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T&T Salvage to remove wreck of Hyundai Glovis car carrier

2020-01-13T16:04:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

The Unified Command (UC), charged with overseeing removal of the wreck of overturned car carrier Golden Ray from near the US port of Brunswick, Georgia, has chosen T&T Salvage of Texas to carry out the task…


Geodis starts direct airfreight service between Hong Kong and Mexico

2019-11-11T12:55:00+00:00By Barry Cross

Geodis was in talks with a number of carmakers and tier one providers following the launch of a new expedited air service between Hong Kong and China that will support emergercy parts shipments, including for batteries


Typhoon forces Subaru to halt production at Gunma

2019-10-22T14:55:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese OEM Subaru has suspended production for around a week at its Gunma assembly plant because parts suppliers suffered flooding and other damage as Typhoon Hagibis passed through the country.


Catalan protests disrupt car assembly and port activity in Barcelona

2019-10-22T09:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Protests and strike action in the Catalan region of Spain stopped production at Seat’s Martorell factory near Barcelona last week and affected activity at the port of Barcelona, as well as the airports and roads.


On-board courier Chapman Freeborn expands into California

2019-10-09T11:19:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Chapman Freeborn OBC has added an office in Los Angeles, California, to its global network to provide dedicated support to automotive customers in the US.


Spate of violent attacks against trucks in South Africa threatens automotive industry

2019-07-09T15:44:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

South African truckers will hold a ‘Black Friday’ protest on July 12 to highlight a series of attacks across the country that has destroyed hundreds of vehicles and left dozens dead and injured.

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Nationwide: First port of call for damage repair

2019-04-05T10:38:00+01:00By Nationwide Auto Services

The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule


Little takes over as MD at Evolution Time Critical

2019-03-20T10:08:02+00:00By Marcus Williams

Graham Little (pictured) has taken over as MD at emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical, replacing Brad Brennan, who is moving to join a newly-formed advisory board set up by Evolution’s parent company, Metro Supply Chain Group, on April 1. The Canadian third-party logistics provider acquired Evolution Time Critical back ...

Standing up to risk

2019-02-06T16:00:00+00:00By Victoria Johns


Gefco launches mission control for urgent deliveries

2019-02-04T17:06:21+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated mission control centre in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, to manage emergency shipments worldwide within its freight forwarding business line.

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Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched


Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe.


Over 1,000 cars destroyed in Savona port blaze

2018-11-01T15:32:18+00:00By Marcus Williams

More than 1,000 vehicles were destroyed or damaged at the Italian port of Savona last week as storm flooding of the port’s automotive terminal triggered a fire that swept through the storage yard.

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Testing times

2018-10-16T13:11:19+01:00By Marcus Williams

The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing ...


Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

2018-07-10T15:52:08+01:00By Marcus Williams

Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers.


Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

2018-06-12T21:30:37+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out a total ...


Ford restarts production after Meridian fire

2018-05-22T10:07:07+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford has resumed production of the F-150 and Super Duty pick-up trucks at its facilities in the US, following inbound supply chain disruption caused by a fire at its components supplier Meridian Magnesium Products earlier this month.


Navigating uncharted waters

2018-04-17T02:01:46+01:00By Jonathan Ward

The real-world impact on Maersk’s business was immediate. A number of port terminals operated by the group’s APM Terminals division were forced to close, and when they reopened, staff had to do their best to manage operations the old-fashioned way: using pens and paper.

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JCB adopts Apex system for better inventory control

2018-04-16T23:34:24+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has adopted new software to better manage inventory at its main plant in Uttoxeter, UK.

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Finalists for Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 revealed

2018-04-11T14:51:08+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The shortlist of finalists for the inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe has been revealed, with 73 entries competing in 14 different categories. The shortlist forms a cross-section of the industry’s leading carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers (see the full list of finalists here).

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Graham Little takes up new role at Evolution Time Critical

2018-04-09T14:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Graham Little has been promoted to deputy managing director at Evolution Time Critical, the emergency logistics provider. He moves from his role as head of business development at the company. Little joined Evolution Time Critical in 2007.