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    Penske Logistics completes Transfreight buyout

    2015-05-11T11:51:18Z

    Following the announcement in March that Penske Logistics was buying Transfreight North America , the company confirmed this week that the deal had been completed. Transfreight’s name will now be changed to Penske Logistics. Penske Logistics bought the North American 3PL from Mitsui & Co for an undisclosed sum. Transfreight ...

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    First vessel laden with VWs arrives at Jaxport

    2015-04-29T16:32:28Z

    Following the news that Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has added the Jacksonville (Jaxport) to its entry ports for distribution of vehicles in the US Southeast , today (29 April) saw the first vessel arrive at the port loaded with VW Group passenger cars. A spokesperson for VWoA confirmed that ...

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    XPO Logistics in deal to buy out Norbert Dentressangle

    2015-04-29T10:36:55Z

    US-based third party logistics provider, XPO Logistics, has entered into an agreement to buy Norbert Dentressangle, one of Europe’s main transport, forwarding and contract logistics providers, for $3.53 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2015, is estimated to increase XPO’s revenue to approximately ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • Ford Telematics Satellite View
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    Ford launches fleet telematics system in UK with Telogis

    2015-04-14T13:50:49Z

    Ford is launching a real-time fleet telematics system in the UK with its technology provider Telogis for the carmaker’s commercial customers. Ford Telematics uses real-time information from Ford vehicles to give businesses insight into vehicle location, driver behaviour and fuel consumption, amongst more comprehensive data. Announcing the technology at this ...

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    Toyota part 5: take me to the water

    2015-04-10T12:01:20Z

    In the conclusion to this five part series on Toyota's North American service parts distribution, the company reveals how applying the Japanese principle of Genchi Genbutsu helped the carmaker to manage through recent labour disputes at the port of Long Beach An example of how TPS principles characterise business ...

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    Car haulers amongst fastest-growing trucking companies in US

    2015-04-08T16:03:55Z

    Car haulers, Jack Cooper Transport and United Road Service, were among the fastest growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest US trucking firms, drawn up for the Journal of Commerce (JOC) by SJ Consulting Group. According to the results, Jack Cooper Transport, which is number 26 on the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    ECG column: a decision made

    2015-04-02T12:00:31Z

    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (pictured with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel, far left) weighs up the effect of the EU’s trailer length compromise on vehicle logistics, with an eye on a future review dateIn my last column, written early December 2014, I noted the likelihood that the legislative process of the revision ...

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    Adampol helps with spot shipments of Fiat 500 to UK

    2015-03-31T17:33:57Z

    Polish vehicle carrier Adampol has stepped in to help Grimaldi with the delivery of Fiat 500 volumes moving between Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA’s) plant in Tychy and dealers in the UK. The additional service was needed because of a peak in production at the Tychy plant according to Grimaldi. Additional ...

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    Toyota part 3: On time, any time, all of the time

    2015-03-30T12:02:45Z

    Run with the precision of its famed production system, transport management forms the backbone of Toyota’s service parts distribution, with daily, multimodal services, and strong controls over expedited freight Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO) division manages a complex set of transport flows designed to allow for the latest possible ...

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    Toyota part 3: Reverse opportunities

    2015-03-30T12:01:10Z

    Toyota is exploring options for integrating remanufactured and recycled parts into its logistics network. Along with dealer distribution, NAPO is responsible for reverse logistics for the return of packaging modules, as well as collecting dealer part returns. However, with the growth in hybrid vehicles, Neil Swartz and his team are ...

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    Toyota part 3: In-house quality applications

    2015-03-30T12:00:01Z

    Toyota is using its in-house truck fleet for service parts distribution as a competitive advantage, while also trialling innovations including a new smartphone app for drivers Toyota is fairly unique in having its own in-house fleet of trucks for parts distribution. Toyota Quality Parts Express serves major routes out of ...

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    Maintaining the flow

    2015-03-30T11:23:50Z

    What are OEMs, claims managers and repair specialists doing to prevent damaged vehicles from damaging profits and customer confidence? Despite the best efforts of carmakers and their logistics providers, and despite vehicles arriving in perfect condition most of the time – up to 99.75% for some OEMs – there will ...

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    On board for progress

    2015-03-27T12:36:18Z

    Ashok Leyland’s head of vehicle distribution, Chandrakant Mishra reveals how the OEM is trying to maximise its outbound logistics efficiency as much as the Indian landscape will allow. Unpaved and congested roads; long queues of vehicles waiting at state borders to pay various tolls and taxes; limited handling and ...

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    Apps and logistics: Taking it all in hand

    2015-03-25T12:01:17Z

    Smartphone apps are increasingly being used in areas such as track-and-trace, damage reporting and claims, as well as compliance issuesWith the growth of e-commerce, customers are increasingly accustomed to using their smartphones not only to buy products, but also track delivery right to their door. The ubiquitous rise of Uber, ...

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    BMW to use 40-ton electric truck for inbound deliveries to Munich plant

    2015-03-24T15:47:31Z

    BMW has announced it will be the first carmaker to use a 40-ton truck powered purely by electric to deliver inbound parts. The carmaker has established a partnership with German logistics provider Scherm Group on a pilot project that will see the electric truck deliver material to the BMW Munich ...