Logistics service providers – Page 24

  • Hugo Pluess
    News

    Hugo Pluess moves to Imperial Logistics as CIO

    2019-06-04T07:09:00Z

    Hugo Pluess will take on the newly created role of chief information officer (CIO) at Imperial Logistics International from August 1 this year. He moves from his role as executive vice-president of global IT infrastructure at Ceva Logistics in Switzerland. Hugo Pluess, the new CIO at Imperial ...

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    News

    Automotive to play key role in Gefco’s China strategy

    2019-06-03T15:44:00Z

    French logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated subsidiary in Chongqing specialising in importing and exporting vehicles by rail between Europe, Russia and China, and developing the group’s other logistics activities in central China. It made the annoucement to coincide with the tenth anniversary of its wholly owned subsidiary ...

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    Article

    All mixed up: the impact of the SUV trend on European car carriers

    2019-06-03T14:23:00Z

    Volumes of finished vehicles may have recovered from the recession, but users and manufacturers of car transporters are now having to handle a very different array of vehicles, including larger and heavier models – with implications for capacity utilisation

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    News

    AL Global Munich Awards – finalists revealed

    2019-05-29T14:58:00Z

    The finalists in the second Automotive Logistics Global Munich Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by a panel of independent industry experts…

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    News

    DHL tackles hurricane season with Resilience360 initiatives

    2019-05-29T13:39:00Z

    As global hurricane and typhoon seasons kick in, DHL has updated its weather tracking service to notify users of where storms are occurring and how they could impact supply chains. At the same time, the logistics giant has published a report on the potential of these storms in 2019…

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    News

    Russian Railways poised to sell stake in Gefco if market improves

    2019-05-29T10:32:00Z

    State-owned Russian Railways (RZD) has secured government approval to sell a stake in French logistics provider Gefco…

  • Dachser truck
    News

    Dachser USA launches logistics centre

    2019-05-22T09:08:00Z

    The US arm of German logistics company Dachser has set up an automotive competence centre at its Atlanta headquarters to provide a customer service team to address issues in the supply chain…

  • Maersk container
    News

    Inland move for Maersk logistics unit

    2019-05-22T08:21:00Z

    APM Terminals’ Inland Services will be integrated into Maersk Logistics & Services from August 1 to provide customers with improved access to a range of logistics services…

  • Platooning project, MAN, Berlin
    News

    Schenker and MAN trial reveals platooning potential

    2019-05-21T13:38:00Z

    Driving electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable to a logistic company’s day-to-day operations, researchers claim after completion of a pilot project…

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    Article

    Motoring on: Brazil’s heavyweight OEMs prepare for growth

    2019-05-20T10:20:00Z

    Brazilian truck and bus sales picked up strongly last year following the country’s long recession, and now both OEMs and logistics providers are hoping the trend continues 

  • Ryder COOP platform
    Analysis

    Market sharing: New rental platform for underused trucks

    2019-05-20T09:38:00Z

    Uber and Airbnb have led the way in the sharing economy, but Ryder has now launched an asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles

  • Bridge
    Article

    Shipping and climate change: Are we in hot water?

    2019-05-20T09:22:00Z

    With 2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record, for the shipping sector the issue of climate change is becoming a concern. But how great is the danger to vessels, their crews and cargo? And could there be any upside to global geographical changes?

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    Article

    Challenging times for US car carriers

    2019-05-02T12:28:00Z

    Despite some recent legislative wins on permissible overhangs, rig length and adaptable trailers, the US car-carrier sector continues to face a number of operational challenges, including a capacity squeeze, more demanding customers and downward price pressure

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    Article

    Still got it: How reuse and recycling can give EV batteries a new lease of life

    2019-04-15T11:40:00Z

    As the EV trend continues, it raises the question of what to do with their hazardous lithium-ion batteries once they have reached the end of their useful life. Options include reuse and recycling, but both of these require special expertise in reverse logistics

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    Article

    Trust in Turkey: How exports are carrying the country through its economic crisis

    2019-04-11T12:01:00Z

    Turkey faces some difficult economic headwinds that have already impacted on its automotive industry. But there are still several reasons for optimism, especially the country’s strength as a vehicle export hub with easy access to the European market

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    From the industry

    Nationwide: First port of call for damage repair

    2019-04-05T10:38:00Z

    The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule

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    From the industry

    In the service of free trade

    2019-04-04T15:59:00Z

    Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

  • Renatas Slenderis
    From the industry

    Introducing the European Transport Logistics Alliance

    2019-04-02T12:23:00Z

    In an industry that could benefit substantially from streamlined processes, Renatas Slenderis, CEO of Fracht, believes his company’s new alliance offers both collaboration and control for all members. Here, he explains how the ALCS platform works

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    From the industry

    Coming up with a strategy for transformation

    2019-02-08T17:17:00Z

    CHEP has launched a strategy to support the digital transformation of its offerings and of the automotive supply chain, including vehicle electrification and tracking packaging assets

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    Article

    Opel tasks Gefco with further cost reduction

    2018-10-24T09:17:37Z

    Opel/Vauxhall has renewed its fourth-party logistics (4PL) contract with Gefco for a further four years, starting in January, tasking it with finding further cost reduction measures and intensifying its optimisation and network engineering activities.Gefco’s 4PL Solutions division provides services for Opel/Vauxhall across Europe and Turkey, including the management of 220 ...