VEHICLE LOGISTICS ROAD – Page 4

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    Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

    2018-12-04T09:00:00Z

    While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including ...

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    Economic nationalism to force a lane-change

    2018-11-20T14:38:46Z

    Typically, the world experiences waves of economic nationalism every three decades but these are often limited to one region each time. Today we’re experiencing a global wave of economic disruption across multiple regions simultaneously. In reaction, automotive manufacturers are having to increase the flexibility and agility of their supply chains ...

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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing ...

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    EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

    2018-10-08T15:12:55Z

    According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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    Taking the ‘E’ out of ETA

    2018-10-02T12:19:44Z

    Traditionally, OEMs and vehicle-carriers have never been able to be 100% accurate about vehicle delivery times in the information they provide to dealerships, and dealers have often disregarded the information as a result. As one of the participants in a Q&A session at a recent Finished Vehicle Logistics conference observed: ...

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    Mexico hopes for a smoother road ahead

    2018-09-26T14:48:18Z

    After much uncertainty around trade talks between Mexico and the US and the former’s presidential election, Mexico’s economic and political conditions now seem clearer, leaving OEMs and LSPs in the country more optimistic about the future.Mexico, which is the world’s fourth biggest vehicle exporter, has enjoyed strong levels of exports ...

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    Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    2018-09-19T09:57:21Z

    The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate.The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle train. ...

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    Anderson replaces McCann as CEO at United Road

    2018-09-12T09:01:56Z

    Marc Anderson (pictured) is taking over as CEO of US finished vehicle haulier, United Road Services. He replaces Kathleen McCann, who will move to the role of executive chairman in January.Anderson, who joined the company as chief operating officer in 2014 from Inland Industrial Services, added the role of president ...

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    NVD adopts Inform system for moves in Ireland

    2018-09-04T11:44:10Z

    National Vehicle Distribution (NVD) is using a system developed by German IT specialist Inform to manage finished vehicle distribution and yard management in Ireland.The SynchroTess system can track the approximately 400,000 vehicles NVD handles every year through each stage of storage, preparation and delivery.Michael Howlin, head of IT at the ...

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    Acumen expands enclosed fleet

    2018-08-07T11:35:15Z

    UK-based Acumen Automotive Logistics is investing almost £800,000 ($1.03m) in four enclosed semi-trailers to meet rising demand for covered vehicle transport.Three new Belle Trailers units and one Rolfo trailer are joining Acumen’s enclosed fleet, which has more than doubled in size within five years from 13 to 30 vehicles.The trailers ...

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    Seeking to harmonise supply and demand

    2018-07-13T11:55:18Z

    In May, supply chain specialist Kinaxis announced that Volvo Cars had chosen its software for work on volume forecasting and production planning. According to Kinaxis, the Swedish carmaker will use its RapidResponse software to model the impact of rising production volumes, as well as other ‘what-if?’ scenarios. Accurate forecasting will ...

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    Russia's fresh focus on exports

    2018-07-05T14:23:40Z

    In recent years, Russia has put considerable resources into encouraging recovery in its domestic automotive industry. Last year, the federal budget included 62.3 billion roubles ($1 billion) in state aid for carmakers. Such sums have been spent primarily on boosting demand in the domestic market, which has been under pressure ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel expands services for BMW

    2018-07-04T11:37:39Z

    Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia.In a phased development, the logistics company set up a regional distribution centre in Kleinaitingen (Germany) last April and one in Słubice (Poland) a month later. It is also establishing dealer distribution centres in Beijing and Shanghai, China, ...

  • UK Managing Director David Jennison
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    A match made in heaven?

    2018-06-28T10:46:58Z

    According to a study carried out by the European Commission in 2014, almost a quarter of truck journeys on Europe’s roads are carried out empty. In individual member states, the prevalence of empty running can be even higher: in the UK, for instance, Department for Transport (DfT) statistics put the ...

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    Young replaces Schroeder at the AHAA

    2018-06-05T11:05:34Z

    Guy Young (pictured) has replaced Bill Schroeder as general manager of the Auto Haulers Association of America (AHAA). The association represents the interests of finished vehicle carriers in the US and currently has more than 85 car carrier members (with almost 9,000 trucks between them) and around 35 suppliers.Young has ...

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    Mosolf continues expansion with buyout of German rival

    2018-05-08T11:43:42Z

    German-based vehicle transporter Mosolf Group is taking over German rival firm Autokontor Bayern to reinforce its position “in an environment where markets are becoming more specialist and consolidating,” said the company’s CEO, Jörg Mosolf.The ownership change means Autokontor Bayern’s main shareholder and joint managing director Bernd Sauter will leave the ...

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    Car hauliers suspend services at Renault-Nissan’s Chennai plant

    2018-05-01T12:04:14Z

    Car carriers providing outbound distribution services for Renault-Nissan in India suspended their operations at the carmaker’s plant in Chennai last week in protest at what they say was the OEM’s decision to renege on agreed freight rates.According to the Car Carrier Association (CCA), the dispute dates back to meetings Renault-Nissan ...

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack. Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident became ...