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  • FVL conference: WWL implements RFID at Nissan’s Mississippi plant

    March 10, 2017

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has teamed up with technology company, Surgere, to implement a radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for managing finished vehicle stock at Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Work on the Canton study has already begun, according to John Felitto, president of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which operates Nissan’s plant and distribution centre yards …

  • Mercedes-Benz switches from one to three LSPs in Alabama

    January 12, 2017

    Mercedes Benz US International (MBUSI) recently announced three new logistics providers to support logistics operations at an on-site warehouse for its plant in Vance, Alabama. Two of the providers – Celadon and Penske Logistics – begin service operations officially on November 28th 2016; Schnellecke Logistics began operations officially January 1st 2017. German logistics provider BLG …

  • France adopts digital consignment notes but gaps remain

    October 25, 2016

    France has become the 10th country in Europe to ratify the so-called e-CMR protocol, a legal standard for the use of electronic consignment notes for international transport. The move will be an important step in digitising logistics processes and documentation in the EU, particularly for moving finished vehicles by road across the continent. However, according …

  • European vehicle logistics could get left behind in the digital dust

    October 24, 2016

    Experts at this year’s ECG Conference in Hamburg pointed to the risks and rewards for outbound logistics of the automotive industry’s shift towards digital technology and e-commerce Despite its recent run of economic recovery and relatively strong growth, the European finished vehicle logistics industry could become a victim of technological change – whether in the …

  • UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    October 7, 2016

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6th), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East and Africa at forecasting consultancy PWC Autofacts, said …

  • Bertrand de Techtermann joins other logistics veterans at BCA

    September 28, 2016

    BCA, the used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, has appointed Bertrand de Techtermann to the newly created role of European operations director. De Techtermann joins BCA following more than 17 years in the automotive and vehicle logistics industry, most recently at Gefco Group, where he helped set up the company’s new Algerian subsidiary. He …

  • Gefco reports higher profits on modest revenue gains

    September 27, 2016

    Logistics provider Gefco Group has reported a strong growth in pre-tax earnings over the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, driven by recovery in the automotive industry in Europe, cost reduction initiatives and the acquisition of Dutch freight forwarder, IJS Global. Gefco, based in Paris and owned 75% by RZD …

  • Port of Calais expansion begins as France pledges to shut down The Jungle

    September 27, 2016

    Construction has officially begun on a major expansion of France’s port of Boulogne Calais, one of Europe’s busiest gateways for ferry and ro-ro traffic, and the major port for the exchange of goods between the European mainland and the UK. The €863m ($970m) project, dubbed Calais Port 2015, will double capacity at the port by …

  • Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    September 24, 2016

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.  As ever at Automotive Logistics Global conferences, the sheer size and increasing complexity of the automotive supply chain was …

  • Global conference: Penske and Novelis close the loop on aluminium

    September 24, 2016

    One of the most significant shifts in the automotive supply chain over the past few years has been an increase in the use of aluminium in vehicle bodies. In North America, the most significant example has been for the Ford 150 truck, the best selling vehicle in the US at more than 700,000 units per …