Logistics service providers – Page 23

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    Mena: Infrastructure, policy and regulatory developments

    2019-08-28T14:25:00Z

    Much of the focus on China’s Belt and Road programme has been on trade routes between Europe and Asia, but Chinese organisations are also investing in African infrastructure.

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    DB Schenker explores use of exoskeletons for logistics

    2019-08-21T12:33:00Z

    The company has been trialling the exoskeletons – structures worn on the body to electro-mechanically assist movement – at several logistics locations in Germany to help warehouse personnel during physically demanding tasks.

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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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    Loadsmart and Starsky claim autonomous truck first

    2019-08-14T11:25:00Z

    The first dispatch by truck on public road without any human intervention has taken place in Texas, US, say digital freight broker Loadsmart and autonomous truck startup Starsky Robotics. For the initial journey, a lorry picked up a load in Dallas and delivered it the 216 ...

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    Jack Cooper plans to renew fleet after bankruptcy protection

    2019-08-13T15:47:00Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Jack Cooper Ventures plans to run its business as usual while reorganising under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and then buy new vehicle transporters. The company, based in Kennesaw, Georgia, and 18 subsidiaries filed for bankruptcy at the US Bankruptcy Court in Atlanta on ...

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    Russia takes a slice of the new Silk Road

    2019-08-07T15:14:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business

  • Olga Stepanova
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    Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

    2019-08-05T14:21:00Z

    As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

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    Klaus van Marwyk to head finance at Schnellecke Logistics

    2019-07-17T09:48:00Z

    Klaus van Marwyk, CFO at Schnellecke Logistics Dr Klaus van Marwyk (pictured) has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) at Schnellecke Logistics. As head of department, he will be responsible for managing purchasing and accounting at the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. Dr van Marwyk was ...

  • AL Global Munich
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    Tariffs, trade and technology: A new era for European automotive industry

    2019-07-10T11:34:00Z

    The European logistics sector is undergoing unprecedented change. Britain’s exit from the EU and the red tape of regulation are among its biggest challenges, delegates heard at the Automotive Logistics Global Munich conference last week.

  • Mike Yang, Changjiu Logistics
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    China offers opportunities and risk for European carmakers

    2019-07-09T16:28:00Z

    Mike Yang, vice-president, Changjiu Logistics The Chinese market has become more complicated for many global OEMs over the past two years, with impacts for how logistics and exports are organised. But logistics experts are anticipating deeper manufacturing ties and trade growth between European and Chinese automotive manufacturers. ...

  • Tom Oisseur, Drewry Consulting
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    Deep-sea vehicle carriers sail further into troubled waters

    2019-07-09T12:58:00Z

    Stagnant vehicle shipments, rising regulatory costs and sinking vessel utilisation are all affecting the ocean transport sector, according to data from Drewry Shipping Consultants. With shipping rates at relative lows, new vessel orders for pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) have stalled to a virtual ...

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    Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

    2019-07-09T11:53:00Z

    In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified or ...

  • VR, Seat
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    Logistics 4.0: how smart technologies are lifting logistics to another level

    2019-07-04T11:12:00Z

    After a period of exploration, OEMs, tier suppliers and logistics providers are getting serious about making their operations smarter and more connected – Logistics 4.0 is here

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    Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

    2019-07-03T14:49:00Z

    Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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    NYK ships Liebherr harbour crane to US

    2019-06-30T11:24:00Z

    After months of planning, NYK Roro is now transporting one of its largest ever cargoes, a harbour crane, taking it from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Port Hueneme (California) for the Liebherr Group of Switzerland. “Normally every industrial project includes one difficult piece but the Liebherr harbour crane, with ...

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    Imperial Logistics doubles work for VDL Nedcar

    2019-06-30T11:10:00Z

    The European road transport arm of South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has greatly increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar following renewal of a contract. Imperial, which has worked with VDL since 2014, will now handle round trips of automotive parts between the company’s plant ...

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    Honda turns to barge for container moves in Belgium

    2019-06-26T13:00:00Z

    Honda Motor Europe Logistics (HMEL) has started using barges to transport containerised motorbikes, power products and replacement parts between the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Ghent. The goods are being imported to Antwerp from global markets, including Japan, USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey, and they are being distributed from ...

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    Gallega opens supply chain hub in UAE industrial zone

    2019-06-19T12:46:00Z

    Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Gallega Global Logistics has expanded in its home country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by opening a hub to meet growing regional demand for automotive supply chain services. Spread across 325,000 sq.m in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), the ...

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    Autonomy ahoy: Shipping industry moves toward crewless vessels

    2019-06-10T13:46:00Z

    Autonomous vehicles have been attracting a lot of attention as the automotive industry pushes towards future mobility. But what is the potential for autonomous ships?

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    Criss Edwards moves from XPO to automotive role at Ceva Logistics

    2019-06-04T10:53:00Z

    Criss Edwards (pictured) has joined Ceva Logistics in a newly created role as senior vice president automotive and industrial inbound logistics, based at the company’s new operations centre in Marseilles, France. He was most recently at XPO Logistics as senior vice president of operations with responsibility for ...