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    EML launches new Iberia Express service

    2018-02-27T14:30:53Z

    Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML), has launched a new weekly Iberia Express ro-ro service connecting vehicle ports in the UK, Belgium, Spain and Portugal. On the southbound leg, services start from the UK’s port of Tyne, calling at Zeebrugge (Belgium), Santander (Spain) and Barcelona (Spain). Northbound, vessels leaving from ...

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    Lohr refurbishes Acumen fleet

    2018-02-13T17:22:03Z

    UK-based finished vehicle haulier Acumen Automotive Logistics has said it is nearing completion of a £500,000 ($695,000) refurbishment of 20 finished vehicle transporters with its French car carrier supplier, Lohr Automotive. According to Acumen, the transporters are having all their wiring replaced, a full hydraulic system overhaul including sliding decks, ...

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    Eddie Aston takes over as MD of UKIN at Ceva

    2018-02-05T16:27:17Z

    Eddie Aston (pictured) has been appointed managing director for the UK, Ireland and Nordic (UKIN) region at Ceva Logistics. He joins the supply chain management company from commercial van hire and leasing organisation Northgate, where he was UK managing director. He will be based at Ashby-de-la-Zouch and replaces Michael O’Donoghue, ...

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    AV Dawson makes key appointments

    2018-02-05T14:51:28Z

    Andy Watkins (pictured) has been appointed operations director at UK logistics and transport provider AV Dawson. Watkins has been at the company for 30 years, originally starting there as a stevedore. The company said in a statement that he would oversee operations as AV Dawson expanded into new markets. “Andy ...

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    Pasajes suffers sharp drop in throughput

    2018-01-31T12:16:01Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasajes (also known by its Basque name of Pasaia) experienced a sharp drop in vehicle traffic over the first 11 months of last year. The port handled 215,119 units during the period – a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period in 2016, according ...

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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

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    SCH sees marked rise in throughput at Southampton

    2018-01-23T17:48:20Z

    Southampton Cargo Handling (SCH) has reported processing 280,000 vehicles through the UK port of Southampton last year, up 27% on approximately 220,000 moved in 2016 when it exceeded 200,000 units for the first time. The company said 80% of vehicles handled there last year were for export. High and heavy ...

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    Ford begins importing EcoSport into UK from Romania

    2018-01-23T15:52:35Z

    Imports of the Ford EcoSport compact SUV into the UK from Romania are now fully underway via the port of Constanta, the carmaker has confirmed.Ford began production of the the EcoSport at its plant in Romania in October last year and said the shift to Europe from production at its ...

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    Yusen Logistics upgrades UK fleet

    2018-01-23T15:00:38Z

    Yusen Logistics' division in the UK has upgraded its fleet with 95 new tractive units that it says will reduce its emissions, improve efficiency and protect drivers with the latest safety technology. As part of a fleet replacement programme, the logistics provider has bought 50 MAN TGX 460 tractor units ...

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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico. The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly ...

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    Vauxhall to cut a further 250 jobs as it moves to a single shift at Ellesmere Port

    2018-01-09T10:24:48Z

    Vauxhall Motors has announced it is making a further 250 redundancies at its Ellesmere Port plant in the UK, following a meeting it held on January 4 th with union Unite. The latest announcement comes on top of the 400 redundancies announced in October last year, at which point ...

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    Twists and turns in the road ahead

    2018-01-05T12:36:01Z

    The European new vehicle market has showed strength in recent years, following a long decline after the global financial and subsequent Eurozone crises; sales have mostly recovered to pre-crisis levels and continued to rise in most major EU markets throughout 2017, with the exception of the UK. The outlook for ...

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    First volumes of Mitsubishi Eclipse land in the UK

    2018-01-03T12:34:43Z

    The first shipment of Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUVs has been delivered to the UK via Portbury Docks in Bristol, ahead of the model’s launch in the country later this month. Further shipments are planned in coming weeks, according to the carmaker. The vehicle is being made at Mitsubishi’s plant in ...

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    Avoiding supply chain disruptions with effective legal planning

    2017-12-22T12:00:08Z

    Even the greatest logisticians at the world’s most prestigious automotive companies can’t predict the future. Economic downturns occur, suppliers falter and disputes occur that endanger just-in-time manufacturing. While these disruptions in the supply chain are inevitable, they do not have to be catastrophic.Although the strategies shown here are written from ...

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    UK-based Acumen acquires J&A Transporters

    2017-12-12T17:22:03Z

    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has acquired J&A Transporters, a Somerset-based business specialising in used vehicle movements for auction houses, direct contracts with dealerships for new cars and vehicle swaps, and fleet movements for rental operators. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, will add 15 car transporters and ...

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    Kess contracts PD Ports as ship agent for services out of Humber ports in UK

    2017-12-05T15:42:00Z

    K Line European Sea Highway Services (Kess), which provides short-sea carrier services for the automotive trade, has appointed UK port operator PD Ports as its ship agent in the Humber region of the UK. The contract covers vehicle shipments through the ports of Immingham and Grimsby, which Kess takes to ...

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    Kia makes spot shipment of Slovakian-made cars via Gdansk

    2017-11-27T09:50:43Z

    [UPDATED] Kia Motors has started moving spot shipments of passenger cars made at its Zilina factory in Slovakia through the port of Gdansk in Poland for delivery to the UK. The Korean carmaker is working with Polish transport and logistics provider Adampol for the transport and processing of the vehicles. ...

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    No more second-hand innovation

    2017-11-24T16:57:15Z

    The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater ...

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    ABP launches £3.5 billion property arm with 960-hectare land bank

    2017-11-22T09:41:27Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a property development and investment business called ABP Property, worth £3.5 billion ($4.6 billion). The company owns sites in and around 21 major UK ports and said it had a ‘land bank’ of 960 hectares ready to accommodate new logistics, assembly, manufacturing and other ...