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    Priority Freight awarded for employing military personnel


    UK-based logistics firm Priority Freight has been recognised by the country’s Ministery of Defence with a bronze award in the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) for its employment of ex-defence and military personnel.The ERS recognises commitment and support from UK employers for defence personnel.Priority Freight, which specialised in ...

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    Evolution Time Critical launches dedicated critical projects service


    Emergency logistics specialist Evolution Time Critical has launched a dedicated critical projects service focusing on the movement of large scale resources such as vehicle tooling and other production equipment.The service aims to help OEMs reduce the risk, costs and time associated with large-scale relocations of machinery and manufacturing equipment.Brad Brennan, ...

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    Emirates freight division launches SkyWheels service


    The freight division of Emirates airline, Emirates SkyCargo, has launched a service dedicated to classic, luxury and sports car moves called Emirates SkyWheels.The service covers door-to-door transport of vehicles, including collection and delivery overseas, as well as export and customs clearance at both ends of the route. As well as ...

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    Canada’s Metro Supply Chain buys emergency freight provider Evolution Time Critical


    Canadian third party logistics provider Metro Supply Chain Group has acquired 100% of Evolution Time Critical, a UK-based emergency logistics company, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase is set to expand Metro’s presence in Europe, its premium freight services and its business in the automotive supply chain, which is Evolution ...

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    C4 Logistics opens office in Budapest


    Time critical logistics provider, C4 Logistics, has opened an office in Budapest, Hungary in a strategic expansion of operations that anticipates the need for expedited services as the automotive supplier network is tested.Hungary is now home to a number OEM facilities making high quality vehicles. Audi is now building the ...

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    Evolution Time Critical launches latest transport management system


    Emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical, has implemented a new transport management system, EDMS (Evolution Delivery Management System), which it said would help enhance its provision of time-critical services.In a statement the company said that the system would provide its team with an enhanced ability to track and report on ...

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    Priority Freight expands UK operation in response to demand


    Emergency logistics provider, Priority Freight, has invested £2m ($3m) to expand its operation in the UK Midlands, including the opening of a new hub in Coventry that will provide 2,300 sq.m for contingency warehousing and services, along with a larger control centre.The company also said that it is responding to ...

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    ACS appoints Werf to managing director role in Frankfurt


    Air Charter Service (ACS), which provides cargo charter services for expedited freight, has appointed Caroline Werf as managing director of its operation in Frankfurt. Werf moves from her role as cargo aircraft charter broker at the company.“Caroline has quickly built up a strong reputation in the industry, and now has ...

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    Flash Europe on target for growth with investment from Eurazeo PME


    Financial investor Eurazeo PME has bought a 43% share in European premium freight provider Flash Europe International. The company provides time critical services to the automotive sector and has a number of leading automotive OEM and tier one customers, including VW, GM, Renault, Continental, Hella, Caterpillar, Delphi, Faurecia and Bosch.It ...

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    The race to deliver


    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting lineMotor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who love ...

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    C4 Logistics boosts workforce to meet demand for services in UK and Europe


    UK-based time-critical delivery provider C4 Logistics is increasing its workforce by 15% in the areas of IT, operations and business development, as its European business sees a rise in volumes. Eight new positions have been created at the company.The company said it was recruiting additional UK and European staff in ...

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    Priority Freight begins 24-hour service in Poland


    Priority Freight, which provides time-critical logistics services, has increased activity at its Polish office in Wroclaw and is providing a 24-hour service, five days a week, starting this week.Neal Williams, group managing director at Priority Freight, commented: “We already run a 24-hour operation from the UK, so expanding office hours ...

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    Rhenus extends services between UK and Japan


    Rhenus Logistics UK has announced that it is extending the range of its services to Japan, including for the automotive sector.The freight forwarder has increased the frequency of its air and ocean freight routes to improve UK and European gateways to global markets. Rhenus currently operates across 12 different locations ...

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    Flash Europe looks to support auto growth in Spain


    Premium freight logistics provider, Flash Europe International, has set up an office in Spain with a view to supporting the growing automotive industry in the country.Citing the Spanish Association of Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAC), Flash Europe stated that the automotive market in the country was of “highly strategic significance” for its ...

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    Super Group moves into Europe with In Time Express Logistik acquisition


    South African supply chain management provider, Super Group, is acquiring 75% in German expeditor In Time Express Logistik for €153.5m ($168m). The deal is expected to be complete by the end of October this year.In Time has 20 branches across Europe, with its main base in Germany, and operations in ...

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    Calais port strike throws automotive freight movements up in the air


    The closure of the French port of Calais because of industrial action taken by the Syndicat Maritime Nord union has hit freight movements in and out of the UK. While the port has now been reopened, disruption is continuing this week, something that has been compounded by incidents of migrant ...

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    Global supply route complexity in an evolving industry


    As supply chains are now truly global operations, and complexity is only set to rise further, OEMs must prepare for every eventuality, writes Brad Brennan, (left).Growing supply route complexity is providing fresh challenges for automotive industry logisticians to overcome. Globalised production strategies, emerging hubs and increasing production agility are three ...

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    TOC Logistics to offer customs broker services this year


    TOC Logistics International, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and independent air carrier that provides supply chain network management and freight forwarding for tier one automotive suppliers, has announced it is adding customs brokerage to its service offering following a reported 50% growth in business over the past year.It will ...

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    BDA expedites replacement parts for Suzuki following recall


    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 an ...

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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain


    Toyota’s unique ‘two-tier’ supply chain in North America is designed to smooth distribution and ensure fast, uninterrupted supply to dealers, distributors and export marketsThe view outside the Toyota parts centre in Ontario, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, is pure California. Palm trees line the road in either direction and ...