All middle east articles – Page 8

  • Wolfgang, Costantino
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    ECG column: a decision made

    2015-04-02T12:00:31Z

    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (pictured with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel, far left) weighs up the effect of the EU’s trailer length compromise on vehicle logistics, with an eye on a future review date In my last column, written early December 2014 , I noted the likelihood that the legislative process of ...

  • Simon Stacy, Honda
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    Simon Stacy and Bob Mountain add logistics responsibilities at Honda Europe

    2015-04-01T12:08:20Z

    Following a recent restructuring at Honda’s sales and manufacturing divisions in Europe, the carmaker has made changes to the logistics management covering its primary European production plant in the UK and across its outbound logistics for the region. As of April 1st, Simon Stacy (pictured), previously head of car logistics ...

  • Altan Aytac (2)
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    Aytaç moves to aftermarket role at Turkish joint venture Tofas

    2015-03-31T17:17:54Z

    Altan Aytaç (left) has moved from his role as supply chain director at Turkish carmaker, Tofas, to take up a new role as director of aftersales and spare parts. Aytaç joined Tofas, which is a joint venture between Fiat and Koç Group, back in 1992 and was initially part of ...

  • Bins at warehouse in Panvel, near mumbai port
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    Packed with promise

    2015-03-31T12:00:46Z

    A case study on the ambition and limitations shaping returnable packaging provider Goodpack’s growth in India When Mahindra Sanyo Special Steel procured an order in 2010 from FAG for supply of 60 tonnes of rings per month from India to Hungary, dispatch was the critical issue. The buyer made it ...

  • AutoportVehnet
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    Turkey’s Autoport finally recommences operations

    2015-03-31T10:42:39Z

    Turkey’s Autoport terminal, which is located at Yeniköy in the northeast Kocaeli region, has recommenced operations following an 18-month suspension of services at the port. Autoport was the first purpose-built car handling terminal in Turkey when it opened in 2008 but it was forced to suspend operations in September 2013 ...

  • Volvo Logistics
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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy

    2015-03-30T18:17:01Z

    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...

  • Ashok Leyland trucks car carrier
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    On board for progress

    2015-03-27T12:36:18Z

    Ashok Leyland’s head of vehicle distribution, Chandrakant Mishra reveals how the OEM is trying to maximise its outbound logistics efficiency as much as the Indian landscape will allow. Unpaved and congested roads; long queues of vehicles waiting at state borders to pay various tolls and taxes; limited handling and ...

  • Jon Kuiper Koopman
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    Analysis: European discord for logistics

    2015-03-25T14:47:31Z

    Although Europe is considered to be a single market, differing laws and regulations surrounding wages, truck dimensions and weights are making it increasingly difficult for finished vehicle logistics providers. In the face of growing divisions between transport regulations in various European countries, finished vehicle logistics executives and European officials have ...

  • kentucky
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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

  • Opening_eurotruck
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    Pushing Europe's boundaries

    2015-03-24T10:43:27Z

    Many barriers prevent a truly international, borderless vehicle logistics service across European countries. However, carmakers and logistics providers are making progress toward integrated networks. Political, economic and diplomatic tensions are rising in Europe, with the escalating issues surrounding Russia and Ukraine, and looming threats of Greece crashing out of the ...

  • Ewals_foto 3
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    Ewals uses multimodal trailer to solve tyre deliveries by rail

    2015-03-24T10:08:33Z

    Transport provider, Ewals Cargo Care, is using its intermodal Mega Huckepack XLS curtain-sided trailer to ship vehicle tyres by truck and rail between Bettembourg in Luxembourg and Le Boulou in the South of France. It is the first time that tyres have been shipped in curtained trailers by rail according ...

  • Last session ALEurope 2015 panel - group shot
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    Europe conference: Are logistics companies ready for the future?

    2015-03-18T10:48:05Z

    At the end of a busy conference in Bonn, senior executives from Adam Opel, Volvo Car, PSA Peugeot Citroen, and Kia Motors joined a panel discussion with editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi to discuss how ready the logistics industry is for new technologies, whether that is driverless vehicles ...

  • Bremerhaven
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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability

    2015-03-16T16:32:29Z

    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations. Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s ...

  • Amazon
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    Future visions of European automotive logistics

    2015-03-13T19:22:03Z

    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

  • GlovisAdampol
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    Hyundai Glovis completes Adampol purchase

    2015-03-10T15:46:37Z

    Hyundai Glovis has completed its purchase of a 70% controlling stake in Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol. As reported last November , the Korean logistics provider signed an agreement to take over Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time. That agreement ...

  • Dubai_aerial
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    Gefco signs deal with RSA Logistics for services in UAE

    2015-03-04T14:32:24Z

    Gefco’s division in the Middle East has signed a long-term service agreement with Dubai-based third party logistics provider RSA Logistics for the provision of finished vehicle services in Dubai. RSA will provide 100,000 sq.m of compound storage space along with IT support, security and vehicle cleaning services for Gefco, which ...

  • auto_berth_Wilmington
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    FCA selects Autoport for exports to Middle East

    2015-03-02T15:16:43Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has signed a contract with Autoport for the export of vehicles from the port of Wilmington in Delaware to the Middle East. Beginning this month (March) the port processor will begin handling volumes of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. The vehicles are being made at ...

  • puertomanzanillo
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    Kamigumi looking to build car terminal in Manzanillo

    2015-03-02T11:48:13Z

    The Japanese stevedoring company Kamigumi is seeking permission to build a new vehicles terminal at the Mexican port of Manzanillo. Should it go ahead, the port authority, API Manzanillo, calculates it will henceforth account for 20% of all national production. At present, Manzanillo handles just 1% of new car output. ...

  • production of UAZ
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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales

    2015-02-17T12:44:56Z

    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

  • FCA Qualitas Supplier Convention, Torino 2/12/2014.© Giorgio Perottino
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    Mosolf takes supply chain prize in FCA Qualitas awards

    2015-02-06T10:52:17Z

    Transport and logistics provider, Horst Mosolf, has taken the Qualitas award for Supply Chain/Logistics Supplier of the Year at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Supplier Awards. The award was one of 18 given out by FCA at the Supplier Qualitas Convention, which was held recently in Turin, Italy, and hosted ...