All Intermodal articles – Page 8

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    Global round up: Bosporus Shuttle, VW opens PDC, CP cuts time cross country, Rolfo updates Ego, Dealer satisfaction survey


    DB Schenker to launch ‘Bosporus Shuttle’ in SeptemberDB Schenker Rail will start a new service between Germany and Turkey in September this year that will eventually offer five pairs of trains per week to enhance its existing service between Western Europe and Turkey. The service supports both finished vehicle ...

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    Executives on the move: Santiago Castro, Jan Bures, Masamichi Kogai, Alexander Raczynski, Carl Gustaf Göransson, Remco Innemee, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Yutaka Nakagawa, James Squires, Michael McClellan, Je


    Santiago Castro has been appointed sales and exports director for Nissan Latin America and the Caribbean (NLAC). He will report to Jose Roman, managing director for Nissan Latin America and the Caribbean. Nissan's Latin America and the Caribbean division includes 37 countries and during fiscal year 2012 sold ...

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    Global round up: DHL adds for Asia-Europe; WWL to build; Airbag triggers BMW recall; Barloworld buy-out; Denso opens in Iowa; Renault Nissan Awards


    DHL adds Asia-Europe servicesDHL Global Forwarding, Freight has added two new routes between Asia and Europe for intermodal shipments, including those for the automotive sector. The first route offers daily rail shipments from Shanghai via the trans-Siberian route in the north and through the border at Malaszewicze in Poland ...

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    Sharing the burden


    In this story...Crossdock examplesA history of crossdocksSharing space/operating modelsMeasuring standards An exploration into the history and future of crossdocking: logistics providers and manufacturers are exploring ways that crossdocks can be made even more efficient, including the potential of sharing more space and freight with competitors.To feed its three British vehicle ...

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    Legislation could benefit modal shift in Europe


    Carmakers and logistics providers are doing their best to cope with the sixth straight year of decline in European sales by adjusting transport networks to find efficiency savings and to better serve growing markets abroad. However, their efforts in finding more efficient multimodal solutions could be better supported by ...

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    Con-way service targets US-Mexico trade


    US freight and logistics provider Con-way has launched a new intermodal service between the US and Mexico that could benefit the automotive industry.The company said it would be offering services to the automotive industry where it sees “the potential for a long-term value-added relationship” and that these would be ...

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    Executives on the move: Hena Kausar, Jürgen Maidl, Frank-Peter Arndt, Peter Hörndlein, Kate Betsworth, David Giandinoto, Neil Scott, John Turner, Jaap Bruining, Lucas Vos, Quintin Kendall


    Hena Kausar, assistant general manager at Maruti Suzuki India (pictured right), has been awarded the title of Logistics Woman of the Year 2013 by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) as part of its Achievers Award and Talent Hunt programme to recognise supply chain and logistics industry ...

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    Global round up


    CN begins operations at Calgary Logistics ParkTrains have started calling at Canadian National Railway’s (CN) Calgary Logistics Park, the company’s new C$200m ($203m) intermodal terminal located in Conrich, southern Alberta. The terminal will also feature a CN Autoport facility at a later date that will provide services for the regional ...

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    Ruscon delivers CKDs for GM Korea


    General Motors’ division in Korea and Russian vehicle maker Gaz are set to benefit from a new rail service launched this month by Ruscon, the Russian logistics and intermodal operator subsidiary of Global Container Service. Ruscon is providing a block train service from the new Ust-Luga Container Terminal ...

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    Global round up


    Carmakers count the cost of Hurricane SandyAs ports along the US East Coast continue to count the cost of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy two weeks ago the port of New York and New Jersey has reported that around 16,000 passenger cars were damaged.Quoting the New York Shipping the ...

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    Logistics companies expand services in Mexico


    With a number of major carmakers building assembly plants in Mexico over the next several years, including Audi, Honda, Mazda and Toyota, logistics companies are expanding their North America coverage into the country and in some cases working together to enhance services. One very recent example is found between ...

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    VW inaugurates multimodal centre near Wolfsburg


    Volkswagen has expanded the logistics capacity at its Wolfsburg plant in Germany with a €26m ($33.5m) multimodal logistics centre in nearby Fallersleben. The new facility, which was inaugurated last week, will control the shipment of complete knockdown (CKD) kits to VW plants, as well as the ...

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    Global round up


    Rail Freight Group recognises DB Schenker RailDB Schenker Rail has won an award in the Environmental Innovation category at the annual Rail Freight Group Awards 2012 for its components recycling facility, the brainchild of staff member Andrew Hogan. During 2011 Hogan developed a cutting shop to enable damaged ...

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    The Mexican parts rush


    With car production jumping across the border to Mexico, manufacturers are making increasing use of the country’s developing intermodal services, writes Anthony Coia.Mexico is resurgent as a manufacturing and export base for the automotive industry. While the country has suffered from violence and security issues relating to drug crime in ...

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    Brazil to invest $66 billion in transport infrastructure


    Brazil’s government has announced a stimulus package worth R133 billion ($66 billion) designed to improve its transport infrastructure and recover economic growth, which has slowed to less than 2% over the past year, down from 7.5% two years ago.Up to $20 billion of the sum will be used to build ...

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    DB Schenker Rail responds to demand in UK


    DB Schenker Rail has relocated its office at the port of Southampton in the UK to meet the needs of increased container movements by rail through the port. More than 60,000 containers were moved through the ports on DB Schenker Rail freight trains last year. The bigger office at ...

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    EU should use transport investment for growth


    Members of the European Parliament and policymakers from the European Commission have made calls to use investment in transport infrastructure and intelligent systems as a means to encourage economic growth in the European Union. The remarks have come on the eve of a budget decision in the European Parliament that ...

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    CargoBeamer chooses Calais logistics park


    German intermodal transport system provider, CargoBeamer, is conducting what it terms ‘extensive negotiations’ with carmakers and suppliers over the use of its trailer-loading solution, which will operate at the Calais Premier multimodal logistics project currently under construction at the Turquerie industrial park in France. CargoBeamer provides an automated and ...

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    DB Schenker begins Portugal-Germany service


    DB Schenker Rail Automotive is working with DB Schenker’s national subsidiary in Portugal, Schenker Transitários, to offer customers, including those in the automotive sector, a new weekly rail service between Portugal and Germany. DB Schenker said the trains would connect Porto and Lisbon with factories in northern ...

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    Global round up


    Russia auto imports grow in 2011Russia saw a 46% increase of vehicle imports in the period January to November 2011 compared to the same period in 2010, raising the number to 901,500 vehicles. According to data from the Russian Federal Customs Agency, nearly 776,000 of these were from countries outside ...