April 26th 2017 Whether you’re a regular or new visitor to Automotive Logistics, I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to some changes and new features on our website that we hope you’ll enjoy. We think that they both improve our layout and will help you better access and choose from the huge depth of editorial, […]
April 12th 2017 North American transport and supply chain management provider, ProTrans, has started using a transport optimisation tool from JDA Software to maximise capacity utilisation and delivery speed for its automotive customers. According to the company, the JDA Transportation Modeler is designed to provide real-time data on ProTrans’ delivery network and give visibility on transport and logistics […]
April 7th 2017 Having successfully raised $550m in an initial public offering (IPO), shares in the North American third-party logistics provider, Schneider National, have now started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Wisconsin-headquartered company, family-owned since it was founded by Al Schneider in 1935, was also given the opportunity to ring the opening bell, heralding […]
April 5th 2017 Almost two-thirds of German logistics specialists and executives believe the industry is investing too little in research and development, with more than half fearing they could lose market share to competitors from Silicon Valley. That’s the main finding of the 2017 Logistic Trend Index, compiled annually ahead of next month’s Transport Logistic exhibition in Munich. Robert […]
March 29th 2017 Chinese online gaming and social network giant, Tencent, has acquired a 5% stake in US-based electric-car maker Tesla for almost $1.8 billion. Tesla is currently in the midst of a major investment in its manufacturing and supply chain as it prepares for its Model 3 launch and to ramp production capacity towards the 500,000 car-per-year […]
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November 28th 2016 Reusable plastic packaging and container supplier Schoeller Allibert is to begin work on a new Belgian production plant in Beringen, in the province of Limburg, to which it will move from its existing location in Leopoldsburg. Total investment in the facility, which includes a 6,500 sq.m production hall and 3,500 sq.m of outdoor storage space, […]
November 8th 2016 Rolfo has taken on board several suggestions from drivers who use its car carrying equipment in the latest update to its Ego 538 model for the UK market, launched recently at the Volvo Trucks UK headquarters in Warwick. The updated version also includes additional storage for straps, features to improved the loading process, to simplify […]
November 7th 2016 DB Schenker投资2,500万欧元（约合2,760万美元）在德国科隆北部Merkenich开设17,000平方米的零部件分销中心。分销中心将负责管理欧洲福特工厂入站零部件，包括附近制造Feista和Fusion车型的工厂。 新的中心将替代之前的中心（用于支持福特公司），由地产开发商Goodman在Feldkassel工业园建立，并雇佣200人。该中心将装卸在800供应商的材料，每年接收5,000立方米的货物，并有这些货物出去。每年有近100辆入站卡车经停该中心的时控窗口，有90辆卡车出站。材料在中心里停留2至4小时，然后再运输。 该中心可以根据需要扩展到13,000平方米。 To receive weekly updates of global automotive logistics, please subscribe to our free newsletter. Available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian.
June 29th 2016 The Automotive Logistics Russia conference is now underway and is simultaneously being streamed live online. Speakers will be addressing the challenges times Russia’s automotive sector is going through, but looking at the innovative responses and new opportunities that the challenges stimulate. There is new focus on localisation, with import flows being replaced by the national […]