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  • Vlist_transport

    Van der Vlist makes high and heavy moves around Europe


    Specialist logistic and forwarding provider Van der Vlist has recently moved a number of Caterpillar material handling machines from the equipment maker’s production facility in Northern Ireland to Van der Vlist’s storage facility in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Van der Vlist uses its facility near the port as a Caterpillar distribution centre, ...

  • VinaStarHQ

    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing


    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country.Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market to ...

  • ChuckKendig

    Chuck Kendig takes over vehicle logistics role at American Honda


    Following the news that Dennis Manns has moved to take up a new role at American Honda as vice-president of dealer development, it has been revealed that Chuck Kendig (pictured) has stepped into the vacant role and will now be assistant vice-president (AVP) of sales and production planning, logistics.According to ...

  • JackCooperC_side1

    Car haulers amongst fastest-growing trucking companies in US


    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 list ...

  • Andersson_AvtoVaz

    Bo’s call for increase in Russian import tariffs not likely say experts


    At a recent Russian Engineering Union committee meeting, Bo Andersson, president of domestic carmaker AvtoVaz (pictured), said that import duties on foreign brands were still too low, despite the increases Russia has imposed to protect local production."We have to prepare protectionist proposals for the Russian government. As a foreigner, I ...

  • RORO-KhaliaPort

    Abu Dhabi moves ro-ro traffic from Zayad to Khalifa port


    Abu Dhabi Ports, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has moved all ro-ro cargo, including finished vehicles and high and heavy equipment, to the new Khalifa port ro-ro hub. Ro-ro traffic was handled at Zayed port, which provided capacity for 132,000 vehicle units per year, but ...

  • Vauxhall_badge

    Paragon extends relationship with Vauxhall


    Paragon, a leading UK supplier of end-of-life and PDI services for the car industry, has extended its contract with GM’s Vauxhall division for the refurbishment of more than 30,000 ex-fleet vehicles a year.The extension of the contract will also see it handling vehicle deliveries out of its Corby site in ...

  • Ford_Sanand_opening

    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch


    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

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    Honda begins Mexican exports of HR-V through Lázaro Cardenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cardenas on the Pacific coast has received the first rail shipment of new Honda HR-V vehicles, which are being made at the carmaker’s plant in Celaya. The compact SUVs are for export to the US and will form a regular monthly volume through the port ...

  • HalifaxPortbackup

    Ice storm buries vehicles at CN auto terminal in Nova Scotia


    Winter conditions are continuing to hamper vehicle processing on the North American East Coast, with the latest snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, operated by Canadian National Railway (CN), which handles European finished vehicle deliveries at the port of Halifax.The harsh conditions, which have ...

  • Adampol_Fiat500

    Adampol helps with spot shipments of Fiat 500 to UK


    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 capacity ...

  • Altan Aytac (2)

    Aytaç moves to aftermarket role at Turkish joint venture Tofas


    Altan Aytaç (left) has moved from his role as supply chain director at Turkish carmaker, Tofas, to take up a new role as director of aftersales and spare parts.Aytaç joined Tofas, which is a joint venture between Fiat and Koç Group, back in 1992 and was initially part of the ...

  • HUM - 2012 Civic Production

    Honda UK to become global hub for Civic; CR-V production moves to Canada


    Honda has said its production plant in Swindon, UK, will become a global production hub for the next generation Civic five-door model, with exports to wider Europe and other unspecified global markets.Honda is dedicating the plant to Civic production, including the Tourer and Type R, but is shifting the assembly ...

  • PCMA_Rus

    PCMA Rus plant will halt output in April; Peugeot Citroën Rus restructures


    PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Mitsubishi Motors in Russia – PCMA Rus – has said it will idle production at its plant in Kaluga because of poor sales in the country. The decision follows similar moves by VW announced last week.It also follows last year’s decision by PSA to cancel ...

  • AutoportVehnet

    Turkey’s Autoport finally recommences operations


    Turkey’s Autoport terminal, which is located at Yeniköy in the northeast Kocaeli region, has recommenced operations following an 18-month suspension of services at the port.Autoport was the first purpose-built car handling terminal in Turkey when it opened in 2008 but it was forced to suspend operations in September 2013 following ...

  • Mosolf_Automotive_Railway

    Mosolf Automotive Railway adds more cars


    Mosolf Automotive Railway (MAR) is adding 100 open rail wagons to its fleet to facilitate more vehicles to be transported by rail.Since March 2015 the wagons have been leased by rail car leasing company Touax, but will become the property of MAR in 2016.The additional wagons mean MAR now has ...

  • Article

    Mind the sulphur gap


    WWL’s global head of environment, Roger Strevens (left) warns that shipping lines and cargo owners risk falling into a trap if they fail to look over the horizon when adjusting fuel costs, as well as if they ignore proper enforcement of new sulphur emission control zonesOf all the scenarios that ...

  • Ashok Leyland trucks car carrier

    On board for progress


    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 storage at ...

  • Durban_auto_terminal

    TPT slaps 9% tariff increase on South African carmakers


    South African terminal operator, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), has announced it will increase tariffs for automotive cargo by almost double the average approved by the country’s port regulator, which stands at 4.8%. The latest increase follows a similar increase of 9.25% last year.The tariffs, which will come into affect at ...

  • 300C_006

    FCA phases out Chrysler supply to the UK


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed it is ending sales of Chrysler vehicles in the UK, which includes the Chrysler 300 and Grand Voyager. It will also end sales of the Ypsilon luxury supermini in 2017. Sales of the Delta hatchback ended last year. Sales of Chrysler brand vehicles dropped ...