All Rail articles – Page 18

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    Global round up: Civics export to Australia; Hail damage in Mississippi; JLR opens in Singapore; Bosch expands service parts in China; Ceva starts Euro-China rail link


    Honda starts Civic exports to AustraliaHonda has started shipments of the Civic diesel to Australia from its UK plant in Swindon, part of a wider Civic export programme to the country from the plant. The diesel version will go on sale in the country in April. The company is ...

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    Indian Railways seeks investment for autos


    State-owned Indian Railways is developing a new automobile freight train operator (AFTO) policy, which it hopes will prompt investment from Maruti Suzuki and APL Vascor, the logistics subsidiary of APL. Both companies have already discussed increasing their investment in this sector. At present, just 5% of total automotive movement ...

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    Global round up: GM fights fraud; Antwerp stops added goods; CFLP awards Union Pacific; Michelin chooses JDA; Hellman opts for reusable packaging;


    GM teams up in Saudi Arabia to fight counterfeit tradeGeneral Motors Middle East is teaming up with its largest dealer in Saudi Arabia, Aljomaih Automotive Company (AAC), to sponsor the Third Arab Forum for the Prevention of Commercial Fraud and Imitation and the Protection of Intellectual Rights, to be ...

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    Global round up: Finnlines diverts from Syria; K Line delivers motorcycles; BMW builds new facilities in US; Schenker expands in UK; Service links Koper and Black Sea


    Finnlines forced to divert vessel on route to SyriaEuropean short sea operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has reported that it was forced to divert its ro-ro vessel MV Finnsun to Helsinki in Finland from the Belgian port of Antwerp on route to Syria following the discovery of ...

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    Executives on the move: Hena Kausar, Jürgen Maidl, Frank-Peter Arndt, Peter Hörndlein, Kate Betsworth, David Giandinoto, Neil Scott, John Turner, Jaap Bruining, Lucas Vos, Quintin Kendall


    Hena Kausar, assistant general manager at Maruti Suzuki India (pictured right), has been awarded the title of Logistics Woman of the Year 2013 by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) as part of its Achievers Award and Talent Hunt programme to recognise supply chain and logistics industry ...

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    Norfolk Southern plans $2bn spend


    North American rail provider Norfolk Southern has announced it plans to spend $2 billion in 2013 for capital improvements to its rail transport network, including $420m to acquire new locomotives, upgrade existing units and buy multilevel freight cars to handle increased automotive traffic.Norfolk Southern reported that automotive freight ...

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    Gefco central to RZD freight corridor plans


    Russian Railways (RZD) has said this week that French transport provider Gefco, in which it bought a 75% stake in October for €800m, will play an integral part in a new rail freight corridor linking Europe with Asia via a new common rail enterprise being planned between Russia, Belarus ...

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    Auto launch for CargoBeamer system


    A major automotive OEM is set to become the launch customer for a new pan-European road-rail system that is due to go into operation over the next few years. German-based logistics service company CargoBeamer has developed a new type of transfer system that it claims is faster and ...

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    Tracking the long haul in rail


    We review the North American industry’s investment and capacity utilisation for moving vehicles by rail.North American network;Improving direct rail links;Battles on the west coast;Worry over railcar shortages and allocations;An industry making improvements.The port of Portland, on the US northwest coast, is an obvious destination for vehicles exported from Asia; Toyota, ...

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    Russian Railways wins bid for Gefco


    Months of speculation over the sale of PSA Peugeot Citroen’s logistics subsidiary Gefco was brought to an end last week when it was announced that Russian Railways (RZD) had emerged as the winning bidder for a 75% stake in the company worth €800m ($1.04 billion). RZD is the ...

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    DB doubles Poland-UK service


    DB Schenker Rail is adding another weekly train to its service between Wroclaw in Poland and London in the UK from October this year. The company has been running one weekly train on the service since November last year but has seen increasing demand from customers across a number ...

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    Global round up


    Kuehne+Nagel builds service for BMWKuehne + Nagel has expanded BMW’s supply centre in Wörth, Germany by 50,000-square metres to feed inbound parts to the carmaker’s plants in Dingolfing, Landshut and Leipzig. The addition brings the footprint at the facility to 95,000 square metres. The logistics provider is handling ...

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    Global round up


    Kuehne+Nagel builds service for BMWKuehne + Nagel has expanded BMW’s supply centre in Wörth, Germany by 50,000-square metres to feed inbound parts to the carmaker’s plants in Dingolfing, Landshut and Leipzig. The addition brings the footprint at the facility to 95,000 square metres.The logistics provider is handling warehousing, sequencing ...

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    Tracking for potential across the Russian expanse


    Broad networks;Rail growth;Pricing and Investment;Efficiency Improvements.Restrictive price structures, poor infrastructure and capacity shortages must be addressed if Russia’s railways are to carry its share of the vast country’s increasing vehicle demand.Considering Russia’s size, railways would seem to be the ideal mode for long distance transport. While rail has certain competitive ...

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    Renfe to sell stakes in rail providers


    Spain's Catalan Railways (FGC), which is owned by the autonomous government of Catalonia, is to guarantee continuity of the Autometro and Cargometro services which provide finished vehicle and parts movements for Seat's Martorell plant near Barcelona, despite the withdrawal of Spanish National Railways (Renfe) in March. The announcement of ...

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    Dealers need to extend hours of service


    North American OEMs and providers have called for greater flexibility in service and operating hours at dealers, even proposing a 24/7 scenario, something that elicited a mixed reaction from the dealer community attending last week's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference held in Newport Beach, California. John Symes, ...

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    Canadian Pacific resumes services after strike


    A nine-day strike at Canada's second largest rail provider, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), which brought all freight operations to a standstill, was brought to an end last Friday following the passing of a government back-to-work bill late on Thursday. The strike, which included around 4,800 locomotive engineers, conductors and ...

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    Global round up


    Прочтите эту статью на русском языкеFinnlines adds ro-ro vessels to fleetRo-ro operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has introduced two new ro-ro vessels to its fleet this month, the third and fourth of six new ships coming into operation this year. The MS Finnsky and ...

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    Gefco takes on management of Euro rail flows


    Прочтите эту статью на русском языкеFrench logistics provider, Gefco, has released further details about the development and management of its own European rail transport network. It is the first logistics operator in Europe to introduce such a system for controlling and optimising delivery times. The ...

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    Euro rail providers combine networks


    SNCF Geodis, the transport and logistics division of French rail provider SNCF Group, is combining part of its transport network with Swiss intermodal rail operator, Hupac. The two companies have begun working on a combined and expanded service on the east-west European route via France and Belgium. This month SNCF ...