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  • Dirk Willmann
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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.

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    Rodrigo de Paula revelling in new Lynk & Co logistics role

    2017-08-16T14:42:58Z

    Former director of outbound operations at Volvo Cars, Rodrigo de Paula (pictured), has said he is looking forward to implementing a number of interesting projects and new ideas in his new role as director of logistics operations at Lynk & Co. The Brazilian national joined the carmaker in June on ...

  • The Volvo Cars manufacturing plant in Daqing, China
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    Vehicle protection: Trying to cover all bases

    2017-08-09T12:44:13Z

    In June this year, upmarket Volvo S90 sedans built at Volvo Cars’ plant in Daqing, northern China, began arriving at a car terminal at the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium for European distribution. Travelling not by sea, but by rail , they are transported in containers across Russia along the China-Europe ...

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    North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

    2017-07-05T17:20:21Z

    While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of throughput, many of them are now being tested further by the slowdown in sales in the US, with inventory build-ups in some ports, and slower throughput. ...

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    Volvo to put electric motor in all its new models from 2019

    2017-07-05T16:20:01Z

    Geely-owned Volvo Cars has announced that all of the cars it launches from 2019 onwards will have an electric motor – a move it says marks the end of internal combustion engine-only cars. The company said it would introduce a portfolio of electrified cars across its model range, with options ...

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    BMW Group: Thinking big about outbound

    2017-07-03T11:44:47Z

    Alongside pictures of her family, Anita Pieper’s office is full of visual charts and signposts: value-stream maps, PDA circles for scheduling and a 3PS board outlining various projects and targets her teams are working on, from quality statistics to network studies or a plant launch years ahead. In the middle ...

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    First block train of Volvo S90s arrives in Belgium from China

    2017-07-03T09:47:46Z

    The first dedicated rail shipment of China-made Volvo S90s rolled into the Wielingendok at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge on Friday last week, just 20 days after they had left Daqing in Heilongjiang province. The train, which carried the cars in 225 containers, marked the official start of the ‘New ...

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    Volvo Cars China: A system built for growth

    2017-06-29T03:34:22Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Few carmakers have been moving as quickly as Volvo Cars to develop and expand their industrial footprint in China. In less than five years, the carmaker has launched two assembly plants and an engine factory, while ramping up production and more than doubling sales in the country. It has ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department

    2017-06-21T09:47:48Z

    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions. Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. ...

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    Europe conference: Automotive manufacturers could hitch a ride to China

    2017-06-13T14:14:12Z

    The automotive industry in Europe could benefit considerably from an imbalance of rail flows between the continent and China along the fast-growing China-Europe railway to ship goods to China in currently empty return capacity, according to one major Chinese logistics provider. Vegard Synnes (pictured), head of key accounts for CDC ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Volvo kicks off China-Europe rail service for S90 exports

    2017-05-30T17:47:20Z

    An initial shipment of Chinese-built Volvo S90s arrived by train in Zeebrugge, Belgium this week, making Volvo Cars the first carmaker to export China-made vehicles to Europe using rail. The shipment, which will be followed by a regular service according to Volvo, is a significant development in turning the Geely-owned ...

  • BeltRoadForum
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    China pushes Belt and Road investment as European rail link booms

    2017-05-17T15:16:00Z

    Source: Chatham House Investment plans announced earlier this week for China’s ambitious Belt and Road economic and trade plan look set to support strong growth in rail services between China and Europe, which has seen rising use and interest among automotive manufacturers and logistics providers. At the Belt and ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher LudwigThe Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot year ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

  • PORT DE BARCELONA
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    European ports: Sailing into a tide of protectionism?

    2017-04-04T22:43:43Z

    The repercussions of last year’s political eruptions have yet to be felt in Europe’s ports and growth is expected to continue this year, bringing with it much-needed investment. But port operators and shipping companies remain on alert for any shift in trading patterns While last year was one of political ...

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    SCPA breaks ground on second inland port in South Carolina

    2017-03-21T17:24:43Z

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has broken ground on a new inland port in the town of Dillon. The move follows its recent success in establishing an inland logistics hub used by BMW and tyremaker Michelin. In choosing a location in the eastern part of South Carolina with close proximity ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

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    Gaskell named head of outbound logistics at Volvo Cars in China

    2016-12-20T10:37:03Z

    Jaime Gaskell, former general manager for marketing and sales at NYK Automotive Logistics in China, has joined Volvo Cars as head of outbound logistics in the country. The new role includes responsibility for imported and domestic cars, as well as the warehouse and inland distribution business. Gaskell started out as ...