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    K Line starts ro-ro service between Spain and Japan

    2019-10-15T16:33:00Z

    K Line has started a twice-weekly, deep-ocean vehicle service between Spain and Japan for passenger and commercial vehicles as well as high and heavy cargo

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    Volvo Cars and Geely to merge ICE operations

    2019-10-15T13:51:00Z

    Volvo Cars and Chinese owner Geely intend to combine their internal combustion engine (ICE) activities to form a stand-alone business and become a new global supplier. The unit will develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. While Volvo foresees the powertrain future as electric, the Swedish ...

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    Holzammer returns to Autoneum to tackle North American challenge

    2019-10-15T09:33:00Z

    Matthias Holzammer (pictured) is back at Swiss parts manufacturer Autoneum, this time as CEO with the task of improving performance at the company’s loss-making North American operations. He was previously head of business group Europe, which he successfully restructured and transformed into a profitable operation from ...

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Manuel Medina Burrull

    2019-10-15T08:57:00Z

    Manuel Medina Burrull, Seat’s finished vehicle distribution manager, talks to Victoria Johns about paperwork, promises and believing in yourself

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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,” chairman James ...

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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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    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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    Stricter EU CO2 regulations will reshape vehicle platforms and car design

    2019-10-04T11:20:00Z

    As OEMs try to reduce CO2 and transition to electric vehicles in the face of the high fines, we expect a profound impact on vehicle design.

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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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    Suppliers will face squeeze as OEMs push to meet EU CO2 targets

    2019-10-02T09:58:00Z

    As carmakers strive to reach the more stringent CO2 emissions targets being phased in across the EU next year, we predict that many are likely to put more pressure on their supply base to help reduce emissions