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    BMW supports cobalt miners in Congo

    2018-12-04T16:10:23Z

    BMW has signed up to a pilot project to improve conditions for cobalt miners, their families and neighbouring communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). With batteries in high demand given the boom in electrical vehicles, global companies such as BMW have been turning their attention to how ...

  • Ford Starts European Production of the New EcoSport SUV in Romania to Meet Growing Customer Demand
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    Russia increases component exports

    2018-11-21T11:29:00Z

    Several automotive manufacturers in Russia are increasing component exports in line with plans announced at the beginning of this year. Joint venture Ford Sollers has doubled the number of different part lines it exports to the EU to 100 this year (compared to 50 in late 2017) and said it ...

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    PSA and Nissan boost vehicle production in Africa

    2018-11-14T09:42:09Z

    Production of Opel’s Grandland X and the Peugeot 3008 from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits will begin at the PSA group’s new assembly plant in Walvis Bay, Namibia, before the end of this year. Meanwhile, Nissan has revealed it aims to be the first carmaker to assemble vehicles in Ghana. PSA’s Walvis ...

  • Ethiopia's 750km rail link
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    Peacing together new logistics

    2018-10-25T14:38:19Z

    The end of a longstanding conflict in the Horn of Africa is set to create new pathways into one of the potentially richest automotive markets in the continent; after two decades, Eritrea and Ethiopia have concluded a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The catalyst for peace ...

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    European ro-ro providers to gain from Africa interest

    2018-10-09T13:02:42Z

    European ro-ro providers could benefit from fresh investment in Africa by Chinese and European automotive manufacturers, delegates at the Euro-Med convention, held by Grimaldi Group in the Greek capital of Athens at the beginning of October, were told. Chinese manufacturing investment in Africa, in particular, could provide a boost to ...

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    Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry

    2018-10-01T15:11:37Z

    Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services. The functions of blockchain could cater to other sectors to create more transparency and deliver greater efficiency. One example ...

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    Don't hope for a trade war truce

    2018-09-14T11:47:04Z

    Escalating trade wars look set to be the new risk frontier in the automotive supply chain. With countries and trading blocs starting to retaliate against US moves to raise tariffs, open trade borders are closing in quickly. On July 6, 2018, the US began imposing a 25% tax on $34 ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel builds in blockchain

    2018-09-11T16:40:29Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is applying blockchain technology to upgrade its existing Verified Gross Mass (VGM) portal. VGM is the weight of cargo, including the dunnage, bracing and tare weight of the container. Since 2016, the IMO has enforced the regulation that requires the shipper to provide the weight ...

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    Gefco completes buyout of GLT

    2018-09-10T17:27:56Z

    Gefco has finalised its purchase of Moroccan transport company GLT, after European regulatory approval was granted for the takeover. As announced at the beginning of the year , Gefco’s division in Spain will own and manage GLT. The move is designed to improve services between Europe and Morocco, including for ...

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    La Luz Autoport Terminal seeks concession at Las Palmas

    2018-08-22T09:42:24Z

    Las Palmas Port Authority, in the Canary Islands, has confirmed it is processing a request from La Luz Autopost Terminal to operate a new concession on a 14,820 sq.m area at Cabulloneros Quay, involving a new multilevel storage facility in Functional Area 6, in the port’s service area. A ...

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    BAIC opens compact SUV plant in South Africa

    2018-08-02T17:15:07Z

    Chinese vehicle-maker BAIC has officially opened its 11 billion rand ($834m) assembly plant in South Africa, which will start making the X25 compact SUV from imported semi-knockdown (SKD) kits in the fourth quarter of this year. BAIC has been exporting the vehicle to South Africa from China since 2017. The ...

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    Mercedes-Benz boosts local sourcing in South Africa

    2018-07-16T12:43:46Z

    Mercedes-Benz is enlarging its supply chain within South Africa as it expands production at its plant in East London, on the country’s east coast. The OEM has added 35 new suppliers based in South Africa to the plant’s supply chain, with seven being tier one suppliers and three sequencing suppliers. ...

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    Africa awakes

    2018-07-05T17:24:00Z

    Africa’s vehicle production and distribution sector still trails much of the rest of the world, but the signs are that this is beginning to change

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    Russia's fresh focus on exports

    2018-07-05T14:23:40Z

    In recent years, Russia has put considerable resources into encouraging recovery in its domestic automotive industry. Last year, the federal budget included 62.3 billion roubles ($1 billion) in state aid for carmakers. Such sums have been spent primarily on boosting demand in the domestic market, which has been under pressure ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to expand South African plant

    2018-07-04T14:57:16Z

    German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars is to spend €600m ($697m) on the assemb ly of the next generation of C-Class models at its plant in East London, South Africa. Factory space for passenger vehicle production will increase by two-thirds and include new logistic warehouses, paint and body shop s and an ...

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    Mahindra trials Pik-Up assembly at Durban plant

    2018-06-06T10:56:20Z

    Indian vehicle-maker Mahindra & Mahindra has begun trial production of its Pik - Up range at a new assembly plant near Durban, South Africa . The company’s initial annual production target at the plant, which is located at Dube Tradeport special economic zone, next to the King Shaka Airport , ...

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    Kerry Logistics acquires SAS

    2018-05-30T11:10:54Z

    Third-party logistics provider Kerry Logistics has further extended its reach into the EMEA market with the acquisition of South African-based freight forwarder, Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS). In a statement, Kerry highlighted the importance of South Africa as a manufacturing hub for the global automotive market. “South Africa’s economy has ...

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    Toyota and Suzuki look at India and export markets

    2018-05-29T17:52:33Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki are to consider extending their 15-month-old business partnership to work together on sales, production and technological development, with a focus on India and its export markets. Ideas to be further evaluated include using Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private (TKM) to produce models developed by Suzuki for ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers . At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the ...

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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels.