All multimodal articles

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    Anfac study downgrades port logistics in Spain

    2018-08-01T11:07:18Z

    The Spanish automotive manufacturers’ association, Anfac, has just released its annual Maritime Port Logistics Grading study, which identifies Santander (pictured), Sagunto and Pasajes ports as currently the best for vehicle processing in Spain. One of the significant conclusions of the report, however, is that the overall grading for port logistics ...

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    Evolution Time Critical opens new office in Atlanta

    2017-04-19T23:40:19Z

    Emergency logistics services provider, Evolution Time Critical, has opened a US office in Atlanta, Georgia. The company said it had decided to put an office there in response to increasing demand from the automotive industry for its services and cited North America’s high vehicle production levels, which are expected to ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

  • Michael-Tian_BMWBrill
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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes. That is because ...

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    China conference: Looking ahead to a more multimodal future

    2017-04-12T18:42:49Z

    According to industry forecasts from China’s State Information Centre, the country can expect vehicles sales to hit 40m by 2025. However, the 28m vehicles that were moved between the factory and the dealer last year – a 14.5% increase on the previous year – and the parts being moved into ...

  • Megatruck
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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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    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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    BIFA appoints executive directors

    2017-02-22T10:58:29Z

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has approved the promotion of Robert Windsor (first left) and Spencer Stevenson to executive director positions. The association’s director general, Robert Keen said: “These are well deserved promotions. Both have been with the Secretariat for quite a while and have excelled in their fields ...

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    Hyundai Glovis switches to rail on Slovenia-Poland route

    2016-11-11T16:49:57Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has made the switch to rail from road for transporting finished vehicles from the port of Koper in Slovenia to Łódź in Poland. The decision will see 22 trucks replaced on the one-way route, which covers more than 1,000km. The move follows a trial ...

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    India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change

    2016-11-10T16:30:49Z

    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nation Two separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India. The first – a change to the maximum length of road ...

  • WWL Monfalcone
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    WWL and DB Cargo Italian venture to slash transport times to Asia

    2016-11-04T17:34:32Z

    WWL and DB Schenker’s Cargo division have agreed to develop a multimodal logistics hub in north-east Italy that will cut the transport time for vehicles to Asia by eight days compared with routes from northern Europe. The port of Monfalcone, near Trieste, is the northernmost port in the Adriatic Sea ...

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    DCPA inaugurates fourth plant in China to meet SUV demand

    2016-09-14T13:22:05Z

    Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA), PSA Group’s joint venture in China, has inaugurated a new plant in Chengdu dedicated to the assembly of SUVs. It has an annual capacity to build 300,000 vehicles for the Dongfeng Peugeot, Dongfeng Citroën and Dongfeng Fengshen brands using the PSA Group's EMP2 platform. The ...

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    India passes long-awaited goods and services tax bill

    2016-08-09T16:38:21Z

    The lower house of the Indian parliament has approved the bill required to bring in India's Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has the potential to transform the country’s domestic logistics and make it easier for manufacturers to move freight across internal state borders. It is expected to be ratified ...

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    Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China

    2016-06-09T20:21:24Z

    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region. The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai ...

  • GebruderWeiss
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    Gebrüder Weiss sets up weekly freight link between Bulgaria and Iran

    2016-06-08T10:23:12Z

    Multimodal transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its transport network in the Middle East with a consolidated freight link between Sofia (Bulgaria) and the Iranian capital of Tehran. The company said integration of the Sofia site into the company's network meant its customers would benefit from direct daily ...

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    Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    2016-04-22T14:02:50Z

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group ...

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    Kerry signs deal to increase stake in Indev and rebrand

    2016-04-19T10:21:38Z

    Kerry Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding to increase its stake in Indian firm, Indev Logistics, to 50% in a deal reported to be worth $150m. As a consequence, Indev will be rebranded Kerry-Indev Logistics. Kerry, which previously held a 30% stake in Indev, said the move reflected its ...