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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

  • GPA_Kia_rail
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    Kia switches to rail for parts shipments through Cordele

    2016-08-09T21:19:38Z

    Governor Deal, centre left, is joined at the rail yard by CIS president Jonathan Lafevers, Georgia Rep. Buddy Harden, KMMG chief administrative officer Stuart Countess, Georgia Ports Authority Board chairman Jimmy Allgood, and GPA executive director Griff Lynch Kia Motors America is moving the shipment of inbound parts through ...

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    India passes long-awaited goods and services tax bill

    2016-08-09T16:38:21Z

    The lower house of the Indian parliament has approved the bill required to bring in India's Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has the potential to transform the country’s domestic logistics and make it easier for manufacturers to move freight across internal state borders. It is expected to be ratified ...

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    Driverless train trials underway between Germany and the Netherlands

    2016-08-09T16:20:06Z

    Dutch rail network manager ProRail is working with Germany’s DB Cargo on trials to test an automated freight train service on a route between the port of Rotterdam and the German border at Zevenaar-Emmerich. The double-track dedicated freight rail line, known as Betuweroute, is 160km long and equipped with the ...

  • GPA_Kia_rail
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    Ontario and Michigan working together to support auto industry

    2016-08-08T19:05:05Z

    The Canadian province of Ontario and its US neighbour Michigan have signed an agreement to promote regional competitiveness and innovation in the automotive industry through greater collaboration. The deal includes the provision to increase supply chain integration and transfer technology through business-to-business partnerships. Ontario and Michigan account for more than ...

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    Russia conference: Light at the end of a long tunnel

    2016-07-01T16:38:27Z

    We've seen a lot of changes at the Automotive Logistics Russia conferences over the years. Currently, it's less a case of 'winter is coming', more 'winter is here'. However, despite the bleak outlook, if automotive companies can weather the storm, the country is eventually expected to recover, write Christopher Ludwig ...

  • Brian Mason
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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    FVL North America conference: Logistics benefits could counter the coming rise in Mexican wages

    2016-06-09T00:01:22Z

    Wages in Mexico are going to be forced upwards as a shortage of skilled workers is exacerbated by a 51% increase in vehicle production by 2022, delegates at this week's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferenc e in California were told. North America as a whole is set to enjoy ...

  • tradepoint_atlantic
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    Pasha launches vehicle processing at Sparrows Point in Baltimore

    2016-06-07T23:23:44Z

    Pasha Automotive Services, part of global logistics and transport provider The Pasha Group, has signed a lease at the port of Baltimore in the US with Tradepoint Atlantic to launch vehicle processing operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The first vessel carrying FCA volumes is due to call next month. ...

  • WolfgangGoebel
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    Wolfgang Göbel takes over ECG presidency as confidence among European providers rises

    2016-05-30T15:42:12Z

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has elected Wolfgang Göbel (pictured left) as its new president, succeeding Costantino Baldissara, who held the post since 2009. Göbel, who had been vice-president under Baldissara and a board member since 2003, is a long-time veteran of Germany’s Horst Mosolf, one of the ...

  • Anu Goel, VW
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    Supply Chain Conference executive report: A connection worth more than the sum of its parts

    2016-05-24T16:54:50Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Supply Chain conference explored the extreme complexity of production and service parts logistics across North America. Amid rising global and regional flows, opportunities for freight consolidation and new ways of collaborating across the industry emerged. Christopher Ludwig reports from Atlanta, Georgia.[sta_anchor id="1"]The growth in the automotive ...

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-StuenkelThe rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach to supplier ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Carmakers to benefit from greater use of intermodality

    2016-05-18T22:16:22Z

    The levelling out of car sales in North America and the reordering of production locations is giving carmakers the chance to make the delivery of their materials more efficient and sustainable, mainly through the greater use of intermodality, with rail as a core element.According to PWC Autofacts sales look to ...

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    DPH buys Liberty Terminals

    2016-05-18T12:47:43Z

    Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) has bought Liberty Terminals, which provides breakbulk and bulk stevedore services at the ports of Savannah and Charleston in the US. Liberty Terminals will now operate as Seaonus Stevedoring-Savannah. DPH is the holding parent company for Seaonus, which provides stevedoring and warehousing services. It also owns ...

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    Gefco reports a modest rise in turnover

    2016-05-18T12:35:07Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco generated turnover of €4.2 billion ($4.75 billion) during 2015, up 3% on the previous year. The group, which expanded its customer base and made a number of acquisitions during the year, enjoyed a 9.5% rise in revenue from international industrial customers, according to its latest ...

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    China conference: local logistics providers go global… to survive

    2016-04-27T15:33:03Z

    As Chinese growth slows, and the government encourages more market reforms, Chinese automotive logistics providers are increasingly looking beyond their own borders to offer international freight services and capture new clients, writes Christopher Ludwig . Contribution by Rachael Hogg. As vehicle production and sales growth accelerated in China ...

  • XuGuangqing
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    China conference: Debating which way to go from here

    2016-04-26T15:53:16Z

    At the end of Automotive Logistics China 2016, held in Chengdu, industry decisions makers and experts discussed the importance of better logistics planning and engineering, reducing costs to stay competitive, and adapting to new technology. China’s growth continues to push the automotive supply chain and distribution network across the country, ...

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    TLS recognises top rail, sea and road logistics providers

    2016-04-26T10:45:02Z

    Left to right: D’Anne Duclos, vice-president, TLS; Daniel Meyers, director, automotive facilities, BNSF; Aaron Lakey, director automotive sales, BNSF; Katie Farmer, group vice-president, consumer products, BNSF; Dave Fleenor, assistant vice-president, automotive marketing, BNSF; Lee Hobgood, general manager, vehicle transportation, TLS; Missy Pearlman, senior rail and truck strategy and operations ...

  • Automotive LOGISTICS (Chen Zhongwei)20160420-6334
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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

  • UTI Silk road
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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...