All Intermodal articles – Page 10

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    DB and SNCF end joint holding in Transfesa


    The complex relationship between the Deutsche Bahn and SNCF subsidiaries involved in automotive parts and finished vehicle transport will become a lot simpler with the ending of the cross shareholding set up that has existed between the two rail operators. DB Schenker, the transportation and logistics division of Deutsche Bahn, ...

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    Reform badly needed for intermodal, customs


    If automotive logistics providers operating in Russia are to make the best of the optimistic forecasts expressed this week in St Petersburg they will need to improve rail and intermodal services, as well as be flexible and adaptive when it comes to the country’s ever-changing customs procedures, according to several ...

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    Marco Polo proposals hit record number


    Marco Polo, the European Union's funding programme for projects that shift freight transport from the road to sea, rail and inland waterways, has received 101 project proposals for this year’s budget allocation, the highest number received in the programme so far. Funding requests arising from the proposals amount to €235m ...

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    Fiat takes a new route to Russia


    Russia’s largest rail freight container operator, TransContainer, has launched a new rail logistics route to move Fiat automotive parts from Italy to Sollers’ plant in Yelabuga, Russia. The first shipment was made last Saturday (May 29) according to Russian press sources. Running from Fiat’s storage facilties in Villanova D'Asti and ...

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    Norfolk Southern raises auto volume in US


    North American rail provider Norfolk Southern’s results for the first quarter of 2010 show a 14% increase in automotive volume due in part to new business in the northeast of the US. “Norfolk Southern opened two new destination auto facilities in New England located on the new joint venture, Pan ...

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    Rail freight in France at standstill for fortnight


    As the rail strike in France affecting both passenger and freight movements on the state-owned SNCF network enters its third week, carmakers and logistics providers are having to rely on road for movements of finished vehicles and parts, meaning added cost at a time when the industry is looking for ...

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    Gefco moves PSA parts to Russia


    Gefco has launched an exclusive rail freight service for Peugeot Citroën between the carmaker’s Vesoul plant in France and the new production facility the French carmaker is setting up with Mitsubishi in Kaluga, Russia. Production at the €470m ($630m) plant is reported to be starting at the end of April. ...

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    An uncertain future for European intermodal


    The European intermodal network does not always offer carmakers the flexible and low cost service that most seek today, and without investment and legislative reform, Andrew Williams discovers that the longterm trend toward road may continueBlock trains alone are not enoughPort problemsSmall changes go a long wayShow me the moneyIntermodal ...

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    Porsche recognises DB for Leipzig rail solution


    Autotransport Logistic (ATG), the automotive division of DB Schenker Rail, was one of the recipients of this year’s Porsche Supplier Awards, presented at the carmaker’s plant in Leipzig last weekend. ATG provides Porsche with intermodal rail and road logistics and the award was in recognition of a special rail transport ...

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    VW begins box trials between Germany and Russia


    Volkswagen is testing a new automotive box solution for the movement of parts by rail, beginning with shipments between its Wolfsburg plant in Germany and its plant in Kaluga, Russia. The box has been designed by Schenker Automotive Railnet in cooperation with Volkswagen Logistics and from April DB Schenker will ...

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    Renault transforms logistics for boost at Avtoframos


    Renault is implementing a number of logistics measures to support increased capacity at its Avtoframos plant in Moscow, including a multimodal solution for parts supply from its parts plant in Pitesti, Romania and new tenders for LSPs to manage the supply of local parts as part of its plans to ...

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    CN plans compound to Calgary Logistics Park


    Following the opening of its new C$14m ($13.4m) automotive compound in Toronto last September, Canada National Railway (CN) has announced plans to build a C$100m logistics park near Calgary, in Alberta province, that will include an automotive compound. The company expects to open the facility – CN Calgary Logistics Park ...

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    India's first auto hub underway


    India’s railway minister Mamata Banjeree laid the foundation for the country’s first automobile logistics hub in Shalimar, West Bengal last Saturday. It will be the first of 15 such hubs to be established across India as part of a drive to increase automotive rail freight to 15% (from 2% currently) ...

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    Canadian govt takes action over CN dispute


    Canada’s federal government imposed back-to-work legislation on Monday for 1,700 locomotive engineers at Canadian National Railway (CN), the country’s largest freight operator, who are striking over contract and wage issues. The strike action, which began at midnight last Saturday, has threatened vehicle movements in the country, with CN forced to ...

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    CN expands vehicle compound in Toronto


    Canada National Railway, the country’s largest rail freight provider, has opened a C$14m automotive compound at its at MacMillan yard north of Toronto to better serve key markets in Ontario. It will be operated by CN Worldwide’s Autoport subsidiary. According to the company, the Toronto Automotive Compound can now accommodate ...

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    Gefco integrates South America service for PSA


    Following the announcement that Gefco Brazil is opening a new 6,200m2 logistics hub in Guarulhos, northeast São Paulo to consolidate multi-modal services for PSA Peugeot Citroën, the company’s Director of Transport Logistic Automotive, André Bortolotto (pictured), has told Automotive Logistics this week how the facility will provide a more rapid ...

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    Ford award for Norfolk Southern


    UPS Autogistics and Ford have presented US rail carrier Norfolk Southern with the 2008 Carrier of the Year Award for overall logistics excellence. Norfolk Southern transported more than 1.4m Ford vehicles in 2008 and is the carmaker's largest carrier in North America, handling the majority of the Ford shipments by ...

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    VW plant pushes rail growth in India


    Volkswagen has opened its new €580m plant in Pune, India to support its expanding dealership network in the country and intends to support the expansion with a rail logistics model based on its European network. The plant, which will eventually have an annual production capacity of 110,000 vehicles destined for ...

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    Ford wants more intermodal solutions


    Ford is exploring a range of intermodal options across Europe as it seeks to cut logistics costs and improve efficiency, including new rail lines to Russia, a Central Eastern hub in Poland and the use of the Danube as a commercial inland waterway in Romania. Talking at this year’s Automotive ...