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    French carmakers scale up plans in Iran following sanctions lift

    2016-02-02T09:17:01Z

    The recent lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has been quickly followed by a rush of interest by international carmakers who are eager to make the most of a market forecast to hit 8m within the next decade, as well as reach the wider market in the Middle East and ...

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    Russia plans to double car exports with upgraded infrastructure by 2020

    2016-02-02T09:04:17Z

    Russia plans to almost double its car exports by 2020 and make them account for 25% of total production volume by 2025. Russia’s minister of industry and trade, Denis Manturov, said recently that the launch of a programme designed to stimulate export logistics this year will most likely be continued ...

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    XPO cuts jobs at LTL business in wake of Con-way takeover

    2016-02-01T09:28:59Z

    Following XPO Logistics’ takeover of US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion , the company has announced 190 planned redundancies in its less-than-truckload (LTL) business. XPO said the layoffs would reduce annual costs by more than $20m. The company is aiming to make an improvement in profit of ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as reasons ...

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    Mexico conference: Freeing trade from all points

    2016-01-30T04:43:18Z

    After more than five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally agreed last year across 12 countries in the Americas and Asia . Once the landmark agreement is ratified by national governments, it could reshape trade patterns across the Pacific. For the Mexican automotive industry, TPP brings the ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi

    2016-01-29T18:25:03Z

    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...

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    Mexico conference: Logistics is the key to cope with the country's growth

    2016-01-27T15:57:51Z

    The automotive market in Mexico is in great shape. In 2015, the country has become the seventh largest vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the first in Latin America, producing more than 3.4m light vehicles. In terms of exports, Mexico is the fourth largest global exporter in the world, the ...

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    Car shipments start at the UK port of Ramsgate

    2016-01-27T14:27:56Z

    [Updated 1st February] Last week saw the first delivery of finished vehicles to the port of Ramsgate in the UK, marking the start of a new port operation, which is being handled by transport and logistics provider Gefco. Around 1,000 Peugeot-Citroën vehicles were delivered aboard the UECC-operated car carrier Autopremier ...

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    ERL ro-ro vessel abandoned in Bay of Biscay

    2016-01-27T10:21:16Z

    The ro-ro vessel Modern Express , operated by European RoRo Lines (ERL), is currently drifting at a severe list in the Bay of Biscay following a loss of stability in heavy seas and Force 8 gales. All 22 crew members have been evacuated. The Panama-flagged vessel, which remains afloat ...

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    Mark Boucher takes over outbound logistics at Volkswagen Group of America

    2016-01-26T20:50:24Z

    Mark Boucher (left) is now general manager of vehicle logistics for the Volkswagen Group of America, based in Herndon, Virginia. Boucher leads the company’s outbound logistics team and has responsibility for the finished vehicles supply chain from factories through to dealer delivery in the US. Boucher, who has been with ...

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    BMW begins local engine supply to JV plants in China from new facility

    2016-01-26T15:55:04Z

    BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings – BMW Brilliance Automotive – has opened a new engine plant in Shenyang to supply its assembly plants in the nearby districts of Dadong and Tiexi. This will be the first time that engines for those plants are supplied exclusively from China. ...

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    Jan de Rijk buys out De Rooy Logistics

    2016-01-26T15:24:42Z

    Jan de Rijk Logistics has finalised its takeover of rival Dutch provider De Rooy Logistics, a specialist in transport, warehousing and value added services for the automotive sector. Jan de Rijk said the undisclosed acquisition would reinforce its automotive logistics activities for commercial vehicles service parts and create a basis ...

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    Pasajes handles finished vehicles for southern French market

    2016-01-26T12:21:21Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes) has begun handling imported Honda vehicles from the UK. The first consignment of almost 100 units arrived on board the car carrier Autostar on 13th January, operated by UECC. The vehicles were shipped from the port of Southampton. However, they were not ...

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    UK hits vehicle export milestone; engine production boosted by overseas demand

    2016-01-25T17:04:04Z

    The UK exported a record number of vehicles in 2015 – at more than 1.2m – equal to more than 77% of the country’s total production for the year, which stood at more than 1.5m units according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). That production ...

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    Gefco provides GefBox packaging service for Caterpillar

    2016-01-25T16:32:08Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has extended its contract with construction equipment maker Caterpillar in the UK to include the provision of a reusable packaging programme that will use its GefBoxSystem. Gefco has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number ...

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    Jens Wollesen to take up contract logistics role at BLG

    2016-01-25T16:00:19Z

    German transport and logistics provider, BLG Logistics, has appointed Jens Wollesen to head its contract logistics division from the beginning of July this year. He also becomes a member of the board of management. Wollesen will move from his current role where he is member of the executive board at ...

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    Trying to tie down demand

    2016-01-22T10:06:19Z

    Forecasting matters for any organisation juggling costs and service levels, but in the finished vehicle sector, the stakes are higher than mostGenerally speaking, it is easier to be prepared if you know what’s coming. Reliable demand forecasts help participants throughout the supply chain to ensure they have the materials, equipment, ...

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    Telematics: The simple solution?

    2016-01-21T15:04:50Z

    Is it finally time for onboard telematics technology to take the crown from barcodes and RFID tags? Now more than 40-years-old, the humble barcode label underpins many, if not most, finished vehicle supply chains. Generally attached to vehicles as they leave the assembly line, or in the plant compound, the ...

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    Taking ownership of the supply chain

    2016-01-20T16:41:24Z

    The acquisition of UTi Worldwide looks set to substantially boost DSV’s already impressive growth in the automotive sector When DSV’s chief executive officer, Jens Bjørn Andersen, spoke to Automotive Logistics in September 2015 at the opening of its 168,000 sq.m Krefeld-Fichtenhain logistics centre, near Düsseldorf in Germany, he said that ...