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    ECG Panel discussion: Talk is cheap, what is needed is action


    A panel of OEMs and vehicle logistics experts discussed the present and future of Europe's vehicle logistics industry at the end of the ECG Conference in Vienna. Most expressed a desire to work more closely together – and perhaps they have even found a way to do it. While Europe ...

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    Toyota Logistics Services provides vehicles for car hauler training


    Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) ­– a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales that manages Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicle logistics operations – has delivered nine Toyota and Lexus vehicles to the Auto Haulers Training Institute in Orange Park, Florida.The vehicles will be used in programmes geared towards providing truck drivers with ...

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    TNT ships solar car from the Netherlands to Australia


    TNT has shipped a solar car from the Netherlands to Australia.The logistics company shipped the car from Eindhoven to Liege, Belgium, then flew it to Singapore, and on to Melbourne.The four-seat prototype will compete at the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between Darwin and Adelaide. World Solar Challenge said, ...

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    Strike at port of Calais causes more freight delays


    The port of Calais is once again subject to disruption for trucks bound for the UK following strike action by port security workers that began early in the day on October 13th.Truck check-in posts have been blocked by strikers, who are demanding better working conditions and requesting that more personnel ...

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    DSV to buy UTi


    DSV, a Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has signed an agreement to acquire US-based non-asset-based supply chain management company, UTi Worldwide. The deal values UTi at around $1.35 billion, and the news is expected to add around 50% to DSV’s annual revenue and scale, ...

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    FVL 10th anniversary playlist


    Who knew that logistics had inspired and influenced some of the world's greatest musicians?Ok, so while that might not strictly be true, bands and artists have been singing about 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Truck Driver's Blues' and 'Running Late' for years.Musicians from Otis Redding, to Kraftwerk, The Chemical Brothers, Bob ...

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    ECG column: Rewind to look forward


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) reflects on the good, the bad, and the frustrating events of the last ten yearsCongratulations to Finished Vehicle Logistics on ten years of coverage of our industry. This is also the 18th year of ECG so we are a (little) ...

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?


    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    Outbound innovators need to think bigger and bolder


    Finished vehicle logistics (FVL) may not have a reputation for being the most innovative aspect of the automotive industry, but if providers want to overcome some of the industry’s issues, then innovation will have to happen. At the recent Automotive Logistics Global conference, speakers discussed the potential to innovate within ...

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    Supply chain providers need to get data savvy to survive


    The automotive industry is about to get a front row seat in the digital business revolution and one of the clear messages coming out of this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit was that, while senior supply chain executives recognise that their business is becoming digital, a high percentage ...

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    More needs to be done to reduce waste in the outbound sector


    All aspects of the automotive industry generate waste, whether that is environmental, in terms of productivity, or in business; and logistics and the supply chain are not exceptions. While efforts by OEMs, suppliers, and logistics service providers to reduce waste have significantly stepped up over the past few years, more ...

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    Acumen wins BMW Group contract


    UK logistics provider, Acumen Automotive Logistics, based in Coventry, has won a three-year contract with the BMW Group to deliver Minis from the carmaker’s Oxford plant to dealers in the UK.Acumen will deliver the vehicles to an area stretching from East Anglia on the east coast of England – to ...

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    Energy storage breakthrough could cut car hauliers’ emissions


    Skeleton Technologies and Adgero SARL have developed the world’s first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles, which could reduce fuel consumption and associated emissions by up to 25%.Skeleton Technologies, energy storage specialists, and Adgero SARL, hybrid technology specialists, have teamed up to design the innovative new hybrid ...

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    Mahindra Logistics focuses reorganisation on lucrative business sectors


    Mahindra Group’s third party logistics provider – Mahindra Logistics – is concentrating its focus on a number of specific sectors as part of a major overhaul in its organisation designed to increase revenue.The company is restructuring operations under four new markets: automotive and engineering, automotive outbound, consumer and pharmaceuticals, and ...

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    Rhenus secures five-year contract renewal with Daimler


    Daimler has awarded freight forwarding specialist Rhenus Logistics UK a five-year contract renewal to continue logistics services between the UK and Germany. Rhenus, which has worked with Daimler since 2010, is providing transport and logistics services at 67 collection points across the UK and Ireland for the delivery of automotive ...

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    American hauliers: Adding up the miles


    Constraints on rail capacity and changing demand could see road hauliers covering greater distances, as well as facing greater challengesThe fact that the majority of volume vehicle movements in North America use rail – perhaps for 70-75% of miles covered, by some estimates – would suggest that most truck deliveries ...

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    DHL launches cross border LTL service between US and Mexico


    [This story was updated on Thursday 23rd July] DHL’s freight handling division, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a less-than-container load (LTL) service between the US and Mexico that it said has already been adopted by the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors, among others.Han Roest, global sector head of automotive at ...

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    ZF’s truck technology to benefit logistics


    Driver shortage is one of the biggest concerns facing the logistics and supply chain industry. The reasons for the shortage include fewer younger drivers entering the profession, the baby boomer generation retiring, lifestyle, and stricter regulations on safety records and hours of service. It is estimated now that 35,000-40,000 drivers ...

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    ECG column: Growing pains


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (pictured with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel, far left) says that the return of stronger European growth means that capacity is once again tight and carriers are on the lookout for driversFor many of us, the financial crisis, almost a decade ago already, is becoming a distant memory. ...

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    Transport equipment: On the road to improvement


    Transporter manufacturers face rising demand and complexity, with a need to balance regulations with load factors and growing concerns over driver ergonomicsGrowth in vehicle production in many markets has increased demand for car-haul equipment. But while there is demand for trailer manufacturers to produce more equipment, the sector must ...