All Road articles – Page 20

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    Room for improvement


    Backlogs and bottlenecks A need for optimism No need for pessimism Daimler’s outbound logistics providers were told that they needed to improve their performance and invest in new transport equipment to support the carmaker’s ‘best or nothing’ credo at this year’s European Carrier Day, writes Marcus Williams. Das Beste oder ...

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    Latin's America's export engine


    Northbound network Ocean exports Vehicle processing connections The domestic network Overland challenges Zero-damage mindset Mexico is the fastest growing region for vehicle production in North America. While its benefiting from some recovery to its main market in the US, it is also expanding its links to the south in Latin ...

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    Global round up


    Mercedes renews contract with Brit European Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz van division has extended its contract with finished vehicle carrier Brit European for a further three years. Building on a previous contract that began in 1997, the logistics provider will handle the final delivery leg of all Sprinter and Vario van ...

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    Global round up


    Mercurio Pallia invests in vehicle carrying Mercurio Pallia Logistics, the joint venture between Italy’s Gruppo Mercurio and India’s Pallia Transport, has said it plans to invest nearly Rs69 crore ($13.8m) in specialised vehicle trailers based on what it calls a ‘truck-on-truck’ concept for the Indian and wider Asia-Pacific automotive markets. ...

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    Groupe CAT moves into road transport with CVT stake


    France’s Groupe CAT has bought 50% of the UK-based Carlson Vehicle Transfer (CVT) as the company continues its expansion drive in the vehicle logistics market with the acquisition of companies and assets. CVT, which moves around 250,000 new and auction vehicles per year, will allow Groupe CAT to offer transport ...

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    BLG sets up Chinese JV, avoids going inland


    BLG Logistics has made a move to work directly within the Chinese market with the signing of a letter of understanding for a new joint venture with the Chinese supply chain provider Cinko SCM. The scope of the agreement mainly covers imports and exports, rather than inland distribution, an area ...

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    Providers long to be longer in India


    The long and the short of it Government lethargy Why should automotive be so special? Business as usual for most The Maruti side, and the others Keep firm and carry on The Indian authorities’ inability to define a length for car carriers has led to confusion and fines in certain ...

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    Keep on road-running


    Driver shortage Lack of equipment Problematic legislation Moving forward With US car carriers facing ongoing troubles with low margins and in obtaining financing, the prospect of an upturn in North American production and imports has led to capacity shortages. Marcia MacLeod looks at the obstacles currently facing the major players. ...

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    Gefco expands fleet with Lohr


    Gefco has expanded its vehicle carrying fleet in the UK with nine transporters built to a new specification that will allow the logistics provider to carry multiple combinations of vehicles and up to 11 passenger cars at a time. The company said the transporters, provided by Lohr, will enable it ...

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    Rhenus acquires the European activities of Wincanton Group


    Rhenus Group has bought Wincanton’s remaining business in mainland Europe in a deal believed to be valued at up to €74m ($107m). Wincanton’s activities in this area, which includes subsidiaries in Germany and France, representing revenue of around €550m and €4m in profit. The UK-headquartered logistics firm has sold ...

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    NYK and Yusen grow business in China, UK


    NYK has established a new subsidiary to strengthen its finished vehicle logistics business in China where new car sales exceeded 18m units last year. NYK Automotive Logistics China (NALC) will maximize the use of NYK’s existing service network for vehicle distribution throughout the country and will centralise customer service desks. ...

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    Eurovignette revisions 'disappointing'


    A revision to the European Commission’s Eurovignette Directive, which allows European Union states to impose charges on trucks to offset pollution costs, has been given final approval to apply a new toll-based pricing system aimed at recovering previously prohibited “external costs”. Last week’s vote on the revision marks the end ...

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    Global news in brief


    Vehicle trailer JV reveals Ego for UK The fruits of the joint venture between Rolfo Italian trailer manufacturer and the UK-based transporter maker Belle Trailers, which was set up three years ago to develop and build an 11-car transporter tailored specifically for the UK market, was recently revealed in the ...

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    Volvo Logistics cuts emissions


    Volvo Logistics has reported a 22% reduction in the CO2 emissions produced from its transport of goods between 2006 and 2010, including movements for the Volvo Car Corporation. The reduction has been achieved by a combination of increased training in fuel-efficient driving amongst the trucking companies used by the Volvo ...

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    Cash-strapped carriers look for capacity


    Trucking capacity in North American vehicle logistics could become as big a problem as the driver shortage, if not bigger, and without some significant investment the crisis will continue to get worse, especially by the fourth quarter of this year when production is expected to increase, according to carmakers and ...

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    Delivery price hike in Russia


    Russia’s current petrol shortage, which is affecting several regions including Tomsk, Belgorod and Voronezh, and which resulted in an embargo on refined petrol exports late last month as prices escalated, has contributed to a 25-40% rise in costs for vehicle deliveries in the St Petersburg and Moscow oblasts over the ...

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    Capacity crunch as China mulls longer trailers


    The contentious issue of vehicle trailer lengths for road transport in China may be resolved at the beginning of July when new safety laws are introduced by the Ministry of Transport. However, restrictions on capacity defined in the new guidelines, which propose a regulation length of 16.5 metres for a ...

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    Jack Cooper picks up Allied trade


    Following news in March that US finished vehicle carrier Allied Systems Holding had withdrawn its distribution services for Chrysler and GM following a dispute over employee pay and haulage rate rises ( read more here ), rival carrier Jack Cooper Transport has announced that it has picked up part of ...

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    Fuelling more provider failures?


    The past quarter has seen a spike in oil prices following the Middle East protests, with the Brent Crude index surpassing $100 a barrel in late January and hovering above $110 that is about 20% higher than it was on January 1st and more than 40% higher than six months ...

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    Global news in brief


    Toyota delivers 3m cars through Zeebrugge Toyota has moved its 3 millionth vehicle through its vehicle logistics centre (VLC) in Zeebrugge, Belgium, which it runs with logistics partner Sintax. The white Toyota Auris Full Hybrid is being delivered to the Belgian market. The Zeebrugge VLC started operations in January ...