All UK articles – Page 5

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    Acumen expands car carrier fleet in the UK

    2016-06-15T13:38:52Z

    UK transport and logistics provider, Acumen Logistics, has invested £750,000 ($1.07m) in four more Scania tractor units to support finished vehicle transport contracts its Acumen Automotive Logistics division has won this year. The latest additions, which are equipped with Euro 6 engines, brings its truck fleet in the UK to ...

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    Ssangyong handling imports through Portbury with new VPC

    2016-06-15T13:11:12Z

    [Update June 17th] The UK division of Korean carmaker SsangYong Motor (SYMUK) has taken over control and management of its vehicle importation and reception base at the Portbury, near Bristol. The carmaker has also created a vehicle preparation centre (VPC) on a new facility at the port following an ...

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    BCA appoints Dean Hulse to lead logistics operation

    2016-06-03T11:26:34Z

    Hot on the heels of the announcement that Konrad Zwirner had joined UK-based finished vehicle logistics provider BCA , the company has now revealed the appointment of Dean Hulse (pictured) as managing director of BCA Logistics. Hulse has over 15 years’ experience and has held senior roles with TNT and ...

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    British carmakers prepare for possible steel supply disruption

    2016-06-03T10:35:48Z

    Vehicle manufacturers in the UK have begun drawing up contingency plans to cater for possible disruption to steel supplies in the wake of uncertainty over the future of Tata Steel UK. It follows a statement by the Tata Group at the end of March that it had decided to exit ...

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    Paragon sets up dedicated division for EV remarketing

    2016-05-17T16:45:43Z

    UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive has launched a new division to help carmakers and fleet operators manage electric and hybrid vehicles through the de-fleet and refurbishment process. To support shipment of electric vehicles to its facilities and back out again for remarketing, Paragon is putting a dedicated truck ...

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    Aston Barclay invests £700k in car transporters

    2016-05-06T17:04:00Z

    UK-based vehicle remarketing specialist Aston Barclay has just renewed its car carrier fleet with the acquisition of six vehicle transporters. The fleet, which represents an investment of £700,000, is made up of six Scania P410 trucks and a corresponding number of custom-built Pegasus trailers from equipment maker Rolfo. Each trailer ...

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    Vantec opens second warehouse for Nissan in Sunderland

    2016-04-22T16:59:35Z

    Left to right: Fumio Komamura of Hitachi Transport System; Irene Lucas, chief executive of Sunderland City Council; Yokinobu Kodama, president of Vantec Corporation; and Martin Kendall, managing director of Vantec Europe UK-based logistics provider Vantec Europe has opened a 40,500 sq.m warehouse at Hillthorn Business Park in Sunderland, following ...

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    Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    2016-04-22T14:02:50Z

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group ...

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    Euro Car Parts continues expansion in UK

    2016-04-20T15:32:45Z

    Euro Car Parts (ECP) has opened a 930 sq.m branch in Warwick, in the UK. The aftermarket parts distributor said the new branch would stock 15,000 lines and would provide deliveries within the hour to service centres in surrounding Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and Southam. It will be replenished by ECP’s ...

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    Alastair Welch takes over as director of ABP Southampton

    2016-04-06T10:51:53Z

    Alastair Welch (pictured) has been appointed the new director of Southampton port in the UK, managed by Associated British Ports (ABP). He replaces Nick Ridehalgh. Welch, who begins work on Monday (April 9th) was most recently managing director of London Southend Airport and also runs AV8 Advisory, a consultancy providing ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...