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    Euro Marine Logistics launches Biscay ro-ro service

    2017-04-04T22:48:30Z

    EML’s new Biscay route – click to enlarge Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML) has begun operating a new ro-ro service between Spain, Belgium, France and the UK. The company, a joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh Autoliners, said in March that it would be deploying two ...

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    European ports: Sailing into a tide of protectionism?

    2017-04-04T22:43:43Z

    The repercussions of last year’s political eruptions have yet to be felt in Europe’s ports and growth is expected to continue this year, bringing with it much-needed investment. But port operators and shipping companies remain on alert for any shift in trading patterns While last year was one of political ...

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    Seat holds second logistics innovation event at Martorell factory

    2017-04-03T22:32:51Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat held a two-day logistics innovation event last week at its Martorell factory in Spain at which ten suppliers presented the latest in robotic and drone technology for inventory management, handling and delivery to the assembly line. The event, held at the carmaker’s logistics innovation centre at the ...

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    Tradisa buys Mosolf Group out of Tramosa

    2017-04-03T22:27:30Z

    Automotive logistics provider Tradisa has bought the other half of its jointly owned Tramosa business from the Mosolf Group for an undisclosed sum. The transaction comprised consolidating ownership of Tramosa France, based in Creutzwald, and Tramosa Logistik, based in Saarlouis, Germany. “The purpose of this transaction is to simplify the ...

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    Changes at the top for Renault-Nissan Alliance supply chain

    2017-03-31T22:24:25Z

    Frans Kroon (pictured) has been promoted to deputy alliance global director of strategy and planning for global alliance supply chain management at Renault Nissan, moving from his position as vice-president of Alliance Logistics Europe. Marc Dardanelli has succeeded Kroon in the logistics function. Kroon’s position is a renewed role across ...

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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts network In this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motion Seat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered ...

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    Neptune Lines adds service between Europe, UK and Ireland following Renault contract

    2017-03-29T20:37:58Z

    Short-sea operator, Neptune Lines, is adding a new ro-ro service between northern Spain, France, the UK and Ireland following a contract with Renault. The company is dedicating two vessels to a direct, weekly service that it said would also serve all major customers in the region, covering vehicles, high and ...

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    Eddie Stobart estimates £550m-plus value post IPO

    2017-03-29T20:07:33Z

    UK transport and logistics provider, Eddie Stobart, has announced its intention to raise £130m ($163m) and list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, which supports smaller growing companies. The company is targeting a market capitalisation on admission in excess of £550m. CEO Alex Laffey said: "Eddie Stobart is widely ...

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    Steimler replaces Nakai as head of NYK Group Europe

    2017-03-29T17:23:03Z

    Global transport and logistics provider, NYK Group, has appointed Svein Steimler (pictured) as president and CEO of its European business. He succeeds Takuji Nakai, who is returning to NYK in Tokyo as a corporate officer on the board and taking on the role of an adviser for the container division ...

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    Unipart invests in digital technology to meet 'disruptive and dislocating' pace of change

    2017-03-27T15:33:13Z

    UK parts manufacturer and logistics provider, Unipart Group, has used the announcement of its annual financial results to highlight a number of investments in digital technology covering inventory control, distribution and sequencing management. Last year the company's turnover was up 3.5% to £747.7m ($934m), up on £722.5m in 2015, and ...

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    Two years for Brexit deal ‘optimistic’ as FTA calls for transitional trade measures

    2017-03-22T16:33:48Z

    With the official date now set for the UK to begin its exit negotiations with the EU, the focus has shifted onto how those discussions will progress and whether a deal can really be struck in just two years Rollo: UK will need to complete a number of separate ...

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    Gdansk increases car volumes as Nissan signs contract with Adampol

    2017-03-22T11:55:14Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract with Polish logistics provider Adampol for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles through the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland. The vehicles are being imported from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe (CEE) including ...

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    Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    2017-03-20T16:06:04Z

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which ...

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    Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    2017-03-15T15:17:45Z

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans ...

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    Groupe CAT takes over Sintax Logistica

    2017-03-15T14:35:55Z

    French transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has acquired Spanish firm Sintax Logistica for an undisclosed sum. Sintax is an international vehicle logistics provider with a focus on Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco. Its services include new and used vehicle transport, multimodal distribution, compound management and technical services such as ...

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    Parts maker Gestamp takes 'next natural step' with Spanish IPO

    2017-03-15T11:30:16Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp has announced its intention to list on the Spanish stock exchanges, putting certain existing shares currently held by the controlling shareholder, the Riberas family, up for sale. Founded in 1997, the company has 98 production facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It ...

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    Nissan outlines UK supply chain and Brexit concerns

    2017-03-01T16:49:40Z

    In a wide-ranging discussion with UK lawmakers, Nissan Europe’s head of supply chain spoke of the company’s preferred outcomes post-Brexit, as well as warning of the need to increase domestic supply Colin Lawther, Nissan’s senior vice-president for manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing in Europe warned UK lawmakers in London ...

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    Sanden Manufacturing Poland centralises logistics in Polkowice

    2017-02-27T10:23:56Z

    The Polish division of Japanese automotive parts maker, Sanden Corporation, has leased a 6,500 sq.m warehouse next to its production facility in Polkowice for the handling of air conditioning compressor units. The warehouse was officially opened last week and Sanden Manufacturing Poland has leased it from property developer Panattoni Europe ...

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    Audi’s driverless transport system recognised with industry award

    2017-02-21T16:18:00Z

    The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) has awarded Audi with the annual Logistics Award for 2017. The award was made in recognition of the German carmaker’s driverless vehicle transport system. More specifically a parking robot, nicknamed ‘Ray’, is able to sort up to 2,000 ...

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    Strikes avoided as Spain attempts to overhaul stevedoring policy

    2017-02-21T11:43:36Z

    Threatened strikes by Spain’s port unions have been temporarily called off and talks resumed with the government as the country attempts to overhaul and liberalise stevedoring policy under pressure from the European Union (EU). The EU has called for a change to practices in the stevedoring sector in which all ...