Finished vehicle logistics

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    Vitória sees double-digit growth in imports

    2020-02-19T12:51:00Z

    The Brazilian port of Vitória, which is managed by Codesa port authority, reported a 16.8% rise in imported vehicles during 2019 and there is strong expectation that volumes through the port will increase

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    Trade barriers threaten automotive sector after Brexit

    2020-02-18T11:35:00Z

    The UK government has confirmed that almost all imports from Europe will be the subject of trade barriers when the UK leaves the EU at the end of this year. All imported goods will need customs declarations and mandatory safety and security certificates..

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    Auto Transport Service to use Inform for vehicle imports

    2020-02-11T15:05:00Z

    Norwegian finished vehicle logistics provider, Auto Transport Service (ATS), is now using an IT system from German logistics software export Inform for compound and transport management at its two vehicle logistics facilities at the port of Drammen…

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    Water woes: how European river transport projects have ground to a halt

    2020-02-10T16:48:00Z

    In Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland the authorities are embarking on big projects aimed at boosting cargo flows along key rivers. Potentially, this could provide more opportunities for the European finished vehicle logistics industry, but for a number of reasons it is not clear that river transport in the region will become more popular.

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    Toyota begins exports of Tacoma from Guanajuato

    2020-02-06T13:32:00Z

    Following the start of production at its new $700m Mexican assembly plant in Guanajuato, Toyota has outlined its distribution strategy for the new model-year Tacoma pick-up trucks it is making there. The majority of the output from Guanajuato will be exported to the US on short-sea routes through the ports of Veracruz on the east coast and Lazaro Cardenas on the west. The remaining volume to the US will be shipped via rail through the border town of Laredo in Texas

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    Dedicated ro-ro terminal planned for Egypt’s Port Said

    2020-02-04T12:05:00Z

    Egypt’s Port Said is to benefit from a dedicated vehicle handling ro-ro terminal to support the regional growth of the automotive indutry in the Middle East and North Africa. A consortium comprising Toyota’s trading arm Toyota Tsusho, Japanese shipping line NYK and French transport services company Bolloré Africa Logistics have agreed with the Suez Canal Economic Zone’s general authority to develop and operate the terminal

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    UK tax on US tech firms could backfire on car industry

    2020-01-29T09:31:00Z

    The UK government’s commitment to a 2% tax on the sales of US technology giants, including Apple, Amazon and Facebook, could lead to retaliatory taxes on the UK automotive industry, which exported more than 221,000 finished vehicles to the US last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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    Kuehne + Nagel sets up single organisation in Asia-Pacific

    2020-01-28T14:55:00Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has combined its two Asian organisations into one…

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    Mazda changes Californian ports of entry for finished vehicles

    2020-01-28T11:34:00Z

    Carmaker Mazda is now dividing dispatch of its vehicles from Japan to California between Benicia and Los Angeles ports, instead of sending them all to National City port, San Diego, in the state’s far south…

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    Grimaldi adds Grande Houston to car carrier fleet

    2020-01-27T15:52:00Z

    Shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), the Grande Houston, from Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, China…

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    Russia to tie vehicle utilisation fee to local production

    2020-01-24T15:23:00Z

    The Russian government is changing the rules of its utilisation scheme, through which it allocates state aid for the reimbursement of fees paid by carmakers that are intended to cover eventual vehicle recycling charges. Carmakers in the country are divided over whether linking the utilisation scheme to the localisation programme is fair.

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    Lagermax deploys latest Actros in car-carrying fleet

    2020-01-23T13:54:00Z

    Austrian finished vehicle carrier, Lagermax, has deployed the first new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck for the transport of passenger cars. Transport equipment provider Kässbohrer supplied and fitted the vehicle-carrying trailer. It is the first instance of the new Actros being used as a finished vehicle carrier 

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    Alfonso Gutiérrez takes up lead logistics purchasing role at Nissan in Mexico

    2020-01-22T16:54:00Z

    Alfonso Gutiérrez has taken up a new role as sub-director of purchasing logistics for Nissan Mexico’s supply chain, where he will be responsible for supporting logistics process and cost, including the definition and execution of the carmaker’s commercial strategy and supply chain price negotiations

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    DRS and STVA UK to support Ford finished vehicle shipments

    2020-01-22T09:38:00Z

    Ford has awarded a contract to Direct Rail Services (DRS) for the transport of finished vehicles from its UK factory in Dagenham to DRS’ rail terminal at Garston, near Liverpool. Services are to begin mid-2020. DRS will work with transport provider STVA UK, now owned by ...

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    Ro-ro service underway at Argentina’s Tajiber terminal

    2020-01-22T09:24:00Z

    The port of Campana’s Tajiber terminal, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has begun a regular ro-ro service for vehicle import and export volumes..

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    Grindrod starts work on vehicle processing centre in South Africa

    2020-01-21T15:13:00Z

    Freight logistics provider Grindrod has started work on a 270,000 sq.m finished vehicle processing centre in the South African town of Camperdown, 60km northwest of Durban…

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    WW Solutions starts processing Mazda vehicles in California

    2020-01-15T12:46:00Z

    Mazda vehicles arriving from Japan into the US West Coast are now being prepared at WW Solutions’ processing centre (VPC) in Los Angeles before delivery to dealers…

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    Groupe CAT opens new HQ

    2020-01-14T15:17:00Z

    Finished vehicle transport specialist Groupe CAT has inaugurated its new headquarters beside the River Seine at Suresnes on the outskirts of Paris…

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    Weighing the cost of the EV revolution

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    The rise in the number of electric vehicles being transported in Europe is bringing with it some significant challenges for those carriers tasked with volume shipments. They are having to deal with heavier and higher voltage vehicles that need charging on routes that cross countries with differing regulations on load dimensions

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    Mena aftermarket: Playing a bigger part

    2020-01-13T09:21:00Z

    Overall economic growth may be lacklustre, but automotive aftermarket sales are on the increase in the Middle East and North Africa…