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    Gebrüder Weiss teams up with Jilin International Transport in China


    Austrian transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss has established automotive logistics joint venture in China with Jilin International Transport (JIT). The company, in which each partner owns 50%, is operating under the name Gebrüder Weiss Automotive Logistics. Operations began this month and as well as handling land, air and sea ...

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    CETM welcomes revival in Spanish haulage but calls for change


    The head of Spain’s vehicle haulage association has welcomed positive signs in the market and called for a working party to represent the interests of the sector.Daniel Tarragona, managing director of the SETRAM group (pictured), has had his position as president of the vehicle haulage association – CETM Portavehículos y ...

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    Roadrunner buys Integrated Services for $13m


    US integrated logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems has bought Integrated Services (ISI), an Indiana-based regional logistics provider focused on warehousing and transport services for the automotive industry. The purchase, which includes divisions ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South, is worth $13m. The company will fit into Roadrunner’s Truckload Logistics division“In ...

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    WWL enters joint venture for vehicle services in Myanmar


    [This story was updated on Thursday 10 July] Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has started a joint venture with Myanmar-based freight forwarder Carrier King Logistics to provide distribution services for finished vehicles in the country.The joint venture, which is 80% controlled by WWL, will provide a fleet of car hauliers and ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    The home frontier


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mexico’s domestic market has been stagnant and yet it is complex, including a high number of used sales ...

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    ​Harmonisation of loaded lengths remains “key priority” for ECG


    Members of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) met last week in Athens, to discuss the current climate in Europe and the challenges faced across the industry. The importance of continued lobbying for harmonised loading lengths in car carriers was a key point of discussion, as was the slowly ...

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    North American vehicle logistics upheaval could be 'new normal'


    The car hauling sector in North America is facing some of the biggest challenges in its history following a hard winter in which vehicle logistics capacity has been severely constrained. A shortage of railcars and disturbances in the network has led to thousands of vehicles stranded at rail ramps, vehicle ...

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    Congestion costing trucking industry billions says ATRI


    The American Transport Research Institute (ATRI) has released analysis on US interstate highways that shows that congestion added $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry last year. Looking at financial and GPS data, ATRI found that there was a total of 141m hours of lost productivity, which it ...

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    Acumen secures contracts with Jaguar Land Rover


    UK logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has secured new contracts with Jaguar Land Rover for the transport of vehicles from the carmaker’s plants in the UK Midlands to dealers in the south of the UK, as well as for delivery to ports of export. The contracts will mean the annual ...

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    Gefco to build up intra-Asia network for China auto trade


    Logistics provider Gefco plans aggressive growth for its Chinese and Asian business, including investing in its own fleet for vehicle distribution in China. The company also expects to increase the amount of automotive freight, including finished vehicles and materials, it moves between China, Russia as well as Southeast Asia, where ...

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    Groupe CAT invests €12m to support VW


    Transport and logistics provider Groupe CAT has revealed that it will be investing more than €12m ($16.5m) in 100 car transporters for deployment in Europe by the end of this year. The move is part of the Vehicle Logistics division’s three-year development plan, which was rolled out in 2013. It ...

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    Parliamentary committee votes for harmonised loading lengths for car transporters across EU


    The Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament has voted in favour of harmonising the loaded length of vehicle transporters to 20.75 metres. The vote will still have to pass in a plenary session of the Parliament and a council of transport ministers before the proposal could become ...

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    Lohr restructures Delavan business in North America


    Car carrier equipment maker Lohr Automotive is restructuring its business in North America. Operating through the Delavan brand, which it purchased in 1998, the company is terminating its 50:50 joint venture with Miller Industries, which it set up two years ago, and concentrating its main assembly activity for the region ...

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    Who is going to pay the piper for car trailers?


    The US car carrier business is busier than ever with high demand for capacity at short notice. Technology might have the answers but who will pay for it is another question.As the demand for capacity in the US car hauling business grows, transport providers are faced with a number of ...

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    Lohr and CTM announce venture for convertible trailers


    French vehicle trailer manufacturer, Lohr Industries, has signed a partnership agreement with Convertible Trailer Manufacturers Worldwide (CTM WW) to produce trailer equipment that will be able to handle both finished vehicles and a range of other general cross-industry freight, including containerised parts. CTM WW’s vehicle transporter designs mean trailers can ...

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    Hertz consolidates vehicle logistics services


    Car-rental company Hertz has overhauled its outbound logistics procurement and distribution strategy, greatly reducing the number of carriers that it uses. Rather than controlling its overall logistics movements, Hertz has moved towards an outsourced model for its logistics engineering. Paul Sykes (pictured), European sourcing manager for transportation and vehicle re-marketing, ...

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    JCB cuts logistics emissions by 16% with dual-fuel fleet


    British construction equipment manufacturer, JCB, has moved aggressively towards reducing emissions and fuel consumption in its supply chain, including the use of a dual-fuel carrier fleet and multimodal logistics. The company is already savings hundreds of thousands of pounds per year as a result, according to Joannes Van Osta (pictured), ...

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    ​ALD Automotive expands carrier fleet


    UK-based fleet management operator ALD Automotive has said that it plans to expand its fleet size to over 100,000 vehicles during the course of 2014. The planned expansion ALD’s fourth consecutive year of growth in 2013, with its total fleet size standing at more than 97,000 carriers: a growth rate ...

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    Roadrunner announces acquisition of Rich Logistics


    US freight forwarder Roadrunner Transportation Systems has announced its acquisition of Rich Logistics, which provides trucking and expedited services. Roadrunner, which declared revenues of around $113m in 2013, managed to acquire the total purchase for an estimated $48m, with money reportedly borrowed under the logistics provider’s credit facility. It operates ...