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    Too much capacity in the logistics sector is driving down pricing

    2015-03-12T09:12:25Z

    An industry used to discussing the shortage of capacity was told at this week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference held in Bonn, Germany, that while demand was growing, albeit at a single digit pace, there was, if anything too much capacity in most markets, which was leading to falling prices for ...

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    Too much capacity in the logistics sector is driving down pricing

    2015-03-11T16:10:36Z

    An industry used to discussing the shortage of capacity was told at this week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference held in Bonn, Germany, that while demand was growing, albeit at a single digit pace, there was, if anything too much capacity in most markets, which was leading to falling prices for ...

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    DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line promise CO2 reduction

    2015-01-26T12:56:22Z

    Global logistics provider DB Schenker Logistics and global shipping company Maersk Line have recently signed a six-year strategic agreement to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean freight. Between now and 2020, Maersk Line has committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of every container it ships for DB Schenker Logistics by 20%, ...

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    KCS announces top management appointments

    2014-08-12T15:41:57Z

    Kansas City Southern (KCS) has appointed Erik Hansen as vice-president of intermodal, responsible for automotive operations, as well as sales and marketing. He is based in Kansas City and reports to executive vice president of sales and marketing, Patrick Ottensmeyer. "We are delighted that Erik has joined the KCS management ...

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    Port of Pasaia handles first Opel Mokka units

    2014-07-29T16:08:13Z

    The Basque port of Pasaia (Pasajes) in Spain has begun handling its first Opel Mokka SUVs. In May, the Opel plant at Figueruelas (Zaragoza) announced that this year's production forecast for the model had been raised by 13,000 units. Short-sea operator UECC has said that for 2014 the number of ...

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    Trident Alliance formed, first members announced

    2014-07-07T10:16:14Z

    A new coalition of ship owners and operators has been officially launched to collaborate on the enforcement of forthcoming maritime sulphur emission regulations. Called the Trident Alliance, its membership has started with 11 companies, including a number that provide automotive ro-ro services, such as ARC, Eukor Car Carriers, Höegh Autoliners, ...

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    Ford recognises LSPS in World Excellence Awards

    2014-06-04T15:29:51Z

    Ford has announced the winners of its annual World Excellence awards, which recognises top global suppliers for outstanding performance, and amongst the 51 global suppliers that were recognised for services in 2013 were three logistics companies: finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper Transport and lead logistics provider Penske Logistics took silver ...

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    Ship operators meet to discuss Trident Alliance

    2014-06-02T12:23:09Z

    Maersk Maritime Technology and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have hosted a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which saw representatives from 12 shipping companies convene to discuss the enforcement of the forthcoming maritime sulphur regulations in Europe and North America . The exploratory discussions were held to work toward the establishment of ...

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    Maersk sees auto parts trade rise in Brazil

    2014-03-25T13:12:19Z

    The world´s largest container carrier Maersk Line saw 38% growth in automotive imports coming into Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the same period a year ago thanks to a mix of auto parts and complete knockdown kits (CKDs). Maersk saw more volumes coming from China, including parts ...

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    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo

    2014-03-10T18:12:35Z

    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain. Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN

    2013-12-06T15:25:23Z

    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story... The Thai production hub Moving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integration Malaysian changes Countries on the rise As automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as ...

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    Low tide for vehicles in South American ports

    2013-09-05T18:11:30Z

    Brazilian and Argentine ports are seeing some choppy waters but the finished car market continues to provide significant volumes. After years of neglect, there are signs that public and private investment are gathering apace. Brazil, which for a decade has been on the mighty march of the BRIC economies, has ...

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards

    2013-03-20T00:00:00Z

    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    Executives on the move: Conway Jeffress, Greg Henninger, Hiroto Saikawa, Anthony Laydon, Anthony Laydon, Connie Tang,

    2013-03-20T00:00:00Z

    Conway Jeffress has settled into his new role as global director of automotive at freight forwarding and logistics provider, Jas Forwarding Worldwide . Jeffress was previously vice-president of automotive at Panalpina but said that because of its restructuring of industry verticals and executive responsibilities, the time was right ...

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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

    2013-02-13T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

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    First Chevrolet Aveo off the line in Russia

    2013-02-06T00:00:00Z

    Following an agreement signed between General Motors and Russian vehicle maker Gaz at the beginning of 2011, the companies have officially rolled their first Chevrolet Aveo off the line this week at the Gaz assembly plant in Nizhny Novgorod. Assembly is being carried out from complete knockdown (CKD) kits ...

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    Executives on the move

    2013-01-09T00:00:00Z

    GM ’s logistics director in South America Fred Roldan has taken on additional supply chain responsibilities in a new role as South America supply chain and logistics director. The move follows the departure of Wlamir Giardini who was South America supply chain director but has decided ...

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    Ruscon delivers CKDs for GM Korea

    2013-01-09T00:00:00Z

    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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    Renewed strike threat to US ports

    2012-12-19T00:00:00Z

    US East Coast and Gulf ports are facing the renewed threat of widespread strikes at the end of December with the extension to the current bargaining process between the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) due to expire on the 29th December. If the ...

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    Boxing clever

    2012-10-01T15:54:47Z

    Container lines note a rise in box movements Ro-ro will remain dominant For niche markets, mainly BMW not lured by falling rates alone Container are increasing for Jaguar Land Rover Door-to-door container service Methods of securement While ro-ro may seem an automatic choice for mass transport of cars, there are ...