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  • Alexei Ulukaev

    Russia considering vehicle exports to Iran


    Russia is working to conclude a number of contracts with Iran to launch the export of so-called non-primary goods, beginning with vehicles and certain types of equipment, according to the country’s economic development minister, Alexei Ulukaev (left). He said that, with the support of business, Russian authorities would look to ...

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    DB Schenker Rail UK invests in multimodal Euro hub development


    The UK division of DB Schenker Rail has announced the development of a multimodal European hub for the import and export of finished vehicles, which will be the only rail linked facility of its type in the country. It hub, which will initially have the capacity to handle 150,000 vehicles ...

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    India Conference: Indian logistics cost a disadvantage versus China


    Ford intends to make India a global centre of excellence for small car production and export, with expectations to ship around 50% of its production volume from the country overseas. While the carmaker is seeing success, including strong demand for the Ford Ecosport both in India and for export demand, ...

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    Ryder webinar: the challenges of the US-Mexican border


    The Mexican wave is only set to grow in strength, with more and more cargo moving south and north between the border. However, there are several challenges for logistics companies to contend with, to ensure that they keep costs low, security high, and importantly, make the border crossing as pain ...

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    Ports benefit from increase in Spanish exports


    According to statistics released by the National Association of Automotive and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spanish vehicle exports were up in October, reaching more than 201,400 vehicles and equivalent to growth of almost 11%.The picture overall – from January to October – shows that more than 1.7m units were exported, up ...

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    Transfennica ends European service ahead of SECA deadline


    Transfennica has said it will end its ro-ro service between Spain and Holland via the UK at the end of this year because of upcoming legislation governing sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) in the waters around northern Europe.The route, between the ports of Bilbao (Spain), Portsmouth (UK) and Zeebrugge (Belgium) ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East


    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

  • Broekman_automotive

    Broekman sells automotive division to C.Ro Ports


    Broekman Group has announced the sale of its automotive division, including its car terminal at the port of Rotterdam, to ro-ro terminal operator C.Ro Ports for an undisclosed sum.Raymond Riemen, CEO of the Broekman Group, and Anton Las, managing director of C.Ro Ports, signed the agreement yesterday (Wednesday 3rd) to ...

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    BLG invests in car deck and rail infrastructure at Bremerhaven


    BLG Logistics, which provides ro-ro handling services at the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, is investing €20m ($31m) in a new multi-story parking deck at the auto terminal situated at Bremerhaven Nordhafen. The additional terminal is being built as BLG anticipates vehicle handling to increase at the port following a ...

  • AvtoVAZ

    AvtoVAZ to launch volume export of cars to Sweden in 2015


    From the beginning of 2015, Russian vehicle maker AvtoVAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Sweden in a bid to gain a foothold in the Scandinavian market over the next couple of years.The plans were announced at the Russian-Swedish Investment Forum, ‘Future projects: the path to innovation’, which was held recently ...


    Yards apart


    Wastefully expensive lots of inventory, or a vital link in the finished vehicle logistics chain? Operators are investing in technology and process innovations to make storage yards work harder.For the industry that invented lean production and the concept of single-piece flow, the sight of thousands of valuable vehicles sitting stationary ...

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    “K” Line vessel rescues yacht crew from Atlantic


    The crew of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), owned by Japanese ocean forwarder “K” Line, are reported to have rescued a crew of four yachtsman who were in difficulty in the Atlantic ocean following damage to their vessel’s rudder.The yachtsmen sent a distress signal to the Maritime Rescue ...

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok

    Belgian port workers strike disrupts automotive shipments


    Strike action by Belgian port workers disrupted shipments in and out of the country’s ports on Monday this week (November 24th), with significant disruption at the port of Antwerp, one of the top five largest vehicle handling ports in Europe. There was also disruption at the ports of Ghent and ...

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    Transplace enhances customs portal for US-Mexico shippers


    North American 3PL and technology provider, Transplace, has announced improvements to the customs portal it provides for shippers moving goods through the US-Mexico border, including those in the automotive industry. According to the company the system automates and standardises the interaction between shippers, importers and customs, for better communication and ...

  • Opening_rail

    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong


    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gatheringExecutives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes to ...

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    GAC delivers 1,000 tonne metal press to Volvo Car


    The Project Logistics division of integrated logistics provider and maritime services company, GAC, has delivered a 1,000+ tonne metal forming press to Volvo Car’s body components plant in Olofström, Sweden.The press, made by Müller Weingarten, was moved in three parts by truck from the equipment maker’s Kaiserslautern facility in Germany ...

  • TraPac Container Terminal

    West Coast port congestion risks delays to parts supply


    [This article was updated on the 14 November] Congestion at the US West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is risking delays to the inbound delivery automotive parts to the country’s carmakers. The throughput of containers is being hampered by a number of factors including an on-going labour ...

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    Renault opens Algerian SKD assembly plant for Symbol production


    Renault has inaugurated a new €50m ($62m) plant near Oran in Algeria, Africa’s second-largest automotive market. It is the company’s first assembly plant in the country. The facility will make the new Renault Symbol for the local market and will begin with a production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, ...

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    Carmakers plan to relaunch deliveries in Crimea despite legal threat


    Russian automotive dealers have agreed with a number of carmakers to resume the supply of cars to Crimea despite promises from Ukraine authorities that any company or person conducting work with the annexed Russian region would be breaking the law.According to the CEO of local automotive dealer Autodel, Michael Smolyanov, ...

  • GM_SA

    South America: Where logistics can hurt you


    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...