All Volvo Group articles – Page 4

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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, ...

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    Viking Rail is all Volvo again


    Viking Rail, an inter-modal link created by Volvo Logistics and DB Schenker that connects megatrailer cargo between Scandinavia and Germany by rail, has resumed a 100% dedicated-cargo service for Volvo Logistics, including for group customers and external clients such as Volvo Cars. The service, which initially started in 2008 in ...

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    Divide and conquer


    A process built around lead timesThe challenge of ‘singles’Alternative optionsBeyond Mack businessBarry Cross investigates how Mack Trucks distributes its vehicles and what advantages Volvo Logistics can offer over more asset-rich operations in North America.In August 2008, the distribution of Mack Trucks underwent a radical revamp following two years of process ...

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    China’s growth hinges on its ports


    Shanghai PortGerman craftsmanship is in demandHigh and heavy calls the shotsSea routes linking north and south ChinaThe future?China imports more cars from Europe and the US than it exports and the trend looks set to continue. Namrita Chow reveals that in spite of being restricted to five ports for bringing ...

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    A Chinese Volvo opens doors for providers


    Until the ink dries on Geely’s $1.8 billion takeover of Volvo Cars from Ford, announced last weekend, the supply chain and logistics implications remain uncertain. However, early speculation suggests that the Sino-Swedish partnership should open wider the door into China for Volvo and its supply base, while at the same ...

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    Volvo Logistics embraces biodiesel initiative


    Volvo Logistics is participating in a carbon-conscious joint venture with DHL, IKEA, H&M and Preem that has led to the opening of the first petrol station in western Sweden selling environmentally-adapted fuel. The station is based at Skandiahemnen port in Gothenburg, close to Volvo’s plants and the trans-shipment terminal in ...

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    European truckmakers reach for new markets


    Commercial vehicle sales in Europe have fallen significantly in 2009, with the registrations of new vehicles contracting by more than 35% in January to 145,000 units, according to the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association. The sales drop has led truckmakers to export and assemble vehicles outside their traditional markets, although the ...