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    Dyson pulls plug on EVs

    2019-10-11T15:22:00Z

    British technology company Dyson has cancelled its plans to build electric cars, citing problems making its design viable in the market. “Despite developing a fantastic car… [and] though we have tried very hard throughout the development process, we simply cannot make it commercially viable. ...

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    AutoMap appoints Mark Sargeant as CEO

    2019-10-09T11:50:00Z

    Mark Sargeant has been promoted to CEO of AutoMap after nine years with the company, most recently moving from his role as vice-president of business development and marketing

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    Julia Prescot joins Port of Tyne board

    2019-10-09T11:28:00Z

    Julia Prescot has been appointed a non-executive director of the Port of Tyne authority in North East England

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    On-board courier Chapman Freeborn expands into California

    2019-10-09T11:19:00Z

    Chapman Freeborn OBC has added an office in Los Angeles, California, to its global network to provide dedicated support to automotive customers in the US. The on-board courier (OBC) specialist delivers time-critical consignments of automotive parts, as well as prototype technology, and product samples, with hand-carry ...

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    UECC to boost LNG hybrid car carrier fleet with third order

    2019-10-09T11:09:00Z

    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has ordered a third battery-hybrid LNG (liquefied natural gas) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from China Ship Building Trading Company and Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The shortsea services provider ordered two similar vessels from the ship builders in March with ...

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    Penske builds on range of EVs deployed in California with Kalmar Ottawa

    2019-10-09T10:48:00Z

    Penske is deploying an Electric Terminal Tractor made by Kalmar Ottawa for trailer-handling operations in California

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    Gaz cutting shifts in face of US sanctions and worsening Russian LCV market

    2019-10-09T10:19:00Z

    Russian vehicle maker Gaz could cut shifts at its plants this month as commercial vehicle sales continue to slump and the US readies to apply sanctions on businesses owned by Oleg Deripaska

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    GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

    2019-10-09T09:22:00Z

    In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...

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    Ben Buben to lead cargo sales at Jaxport

    2019-10-09T09:01:00Z

    Ben Buben has moved to a new role as director of cargo sales at Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) replacing Frank Camp, who has moved to a new role at Jaxport focusing on developing new and existing container cargo business 

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    US-Japan trade deals ignore automotive tariffs for now

    2019-10-09T08:55:00Z

    The US signed two trade deals with Japan at the beginning of this week but neither addressed the contentious issue of potential tariffs on vehicles and automotive parts traded between the two countries, a sticking point in the discussions leading up this week’s agreements.

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    GPA expands vehicle handling space at Brunswick port

    2019-10-08T14:08:00Z

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has added 40 acres (16 hectares) of dedicated ro-ro space at Brunswick port’s Colonel’s Island Terminal. The additional dock space increases the car storage area at the vehicle terminal by 6,000 spaces and will help speed vessel turnaround

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    Environment dictating maritime agenda, says Grimaldi

    2019-10-08T09:30:00Z

    Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has urged shipowners to “do their homework” in reducing sulphur and carbon emissions from vessel operations. “Zero emission is something that must and can be achieved,” he said at this year’s Euro-Med convention, held ...

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    Jeff Snyder takes on lead role at Ryder Supply Chain Solutions

    2019-10-02T14:21:00Z

    Jeff Snyder has been taken up a new role at Ryder System as vice-president automotive, aerospace and industrial in the Ryder Supply Chain Solutions division

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    VW expands digital platform to improve connectivity

    2019-10-02T13:38:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle division, Traton, is expanding the application of its cloud-based logistics platform Rio to support the carmaker’s group logistics function across 13 brands in Europe. Rio will be used by VW Group Logistics to more efficiently coordinate both the inbound supply of parts ...

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    JLR expands contract with DHL Supply Chain for inbound services in Slovakia

    2019-10-02T12:01:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has extended its contract with DHL Supply Chain to include managing inbound supply chain transport for the company’s manufacturing plant in Slovakia, which opened last year and is making the Land Rover Discovery . Oscar de Bok, CEO DHL Supply Chain, and Ian ...

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    Martin Corner takes up global SCM role at Volvo Cars

    2019-10-02T11:43:00Z

    Martin Corner has moved from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance to take up a newly created role at Volvo Cars as head of supply chain management

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    NYK trials autonomous vessel operations between China and Japan

    2019-10-02T11:32:00Z

    NYK has completed an autonomous vessel trial with its PCTC vessel Iris Leader. The company said the trial is a step toward its goal of operating manned autonomous ships, which should ultimately result in safer operations and a reduction in crew workload

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    Navistar plans new truck plant in Texas

    2019-10-02T11:20:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International says it will build an assembly works in San Antonio, Texas, subject to finalisation of incentive packages. The site’s attractions include it being on a “critical corridor” linking the company’s southern US and Mexican supply bases, which allows for ...

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    Große-Loheide becomes procurement chief at VW

    2019-10-02T08:52:00Z

    Dirk Große-Loheide (pictured) joined the board of management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on October 1, responsible for procurement. He was previously head of group operations procurement, a post he has held since April. A trained banker, Große-Loheide started working for VW in 1990 in the field ...

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    Seat in control with new parts management system

    2019-10-01T15:36:00Z

    Spanish OEM Seat has a new control tower to manage the real-time location of more than 16m parts used every day at the company’s Martorell assembly plant near Barcelona, to make around 2,300 cars a day. A key feature is a videowall divided into different screens ...