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  • 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 …

  • Direct train service links Baltic and Adriatic sea

    January 31, 2017

    A direct train connection has been established between the port of Kiel, in Germany, and the port of Trieste, in Italy, creating a link for rapid freight transport between the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operations began on the route on January 25th, initiated by Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics. In addition to …

  • Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    November 21, 2016

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was was built by Germany shipbuilding …

  • Emirates freight division launches SkyWheels service

    November 17, 2016

    The freight division of Emirates airline, Emirates SkyCargo, has launched a service dedicated to classic, luxury and sports car moves called Emirates SkyWheels. The service covers door-to-door transport of vehicles, including collection and delivery overseas, as well as export and customs clearance at both ends of the route. As well as the Advanced option the …

  • Hyundai Glovis switches to rail on Slovenia-Poland route 

    November 11, 2016

      Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, has made the switch to rail from road for transporting finished vehicles from the port of Koper in Slovenia to Łódź in Poland. The decision will see 22 trucks replaced on the one-way route, which covers more than 1,000km. The move follows a trial in September, in which …

  • India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change

    November 10, 2016

    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nation Two separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India. The first – a change to the maximum length of road trailers – is designed to improve …

  • Long way still to go for Heathrow third runway

    October 26, 2016

    The UK government has approved a third runway at Heathrow but the decision has been met with both praise and hostility, suggesting that there are still a number of hurdles to clear before construction actually gets underway. Along with the handling of 75m passengers a year, the airport is also the country’s biggest cargo handling …

  • DB Cargo UK reshapes business in wake of coal and steel declines

    October 25, 2016

    Last week’s statement by Deutsche Bahn’s rail freight division in the UK – DB Cargo UK – that it is likely to cut almost 900 jobs and downsize its operations across the country was in part explained by the dramatic decline in the coal and steel markets. Between January 1st and September 30th this year, …

  • Alternative logistics in Africa: The sky’s the limit

    October 3, 2016

    Africa’s underdeveloped infrastructure and dangerous conditions are leading it to leapfrog other countries in adopting alternative freight technologies which might one day serve automotive logistics Africa’s infrastructure gap, which significantly hinders the movement of goods between and within countries on the continent, could soon be substantially filled through the use of aeronautical technology innovations such as …

  • BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    September 30, 2016

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story… Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps the truest measure of efficiency and reliability in an …