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  • Antwerp Euro Terminal - Port of Antwerp
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    Moving with market currents

    2017-11-24T11:06:03Z

    Growing sales prompt rising shipments The first half of 2017 has seen a partial recovery in deep-sea shipments of new light vehicles. Management consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) estimates that global shipments will be up around 3% during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. ...

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    BMW seeks to improve transparency in battery cell supply chain

    2017-11-08T09:42:19Z

    After participating in the Responsible Cobalt Initiative (RCI) last year, BMW Group has taken further steps to improve transparency in its battery cell supply chain by promising to release information on smelters and countries of origin for raw materials by the end of this year. The carmaker also plans to ...

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    One box still does not fit all

    2017-11-07T15:23:00Z

    A look at automotive packaging developments over the past 20 years

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    Getrag scores a hat-trick at Magna Logistics awards

    2017-10-31T11:22:49Z

    Transmission system supplier Getrag has received three World Class Logistics awards for innovative supply chain projects. The awards were made by Magna Logistics Europe, a division of Getrag’s parent company Magna International, and were announced at the annual Magna Logistics Days in the second week of October.Getrag’s Supply Chain Management ...

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    Volkswagen Group part 2: Talking ‘then and now’ with head of group logistics, Thomas Zernechel

    2017-10-10T13:09:00Z

    The group’s head of group logistics talks about the major changes seen over the past two decades – and why he is optimistic about the future of logistics

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    An aftermarket network rebuilt for rapid response at BMW

    2017-10-03T11:57:00Z

    An interview with Wolfgang Baumann, vice-president of parts logistics management and responsible for the global supply of service parts for the BMW Group

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    Live poll results from Detroit

    2017-09-27T11:05:24Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit showed a recognition that environmental sustainability will play a bigger part in future supply chains, and that total supply chain comprehension will be the most important skill to have over the next decade.Delegates at the 2017 Automotive Logistics ...

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    UECC holds event in Southampton to showcase its dual-fuel LNG vessel

    2017-09-12T17:30:01Z

    European short-sea carrier, UECC, has held an event at Southampton port in the UK for clients and authorities to get a closer look at its new Auto Eco vessel capable of running on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). Last November, the vessel, which was the first pure car and truck ...

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    Ford’s Sustainability Report reveals further efforts to cut waste

    2017-09-06T15:19:38Z

    Ford has released its annual Sustainability Report, detailing its environmental performance across the business.In it, the company has highlighted its position as the first carmaker to join the ‘Improve Water Security’ initiative set up by the Business Alliance for Water and Climate Change – a coalition dedicated to monitoring and ...

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    Audi says its rail transport in Germany is now carbon-neutral

    2017-09-06T11:37:26Z

    Carmaker Audi says it has achieved CO 2 -neutral status in the transport of goods and vehicles by rail to and from its plants in Germany. The news comes seven years after the company first began using DB Cargo’s ‘ecoplus’ service, which provides carbon-free rail transport services that draw traction ...

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    PSA uses helicopters to circumnavigate blockade

    2017-07-12T16:13:37Z

    Groupe PSA was forced to use helicopters to transport parts to its car plants in France last week, after workers from financially troubled parts supplier GM&S, which is in receivership, travelled 200km from their base in La Souterraine to block access to PSA’s parts factory in Sept-Fons. A spokesman for ...

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    BMW parts distribution centre in US to cut double-shipping

    2017-07-07T11:53:07Z

    BMW has officially opened a new distribution centre in Spartanburg, South Carolina, to handle service parts from North America-based suppliers and destined for regional aftersales customers for the X-series SUV models built at the carmaker’s nearby manufacturing plant in Greer. The facility, which the OEM refers to as a ‘continental ...

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    Hamburg Süd named as one of Volkswagen’s best suppliers

    2017-07-05T09:32:19Z

    Shipping line Hamburg Süd has been named as one of the 19 winners in the annual Volkswagen Group awards for suppliers. The company, which is currently in the process of being taken over by larger rival, Maersk Line , received its award in the Global Champion category. Speaking at the ...

  • Verschiffung BMW i3 in Bremerhaven 11-2015
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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

    2017-07-03T11:44:47Z

    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead.In the middle of ...

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    Volkswagen Group Logistics: Come together, right now

    2017-06-29T01:53:00Z

    All carmakers are [sta_anchor id=”1”]grappling with how to plan and respond to the technological, social and economic changes that are expected to affect their products and businesses. Manufacturers must simultaneously manage rising demand for both traditional and alternative fuels, while exploring new models for mobility that might, in future, change ...

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    Logistics providers recognised at Ford World Excellence Awards

    2017-06-28T16:19:25Z

    Left to right: Hau Thai-Tang, group vice-president, global purchasing, Ford; Jeff Bullard, senior vice-president of operations central region, Penske; and Raj Nair, executive vice-president and president, FordFord has recognised logistics providers Penske Logistics and M&M Cartage at its 19th World Excellence Awards, held recently at the Henry Ford Museum ...

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    Ford names Hackett as CEO and makes three other top executive appointments

    2017-05-24T11:10:21Z

    Ford has named Jim Hackett (pictured) as its new president and CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring after 28 years with the company.The carmaker has also made three further top-level appointments: Joe Hinrichs takes up the role of executive vice-president and president of global operations; Jim Farley has been ...

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    Yara and Kongsberg to launch autonomous electric container ship

    2017-05-17T14:31:55Z

    Norwegian chemical and fertilizer producer Yara International has announced plans for the first all-electric, autonomous container ship.It is being developed in partnership with digital technology group, Kongsberg, and will ship products from Yara's Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway.Named Yara Birkeland after the Norwegian scientist, Kristian Birkeland, ...

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    Three steps to ensuring supply chain success

    2017-05-17T09:29:10Z

    Making the supply chain a success is extremely important for everyone involved. To achieve this is usually complex and dependent on a number of factors. When you look at these factors in more detail, however, you can narrow them down to just three things: trust, time and transparency. Clearly, the ...

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    Audi warns of spot-checks on suppliers as it introduces new sustainability ratings system

    2017-05-03T16:29:17Z

    Audi has warned that it will only place orders in future with suppliers who achieve a positive score under its newly introduced sustainability ratings system – and that it intends to carry out spot-checks to audit them. The premium car manufacturer is initially applying the new ratings system to suppliers ...