All europe articles – Page 14

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    Ford continues to invest in South Africa

    2016-04-12T14:30:47Z

    Ford has announced an investment of $170m (R2.5 billion) to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The OEM will produce the new Ford Everest SUV (pictured) and increase output of the Ford Ranger at the site. Production of the Ranger at the Silverton plant has ...

  • Engine
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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technology The logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants ...

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    UPS appoints Cindy Miller as head of global freight forwarding

    2016-04-08T16:51:31Z

    Cindy Miller (left) has been promoted to president of global freight forwarding at logistics and supply chain giant, UPS. She replaces Steve Flowers, who has moved to the company’s strategy group. Miller has been with the company for 28 years and started as a driver in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was ...

  • BMW bike production line
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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...

  • Nikolay Asaul believe Russian won in recent dispute
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    Russia and Poland reach agreement on permit dispute…for now

    2016-04-08T12:08:29Z

    Nikolay Asaul, deputy head of the Russian transport ministry After several weeks of hard negotiations, Russia and Poland have finally reached an agreement on the issuing of permit quotas required for trucks to carry freight between the two countries. "We have signed a protocol on the quotas of mutual ...

  • Stefano Pollotti.jpg
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    Making the most of the Dubai hub

    2016-04-08T09:51:48Z

    Stefano Pollotti is managing director, Gefco Dubai Thanks to its location, its infrastructure and its relative ease of business, it is no surprise Dubai has been hailed so often as the crossroads of East and West, one of the most strategic commercial hubs in the world and an essential ...

  • Manturov_Hoang
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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-07T15:07:51Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under this ...

  • Moore transport US car carrier
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    US car carriers: Driving an open highway

    2016-04-07T12:18:43Z

    High sales and low fuel costs are favouring US car carriers, with many investing in equipment, infrastructure and technology Despite an unsteady global economy and falling financial markets, North American car carriers have been tearing up the road with profits and operating efficiencies. Benefitting from an expanding manufacturing base, record ...

  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

  • TruckPlatooning
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    Platooning challenge showcases future of automotive logistics

    2016-04-06T15:17:42Z

    Six European truck manufacturers have taken part in the 2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge. The challenge, run by the current president of the European Council, saw OEMs running autonomous and human-driven trucks to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from several European cities. The aim of the challenge was to highlight the potential ...

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    Belgian truck drivers protest against new HGV road toll

    2016-04-06T14:51:04Z

    Striking truck drivers in Belgium are blockading key transport routes in the south of the country in protest against the introduction of a new toll for heavy goods vehicles that some transport companies have said could add an estimated 8% to their operating costs. The toll, which came in at ...

  • Tata_Steel
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    Automotive alarm over prospects for UK steel mills

    2016-04-06T14:10:45Z

    Tata Steel’s decision to exit the UK – raising the spectre of the country’s steel producing plants shutting down – has set off a number of alarms in the UK automotive sector. Vauxhall, whose parent General Motors has a policy of sourcing products locally where possible and which has increased ...

  • Tesla_Model3
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    Tesla’s Model 3 puts customers and the supply chain to the test

    2016-04-06T13:42:38Z

    The Tesla Model 3 is finally on order, almost two years after the vehicle was first announced. The mass-market, lower-priced electric car has seen unprecedented demand, reaching 276,000 pre-orders in the first 72 hours. Customers had to put down a $1,000 (refundable) deposit for the new Model 3. Given that ...

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    UK commercial vehicle exports up a third

    2016-04-06T12:24:39Z

    British-built commercial vehicle (CV) exports were up by more than a third in 2015, with around nine in ten destined for EU countries, figures by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows. Of the 94,479 CVs manufactured in Britain in 2015, 47,052 were exported, a rise of 34.7% ...

  • Manturov_Hoang
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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-06T10:07:16Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov (right) and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under ...

  • Michel-Corveleijn_Lou-Jedeloo_KoopmanCarTerminal
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    Koopman Logistics teams up with VWE on Dutch imports

    2016-04-05T13:55:46Z

    VWE's Michel Corveleijn (left) with Lou Jedeloo at the Koopman Car Terminal in Amsterdam Koopman Logistics Group has formed a joint venture with fellow Dutch company VWE to handle the import of vehicles to The Netherlands. The joint venture, Auto Import Solutions, is providing vehicle handling and storage for ...

  • Brad Brennan
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    Canada’s Metro Supply Chain buys emergency freight provider Evolution Time Critical

    2016-04-05T10:00:03Z

    Canadian third party logistics provider Metro Supply Chain Group has acquired 100% of Evolution Time Critical, a UK-based emergency logistics company, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase is set to expand Metro’s presence in Europe, its premium freight services and its business in the automotive supply chain, which is Evolution ...

  • Australia road_214578130
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    All change for Aussie rules

    2016-04-05T08:00:27Z

    After manufacturing comes to a close next year, will the finished vehicle logistics industry in Oz come good – or cark it? The end of car assembly in Australia is imminent and with it, comes a change to the face of the industry. This year, Ford is set to shut ...

  • Consolidation - Big fish small fish
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    Consolidation in logistics: Big fish eat the little fish...

    2016-04-04T08:00:06Z

    The big players in automotive logistics are getting bigger after a record year for mergers and acquisitions, with middle players at particular risk of being subsumed. So will this trend continue? There has been a growing trend for consolidation in the third party logistics sector over the past few years, ...

  • SCK1501_4617
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    Unpacking conventional wisdom

    2016-04-01T09:00:31Z

    Whether one-way or returnable, owned by OEMs and tier suppliers or rented from specialist providers, current packaging models are being re-evaluated in the search for efficiency and cost-savings. Within the North American manufacturing operations of global automotive supplier Magna International, a fascinating pilot project is underway. After a year-long study ...