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  • Neptune Lines adds service between Europe, UK and Ireland following Renault contract

    March 29, 2017

    Short-sea operator, Neptune Lines, is adding a new ro-ro service between northern Spain, France, the UK and Ireland following a contract with Renault. The company is dedicating two vessels to a direct, weekly service that it said would also serve all major customers in the region, covering vehicles, high and heavy cargo and special loads. …

  • Eddie Stobart estimates £550m-plus value post IPO

    March 29, 2017

    UK transport and logistics provider, Eddie Stobart, has announced its intention to raise £130m ($163m) and list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, which supports smaller growing companies. The company is targeting a market capitalisation on admission in excess of £550m. CEO Alex Laffey said: “Eddie Stobart is widely recognised as a leading supply chain solutions …

  • Steimler replaces Nakai as head of NYK Group Europe

    March 29, 2017

    Global transport and logistics provider, NYK Group, has appointed Svein Steimler (pictured) as president and CEO of its European business. He succeeds Takuji Nakai, who is returning to NYK in Tokyo as a corporate officer on the board and taking on the role of an adviser for the container division and president of NYK Container …

  • International rail services start moving vehicles to Portugal and Italy

    March 27, 2017

    Two new international vehicle handling rail services have begun operating in recent weeks out of Spain and the Czech Republic. The first, operated by Takargo/Ibercargo, is being used to move Renault vehicles from Spain to Portugal, with trains originating in either Venta de Baños or Valladolid in Spain and running through to Vale da Rosa …

  • European transport commissioner wants digital cooperation

    March 22, 2017

    Violeta Bulc, the European commissioner for transport, has urged the finished vehicle logistics sector to work with the European Commission and EU member states to push for legislative reforms and policies to support better use of developing technologies. Speaking at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) in …

  • Two years for Brexit deal ‘optimistic’ as FTA calls for transitional trade measures

    March 22, 2017

    With the official date now set for the UK to begin its exit negotiations with the EU, the focus has shifted onto how those discussions will progress and whether a deal can really be struck in just two years  Completing negotiations over the UK’s exit from the European Union in just two years is looking increasingly …

  • Gdansk increases car volumes as Nissan signs contract with Adampol

    March 22, 2017

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract with Polish logistics provider Adampol for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles through the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland. The vehicles are being imported from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe (CEE) including Poland, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, …

  • Imperial forms automotive logistics JV with China’s Sincero

    March 21, 2017

    Imperial Logistics International has teamed up with Chinese conglomerate Sincero to offer integrated logistics services to carmakers in the country. The two have created a Shanghai-based joint venture, which Imperial will own 51% of with Sincero holding the remainder. Imperial has been operating in the Chinese market since 2012 through another subsidiary, Shanghai Imperial International …

  • Toyota invests in UK plant but warns on post-Brexit tariffs

    March 20, 2017

    Toyota has announced plans to invest £240m ($297m) in its UK-based car plant to enable vehicle production using its new Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform, while also promoting UK supply chain efficiencies. It is the latest new investment decision by a major carmaker following last year’s referendum in which the UK voted to leave the …

  • Mosolf reinitiates Kippenheim to Düsseldorf railway service

    March 15, 2017

    After a five-year break, German multimodal vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has reactivated a regular railway service from Kippenheim to Düsseldorf. The decision should remove a significant portion of cars currently transported by road between the two. The Mosolf Group handled 67,000 vehicles at Düsseldorf last year, and there are plans to process more than 70,000 …