Emergency logistics

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    Coronavirus hits FCA in Europe, but signs of restart for OEMs in China

    2020-02-19T11:59:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that it has had to halt production at its Kragujevac plant in Serbia because of a shortage of unnamed components supplied from China, which are thought to be electrical…

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    Your webinar questions answered: How tier 1 suppliers are responding to tough headwinds

    2020-02-16T18:58:00Z

    You asked, we answer. We return to the questions from our audience that we didn’t have time to answer in our live webinar, ranging from which parts of automotive tier 1 suppliers’ business models are at risk of commodification, to how tier suppliers are changing supply chain processes

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    Coronavirus forces OEMs in China to extend shutdowns

    2020-02-11T10:07:00Z

    Continued disruption to the automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus outbreak in China is leading many OEMs, including VW, Toyota, BMW and FCA, to extend plant closures by two weeks beyond the average ten days allocated for closure over the Chinese New Year holiday…

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    Coronavirus hits automotive supply chain in China and beyond

    2020-02-04T16:41:00Z

    The outbreak of the coronavirus respiratory disease in China has led to carmakers extending the closure of their plants beyond the Chinese new year and (currently) into the second week of February, something that is going to hit first quarter output and revenue…

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    Toll Group IT services hit by ransomware attack

    2020-02-04T15:22:00Z

    Australian freight transport and logistics provider, Toll Group, has been forced to shut down a number of IT systems in response to a suspected cyber-attack which took place at the end of last week..

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    T&T Salvage to remove wreck of Hyundai Glovis car carrier

    2020-01-13T16:04:00Z

    The Unified Command (UC), charged with overseeing removal of the wreck of overturned car carrier Golden Ray from near the US port of Brunswick, Georgia, has chosen T&T Salvage of Texas to carry out the task…

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    Geodis starts direct airfreight service between Hong Kong and Mexico

    2019-11-11T12:55:00Z

    Geodis was in talks with a number of carmakers and tier one providers following the launch of a new expedited air service between Hong Kong and China that will support emergency parts shipments, including for batteries

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    Typhoon forces Subaru to halt production at Gunma

    2019-10-22T14:55:00Z

    Japanese OEM Subaru has suspended production for around a week at its Gunma assembly plant because parts suppliers suffered flooding and other damage as Typhoon Hagibis passed through the country. The carmaker shortened operating hours as the storm approached on October 12. The factory in Ota, ...

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    Catalan protests disrupt car assembly and port activity in Barcelona

    2019-10-22T09:48:00Z

    Protests and strike action in the Catalan region of Spain stopped production at Seat’s Martorell factory near Barcelona last week and affected activity at the port of Barcelona, as well as the airports and roads. There has been a week of protest around Barcelona, involving clashes ...

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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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    Spate of violent attacks against trucks in South Africa threatens automotive industry

    2019-07-09T15:44:00Z

    South African truckers will hold a ‘Black Friday’ protest on July 12 to highlight a series of attacks across the country that has destroyed hundreds of vehicles and left dozens dead and injured. More than 1,400 trucks have been destroyed or damaged in the past year, ...

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    From the industry

    Nationwide: First port of call for damage repair

    2019-04-05T10:38:00Z

    The shift in demand from sedans to SUVs is adding to outbound pressures, including when it comes to damage repair. Here, Jim and Eric Gerencser explain how Nationwide Auto Services’ rapid response team ensures that vehicles are shipped out on schedule

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    Little takes over as MD at Evolution Time Critical

    2019-03-20T10:08:02Z

    Graham Little (pictured) has taken over as MD at emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical, replacing Brad Brennan, who is moving to join a newly-formed advisory board set up by Evolution’s parent company, Metro Supply Chain Group, on April 1. The Canadian third-party logistics provider acquired Evolution Time Critical back ...

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    Standing up to risk

    2019-02-06T16:00:00Z

    Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s ...

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    Gefco launches mission control for urgent deliveries

    2019-02-04T17:06:21Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated mission control centre in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, to manage emergency shipments worldwide within its freight forwarding business line. The French company claims the 24-hour service has already proved a success, after organising a charter flight, obtaining the necessary ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    2019-01-23T12:52:00Z

    Last year’s Automotive Logistics Awards winners Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence ...

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    Over 1,000 cars destroyed in Savona port blaze

    2018-11-01T15:32:18Z

    More than 1,000 vehicles were destroyed or damaged at the Italian port of Savona last week as storm flooding of the port’s automotive terminal triggered a fire that swept through the storage yard. (pic Vigili del Fuoco) According to the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, Savona was hit by ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO 2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria ...

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    Japanese floods disrupt automotive supply chain

    2018-07-10T15:52:08Z

    Catastrophic flooding and landslides in the west of Japan have disrupted production and supply at some of the country’s leading vehicle makers. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the second meeting of the Emergency Response Headquarters While the flooding did not cause damage to its production plants, Mazda had to ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:37Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out ...