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    Ocean Exchange launches sixth annual sustainability competition

    2016-03-30T12:36:31Z

    The Ocean Exchange has announced the launch of its sixth annual global sustainability competition . The international advocate group, which seeks to promote sustainable environmental and economic shipping and logistics innovations, said the theme for this year’s event was ‘Translating sustainability into value’. The review panel will be looking for ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

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    Car Delivery Network announces ePOD dealer portal

    2016-03-23T11:46:46Z

    Car Delivery Network (CDN), which provides electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) applications for outbound finished vehicle movements, has built a free industry application for the dealer network that simplifies the storage and availability of vehicle delivery information. The latest application, called VinDispatch, is an open industry portal where any dealer ...

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    Paragon using RFID system at Immingham facility

    2016-03-22T12:34:18Z

    UK finished vehicle logistics provider Paragon Automotive has rolled out an RFID system at the car handling facility it manages near the port of Immingham, which it expects to result in “significant cost savings and service-enhancing benefits”. As mentioned at the official launch of the facility in January this year, ...

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    Glovis Europe goes short-sea for Hyundai and Kia exports to Spain

    2016-03-22T12:30:37Z

    Hyundai Glovis’s division in Europe has begun using a short-sea route from Slovenia to Spain for the export of vehicles made at Hyundai-Kia’s production plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Previously the logistics provider moved the volumes, which add up to 50,000 vehicles a year, over land. Following a ...

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    The progress and possibilities of ePOD

    2016-03-22T12:11:17Z

    Though it has been around for a while, the vehicle logistics world is only just beginning to catch on to the potential of ePOD, especially in North America, where mandates and standards are setting the course Paperless transactions have been ubiquitous in the transfer of goods and services for more ...

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    GM includes logistics providers in global supplier awards

    2016-03-14T16:05:15Z

    At its 24th Supplier of the Year awards, General Motors recognised 12 logistics providers in its list of 110 companies that have gone “above and beyond GM’s requirements” in providing services through 2015. The award ceremony was held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. The number of companies recognised ...

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    Russian carmakers set to create new assembly hub in Egypt

    2016-03-09T16:21:59Z

    A preliminary agreement has been reached with the Russian authorities for the creation of a new industrial park in Egypt, where several countries’ carmakers will be invited to assemble vehicles. According to deputy head of Russian Industry and Trade, Georgy Kalmanov, the park will initially accommodate Russian OEMs including Gaz, ...

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    Exports soar but production plummets in Brazil

    2016-03-09T14:51:28Z

    Brazilian finished vehicle exports have risen dramatically so far this year, according to the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). In February, 36,400 light vehicles, trucks and buses were exported – up 16.7% on the corresponding period in 2015 and up 53.1% on January. For the first two months ...

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    Britain better in the EU, say carmakers and suppliers

    2016-03-09T12:35:16Z

    Senior executives from carmakers and tier suppliers have called for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), ahead of the nation’s referendum on the issue on June 23rd. Speaking at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London last week, BMW board member Dr Ian Robertson ...

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    India about to pass standard length for car transporters

    2016-03-09T10:15:52Z

    [Updated March 11th] India’s Ministry of Transport is on the verge of passing a new ruling that would make the maximum standard length for car transporters on the country’s roads 18.75 metres. In a letter seen by Automotive Logistics this week, Abhay Damle, joint secretary of the Indian government's ...

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    Tofas to export sedan to Mexico rebadged as Dodge Neon

    2016-03-08T17:20:04Z

    Turkish carmaker Tofas, the joint venture between Koç Holding and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is to export its sedan, known as the Fiat Tipo in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, to Mexico, where it will be rebadged as a Dodge Neon. The vehicle is known as the Aegea ...

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    Indian Railways launches auto rail hub in Chennai as part of wider rail freight plans

    2016-03-02T11:22:51Z

    [Updated 3rd March] Indian Railways has inaugurated its first common user finished vehicle rail hub at Walajabad station, in Chennai in the south of India, close to a cluster of assembly plants. The hub is part of the Indian government’s plan to increase the movement of vehicles by rail ...

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    Ocean carriers fined $520,000 by Federal Maritime Commission

    2016-02-24T13:09:30Z

    [Updated 29th February] Last week the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it had collected $520,000 in civil penalty payments from five ocean carriers, including Volkswagen Konzernlogistiks (Group Logistics), which provides ro-ro services for new and used vehicles, and other rolling stock. The other companies involved were Orient Star ...

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    Subaru expanding Lafayette plant, with logistics support from WWL

    2016-02-24T12:04:44Z

    Subaru of America’s latest $140m investment to expand its facility in Lafayette, Indiana, which is underway and due for completion next year, will increase annual capacity by 100,000 units to 450,000. To support the increase in outbound volumes, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has just announced it will double its workforce ...

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    Blockade in Ukraine adds to transport problems between Europe and Russia

    2016-02-23T12:59:09Z

    The disruption to road freight shipments of cars and components between Russia and Europe has been exacerbated, with a recent blockade of trucks organised in Ukraine. According to Russia’s Tass news agency, Ukrainian radicals in the Transcarpathian region announced an open-ended action to block the transit of Russian trucks ...

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    Hyundai opts for Indian coastal service but ro-ro rates are prohibitive

    2016-02-23T09:57:44Z

    Hyundai has started using a new short-sea coastal service set up by Link Shipping and Management Systems for the transport of vehicles in India between the ports of Chennai on the south east coast, and Pipavav on the north west. However, high port fees are dissuading more shipping lines from ...

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    Adampol starts operations at Naberezhnye Chelny for Ford Sollers

    2016-02-22T09:48:12Z

    Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol, has started volume operations at a 6-hectare distribution compound adjacent to the Ford Sollers' plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The services are being carried out through its Russian division Vectura. The compound, which represents an investment of more than €3m ($3.3m) by Adampol, is ...

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    Mexico fines VW for import certificate violation

    2016-02-17T12:56:45Z

    Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) has slapped VW Group with a fine of 168m pesos ($8.9m) for importing vehicles to the country without the proper environmental certificates governing carbon emissions and noise. The fine applied to almost 45,500 vehicles, including those of the Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat and ...

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    Eukor increases Barcelona calls with service to North American and Far East

    2016-02-15T17:13:18Z

    The Eukor Car Carrier shipping line and its Spanish agent Agencia Marítima Española Evge have announced that they are to reinforce the number of calls being made in the port of Barcelona. Henceforth, a new service, NAME, will link the port to both North America and the Far East, considerably ...