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    Global economic uncertainty hits UK exports in October


    The latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that exports of passenger vehicles made in the UK dropped by almost 11% in October to 116,165, against 130,263 for the same month last year. The figure follows an export drop of more than 8% from the ...

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    “K” Line vessel rescues yacht crew from Atlantic


    The crew of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), owned by Japanese ocean forwarder “K” Line, are reported to have rescued a crew of four yachtsman who were in difficulty in the Atlantic ocean following damage to their vessel’s rudder.The yachtsmen sent a distress signal to the Maritime Rescue ...

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    Daimler announces winners of European Carrier Awards 2014


    Daimler has announced the winners of its annual European Carrier Awards, which are given each year in recognition of the best performance provided by its outbound services suppliers.German transport provider, Ernst Frankenbach, was named best partner in the passenger car segment, while ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service), from the UK, was ...

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    Seat follows Dodge out of Russia


    Seat has stopped its imports to Russia after the ongoing fall in vehicle sales. A spokesperson for the Spanish OEM confirmed that the movement of vehicles in Russia has become unprofitable during the second half of 2014.Rumours that Seat was planning to stop sales in Russia first appeared several months ...

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    Belgian port workers strike disrupts automotive shipments


    Strike action by Belgian port workers disrupted shipments in and out of the country’s ports on Monday this week (November 24th), with significant disruption at the port of Antwerp, one of the top five largest vehicle handling ports in Europe. There was also disruption at the ports of Ghent and ...

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    Hyundai Glovis acquires European logistics assets with Adampol takeover


    Korean logistics provider Hyundai Glovis has signed an agreement to take over Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time.According to a statement attributed to Hyundai Glovis officials in an article from the Korea Herald, which Hyundai Glovis ...

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    WWL takes full control of Thai sales and customer service functions


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has revealed that it is bringing its sales and customer service operations in Thailand in house to “better coordinate its business in a growing market”. Those functions have been handled by Wilhelmsen Ship Service (WSS) for the past two decades. WWL said that the move should ...

  • Opening_rail

    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong


    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gatheringExecutives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes to ...

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    Vehicle exports on the increase in Spain


    According to the Spanish government the country's ports will handle a total of 2.5m finished vehicles in 2014, up 7% over 2013. The minister for public works, Ana Pastor Julián (left), said that next year ports would handle 2.7m units, equivalent to an increase of 8%.In the first seven months ...

  • Rubles and Euros

    Devaluation of ruble brings losses to importers in Russia


    Most OEMs in Russia have taken hits to their revenue figures due to the continued drop in the exchange value of the Russian ruble against the euro. The ruble has fallen 40% against the euro this year, with a 20% drop over the autumn.Market experts agree that the current situation ...

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    GMG thinks big for finished vehicle moves


    Malaysian automotive shipping and logistics provider Giga Maritime Group (GMG) has launched its first ro-ro vessel – the MV Grand Vision. The pure car truck carrier has a capacity of 5,040 units and will operate in the Malaysian domestic route as well as intra-Asian countries including Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.The ...

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    DPCA to handle Peugeot Citroën imports to China next year


    From the beginning of next year PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor will take over the vehicle import business that is currently being handled by the French carmaker’s office in Asia. Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) said the move is intended to integrate PSA’s vehicle distribution in ...

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    Tibbett Logistics sees increase in demand for intermodal services


    Tibbett Logistics has reported a substantial increase in the uptake of its intermodal logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe through 2014, with a 50% increase in container handling at its Bucharest International Rail Freight Terminal (BIRFT) in Romania compared to the same period last year.The company said that both ...

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    Enforcing the law in China could cripple vehicle carriers


    After years of routinely using trucks and trailers that exceed the official width and length requirements, the Chinese vehicle logistics industry could face a rude awakening after the central government toughens its enforcement of road safety rules, according to Zheng Yuqian, vice general manager at one of the country’s largest ...

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    APLL Vascor launches rail service for vehicle movements in India


    Transport and logistics providers APL Logistics and Vascor have launched a new rail service for finished vehicle movements in India.Called AutoLinx, the operation has been developed by APL’s joint venture with Vascor – APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor) – which is based in Delhi. The first train left Melpakkam, ...

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    Carmakers plan to relaunch deliveries in Crimea despite legal threat


    Russian automotive dealers have agreed with a number of carmakers to resume the supply of cars to Crimea despite promises from Ukraine authorities that any company or person conducting work with the annexed Russian region would be breaking the law.According to the CEO of local automotive dealer Autodel, Michael Smolyanov, ...

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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you


    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

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    It's export or die for UK car industry


    Looking at the pattern of production and trade in the UK car industry there was one straightforward message that came out of the automotive industry meeting held today (November 5th) by Nissan and Sunderland City Council in London – export or die.Presenting the report he was commissioned to write by ...

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    Santander upgrades to cope with increased vehicle traffic


    Finished vehicle traffic continues to rise at the northern Spanish port of Santander. In the first three quarters, it handled 264,852 units, equivalent to growth of just more than 20%, meaning it is on course to beat its 2005 record of 320,000 vehicles for the year as a whole.Indeed, for ...

  • Scanlog5

    Case study: the more the merrier for Volvo’s rail freight


    Volvo Group has recently turned to a logistics provider to sell excess rail capacity on routes between Europe and Sweden. The multi-party arrangement is an example of how consolidating freight across industries may support more efficient rail services.Transporting automotive material by rail is common for inter-plant movements, such as moving ...