All OEMs articles – Page 34

  • valencia06
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    Valencia ports see major rise in vehicle volumes

    2015-05-18T15:02:36Z

    The Spanish ports of Valencia and Sagunto, which are both administered by Valencia port authority are seeing a significant uptick in the volume of finished vehicle traffic they are handling, helped largely by the expansion of activity by Ford at its plant in nearby Almussafes. In recently released figures, the ...

  • Tristan_Balayn_3
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    Speed and complexity is the name of the game for Gefco UK

    2015-05-14T16:44:09Z

    Economic growth in the UK and the success of the automotive sector over the last few years has brought some welcome challenges to the logistics providers operating there, few more so than Gefco UK. According to its managing director, Tristan Balayn (pictured), the country’s fast and sustained growth has required ...

  • chep
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    Packing a punch in Mexico

    2015-05-14T15:55:47Z

    Mexico’s rise is bringing growth in packaging supply and solutions, but a lack of standards could put supply chain efficiency at risk.Mexico is one of the hottest countries for automotive production growth right now, and the staggering increase of automotive production in the country has touched every aspect of the ...

  • Tegma_trucks
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    GM forced to stop production in Brazil because of carrier dispute

    2015-05-13T14:18:17Z

    General Motors has been forced to halt production at its plant in Gravatai, Brazil because of a dispute with its outbound transport providers Tegma and Transzero over freight costs. The carriers are reported to have stopped picking up vehicles made at the plant forcing it to stop output. However, Tegma ...

  • HCME_Zaxis
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    Neovia now handling spare parts facility for HCME

    2015-05-13T13:00:10Z

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has signed a contract with Neovia Logistics for the management of its parts distribution centre in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. Neovia will also be handling distribution of spare parts from the warehouse to service centres in Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS and Africa. The 53,000 sq.m facility, ...

  • 2016_Toyota_Fuel_Cell_Vehicle_009
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    Toyota’s fuel cell future rolls on

    2015-05-13T12:43:51Z

    In launching its new, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai (left), Toyota had to work carefully with a number of chemical organisations, right through to the United Nations, to make sure the vehicles could be shipped in the most efficient way possible. In the push for alterative fuel vehicles, whether ...

  • luis_santamaria_FCA
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    FCA appoints Luis Santamaria head of SCM in Latin America

    2015-05-13T11:42:49Z

    //Update// Included Mauricelio Faria's new position In one of a number of recent changes to its production and logistics management in Latin America, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has appointed Luis Santamaria (pictured) as its head of supply chain management in Latin America. He moves from his role as director of supply ...

  • The all-new Volvo XC90
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    Volvo picks Charleston for first US plant citing logistics benefits

    2015-05-12T16:51:20Z

    Volvo Cars has chosen Berkley County in South Carolina as the place for its first US production facility, citing the location’s access to international ports and infrastructure as one of the influences on its decision. The carmaker also pointed to the area’s well-trained workforce, good investment environment and experience in ...

  • BLG_railwagons
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    VTG signs agreement with BLG AutoRail for car movements

    2015-05-12T10:50:04Z

    VTG Rail Logistics has signed a contract with BLG AutoRail that will build on vehicle transport services the two have been running between the Czech Republic and Belgium since December last year. All prior moves have been made on a pre-contract basis. VTG is moving three trains a week each ...

  • PortDerince_vehicles
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    Ro-ro fees hit the roof following privatisation at port of Derince

    2015-05-06T13:14:49Z

    Usage fees for ro-ro operators at Turkey’s busiest vehicle handling port at Derince increased by 450% last month following the privatisation of the port and the beginning of operations under the winners of the contract, Safi Katı Yakıt Sanayi, Ticaret. Safi won the tender issued last June by the owners ...

  • BDA_Transport
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    BDA expedites replacement parts for Suzuki following recall

    2015-05-06T12:46:44Z

    Emergency logistics provider, Bespoke Distribution Aviation (BDA), has helped Japanese carmaker Suzuki solve a replacement parts problem on its Celerio model in the UK. Suzuki had to recall all of its UK Celerio models, which hit the market in February this year, following a test that revealed the vehicle failed ...

  • Denis Manturov01
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    Renault Avtoframos to export Duster SUV to Vietnam

    2015-05-06T11:44:30Z

    Renault-Nissan has said it will launch the duty-free export of the Duster SUV to Vietnam from its Avtoframos facility, near the Russian capital Moscow, within the next two years. Preliminary estimates suggest the carmaker will export between 15,000-20,000 vehicles there a year. The company has also said it will launch ...

  • Opel-Meriva-264469-medium
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    General Motors trials Teruel rail route to Valencia port

    2015-05-06T10:48:10Z

    In Spain, General Motors has begun sending consignments of finished vehicles from its manufacturing plant at Figueruelas, near Zaragoza in the north of the country, to the port of Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast, using the old railway link that passes through the city of Teruel. Local press reports suggest ...

  • Jahrespressekonferenz 2015
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    VW brings MAN and Scania together in new CV holding group

    2015-05-06T09:41:09Z

    Volkswagen is creating an integrated commercial vehicle group called Truck & Bus that it said will bring greater coordination in terms of purchasing, development and human resources between the MAN and Scania brands. The company said in a statement that the move will lead to “closer networking among the brands, ...

  • Auf der Schiene zum Kunden
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    Strike action to hit DB rail freight for a week

    2015-05-05T17:20:17Z

    Germany has once again been hit by strike action taken by the German train drivers union, GDL. The strike, which began on Monday this week, has affected services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker and will continue until Sunday. Passenger services will also be affected. The GDL is taking ...

  • VW_Jaxport_IMG_5619
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    First vessel laden with VWs arrives at Jaxport

    2015-04-29T16:32:28Z

    Following the news that Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has added the Jacksonville (Jaxport) to its entry ports for distribution of vehicles in the US Southeast , today (29 April) saw the first vessel arrive at the port loaded with VW Group passenger cars. A spokesperson for VWoA confirmed that ...

  • JeepPlantOpensMexico
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    FCA opens Brazilian Jeep plant in Pernambuco state

    2015-04-29T15:15:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has this week opened its new $2.4 billion Jeep production facility in Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The company said the plant was built on high standards of efficiency, quality and performance and was one of the most advanced in terms of production processes ...

  • Bei der Zusammenstellung von Autotransportzügen
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    GDL strike hits German rail freight services

    2015-04-29T08:59:11Z

    Rail freight services in Germany have been disrupted again by strike action staged by the German Train Drivers Union, GDL. The action, which affected freight movements for 66 hours across four days last week from Tuesday, hit services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker. The company said two thirds ...

  • figo-at-portChennai
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    Car sector should be exempt from India-EU FTA says SIAM

    2015-04-27T15:52:19Z

    The free trade agreement currently being negotiated between India and the European Union is not in the best interests of India's motor manufacturing industry, according to trade body the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). “FTAs with competing countries do not benefit the Indian automobile industry,” said SIAM in a ...

  • BMW WWL Galveston VCP groundbreaking
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    BMW and WWL officially break ground on VPC at port of Galveston

    2015-04-27T12:50:00Z

    BMW WWL Galveston VCP groundbreaking Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has officially broken ground on a vehicle distribution centre at the port of Galveston in Texas. The company’s Vehicle Services Americas division (WWL VSA) is building the facility to handle BMW and Mini shipments to the southeastern part ...