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Combalia launches direct monthly service for vehicle shipments from Europe to South America

Combalia Agencia Maritima has set up a direct monthly service for vehicle shipments from Europe to South America with ro-ro provider NYK. The first departure left Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through several regular port calls in Barcelona, Sagunto and Vigo…. Read more »

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DHL Launches IoT-Enabled Truck Transportation Solution

DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, have announced the launch of DHL SmarTrucking — an innovative trucking solution leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology.   The new solution, which is currently being rolled out across road networks in India, equips trucks with IoT sensors to provide real-time data analysis for route optimization, reducing… Read more »

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Supply chain automation: mind your (shipping) business

Before going into the specifics about the potential impacts of automation of maritime shipping, it is important to underline that although automation can be solely considered at the port terminal level, it also takes place across entire supply chains. The fourth industrial revolution: The big picture of value chains Actors usually optimize the systems they… Read more »

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Barcelona port attends Logistics Transport China fair

Barcelona, Spain (PortSEurope) May 13, 2018 – The Port of Barcelona is presenting its activities and services at the Logistics Transport China, May 16-18, 2018, targeting Chinese importers, exporters and logistics operators. The delegation is formed by the Deputy Director General of Strategy and Commercial of the Port of Barcelona, Santiago Garcia-Milà; the leader of… Read more »

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Synchromodal integrated planning

A PhD dissertation which proposes an integrated approach for optimising synchromodal container transportation seeks to bring together optimal transport planning in intermodal networks and the design of an optimal fare class mix of customer-oriented services.   Optimal Transportation Plans and Portfolios for Synchromodal Container Networks, written by Bart van Riessen for Erasmus University Rotterdam, looks… Read more »