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    What’s keeping US outbound executives awake in the middle of the night?


    A severe disruption to rail capacity this year has left thousands of vehicles stranded in North America, leading some carmakers to look more carefully at their road and short-sea shipping options. Executives discussed their long-term plans at this year’s conference in California.The prospect of modal shifts for finished vehicle distribution ...

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    ‘Insane’ ideas for solving the crunch in used car deliveries


    Speakers at this year's FVL North America conference revealed ideas for streamlining used car deliveries and saving logistics costs.While the first quarter of 2014 was bad for new vehicle deliveries as a result rail capacity issues and weather disruptions, it was worse for the more unpredictable used car market, which ...

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    North American vehicle logistics upheaval could be 'new normal'


    The car hauling sector in North America is facing some of the biggest challenges in its history following a hard winter in which vehicle logistics capacity has been severely constrained. A shortage of railcars and disturbances in the network has led to thousands of vehicles stranded at rail ramps, vehicle ...

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    ​Yusen expands presence in Russia with Togliatti opening


    Yusen Logistics has announced the opening of a new office at Togliatti: the latest in its efforts to expand its activity in Russia. The transport and logistics provider will offer road and air-freight services to and from Togliatti, including final mile solutions, inland port bonded and non-bonded transit operations, and ...

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    Waiting to ride the Chinese waves


    Domestic ro-ro shipping on China’s east coast and along the Yangtze River has seen solid growth, but is still treading water relative to the overall market. Transporting vehicles by water for the Chinese domestic market would appear to make a great deal of sense. Around 95% of Chinese production of ...

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    Congestion costing trucking industry billions says ATRI


    The American Transport Research Institute (ATRI) has released analysis on US interstate highways that shows that congestion added $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry last year. Looking at financial and GPS data, ATRI found that there was a total of 141m hours of lost productivity, which it ...

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    DSV plans to double automotive business by 2020


    Logistics and transport provider DSV has announced plans to double its revenue from the automotive sector to €1 billion ($1.4 billion) by 2020, which would account for 20% of its overall business.Talking to Automotive Logistics at last week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham, UK, the company said that the automotive sector ...

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    Ceva announces “excellent results” from automotive in Q1


    Ceva has reported its first quarter results and highlighted “excellent results in the automotive sector” led by two major contracts that are currently being implemented. There were also healthy figures for the contract logistics part of the business, which showed profits up almost 38% year-on-year thanks to the company’s decision ...

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    Acumen secures contracts with Jaguar Land Rover


    UK logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has secured new contracts with Jaguar Land Rover for the transport of vehicles from the carmaker’s plants in the UK Midlands to dealers in the south of the UK, as well as for delivery to ports of export. The contracts will mean the annual ...

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    ​MEPs vote to harmonise loaded EU transporters


    During a plenary session of the European Parliament, more than 90% of MEPs have voted in favour of harmonising the loaded length of vehicle transporters across Europe. The vote follows another vote in favour of the changes last month by the Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament ...

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    Acumen executives shake up responsibilities


    There have been a number of executive moves at UK finished vehicle carrier Acumen Logistics. Peter Raybould, business development director (left), has added Inbound and Outbound Distribution to his responsibilities. He has been business development director at the company since 2009 and has been a leading figure in the UK ...

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    Gefco prepares global rollout of Loading Supervisor app


    Logistics and transport provider Gefco is preparing for the global deployment of its own iPad application, which has been designed in-house to facilitate the inspection of finished vehicle loading. The ‘Loading Supervisor’ application has been trialled in seven of the Gefco Group’s regional divisions – Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Poland, ...

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    Gefco offers dealer swap service in Italy; expands Spanish rail offering


    Gefco has launched a vehicle transport service between car dealerships in Italy that it said would help minimise car stocks while also providing flexibility in meeting increases in demand across regions. The Dealer-to-Dealer (D2D) service started in March and will involve between 1,500-2,000 multi-brand dealerships across the country“The market is ...

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    Are foreign operators ready for the new HGV Road User Levy?


    The introduction of the new HGV levy on foreign lorries on April 1 looks set to create a level playing field for hauliers across Europe, says David Williams, managing director Rhenus UK. However, is the UK government tempting fate to launch such a complex scheme on April Fool’s Day, he ...

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    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth


    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...

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    LSPs recognised at Irish Logistics and Transport Awards


    DHL Global Forwarding, DB Schenker and National Vehicle Distribution were among the winners at this year’s Irish Logistics and Transport Awards, held in Dublin on March 20th.The Awards involved 100 entries from companies with logistics and transport activity in Ireland competing across 18 award categories.DHL Global Forwarding took the award ...

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    Lohr restructures Delavan business in North America


    Car carrier equipment maker Lohr Automotive is restructuring its business in North America. Operating through the Delavan brand, which it purchased in 1998, the company is terminating its 50:50 joint venture with Miller Industries, which it set up two years ago, and concentrating its main assembly activity for the region ...

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    Executive summary: Blue skies over Bonn as logistics returns to growth


    Vehicle sales and production are rising again in Europe, while supply chain complexity is driving more demand for logistics and better systems. But many risks remain both within the industry, and on Europe's periphery. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides[sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Although the Europe conference was held at ...

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    Stobart floats transport and distribution business


    UK freight transport provider Stobart Group is divesting 51% of its core transport and distribution business for almost £240m ($401m) to a group led by the group’s current chief operating officer (COO) William Stobart and backed by asset management firm DBAY. Stobart Group will retain the remaining 49% share. The ...

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    ​ALD Automotive expands carrier fleet


    UK-based fleet management operator ALD Automotive has said that it plans to expand its fleet size to over 100,000 vehicles during the course of 2014. The planned expansion ALD’s fourth consecutive year of growth in 2013, with its total fleet size standing at more than 97,000 carriers: a growth rate ...