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    Formula E looking into electric commercial vehicles for on-site logistics

    2016-01-06T15:15:27Z

    Formula E has said that it plans to bring electric trucks and buses to manage its paddock activities. A British start-up company called Charge is working on an electric commercial vehicle that could be used to move cars, equipment, and people around the paddock at Formula E races – helping ...

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    Valencia frees up stevedoring market for finished vehicles

    2016-01-06T13:27:55Z

    The Valencia Port Authority in Spain has given the go ahead for the specialist finished vehicles handling facility, Valencia Terminal Europa (VTE), to use personnel not contracted to the port stevedoring company Sevasa-Sagep, during the loading and unloading of Ro Ro vessels. In future, VTE will use its own staff ...

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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases

    2015-12-24T08:00:32Z

    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

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    Focus on Spain part 4: Making the rail in Spain move faster in the chain

    2015-12-22T08:03:27Z

    General Motors has been increasing the amount of rail that it uses to move vehicles built in Spain to ports and to European markets, with ambitions to use the mode even more. Spain’s recovery in vehicle production and sales in 2015 was faster than many would have anticipated even at ...

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    China to confirm new trailer standard for car carriers

    2015-12-16T11:20:05Z

    A strange era in China’s vehicle logistics industry may finally be on the verge of ending. In a country where 80% or more of passenger cars move by truck, and around which an industry of 30,000 or more car-carrier trucks has developed, the vast majority of equipment in use is ...

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    Venezuela imports Chery taxis

    2015-12-08T12:38:07Z

    Chinese carmaker Chery has delivered a first volume instalment of 2,500 taxis to Venezuela through the port of Cabello. The delivery follows an initial shipment of 400 vehicles last month. The Venezuelan Minister of People Power for Aquatic and Air Transport (MPPTAA), Giuseppe Yoffreda, supervised the unloading as part of ...

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    GM to import Buick Envision to US from China

    2015-12-08T11:54:42Z

    General Motors has confirmed it will import volumes of its Buick Envision SUV to the US from its joint venture plant in China from next year. The model, which is made at the Shanghai-GM plant in Yantai, Shandong – one of the plants GM runs with Chinese carmaker SAIC. Hoegh ...

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    Ro-ro vessels collide in Humber

    2015-12-08T07:58:32Z

    The Nissan Car Carriers’ vessel City of Rotterdam (pictured) was involved in a collision with the DFDS ro-ro ferry Primula Seaways in the UK’s Humber Estuary near Immingham port last week. The collision happened at around 20.40pm UK time on December 3rd off Clee Ness Sands and the ...

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    Gefco appoints Martin Rantle as commercial director

    2015-12-02T10:36:03Z

    Gefco has appointed Martin Rantle as its new commercial director in the UK. Rantle moves from Palletline where he was executive director of sales and marketing for UK and Europe. Prior to that role, he spent 30 years at TNT, most recently as vice president of sales and marketing for ...

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    Mixed results for Renault-Nissan and AvtoVaz exports

    2015-11-30T11:13:47Z

    In the first eight months of 2015, Renault exported 9,500 vehicles from Russia, up 20% on the same period in 2014, but vehicle and parts exports from other Renault-Nissan Alliance partners in Russia are lagging, notably Russian carmaker AvtoVaz. The Renault-Nissan Alliance owns a controlling 74.5% of AvtoVaz, after its ...

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    US carmakers roll out CNG technology for inbound and outbound deliveries

    2015-11-30T09:24:51Z

    A number of carmakers in the US are working with their logistics providers and equipment makers in an effort to reduce carbon emissions in the inbound delivery of parts and the outbound delivery of vehicles. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Toyota and Honda have all recently unveiled trials on more environmentally ...

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    Höegh takes delivery of second post-panamax vessel

    2015-11-17T17:25:23Z

    Following t he delivery of its first post-panamax vessel in June this year , Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of the second of six such car carriers that are being delivered over the next 18 months, in what the company is describing as its New Horizon class. It was built ...

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    Video interview with Paulo Sarti, managing director, South America, Penske Logistics

    2015-11-17T16:02:46Z

    Paulo Sarti, managing director of South America for Penske Logistics, spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the increasing need to share information, investment in new technology, and thinking differently. 

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    Video interview with Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, WWL

    2015-11-11T16:38:16Z

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil, Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, spoke with Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the prospects for WWL over the coming years, and the challenges of operating in the current market.

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    Lagermax marks 25 years in Hungary

    2015-11-11T14:44:07Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider, Lagermax, is celebrating 25 years of business in Hungary this week. Lagermax Autotransport Hungary now provides services at four locations in the country: its headquarters in Budaörs; a branch office in Port Cespel near Budapest; at the Suzuki plant in Esztergom; and the Mercedes-Benz assembly ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas

    2015-11-11T11:43:18Z

    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader. The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, ...

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    Audi deploys hybrid rail engine to cut emissions at Ingolstadt plant

    2015-10-30T17:19:16Z

    Audi has started using a plug-in hybrid locomotive to move components and finished vehicles to loading stations at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany. The company said the use of the engine will cut emissions by half compared to a conventional train, making a saving of 60 tons of CO 2 ...

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    Höegh now transporting buses to Martinique from Belgium

    2015-10-27T16:04:09Z

    Höegh Autoliners has started moving hybrid buses produced by Belgian manufacturer Van Hool from the port of Antwerp to the island of Martinique on its bi-weekly service between Europe and the Caribbean. The government on Martinique is currently engaged in a project to reduce the impact that private transport is ...

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    Kia UK reveals further details of vehicle handling contract with Paragon

    2015-10-26T12:48:36Z

    Following Kia Motors’ announcement that is has signed a £115m ($176.5m), 10-year deal with Paragon for vehicle processing in the UK , the companies have revealed more details about the investment being made at Paragon’s new Stallingborough site near Immingham in the Humber region of England. To support the new ...

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    Hödlmayr to roll out Wabco fleet management technology

    2015-10-26T12:37:30Z

    European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has signed a deal with safety technology supplier Wabco for the supply of a fleet management system across all of its car carriers. Wabco’s fleet management division, Transics International, will equip around 610 vehicle carriers with its TX-SKY onboard computers, along with mobile and document ...