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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-27T17:02:24Z

    The 11th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Christopher ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Christopher ...

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    UPS appoints Cindy Miller as head of global freight forwarding

    2016-04-08T16:51:31Z

    Cindy Miller (left) has been promoted to president of global freight forwarding at logistics and supply chain giant, UPS. She replaces Steve Flowers, who has moved to the company’s strategy group.Miller has been with the company for 28 years and started as a driver in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was most ...

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    Consolidation in logistics: Big fish eat the little fish...

    2016-04-04T08:00:06Z

    The big players in automotive logistics are getting bigger after a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with middle players at particular risk of being subsumed. So will this trend continue?There has been a growing trend for consolidation in the third party logistics sector over the past few years, including ...

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    The progress and possibilities of ePOD

    2016-03-22T12:11:17Z

    Though it has been around for a while, the vehicle logistics world is only just beginning to catch on to the potential of ePOD, especially in North America, where mandates and standards are setting the coursePaperless transactions have been ubiquitous in the transfer of goods and services for more than ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Trying to tie down demand

    2016-01-22T10:06:19Z

    Forecasting matters for any organisation juggling costs and service levels, but in the finished vehicle sector, the stakes are higher than mostGenerally speaking, it is easier to be prepared if you know what’s coming. Reliable demand forecasts help participants throughout the supply chain to ensure they have the materials, equipment, ...

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    UPS strengthens US-Mexico cross border services

    2016-01-13T16:32:45Z

    UPS has announced that it has strengthened its cross-border services to help US exporters find new opportunities in Mexico, and Mexican exporters to increase trade with the US.The US is Mexico’s largest trading partner, and Mexico is the United States’ second-largest export market – after Canada – and its third-largest ...

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change

    2016-01-12T14:59:41Z

    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Europe regulators approve FedEx acquisition of TNT

    2016-01-08T16:21:01Z

    Regulators in the European Union have approved FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express. The news sees the end of a six-month antitrust investigation that had previously been one of the biggest hurdles towards the deal.The merger – worth around $5 billion – which was announced in April last year, would give ...

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    A new train of thought

    2015-12-21T16:11:19Z

    Illustration copyright DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbHVehicles are increasingly moving towards connected cars and trucks. Now may be the time for the connected rail wagon. DB Schenker is currently trialling what it calls 'asset intelligence', and other rail providers are considering their options tooConnected cars are increasingly the norm ...

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    Tim Doggett moves to general manager role for Rhenus Logistics UK

    2015-10-29T15:38:06Z

    Rhenus Logistics UK has appointed Tim Doggett as its new general manager, North West. Doggett will take responsibility for the freight forwarder’s sales and operations at its Trafford Park branch in Manchester and at its Liverpool branch in Frodsham, Cheshire. Doggett moves from his position as regional director with Europa ...

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    EU regulators will not stop FedEx takeover of TNT Express

    2015-10-21T15:59:26Z

    Following the news in April this year that FedEx had made a €4.4 billion ($5 billion) bid for TNT Express, the companies have confirmed that European Commission antitrust regulators will not oppose the takeover.In a joint statement, FedEx and TNT Express said the internal deadline for issuing a Statement of ...

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    ECG Conference: From the connected car to the connected train

    2015-10-21T12:41:15Z

    A lot of attention has been given to OEMs’ plans for autonomous vehicles and connected cars recently but OEMs aren’t the only ones innovating in this direction. At the recent 2015 annual conference of the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics (ECG), Malte Keller, head of equipment and Germany transport ...

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

    2015-10-20T15:02:42Z

    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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    Are European vehicle logistics going back to the past or the future?

    2015-10-18T18:56:14Z

    More than 240 delegates gathered in Vienna, Austria for this year’s annual meeting of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), powered by Finished Vehicle Logistics, to discuss an industry that has returned to growth and is now confronting new technologies that could transform operations. But an ongoing and worsening ...

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    Recalls issued on BMW vehicles damaged by winter conditions at Halifax

    2015-08-12T10:28:38Z

    Following the report earlier this year that harsh winter conditions had resulted in a snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, near the port of Halifax, Transport Canada – the government body that monitors transport safety – has now announced a recall on around ...

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    Elias Mandas moves to automotive role at GAC

    2015-08-05T11:08:49Z

    Elias Mandas has moved from his role as European sales manager for automotive at container expert, Goodpack, to a new appointment as sales manager for automotive at shipping logistics and marine services provider, GAC.GAC said it was investing in resources to support the automotive sector in strategic markets, one of ...

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    Ford veteran Ware joins AIAG

    2015-07-10T11:56:48Z

    Lang E. Ware has joined AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) as director of supply chain products and services.In his new position, Ware will be responsible for leading industry research, projects, programmes, events, training, and standards development related to the movement of products and/or data throughout the supply chain. Before taking ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...