All Intermodal articles – Page 5

  • ACMA
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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...

  • Alexei Ulukaev
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    Russia considering vehicle exports to Iran

    2014-12-10T14:49:21Z

    Russia is working to conclude a number of contracts with Iran to launch the export of so-called non-primary goods, beginning with vehicles and certain types of equipment, according to the country’s economic development minister, Alexei Ulukaev (left). He said that, with the support of business, Russian authorities would look to ...

  • DB_Schenker_Barking Multimodal Euro-hub
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    DB Schenker Rail UK invests in multimodal Euro hub development

    2014-12-10T14:04:20Z

    The UK division of DB Schenker Rail has announced the development of a multimodal European hub for the import and export of finished vehicles, which will be the only rail linked facility of its type in the country. It hub, which will initially have the capacity to handle 150,000 vehicles ...

  • DHL_logistics07
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    DHL Freight expands Eurapid service in Europe

    2014-12-08T11:39:04Z

    DHL’s European road and rail freight division, DHL Freight, has expanded its Eurapid service to nine more terminals in Europe. The priority service is for less-than-truckload (LTL) inbound and aftermarket shipments of up to 2.5 tons and runs on a day definite basis. It was established in February last year. ...

  • Motorist drive along a snow covered Interstate-94 in Detroit
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    Winter returns early to hit US automotive sector

    2014-11-26T16:39:54Z

    Threats of the level of disruption experienced by the US automotive sector last winter were renewed last week, with record snow and low temperatures coming early to all 50 states. The northeast of the US was hit particularly hard when massive snowfall put some dealers in Buffalo, NY, under seven ...

  • US_Mexico_customs
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    Transplace enhances customs portal for US-Mexico shippers

    2014-11-19T10:47:32Z

    North American 3PL and technology provider, Transplace, has announced improvements to the customs portal it provides for shippers moving goods through the US-Mexico border, including those in the automotive industry. According to the company the system automates and standardises the interaction between shippers, importers and customs, for better communication and ...

  • China_State_council
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    China reveals measures to make logistics sector globally competitive

    2014-11-18T09:24:14Z

    China’s State Council has released guidelines to promote the development of the commerce and logistics sectors to boost consumption and speed up job creation. According to state-run news agency, Xinhua, commercial loans and other policy support will be provided to relevant companies with the intention of building them into globally ...

  • Tibbett_Logistics_operations_at_BIRFT_Bucharest
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    Tibbett Logistics sees increase in demand for intermodal services

    2014-11-12T12:25:15Z

    Tibbett Logistics has reported a substantial increase in the uptake of its intermodal logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe through 2014, with a 50% increase in container handling at its Bucharest International Rail Freight Terminal (BIRFT) in Romania compared to the same period last year. The company said that ...

  • Graham_Hunter_DHL_Industrial_Projects
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    Hunter appointed head of DHL Industrial Projects for Europe

    2014-11-10T16:24:12Z

    DHL’s air and ocean freight division, Global Forwarding, has appointed Graham Hunter as the new head of its Industrial Projects division in Europe. He moves over from his role as vice-president of Industrial Projects in the Middle East. DHL Industrial Projects delivers a broad range of services for heavyweight and ...

  • Renault_Algeria_resize
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    Renault opens Algerian SKD assembly plant for Symbol production

    2014-11-10T15:34:44Z

    Renault has inaugurated a new €50m ($62m) plant near Oran in Algeria, Africa’s second-largest automotive market. It is the company’s first assembly plant in the country. The facility will make the new Renault Symbol for the local market and will begin with a production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, ...

  • APL_Vascor_proto3
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    APLL Vascor launches rail service for vehicle movements in India

    2014-11-10T13:02:57Z

    Transport and logistics providers APL Logistics and Vascor have launched a new rail service for finished vehicle movements in India. Called AutoLinx, the operation has been developed by APL’s joint venture with Vascor – APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor) – which is based in Delhi. The first train left ...

  • GM_SA
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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you

    2014-11-06T16:58:19Z

    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

  • Emirates_SkyCargo_A310F_A6-EFC
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    Emirates SkyCargo expands to Budapest

    2014-11-05T15:55:05Z

    Emirates’ freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, has recently launched cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest has one of the largest economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is hoping to strengthen its operations in central Europe with the new service. The company has a network of ...

  • Scanlog5
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    Case study: the more the merrier for Volvo’s rail freight

    2014-11-04T08:21:39Z

    Volvo Group has recently turned to a logistics provider to sell excess rail capacity on routes between Europe and Sweden. The multi-party arrangement is an example of how consolidating freight across industries may support more efficient rail services. Transporting automotive material by rail is common for inter-plant movements, such as ...

  • Maximilian Strotmann European Commission ECG 2014
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    ECG Conference: Regulation, regulation, regulation

    2014-10-20T15:49:15Z

    Brussels came to Amsterdam to discuss the potential impacts of upcoming European regulations, from sulphur restrictions to land transport weights and measures. Lawmakers stressed the need for industry, member states and EU bodies to work together better to shape policy. “Transport is the backbone of society” said Maximilian Strotmann, member ...

  • Automotive Logistics Global 2014 - 2020 Vision panel
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    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler

    2014-09-24T10:36:47Z

    As Automotive Logistics Global came to a close in Detroit, a senior level panel of logistics executives discussed themes and thoughts from the event, and looked ahead to what challenges and innovations might be in store for the sector. Automotive Logistics' publisher and conference director Louis Yiakoumi seated left to ...

  • ALG_14_Suppliers6b
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    Global conference: Automotive is the benchmark for logistics in Mexico

    2014-09-24T10:19:42Z

    While automotive is not the only industry with a focus on the development of Mexico as a production and export base, it seems customers from other sectors are looking to the logistics processes it employs as the benchmark for their own inbound strategies.“Companies have approached us in other industries and ...

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    Keeping up to speed

    2014-09-23T13:01:33Z

    With production in eastern and central Europe predicted to grow further, investment in logistics operations must be made to cope with the flow of exports. Within the borders (and non-borders) of the European Union and its immediate trading partners, the past two decades have seen a gradual, but undeniable expansion ...

  • Screenshot_16_09_2014_12_21
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    A stronger grip on the market

    2014-09-22T16:50:23Z

    A shift towards local production and increased near-sourcing is improving the tyremaker’s logistics and order management in one of its main growth territories, reports Anthony Coia Based in Milan, Italy, Pirelli & C SpA is the world’s fifth largest tyre manufacturer, with 22 factories in 13 countries around the ...

  • Alex Meza, JC
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    Dressing for a hot market in a cold network

    2014-09-20T00:13:07Z

    The 15th annual Automotive Logistics Global conference, held at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit, brought senior OEM, tier supplier and logistics provider executives to discuss ways of coping with the current growth and changes across the North American network. Most anticipated growing complexity, an increasingly important Mexico, and the ...