All Road articles – Page 22

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    Mitsubishi extends Europe distribution with BLG


    BLG has extended its contract with Mitsubishi Europe for the distribution of all vehicles from the carmaker’s Nedland plant in Born, the Netherlands, to dealerships throughout Germany and in Norway. The contract has intially been signed up to 2012 and BLG is now Mitsubishi’s sole partner with responsibility for the ...

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    Make way for the little guys


    Good time for a Plan CA market splintering rather than consolidatingThe US car carrier sector is in transition, and while many companies are disappearing, carmakers and 3PLs are giving more business to smaller, niche players for certain routes, reports Barry CrossThe US automotive outbound sector has seen chronic failures among ...

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    Can one size ever fit all?


    Flexible and adjustable equipment stands outDesigning the perfect car carrierA divided EuropeWhat to tell your carriersCarmakers are gravitating towards similar standards and technology for road carriers, but the recession has made investment tougher than ever. Carrier builders and customers speak about how much cutting-edge technology and processes countThe purchase of ...

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    Loading regulation could save Europe billions


    As the European Commission prepares its transport white paper toward legislation for the industry over the next decade, the Association for Finished Vehicle Carriers (ECG) has called for regulation that will secure a common loaded length for finished vehicle transporters at 20.75 metres (68ft). Speaking at the recently-held European Commission ...

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    Few fixed costs for Quantum debut


    The first phase of fleet operations from the UK’s latest finished vehicle provider, Quantum Automotive Solutions, began this week, and the company’s business model could spell the way forward for operators looking to learn from the lessons of asset risk, which left them vulnerable during the downturn. Starting with just ...

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    WWL lands distribution deal with Nissan in India


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (India) has been awarded a contract to provide yard management services and domestic distribution of Nissan vehicles to dealers in India. It is the first such contract the company has secured in the country and now means the India division will provide a full range of factory-to-dealer ...

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    Ukraine honour for EH Harms execs


    The Ukrainian government has awarded three executives from E.H.Harms Automobile Logistics Ukraine with the Honorary Certificate of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers for outstanding services to the country. Pavel Byglevski (pictured), manager of the joint venture, was joined by ViDi Group managers Ruslan Semchuk and Viacheslav Bevza “for [their] special ...

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    UK sees strategic investments in transporter fleets


    UK-based Acumen Logistics Group has taken over finished vehicle carrier Auto UK Logistics to build on the finished vehicle side of it automotive logistics offering. The newly named Acumen Auto Logistics will enlarge Acumen’s transporter fleet and continue to move Land Rovers to UK ports for export. The move follows ...

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    Con-way gives more for less with Global LTL


    Con-way Freight has launched a global less-than-truckload (LTL) service in collaboration with other providers, including APL Logistics and TNT, in the form of an online portfolio of the company’s LTL services. For an automotive industry still faced with overcapacity and looking for greater efficiency it means “state-of-the-art online tools and ...

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    US carriers find a new way to fill empty miles


    As logistics providers struggle to fill empty miles and improve efficiency, Hybrid Intermodal Transportation (HIT) has completed final equipment tests for its new Road Pod container solution with Allied Automotive Group and CSX Corporation in the US. Allied Automotive Group is the largest car and light truck carrier in North ...

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    US hauliers join forces to tackle downturn


    US finished vehicle haulier Active Transportation has bought a majority stake in one of GM’s oldest hauliers, Jack Cooper Transport, establishing a merger and new company called Cooper-Active. The company will be based in Kansas City, Missouri and employ 1,000 workers. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Greg May, ...

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    ANT Lojistik invests to meet demand


    Despite a Q1 production downturn in the Turkish automotive market of 59%, finished vehicle provider ANT Lojistik is investing in a new compound and expanding its delivery fleet thanks, in part, to new contracts in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Bulgaria. ANT Lojistik spokesman, Ceren Eker Buyruk, told Automotive Logistics that the ...

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    Indian-Italian JV targets small car segment


    Indian LSP Pallia Transport has entered into a 50:50 logistics joint venture with Italy’s Gruppo Mercurio to provide end-to-end vehicle movement services between India and Europe. Called Mercurio Pallia Logistics, the new company is looking to benefit from the growth in Indian vehicle sales especially with Monday’s launch of the ...

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    China looks at new standards for vehicle transporters


    The China Automotive Logistics Association (CALA) is planning to test four new car carrier models that are longer than the current standard in China as part of a feasibility study for their introduction in the country. The study is subject to approval at this month’s CALA conference held in Beijing. ...

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    Carriers get creative in tough times


    With new car sales at their lowest point in decades in the US, finished vehicle logistics providers are looking outside their traditional business segments. Car transporter United Road, has grown in the used-vehicle market, in moving repossessions as well as “green” vehicles. Ro-ro carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is moving ...

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    Gefco receives new UK trailer fleet


    Lohr has provided Gefco with a fleet of ten car carrier trailers from its factory in Strasbourg, France that will enable more efficient vehicle transport from the company’s regional distribution centre in Corby, in the English Midlands. The Eurolohr 3.53 UK Hybrid trailers, which allow mixed loads for up to ...

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    India's truck strike hits auto sector


    The recent announcement that Indian carmakers are seeking to bolster their stagnating domestic sales with increased exports of finished vehicles faced an immediate problem last week as a nationwide trucker strike escalated to include port operatives and oil workers. The action, which lasted eight days, hit both the public and ...

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    United Road boosts customer offering with Autolog purchase


    Finished vehicle transporter United Road has bought fellow US carrier Autolog Auto Transport and expanded its national network with the addition of more than 100 pick-up and delivery locations. Autolog is credited as the company that introduced the transport of privately-owned vehicles and the acquisition will give its customers an ...