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    DB Schenker launches London Eurohub

    2016-01-20T11:47:52Z

    DB Schenker Rail UK has launched a rail hub near London that can handle the unloading, storage, preparation and distribution of 150,000+ finished vehicles per year. The London Eurohub, situated in Barking, is the only rail-linked facility of its type, according to DB Schenker. It is connected to the HS1 ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division

    2016-01-20T11:08:57Z

    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO). The ...

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    ECG column: A call to action

    2016-01-20T10:59:29Z

    Only a united and inclusive association, with a multitude of active participants, can resolve the concerns of its members, writes ECG president Costantino Baldissara ( far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) Every industry association is fuelled, not only by the energy of its secretariat, but by the will and ...

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    Russia’s Bronka port signs container deal with CMA CGM

    2016-01-13T12:29:41Z

    There have been a number of recent developments at the new Russian deep-water port of Bronka, which opened in October last year. Last month the port’s owner, Fenix, signed a long-term agreement for the handling and storage of container cargo with CMA CGM. CMA CGM ranks as the world’s third ...

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    Canada: Changing with the scenery

    2016-01-12T11:42:12Z

    It may be at a similar level of development, but Canada is a different logistical landscape to the US, and its changing production patterns mean providers have to work harder to remain efficient When considering North America’s vehicle logistics network, emphasis is most obviously put on the US, the world’s ...

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    Myanmar awards inland port concession to Kerry Logistics

    2016-01-12T10:12:28Z

    Kerry Logistics has announced that its subsidiary, KLN (Singapore) has been awarded a concession to operate inland ports in Yangon and Mandalay, both major commercial ports in the South East Asian country of Myanmar. The ports were previously managed by the government. According to Kerry Logistics, the Myanmar government is ...

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    Focus on Spain part 4: Making the rail in Spain move faster in the chain

    2015-12-22T08:03:27Z

    General Motors has been increasing the amount of rail that it uses to move vehicles built in Spain to ports and to European markets, with ambitions to use the mode even more. Spain’s recovery in vehicle production and sales in 2015 was faster than many would have anticipated even at ...

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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth

    2015-12-22T08:02:40Z

    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain. One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in ...

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    A new train of thought

    2015-12-21T16:11:19Z

    Illustration copyright DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbHVehicles are increasingly moving towards connected cars and trucks. Now may be the time for the connected rail wagon. DB Schenker is currently trialling what it calls 'asset intelligence', and other rail providers are considering their options tooConnected cars are increasingly the norm ...

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    Norfolk Southern rejects two Canadian Pacific bids

    2015-12-09T14:31:39Z

    Last week, US rail operator Norfolk Southern announced that it had rejected an unsolicited takeover bid by Canadian Pacific, which would create a transcontinental rail company. Canadian Pacific revised its offer this week, but Norfolk Southern has said that the latest offer is a ‘reduced proposal’. For the initial bid, ...

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    Ekol opens warehouse in Hungary

    2015-11-16T09:46:14Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol has opened a new 10,000 sq.m warehouse in Hungary that will provide cross dock and contract logistics services for customers across a number of sectors, including automotive parts provider Robert Bosch. “From this building Ekol has the possibility to organise transport via road, rail ...

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    Audi deploys hybrid rail engine to cut emissions at Ingolstadt plant

    2015-10-30T17:19:16Z

    Audi has started using a plug-in hybrid locomotive to move components and finished vehicles to loading stations at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany. The company said the use of the engine will cut emissions by half compared to a conventional train, making a saving of 60 tons of CO 2 ...

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    North America: Staying flexible in a challenging landscape

    2015-10-29T12:40:28Z

    Against the backdrop of a recent rise in ground count and decrease in overall velocity, rail operators and equipment suppliers must innovate and invest to meet carmaker’s demands. Anthony Coia and Christopher Ludwig report. North America remains the world’s most dynamic and important market for vehicle logistics by ...

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    The race to deliver

    2015-10-23T13:35:21Z

    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting line Motor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who ...

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    ‘Building Cars Live’: Automotive logistics makes it to UK prime time television

    2015-10-22T14:24:22Z

    Automotive logistics has finally made it to prime time television. ‘Building Cars Live’, a three-hour special broadcast over the past two evenings on the UK’s BBC channel, showcased Mini production at BMW’s plant in Oxford. Fronted by James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show mixed live coverage with ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China

    2015-10-21T16:20:33Z

    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship. The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, ...

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    ECG Conference: From the connected car to the connected train

    2015-10-21T12:41:15Z

    A lot of attention has been given to OEMs’ plans for autonomous vehicles and connected cars recently but OEMs aren’t the only ones innovating in this direction. At the recent 2015 annual conference of the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG), Malte Keller, head of equipment and Germany transport ...

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    ECG Panel discussion: Talk is cheap, what is needed is action

    2015-10-20T15:02:42Z

    A panel of OEMs and vehicle logistics experts discussed the present and future of Europe's vehicle logistics industry at the end of the ECG Conference in Vienna. Most expressed a desire to work more closely together – and perhaps they have even found a way to do it. While Europe ...

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    New CEO for DB Schenker Rail

    2015-10-13T17:23:07Z

    Jürgen Wilder is expected to take over as the new chief executive officer of DB Schenker Rail from December 1st 2015. The appointment has been approved by the DB Schenker Rail Supervisory Board. Before DB Schenker, Wilder worked at Siemens where he held the position of chief executive officer of ...

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    FVL 10th anniversary playlist

    2015-10-09T10:40:02Z

    Who knew that logistics had inspired and influenced some of the world's greatest musicians? Ok, so while that might not strictly be true, bands and artists have been singing about 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Truck Driver's Blues' and 'Running Late' for years. Musicians from Otis Redding, to Kraftwerk, The ...