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    Catalan protests disrupt car assembly and port activity in Barcelona

    2019-10-22T09:48:00Z

    Protests and strike action in the Catalan region of Spain stopped production at Seat’s Martorell factory near Barcelona last week and affected activity at the port of Barcelona, as well as the airports and roads. There has been a week of protest around Barcelona, involving clashes with ...

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    No-deal Brexit fears taking toll on UK jobs and investment, says SMMT

    2019-10-16T09:00:00Z

    One in three automotive companies in the UK are cutting jobs to prepare for a no-deal Brexit, according to the results of a new survey from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The results, based on responses from 158 of its members, also showed that ...

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Manuel Medina Burrull

    2019-10-15T08:57:00Z

    Manuel Medina Burrull, Seat’s finished vehicle distribution manager, talks to Victoria Johns about paperwork, promises and believing in yourself

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    Seat in control with new parts management system

    2019-10-01T15:36:00Z

    Spanish OEM Seat has a new control tower to manage the real-time location of more than 16m parts used every day at the company’s Martorell assembly plant near Barcelona, to make around 2,300 cars a day. A key feature is a videowall divided into different screens ...

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    Grimaldi adds PCTC to North America service

    2019-09-17T13:39:00Z

    Grande Mirafiori Italian shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Mirafiori – named after a Fiat car plant – at the Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China. With a service speed of 19 knots, length of 199.90 ...

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    SCH seals Neptune ro-ro deal in Southampton

    2019-08-05T10:03:00Z

    Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured a contract to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro-ro vessels calling at the English port…

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    Seat begins drone deliveries to assembly lines at Martorell

    2019-07-17T08:09:00Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat is trialling the use of drones to move parts lineside at its Martorell plant near Barcelona. Lightweight components are being flown 2km from a warehouse in Abrera run by compatriot logistics company Grupo Sesé. The journey time is 15 minutes.

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    Ford trials self-driving factory robot

    2019-05-17T08:21:00Z

    Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.

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    Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

    2019-04-15T16:58:00Z

    A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

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    Dudek replaces Fondevilla at Ceva Logistics

    2019-04-10T14:18:00Z

    Antonio Fondevilla Martinez (pictured), has left Ceva Logistics to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at Spanish logistics provider Grupo Sesé. Dave Dudek has taken over his role as executive vice-president of the global automotive and tyre sector. Dudek has been with Ceva for ten years, ...

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    PSA ramps up production at Vigo before Brexit

    2019-04-09T14:23:11Z

    Groupe PSA has been forced to increase the production of cars bound for the UK at its Vigo plant, as more vehicles are imported ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo . Given the uncertainty surrounding the UK's exit from the EU, ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    VW plans to expand output in Russia

    2019-03-26T10:51:07Z

    Volkswagen plans to invest Rub40 billion ($630 million) to develop its output in Russia under the terms of the special investment contract (SPIC) the carmaker is about to sign with the Russian government. VW intends to expand its production range in the finished vehicles sector and to significantly increase engine ...

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    CLdN ups frequency on Zeebrugge-Santander route

    2019-03-19T12:38:11Z

    Luxembourg-based shipping line CLdN has begun running three times a week in each direction on its ro-ro service between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Santander in Spain.The move follows the division of its previous twice-weekly service linking Santander, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and Leixões in Portugal into two distinct routes last ...

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    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    2019-03-13T10:25:31Z

    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France. The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing ...

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    Valencia becomes Spain’s top vehicle port

    2019-03-05T10:05:50Z

    The Spanish port of Valencia (pictured) has overtaken the port of Barcelona in terms of total vehicle numbers handled, according to Spain’s National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado). Last year, Valencia port’s vehicle terminals, which include those at nearby Sagunto and Gandia ports, handled more than 818,000 vehicles – up ...

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

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    Seat joins Alastria blockchain network

    2019-01-25T15:29:41Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has joined the Alastria consortium to work on the development of blockchain-based products. Blockchain technology uses a distributed ledger platform, aimed at providing transparency for businesses, including supply chain monitoring. Seat is the first carmaker to join the network, which now involves 70 major businesses and institutions, ...

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    Hanging in the balance

    2019-01-21T16:55:00Z

    Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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    Tracking made easy

    2019-01-17T11:47:00Z

    Just over 18 months after Slough, UK-based Movolytics was formed, the vehicle tracking company announced an ambitious expansion. Following its initial foray into providing fleet management services in the UK, the company decided to branch out into Europe’s second largest fleet market – Spain. “Spain has the second largest ...