of aftermarket parts for JCB to international markets since 2008. It is working with JCB’s aftermarket division – JCB Service – providing transport management ...

  • Cuxport_Berth9
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    Niedersachsen Ports upgrades ro-ro facility at Cuxport

    2016-07-04T16:36:57Z

    Work has begun on a new heavy lift ramp at Cuxport in Germany that will support high and heavy shipments weighing more than 1,000 tonnes. The ramp is being built by Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) at berth 9.3 at Cuxhaven’s inland port and will be 115 metres long and 55 metres ...

  • DaimlerGirteka
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    Mercedes-Benz hands over 1,000 Actros trucks to Girteka Logistics

    2016-06-28T14:49:20Z

    Stefan Buchner (left), head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, hands over the symbolic key to Mindaugas Raila, chairman of Girteka Logistics, at the Mercedes-Benz Customer Center in Wörth. Lithuanian transport and logistics provider Girteka Logistics has begun taking delivery of 1,000 Actros trucks from Mercedes-Benz to support its business in Europe, ...

  • tarago_5_compressed50
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    Japan's Hitachinaka port opens terminal for high and heavy moves

    2016-06-22T14:33:22Z

    The port of Hitachinaka has opened a new terminal for the handling of construction and mining machinery as part of a major expansion programme for the port. The terminal is owned by the Ibaraki prefectural government. The port is around 100km north-east of Tokyo and located near a production hub ...