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    Valmet to build Mercedes-Benz GLC in Finland


    Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will contract out supplementary assembly of its GLC model to Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive at its plant in Uusikaupunki. Annual build is estimated to be around 100,000 when production begins in 2017. Valmet already builds the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at the plant. Valment is restructuring ...

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    Yogayatan Group to build multipurpose port near Mumbai


    India’s Yogayatan Group is holding a foundation stone laying ceremony for the development of a port complex at Mankhurd near Mumbai this week (December 4th). Mankhurd is 10 nautical miles from Jawaharlal Nehru port across the Thane estuary and around 20 km north of the port of Mumbai. It will ...

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    ACL to deploy first G4 vessel on transatlantic trade in December


    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will deploy the first of its new G4 fleet in December on a transatlantic service. The Atlantic Star is the first of five con-ro vessels the Grimaldi-owned company has on order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China and is reported to be the largest con-ro ...

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    US carmakers roll out CNG technology for inbound and outbound deliveries


    A number of carmakers in the US are working with their logistics providers and equipment makers in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in the inbound delivery of parts and the outbound delivery of vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Toyota and Honda have all recently unveiled trials on more environmentally ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover to double capacity at UK engine plant


    [Updated November 27th] Following the opening of its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in the UK last November, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has this week announced plans to double the size of the facility as part of a £450m ($677.5m) expansion programme. It will see the site increase its operational ...

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    Evolution Time Critical launches latest transport management system


    Emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical, has implemented a new transport management system, EDMS (Evolution Delivery Management System), which it said would help enhance its provision of time-critical services. In a statement the company said that the system would provide its team with an enhanced ability to track and report ...

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    Priority Freight expands UK operation in response to demand


    Emergency logistics provider, Priority Freight, has invested £2m ($3m) to expand its operation in the UK Midlands, including the opening of a new hub in Coventry that will provide 2,300 sq.m for contingency warehousing and services, along with a larger control centre. The company also said that it is responding ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market


    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology


    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division, comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its commercial ...

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    Hyundai upgrades Russian plant ahead of Creta assembly launch


    Korean automaker Hyundai has plans to invest $100m to expand and modernise its plant in St. Petersburg in preparation for the production launch of its Creta SUV along with the new model Solaris, both of which are due in 2016. “The investment will be spent on completion of facilities, expansion ...

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    Audi deploys hybrid rail engine to cut emissions at Ingolstadt plant


    Audi has started using a plug-in hybrid locomotive to move components and finished vehicles to loading stations at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany. The company said the use of the engine will cut emissions by half compared to a conventional train, making a saving of 60 tons of CO2 a ...

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    Tim Doggett moves to general manager role for Rhenus Logistics UK


    Rhenus Logistics UK has appointed Tim Doggett as its new general manager, North West. Doggett will take responsibility for the freight forwarder’s sales and operations at its Trafford Park branch in Manchester and at its Liverpool branch in Frodsham, Cheshire. Doggett moves from his position as regional director with Europa ...

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    ACS appoints Werf to managing director role in Frankfurt


    Air Charter Service (ACS), which provides cargo charter services for expedited freight, has appointed Caroline Werf as managing director of its operation in Frankfurt. Werf moves from her role as cargo aircraft charter broker at the company. “Caroline has quickly built up a strong reputation in the industry, and now ...

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    GM says stamping facility will save $14m in logistics costs


    General Motors has received the first delivery of stamping press equipment to its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan, which will be used to stamp parts for the Camaro, Cadillac ATS and CTS range of vehicles. The presses are being installed at a new $174m stamping facility on site ...

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    Flash Europe on target for growth with investment from Eurazeo PME


    Financial investor Eurazeo PME has bought a 43% share in European premium freight provider Flash Europe International. The company provides time critical services to the automotive sector and has a number of leading automotive OEM and tier one customers, including VW, GM, Renault, Continental, Hella, Caterpillar, Delphi, Faurecia and Bosch. ...

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    Anji-Ceva chooses JDA software to improve customer service in China


    Third party logistics provider, Anji-Ceva, is implementing a transport management system supplied by JDA Software to improve services for its automotive customers in China. Anji-Ceva provides transport and logistics services for finished vehicles, as well as inbound and aftermarket parts, to a number of carmakers and tier one suppliers in ...

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    C4 Logistics providing Bolloré with inbound tracking


    C4 Logistics, which handles expedited and specialist automotive shipments, is providing electric vehicle (EV) maker Bolloré with track and trace technology on the inbound delivery of parts to its Bluecar assembly facilities in France and Italy. The logistics provider is also managing the delivery of the parts inbound to Bollore’s ...


    Lear doubles car seat production in the UK to meet demand from OEMs


    [Updated October 8th] Seating supplier Lear has doubled the size of its UK facility in Sunderland with a 3,500 sq.m extension in response to demand for car seating from its customers Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The move doubles its annual production capacity for the supply of car ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?


    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    Mercedes-Benz adds CKD imports to Thailand for local assembly


    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division is now assembling CLA and GLA models in Thailand at the Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant (TAAP) in Samut Prakan province south of Bangkok, according to a report in the Bangkok Post news source. The vehicles were previously imported for sale to the country as finished vehicles ...