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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 …

  • BIFA appoints executive directors

    February 22, 2017

    The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has approved the promotion of Robert Windsor (first left) and Spencer Stevenson to executive director positions. The association’s director general, Robert Keen said: “These are well deserved promotions. Both have been with the Secretariat for quite a while and have excelled in their fields of responsibility.” Windsor, who joined …

  • 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 …

  • WWL and DB Cargo Italian venture to slash transport times to Asia

    November 4, 2016

    WWL and DB Schenker’s Cargo division have agreed to develop a multimodal logistics hub in north-east Italy that will cut the transport time for vehicles to Asia by eight days compared with routes from northern Europe. The port of Monfalcone, near Trieste, is the northernmost port in the Adriatic Sea and the closest to central …

  • DCPA inaugurates fourth plant in China to meet SUV demand

    September 14, 2016

    Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA), PSA Group’s joint venture in China, has inaugurated a new plant in Chengdu dedicated to the assembly of SUVs. It has an annual capacity to build 300,000 vehicles for the Dongfeng Peugeot, Dongfeng Citroën and Dongfeng Fengshen brands using the PSA Group’s EMP2 platform. The plant, which took two years …

  • India passes long-awaited goods and services tax bill

    August 9, 2016

    The lower house of the Indian parliament has approved the bill required to bring in India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has the potential to transform the country’s domestic logistics and make it easier for manufacturers to move freight across internal state borders. It is expected to be ratified by the upper house and …

  • Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China

    June 9, 2016

    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region. The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai Nangang, on the southern perimeter …

  • Gebrüder Weiss sets up weekly freight link between Bulgaria and Iran

    June 8, 2016

    Multimodal transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its transport network in the Middle East with a consolidated freight link between Sofia (Bulgaria) and the Iranian capital of Tehran. The company said integration of the Sofia site into the company’s network meant its customers would benefit from direct daily freight runs from its sites …

  • Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    April 22, 2016

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group (GIRA) earlier this month it …