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    Noatum sets up automotive division to integrate Spanish port operations

    2017-12-06T11:54:15Z

    Noatum Maritime has consolidated its position in Spain’s finished vehicle and ro-ro market with the integration of its vehicle handling businesses at the ports of Barcelona, Sagunto, Málaga and Santander with those in Pasajes and Tarragona. The company has now formed a new division called Noatum Maritime Automotive that will ...

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    Seat builds tallest warehouse in Spain to support Martorell assembly

    2017-12-06T11:09:06Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat has revealed it is building an automated logistics centre at its Martorell factory outside Barcelona that will include the tallest warehouse in Spain. The facility is expected to be completed by the last quarter of next year.The logistics centre will cover a total area of 5,700 sq.m ...

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    Volkswagen earmarks €22.8 billion for modular and electric vehicle future

    2017-11-22T14:57:05Z

    Volkswagen has announced a major €22.8 billion ($26.7 billion) investment programme in its plants around the world to prepare them for modular production and for an electric vehicle offensive in the coming years. The main focus will be on Germany, which will account for investments totalling €14 billion. A big ...

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    Ford invests in Valencia for next generation Kuga

    2017-11-22T14:35:30Z

    Ford is investing €750m ($880m) in its Valencia assembly plant in Spain to build the next generation of its Kuga SUV.The carmaker has been making the Kuga there since 2013, alongside the full range of Mondeo, S-Max and Galaxy models, as well as the Tourneo Connect and Transit Connect light ...

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    Seat looks to digital supply chain and connected cars with Telefónica deal

    2017-11-15T12:04:31Z

    Spanish telecommunications provider Telefónica is to become an IT supplier to carmaker Seat, following an agreement signed in the first week of November designed to develop connected car technology, as well as digitalise the supply chain and manufacturing process.Among the aims of the agreement is the application of 5G connectivity ...

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    Vehicle handling through Sagunto continues to surge

    2017-10-31T15:20:33Z

    Automotive traffic through the Spanish port of Sagunto, administered by Valenciaport, has continued to grow significantly so far this year.In the first three quarters of the year, the port handled 170,217 finished vehicles – up 28% over the corresponding period in 2016. While general cargo also grew by 24% over ...

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:00Z

    Dirk Willmann, director of material planning and logistics for Ford Europe, outlines how the carmaker is improving visibility and adapting its vehicle logistics network across Europe to better manage customer demand and trade uncertainties.

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    General strike in Catalonia hits assembly at plants around Barcelona

    2017-10-04T09:57:02Z

    This week’s general strike in the Spanish region of Catalonia has disrupted vehicle production in the region and distribution networks across the modes. Strike action began on Tuesday (October 3rd) in protest at the police violence that hit the region’s independence referendum on October 1st. Hundreds of people were injured ...

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    Santander and Tarragona top Anfac port quality report

    2017-10-02T15:52:54Z

    Santander (pictured) and Tarragona have topped the list as the best ports for handling finished vehicles in Spain, according to Anfac, the organisation that represents Spain’s automotive manufacturers. In Anfac’s annual quality report on ports, the two both scored 4.3 out of a possible 5 marks. Last year, Spanish ports ...

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    Valencia seeks to oust Barcelona as Spain’s leading vehicle port

    2017-09-04T16:43:42Z

    Valencia Port Authority (APV) has confirmed that it is attempting to overtake Barcelona as Spain’s leading hub for automotive traffic. It now has more space between Valencia and Sagunto given over to this business than its Catalan rival, and is looking to handle 1m units annually.A spokersperson for APV told ...

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    Koper and Barcelona to provide more electric car support

    2017-08-08T15:24:58Z

    The ports of Koper in Slovenia and Barcelona in Spain (pictured) are studying ways to improve the handling of electric vehicles, including putting any necessary new infrastructure into operation.The move forms part of the CarEsmatic project, which supports traditional and electric car distribution using ‘Motorways of the Sea’ solutions and ...

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    Largest vessel ever calls at Malaga with spot shipment from Tarragona

    2017-08-08T14:59:13Z

    The NOCC Kattegat, operated under charter by Neptune Lines, has become the largest vessel to call at the Spanish port of Malaga after delivering a spot shipment of vehicles there from Tarragona in late July.The vessel, which is 196.4 metres long and has a 5,253-vehicle capacity, discharged 600 Hyundai and ...

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    In Time buys Spanish partner as automotive sector drives growth

    2017-07-12T12:20:02Z

    German premium freight provider, In Time Express Logistik, has bought Spanish courier and express transport operator, Servicios Empresariale Ader (Ader), along with two smaller sister companies for an undisclosed sum. Ader has been In Time’s local network partner in Spain for 15 years. “Transport volumes for In Time on the ...

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    Spanish auto terminals returning to normal following strike

    2017-06-26T12:22:52Z

    Most stevedoring strikes that have been affecting container and vehicle movements at the Spanish ports over the last couple of weeks have now ended, though threats of further action have been made by the IDC and UGT unions. The strikes, which began on June 5 th , were called in ...

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    Spanish ports hit as stevedores go on strike over liberalisation

    2017-06-07T11:23:21Z

    Spanish ports have been hit by country-wide strike action by more than 6,000 stevedores protesting about new laws that have technically liberalised dock services and ended the mandatory employment of unionised labour.The action is taking place at 39 cargo ports around the country and affecting parts movements in and out ...

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    Ceva extends Sogefi deal after move to Madrid

    2017-05-22T10:08:03Z

    Ceva Logistics has renewed its contract with automotive components manufacturer Sogefi for a further three years. Under the new deal, Ceva will continue managing receipt, storage, order picking and shipment preparation, as well as Sogefi’s spare parts delivery to customers. Earlier this year, these activities were moved to Ceva’s multi-user ...

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    EML moves Santander contract to Bergé

    2017-05-02T17:05:20Z

    Brussels-based shipping line Euro Marine Logistics (EML) has awarded Spanish automotive logistics provider Bergé a contract to undertake stevedoring duties on its finished vehicle traffic at the northern Spanish port of Santander.The contract involves mainly Renault and Nissan brands and covers around 160,000 import-export units a year from this year ...

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    Gestamp shares start trading in Spain

    2017-04-07T17:13:44Z

    Automotive components manufacturer Gestamp has officially started trading on the Madrid Stock Exchange, with CEO Francisco Riberas ringing the opening bell on Friday (April 7th). The company, which has its headquarters in Spain, conducted a book building exercise, which captures and records investor demand, ahead of the listing and achieved ...

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    Seat holds second logistics innovation event at Martorell factory

    2017-04-03T22:32:51Z

    Spanish carmaker Seat held a two-day logistics innovation event last week at its Martorell factory in Spain at which ten suppliers presented the latest in robotic and drone technology for inventory management, handling and delivery to the assembly line.The event, held at the carmaker’s logistics innovation centre at the factory ...

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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts networkIn this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motionSeat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered badly during the country’s severe ...