All Intermodal articles – Page 3

  • PeterMaybury
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    Peter Maybury retires from Freightliner

    2015-06-15T10:16:25Z

    Peter Maybury, chairman of UK rail freight provider, Freightliner Group, has announced his retirement from the company. He joined Freightliner in 1997 shortly after its privatisation following a 23-year career with Ford and led the commercial development of the container division, becoming, commercial director for the Intermodal business. In 2005 ...

  • Scott Davis - USDoT Maritime FVL2015
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    FVL conference: Driving on the marine highways

    2015-06-09T12:28:13Z

    The US marine highways, including coastal shipping and inland waterways, cover 29,000 nautical miles, compared to the circumference of the world, at 24,901 miles. That scale shows the huge importance of the country’s waterways, arteries that remain highly under utilised in the general freight sector and especially the automotive industry. ...

  • APLL_LKW-Auflieger
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    Kintetsu completes buyout of APL Logistics

    2015-06-02T23:51:31Z

    Kintetsu World Express has completed its purchase of APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. As reported in February this year the Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors ...

  • network-slider-koln-09
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    Turkey’s Ekol begins logistics operations in Poland

    2015-06-02T20:30:42Z

    Turkish logistics provider Ekol has added Poland to the growing list of European countries in which it has operations. The company, which started operations from Katowice last month and has a number of automotive customers in the country already, said that it would be providing domestic and international transport across ...

  • 01-autoterminal
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    Barcelona stays at the top as Spain's main automotive port

    2015-05-27T13:02:25Z

    Latest figures provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) for vehicle movements through the country's national ports shows that 86% of all finished vehicles built locally are exported. Of the 2.4m vehicles produced last year – which was the best for the past five years, with ...

  • Omaha_railhead_UP
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    CDN releases latest cloud-based yard management tool

    2015-05-27T12:26:06Z

    Car Delivery Network, which provides cloud-based applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has announced the release of a new yard management application – vinYARD. According to the company it is the first cloud-based application for the paperless gate release of vehicles and has been released to the market following a ...

  • UP_CARHauler
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    ShipCarsNow joins forces with Ready Auto Transport

    2015-05-13T12:32:54Z

    ShipCarsNow, the US-based multimodal vehicle transport subsidiary of rail provider Union Pacific, has signed a business alliance agreement with Ready Auto Transport, which provides transport and logistics services to the automotive remarketing industry. Together the companies will provide a combination of truck and rail transport that they said would provide ...

  • Norbert-Dentressangle-truck_blur
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    XPO Logistics in deal to buy out Norbert Dentressangle

    2015-04-29T10:36:55Z

    US-based third party logistics provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to buy Norbert Dentressangle, one of Europe’s main transport, forwarding and contract logistics providers, for $3.53 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, is estimated to increase XPO’s revenue to approximately ...

  • Bei der Zusammenstellung von Autotransportzügen
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    GDL strike hits German rail freight services

    2015-04-29T08:59:11Z

    Rail freight services in Germany have been disrupted again by strike action staged by the German Train Drivers Union, GDL. The action, which affected freight movements for 66 hours across four days last week from Tuesday, hit services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker. The company said two thirds ...

  • Michael Schaecher_JPG
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    Michael Schaecher leaves Ceva Logistics

    2015-04-27T14:16:07Z

    Michael Schaecher (pictured) has left Ceva Logistics where he was COO and executive board member in charge of air and ocean freight. Schaecher joined the company in April last year as COO for Global Airfreight and took on responsibility for Global Oceanfreight in November that year following the departure ...

  • KerryTruck_on Road_hi
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    China Railway ‘Going Out’ with Kerry Logistics

    2015-04-22T12:14:15Z

    China Railway Import and Export Company and Kerry Logistics (China) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to combine networks and “explore new growth opportunities” in China and other markets. China Railway is a state-owned foreign trade company and has carried out a number of projects including railway operations ...

  • UstLuga_port_empty
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    Baltic seaports hit by fall in vehicle and parts imports to Russia

    2015-04-21T15:12:46Z

    Ports with automotive terminals on the Baltic Sea have reported losses because of the sharp drop in car and components imports to Russia after the last year’s devaluation of the Russian ruble. Market analysts warn that any further decrease in supplies could result the potential closure of the automotive terminals ...

  • WangMingNDRC
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    China's 'One Belt, One Road' strategy under the 'new normal'

    2015-04-21T11:11:10Z

    After decades of double digit growth, China is now pursuing an economic model based on slower but more sustainable economic development with a focus on upgrading industry standards and building connections with global markets. The annual growth rate in the economy last year was 7.4% – and 7% in the ...

  • huang_WEB-57x80
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    Panel discussion: China needs innovation in logistics

    2015-04-20T17:53:02Z

    Reaching the end of the Automotive Logistics conference in Shanghai, a senior executive panel joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi in a lively debate about some of the recurring themes from the event. Topics discussed included the impact the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative would have on the ...

  • Tadaaki_Naito_NYKLine
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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment

    2015-04-20T17:41:40Z

    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century. Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito ...

  • Cai Jin, CFLP
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    China conference: the big come to get stronger

    2015-04-17T07:40:51Z

    Speakers at the 12 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Shanghai There is no getting ...

  • Vlist_transport
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    Van der Vlist makes high and heavy moves around Europe

    2015-04-14T15:46:56Z

    Specialist logistic and forwarding provider Van der Vlist has recently moved a number of Caterpillar material handling machines from the equipment maker’s production facility in Northern Ireland to Van der Vlist’s storage facility in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Van der Vlist uses its facility near the port as a Caterpillar distribution centre, ...

  • fedexplane
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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...

  • DFDS-LOGISTIC
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    DFDS to manage inbound logistics for Nissan Infiniti Q30

    2015-04-01T11:43:33Z

    Transport and logistics provider DFDS Logistics has signed an agreement with Nissan to handle the supply of parts for assembly of the forthcoming Nissan Infiniti Q30 from a number of suppliers in Germany. The vehicle is being manufactured at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK from November this year. DFDS will ...

  • Adampol_Fiat500
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    Adampol helps with spot shipments of Fiat 500 to UK

    2015-03-31T17:33:57Z

    Polish vehicle carrier Adampol has stepped in to help Grimaldi with the delivery of Fiat 500 volumes moving between Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA’s) plant in Tychy and dealers in the UK. The additional service was needed because of a peak in production at the Tychy plant according to Grimaldi. Additional ...