Sunday, November 20, 2011

Road Freight and Logistics Contracts Partnerships Renewed

DSV and CEVA Retain Major Accounts
Shipping News Feature

EUROPE – Two of the world’s major freight forwarding and logistics groups reported the retention of important contracts this past week. DSV Road Ltd has been awarded a new two-year contract to provide road haulage services for all export shipments for Gurit (UK) Ltd to its customers throughout Europe.

The agreement, an extension of an 18 month contract which commenced in 2010, will see DSV Road transport full and part loads from Gurit’s UK production site to the rest of Europe. Meanwhile CEVA Logistics has renewed its partnership for a further four years with Magneti Marelli for after market parts and services (AMP&S), the Magneti Marelli division dedicated to the independent market of spare parts and assistance services. CEVA will continue to manage the customer’s logistics activities at the hub of San Pietro Mosezzo, near Novara, within a 28,000 sq m dedicated area. The logistics operator will provide services for the handling, stocking and packaging of spare parts, and will handle 10 million inbound and outbound pieces annually.

Magneti Marelli will be a familiar name with anyone having an interest in motor sport. With an annual turnover exceeding €4 billion dealing with products right across the automotive sector the group is currently laying the foundations for further collaboration with CEVA in the area of Telematics, an initiative focused on new projects for tracking vehicles and goods, based on the innovative fleet management solutions designed by the Italian company.

DSV’s customer Gurit (UK) Ltd, also with a pedigree in the automotive parts field, now offers composite materials, engineering solutions and technical support to a global customer base in Wind Energy, Transportation, Engineered Structures and other selected application areas. The international Group has production sites and offices in Switzerland, Germany, the UK, Canada, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, India, China and Ecuador.

The new contract also offers DSV the opportunity to provide road freight services for certain inbound shipments to Gurit’s UK production site. DSV Road is the third largest transport company in Europe and one of the major logistics companies worldwide. Rene Falch Olesen, Managing Director, DSV Road Ltd commented:

“This new contract is a testament to the high-level and flexibility of service DSV has provided to Gurit in the past. Gurit UK operates in demanding and competitive markets and our services ensure its products are transported efficiently and cost-effectively to its customers across Europe via our truly pan-European network.”