All Brexit articles – Page 2

  • Theresa May
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    UK car industry needs to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ in hard Brexit

    2017-01-18T15:45:48Z

    Fresh insights into prime minister Theresa May’s plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union have reignited concerns over just what deal can be struck and what terms of international trade will apply... Confirmation this week by UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured) that the country would leave the ...

  • TGV Eurostar Velaro E320
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    Cross-Channel freight: Trucks, tariffs and tunnel vision

    2017-01-06T17:24:24Z

    Automotive Logistics reports on vehicle and component movements between the UK and the rest of Europe in the post-Brexit climate The past year has brought freight movements between the UK and mainland Europe sharply into focus, including for automotive parts and finished vehicles. Britain’s vote to leave the European ...

  • Modestrip
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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

  • David Davis_opt (2)
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    Carmakers get another chance to lay out Brexit priorities

    2016-12-13T16:45:35Z

    David Davis, the UK’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union ( pictured, left ), has met with leaders of the UK automotive sector to discuss the car sector’s priorities as the UK heads towards the start of negotiations over its departure from the EU. Monday’s event, organised by ...

  • UK auto manufacture_opt
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    SMMT highlights implications of post-Brexit tariffs and Industry 4.0

    2016-11-29T21:00:59Z

    The UK’s automotive trade association has estimated that tariffs on imported and exported finished vehicles could amount to £4.5 billion ($5.6 billion) a year, if Britain makes a clean break from the European Union. Earlier this evening, Gareth Jones, the outgoing president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders ...

  • Steve_Twydell_3T
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    Brexit: Are you ready for the impact?

    2016-11-04T12:03:20Z

    In light of the recent Brexit vote and looming technology advances, those in the UK’s automotive logistics sector would be well advised to take some bold decisions to prepare themselves for the future... Analysing trends and predicting change in the logistics industry has been relatively simple over the last few ...

  • Production of Nissan Juke and Qashqai at Nissan Sunderland Plan
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    Nissan UK commits to Qashqai and X-Trail at Sunderland plant

    2016-10-31T10:03:31Z

    Months of doubt over Nissan’s plans for investment in its Sunderland plant following the UK’s decision to exit the European Union (EU) seem to have been resolved with the announcement that the carmaker will make the next model Qashqai there as well as adding the X-Trail, which is currently made ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    'Brexit' may mean 'Brexit' – but then again, it may not

    2016-10-27T12:30:06Z

    After the shock result in the UK's referendum on membership of the European Union back in June, many questions still remain about the implications for the country's relationship with the EU... Automotive Logistics prides itself on global coverage beyond our base here in Britain, but lately we’ve had reason ...

  • Article

    VDA warns UK production sector could be decimated; Nissan’s Ghosn changes tune after meeting with PM

    2016-10-19T13:51:40Z

    The head of Germany’s automotive association, the VDA, has warned that the UK’s car production sector could be severely cut in the event of a ‘hard’ Brexit . Speaking to the Financial Times this week, Matthias Wissmann, who is also a former German transport minister, suggested carmakers operating in ...

  • GBRf - First train for Drax from Port of Liverpool (1)_opt
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    Private equity group EQT makes offer for GB Railfreight

    2016-10-19T12:04:59Z

    Groupe Eurotunnel (GET) has announced the potential sale of GB Railfreight to private equity heavyweight EQT. The value of EQT’s bid to buy the third largest rail freight operator in the United Kingdom has not been disclosed. While the offer is still to be presented to the group’s staff representative ...

  • FTA pick
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    FTA chief underlines importance of EU labour to UK logistics sector

    2016-10-12T12:08:02Z

    European workers in the UK’s logistics industry are “vital” for the continued competitiveness of the sector post-Brexit, David Wells, chief executive of the UK’s Freight Transport Association (FTA), has warned. The FTA’s call to retain the EU nationals employed by the industry and allow the logistics sector to continue recruiting ...

  • MercBenzWorldBuilding
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    UK summit report: Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst

    2016-10-10T17:33:04Z

    Given the UK’s vote to leave the European Union in June this year, discussions of ‘Brexit’ were bound to recur at the inaugural Automotive Logistics UK summit, which took place last week at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands, just outside London Carmakers need to recoup the costs incurred by the recent ...

  • Draper IMG_0605
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    UK summit: Ford’s Draper lays out lobbying priorities for Brexit

    2016-10-07T17:24:51Z

    Ford Europe’s purchasing boss Alan Draper has called on Britain to preserve existing trade arrangements across the EU and EU Customs Union, which includes Turkey, as the government heads towards key negotiations in leaving the union. “A zero-tariff regime to and from the UK is the preferred solution that I ...

  • TheresaMay_web
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    UK sets Brexit timetable as carmakers worry about market access

    2016-10-03T18:31:43Z

    The UK government has laid out a timetable for exiting the European Union , which may come as early as the first quarter of 2019. It has also reaffirmed that it is willing to put control of immigration and regulation over retaining full access to the European single market – ...

  • Walls_small
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    Last Mile: Another brick in the wall?

    2016-10-03T10:10:08Z

    We should celebrate the breaking down of barriers in trade and business, not encourage their construction through stubborn rhetoric and isolationist policy. We may be re-entering an age of wall-building, whether towering in barbed-wire reality, or constructed by barricading political language. Often, such physical and rhetorical enclosures go together, cemented ...

  • G.williams2
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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"] Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, ...

  • IMG_5629
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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

  • SONY DSC
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    Brexit and shipping: Playing a game of wait and sea

    2016-09-30T14:23:14Z

    A country’s ports and the shipping lines that serve them are at the front line of fluctuations in international trade. So is the UK sector bracing itself for a Brexit-induced storm? The past two years have been busy ones for any company involved in the import or export of vehicles ...

  • GefcoCarTransporter
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    Gefco reports higher profits on modest revenue gains

    2016-09-27T14:59:23Z

    Logistics provider Gefco Group has reported a strong growth in pre-tax earnings over the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year, driven by recovery in the automotive industry in Europe, cost reduction initiatives and the acquisition of Dutch freight forwarder, IJS Global. Gefco, based in Paris ...

  • calaisport2015-perspective-ferry
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    Port of Calais expansion begins as France pledges to shut down The Jungle

    2016-09-27T13:00:27Z

    Construction has officially begun on a major expansion of France’s port of Boulogne Calais, one of Europe’s busiest gateways for ferry and ro-ro traffic, and the major port for the exchange of goods between the European mainland and the UK. The €863m ($970m) project, dubbed Calais Port 2015, will ...