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Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

2019-08-21T11:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country.

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SCH seals Neptune ro-ro deal in Southampton

2019-08-05T10:03:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured a contract to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro-ro vessels calling at the English port…

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Ford to end passenger car production in Russia

2019-07-23T09:31:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ford will end passenger car production at all three of the assembly plants it runs in Russia with Sollers by the end of this year

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Amco awarded Webasto logistics contract

2019-07-16T15:40:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German parts producer Webasto has appointed the Amco Group to manage and provide transport and logistics across Webasto’s British and European supplier base for its automotive roofing system…

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Ford sets up Import division for Europe

2019-07-04T10:47:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Ford has launched the reorganisation of its business in Europe under three new groups, each with its own dedicated management: Commercial Vehicles (CVs), Passenger Vehicles (PVs) and Imports. The move is designed to improve customer-centred decision making and part of a previously announced reorganisation.

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Peel Ports on a roll at Sheerness

2019-06-19T09:36:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Peel Ports has spent £5.5m ($7m) replacing the Royal Bridge Pontoon to increase overall throughput capacity at Sheerness, part of the London Medway cluster of ports…

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Canadian Pacific: Ready to roll

2019-06-18T08:48:00+01:00

In an oversold market with virtually no space left for development, Canadian Pacific (CP) is using its strategic land holdings to increase capacity, alleviate congestion and capture new business from vehicle-makers shipping to and from Vancouver, with the opening of its new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC)… 

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US Trade Representative rejects Volvo and GM requests for tariff exemptions

2019-06-12T14:05:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has turned down separate applications from Volvo and GM to be excluded from a 25% import duty on their Chinese-made SUVs.

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Changan Ford fined for anti-competitive practice in China

2019-06-12T13:50:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

China’s anti-trust regulator has ordered Changan Ford Automobile, the US carmaker’s 50:50 joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile, to pay a penalty of 162.8m yuan ($23.5m) for having restricted prices since 2013.

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Hard Brexit fear haunts UK's finished vehicle sector

2019-06-12T10:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

British vehicle transporter ECM has expressed concerns about implications for the automotive industry should the UK exit the European Union (EU) without an agreement on October 31

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South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

2019-06-03T16:35:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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Ford trials self-driving factory robot

2019-05-17T08:21:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.

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Hanging in the balance

2019-01-21T16:55:00+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Lower production output, slower growth in export markets and several regulatory and operational issues are threatening to unbalance Poland’s finished vehicle market

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Ford reviews joint venture with Sollers in Russia

2019-01-18T17:24:11+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Ford may close some or all of the plants it operates in Russia with local carmaker Sollers, according to the Russian government.

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German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

2019-01-16T12:54:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford ...

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Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

2019-01-16T12:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country's long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector.

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Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

2019-01-14T17:42:21+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29.The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit.“These contingency provisions have been put in place ...

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Storrs replaces Clarke at Ford of Europe

2019-01-11T10:27:56+00:00By Marcus Williams

Chris Storrs (pictured) has replaced Helen Clarke at Ford of Europe as finished vehicle logistics manager.

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Ford Otosan and AVL join forces on platooning

2019-01-08T12:24:41+00:00By Steve Garnsey

The commercial vehicle arm of Ford’s joint venture in Turkey, Ford Otosan, has begun developing platooning technology for its trucks with Austrian research company AVL.

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Dealing with change

2019-01-03T17:16:00+00:00By Andrew Williams, Andrew Williams

In recent years, a number of shifts in the industry have begun to affect traditional dealership models, changing the types of relationships that exist between dealers, OEMs and customers.

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