All Trucking articles – Page 13

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    Global round up


    Rail Freight Group recognises DB Schenker Rail DB Schenker Rail has won an award in the Environmental Innovation category at the annual Rail Freight Group Awards 2012 for its components recycling facility, the brainchild of staff member Andrew Hogan. During 2011 Hogan developed a cutting shop to ...

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    Running on empty for longer


    Lowering fuel consumption is top of the agenda for car hauliers, but regulations and operational requirements can sometimes get in the way. Barry Cross examines the latest approaches and technology for cutting the fuel bill. In the face of high fuel costs and weak profit margins, the need to reduce ...

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    Global round up


    Ennore passes 200k exports, starts imports The port of Ennore reached a total of 200,000 vehicle exports at the beginning of August and also received its first vehicle imports – 110 Mitsubishi Pajero SUVs transported by K-Line from Thailand. The port, located just north of Chennai on India’s east coast, ...

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    Brazil to invest $66 billion in transport infrastructure


    Brazil’s government has announced a stimulus package worth R133 billion ($66 billion) designed to improve its transport infrastructure and recover economic growth, which has slowed to less than 2% over the past year, down from 7.5% two years ago. Up to $20 billion of the sum will be used to ...

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    Russia cuts permits to protect domestic LSPs


    As delegates gear up for next week's Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow the persistent problem of haulage licence permits for transport between Russia and Poland has resurfaced, with Russia cutting permits for haulage and implementing steep fines for invalid ones in an effort to protect ...

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    Tornado tears up Schneider facility


    A Schneider National facility near Dallas, Texas has been badly damaged by a tornado, one of a number that wreaked havoc in the area on Tuesday. The US transport and logistics provider said that all employees had been accounted for and were safe. "We are thankful and relieved ...

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    Carriers cautious over gigaliner statements


    The European Commission may be changing its interpretation of EU rules to allow the movement of longer and heavier vehicles (LHVs), also called gigaliners, across European country borders following comments this week by Siim Kallas, European commissioner for transport. Under current EU haulage regulations trucks must conform to ...

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    Global round up


    Höegh Autoliners commences regular Sagunto service Höegh Autoliners has launched a new regular service from the Spanish Mediterranean port of Sagunto to the US East Coast, complementing existing services from Sagunto to the Far East, the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe. Vessels will call on a three-week ...

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    Extortion on Indian highways


    India’s National Permit System, which was introduced in 2010 to facilitate the free interstate movement of goods along the country’s national highways, may be failing to meet its objective because of road-side gangs that are extorting money from truck drivers delivering goods, including finished vehicles. According to first-hand ...

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    Global round up


    Newly-established shipping company North Sea RoRo will begin a service between the port of Gothenburg in Sweden and Killingholme port in the UK on 24 th January. Headed by CEO Mårten Carlquist, the new service aims to provide an alternative to the service currently operated by DFDS and ...

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    Global round up


    Ford establishes Dubai PDC with Hellmann Ford has set up a parts distribution centre at the Jebel Ali Free Zone in Dubai, United Arab Emirates that will be operated by Rudolph Logistics Group & Hellmann Automotive. The carmaker is reported to have invested $53m in the 29,500m2 depot, which will ...

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    CSA impacts hiring process say carriers


    Trucking companies in the US are reported to have raised their hiring standards since the introduction of the new safety regulations brought in almost a year ago by the Department of Transport’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, but there are problems with recruitment because of the increased scrutiny now required ...

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    Study shows megaliners could hit rail


    A recent study commissioned by the Community of European Rail and Infrastructure Companies (CER) has found that the introduction of trucks up to 25.25m long across Europe could lead to the abandonment of certain rail routes and compromise the emissions targets contained in the Europe Commission’s recently published 2011 Transport ...

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    Global round up


    Fesco adds Tacoma to US-Russia service Russian transport and logistics provider Fesco Transport is responding to growing demand for breakbulk, ro-ro and project cargo deliveries in the Far East of Russia with a new fortnightly service from the port of Tacoma on the US West Coast. Fesco Russian Pacific ...

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    Global round up


    A major new multimodal logistics development at the Turquerie business park in Calais, France, which promises to build the biggest logistics centre in northern France, has been officially launched. Conceived as the main gateway for the shipping of goods between France, northernEurope and the UK, the Calais Premier project, located ...

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    K+N expands China shuttle service


    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its road delivery network in China as part of an ongoing growth of services that the company said will be of particular benefit to its automotive customers. Having launched its first long-haul shuttle service between Shanghai and Tianjin in April this year, ...

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    Safety first for US forwarders


    The full impact of new safety regulations for trucking in the US introduced by the Department of Transport’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are still being assessed, but there are clear signs from leading carriers that demonstrating high results is likely to work to their advantage in tenders with ...

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    Global round up


    Ontime boosts fleet with £4m investment Ontime Automotive is making a £4m ($6.3m) investment in its Specialist Transport Division’s fleet of enclosed transporters over the next 12 months with the addition of 21 new enclosed vehicles. The UK-based finished vehicle transporter is working with manufacturing supplier Rolfo ...

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    Eurovignette revisions 'disappointing'


    A revision to the European Commission’s Eurovignette Directive, which allows European Union states to impose charges on trucks to offset pollution costs, has been given final approval to apply a new toll-based pricing system aimed at recovering previously prohibited “external costs”. Last week’s vote on the revision marks the end ...

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    Toll to take stake in Tianjin Anda Logistics


    Toll Group, one of Asia’s leading integrated logistics providers, is acquiring 40% of Chinese automotive 3PL Tianjin Anda Logistics. Tianjin provides finished vehicle transport, storage and processing services for companies including FAW, Toyota, BMW, Peugeot-Citroën and Chery and in 2010, generated revenue of over RMB 400m ($62m). The acquisition ...