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, Stockholm, Sundsvall and Umeå, which are part of its nationwide intermodal network of ports and terminals. Logent is employing a unit train with a 24-hour cycle time and daily departures from Gothenburg, and using freight by truck for the final leg to the dealership.
“We look forward to a long-term and strategic relationship where we are able to develop and streamline Ford’s vehicle logistics,” said Anders Borgström, CEO Logent Automotive Logistics. “This is an important contract for Logent, through which we become a major distributor of Ford’s vehicles for the Swedish market. Being entrusted as a new supplier for Ford Motor Company AB shows that we have a competitive overall concept for vehicle distribution.”
Logent Automotive Logistics provides services that include terminal operations, port handling, yard handling, efficient rail solutions, PDI, customs handling, capillary distribution by truck, and information management.
In other news, Logent has also recently signed an agreement with Geodis Wilson to work with the company at its container freight terminal near the port of Gothenburg. The project is designed to assure short transport to and from the port, which is the largest in Scandinavia.