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    If you want a footprint in Russia, don’t run before you can walk


    Neovia and STS Logistics recently held a day of workshop talks in London, UK designed to provide international companies eager to set up business in Russia with the right insight into the marketFor companies wanting to establish a footprint in Russia, the priorities outlined at the advisory workshop on the ...

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    Road fee could hit Russian carriers


    From November 1, 2014 the Russian government is imposing a new fee on trucks exceeding 12 tonnes using federal highways in Russia, equal to RUB3.5 (US$0.1) per kilometre. The Russian highways authority said the move will not have a significant effect on the road transport of finished vehicles as the ...

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    Reports from China: automotive market could outpace logistics


    As sales look set to boom, the need for efficient logistics solutions has never been greater in China, but how can supply best meet demand?In this story... Looking sunny: the current climateEnvironmental repercussions?Bottlenecks restraining growth Haphazard legislationMultimodal solutionsThe Chinese automotive market could be set for another ten years of double-digit ...

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    Fresh strikes hit South Africa’s car industry


    Updated 27/11/13 to include additional comment. Transport workers affiliated with the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) went on strike last Thursday (November 14) in Johannesburg, a move which could affect the local distribution operations of such OEMs as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Volkswagen.Around 3,000 workers were reported ...

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    BMW opts for Eco Plus from DB Schenker Rail


    DB Schenker Rail has begun transporting vehicle components in Germany for BMW using its Eco Plus service between Frankfurt am Main to the carmaker’s plants in Regensburg and Landshut. The service, which DB Schenker promotes as being CO2 free because it purchases the electricity used from renewable sources, will run ...

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    Shippers offered express service from Ust-Luga to Moscow


    The MANP inland terminal outside Moscow, which is owned by Russian logistics provider Global Container Services, has launched a new weekly rail service with forwarder and customs broker Avelana Logistics, connecting it with the port of Ust-Luga on Russia’s Baltic coast.Called the Ust-Luga Express, the service takes 36-hours between the ...

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    Solid growth for Norfolk Southern in Q3


    As North America’s leading rail providers publish their latest performance results, with volume and revenue increases recorded across the board, Norfolk Southern has reported an increase in the shipment of both finished vehicles and parts in the third quarter.Automotive represents around 8% of the providers railway revenue, and it reports ...

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    Bosphorus tunnel link opens in Turkey


    Last week saw the opening of the long-awaited Marmaray tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey, providing a direct rail route not only between the two sides of Istanbul for the first time but between the European continent and Asia. The 1.4km tunnel is part of the Marmaray Project, a ...

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    Blockade stops Fiat shipments in Serbia


    Fiat rail shipments between its plant in Kragujevac in Serbia and the port of Bar were disrupted last week by a blockade staged by employees of the passenger transport company Autosaobracaj, who were protesting about overdue wages owed to them by the troubled firm.Autosaobracaj is reported by the Serbian press ...

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    Spain looks to rail as car sales recover


    Recently released figures for car production in Spain in the first half of this year indicate that the industry is growing at a rate of just under 5%, which is being viewed as extremely positive given that the overall market in Europe had fallen by around 7% in the same ...

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    Rail Cargo invests €2.2m for automotive


    Rail Cargo Group, the freight rail division of ÖBB Group, has invested €2.2m to convert and upgrade 50 of its existing freight wagons into dedicated automotive cars for the transport of pressed parts.The wagons, which are now fully in service between Austria and Slovakia, were modified by the division’s subsidiary ...

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    Correction: STVA and Renault Morocco


    Our article on Renault’s expansion at its Tangier plant in Morocco and the role that logistics provider STVA has played in outbound rail flows and in the logistics area in the Tangier port contained several errors (p34 in the October-December issue of Automotive Logistics). These have now been corrected in ...

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    ​Quintiq to support DB Schenker Rail network in Europe


    DB Schenker Rail is to start using a software platform supplied by Quintiq, the supply chain planning and optimisation provider, to integrate its rail network across Europe. Quintiq will work with IT consultants Ab Ovo and DB Schenker Rail’s in-house IT department to implement the platform, which the company said ...

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    Better times ahead for European vehicle logistics sector


    With vehicle sales across the EU finally heading in the right direction, carmakers and providers cited the need for increased efficiency, cost reduction, and understanding government regulations as key to success in 2013 and beyond. The European finished vehicle logistics sector will get some much-needed relief as the automotive market ...

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    ​Knatz to leave port of Los Angeles


    Shipping providers operating in the port of Los Angeles have been told to expect the resignation of its executive director, Dr Geraldine Knatz, in November. She has been in the role for the past eight years but recently-elected mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti, has asked a number of the city’s ...

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    Caterpillar moves the earth for better distribution


    The volumes and logistics capabilities of the world’s largest maker of earth-moving machinery are intertwined with global growth and government investment in its US-baseMoving high-and-heavy equipment, such as construction machinery, is a tricky and costly logistics task. Many products are outsized, requiring dedicated facilities and special permits to travel on ...

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    Renault's milestone in Morocco


    In the second part of our North Africa feature, Renault's logistics director for Morocco, Alain Joyeux (pictured below) reveals that it is full-steam ahead for the carmaker as it dominates vehicle production in Morocco and the wider regionIn a region afflicted by conflict for the past few years, Morocco, though ...

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    Daimler's premium ambition


    Egon Christ (left), senior manager for worldwide vehicle transportation and logistics at Daimler, reveals how the OEM plans to get the best from its logistics providers as it ramps up global productionIn this story...Global premium takeoverLogistics as a commodityPlanning and purchasingSmoothing distributionHub-and-spoke successTracking performanceNew ideas for NAFTAStandards in ChinaAlready the ...

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    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains


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    Better logistics could save Spain €500m says Anfac


    The Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac) is continuing to call for improvements in the provision of logistics services as a means of boosting the competitiveness of Spanish industry, believing that by doing so the automotive sector could save an estimated €500m ($790m) a year.The latest annual report ...