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    Ewals uses multimodal trailer to solve tyre deliveries by rail


    Transport provider, Ewals Cargo Care, is using its intermodal Mega Huckepack XLS curtain-sided trailer to ship vehicle tyres by truck and rail between Bettembourg in Luxembourg and Le Boulou in the South of France. It is the first time that tyres have been shipped in curtained trailers by rail according ...

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    Stanger moves to newly created role at Paragon Automotive


    Paragon Automotive, which provides logistics services for new and used cars in the UK, has appointed Steve Stanger to a newly created role as head of planning, technical and special projects.Stanger moves from his role at Paragon as group operations director and the company is now in the process of ...

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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing


    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain


    Toyota’s unique ‘two-tier’ supply chain in North America is designed to smooth distribution and ensure fast, uninterrupted supply to dealers, distributors and export marketsThe view outside the Toyota parts centre in Ontario, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, is pure California. Palm trees line the road in either direction and ...

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    American vistas of the Toyota way: A report in five parts


    As Toyota’s largest global market, maintaining a fast, reliable supply of service parts and accessories across North America is critical to the carmaker’s business model. Spare parts sales add incremental profit to dealers and to Toyota alike, while their availability is essential to the company’s brand promise, from supporting vehicle ...


    Growth and agreement in South-east Asia


    With the imminent introduction of a new regional trade agreement, the logistics challenges posed by difficult border crossings and the ASEAN region’s island geography could ease as investments in services increase Despite some setbacks, vehicle production is expected to grow further in South-East Asia as part of wider economic growth ...

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    Gefco marks 30 years in Spain; announces management change


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco celebrated 30 years of business in Spain earlier this month. The event coincided with the announcement that Julián Navarro has replaced Dulsé Díaz as Gefco Spain's new managing director, following the latter’s retirement. Navarro joined Gefco in 1988 and managed the company's subsidiaries in Argentina ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    Demand for Hellcat forces FCA to temporarily restrict orders


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that it has had to temporarily restrict orders for its 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models because of unprecedented demand. “Dodge has received more than 9,000 orders since ordering opened in September of last year, and the company has delivered more than 2,200 ...

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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener


    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept


    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution. CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that ...

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    Europe conference: JLR will use telematics to manage vehicle logistics


    Telematics – the long range transmission of vehicle performance data – is driving a transformation in the finished vehicle supply chain, according to Jaguar Land Rover. Now the company is leading the way in the use of proprietary technology to improve the delivery of vehicles to the dealerships, according to ...

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    Hyundai Glovis completes Adampol purchase


    Hyundai Glovis has completed its purchase of a 70% controlling stake in Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol. As reported last November , the Korean logistics provider signed an agreement to take over Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time. That agreement ...

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    Carlson invests in 3G cameras for car carrier fleet


    UK finished vehicle carrier Carlson Vehicle Transfer has equipped 65 of its car transporters with 3G surveillance cameras from Intelligent Telematics in an effort to minimise insurance costs, reduce accidents and facilitate driver training. The IT1000 forward-facing camera will capture and provide immediate access to footage of any road collisions, ...

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    Japan Post to buy Toll Holdings for $5.2 billion


    Supply chain provider Toll Holdings is being bought out by Japan Post for $5.2 billion. Toll, which is one of the largest independent providers in Asia Pacific, will be run as a division of the Japanese postal and logistics provider when the deal is complete in June, but will retain ...

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    VW adds Jaxport to its US ports of entry


    Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has announced that it will begin using the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in Florida in May this year as its main port of entry for the delivery of vehicles to the south-eastern region of the US. Under an initial five-year contract the carmaker said it ...

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    Mosolf takes supply chain prize in FCA Qualitas awards


    Transport and logistics provider, Horst Mosolf, has taken the Qualitas award for Supply Chain/Logistics Supplier of the Year at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Supplier Awards. The award was one of 18 given out by FCA at the Supplier Qualitas Convention, which was held recently in Turin, Italy, and hosted ...

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    Bibby Distribution appoints Hecht as managing director


    UK logistics and supply chain company, Bibby Distribution has appointed Oliever Hecht as its new managing director. Hecht brings more than 20 years of experience in pan-European logistics and supply chain consultancy to his position, having most recently worked as managing partner of Berlin-based U-Net supply chain consultancy, and previously ...

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    Ceva warehouse at Gdynia port will support automotive supply


    Ceva Logistics, has opened a new, multi-purpose warehouse next to the port of Gdynia in Poland. The contract logistics and freight management provider said the facility would help to strengthen customers’ supply chains via Gdynia, and other Baltic ports, to global destinations. Ceva is aiming to support automotive, industrial and ...

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    Hungary’s anti-VAT fraud regulations causing concern for auto sector


    Hungary’s introduction of mandatory regulations designed to combat VAT fraud in the movement of freight by road is causing concern in the wider European automotive sector because of the level of bureaucracy involved in its application. While the government’s efforts to tackle VAT fraud are welcomed, some are concerned that ...