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  • InsideTrack

    Jaguar Land Rover signs contract with DHL’s Inside Track


    DHL Supply Chain has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover to provide specialised vehicle movements around the world. The logistics provider’s automotive sales and marketing services business, Inside Track, will manage the movement of around 10,000 finished vehicles by rail, air and sea freight. The vehicles include those used ...

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    Valencia ports see major rise in vehicle volumes


    The Spanish ports of Valencia and Sagunto, which are both administered by Valencia port authority are seeing a significant uptick in the volume of finished vehicle traffic they are handling, helped largely by the expansion of activity by Ford at its plant in nearby Almussafes. In recently released figures, the ...

  • Tristan_Balayn_3

    Speed and complexity is the name of the game for Gefco UK


    Economic growth in the UK and the success of the automotive sector over the last few years has brought some welcome challenges to the logistics providers operating there, few more so than Gefco UK. According to its managing director, Tristan Balayn (pictured), the country’s fast and sustained growth has required ...

  • Tegma_trucks

    GM forced to stop production in Brazil because of carrier dispute


    General Motors has been forced to halt production at its plant in Gravatai, Brazil because of a dispute with its outbound transport providers Tegma and Transzero over freight costs. The carriers are reported to have stopped picking up vehicles made at the plant forcing it to stop output. However, Tegma ...

  • UP_CARHauler

    ShipCarsNow joins forces with Ready Auto Transport


    ShipCarsNow, the US-based multimodal vehicle transport subsidiary of rail provider Union Pacific, has signed a business alliance agreement with Ready Auto Transport, which provides transport and logistics services to the automotive remarketing industry. Together the companies will provide a combination of truck and rail transport that they said would provide ...

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    Panama Canal to introduce revised toll structure next year


    The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has been given the go ahead by the government to modify the toll structure charged to vessels using the canal. From April 2016, a more bespoke system will apply charges according to the level of utilisation and cargo type along the majority of its segments. ...

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    Volvo picks Charleston for first US plant citing logistics benefits


    Volvo Cars has chosen Berkley County in South Carolina as the place for its first US production facility, citing the location’s access to international ports and infrastructure as one of the influences on its decision. The carmaker also pointed to the area’s well-trained workforce, good investment environment and experience in ...

  • BLG_railwagons

    VTG signs agreement with BLG AutoRail for car movements


    VTG Rail Logistics has signed a contract with BLG AutoRail that will build on vehicle transport services the two have been running between the Czech Republic and Belgium since December last year. All prior moves have been made on a pre-contract basis. VTG is moving three trains a week each ...

  • PortDerince_vehicles

    Ro-ro fees hit the roof following privatisation at port of Derince


    Usage fees for ro-ro operators at Turkey’s busiest vehicle handling port at Derince increased by 450% last month following the privatisation of the port and the beginning of operations under the winners of the contract, Safi Katı Yakıt Sanayi, Ticaret. Safi won the tender issued last June by the owners ...

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    Renault Avtoframos to export Duster SUV to Vietnam


    Renault-Nissan has said it will launch the duty-free export of the Duster SUV to Vietnam from its Avtoframos facility, near the Russian capital Moscow, within the next two years. Preliminary estimates suggest the carmaker will export between 15,000-20,000 vehicles there a year. The company has also said it will launch ...

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    Ceva widens its footprint for automotive in Australia and NZ


    Ceva Logistics is building a new 166,000 sq.m facility at Truganina, west of Melbourne, that will provide services for the automotive sector, including for the handling of finished vehicles. It is the largest Ceva facility in Australia and is being described by the company as a ‘super site’. The company ...

  • Auf der Schiene zum Kunden

    Strike action to hit DB rail freight for a week


    Germany has once again been hit by strike action taken by the German train drivers union, GDL. The strike, which began on Monday this week, has affected services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker and will continue until Sunday. Passenger services will also be affected. The GDL is taking ...

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    First vessel laden with VWs arrives at Jaxport


    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 ...

  • Mitsui_HandH

    MOL orders fuel efficient car carriers with more flexible decks


    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has ordered four car carrying vessels from Japan’s Minaminippon Shipbuilding for delivery in 2017 and 2018. Each vessel is almost 200m in length and will be able to carry 6,800 car equivalent units (CEUs) across 14 decks. The company said the newly designed liftable decks, of ...

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    GDL strike hits German rail freight services


    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 ...

  • BMW WWL Galveston VCP groundbreaking

    BMW and WWL officially break ground on VPC at port of Galveston


    BMW WWL Galveston VCP groundbreaking Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has officially broken ground on a vehicle distribution centre at the port of Galveston in Texas. The company’s Vehicle Services Americas division (WWL VSA) is building the facility to handle BMW and Mini shipments to the southeastern part ...

  • MarcBrazeau_FCA

    Brazeau takes up role as head of worldwide vehicle transportation at FCA


    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 consultancy AlixPartners, ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco

    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia


    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 ...

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    WWL launches second HERO vessel


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has launched its second post-panamax vessel, which has capacity for 8,000 car equivalent units (CEUs). Called the Thalatta , the vessel is described by WWL as a High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) vessel and joins the Thermopylae , which was launched in December last year. WWL is ...

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    Honda shifts Accord hybrid production from US to Japan


    Amongst a number of changes to its North American production, American Honda has announced it is shifting assembly of the Accord hybrid from its US plant in Marysville, Ohio to the Sayama plant in Japan. In March this year the company sold a total of 948 hybrid versions of the ...