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  • AMP ITSC
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    AMP Capital buys ITS ConGlobal from Carlyle Group

    2017-10-11T11:43:12Z

    AMP Capital, an Australian investment firm with over $137 billion in funds under management, has completed its largest ever North American deal, buying logistics company ITS ConGlobal (ITSC) from the Carlyle Group for an undisclosed sum. A Reuters report suggested the deal was worth more than $500m, citing unnamed ...

  • Ekol Lojistik Trieste
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    Ekol launches block train connecting Belgium to Italy

    2017-09-27T10:39:04Z

    Ekol Logistics has started a new block train service between the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium and Trieste in north-east Italy. The train will leave EMT Trieste Terminal twice a week and can transport different types of equipment including mega-trailers, containers and swap-bodies. Last year, Ekol acquired shares in the ...

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    Union Pacific combines intermodal and automotive, creates new logistics entity

    2017-09-20T11:55:59Z

    US railroad company, Union Pacific, has consolidated four of its subsidiaries into one logistics entity as part of a reorganisation of marketing and sales that also sees six of its business units reduced to four. As part of the change, the company's automotive and intermodal business units have been combined ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

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    Yusen Logistics launches TSG and renames warehouse division

    2017-03-31T21:43:26Z

    Third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics (Americas) has set up a group to provide customised cross-border and associated consolidation as well as transport services between the US and Mexico. According to the company, the Transportation Solutions Group (TSG) will focus on three areas. The first is the provision of “specialised and ...

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    Ekol Logistics enters Slovenia

    2017-03-29T20:18:59Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has officially entered its 15th country with the establishment of a local branch in Slovenia. "Ekol Slovenia will provide services of international and domestic FTL [full truckload] and groupage transport,” said Miha Ulcar, manager of the Slovenian branch. The company, which will be ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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    Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    2016-11-21T15:20:39Z

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was ...

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    Emirates freight division launches SkyWheels service

    2016-11-17T15:30:51Z

    The freight division of Emirates airline, Emirates SkyCargo, has launched a service dedicated to classic, luxury and sports car moves called Emirates SkyWheels. The service covers door-to-door transport of vehicles, including collection and delivery overseas, as well as export and customs clearance at both ends of the route. As well ...

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    Hyundai Glovis switches to rail on Slovenia-Poland route

    2016-11-11T16:49:57Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has made the switch to rail from road for transporting finished vehicles from the port of Koper in Slovenia to Łódź in Poland. The decision will see 22 trucks replaced on the one-way route, which covers more than 1,000km. The move follows a trial ...

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    India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change

    2016-11-10T16:30:49Z

    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nation Two separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India. The first – a change to the maximum length of road ...

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    Long way still to go for Heathrow third runway

    2016-10-26T14:10:12Z

    The UK government has approved a third runway at Heathrow but the decision has been met with both praise and hostility, suggesting that there are still a number of hurdles to clear before construction actually gets underway. Along with the handling of 75m passengers a year, the airport is also ...

  • Dieseltraktion
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    DB Cargo UK reshapes business in wake of coal and steel declines

    2016-10-25T16:45:50Z

    Last week’s statement by Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight division in the UK – DB Cargo UK – that it is likely to cut almost 900 jobs and downsize its operations across the country was in part explained by the dramatic decline in the coal and steel markets. Between January 1st ...

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    Alternative logistics in Africa: The sky's the limit

    2016-10-03T17:14:12Z

    Africa’s underdeveloped infrastructure and dangerous conditions are leading it to leapfrog other countries in adopting alternative freight technologies which might one day serve automotive logistics Africa’s infrastructure gap, which significantly hinders the movement of goods between and within countries on the continent, could soon be substantially filled through the use ...

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

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    Hyundai Glovis and TransContainer join forces on Russian parts

    2016-09-28T10:47:04Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, and Russian intermodal container operator TransContainer have begun using a new block train between Vostochny port and Shushary station in St Petersburg. The train, which carried out its inaugural run at the start of September, is being used to transport auto parts to the ...

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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 ...

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:46Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations. By Anthony Coia and Christopher Ludwig Determining the location for a vehicle production operation is no straightforward matter. While the major pull for a carmaker is usually based ...

  • Anu Goel, VW
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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia. [sta_anchor id="1"] The growth ...