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    ERL sets up on the Seine corridor


    Short-sea operator European Ro-Ro Lines (ERL) is enhancing its services for the transport of new and used passenger vehicles. A new French subsidiary will be based at the port of Le Havre – ERL France – in addition to the development of a new terminal at France’s largest river port ...

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    Groupe CAT invests €12m to support VW


    Transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has revealed that it will be investing more than €12m ($16.5m) in 100 car transporters for deployment in Europe by the end of this year. The move is part of the Vehicle Logistics division’s three-year development plan, which was rolled out in 2013. It ...

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    Gefco prepares global rollout of Loading Supervisor app


    Logistics and transport provider Gefco is preparing for the global deployment of its own iPad application, which has been designed in-house to facilitate the inspection of finished vehicle loading. The ‘Loading Supervisor’ application has been trialled in seven of the Gefco Group’s regional divisions – Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Poland, ...

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    MOL launches car carrier services from Mexico to US


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has launched services from the east and west coasts of Mexico to meet demand for vehicle exports from there to the US.On the East Coast, Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC) and World Logistics Service (USA), both divisions of MOL, are working together to provide a weekly ...

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    Car carrier collides with fishing vessel – three dead


    The ocean car carrier Baltic Breeze, which is chartered by UECC and Wallenius Marine Singapore (WMS), has collided with and sunk a fishing vessel approximately 1.5 nautical miles from the port of Vigo in Spain. Three of the crew of the Spanish fishing vessel have been reported dead with two ...

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    Gefco offers dealer swap service in Italy; expands Spanish rail offering


    Gefco has launched a vehicle transport service between car dealerships in Italy that it said would help minimise car stocks while also providing flexibility in meeting increases in demand across regions. The Dealer-to-Dealer (D2D) service started in March and will involve between 1,500-2,000 multi-brand dealerships across the country“The market is ...

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    Big moves for WWL ALS


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ high and heavy specialist division Abnormal Loads Services (ALS) has reported two recent moves of equipment.The company is currently transporting a Liebherr R984 hydraulic excavator from France to South Africa.WWL ALS arranged for road transport of the excavator, which it collected from Liebherr’s manufacturing plant in Colmar, ...

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    Toyota increases exports from Indonesia to Middle East


    Toyota’s production subsidiary in Indonesia – PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) – has officially launched the beginning of exports of the Vios sedan from its facility in Karawang to a number of Middle East markets, as well as Singapore. A ceremony was held this week to mark the occasion ...

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    Geely secures funding to double exports


    Chinese carmaker Geely has secured a $3.24 billion credit facility from the Export-Import Bank of China, which it intends to use mainly to double export sales to 40% over the next five years.As well as investment in new plants and dealers overseas the funds will be used to build up ...

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    Suzuki boosts Thai exports to Europe with production shift


    Suzuki will be expanding exports from it Rayong plant in Thailand this year following the production launch of its latest global compact passenger car, called the Celerio. The carmaker is shifting production for the latest model from its Maruti Suzuki subsidiary plant in Manesar, India.The Rayong plant opened in March ...

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    LSPs recognised at Irish Logistics and Transport Awards


    DHL Global Forwarding, DB Schenker and National Vehicle Distribution were among the winners at this year’s Irish Logistics and Transport Awards, held in Dublin on March 20th.The Awards involved 100 entries from companies with logistics and transport activity in Ireland competing across 18 award categories.DHL Global Forwarding took the award ...

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    Daimler Truck exports to Africa on the increase


    Daimler has doubled sales of the Fuso truck in Africa during the first two months of the year, based on finished vehicle exports from Japan and India.The company reported sales of 1,000 Fuso trucks during January and February and said that to maximise further growth potential it would be combining ...

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    APL Logistics Vascor orders three rakes for Indian FV service


    Third party logistics joint venture, APL Logistics Vascor Automotive, has placed orders with Indian freight car maker Texmaco Rail and Engineering for three rail rakes, with the first delivery expected in three months.Each rake comprises 27 wagons and is capable of carrying 300 vehicles. The company will use the trains ...

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    Höegh vessel returns to service after search for missing airliner


    Ocean transport provider Höegh Autoliners has returned its car carrier vessel St Petersburg on its normal commercial route after a week spent assisting in the search for the Malaysian Airlines 370 passenger plane that went missing on 8 March this year.The vessel was on its way from South Africa to ...

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    Lohr restructures Delavan business in North America


    Car carrier equipment maker Lohr Automotive is restructuring its business in North America. Operating through the Delavan brand, which it purchased in 1998, the company is terminating its 50:50 joint venture with Miller Industries, which it set up two years ago, and concentrating its main assembly activity for the region ...

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    Russia may ban imports of Volkswagen cars


    A Russian vehicle owners association is calling for a ban on the import of Volkswagen cars fitted with the DSG-7 transmission, which includes the Golf, Passat, Tiguan and Skoda Octavia, stating that the transmission is faulty and can result in traffic accidents. The carmaker also imports the transmission as part ...

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    JCB cuts logistics emissions by 16% with dual-fuel fleet


    British construction equipment manufacturer, JCB, has moved aggressively towards reducing emissions and fuel consumption in its supply chain, including the use of a dual-fuel carrier fleet and multimodal logistics. The company is already savings hundreds of thousands of pounds per year as a result, according to Joannes Van Osta (pictured), ...

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    European vehicle ports sail into the light


    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story...Top ten port tablesBremerhaven still leadsGrowth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on risePort figuresUK strong across the boardRouting and hub changes Volume by biggest regionsAlthough ...

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    OEMs should take advantage of ‘floating warehouse’


    Carmakers may not be able to avoid long shipping legs but they can reduce dwell time at ports through better planning across the supply chain. The timely and efficient rescheduling of labour at port-based vehicle processing centres (VPCs) and the prioritization of units is one of the main drivers towards ...

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    Healthier times ahead for Europe


    European vehicle production is heading towards higher capacity utilisation as factories close, models are localised and the new vehicle sales market finally starts to recover, according to PwC Autofacts. Continued growth in exports as well as complex material flows should also benefit automotive logistics providers, although the European market may ...