All Rail articles – Page 10

  • MacedoniaRail
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    EBRD provides funding for Macedonian rail link

    2014-12-17T12:51:14Z

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to €145m ($180m) to strengthen the rail infrastructure in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia). The investment is part of the second phase in the development of the eastern section of the Pan-European Corridor ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

  • CJLR MAIN PIC2
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    Chery JLR puts complex logistics plan into action

    2014-12-16T11:31:44Z

    As Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) launches series production of the Range Rover Evoque in China, the joint venture carmaker is putting into action a complex and global supply chain that its logistics team has been planning for nearly three years, including the use of a diverse set of lead ...

  • Audi Hungaria_Motorenlager
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    Audi special report: Vorsprung durch Logistik

    2014-12-15T20:01:45Z

    Audi is a major profit and innovation centre for the entire Volkswagen Group – and that includes its logistics processes, systems and infrastructure. The company’s in-plant and inbound logistics in Europe have helped to maintain high volumes and product variety despite space constraints in factories and have set the standard ...

  • Dieter Braun
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    Audi special report: A fast, flexible network

    2014-12-15T20:00:39Z

    Audi’s inbound logistics depends on tight planning and delivery adherence, while the carmaker is also exploring more consolidation within the Volkswagen Group Audi’s highly complex in-plant strategies have direct impacts on its inbound material transport. “We have more variety, which brings higher frequency to the workplace,” says Dieter Braun. “If ...

  • Audi: Erstmals mehr als 50.000 Autos in einem Monat in China ausgeliefert
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    Audi special reports: A global outlook

    2014-12-15T20:00:19Z

    Audi is exporting European best practices to support growing production ventures as far afield as China and Mexico Though Europe is still the centre of Audi’s supply chain, its overseas operations are increasingly important. China is clearly the volume leader: in 2013, FAW-VW built nearly 420,000 A4 and A6 long-wheel-base ...

  • Audi Hungaria_Auslieferung A3 Limousine per Bahn-Ragierplatz_2
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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy

    2014-12-15T20:00:06Z

    The concept of Liefertreue , or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured) Consumers who order an Audi and customise it ...

  • ACMA
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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...

  • DFCIL
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    India Conference: picking up speed on dedicated rail freight corridor

    2014-12-14T16:15:33Z

    Indian Railways (IR) has begun work on its long-planned dedicated freight corridor for rail, with expectations that large sections of the network could be operational by 2019. The corridor, which will eventually cover India’s ‘golden quadrilateral’ between the regions of Delhi and Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata, is expected to ...

  • DB_Schenker_Barking Multimodal Euro-hub
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    DB Schenker Rail UK invests in multimodal Euro hub development

    2014-12-10T14:04:20Z

    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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    Ryder webinar: the challenges of the US-Mexican border

    2014-12-09T15:57:05Z

    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 ...

  • DHL_logistics07
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    DHL Freight expands Eurapid service in Europe

    2014-12-08T11:39:04Z

    DHL’s European road and rail freight division, DHL Freight, has expanded its Eurapid service to nine more terminals in Europe. The priority service is for less-than-truckload (LTL) inbound and aftermarket shipments of up to 2.5 tons and runs on a day definite basis. It was established in February last year. ...

  • BLG_new_cardeck
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    BLG invests in car deck and rail infrastructure at Bremerhaven

    2014-12-03T10:29:22Z

    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 ...

  • Canadian_National_EF-2396-11
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    Latest AAR rail figures reveal auto gains in Mexico; Canada hit by weather

    2014-12-03T09:20:25Z

    Figures just published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ending November 22nd reveal that carloads of motor vehicles and parts shipped in Mexico are up 15.4% compared to the same week last year, with year-to-date results showing an 11% increase over the same period in 2013. ...

  • Motorist drive along a snow covered Interstate-94 in Detroit
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    Winter returns early to hit US automotive sector

    2014-11-26T16:39:54Z

    Threats of the level of disruption experienced by the US automotive sector last winter were renewed last week, with record snow and low temperatures coming early to all 50 states. The northeast of the US was hit particularly hard when massive snowfall put some dealers in Buffalo, NY, under seven ...

  • US_Mexico_customs
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    Transplace enhances customs portal for US-Mexico shippers

    2014-11-19T10:47:32Z

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

    2014-11-18T12:33:01Z

    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 gathering Executives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes ...

  • China_State_council
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    China reveals measures to make logistics sector globally competitive

    2014-11-18T09:24:14Z

    China’s State Council has released guidelines to promote the development of the commerce and logistics sectors to boost consumption and speed up job creation. According to state-run news agency, Xinhua, commercial loans and other policy support will be provided to relevant companies with the intention of building them into globally ...

  • Tibbett_Logistics_operations_at_BIRFT_Bucharest
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    Tibbett Logistics sees increase in demand for intermodal services

    2014-11-12T12:25:15Z

    Tibbett Logistics has reported a substantial increase in the uptake of its intermodal logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe through 2014, with a 50% increase in container handling at its Bucharest International Rail Freight Terminal (BIRFT) in Romania compared to the same period last year. The company said that ...

  • APL_Vascor_proto3
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    APLL Vascor launches rail service for vehicle movements in India

    2014-11-10T13:02:57Z

    Transport and logistics providers APL Logistics and Vascor have launched a new rail service for finished vehicle movements in India. Called AutoLinx, the operation has been developed by APL’s joint venture with Vascor – APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor) – which is based in Delhi. The first train left ...