All Rail articles – Page 11

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    German rail freight hit by second wave of strike action


    DB Schenker’s freight services have been disrupted for the second time in a month as drivers affiliated with the German Train Drivers Union (GDL) took strike action across the country. The latest strike, which began on at 15.00 on 5 November, was due to run for four days. However, the ...

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    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 ...

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    Case study: the more the merrier for Volvo’s rail freight


    Volvo Group has recently turned to a logistics provider to sell excess rail capacity on routes between Europe and Sweden. The multi-party arrangement is an example of how consolidating freight across industries may support more efficient rail services.Transporting automotive material by rail is common for inter-plant movements, such as moving ...

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    Logistics and delays hampering Honda in Mexico


    Honda has reportedly faced issues with production at its new Celaya plant in Mexico because of problems affecting both the quality and supply of parts. A consultant speaking to Automotive News has also cited vandalism and hijacking for finished vehicle rail shipments as an issue.According to US Honda dealers in ...

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    OEM special treatment helped avoid the worst from German rail strike


    DB Schenker has said that around 200 of its trains were affected by the recent rail strike in Germany, impacting freight services in automotive production regions. Carmakers, however, appeared to avoid major disruption, in parts thanks to preferential treatment by the railwayServices were hit when train drivers working for Deutsche ...

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    Spain’s Renfe facing disciplinary action


    Spain’s National Commission on Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC) has begun disciplinary proceedings against the national railway company, Renfe, and six of its subsidiaries.The group is facing action following an alleged abuse of dominance in the transport of goods by rail, and an alleged pact with other companies to divide ...

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    Gefco opens new hub in Frankfurt


    Gefco is investing in a new air cargo hub at Frankfurt airport, Germany, in a bid to strengthen its overseas network, made up of over 80 hubs and depots around the world. The new air cargo hub will provide Gefco’s customers with multiple air routes and service options. Frankfurt airport ...

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    Rhenus announces partnership with Milsped


    Rhenus Logistics, part of Germany’s Rhenus Group, has announced a partnership with Milsped, a Balkan logistics operator. Rhenus will be expanding its European operations further with the latest announcement, which follows last week’s partnership deal with Transdanubia, an Austrian logistics company. A spokesperson for Rhenus told Automotive Logistics, “Rhenus has ...

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    Rail link to improve vehicle traffic through Gothenburg


    [This story was update on 27 October] The port of Gothenburg in Sweden has announced the completion of a new €2.3m rail track at the car terminal operated by logistics provider Logent. The first rail wagons have started using the line to deliver inbound Renault and Nissan vehicles for distribution ...

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    KCS sees big automotive rail growth in Q3


    North American rail provider Kansas City Southern has reported a 28% increase in revenue from the automotive sector in its third quarter results and has announced higher investment in its network as it anticipates handling more US-Mexico cross border traffic, including that for intermodal and vehicle cargo.KCS’s strongest demand for ...

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    PSA cancels rail shipments from Europe to Russia


    In a response to declining sales and production output in Russia, PSA Peugeot Citroen has cancelled its rail shipments of parts and knockdown kits from France and Europe to its factory in Kaluga, south of Moscow, the OEM has confirmed. A spokesperson from PSA told Automotive Logistics, "Production dropped to ...

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    ECG Conference: Regulation, regulation, regulation


    Brussels came to Amsterdam to discuss the potential impacts of upcoming European regulations, from sulphur restrictions to land transport weights and measures. Lawmakers stressed the need for industry, member states and EU bodies to work together better to shape policy.“Transport is the backbone of society” said Maximilian Strotmann, member of ...

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    China announces logistics plan for 2020


    China’s government plans to have a new logistics system in place by 2020, by which time it forecasts industry growth in the sector will be 8% and will account for 7.5% of the country’s GDP. At the same time the government said logistics costs will be reduced by 16% against ...

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    Baltimore port opens second berth for vehicle handling


    The US port of Baltimore has officially opened a new automotive berth at the Masonville/Fairfield terminal following an investment of $22m. At 358 metres it is 90 metres longer than the existing berth and nine metres wider, as well as being much stronger. It is also equipped to handle rail ...

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    Delivering a new world of order


    Carlos Lahoz (left) reveals how Kia is honing its forecasting and supply chain process across Europe, including improving vehicle allocation and material forecasting. Glovis Europe also discusses its ambitions for Hyundai-Kia’s logistics and beyondA company selling more cars than it has capacity to build can be a ‘good problem’ to ...

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    Endless possibilities


    Glovis Europe general manager Frank Schnelle talks about the company's strategy for consolidating logistics in some markets and ambitions to gain transport assets.The growth of Kia and Hyundai in Europe has propelled the expansion of Glovis Europe, the group subsidiary tasked with managing the two brands’ logistics. From its beginnings ...

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    Global conference: regulatory impact on logistics


    US automotive logistics executives complain that they are feeling the pain of regulatory increases across all transport modes, with the driver pool likely to shrink as well.American businesses have never been fans of regulation. In the automotive industry, it’s currently coming thick and fast, leaving OEMs, suppliers, and logistics businesses ...

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    General Motors: waste not, want not


    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo, left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain.When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job came with ...

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    US trucking survey: loaded up for growth


    Rising sales and rail disruption may have added to the challenges posed by driver and capacity shortages, but investment, better planning and increased collaboration are laying a solid base for further expansion in the sectorThe continued growth in new vehicle sales in the US has ushered in new opportunities for ...

  • Automotive Logistics Global 2014 - 2020 Vision panel

    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler


    As Automotive Logistics Global came to a close in Detroit, a senior level panel of logistics executives discussed themes and thoughts from the event, and looked ahead to what challenges and innovations might be in store for the sector.Automotive Logistics' publisher and conference director Louis Yiakoumi seated left to right ...