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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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Vigo ramps up the ro-ro

    2016-08-09T15:54:35Z

    The north-western Spanish port of Vigo will start using a sixth ro-ro ramp in August this year and intends to build a seventh, making it the country's leading port in terms of its ro-ro provision. According to the port authority, the idea it to optimise its existing car carrier service ...

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    Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    2016-04-22T14:02:50Z

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group ...

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    OIA Global opens office in Barcelona

    2016-04-13T16:07:31Z

    Packaging and supply chain management provider OIA Global has opened an office in Barcelona, Spain as part of its European expansion plans. The company, a subsidiary of investment firm Lacy Diversified Industries (LDI), said the decision to open the office there was driven by demand from several multinational customers. “When ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...