All Volvo Group articles – Page 4

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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 ...