All Volvo Group articles – Page 3

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    Volvo ends Renault Trucks deal with Karsan


    Volvo Group will end its agreement with Turkish manufacturer Karsan for assembly of Renault Trucks at Karsan’s plant near Bursa when its current six-year deal expires in November. Renault Trucks is part of the Volvo Group following a buyout in 2001, and the Swedish company established its agreement with Karsan ...

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    European ports survey 2012


    The world’s most active vehicle-trading sea network. While European ports saw declines in imports within a tough market, volumes were surprisingly resilient in some areas, driven by exports, developing regions and changing OEM strategies. In this story...A mixed marketGrowth in Northern EuropeBenelux DevelopmentBritish flows/ The suffering southNew marketsMore choice ...

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    Jockeying toward on-truck delivery


    India's Volvo Eicher is debating whether to switch from truck-on-truck to using ‘jockey’ transport for moving its commercial vehicles.IN THIS STORY...The Jockey questionVolvo Eicher's distribution network and strategy Driver training and the case for jockeyTo drive, or not to drive, that is the question facing Volvo Eicher’s Vivek Dange. ...

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    Global round up: Turkey exports to Israel; Volvo Truck jv with Dongfeng; German 'mastery' of logistics; Acumen buys Mercedes; Mahindra wins awards


    Turkey boosts vehicle exports to IsraelIn 2012, Turkey exported 18,000 units to Israel in spite of the two countries experiencing less than cordial relations. The traffic is expected to continue to rise both this year and well into 2014 as manufacturers in Turkey begin assembly of new models.In the ...

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    Executives on the move


    Following the departure of Bob Socia as vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (read more here), General Motors has named Grace Lieblein (pictured) as his successor, responsible for its purchasing activities and supply chain and logistics operations worldwide. “Grace’s track record is a diverse and very successful one ...

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    Opel follows 4PL trend for parts


    While the big news this year for logistics at General Motors Europe has been the pending outsourcing of its inbound and outbound logistics management to Gefco as a ‘fourth party logistics provider’ (4PL), for more than a year GM’s Opel/Vauxhall unit has also been working with another ...

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    Boxing clever


    Container lines note a rise in box movementsRo-ro will remain dominantFor niche markets, mainlyBMW not lured by falling rates aloneContainer are increasing for Jaguar Land RoverDoor-to-door container serviceMethods of securementWhile ro-ro may seem an automatic choice for mass transport of cars, there are many markets in which the speed, security ...

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    Global round up


    DHL opens parts centre in BrazilDHL Global Forwarding has opened an automotive parts handling centre in São Paulo, Brazil that will process around 2,000 shipments per month for carmakers, commercial vehicle makers and their tier suppliers in the local market.According to the company, the Automotive Competence Center will provide ...

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    Global round up


    Bentley extends contract with OntimeBentley Motors has extended its contract with transport provider Ontime Automotive for a further three years as it sees an increase in sales driven by the roll out of new products, including the Continental GT, GTC and Mulsanne. The luxury carmaker, owned by Volkswagen, ...

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    Secrets of a success story at JLR


    Logistics providers have played a key role in the global growth of Jaguar Land Rover, and the OEM wants to extend co-operation even further.Contracts of trust;The supply chain and its history;A complete LLP strategy;Reducing premium freight spending by 80%;Global systems for order to delivery;A collaborative outbound strategy;Network planning;The recruitment challenge.The ...

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    Tied to the green principle


    Regulatory realities;The real cost of regulations;Strategies for reducing emissions and cost;How to measure emissions;Future trends.Andrew Williams reports on how LSPs are attempting to reduce emissions and costs in response to environmental concerns and changing regulationsIn recent years, automotive logistics companies have come under increasing pressure to improve the environmental performance ...

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    Resolving a loaded issue in China


    With some 40,000 car carriers in China thought to be operating outside of legal limits on truck length, Ellen Hua finds out why, despite new regulations, companies are still flouting the law and what the likelihood is for future change.Kidnapped legislation;Behind the overloading;Revising official standards;The return of price;Innovating a way ...

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    Executives on the move


    Takashi Nagai is moving from his position as president and CEO of Honda Siel Cars India (HSCI) and “is expected” to take up a new role in Japan as president and representative director of Honda Logistics. As of the beginning of April he will be ...

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    Logistics in a of land of extremes


    A booming region for high and heavyStill a growth regionPorts are well developedDeep- and short-sea services to the regionTurkey and Israel standoutWhere deep-sea lines rarely voyageImport and sales growth to the Middle East have been substantial in the past few years, particularly for high-and-heavy and commercial vehicle imports. Malcolm Wheatley ...

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    Volvo Logistics cuts emissions


    Volvo Logistics has reported a 22% reduction in the CO2 emissions produced from its transport of goods between 2006 and 2010, including movements for the Volvo Car Corporation. The reduction has been achieved by a combination of increased training in fuel-efficient driving amongst the trucking companies used by the Volvo ...

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    Glovis America: the next generation


    Expansion plans for the US Assets to have and to have notThe Hyundai and Kia networkConsolidating ports will continueBetter planning for port processingGlovis America is not simply an offshoot of the Korean giant Hyundai; it is a lean logistics company ready to work across the automotive sector, from vehicle processing ...

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    European ports emerge from the darkness


    The world’s largest carportsEmden close to all-time highRelative strength in the UKScandinavian recovery and privatisationPort reforms at Piraeus and Le HavreQuality in the NetherlandsBaltic prospectsAfter devastating drops in 2009, European ports saw recovery for vehicle volumes in 2010, although most are still far from their peaks. Chris Lewis investigates current ...

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    Volvo Logistics to raise investment despite rate concerns


    Volvo Logistics, the third party logistics (3PL) arm of Sweden’s Volvo Group, has its sights set on growth of up to 20-25% in the coming years on the strength of recovery in North America and Europe and growing volume in emerging markets, in particular China where it is investing in ...

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    DFDS sees auto opportunity


    The shipping and logistics group DFDS is aiming to buck the trend of weak vehicle sales in Europe this year with a growth target of more than 30% for shipping passenger cars compared to 2010. The group, which includes DFDS Seaways and DFDS Logistics, is also targeting expansion for inbound ...

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    Gothenburg recovers before privatisation


    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg is in the midst of a major transition for its vehicle handling business. In 2008, the Port Authority of Gothenburg made the decision to divest its automotive terminal operations, including the splitting up the vehicle logistics operations into two terminals: one for ro-ro and short sea, ...