Intermodal

  • Home Page » Fighting for space

    April 12th 2019 Europe’s ports faced a real squeeze on space last year for a variety of reasons. But things are, at least, looking up in terms of investment in infrastructure and new technology European automotive ports could not find enough room in 2018, a situation made all the more difficult by the fact many of them were […]
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  • Freight brokerage

    News » DHL responds to demand for customs brokerage at Port Huron

    April 10th 2019 Logistics provider DHL Global Forwarding has hired 49 workers at its Port Huron customs processing centre in Michigan, US. The company said the Port Huron centre relied on state-of-the-art technology and experienced customs brokers, adding it may recruit more staff in the year ahead. DHL is seeing growing demand for customs brokerage from customers as […]
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  • China-Europe rail

    News » Porsche on track for southern China

    April 9th 2019 Porsche has begun using rail for containerised vehicle shipments to China as a supplementary mode to the volume deep ocean  moves it makes out of Germany. The change shortens the vehicles’ delivery time by more than three weeks, according to the German luxury carmaker. The company has confirmed it is working with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and China Railway Express on […]
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  • Brexit

    News » Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    March 20th 2019 A major automotive parts manufacturer has postponed plans for a new headquarters in the UK, another is seeking non-UK producers for input materials, component suppliers are building up stock and companies’ Brexit taskforces continue their work as Britain’s political deadlock goes to the wire. With a reliance on just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply chains, the automotive […]
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  • International trade

    News » Russian vehicle imports hit a bump in the road

    March 13th 2019 Vehicle imports to Russia have been growing for almost two years alongside the recovery in sales in the domestic market. In 2018, the country imported 293,100 finished vehicles, up almost 10% compared with the same period the previous year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. The value of vehicles imported reached $7.6 billion last […]
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  • People moves

    News » ProAct names Fuss as head of new European team

    February 25th 2019 Christian Fuss (pictured) will be managing director of ProAct Europe, which UK-based supply chain software provider ProAct International is setting up in Germany. Fuss has more than 25 years’ experience in supply chain management and automotive logistics, including as vice-president, head of supply chain management, Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics […]
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  • Logistics excellence

    News » Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    January 23rd 2019 Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence and innovation in every corner of the automotive logistics sector. Last year’s inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe celebrated […]
  • South America summit

    News » Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

    December 4th 2018 While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including for export markets beyond Argentina. […]
  • Country focus: Brazil

    Intelligence » Shifting gear

    November 26th 2018 Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which is the largest foreign purchaser of […]
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  • Multimodal services

    News » Kerry launches new route from Lanzhou to Islamabad

    November 20th 2018 Kerry Logistics has launched a multimodal freight service combining road and rail between Lanzhou, China, and Islamabad, Pakistan. The initial service took goods including automotive parts, commodities and mechanical equipment on a 4,500km route that began with a block train before switching to truck. It took 13 days, saving 15 days on the conventional ocean […]
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