All Rail articles – Page 6

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    ECG column: Rewind to look forward


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) reflects on the good, the bad, and the frustrating events of the last ten yearsCongratulations to Finished Vehicle Logistics on ten years of coverage of our industry. This is also the 18th year of ECG so we are a (little) ...

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    Union Pacific invests $90m to expand operations in Laredo


    [Updated October 1st] North American rail provider Union Pacific Railroad has announced at $90m investment in its Port Laredo intermodal ramp in Texas.A spokesperson for Union Pacific confirmed that the company was currently working on an expansion project that would help improve efficiencies not just for Union Pacific, but also ...

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    Nissan starts imports through Mazatlan; latest NP300 also heading to dealers


    Nissan has begun importing vehicles made in Japan, including the Juke, Urvan, and X-Trail, through the Mexican port of Mazatlan. Around 3,000 vehicles will be delivered to the port per month for onward delivery by rail to the Aguascalientes.Nissan Mexicana told Automotive Logistics that it would be providing more information ...

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    K Line begins project cargo shipments from Japan to UK


    Global shipping line, K Line, has begun a direct service between Japan and the UK, which will employ the company’s 7,500 unit ro-ro vessels to move project cargo volumes (namely rail equipment) between the port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu and Teesport.K Line signed a contract in May this year with Vantec HTS ...

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    Port of Vancouver USA opens ‘the Trench’; Subaru to benefit


    The US port of Vancouver in Washington State has officially opened a $30m rail project designed to improve the flow of goods by train to and from regional locations along the West Coast and between Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, Illinois.Known as ‘the Trench’, the development, which began in 2012, aims ...

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    AV Dawson managing quality steel supply to Nissan Sunderland


    The flow of steel coil into Nissan’s UK plant in Sunderland (NMUK) is under tighter quality and service level control than ever, thanks to a new automotive steel warehouse opened this year by multimodal logistics contractor AV Dawson of Middlesbrough.AV Dawson is a third-generation family-owned company with logistics assets ranging ...

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    UTi and Changjiu JV launches weekly China-Europe rail service


    Global third party logistics provider, UTi Worldwide, has launched a weekly rail freight service between Harbin in China and Hamburg, Germany in a joint venture involving Changjiu Logistics. Harbin Railway Bureau and Dalian Port Investment are also involved in the venture, which is called HAO Logistics.The service builds on the ...

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    Recalls issued on BMW vehicles damaged by winter conditions at Halifax


    Following the report earlier this year that harsh winter conditions had resulted in a snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, near the port of Halifax, Transport Canada – the government body that monitors transport safety – has now announced a recall on around ...

  • New Inland Terminal to Open in 2018 and Service North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

    GPA and CSX port at Chatsworth will have direct rail link to Savannah


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and North American rail provider CSX have signed an agreement with local government bodies in the US state to set up an inland port at Chatsworth in Murray County. The Appalachian Regional Port will have direct rail links to Georgia’s port of Savannah and will support ...

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    China modes: No single way forward


    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logisticsChina’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger vehicles ...

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    Calais port strike throws automotive freight movements up in the air


    The closure of the French port of Calais because of industrial action taken by the Syndicat Maritime Nord union has hit freight movements in and out of the UK. While the port has now been reopened, disruption is continuing this week, something that has been compounded by incidents of migrant ...

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    Spain could produce 4m cars a year with more efficient logistics


    Spain’s car and truck makers’ association ANFAC is projecting that vehicle production in the country will hit 3m by 2017. At a recent presentation of its forecast and ‘3 Million Logistics’ initiative, attended by Spain’s minister for transport, Ana Pastor, the association said that with more efficient logistics in place, ...

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    DHL agreement builds on rail services between Europe and China


    DHL Global Forwarding has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kazakhstan’s national rail operator, Temir Zholy Express, for the provision of block train services on the land bridge connecting Europe and China.DHL said the MOU would enhance greater rail connectivity and trade between China, Kazakhstan, the Commonwealth of Independent ...

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    Vehicle makers benefit from rail link to Krishnapatnam


    Carmakers in India with business in Bangalore (Bengaluru) are now benefiting from a new direct rail service between the city’s inland container depot and Krishnapatnam port on India’s east coast.The weekly service, which began in the middle of June this year, is being run in association with Concor, the Indian ...

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    Russia conference: Toyota improves quality in a time of crisis


    Toyota is not alone in seeing its vehicle sales in Russia at a low ebb, but for Alexey Kokotkin (pictured), manager of vehicle logistics at Toyota Motor Russia, the time is ripe for making quality improvements in its outbound logistics processes.Sales have dropped from 2.49m units in 2014 to 1.5m ...

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    Mosolf obtains EU safety certificate


    Mosolf Automotive Railway has obtained permission to manage the maintenance of its fleet of wagons by itself.The subsidiary of the Mosolf Group, responsible for rail business, has been granted the ECM safety certificate (entity in charge of maintenance), in line with EU Regulation 445/2011. The regulation stipulates that for each ...

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    DHL adds rail freight services between China and Europe


    DHL Global Forwarding has begun a twice-weekly rail service between Zhengzhou in central-eastern China and Hamburg in Germany. The 17-day service, which will pass through Russia and Poland, will offer customers the option of DHL Railconnect, the less-than-container load (LCL) service, as well as a full-container option.The latest service brings ...

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    Peter Maybury retires from Freightliner


    Peter Maybury, chairman of UK rail freight provider, Freightliner Group, has announced his retirement from the company.He joined Freightliner in 1997 shortly after its privatisation following a 23-year career with Ford and led the commercial development of the container division, becoming, commercial director for the Intermodal business.In 2005 Maybury moved ...

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    Kia starts roll out of import volumes in Mexico


    In Mexico, the first Kia Motors' Sportage SUV models, which are due to be made available for sale as of July 1, have begun to arrive at the port of Veracruz.Small volume consignments have been shipped from Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia. They were delivered by Hoëgh Autoliners' Beijing and ...

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    FVL conference: Worries over rail service and driver shortages


    While sales and production of new vehicles in North America still growing, there are lingering worries that logistics options are not keeping up with volume or the higher complexity. Although the situation has improved somewhat this year, rail velocity and cycle times are still behind their historic levels, while a ...