All Intermodal articles – Page 2

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-StuenkelThe rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach to supplier ...

  • Yusen Logistics Jordan Dewart
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    Dewart named president, Yusen Logistics Mexico; Shimizu moves to head India

    2016-05-23T17:25:18Z

    Yusen Logistics Mexico, a third-party logistics provider, has appointed Jordan Dewart (pictured) as its new president. He replaces Hiroshi Shimizu, who has moved to a new role as president of Yusen Logistics India. In his new position, Dewart will have responsibility for Yusen Logistics Mexico’s overall performance, including sales, business ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Carmakers to benefit from greater use of intermodality

    2016-05-18T22:16:22Z

    The levelling out of car sales in North America and the reordering of production locations is giving carmakers the chance to make the delivery of their materials more efficient and sustainable, mainly through the greater use of intermodality, with rail as a core element.According to PWC Autofacts sales look to ...

  • Luc_Nadal, gefco
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    Gefco reports a modest rise in turnover

    2016-05-18T12:35:07Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco generated turnover of €4.2 billion ($4.75 billion) during 2015, up 3% on the previous year. The group, which expanded its customer base and made a number of acquisitions during the year, enjoyed a 9.5% rise in revenue from international industrial customers, according to its latest ...

  • KerryTruck_road
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    Kerry signs deal to increase stake in Indev and rebrand

    2016-04-19T10:21:38Z

    Kerry Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding to increase its stake in Indian firm, Indev Logistics, to 50% in a deal reported to be worth $150m. As a consequence, Indev will be rebranded Kerry-Indev Logistics. Kerry, which previously held a 30% stake in Indev, said the move reflected its ...

  • UPS_Cindy_Miller_President_GFF
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    UPS appoints Cindy Miller as head of global freight forwarding

    2016-04-08T16:51:31Z

    Cindy Miller (left) has been promoted to president of global freight forwarding at logistics and supply chain giant, UPS. She replaces Steve Flowers, who has moved to the company’s strategy group.Miller has been with the company for 28 years and started as a driver in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was most ...

  • Bert Bong, Panel
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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

  • Ceva_European_truck_High
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    Ceva launches weekly LCL service between China and Hungary

    2016-02-29T16:46:56Z

    In February Ceva Logistics launched a new weekly less-than-container load (LCL) service between China and Hungary, with the majority of cargo volume accounted for by the automotive industry. The weekly service, which runs between the port of Shanghai and Budapest, currently goes via the Adriatic port of Koper in Slovenia. ...

  • pdiinlehrtegermany_WWL
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    Mexico conference: Swapping customs agents, cross-border trucking and other happenings on the border

    2016-01-31T23:04:04Z

    Efforts and projects to improve US-Mexico customs and border operations are the most promising they have been in decades, according to William Duncan (pictured), the chargé d’affaires for the US Embassy to Mexico. Important trials are underway for pre-clearance inspections, while there is work to increase capacity on both ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility

    2016-01-20T16:18:02Z

    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive. The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, ...

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    Russia’s Bronka port signs container deal with CMA CGM

    2016-01-13T12:29:41Z

    There have been a number of recent developments at the new Russian deep-water port of Bronka, which opened in October last year. Last month the port’s owner, Fenix, signed a long-term agreement for the handling and storage of container cargo with CMA CGM. CMA CGM ranks as the world’s third ...

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

    2015-11-04T17:09:28Z

    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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    Flash Europe on target for growth with investment from Eurazeo PME

    2015-10-28T09:39:20Z

    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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    The race to deliver

    2015-10-23T13:35:21Z

    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting line Motor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who ...

  • Panel discussion IENA15 2
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    Panel discussion: working out the efficiency equation

    2015-08-19T17:44:53Z

    This year’s Import Export North American conference covered a lot of territory, from managing changes in export and import patterns, new flows from Mexico, capacity limits and increasing safety and quality holds. To close the conference, a panel of vehicle logistics executives from Ford, BMW, Nissan and Honda discussed their ...

  • wwl-als-excavator_move
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    WWL ALS shifts heavy loads to South Africa from France and China

    2015-08-05T14:28:08Z

    WWL’s Abnormal Loads Services division has recently made a couple of substantial construction equipment moves to South Africa from France and China. In the first move the division moved an 810-tonne mining excavator from Leibherr’s factory in Colmar to its destination in Durban for the mining company Kumba Iron Ore. ...

  • Calais_port
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    Calais port strike throws automotive freight movements up in the air

    2015-07-08T11:23:11Z

    The closure of the French port of Calais because of industrial action taken by the Syndicat Maritime Nord union has hit freight movements in and out of the UK. While the port has now been reopened, disruption is continuing this week, something that has been compounded by incidents of migrant ...

  • Bill Bacon_formal_web
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    Automotive logistics and the international production line

    2015-07-03T15:58:45Z

    Globally, the automotive sector is thriving. According to market data provider, Statista, international automotive sales are expected to have grown by almost 10m units between 2012 and 2015. Consumer demand for cars is growing and the challenge for manufacturers is, quite simply, to increase production while maintaining quality. However, with ...

  • Fabio_Castello_Scania
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    Scania appoints Castello vice president of logistics in Latin America

    2015-07-01T10:11:17Z

    Fábio Castello has moved from his role as head of logistics at Scania’s Latin America division to take up a newly created role at the truck maker as vice president of logistics in the region. In his new position Castello adds responsibility for complete and semi-knockdown (CKD/SKD) kit operations to ...

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    Renault using shortsea from Vigo to export Spanish volumes

    2015-06-23T06:00:58Z

    Renault is to make use of the Spanish north-western port of Vigo to dispatch finished vehicles built at its plants in Valladolid and Palencia to Nantes, on a ‘motorways of the sea’ route to western France. The carmaker intends to export around 30,000 units a year to France. However, this ...