All Spain articles – Page 6

  • NOCC Malaga
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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 Iberian Peninsula ...

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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 5th, were called in protest about new ...

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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 hub at ...

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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 a ...

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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 ...

  • Megatruck
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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 ...

  • Sintax Logistica
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    Groupe CAT takes over Sintax Logistica

    2017-03-15T14:35:55Z

    French transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has acquired Spanish firm Sintax Logistica for an undisclosed sum.Sintax is an international vehicle logistics provider with a focus on Spain, France, Portugal and Morocco. Its services include new and used vehicle transport, multimodal distribution, compound management and technical services such as pre-delivery ...

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    Parts maker Gestamp takes 'next natural step' with Spanish IPO

    2017-03-15T11:30:16Z

    Spanish automotive parts maker Gestamp has announced its intention to list on the Spanish stock exchanges, putting certain existing shares currently held by the controlling shareholder, the Riberas family, up for sale.Founded in 1997, the company has 98 production facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. It manufactures ...

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    Strikes avoided as Spain attempts to overhaul stevedoring policy

    2017-02-21T11:43:36Z

    Threatened strikes by Spain’s port unions have been temporarily called off and talks resumed with the government as the country attempts to overhaul and liberalise stevedoring policy under pressure from the European Union (EU).The EU has called for a change to practices in the stevedoring sector in which all terminals ...

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    Carmakers to benefit from renovated Sagunto port rail line

    2017-01-18T12:30:52Z

    Spain’s national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, has committed €40m ($42.6m) to upgrade the railway line linking Zaragoza, Teruel and the port of Sagunto on the Mediterranean coast. Of this, €13.6m is earmarked for sidings and €23m for the rail access into the port.The government said that it wanted to ...

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    Limited damage to vehicles after surprise hailstorm in Valencia

    2016-12-12T09:51:21Z

    An unexpected hailstorm on the last weekend of November in Valencia seems to have caused limited damage to finished vehicles at the Spanish port.“We’re handling 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles at the moment, but we know of other OEMs with losses that we’re not dealing with,” one insurer told Automotive Logistics.Ford, ...

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    Grimaldi Group confirms vertical storage unit at Valencia

    2016-12-05T17:30:23Z

    Grimaldi Group has reaffirmed a commitment to build a vertical storage facility at its Valencia Terminal Europa, on Dique del Este, at the Mediterranean port of Valencia.Mario Massarotti, MD of the group’s Spanish operation, said the new facility was required to improve the quality of service it offered in the ...

  • Setram_EVs_Barcelona
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    Setram introduces electric vehicles at Barcelona terminal

    2016-11-28T16:35:19Z

    Spanish finished vehicle logistics provider, Setram, has deployed four electric vehicles (EVs) to help with operations at its car terminal in the port of Barcelona. Four Peugeot iPartner vans are being used at the terminal, which can store 13,300 vehicles. The vans are being leased from Spanish car rental and ...

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    Ceva expands service offering to Mercedes-Benz in Spain

    2016-11-28T09:59:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has expanded its contract with Ceva Logistics for services at its van plant in Vitoria, Spain, which makes the mid-size Vito van and the V-Class MPV (pictured).Ceva has been working with Mercedes-Benz in the Iberian region since 2012 but started providing services to the carmaker in Vitoria in February ...

  • UECC2
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    Brussels gives thumbs-up to UECC Ibérica sale

    2016-11-01T12:38:01Z

    Spain’s terminal operating and services company Marítima del Mediterráneo (Marmedsa) is to take a 50% stake in UECC Ibérica, the Portuguese-based firm that manages and operates the finished vehicle terminal at the northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes).The remaining 50% of the company will be retained by short-sea maritime services ...

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    Ford to use Vigo for imported Rangers

    2016-10-04T12:16:18Z

    Ford has chosen the Spanish north-western port of Vigo from which to distribute its Ford Ranger pickup in southern Europe. The Ranger, which is built in South Africa, is the European best seller in its segment.The first consignment, consisting of 280 units, was dispatched from Port Elizabeth in South Africa ...

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    Santander port to boost vehicle throughput to 500,000 units

    2016-09-06T16:40:21Z

    Northern Spanish port Santander expects to increase its annual finished vehicle throughput to 500,000 units this year, port authority president Jaime González has revealed.Santander is Spain’s third busiest port in terms of finished vehicles. Last year, it handled 460,991 units, putting it behind Barcelona with 886,980 units and Valencia with ...