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    STVA appoints Floret as chairman of management board


    Jean-Michel Floret has been appointed chairman of the Management Board at STVA, the subsidiary of French rail freight and logistics provider SNCF Geodis, which provides transport services for the finished vehicle sector. He is managing director of the company.Jean-Michel Floret started his career within the SNCF Group as a branch ...

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    Penkse boosts CV distribution business with MTU-DDA buyout


    Transport provider Penske Automotive Group has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (MTU-DDA) from its partners Daimler and MTU Friedrichshafen (an affiliate of Rolls-Royce Power Systems). MTU-DDA distributes diesel and gas engines, and power systems, in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, to a range of industries ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference


    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January.Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as OEMs ...

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    Yusen Logistics and BMW Group BeLux continue partnership


    BMW Group BeLux is continuing its tender for overnight distribution of spare parts with Yusen Logistics from the logistics provider’s Herantals facility in Belgium. The parts, which include those for Mini passenger cars and BMW motorcycles, are shipped to 175 BMW dealerships in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Four trucks call ...

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    Steady makes a Subaru


    Subaru has doubled sales in the US over the past five years, by maintaining a well-planned, stable scheduling and logistics flow. Its top logistics team talks in depth about the carmaker's strategy for current and future growthSubaru has been on a tear for the last seven, tumultuous years in the ...

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    Belle Rolfo confident with latest Ego design


    Car trailer manufacturing joint venture, Belle Rolfo, recently revealed the latest version of its Ego 11-car transporter at an event held in Warwick in the UK. Along with the latest trailer innovations, the joint venture also highlighted the advantages of the new Volvo FM Euro 6 tractor that is being ...

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    Gefco handles inland vehicle deliveries in China for Volkswagen


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco is now distributing imported vehicles for the Skoda and Volkswagen brands following a contract it signed with the German carmaker this year.The company’s Asia division is receiving vehicles from the ports of Shanghai and Tianjin, located in the east of the country, and transporting them ...

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    On the right path


    With foreign investment and favourable legislation, Nigeria could spring from automotive stagnation to overtake South Africa as the continent’s lead car manufacturing country. But the supply chain will be a major challenge.Nigeria’s once thriving domestic car assembly industry may be soon be reborn after years of stagnation nearly brought it ...

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    Koopman takes over German car carrier Möhlmann


    Dutch logistics provider Koopman Logistics has bought German finished vehicle carrier Möhlmann Automobil-Logistik for an undisclosed sum. According to Koopman’s managing director, Jon Kuiper, the companies agreed on the transfer to secure the future of Möhlmann given the absence of a family member to succeed its owner Günter Möhlmann. The ...

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    Indian hopes return, problems remain


    Automotive sales and confidence are returning, with Indian logistics executives seeing brighter days ahead. While many are looking to the Modi government for reforms, some companies most important improvements may still be internal.Excitement has pervaded the Indian landscape since the May national elections that swept Narendra Modi and his National ...

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    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland The recovery ...

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    Nissan inaugurates VDC at Aguascalientes A2 plant


    Nissan has officially opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at second plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico following an investment of $31m. The carmaker said the facility would accelerate the export of the Sentra vehicles made at the plant and push the daily number sent to the US to 720. Currently 100% ...

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    ProTrans takes Mahle award for border processing services


    Transport and supply chain management provider, ProTrans, has been presented with the Mahle 2013 Innovation Award for border processing services at its Laredo service centre in Texas.Mahle supplies engine, filtration and thermal management systems.ProTrans has been building full truckloads of filtration system components at the Laredo centre and transporting them ...


    Looking back: putting customers first in Indian vehicle logistics


    Achal Paliwal (left), until recently head of exports and logistics at Honda Cars India, sat down for a pint or two with our India correspondent to discuss a career in vehicle logistics and the evolution of two Japanese companies in India with very different approaches.When long-serving executives step down from ...

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    Acumen moves to larger operating centre in UK


    UK-based transport and logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has leased a new, larger operating centre near Coventry and moved its finished vehicle operations there to accommodate business growth driven by new contracts.According to the company the new site covers more than five hectares compared to the previous site, which covered ...

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    Roadrunner buys Integrated Services for $13m


    US integrated logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems has bought Integrated Services (ISI), an Indiana-based regional logistics provider focused on warehousing and transport services for the automotive industry. The purchase, which includes divisions ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South, is worth $13m. The company will fit into Roadrunner’s Truckload Logistics division“In ...

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    End of long wait could be in sight for India’s GST


    Following nearly 15 years of parliamentary wrangling, India’s new government has committed to introducing the Goods and Service Tax (GST) as early as this financial year, as revealed last week in the annual budget, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley. The tax reform is expected to have major impacts on ...

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    Chrysler’s ePOD initiative now in full swing


    Chrysler’s mandate that all vehicle deliveries to its dealers in the US must be administered electronically is now in effect, with a number of leading transport companies in compliance, equal to around 1,600 trucks. The companies are using the electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) mobile app, called vinDeliver, provided by ...

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    Yusen Logistics to use vibration control pallets for deliveries in China


    Yusen Logistics has been trialling the use of vibration control pallets in conventional trucks as an alternative to the use of trucks with air suspension, which are used in preference for the delivery of sensitive freight but which are more expensive to run and can be limited in availability.The company ...

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    Autotechnoimport to launch Carex platform for improved deliveries


    Russian transport provider Autotechnoimport is in the final stages of testing an information sharing service for car carriers that is designed to reduce lead times and empty mileage as well as maximise loads, helping transport providers achieve better cost efficiency at a time when rates are low and capacity is ...