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  • Gefco_Algeria

    Gefco targets automotive in Algeria


    Gefco is expanding its North African network by establishing itself in Algeria and targeting services for the automotive and energy sectors.The transport and logistics provider said the Algerian automotive sector was growing rapidly, with sales of new vehicles reaching 423,000 units in 2013, up more than 20% compared to 2012. ...

  • Audi Hungaria_Motorenlager

    Audi special report: Vorsprung durch Logistik


    Audi is a major profit and innovation centre for the entire Volkswagen Group – and that includes its logistics processes, systems and infrastructure. The company’s in-plant and inbound logistics in Europe have helped to maintain high volumes and product variety despite space constraints in factories and have set the standard for global expansion in China, Mexico and elsewhere.

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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy


    The concept of Liefertreue, or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured)

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    Ford switch helps Sagunto realise hub ambitions


    The Mediterranean port of Sagunto, which is managed by the Valencia port authority, finally appears to have realised its potential as a Spanish hub port for finished vehicle volumes. Ford, which previously moved much of the output from the nearby Almusafes production plant through the port of Valencia, has announced ...


    Acumen buys Stobart’s enclosed vehicle carrier Enable


    UK-based transport and logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has bought Enable, the enclosed finished vehicle carrier, from Stobart Group. Enable, which was originally bought from car carrier Autologic by Stobart in 2012, will now be rebranded as an Acumen Automotive Logistics division.Acumen has relocated Enable’s staff and vehicles to its ...

  • ACMA

    Symbols for better days ahead


    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...

  • Alexei Ulukaev

    Russia considering vehicle exports to Iran


    Russia is working to conclude a number of contracts with Iran to launch the export of so-called non-primary goods, beginning with vehicles and certain types of equipment, according to the country’s economic development minister, Alexei Ulukaev (left). He said that, with the support of business, Russian authorities would look to ...

  • DB_Schenker_Barking Multimodal Euro-hub

    DB Schenker Rail UK invests in multimodal Euro hub development


    The UK division of DB Schenker Rail has announced the development of a multimodal European hub for the import and export of finished vehicles, which will be the only rail linked facility of its type in the country. It hub, which will initially have the capacity to handle 150,000 vehicles ...


    Indian government to overhaul road safety bill and integrate multimodal planning


    The Indian government has approved a draft bill that would overhaul much of its road safety legislation, while creating a central authority that would be responsible for planning multimodal logistics and improving road planning.Should the bill become law, as is likely, India could see more coordinated planning for its road ...

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    India Conference: Indian logistics cost a disadvantage versus China


    Ford intends to make India a global centre of excellence for small car production and export, with expectations to ship around 50% of its production volume from the country overseas. While the carmaker is seeing success, including strong demand for the Ford Ecosport both in India and for export demand, ...

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    Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant hits 5m led by export demand


    GM’s Vauxhall division in the UK has announced that its Ellesmere Port plant has manufactured its five-millionth vehicle in the shape of a red Astra hatchback. The plant is gearing up for the production of an all-new Astra later in 2015.Production at Ellesmere Port last year reached almost 73,500 ranking ...


    Kirchner suddenly resigns as CEO from UTi; Feitzinger steps into role


    Eric Kirchner (left) has resigned as CEO and member of the board of directors at UTi Worldwide. He has been replaced in the CEO role by Edward Feitzinger, who moves from his role as executive vice-president of Global Operations, which he has held since 2012. Feitzinger has been with the ...

  • PortSantander_web

    Ports benefit from increase in Spanish exports


    According to statistics released by the National Association of Automotive and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spanish vehicle exports were up in October, reaching more than 201,400 vehicles and equivalent to growth of almost 11%.The picture overall – from January to October – shows that more than 1.7m units were exported, up ...

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    Renault Trucks distributes latest range in Africa and Middle East


    Renault Trucks is extending the distribution of its latest trucks to Africa and the Middle East, including the C, D and K ranges, as it seeks to increase market share in the regions. The vehicles, which are being built at the truckmaker’s plants in Bourg en Bresse and Blainville in ...

  • Broekman_automotive

    Broekman sells automotive division to C.Ro Ports


    Broekman Group has announced the sale of its automotive division, including its car terminal at the port of Rotterdam, to ro-ro terminal operator C.Ro Ports for an undisclosed sum.Raymond Riemen, CEO of the Broekman Group, and Anton Las, managing director of C.Ro Ports, signed the agreement yesterday (Wednesday 3rd) to ...

  • BLG_new_cardeck

    BLG invests in car deck and rail infrastructure at Bremerhaven


    BLG Logistics, which provides ro-ro handling services at the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, is investing €20m ($31m) in a new multi-story parking deck at the auto terminal situated at Bremerhaven Nordhafen. The additional terminal is being built as BLG anticipates vehicle handling to increase at the port following a ...

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    Latest AAR rail figures reveal auto gains in Mexico; Canada hit by weather


    Figures just published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ending November 22nd reveal that carloads of motor vehicles and parts shipped in Mexico are up 15.4% compared to the same week last year, with year-to-date results showing an 11% increase over the same period in 2013.Almost ...

  • AvtoVAZ

    AvtoVAZ to launch volume export of cars to Sweden in 2015


    From the beginning of 2015, Russian vehicle maker AvtoVAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Sweden in a bid to gain a foothold in the Scandinavian market over the next couple of years.The plans were announced at the Russian-Swedish Investment Forum, ‘Future projects: the path to innovation’, which was held recently ...

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    Improving the dotted line


    Many would characterise contracts between OEMs and vehicle logistics providers as being highly price focused and short term. But executives on both sides of the negotiating table are interested in agreeing terms that would encourage investment and deeper collaboration in the outbound supply chain. Many executives at finished vehicle logistics ...

  • Motorist drive along a snow covered Interstate-94 in Detroit

    Winter returns early to hit US automotive sector


    Threats of the level of disruption experienced by the US automotive sector last winter were renewed last week, with record snow and low temperatures coming early to all 50 states.The northeast of the US was hit particularly hard when massive snowfall put some dealers in Buffalo, NY, under seven feet ...