All Spain articles – Page 5

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    EML launches new Iberia Express service

    2018-02-27T14:30:53Z

    Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML), has launched a new weekly Iberia Express ro-ro service connecting vehicle ports in the UK, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.On the southbound leg, services start from the UK’s port of Tyne, calling at Zeebrugge (Belgium), Santander (Spain) and Barcelona (Spain). Northbound, vessels leaving from Barcelona ...

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    Pasajes suffers sharp drop in throughput

    2018-01-31T12:16:01Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasajes (also known by its Basque name of Pasaia) experienced a sharp drop in vehicle traffic over the first 11 months of last year. The port handled 215,119 units during the period – a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period in 2016, according ...

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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

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    Gefco buys GLT to strengthen service between Morocco and Europe

    2018-01-11T17:32:51Z

    Gefco has bought Moroccan road haulage company GLT for an undisclosed sum in a move designed to strengthen its service between Europe and Morocco, including for the automotive industry. Gefco’s division in Spain will own and manage GLT.GLT has been operating as a specialist in logistics flows through the strait ...

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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico.The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly basis, ...

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    Twists and turns in the road ahead

    2018-01-05T12:36:01Z

    The European new vehicle market has showed strength in recent years, following a long decline after the global financial and subsequent Eurozone crises; sales have mostly recovered to pre-crisis levels and continued to rise in most major EU markets throughout 2017, with the exception of the UK.The outlook for the ...

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    Seat: Delivering improvement

    2018-01-05T12:35:40Z

    After reinventing much of its vehicle logistics following a severe reduction in output in the wake of the financial crisis, Volkswagen Group’s Spain-based Seat has since seen strong growth in production, exports and sales. That has put even more pressure on space and capacity at its main assembly location in ...

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    Spanish road hauliers start new year with protest over tolls in Basque region

    2018-01-03T15:15:34Z

    Spanish road hauliers are carrying out protests this week at new road tolls being brought in by the provincial government on the N1 and AP-15 motorways through the northern region of Gipúzkoa in the Basque country.However, there has been no announcement so far of when the toll charges, which are ...

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    Pasaia extends vehicle terminal concession to UECC and Noatum

    2018-01-03T14:53:16Z

    The port authority controlling the Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes) in the northern Basque region has agreed to extend the concession held there by short sea services provider UECC and Spanish maritime, logistics and port services provider Noatum Maritime.According to the latest agreement, UECC and Noatum will continue to operate ...

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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 draw ...

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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 part ...

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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 as ...

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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 handled 3.2m ...

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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 ...