LSPs

  • Warehouse developments

    News » Ground broken at new BMW logistics centre in Austria

    December 12th 2018 A ground-breaking ceremony was held this week to mark the official start of construction of a new logistics centre at Steyr, Austria, to serve BMW’s nearby engine plant.  Contract logistics services provider Industrie-Logistik-Linz will rent the property and use it to consolidate activities from several of BMW Steyr’s external warehouses to shorten material flows and […]
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  • Contract developments

    News » Gefco edges nearer flotation

    December 5th 2018 Gefco has reaffirmed it is looking to make a public offering on the Euronext Paris stock exchange in 2019. Russian Railways, which has a majority stake in the transport and logistics provider, said it was considering a partial reduction of its 75% stake to below 50%. Gefco’s former owner and partial stakeholder Groupe PSA, will […]
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  • Road transport

    News » Ceva trials truck route from China to Europe

    December 4th 2018 Ceva Logistics has sent what it says is the first-ever TIR truck from Khorgos, in the far west of China, to Europe via Kazakhstan. “The trial proves that the TIR carnet issued in China is accepted in the transit countries en route to Europe,” said Torben Bengtsson, executive vice-president of Ceva Logistics Greater China. Though automotive parts […]
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  • 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. […]
  • Contract developments

    News » Gefco signs up for new inbound and outbound services

    November 27th 2018 Components supplier Plastic Omnium has signed a contract with Gefco for the management of inbound plastic components through the logistics provider’s Halewood facility in the UK and onto its plant in Warrington. Gefco has also announced partnerships with Actility and Wakeo to more accurately track the cradles used to deliver motorcycles to dealers across Europe. Gefco’s […]
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  • Trailer tracking

    News » Carlson adopts Effitrailer telematics system

    November 27th 2018 Carlson Vehicle Transfer has adopted Michelin’s Effitrailer telematics system across its fleet of 150 finished vehicle carriers. Carlson, which is owned by Groupe Cat, transports finished vehicles across the UK and Europe. The Effitrailer system measures trailer tyre pressure, as well as providing an onboard data link and electronic braking system data analysis, along with […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Scan Global to purchase IQS Group

    November 26th 2018 Copenhagen, Denmark-based supply chain management company Scan Global Logistics is acquiring 100% of German niche automotive logistics provider, International Quality Service Group (IQS). Founded in 1998, IQS specialises in delivering cars by air or sea to exhibitions and testing events worldwide. Its services include infrastructural support for operation of testing projects in remote areas. Describing […]
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  • 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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  • Central & Eastern Europe summit

    News » Competing on a global stage – report from AL Central and Eastern Europe summit

    November 21st 2018 Over the last 15 years, the centre of investment in the European automotive industry has been shifting east. Delegates at the Automotive Logistics Central and Eastern Europe (ALCEE) summit in Budapest last week learned that the region now has a strong network of assembly and supplier plants, along with logistics services that support high-tech manufacturing […]
  • Supply chain planning

    Opinion » Economic nationalism to force a lane-change

    November 20th 2018 Typically, the world experiences waves of economic nationalism every three decades but these are often limited to one region each time. Today we’re experiencing a global wave of economic disruption across multiple regions simultaneously. In reaction, automotive manufacturers are having to increase the flexibility and agility of their supply chains – increasing pressure on suppliers […]
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