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    JLR targets Slovakia for plant, citing supply chain and logistics benefits


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government to build its next assembly facility in Nitra, choosing the central European location over others in Europe, the US and Mexico for a 300,000-unit per year factory.In a statement, JLR confirmed that it had chosen the ...

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    Recalls issued on BMW vehicles damaged by winter conditions at Halifax


    Following the report earlier this year that harsh winter conditions had resulted in a snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, near the port of Halifax, Transport Canada – the government body that monitors transport safety – has now announced a recall on around ...

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    Honda lands first HR-V volume from Mexico in the UK


    Following the news that Honda had exported its first consignment of HR-V vehicles from Mexico destined for the UK market the carmaker confirmed this week that the vehicles have now landed in the UK through the port of Bristol.The vehicles were made at Honda’s Celaya plant in Mexico and exported ...

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    WWL ALS shifts heavy loads to South Africa from France and China


    WWL’s Abnormal Loads Services division has recently made a couple of substantial construction equipment moves to South Africa from France and China.In the first move the division moved an 810-tonne mining excavator from Leibherr’s factory in Colmar to its destination in Durban for the mining company Kumba Iron Ore. The ...

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    Migrant crisis at Calais continues to disrupt freight movements


    Freight movements between continental Europe and the UK continue to be disrupted by conflict at the port of Calais in France, as migrants trying to reach the UK via the Channel Tunnel clash with French riot police.The migrants are targeting the Channel Tunnel’s freight terminal in repeated attempts to gain ...

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    Elias Mandas moves to automotive role at GAC


    Elias Mandas has moved from his role as European sales manager for automotive at container expert, Goodpack, to a new appointment as sales manager for automotive at shipping logistics and marine services provider, GAC.GAC said it was investing in resources to support the automotive sector in strategic markets, one of ...

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    Inbound problems force shutdown at AvtoVaz; Andersson vows to overhaul supplier base


    Russian vehicle maker AvtoVaz has been forced to stop production at its plant in Togliatti because of inbound supply problems that will halt assembly for three weeks. The company is now planning to get rid of the problem suppliers within the month, according to the company’s president Bo Andersson. The ...

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    Ro-ro lines ditch Derince as port adds insult to financial injury


    Following the sudden 450% increase in handling fees for finished vehicles at the newly privatised Turkish port of Derince, a significant volume of that business has now been shifted to the adjacent Autoport facility in Yeniköy, which has reopened for business after an 18-month suspension of services.Shipping lines have also ...

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    Cummins opens global aftermarket logistics hub in Singapore


    Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast ...

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    BorgWarner to buy Remy International


    BorgWarner, the tier one automotive parts manufacturer, has announced that it will spend $950m to buy Remy International, a manufacturer, remanufacturer and distributor of parts including starters, alternators, and hybrid power technology.The acquisition is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year.A spokesperson from BorgWarner told Automotive ...

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    Flash Europe looks to support auto growth in Spain


    Premium freight logistics provider, Flash Europe International, has set up an office in Spain with a view to supporting the growing automotive industry in the country.Citing the Spanish Association of Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAC), Flash Europe stated that the automotive market in the country was of “highly strategic significance” for its ...

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    GM and SAIC to build small cars for emerging markets; GM restructures in India


    General Motors has announced that it will develop a new range of small cars featuring high levels of technology, in partnership with China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The new cars, based on a common architecture, will be built and sold under the Chevrolet brand in China, Brazil, India, Mexico ...

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    Deutsche Bahn reveals massive restructuring programme


    German rail giant Deutsche Bahn is overhauling its organisation with a six-point programme being brought in from the beginning of next month. The action is in part being taken to redress losses in the wake of continued strike action that has cost it €252m ($278m). As reported, the company’s services ...

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    Rhenus secures five-year contract renewal with Daimler


    Daimler has awarded freight forwarding specialist Rhenus Logistics UK a five-year contract renewal to continue logistics services between the UK and Germany. Rhenus, which has worked with Daimler since 2010, is providing transport and logistics services at 67 collection points across the UK and Ireland for the delivery of automotive ...

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    Russia may extend transport subsidies to ocean trade


    Russia is looking to extend the subsidies it provides for the movement of finished vehicle volumes within the country to the ocean transport sector, in addition to rail, as carmakers continue to struggle with the downturn in the domestic market.Following an agreement established in 2010, the government subsidises vehicle shipping ...

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    Mitsubishi to end US production, switch to exports from Japan


    Mitsubishi Motors is ending production of its Outlander Sport model in the US by November this year. The carmaker’s division there – Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) – makes the vehicle at its only plant in the country, located at Normal, Illinois. Production is now expected to switch to its ...

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    American hauliers: Adding up the miles


    Constraints on rail capacity and changing demand could see road hauliers covering greater distances, as well as facing greater challengesThe fact that the majority of volume vehicle movements in North America use rail – perhaps for 70-75% of miles covered, by some estimates – would suggest that most truck deliveries ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest “several hundred million” in global logistics realignment


    [Updated July 30th] Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a multi-million euro investment in the realignment of its global logistics organisation that will involve both inbound and outbound flows and incorporate the supply chain management unit within its central production organisation.“Our investment of several hundred million euros in our supply chain management ...

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    Cadillac to export exclusive ATS and CTS V-series to Japan


    GM’s Cadillac division is supplementing the supply of its US-made luxury sports sedans, the ATS and CTS, in Japan, and will export small volumes of the V-series versions of the cars there subject to demand. The high performance cars are made at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan.GM ...

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    Magna International to buy Getrag


    Magna International, the global components and systems supplier, announced that it will buy Getrag, a German car parts manufacturer for $1.9 billion (€1.75 billion), to expand its automotive transmission systems business.Magna is currently the world’s third largest automotive supplier, and the latest announcement is a bid by Magna to win ...