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  • News » Siegfried Jung takes over BMW’s finished vehicle dispatch and logistics

    June 27th 2017 From July 1st, Siegfried Jung (pictured) is the new head of vehicle dispatch and distribution at the BMW Group, based at the carmaker’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany. He replaces Peter Hörndlein, who has left BMW for a logistics role at truckmaker MAN. Jung, 46, is responsible for the carmaker’s vehicle-handling operations at plants as […]
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  • News » Porsche starts electric truck trial within logistics network at Leipzig plant

    June 27th 2017 Porsche says it has started testing an electric truck for deliveries from the logistics centre at its Liepzig plant in Germany to the nearby assembly supply centre. The project forms part of the eJIT research initiative, which includes Porsche Leipzig as well as engineering group, IAV GmbH, Schnellecke Logistics, Volkswagen Sachsen and the Saxony Automotive […]
  • News » Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    June 26th 2017 Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to the port of St Petersburg. […]
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  • News » Spanish auto terminals returning to normal following strike

    June 26th 2017 Most stevedoring strikes that have been affecting container and vehicle movements at the Spanish ports over the last couple of weeks have now ended, though threats of further action have been made by the IDC and UGT unions. The strikes, which began on June 5th, were called in protest about new labour laws that have technically […]
  • News » Latest logistics behind start of Mercedes E-Class cabriolet assembly in Bremen

    June 26th 2017 Mercedes-Benz has started series production of the new E-Class cabriolet model at its plant in Bremen, Germany and has highlighted the logistics and digital communication technology underpinning the production process. The E-Class cabriolet is being built on the same line as the E-Class coupé, and the C-Class coupé and cabriolet. To the support the flexibility […]
  • News » Ford to import next Focus model into the US from China instead of Mexico

    June 21st 2017 Ford’s new leadership team has announced the company will import the new Focus model into the US from China, a shift from its previous plan to produce the car across the border in Mexico, and becoming the first OEM to import major volumes from China to North America. Joe Hinrichs, the recently appointed president of global […]
  • News » Momentum builds for post-Brexit transition period to avoid ‘cliff-edge’

    June 21st 2017 A prominent UK government minister and the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) were among those that this week called for interim arrangements to be put in place after the two-year Brexit negotiation deadline, as the chances of a new trade deal being in place by then seemed unlikely they said. UK government officials […]
  • News » Suzuki thought to be planning assembly plant near Moscow

    June 21st 2017 Japanese carmaker Suzuki is thought to be making good on its long held plans to build an assembly plant in Russia. Speaking at the St Petersburg Economy Forum in early June, Alexey Vorobyev, the governor of the Moscow administrative region, said that the regional government had almost reached an agreement for the construction of an […]
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  • News » GM begins work on supplier and logistics park in Arlington

    June 21st 2017 [Updated June 22nd] GM will open a new supplier park and logistics centre next to its assembly plant in Arlington, Texas in 2018 as part of its $1 billion investment in US operations announced earlier this year. Arlington City Council has approved economic incentives to facilitate a $250m redevelopment project that will transform the former […]
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  • News » Volkswagen seals a series of deals with Gaz Group in Russia

    June 21st 2017 Volkswagen and Russia’s Gaz Group have signed a series of deals covering an engine supply agreement, a possible strategic partnership with VW Truck & Bus and an extension of the contract to manufacture Skoda models in Russia. Under the engine supply deal, VW will supply 200,000 engines to Gaz over a period of five years […]