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    Schaeffler supplies ‘unaffected’ by factory explosion

    2017-05-16T12:59:38Z

    German components maker and ball bearing supplier Schaeffler has said it does not expect any supply problems to customers despite an explosion at its Eltmann plant in Bavaria on Monday, which injured 23 workers.The explosion occurred at a filtration device for salt at the plant, which manufactures rolling elements for ...

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    Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    2017-01-17T15:11:22Z

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16 th ) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 ...

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    Power restored at Colonel’s Island following Hurricane Matthew

    2016-10-11T09:40:16Z

    Power has been restored to the Colonel’s Island Terminal in Georgia after Hurricane Matthew hit over the weekend, according to the US state’s port authority. Rail services are also available for all port facilities. Colonel’s Island is one of the three deepwater terminals at the Port of Brunswick. The dedicated ...

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    Japanese shockwaves reach North America

    2016-04-28T12:37:05Z

    The earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto region of Japan’s Kyushu island on April 15th-16th, knocking out production at assembly and supplier plants across the country, have now also affected automotive production in North America. GM has suspended production for two weeks (from Monday April 25th) at four of its ...

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    Kumamoto earthquakes disrupt vehicle assembly across Japan

    2016-04-15T16:41:46Z

    [Updated 21st April] The two earthquakes that hit the Japanese island of Kyushu last week have halted operations at assembly facilities across the country, including Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, and dramatically affected the tier supplier base in the region. The first earthquake, which was a magnitude 6.5, hit ...