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    The race to deliver

    2015-10-23T13:35:21Z

    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting line Motor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who ...

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    ‘Building Cars Live’: Automotive logistics makes it to UK prime time television

    2015-10-22T14:24:22Z

    Automotive logistics has finally made it to prime time television. ‘Building Cars Live’, a three-hour special broadcast over the past two evenings on the UK’s BBC channel, showcased Mini production at BMW’s plant in Oxford. Fronted by James May, Kate Humble and Ant Anstead, the show mixed live coverage with ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course

    2015-10-22T13:28:36Z

    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to come In this story... Sea change in exports WWL's moving footprint Mexican connections A day at the helm A future by ...

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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock

    2015-10-22T13:26:41Z

    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market. During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China

    2015-10-21T16:20:33Z

    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship. The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, ...

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    ECG Panel discussion: Talk is cheap, what is needed is action

    2015-10-20T15:02:42Z

    A panel of OEMs and vehicle logistics experts discussed the present and future of Europe's vehicle logistics industry at the end of the ECG Conference in Vienna. Most expressed a desire to work more closely together – and perhaps they have even found a way to do it. While Europe ...

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    Grimaldi invests further in Finnlines

    2015-10-15T17:44:05Z

    Grimaldi Euromed, a company owned by the Grimaldi Group, has purchased more shares in Finnish subsidiary, Finnlines, increasing its investment in the sister company. Finnlines is a European short sea operator, and the leading company in the ro-ro and passenger transport in the Baltic and North Sea, with one of ...

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    Russia proposes roadmap to support automotive exports

    2015-10-14T15:26:05Z

    The Russian government has disclosed details of a roadmap designed to promote automotive exports from the country that includes the removal of barriers for foreign exports and better access to supporting financial services. However, while welcome, market experts have said the announcement ignores important measures that would stimulate the development ...

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    GM India’s first export shipment to Mexico

    2015-10-14T12:37:41Z

    General Motors has announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have now left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra, and should arrive in Mexico within eight weeks. Sales of the vehicles will commence in December in Mexico. Arvind Saxena, GM India president ...

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    TNT ships solar car from the Netherlands to Australia

    2015-10-14T11:37:20Z

    TNT has shipped a solar car from the Netherlands to Australia. The logistics company shipped the car from Eindhoven to Liege, Belgium, then flew it to Singapore, and on to Melbourne. The four-seat prototype will compete at the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between Darwin and Adelaide. World Solar ...

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    VW commits to Setúbal for a further 15 years

    2015-10-13T15:47:11Z

    The Setúbal and Sesimbra port authority (APSS) in Portugal has signed a concession renewal contract with Volkswagen Autoeuropa, which will last for 15 years. As part of this, APSS will charge rent of €500,000 for a 60,000sq.m operating area, and also provide access to the port's specialist ro-ro terminal. Over ...

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    The Port of Mazatlán re-enters the Mexican finished vehicles market

    2015-10-13T15:34:24Z

    The Mexican port of Mazatlán has resumed finished vehicles handling, after an absence of five years. The first vessel arrived from Japan on October 8 th , carrying 900 imported vehicles for distribution by Nissan Mexicana. Once ashore, the vehicles were despatched by rail, using Ferromex, to the Nissan plant ...

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    DSV to buy UTi

    2015-10-09T16:15:00Z

    DSV, a Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has signed an agreement to acquire US-based non-asset-based supply chain management company, UTi Worldwide. The deal values UTi at around $1.35 billion, and the news is expected to add around 50% to DSV’s annual revenue and scale, ...

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    FVL 10th anniversary playlist

    2015-10-09T10:40:02Z

    Who knew that logistics had inspired and influenced some of the world's greatest musicians? Ok, so while that might not strictly be true, bands and artists have been singing about 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Truck Driver's Blues' and 'Running Late' for years. Musicians from Otis Redding, to Kraftwerk, The ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?

    2015-09-30T15:22:45Z

    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    NYK announces South American exports from US and Mexico

    2015-09-29T15:32:04Z

    NYK Line is moving vehicles and equipment into Central and South America with announcements that it has set up a new joint venture in Colombia for imports from Mexico and also will start handling exports from Port Canaveral in Florida, in the US. In the first move, NYK has signed ...

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    The pros and cons of short-sea in Mexico

    2015-09-25T18:26:10Z

    The picture in Mexico is constantly changing. At this year's Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Roberto Zavala, head of Mexico for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, said it was a country of contrast, or “two Mexicos”. One is the booming emerging market with huge amounts of investment and development, but the ...

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    UniCar wins global inspection services contract for Mercedes-Benz

    2015-09-22T17:09:11Z

    Damage prevention services company, UniCar Group, has begun a contract with German marine insurer HDI-Gerling for the inspection of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles being moved between Europe, North America and the Far East. The contract will focus initially on deep-sea vessel operations running between the three continents and will involve around ...

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    Honda restructures its import business to Russia

    2015-09-22T14:54:43Z

    Honda has confirmed that its division in Russia – Honda Motor Russ (HMR) – will stop regular volume imports of cars to the market in the face of a dramatic drop in sales. The move includes Honda’s luxury brand division, Acura (as well as its motorcycles and power equipment). Instead, ...

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    Nissan starts imports through Mazatlan; latest NP300 also heading to dealers

    2015-09-21T23:41:41Z

    Nissan has begun importing vehicles made in Japan, including the Juke, Urvan, and X-Trail, through the Mexican port of Mazatlan. Around 3,000 vehicles will be delivered to the port per month for onward delivery by rail to the Aguascalientes. Nissan Mexicana told Automotive Logistics that it would be providing ...