All Spain articles – Page 4

  • PORT-DE-BARCELONA-068_opt
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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 Centres ...

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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 ...

  • Audi A1 production
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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,” Seat ...

  • Euromed Panel I
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    European ro-ro providers to gain from Africa interest

    2018-10-09T13:02:00Z

    Grimaldi says Chinese investment in ro-ro services in North Africa is more of a threat than an opportunity for European operators

  • IAS profile
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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%), ...

  • cldn_door_to_door
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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 two ...

  • Port-of-Vigo
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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 other ...

  • The duo trailer in action
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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 50%, which implies ...

  • Ford_Ergostation_web
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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 ...

  • puerto_de_santander
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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 declined ...

  • VW_Navarra_plant
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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 about ...

  • GefcoTruck
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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 carrying ...

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    Gefco and Bergé join forces in Spain

    2018-07-04T12:58:34Z

    Gefco is setting up a joint venture with Spanish logistics provider Bergé to strengthen finished vehicle operations in Spain. The new company will be called Bergé Gefco and combine the fleets and resources of both companies’ divisions in the country to offer customers a complete range of finished vehicle services, ...

  • UK Managing Director David Jennison
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    A match made in heaven?

    2018-06-28T10:46:58Z

    According to a study carried out by the European Commission in 2014, almost a quarter of truck journeys on Europe’s roads are carried out empty. In individual member states, the prevalence of empty running can be even higher: in the UK, for instance, Department for Transport (DfT) statistics put the ...

  • ECG_Madrid
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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:00Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

  • Combalia-NYK-Ro-Ro feature
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    NYK sets up direct service between Europe and South America

    2018-06-13T09:47:39Z

    Ro-ro line NYK has set up a direct monthly service for ocean vehicle shipments from Europe to South America.The first departure left the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through several ...

  • Gaz Next production
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    Turkish exports continue to rise

    2018-06-12T10:16:01Z

    Turkey’s automotive exports have risen 17% so far this year to reach a value of $13.9 billion, fresh figures from the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) have shown.In May – the country’s 28th month of continuous automotive export growth – automotive exports were worth $2.8 billion, up 8% on ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

  • FerrocarrilPortBCN
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    DB Cargo sets up rail service for German deliveries to Barcelona port

    2018-03-28T09:44:27Z

    DB Cargo is running a rail service for finished vehicle transport between Germany and the Spanish port of Barcelona. The weekly service, for a prominent German carmaker (unconfirmed but thought to be Mercedes-Benz), is the only such link between the two countries and is organised in conjunction with the Spanish ...

  • Christian Vollmer, Seat
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    Vollmer takes production and logistics role at Seat

    2018-03-07T13:24:51Z

    From July 1st, Christian Vollmer will be the OEM’s new vice-president for production and logistics, leading the management of its three factories at Martorell, El Prat de Llobregat and Barcelona in Spain. He will also promote strategies relating to environmental sustainability and the challenges of future mobility, as part of ...