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    Hunter appointed head of DHL Industrial Projects for Europe


    DHL’s air and ocean freight division, Global Forwarding, has appointed Graham Hunter as the new head of its Industrial Projects division in Europe. He moves over from his role as vice-president of Industrial Projects in the Middle East.DHL Industrial Projects delivers a broad range of services for heavyweight and regular ...

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    Mann and Stena join forces in Europe


    European ocean forwarder Mann Lines has signed a contract with ro-ro ferry group Stena Line in which each with utilise the strengths of their respective services.Mann Lines, specialises in logistics, project, and general freight forwarding. The company operates a container shipping service between Rotterdam and the Baltics, and liner ro-ro ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico


    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, logistics ...

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    Sulphur detection drones will monitor SECA compliance


    The enforcement of sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) in the waters around northern Europe will be supported with the use of sulphur detection, or ‘sniffer’ drones, which will be used to monitor emissions from ships.From January 2015, the sulphur content of bunker fuel in the North and Baltic Seas, as ...

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    Daimler shifting some van production from Germany to NAFTA


    Daimler has announced that it will localise the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America in full part-by-part production, while investing further at its main German van plants in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde.The OEM has not said where future production will be, including whether it will be based in the US, ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival


    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...

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    China announces logistics plan for 2020


    China’s government plans to have a new logistics system in place by 2020, by which time it forecasts industry growth in the sector will be 8% and will account for 7.5% of the country’s GDP. At the same time the government said logistics costs will be reduced by 16% against ...

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    Baltimore port opens second berth for vehicle handling


    The US port of Baltimore has officially opened a new automotive berth at the Masonville/Fairfield terminal following an investment of $22m. At 358 metres it is 90 metres longer than the existing berth and nine metres wider, as well as being much stronger. It is also equipped to handle rail ...

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    Evolution Time Critical nominated for inaugural award category


    Emergency logistics provider, Evolution Time Critical has been shortlisted for a new category in the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards this year – Austere Environments & Contingency Logistics.The 18th awards are being held in London, UK on November 5th. The category has been established to recognise operators working in demanding ...

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    South Africa may lack truck scale for CKD switch


    Truck assemblers in South Africa have been told that they have two years in which to increase local content or lose tariff breaks. However, industry players have questioned whether the policy will be able to encourage manufacturers to invest in more local stamping and production operations given the country’s relatively ...

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    UK ports manifesto to protect industry


    During the recent political party conferences held across the UK, United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG) launched Ports4Prosperity – a new manifesto – for the UK ports industry. UKMPG represents 41 of the UK’s major parts, and is now calling on the government to support UK industry by working with ...

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    Gaz teams up with Mersa for LCV assembly in Turkey


    Russian OEM, Gaz Group, and Turkish car manufacturer, Mersa Otomotiv, have begun manufacturing the Gazelle Next light commercial vehicle (LCV) in Turkey. This is the first series assembly operation of Russian Euro V-compliant LCVs outside of the country. Assembly from semi-knocked down (SKD) kits will take place in Sakarya, and ...

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    Global conference: regulatory impact on logistics


    US automotive logistics executives complain that they are feeling the pain of regulatory increases across all transport modes, with the driver pool likely to shrink as well.American businesses have never been fans of regulation. In the automotive industry, it’s currently coming thick and fast, leaving OEMs, suppliers, and logistics businesses ...

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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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    Yusen Logistics and BMW Group BeLux continue partnership


    BMW Group BeLux is continuing its tender for overnight distribution of spare parts with Yusen Logistics from the logistics provider’s Herantals facility in Belgium. The parts, which include those for Mini passenger cars and BMW motorcycles, are shipped to 175 BMW dealerships in Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg. Four trucks call ...

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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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    Kuehne + Nagel releases enhanced emissions calculator


    Kuehne + Nagel has announced the release of a new carbon calculator for its customers that it said will provide exact data on emissions rather than estimations.The Global Seafreight Carbon Calculator (GSCC) allows calculations of carbon, sulphur and nitrogen dioxide emissions for container and less-than-container (LCL) movements from door-to-door. The ...

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    PIERS data shows H1 increase in US auto parts imports


    Automotive parts imports to the US increased by more than 5% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 based on figures provided by PIERS, the US import-export reporting service. That figure was up by nearly 11% compared to the same period in 2012 and the market has grown 10% over ...


    WWL makes trial shipment of equipment to UK’s port of Tyne


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has made a trial shipment of 15 excavator units to the port of Tyne on the UK’s northeast coast. The equipment, moved for an undisclosed but established WWL customer, was brought aboard the MV Tristan from various ports in Asia as part of WWL’s Abnormal Loads ...

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    End of long wait could be in sight for India’s GST


    Following nearly 15 years of parliamentary wrangling, India’s new government has committed to introducing the Goods and Service Tax (GST) as early as this financial year, as revealed last week in the annual budget, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley. The tax reform is expected to have major impacts on ...