All Rail articles – Page 7

  • FVL2015-D2_0733
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    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics

    2015-06-06T09:07:50Z

    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

  • Jan_bures
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    FVL conference: VW’s revival plan depends on reliable logistics

    2015-06-05T21:43:20Z

    The Volkswagen Group’s aggressive plans for plant capacity expansion and new model launches in North America, on which it is pinning its hopes to reverse declining sales in the US, will test the carmaker’s logistics network and logistics providers, according to Jan Bures (pictured left), executive vice-president of aftersales and ...

  • FVL2015-D2_0525
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    FVL conference: rail providers and carmakers moving past the ‘angry phase’

    2015-06-05T09:28:39Z

    Following nearly 18 months of considerable disturbances on the North American rail network, including severe weather issues, labour disputes and demand surges in unexpected areas, railroad providers are investing large amounts in rolling stock, infrastructure improvements and new track as they strive to meet demand and regain business lost to ...

  • Mike Riggs
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    FVL conference: US car haulers renew call for weight exemption

    2015-06-05T02:18:19Z

    The US car hauling industry’s long-running battle for a weight exemption in the next Highway Reauthorisation bill was raised in an impassioned plea during last week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Newport Beach, California. Mike Riggs (pictured, standing), chief executive officer of the biggest road transport provider ...

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    Turkey’s Ekol begins logistics operations in Poland

    2015-06-02T20:30:42Z

    Turkish logistics provider Ekol has added Poland to the growing list of European countries in which it has operations. The company, which started operations from Katowice last month and has a number of automotive customers in the country already, said that it would be providing domestic and international transport across ...

  • 01-autoterminal
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    Barcelona stays at the top as Spain's main automotive port

    2015-05-27T13:02:25Z

    Latest figures provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) for vehicle movements through the country's national ports shows that 86% of all finished vehicles built locally are exported. Of the 2.4m vehicles produced last year – which was the best for the past five years, with ...

  • Omaha_railhead_UP
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    CDN releases latest cloud-based yard management tool

    2015-05-27T12:26:06Z

    Car Delivery Network, which provides cloud-based applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has announced the release of a new yard management application – vinYARD. According to the company it is the first cloud-based application for the paperless gate release of vehicles and has been released to the market following a ...

  • UP_CARHauler
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    ShipCarsNow joins forces with Ready Auto Transport

    2015-05-13T12:32:54Z

    ShipCarsNow, the US-based multimodal vehicle transport subsidiary of rail provider Union Pacific, has signed a business alliance agreement with Ready Auto Transport, which provides transport and logistics services to the automotive remarketing industry. Together the companies will provide a combination of truck and rail transport that they said would provide ...

  • The all-new Volvo XC90
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    Volvo picks Charleston for first US plant citing logistics benefits

    2015-05-12T16:51:20Z

    Volvo Cars has chosen Berkley County in South Carolina as the place for its first US production facility, citing the location’s access to international ports and infrastructure as one of the influences on its decision. The carmaker also pointed to the area’s well-trained workforce, good investment environment and experience in ...

  • BLG_railwagons
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    VTG signs agreement with BLG AutoRail for car movements

    2015-05-12T10:50:04Z

    VTG Rail Logistics has signed a contract with BLG AutoRail that will build on vehicle transport services the two have been running between the Czech Republic and Belgium since December last year. All prior moves have been made on a pre-contract basis. VTG is moving three trains a week each ...

  • Opel-Meriva-264469-medium
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    General Motors trials Teruel rail route to Valencia port

    2015-05-06T10:48:10Z

    In Spain, General Motors has begun sending consignments of finished vehicles from its manufacturing plant at Figueruelas, near Zaragoza in the north of the country, to the port of Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast, using the old railway link that passes through the city of Teruel. Local press reports suggest ...

  • Auf der Schiene zum Kunden
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    Strike action to hit DB rail freight for a week

    2015-05-05T17:20:17Z

    Germany has once again been hit by strike action taken by the German train drivers union, GDL. The strike, which began on Monday this week, has affected services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker and will continue until Sunday. Passenger services will also be affected. The GDL is taking ...

  • Bei der Zusammenstellung von Autotransportzügen
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    GDL strike hits German rail freight services

    2015-04-29T08:59:11Z

    Rail freight services in Germany have been disrupted again by strike action staged by the German Train Drivers Union, GDL. The action, which affected freight movements for 66 hours across four days last week from Tuesday, hit services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker. The company said two thirds ...

  • MarcBrazeau_FCA
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    Brazeau takes up role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at FCA

    2015-04-22T16:09:16Z

    Following the news that Steve Tripp has retired from his role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) the company has confirmed that Marc Brazeau (left) has now stepped into the role. Brazeau moves to FCA from his role as director at cross industry business ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia

    2015-04-22T12:24:19Z

    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013. Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the ...

  • KerryTruck_on Road_hi
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    China Railway ‘Going Out’ with Kerry Logistics

    2015-04-22T12:14:15Z

    China Railway Import and Export Company and Kerry Logistics (China) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to combine networks and “explore new growth opportunities” in China and other markets. China Railway is a state-owned foreign trade company and has carried out a number of projects including railway operations ...

  • UstLuga_port_empty
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    Baltic seaports hit by fall in vehicle and parts imports to Russia

    2015-04-21T15:12:46Z

    Ports with automotive terminals on the Baltic Sea have reported losses because of the sharp drop in car and components imports to Russia after the last year’s devaluation of the Russian ruble. Market analysts warn that any further decrease in supplies could result the potential closure of the automotive terminals ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...

  • Cars on hydraulic lifts at auto repair shop
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    3PLs in China are raising the bar

    2015-04-05T12:00:21Z

    Maintaining logistics leadership in China is becoming more about demonstrating the ability to implement innovative and sustainable solutions than it is about moving pure volume China, as this magazine has long noted, is a complicated automotive logistics market. State-owned carmakers tend to have affiliated logistics providers to handle their transport ...

  • puerto_de_lazaro_cardenas_HondaHR_V
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    Honda begins Mexican exports of HR-V through Lázaro Cardenas

    2015-04-01T12:21:34Z

    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cardenas on the Pacific coast has received the first rail shipment of new Honda HR-V vehicles, which are being made at the carmaker’s plant in Celaya. The compact SUVs are for export to the US and will form a regular monthly volume through the port ...