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    Keep coming up with the goods in the UK


    Vehicle production in the UK is healthy, but requires agile logistics for its global and local supply chains and these can only evolve with investment in skills training and IT.Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report

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    ECG: для восстановления Греции и Южной Европы крайне важна логистика


    ECG: для восстановления Греции и Южной Европы крайне важна логистика Логистика будет играть важную роль в восстановлении греческой экономики после рецессии, утверждали члены ECG на весенней конференции и генеральной ассамблее Ассоциации, прошедших на прошлой неделе в Афинах. Константино Балдиссара, президент ECG, говорил о сложностях, испытываемых в Греции после финансового кризиса, ...

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    Logistics vital to Greek and southern European recovery


    Logistics will play an important role in the recovery of the Greek economy following the recession, said a member of the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks at the ECG spring congress and general assembly, held in Athens.

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    ​Harmonisation of loaded lengths remains “key priority” for ECG


    Members of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) met last week in Athens, to discuss the current climate in Europe and the challenges faced across the industry. The importance of continued lobbying for harmonised loading lengths in car carriers was a key point of discussion, as was the slowly ...

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    ​ECG survey results looking to the future


    At the spring congress and general assembly of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) held in Athens between 22-23 May, Mike Sturgeon, executive director, described the results of a recent survey which revealed that investment in trucks and drivers had been more prevalent than that of ships, railway wagons ...

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    ​European sales not much to celebrate yet, says LMC’s Cox


    A number of recent reports have painted a rosy picture of returning sales to the European market, but the reality is less overwhelmingly positive than these would suggest. This was the opinion of LMC Automotive’s head of European production, Justin Cox, speaking at last week’s spring congress and general assembly ...

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    ​Yusen expands presence in Russia with Togliatti opening


    Yusen Logistics has announced the opening of a new office at Togliatti: the latest in its efforts to expand its activity in Russia.

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    ​Spain to improve logistics links with Europe and Africa


    The Spanish government has announced an €8m ($11m) investment in its transport infrastructure to enhance transport and logistics links between Spain, southern Europe and northern Africa. "Spain aims to become the major logistics platform for southern Europe and northern Africa, serving the global east-west trade routes, as well as the ...

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    Political unrest delays Honda plans in Thailand


    Honda is delaying the construction of its third car assembly plant in Thailand because of political unrest in the country. The decision will push back the carmaker’s plans for distribution to the local and wider Asean markets from the $530m plant by at least six months, according to reports by ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover to use Gefco returnable packaging service


    Gefco has announced a new contract with Jaguar Land Rover that will see it provide reusable packaging solutions to support the company's parts production.

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    Horizon launches software for automotive parts distribution


    Logistics and freight forwarding provider Horizon International Cargo has announced the launch of a supply-chain oriented IT system. The technology, hicloud, is expected to provide customers with increased visibility over their products and supply chain partners. Horizon operates heavily within the automotive and parts logostics industries. The system will monitor ...

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    ​Advance Auto Parts expands in Jacksonville


    US-based aftermarket parts supplier, Advance Auto Parts, has opened its fifth facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The largest automotive aftermarket provider in North America now operates around 5,300 stores across the region.

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    Scania chooses DHL’s shared service for UK aftermarket


    In a three-year contract, Scania will use DHL’s ‘Auto Alliance’, a shared-user platform for spare parts distribution, to cover the Swedish truckmaker’s aftermarket operations in Britain and Northern Ireland. Dealers will be able to place orders at 19.30 for guaranteed pre-8am delivery.The operation includes both transport and consolidation activities, moving ...

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    ​MEPs vote to harmonise loaded EU transporters


    During a plenary session of the European Parliament, more than 90% of MEPs have voted in favour of harmonising the loaded length of vehicle transporters across Europe.

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    ​Yusen focuses on Turkish hub


    Logistics and transport provider Yusen Logistics has announced a growth plan for Turkey, a market it has had a presence in since 2012. It said it now plans to increase its offices and facilities in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkish republics.

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    Positive outlook for Indonesia following Q1 results


    In important news for logistics providers and OEMs alike, recently released sales figures bode well for the Indonesian automotive market. Sales reached above 328,000 in the first quarter of 2014, a 17.8% increase from the first quarter last year, despite Indonesia’s high interest rates and rising production costs. The results ...

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    ​UK suppliers to benefit from Enscite development programme


    UK-based small and medium enterprise companies (SMEs) in the automotive industry have received a significant boost following the launch of a support initiative by a joint venture of universities and Derby City Council.

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    ​Ford’s Harley named board president of ELUPEG


    ELUPEG, the European cross-industry organisation dedicated to achieving sustainable logistics through supply chain collaboration, has appointed Stephen Harley, Ford’s director of C-MAX and C/D product transition, as its president. Harley will head a new board of governors at the organisation, with further appointments soon to be announced.Once announced the board ...

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    ASEAN aftermarket set to soar, says Frost and Sullivan


    Increased vehicle sales in Southeast Asia over the coming years are going to have a big impact on the development of the aftermarket in the region according to forecasts from consultancy Frost and Sullivan.New vehicles entering the ASEAN market will precipitate the rise in aftermarket operations and parts supply at ...

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