March 31st 2017 Having signed an €8 billion contract with its former owner PSA, Gefco is keen to emphasise its growing independence both within and outside the automotive sector There are many reasons why Groupe PSA chose to sign a new, five-year global exclusivity contract with Gefco late last year. The companies have a common history going back […]
March 31st 2017 PSA’s vice-president of supply chain, Francesca Gamboni, is bringing a new vision of supply chain management inspired by the kind of cross-departmental responsibility found in the FMCG sector. She reveals how this could improve PSA’s supply versus demand balance When Francesca Gamboni joined Groupe PSA last June, she was not new to the car sector, […]
March 29th 2017 Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has officially entered its 15th country with the establishment of a local branch in Slovenia. “Ekol Slovenia will provide services of international and domestic FTL [full truckload] and groupage transport,” said Miha Ulcar, manager of the Slovenian branch. The company, which will be operational within a couple of […]
February 21st 2017 Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state.
November 14th 2016 India’s automotive industry is set to become the third biggest in the world but its growth is testing the infrastructure to the limit and bringing a high level of complexity to the supply chain.
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September 18th 2016 Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £50m ($66m) in its vehicle handling facilities at the port of Southampton.
September 16th 2016 Following its draft legislation providing for a maximum length for finished vehicle carriers of 18.75 metres earlier this year, India’s Ministry of Road Transport and Highways invited feedback from the industry ahead of its final decree, due in April 2017.
August 10th 2016 With new vehicle sales and production in North America still running at record levels, the region’s vehicle-handling ports are running out of room. Larger vessels, sometimes arriving in bunches, are putting more pressure on terminals and yard space. Land for expansion, meanwhile, is hotly contested because port authorities have competing claims on its use, whether […]
August 9th 2016 The north-western Spanish port of Vigo will start using a sixth ro-ro ramp in August this year and intends to build a seventh, making it the country’s leading port in terms of its ro-ro provision. According to the port authority, the idea it to optimise its existing car carrier service and also to capture new […]
July 29th 2016 Newly elected ECG president Wolfgang Göbel believes the industry’s mood of optimism in Europe is the perfect backdrop against which to make progress during his tenure In this, my first article since being elected president of ECG at the 2016 General Assembly in May, I would like to take the opportunity to describe what I see […]