All Intermodal articles – Page 7

  • Volvo Logistics

    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo


    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain.Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. Since ...

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    Roadrunner announces acquisition of Rich Logistics


    US freight forwarder Roadrunner Transportation Systems has announced its acquisition of Rich Logistics, which provides trucking and expedited services. Roadrunner, which declared revenues of around $113m in 2013, managed to acquire the total purchase for an estimated $48m, with money reportedly borrowed under the logistics provider’s credit facility. It operates ...

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    Giving investors safe harbour in Brazil


    Brazil has passed legislation to loosen terminal concession rules and encourage more private investment. However, it looks unlikely to be plain sailing aheadBrazil is widely viewed as having insufficient port capacity, with bottlenecks often constraining imports and exports. The country’s major port of Santos, in São Paulo state, faces heavy ...

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    BNSF commits $5bn to network upgrades


    North American rail provider BNSF is planning to invest $5 billion in its network and services in 2014, around $1 billion more than last year’s spend. As part of its capital commitment programme for the year the company is spending $2.3 billion on core network and related assets and $1.6 ...

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    Logent starts vehicle distribution for Ford


    Swedish logistics provider Logent has taken on the distribution of Ford vehicles in the country. The group’s subsidiary, Logent Automotive Logistics, is now moving vehicles from ports in Gothenburg, Malmö, Wallhamn and Södertälje to dealerships around Sweden.The company is using both rail and road, and employing dedicated terminals at Gothenburg, ...

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    GTE Logistics delivers quarry trucks to Russia


    Russia’s high and heavy transport provider, GTE Logistics, has delivered four Perlini Equipment quarry trucks from Italy to Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East region. It is the first time that quarry trucks by made by Perlini have been delivered to the market in Russia.The trucks, which weighed 35 tonnes together, ...

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    XPO Logistics looks to grow automotive with Pacer purchase


    XPO Logistics has announced plans to buy Pacer International for $335m in a deal that is expected to close in the second quarter of this year subject to regulatory clearance. The move, which will make it the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, follows a commitment from ...

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    Hino Motors opens spare parts depot at Dubai World Central Airport


    Global truck and bus manufacturer Hino Motors has opened a spare parts facility at the Logistics District of Dubai World Central (DWC) international airport. The depot will be the OEM’s third platform for spare parts, alongside the USA and Belgium. Hino Motors is a subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains.Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in PuneIt was not supposed ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN


    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story...The Thai production hubMoving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integrationMalaysian changes Countries on the riseAs automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as a front-runner in assembly, export ...

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    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operationsClick here to read the full version of this report. When automotive ...

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    Gefco enhances service for Mirgor


    Gefco has designed a new customised logistics service for Argentinean industrial supplier Grupo Mirgor, which it said will enable the automotive and electronics supplier to manage its national and international supply of parts more efficiently. Mirgor, which has been using Gefco services for a decade, makes vehicle air conditioning units, ...

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    Complexity meets coordination at Magna Europe


    Magna Logistics Europe has increasingly taken a more integrated approach to engineering logistics across the tier supplier’s massive European network, including rolling out IT tools and concepts developed at contract manufacturing unit, Magna Steyr

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    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains


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    UTi opens main air-road facility near London


    Global logistics provider, UTi Worldwide, has opened a new road and air transport facility near Heathrow Airport, outside London, in the UK.The 3,000-square-metre site is UTi’s main air and road facility in the country and offers X-ray screening and bonded storage amidst a range of other offerings, including dangerous and ...

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    Georgia Ports Authority marks record volumes with growing automotive cargo


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which represent various ports in the southern US state of Georgia, has reported record volumes for the fiscal year 2012-2013 in total tonnage, including automotive and machinery equipment, bulk-cargo and freight moved by intermodal rail. The state’s deepwater ports provide a key base for both ...

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    Norbert Dentressangle acquires Daher’s freight forwarding arm


    French-based logistics service provider Norbert Dentressangle announced last week its acquisition of the freight forwarding activities of the Daher Group, which includes facilities and operations in France and across the Russian market. The Daher Group, based in France and established in 1863, is expected to close the transaction with Norbert ...

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    London Gateway could boost flows of components by rail


    Rail services for automotive parts in the UK could grow with the launch of services this year by DB Schenker at DP World London Gateway, a new port outside London that starts operations in the fourth quarter of this year.According to Adrian Fleming, head of sales and marketing at DB ...

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    Auto execs gather for London Gateway forum


    Senior automotive logistics professionals will gather at London Gateway, DP World’s new container port located 40km to the east of the UK capital, on Thursday this week (July 4th) for a special Automotive Logistics forum.The event, which will include a tour of the £1.5bn ($2.3bn) development, is planned to highlight ...

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    Geodis offers domestic China rail service


    The logistics provider noted that rail freight was growing in China and was benefitting from political support. It also said that rail offered the advantages of lower cost versus air freight over medium to long distance routes as well as an integrated transport network connecting seaports, hinterlands and economic zones ...