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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

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    ProAct names Fuss as head of new European team

    2019-02-25T10:39:47Z

    Christian Fuss (pictured) will be managing director of ProAct Europe, which UK-based supply chain software provider ProAct International is setting up in Germany. Fuss has more than 25 years’ experience in supply chain management and automotive logistics, including as vice-president, head of supply chain management, Europe, Middle East, Russia and ...

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    Automotive industry condemns tariff ‘secrecy’

    2019-02-20T15:01:09Z

    Automotive sector bodies from the US and overseas have rounded on the US Department of Commerce for not giving them access to its report for Donald Trump about possible duties on imports of automotive goods. Trump requested the report in May last year as part of a Section 232 investigation, ...

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    UK's relevance to Honda in doubt after Swindon closure

    2019-02-20T13:05:42Z

    The long-term impact on the UK automotive supply chain of Honda’s decision to end production at its Swindon plant will take some time to assess, but the carmaker has admitted that Honda of the UK Manufacturing’s current role as a global manufacturing hub “may no longer be viable”. Despite assurances ...

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    PSA invests in China’s used car sector

    2019-02-20T12:20:43Z

    Groupe PSA has invested in Chinese company FengChe, which provides supply chain management services, designed to improve used car dealers’ business operations. The OEM's investment has not been disclosed, but is significant, according to a spokesperson for the carmaker. Nevertheless, FengChe remains the majority shareholder and its management structure is ...

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    Škoda Scala production starts in Czech Republic

    2019-02-19T16:20:18Z

    The all-new Scala has started rolling off the assembly line at Škoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant, in the Czech Republic – the first model from the company based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform. Production of the Scala, which was designed and developed in Mladá Boleslav, involves certain components being produced ...

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    Schmidt takes on LCL role at Ceva Logistics

    2019-02-19T10:33:17Z

    Claus Schmidt (pictured) has been appointed head of less-than-container-load (LCL) product at Ceva Logistics from March 1. The Swiss company has identified the LCL segment as a key area for development within its ocean freight operation and said Schmidt’s extensive experience in the logistics industry made him ideally qualified for ...

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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:16Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the company ...

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    Porsche warns Brexit could force prices up in the UK

    2019-02-18T16:38:03Z

    Porsche has warned its customers in the UK that they could face a 10% hike in the cost of cars delivered after the Brexit deadline, as a result of the duties that may be imposed. “As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty ...

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    Oliver Loch moves to Kerry Logistics as MD of Germany

    2019-02-18T12:32:40Z

    Oliver Loch (pictured) has taken over as MD at Kerry Logistics’ division in Germany. He replaces Ronnie Kempf, who has left the company. Loch brings 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector to the position and moves from rival logistics provider Rhenus, where he was an international ...