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    Con-way Truckload appoints Joe Dagnese as president


    Joseph Dagnese (right) is replacing Saul Gonzalez as president of Con-way Truckload, the full truckload division of parent freight transport and logistics provider Con-way. Dagnese moves over from one of Con-way’s other divisions, Menlo Logistics, where he was most recently vice president – International. He will now be based in ...

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    TNT Express reverses sale of Brazil domestic business


    TNT Express has decided to end the bidding process for the sale of its domestic operations in Brazil – TNT Mercurio – stating that it was “not possible to realise a transaction on acceptable terms”. It will continue to be managed as a separate business unit within TNT Express. Back ...

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    Fleet Logistics launches innovation project for EU carriers


    Fleet Logistics, a key player in the European fleet management sector, has announced a series of solutions designed to reduce costs and increase efficiency for logistics service providers with a small to medium-sized fleet. In order to maximize the potential of its clients, Fleet has implemented a set of standardized ...

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    ​Scania delivers 100 trucks to Czech HOPI logistics


    Czech-based logistics provider HOPI has renewed its fleet with 108 trucks from Swedish truck maker Scania. The units were delivered to HOPI’s operations in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. The order stands as one of the largest single orders by Scania and by far the largest in Central Europe. ...

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    ​Poor vehicle sales hit India’s carrier market


    Poor vehicle sales have contributed to a bleak economic situation for India’s trucking market, as many carriers – including vehicle hauliers – are being forced to sell off portions of their fleet as many switch into “survival mode” during an industry downturn. Truck carriers have been hit with something of ...

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    ECG: taking lobbying to new lengths


    Efforts by the European Commission to enforce border restrictions on loaded truck lengths could hurt efficiency if the sector does not act. One of the roles that we set ourselves at ECG is ‘lobbying and representation’. This is one of the five core objectives that collectively make up our mission ...

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    ​Government is biggest stumbling block for India’s automotive future


    More than half the delegates canvassed at last week’s Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Pune , thought that government inaction was one of the main problems facing the progress of the automotive logistics industry in the country and would be until elections in India were completed in 2014. Speakers ...

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    Raising the Indian supply chain: Q&A with Sudam Maitra


    Sudam Maitra (pictured) talks to Ramesh Kumar about using third party logistics providers and mapping the tier supply chain Ramesh Kumar: You’re planning a new manufacturing facility in Gujarat. Will you entice suppliers to set up factory-side facilities? Sudam Maitra: It will be a mix-and-match. Today, we have ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains. Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in Pune It ...

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    Track and trace in India: monitoring progress


    Collaboration in modern supply chains requires better visibility, but in India there are almost as many views on how to achieve this as there are vehicles in transit. Stories in this section: Glovis's 'control ’ logistics Fiat on control rooms ​ In this story... Value-adding visibility Cloud suspicions Who will ...

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    Track and trace in India: Turkish delight at Glovis


    Cho Jae Hong, alias ‘Joe’, is thrilled. He has just suceeded in his mission of creating a 'central control room' (CCR) for Glovis India, Hyundai’s logistics subsidiary. The project, which was initially mooted three years ago, was completed in record time by the young assistant manager for sales and procurement ...

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    European road – recovery pains


    A survey carried out by Finished Vehicle Logistics revealed a sense of cautious optimism, but many points of contention among Europe’s automotive road hauliers. In this story... Fleet developments Carrier revenue data Owned fleet data Red tape and legislation Subcontractor data Perennial problems Driver data Going ‘green European ...

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    BMW's one and only in America


    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant. In this story... Inbound management Global supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategy Improving plant and warehouse integration BMW’s only North ...

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    Reports from China: under pressure to perform in outbound


    Competition and demand in a country of huge scale and diversity makes for a prosperous, but uncertain vehicle logistics market In this story... Chinese challenges Global port standards Trailer length tricks Moving to multimodal Private vs. state-owned Geely's exports Vehicles logistics providers in China face some of the most challenging ...


    Identifying trace elements


    Considering the high value of its product, visibility in the finished vehicle supply chain is notoriously poor , but what is the industry doing about it? The contrast between the two sides of the automotive supply chain could hardly be starker. Upstream, flows are highly disciplined and tightly managed. ...

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    ​Ceva signs three-year contract with Scania


    Ceva Logistics has announced a three-year contract with truck and bus maker Scania worth €3.5m ($4.6m). Under the agreement Ceva will manage the delivery of spare parts to 100 locations in Spain and Portugal, equal to around 2,300 tonnes annually. Scania’s services and quality director Ángel Vázquez said there were ...

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    Road fee could hit Russian carriers


    From November 1, 2014 the Russian government is imposing a new fee on trucks exceeding 12 tonnes using federal highways in Russia, equal to RUB3.5 (US$0.1) per kilometre. The Russian highways authority said the move will not have a significant effect on the road transport of finished vehicles as the ...

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    Reports from China: automotive market could outpace logistics


    As sales look set to boom, the need for efficient logistics solutions has never been greater in China, but how can supply best meet demand? In this story... Looking sunny: the current climate Environmental repercussions? Bottlenecks restraining growth Haphazard legislation Multimodal solutions The Chinese automotive market could be set ...

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    Daimler awards best logistics partners


    Daimler’s annual carrier award ceremony was held at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Kecskemét, Hungary last week, as part of the company's annual European Carrier Day event, with a host of logistics suppliers competing for the top three prizes. The awards were handed over by Heiko Gaiser, head of Global Transport ...

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    ​FUSO expands operations in Indonesia through major truck contract


    One of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, has announced a major deal for its Indonesian operations. KramaYudha Tiga Berlian Motors, has won a 50-unit truck deal from Linfox Logistic Indonesia. The fifty units of FUSO’s light-duty trucks were given over to Linfox at ...