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    Bergé Gefco JV in Spain gets the go-ahead

    2019-01-08T15:32:28Z

    Logistics providers Bergé and Gefco have gained regulatory approval for the merger of their finished vehicle operations in Spain into a 50:50 joint venture called Bergé Gefco, based in Madrid. Creation of the new company, which will handle new and second-hand vehicles, took place days after the European Commission approved ...

  • Antoine REDIER-LP
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    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding ...

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    Faurecia deploys AGVs in Spain

    2018-12-12T11:47:23Z

    Automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are now working alongside workers and robots at Faurecia’s car seat manufacturing plant in Vitoria-Gasteiz, northern Spain. Through a weightless handling system, workers transfer the car seat from the end of the line to the AGV, which then delivers it to a loading robot. The vehicle ...

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    Mosolf to open second base in France

    2018-11-20T14:24:29Z

    German finished vehicle transporter Mosolf is setting up a technical and logistics centre near Paris-Vatry airport as part of a plan to expand in France. The new base at the ZAC business park, Bussy-Lettrée en Champagne, will officially be opened on December 12. Mosolf, based in Kirchheim, described the new ...

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    Santander expands area for imported vehicles

    2018-10-31T10:06:18Z

    The port of Santander has opened a new Logistics Activities Zone (ZAL) that can accommodate up to 3,000 imported vehicles. The 52,258 sq.m facility is expected to handle around 30,000 units a year and is being used in conjunction with a further 27,100 sq.m area that was paved to hold ...

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    Seat renews rail deal at Martorell

    2018-10-30T16:38:27Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has signed a new, three-year contract with Autometro to transport vehicles by rail from its Martorell plant to the port of Barcelona for export. Operating since 2008, the service run by Catalonia’s regional railway FGC transports an average of 105,000 vehicles a year. Under the renewed contract, ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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    VW starts making Seat Tarraco at Wolfsburg

    2018-10-24T14:38:48Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat, part of the VW Group, has begun producing its Tarraco SUV on assembly lines at VW’s Wolfsburg factory – the first time in 20 years a non-VW vehicle has been built at the plant in northern Germany. Designed and developed in Barcelona, the Tarraco is built on ...

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    Spanish stevedoring reform runs into trouble

    2018-10-17T12:30:47Z

    Reform of Spain’s port stevedoring sector has run into trouble, after disputes over the changes at the port of Barcelona and continuing question-marks over its legality at EU level. In an attempt to satisfy EU directives, Spain’s former stevedoring companies (known as Sageps) are being replaced by so-called Port Employment ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing ...

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    VW Group highlights gains from making Audi A1 in Spain

    2018-10-10T11:20:14Z

    Volkswagen Group has said it expects substantial logistics benefits to follow, now that it is producing the new-look Audi A1 in Seat’s Martorell factory in Spain. “[It] joins Seat vehicles in most distribution transport flows, which enables us to achieve cost and lead time synergies, both for Seat and Audi,” ...

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    European ro-ro providers to gain from Africa interest

    2018-10-09T13:02:42Z

    European ro-ro providers could benefit from fresh investment in Africa by Chinese and European automotive manufacturers, delegates at the Euro-Med convention, held by Grimaldi Group in the Greek capital of Athens at the beginning of October, were told. Chinese manufacturing investment in Africa, in particular, could provide a boost to ...

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    EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

    2018-10-08T15:12:55Z

    According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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    Santander improves ro-ro connections with Zeebrugge

    2018-09-26T16:10:22Z

    The twice-weekly CldN ro-ro service linking Santander in Spain, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Leixões in Portugal is to be divided into two distinct services. It is hoped the move will help increase the number of semi-trailers being carried by around 10,000 units a year. In future, Santander will have ...

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    Spanish authorities impose fines at Vigo

    2018-08-22T12:28:42Z

    Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has imposed fines on five stevedoring companies and five port unions for colluding to restrict competition at the port of Vigo and keep prices unnaturally high. The CNMC said their collusion had prevented the loading and unloading of finished vehicles from vessels ...

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    Seat debuts duo trailer

    2018-08-08T10:21:58Z

    Spanish OEM Seat and transport provider Grupo Sesé have begun to pilot a double trailer truck combination to see if it can reduce the cost of delivering inbound components by a quarter. The double trailer approach could help reduce the number of large trucks on the road by ...

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    Ford uses motion tracking to improve workstations

    2018-08-07T10:21:56Z

    Ford is using motion tracking technology on workers at its Almussafes plant, in Spain, to help it design less physically stressful workstations on the production line. The OEM said the goal was to reduce worker injuries while making the workstations more efficient and improving manufacturing quality.In a pilot project, workers ...

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    Anfac study downgrades port logistics in Spain

    2018-08-01T11:07:18Z

    The Spanish automotive manufacturers’ association, Anfac, has just released its annual Maritime Port Logistics Grading study, which identifies Santander (pictured), Sagunto and Pasajes ports as currently the best for vehicle processing in Spain. One of the significant conclusions of the report, however, is that the overall grading for port logistics ...

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    VW to add second model at Navarra

    2018-07-18T11:41:00Z

    Volkswagen is planning to make the new T-Cross compact SUV at its Navarra plant, following an investment of around €1 billion ($1.17 billion). The addition of the T-Cross will potentially raise output at the plant from 244,000 units in 2017 to around 350,000 a year and increase the workforce by ...

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    Gefco expands services in Spain

    2018-07-13T10:29:24Z

    Gefco has expanded its operations in Spain with the opening of a new distribution centre near Ford’s Almussafes plant on the outskirts of Valencia and the extension of its spare parts logistics centre in Santa Fe. From the 3,500 sq.m distribution centre, which is located in Sollana, Gefco will be ...