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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries


    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...

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    ECG Conference: filling in the delivery gaps


    As ECG 2014 came to an end in Amsterdam, a panel of logistics experts discussed their hopes and challenges for the future. Objectives centred around improving visibility and communication, with methods that include both technology and better relationshipsAlthough Europe’s recovery in vehicle sales has so far been small, the Amsterdam ...

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    Freight trade-finance service expands to European automotive sector


    Elavon Freight Payment, a subsidiary of US Bancorp, is expanding its freight-payment trade finance service into Europe. The system will allow freight forwarders to hold onto money longer, accelerate payment to carriers, and offer carriers an alternative to factoring and other financing options used in Europe currently. Some automotive tier ...


    Sustainability and packaging dominate Magna Europe awards


    Magna Logistics Europe has recognised six companies in its 2014 Innovation Awards, with solutions addressing supply chain complexity, carbon reduction and packaging efficiency taking top honours.An RFID tracking device for air freight by technology provider TAGnology took first place in the ‘Supply Chain Innovation’ category, while Virtual Vehicle won the ...

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    Antwerp port extends e-Desk system for ro-ro exports


    [Updated: Added comments]Terminal operators handling vehicle exports at the port of Antwerp in Belgium have now switched to a paperless web-based system called e-Desk to speed up the processing of customs permits for exit declarations.The system was introduced by the Antwerp Port Community System (APCS) back in 2012 for container ...

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    TNT revises profit outlook and launches rebrand


    Global logistics provider TNT has said it is revising its forecasted 8% operating margin for 2015 in light of deteriorating trading conditions in Europe and increased competitive pressures. At the same time the company has launched a new brand identity, with a redesigned logo and the addition of the strapline ...

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    Audi geo-fencing project takes top VW Group logistics prize


    A pilot project at Audi to 'geo-fence' trucks and further automate their check-in for delivery of inbound material at the carmaker's Ingolstadt factory in Bavaria has won the 2014 Volkswagen Group Logistics Innovation award. The prize was given out during a group-wide logistics conference held in Kassel, Germany, which featured ...

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    Autoliv Europe to manage manufacturing logistics with Delmia Apriso


    Safety systems supplier, Autoliv Europe, has announced it will start using Delmia Apriso to manage its manufacturing logistics operations. The Delmia software brand is owned by Dassault Systèmes and Autoliv Europe is employing it to reduce waste by cutting idle inventory and enhancing operational efficiency as part of its SAP ...

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    ProAct – overcoming supply chain complexity is a key issue


    The increasing complexity of supply chains is a key industry issue, according to ProAct, a storage integrator and cloud services enabler.Supply chain complexity is developing in a multitude of ways, including the increasing use of multi-modal supply chains, the need to deal with specifics, the use of different modes and ...

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    Paldiski port benefits from Inform car handling system


    German optimisation software provider Inform has implemented its SyncroTESS system for vehicle distribution at the vehicle terminal of Paldiski Northern Port in Estonia. The technology is being used to organise the movement of new vehicles through the terminal. Paldiski Northern Port is a major import route for vehicles into Russia ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference


    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January.Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as OEMs ...

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    VinSolutions makes top executive changes


    VinSolutions, a supplier of dealership software tools in the US and a subsidiary of Cox Automotive, has announced two executive moves following the departure of its vice president and general manager, Brian Skutta, to a new role as CEO of Auto Alert. Lori Wittman (pictured) has been promoted to vice ...

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    Chrysler’s ePOD initiative now in full swing


    Chrysler’s mandate that all vehicle deliveries to its dealers in the US must be administered electronically is now in effect, with a number of leading transport companies in compliance, equal to around 1,600 trucks. The companies are using the electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) mobile app, called vinDeliver, provided by ...

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    NYK launches Symphony Project in ASEAN region


    NYK and two of its subsidiaries are setting up a collaborative venture with Weathernews and Kozo Keikaku Engineering to provide value-added logistics services in the ASEAN region that includes risk assessment on environmental issues.Called Symphony Project, the venture will focus on developing services for the ASEAN countries where demand for ...

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    Autotechnoimport to launch Carex platform for improved deliveries


    Russian transport provider Autotechnoimport is in the final stages of testing an information sharing service for car carriers that is designed to reduce lead times and empty mileage as well as maximise loads, helping transport providers achieve better cost efficiency at a time when rates are low and capacity is ...

  • Barethein

    Russia at a standstill


    The market continues to fall, while transport capacity is exiting the market at an alarming rate. Even with prospects for long-term growth, the lack of investment could mean Russia will struggle to move the goods again when customers return to show rooms. We report from the Automotive Logistics Russia conference ...

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    A star still on the rise in Brazil


    Toyota is a fast-growing player in the huge but difficult Brazilian market. Growth has helped the carmaker apply more lean logistics principles to its vehicle distribution.The inclusion of Brazil in the BRIC group of emerging nations more than a decade ago put the country of more than 200m inhabitants in ...

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    The power of recall


    Recalls and a carmaker's ability to carry them out efficiently can have an effect not just on public relations, but on the company’s bottom line and share price. LSPs are increasingly getting involved.In the late morning of April 10th 2014, the general manager of University Volkswagen Mazda, a car ...

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    Mitsubishi chooses Highjump WMS for Brazil


    Mitsubishi Motor’s division in Brazil has chosen a warehouse management system provided by Highjump Software for its parts distribution centre in Sao Paulo and its production plant in Catalao, in the inland state of Goias.The software, called Highjump Warehouse Advantage, will be deployed by Optimis, Highjump Software’s partner in Brazil ...

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    Big movements needed at Turkish ports


    Turkey’s volatile vehicle trade has seen export growth, but not all of its ro-ro ports have kept up with the services and capacity that manufacturers require to handle the volume effectively.Turkey is a sizeable albeit volatile hub for vehicle trade, with exports a particular strength. Last year, Turkish-based manufacturers exported ...