• 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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  • European rail freight

    Intelligence » Chugging or changing?

    November 19th 2018 Demand for rail transport is growing faster than service providers can keep up with, according to Siegfried Jung, head of planning and steering vehicle dispatch and transport at BMW Group. Jung says that increased demand for rail transport, from both public and industrial sectors, currently exceeds capacity. Rail infrastructure expansion measures, he points out, “require […]
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  • Rail freight

    News » Seat renews rail deal at Martorell

    October 30th 2018 Spanish carmaker Seat has signed a new, three-year contract with Autometro to transport vehicles by rail from its Martorell plant to the port of Barcelona for export. Operating since 2008, the service run by Catalonia’s regional railway FGC transports an average of 105,000 vehicles a year. Under the renewed contract, several technical studies will be […]
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  • Automotive Logistics UK summit

    News » A race against time for the UK car sector

    October 17th 2018 It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers and their suppliers joined analysts […]
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  • Emissions regulations

    News » Shipowners should be immune from fuel penalties, says Grimaldi

    October 8th 2018 Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has called for immunity from penalties for shipowners who find themselves in circumstances where it is impossible to comply with the forthcoming rules on maritime sulphur emissions. At the beginning of 2020 it will be compulsory under regulations administered by the International Maritime […]
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  • Road transport

    News » Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    September 19th 2018 The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate. The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle train. Referred to there as […]
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  • Production development

    News » VW to increase Wolfsburg output to 1m

    August 22nd 2018 Volkswagen plans to increase annual production at its German plant in Wolfsburg to a million units by 2020, meaning an additional 210,000 vehicles will be assembled at the plant. The carmaker will shift Golf production from its Zwickau (Germany) and Puebla (Mexico) plants, and add production of the forthcoming Seat Tarraco SUV. The increase is […]
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