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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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    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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    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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    Automotive industry looks for silver linings in China-US trade ‘truce’

    2020-01-22T10:56:00Z

    On the face of it last week’s signing of a ‘phase one’ agreement between the US and China is more of a truce than a substantial trade deal, though that is no less welcome given the two years of escalating tariffs between the two countries, which has affected a range of industries, including automotive…

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    Tesla launches sales of its Chinese-made cars

    2020-01-08T09:50:00Z

    Electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla has begun selling Model 3 sedans built at its new assembly plant in Shanghai, with plans for expansion. Tesla Model 3 The first cars for the public were handed over to ten customers on January 7 – a week after a ...

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    Kerry Logistics expands service in Middle East

    2020-01-07T09:58:00Z

    Third party logistics provider Kerry Logistics is enlarging its presence in the Middle East by setting up an office in Bahrain and bonded warehouse in Dubai…

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    BMW signs five-year lithium deal with Ganfeng

    2019-12-17T11:45:00Z

    As part of its electromobility expansion, BMW has signed a 540m euro ($598m) supply contract with Ganfeng Lithium of Jiangxi province, China. The deal will guarantee 100% of the OEM’s lithium hydroxide needs for fifth-generation battery cells in its high-voltage batteries, according to the carmaker…

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    Russia begins serial production of Zetta EV supported by export trade

    2019-12-11T14:51:00Z

    The Russian government has started serial production of the state-owned Zetta electric vehicle (EV) at a plant in Togliatti, with the first models expected to hit the market in early 2020. Russian Industry and Trade Ministry Denis Manturov said the new EVs are expected to be ...

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    Yanfeng inaugurates factory in Serbia

    2019-12-11T10:22:00Z

    China’s Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has officially opened a plant at Kragujevac. Logistics played a part in the company choosing the city in central Serbia…

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    UECC goes green with new PCTCs

    2019-12-10T10:05:00Z

    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has secured around $70m of funds from Swedish government agency Svenska SkeppsHypotek towards the cost of three pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with battery hybrid LNG power…

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    Supplier network puts spotlight on Mini’s new plant in China

    2019-12-03T14:58:00Z

    BMW Group is to expand global production of the Mini with Chinese partner Great Wall Motor by setting up an assembly plant in Zhangjiagang in eastern China…

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    Mosolf urges more use of China-Europe rail link

    2019-12-03T12:45:00Z

    Car manufacturers and suppliers should cooperate more closely so a rail service between Chengdu (China) and Łódź (Poland) can achieve the economic scale required to make it viable, says Joerg Mosolf, CEO of German car-transporting company Mosolf…

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    First dedicated Adampol train arrives in Gdansk port from China

    2019-11-26T16:17:00Z

    The first Gdansk-bound train container from China operated by Polish logistics provider Adampol has arrived in the Baltic Sea port. Adampol is running the service with the Port Authority of Gdansk

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    Haah announces cloud platform to enhance vehicle sales and distribution

    2019-11-19T16:22:00Z

    Haah Automotive Holdings is using a cloud-based platform powered by Oracle Netsuite to manage sales and distribution of Zoyte vehicles and parts in the US

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    Nippon Express unit to focus on automotive logistics

    2019-11-19T14:49:00Z

    Japanese transport and logistics provider Nippon Express (South China) has been renamed Nippon Express Automotive Logistics (China) to reflect its new focus exclusively on automotive logistics

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    Nio to provide delivery service for Hycan EV in China

    2019-11-13T11:49:00Z

    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio is to provide full delivery services in China for the forthcoming Hycan electric SUV that it is making as part of its joint venture with fellow Chinese carmaker Gac Motor…

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    Second Jatco China facility gains from logistics advantage

    2019-11-13T11:28:00Z

    Nissan’s transmission making subsidiary Jatco has highlighted the logistics advantages of its latest plant in China – Jatco (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission – which was officially opened on November 8…

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    Grimaldi christens PCTC flagship

    2019-11-12T11:42:00Z

    Italian shipping group Grimaldi has christened its pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Torino, the first of seven vessels ordered from Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China…

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    ACS takes on board 25 couriers to transport huge haul of auto parts

    2019-10-28T11:54:00Z

    Globally operating Air Charter Service (ACS) transported just over five tonnes of automotive parts from China to Portugal in 72 hours, its largest single onboard courier (OBC) job to date….