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  • OpeningShotwithJin
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    Settling into steady growth

    2018-04-24T15:54:19Z

    China has the biggest car market in the world and is expected to make 25.3m vehicles this year. The city of Chengdu has 4.5m of them driving around it, making it the second largest in China for vehicle numbers behind Beijing – and it was to Chengdu that delegates headed ...

  • FerrocarrilPortBCN
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    DB Cargo sets up rail service for German deliveries to Barcelona port

    2018-03-28T09:44:27Z

    DB Cargo is running a rail service for finished vehicle transport between Germany and the Spanish port of Barcelona. The weekly service, for a prominent German carmaker (unconfirmed but thought to be Mercedes-Benz), is the only such link between the two countries and is organised in conjunction with the Spanish ...

  • AMP ITSC
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    AMP Capital buys ITS ConGlobal from Carlyle Group

    2017-10-11T11:43:12Z

    AMP Capital, an Australian investment firm with over $137 billion in funds under management, has completed its largest ever North American deal, buying logistics company ITS ConGlobal (ITSC) from the Carlyle Group for an undisclosed sum. A Reuters report suggested the deal was worth more than $500m, citing unnamed ...

  • Ekol Lojistik Trieste
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    Ekol launches block train connecting Belgium to Italy

    2017-09-27T10:39:04Z

    Ekol Logistics has started a new block train service between the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium and Trieste in north-east Italy. The train will leave EMT Trieste Terminal twice a week and can transport different types of equipment including mega-trailers, containers and swap-bodies. Last year, Ekol acquired shares in the ...

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    Union Pacific combines intermodal and automotive, creates new logistics entity

    2017-09-20T11:55:59Z

    US railroad company, Union Pacific, has consolidated four of its subsidiaries into one logistics entity as part of a reorganisation of marketing and sales that also sees six of its business units reduced to four. As part of the change, the company's automotive and intermodal business units have been combined ...

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    Ekol starts first 3PL-operated block train between Hungary and Germany

    2017-09-08T13:03:00Z

    Ekol Logistics has started a new block train service between the Hungarian capital Budapest and Cologne in Germany. A spokesperson for the company said that a third of the freight carried on the train would be automotive, mainly from two companies, and equal to 300 loads a month. The train ...

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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail. The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned ...

  • 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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    Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    2017-04-13T18:45:14Z

    Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is ...

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    BNSF receives President’s Award for third consecutive year

    2017-04-12T17:59:52Z

    North America railway operator BNSF has received the Toyota Logistics Services President’s Award for the third year running. The award is the "highest supplier honour given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service and on-time performance,” said BNSF in a statement. The company has also received ...

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    Changan Ford: The long and short of it

    2017-04-07T17:07:25Z

    With new regulations leading to price rises and capacity shortages in road transport, Changan Ford is seeking rail and water alternatives where it can, as well as investment by its 3PL The recent breakaway growth of vehicle production and sales in China – which accelerated in 2016 and has continued ...

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    Yusen Logistics launches TSG and renames warehouse division

    2017-03-31T21:43:26Z

    Third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics (Americas) has set up a group to provide customised cross-border and associated consolidation as well as transport services between the US and Mexico. According to the company, the Transportation Solutions Group (TSG) will focus on three areas. The first is the provision of “specialised and ...

  • Gefco_Gefbox
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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

  • Ferromex
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    Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    2017-03-22T15:11:55Z

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last ...

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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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    CSX names new CEO as part of move to ‘reconstitute’ its board

    2017-03-15T14:00:46Z

    North American rail provider CSX has named veteran railroad executive E. Hunter Harrison as its new CEO. Harrison replaces Michael Ward, who recently announced his decision to retire as chairman and CEO at the end of May but will continue to serve as a consultant. Harrison, whose experience includes stints ...

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    FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    2017-03-14T18:36:04Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector ($236 billion is the correct answer)

  • Alex Meza, JC
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    FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    2017-03-14T18:13:54Z

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports ...

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    FVL conference: High tech over brute force in reducing vandalism in Mexico

    2017-03-11T18:36:26Z

    Damage and theft on Mexico's railways can be a chronic problem for carmakers in the country. One of the industry's most successful security experts suggests that tracking data and behaviour can help tackle the problem over the long term Vandalism and theft on the rail network in Mexico continue to ...

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    FVL conference: American Honda overcomes Mexican vandalism issue

    2017-03-10T20:02:24Z

    Honda has drastically reduced incidents of damage and vandalism on vehicles that it exports from Mexico beyond North America, as well as vehicles shipped to Mexico, thanks to a number of route and transport changes. Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics at American Honda (pictured), says his company had zero ...