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Worldwide News Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions equipping new cargo terminal in Istanbul The carrier Turkish Airlines is expanding its cargo capacity with a new terminal at the Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul. Siemens has received the order to equip the new cargo terminal with materials handing technology. The first stage of expanding the terminal should be completed by the end of 2014 and will increase freight capacity. The new terminal building covers an area of approx. 40,000 m². Siemens is delivering and installing the components for the freight terminal. This will include 308 motor-driven conveyor belts, 1,050 roller conveyor belts and 60 slave pallets. DPCA establishes fourth plant in China The foundation stone for the fourth Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) plant has been laid in Chengdu, China, to support the company’s growing sales figures. The fourth DPCA plant with a future annual capacity of 360,000 vehicles will produce Dongfeng Citroën, Dongfeng Peugeot, and Dongfeng Fengshen vehicles, mainly for the SUV and MPV segments. The first vehicle is scheduled to roll off the production line in 2016. DPCA’s production capacities currently include three plants in Wuhan. In total, these plants boast capacities of up to 750,000 units each year in two-shift operation. By 2016, the fourth plant is intended to boost DPCA’s annual production capacities to over one million vehicles. This represents an important step towards meeting the target of one million Peugeot and Citroën vehicles sold in China by 2017, part of the “Back in the Race” strategy. Crane and heavy duty expert from Panama investing in new THP center lines The crane and heavy duty expert Salerno Cranes, based in Panama City, is making further investments in top-quality heavy-duty center lines from Goldhofer AG, Memmingen (Germany). Company Directors Omar H. Salerno González and Omar Salerno Guerrero used Conexpo 2014 in Las Vegas to order another THP/SL 6 split-combination heavy-duty modular trailer. With this new investment, Salerno is expanding its Goldhofer fleet to 22 heavy-duty axles. The company is also using a variety of accessories, such as low profile decks, spacers and center pivot plates, for its transport projects. The Image shows from left to right: Rainer Auerbacher (Goldhofer Sales, Heavy-Duty Module Systems in South and Central America), Enrique Jiménez, Omar H. Salerno González, Omar Salerno Guerrero (all Salerno Cranes), Stefan Fuchs (Chairman of Goldhofer AG). DB Schenker strengthening presence in Africa Having established a new company in Angola, DB Schenker Logistics has further expanded its presence in Western Africa. Coming into effect on June 1 of this year, Bochimar Lda. was integrated into the DB Schenker network following a nine-year, steadily growing partnership with the company. “We are convinced that the future growth of the global economy will be achieved with Africa’s contribution”, explained Dr. Thomas Lieb, Chairman of Schenker AG and responsible for the international activities of DB Schenker Logistics. In 2005, DB Schenker in Portugal was assigned responsibility for all global consignments to and from Angola. In 2013, DB Schenker and Bochimar handled more than 3,400 20-foot containers (TEU) of sea freight and more than 1,100 tons of air freight. “This process will strengthen our presence in Angola and secure innovative, cost-efficient transport and logistics solutions from the one source,” says Philippe Gilbert, Regional Director of the Region of Europe West for DB Schenker Logistics, also responsible for business in Western Africa. “We will be focusing more on trade between Europe and Angola while, at the same time, establishing new solutions for the oil and gas industry.” With operations in Luanda and Lobito, as well as cooperations in Namibe, Soyo and Cabinda, DB Schenker has a strong national network of support in Angola. The spectrum of services comprises air and sea freight solutions, project management, domestic forwarding, and customs clearance via a local customs broker. 8 f+h Intralogistics 5/2014

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