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  • Gefco car carrier
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    Groupe PSA report: A partnership of choice for Gefco and PSA

    2017-03-31T22:15:00Z

    Having signed an €8 billion contract with its former owner PSA, Gefco is keen to emphasise its growing independence both within and outside the automotive sector

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    Groupe PSA special report: Refait à neuf

    2017-03-31T21:00:00Z

    A five-part feature assays the recent fortunes of Groupe PSA – and the effects on its logistics functions across PSA and its newly acquired Opel and Vauxhall brands – under the leadership of Carlos Tavares and senior vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni.

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    Groupe PSA report: Chef d’orchestre prepares to begin a new movement

    2017-03-31T20:59:00Z

    PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance

  • Chargement d'un camion Gefco dans la zone d'expÈdition
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    Groupe PSA report: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    2017-03-31T20:58:00Z

    PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021

  • Gefco_Gefbox
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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

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    WWL implements RFID at Nissan's Mississippi plant

    2017-03-10T15:16:05Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has teamed up with technology company, Surgere, to implement a radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for managing finished vehicle stock at Nissan's assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Work on the Canton study has already begun, according to John Felitto, president of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which operates ...

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    Mercedes-Benz switches from one to three LSPs in Alabama

    2017-01-12T10:07:19Z

    Mercedes Benz US International (MBUSI) recently announced three new logistics providers to support logistics operations at an on-site warehouse for its plant in Vance, Alabama. Two of the providers – Celadon and Penske Logistics – begin service operations officially on November 28th 2016; Schnellecke Logistics began operations officially January 1st ...

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    France adopts digital consignment notes but gaps remain

    2016-10-25T09:00:54Z

    France has become the 10 th country in Europe to ratify the so-called e-CMR protocol, a legal standard for the use of electronic consignment notes for international transport. The move will be an important step in digitising logistics processes and documentation in the EU, particularly for moving finished vehicles ...

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    European vehicle logistics could get left behind in the digital dust

    2016-10-24T20:16:59Z

    Experts at this year’s ECG Conference in Hamburg pointed to the risks and rewards for outbound logistics of the automotive industry’s shift towards digital technology and e-commerce[sta_anchor id="1"] Despite its recent run of economic recovery and relatively strong growth, the European finished vehicle logistics industry could become a victim of ...

  • Funda IMG_0573
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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    2016-10-07T17:38:12Z

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6 th ), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East ...

  • Bertrand de Techtermann - European Operations Director
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    Bertrand de Techtermann joins other logistics veterans at BCA

    2016-09-28T15:33:13Z

    BCA, the used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, has appointed Bertrand de Techtermann to the newly created role of European operations director. De Techtermann joins BCA following more than 17 years in the automotive and vehicle logistics industry, most recently at Gefco Group, where he helped set up the ...

  • GefcoCarTransporter
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    Gefco reports higher profits on modest revenue gains

    2016-09-27T14:59:23Z

    Logistics provider Gefco Group has reported a strong growth in pre-tax earnings over the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, driven by recovery in the automotive industry in Europe, cost reduction initiatives and the acquisition of Dutch freight forwarder, IJS Global. Gefco, based in Paris ...

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    Port of Calais expansion begins as France pledges to shut down The Jungle

    2016-09-27T13:00:27Z

    Construction has officially begun on a major expansion of France’s port of Boulogne Calais, one of Europe’s busiest gateways for ferry and ro-ro traffic, and the major port for the exchange of goods between the European mainland and the UK. The €863m ($970m) project, dubbed Calais Port 2015, will ...

  • Anu Goel VW 2
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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

  • Novelis
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    Global conference: Penske and Novelis close the loop on aluminium

    2016-09-24T15:44:57Z

    One of the most significant shifts in the automotive supply chain over the past few years has been an increase in the use of aluminium in vehicle bodies. In North America, the most significant example has been for the Ford 150 truck, the best selling vehicle in the US at ...

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    Alex Katsouris joins Air Partner’s freight division

    2016-09-07T12:47:38Z

    Time-critical air freight services provider, Air Partner, has appointed Alex Katsouris (pictured) as business development manager in its freight division. Katsouris, who is currently based in the UK, moves from his role as automotive logistics division director for Europartners in Mexico, where he also played a leading role in the ...

  • Achim Glass - Kuehne and Nagel
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    Video interview with Achim Glass, head, global automotive vertical, Kuehne + Nagel

    2016-07-11T11:52:07Z

    At this year's Automotive Logistics China conference , Achim Glass, head of the global automotive vertical at Kuehne + Nagel, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about the company's plans for expansion, and whether or not the slowdown in China's economy has affected business.

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    Russia conference: Why forecasts are futile in the finished vehicle sector

    2016-07-05T17:17:23Z

    The Russian car market could easily face a sudden shortage of transporter capacity if vehicle sales recover over the next three years, those attending last week’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference were warned. The current crisis in the Russian car market is having a serious impact on the vehicle transporter ...

  • D_Trefzger
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    Kuehne + Nagel reorganises Europe business

    2016-06-22T13:30:16Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is dividing the organisation of its business in Europe into two separate regional units from October this year: Western Europe and Central/Eastern Europe. Detlef Trefzger, the company’s CEO (left), said in a statement that the move would enable the company to manage its business in ...

  • SsangyongPortbury
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    Ssangyong handling imports through Portbury with new VPC

    2016-06-15T13:11:12Z

    [Update June 17th] The UK division of Korean carmaker SsangYong Motor (SYMUK) has taken over control and management of its vehicle importation and reception base at the Portbury, near Bristol. The carmaker has also created a vehicle preparation centre (VPC) on a new facility at the port following an ...