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    ECG column: Still all to play for


    With so many questions unanswered regarding sulphur emission regulation changes and final talks over EU trailer lengths still to come, the ECG president calls for action and engagement from everyone with a vested interest.As we head into the final quarter of 2014, you might be reflecting on what a surprising ...

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    General Motors: waste not, want not


    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo, left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain.When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job came with ...


    Lohr builds first CTM prototype for the European market


    Further to the announcement made earlier this year that Lohr Industries has signed a partnership agreement with Convertible Trailer Manufacturers Worldwide (CTM), the French equipment maker has built its first prototype convertible trailer and will be marketing it to the transport industry over the coming months, including at the IAA ...

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    Norfolk Southern train derails with vehicle cargo


    A Norfolk Southern train carrying finished vehicles eastwards between Ohio and Delaware in the US has derailed, damaging at least 200 units.The rail provider is working with the Federal Railroad Administration to discover the cause of the incident which saw 17 rail wagons leave the tracks on Saturday (20th), nine ...

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    Dressing for a hot market in a cold network


    The 15th annual Automotive Logistics Global conference, held at the MGM Grand in downtown Detroit, brought senior OEM, tier supplier and logistics provider executives to discuss ways of coping with the current growth and changes across the North American network. Most anticipated growing complexity, an increasingly important Mexico, and the ...

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    Global conference: pressure is on for outbound innovation


    “The enterprise that doesn’t innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change, such as the present, the decline will be fast.” So said the management consultant Peter Drucker, and it should be a warning to the finished vehicle sector, according to Kirk Williams, president of car haulier ...

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    Gefco seals outbound deal with Jaguar Land Rover


    Jaguar Land Rover has signed a new outbound contract with logistics and transport provider Gefco for the movement of Range Rovers from its UK production plants to ports of exit. According to Gefco the new deal follows a review by Jaguar Land Rover of its domestic carriers.To support the contract ...

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    STVA appoints Floret as chairman of management board


    Jean-Michel Floret has been appointed chairman of the Management Board at STVA, the subsidiary of French rail freight and logistics provider SNCF Geodis, which provides transport services for the finished vehicle sector. He is managing director of the company.Jean-Michel Floret started his career within the SNCF Group as a branch ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference


    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January.Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as OEMs ...

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    Exports of German cars to Russia is falling


    During the first seven months of 2014, supplies of German-made vehicles and parts to Russia have dropped by more than 24% year-on-year, according to the Association of European Businesses (AEB). Russian experts have said that imports are falling following the overall drop in sales in the Russian car market, especially ...

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    Steady makes a Subaru


    Subaru has doubled sales in the US over the past five years, by maintaining a well-planned, stable scheduling and logistics flow. Its top logistics team talks in depth about the carmaker's strategy for current and future growthSubaru has been on a tear for the last seven, tumultuous years in the ...

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    Livorno port to benefit from Grimaldi and Fremura investment


    Despite the current economic situation in southern Europe, and low vehicle sales in Italy, the Italian port of Livorno is set to grow thanks to new investment. Italian maritime groups Grimaldi and Fremura have announced joint investment at the port, with an aim of strengthening terminal ...

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    Belle Rolfo confident with latest Ego design


    Car trailer manufacturing joint venture, Belle Rolfo, recently revealed the latest version of its Ego 11-car transporter at an event held in Warwick in the UK. Along with the latest trailer innovations, the joint venture also highlighted the advantages of the new Volvo FM Euro 6 tractor that is being ...

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    Gefco handles inland vehicle deliveries in China for Volkswagen


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco is now distributing imported vehicles for the Skoda and Volkswagen brands following a contract it signed with the German carmaker this year.The company’s Asia division is receiving vehicles from the ports of Shanghai and Tianjin, located in the east of the country, and transporting them ...

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    BMW celebrates double milestone at Mini Oxford plant


    BMW’s Mini division has reached an export milestone from the UK of 2m vehicles this week, 13 years after the brand was relaunched in 2001. At the same time the company reported that the three millionth vehicle has come off the production line at the Oxford plant in the UK. ...

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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim


    In what is being described as an industry first, Volvo Cars is working with automotive fleet services provider Manheim on a common international platform for inventory management and the wholesaling of used vehicles to its franchised dealers. According to Manheim the platform will enable the Swedish car manufacturer to introduce ...

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    Horizon Lines makes Rubin permanent CEO and president


    US domestic ocean forwarder, Horizon Lines, has elected Steven Rubin as its permanent president and CEO. Rubin was has been filling the roles on an interim basis for the past two months. He is also director of the company, a position to which he was appointed in 2011.“Throughout this interim ...

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    On the right path


    With foreign investment and favourable legislation, Nigeria could spring from automotive stagnation to overtake South Africa as the continent’s lead car manufacturing country. But the supply chain will be a major challenge.Nigeria’s once thriving domestic car assembly industry may be soon be reborn after years of stagnation nearly brought it ...

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    Kia to build Mexico plant and tackle global supply shortage


    Kia has become the latest carmaker to set up production in Mexico with the announcement it will start work this month on a $1 billion facility in Monterrey in the northeast of the country. The carmaker stated that it expects the plant to play a major role in alleviating current ...

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    Sical announces withdrawal from Ennore port joint venture


    Indian logistics provider Sical Logistics is withdrawing from its joint venture in Ennore Automotive Logistics, which manages vehicle exports at Ennore Port near Chennai, including those for Honda, Nissan and Toyota.Sical Logistics holds a 40.92% stake in the venture, which also includes Mitsui OSK Lines and was set up in ...