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    Kuehne + Nagel expands services for BMW

    2018-07-04T11:37:39Z

    Kuehne + Nagel and BMW have expanded their partnership in Europe and Asia. In a phased development, the logistics company set up a regional distribution centre in Kleinaitingen (Germany) last April and one in Słubice (Poland) a month later. It is also establishing dealer distribution centres in Beijing and Shanghai, ...

  • MadeInUS
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    Trump’s tariffs attract worldwide disapproval

    2018-07-04T10:08:39Z

    Carmakers, parts manufactur ers , trade bodies and the European Union have all sharply criticised the Trump administration’s proposed import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts. Hinting at potential supply chain disruption, Toyota said: “There is no vehicle [made] in the United States … that is sole-sourced from exclusively US ...

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    BCA signs record five-year deal with BMW

    2018-07-03T15:02:42Z

    BCA Marketplace has agreed a five-year contract with BMW UK to provide a range of remarketing services. The agreement will see the used vehicle group de-fleet, refurbish, inspect and collect, inventory manage and remarket on behalf of the carmaker and its leasing business, Alphabet. The value of the deal has ...

  • UK Managing Director David Jennison
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    A match made in heaven?

    2018-06-28T10:46:58Z

    According to a study carried out by the European Commission in 2014, almost a quarter of truck journeys on Europe’s roads are carried out empty. In individual member states, the prevalence of empty running can be even higher: in the UK, for instance, Department for Transport (DfT) statistics put the ...

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    Gebrüder Weiss expands Romanian operations

    2018-06-27T16:06:18Z

    German logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss has enlarged its base in Sibiu, Romania, to include a logistics terminal with cross-docking hub. “The extension will enable us to meet increasing customer requirements and handle the growing volume of orders,” said general manager Viorel Leca. Last year 605,442 consignments weighing a total of ...

  • Kia_Sportage
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    Kia moves Sportage through Santa Marta

    2018-06-27T12:21:17Z

    The Colombian port of Santa Marta has started handling imported Kia vehicles from Slovakia. By the end of the year, it is expected to have handled around 4,000 Sportages. The vehicles are being imported into Colombia on a monthly basis by regional distributor Metrokia SA and are being delivered to ...

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    Brexit’s unaccustomed burdens

    2018-06-27T11:50:00Z

    Nine months before the UK’s planned departure from the European Union, uncertainty over customs arrangements is emerging as one of the major concerns of manufacturers – perhaps just as much, if not more so, than the prospect of tariffs and taxes. The risks and impacts from delays in logistics ...

  • SMMT_summit_Hawes
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    SMMT calls for end to Brexit uncertainty

    2018-06-27T10:40:00Z

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has joined major manufacturers in calling for the British government to end uncertainty over the UK’s trading relationship with the European Union after Brexit, and to ensure the frictionless flow of parts and vehicles. Speaking at a press conference during the ...

  • Russia to introduce new utilization fee on finished vehicles in 2018
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    World Cup better than expected for logistics

    2018-06-22T16:04:19Z

    The FIFA World Cup 2018 has caused a temporary shortage of transport capacities in certain regions of Russia, with a local rise in tariffs and some delays at customs, according to Irina Novikova, the inland transport department director of Gefco. However, fears of Russia ceasing to import automotive components including ...

  • Ruesselsheim-TechDay
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    PSA to develop new engines in Germany

    2018-06-20T12:17:52Z

    Following its takeover by Groupe PSA last year, Opel/Vauxhall’s engineering centre in Rüsselsheim, Germany, will take on global responsibility for development of the next generation of high-efficiency petrol engines for all Groupe PSA brands. The engines will be used in the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Vauxhall and Opel marques in ...

  • RussianDealership
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    Russian VAT hike to hit domestic car industry

    2018-06-20T11:38:49Z

    Plans to increase the VAT rate in Russia from 18% to 20% next year look set to hit the automotive and construction sectors hard, Russian economists have warned. The move, designed to collect an additional $10 billion a year for the federal budget, is believed to be the sharpest rise ...

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    Continental raises sensor output at Trutnov

    2018-06-20T10:37:09Z

    German technology company Continental has expanded its Trutnov plant in the north-east of the Czech Republic to meet increasing demand for nitrogen oxide (NOx) sensors. The sensors are used to measure the NOx content in exhaust emissions and provide data for its effective conversion into harmless substances. Among the features ...

  • ECG_Madrid
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    Emissions legislation set to disrupt vehicle logistics

    2018-06-20T08:59:27Z

    European legislation aimed at achieving more accurate monitoring of emissions from passenger cars could cause disruption to logistics operations involving the storage and delivery of new vehicles, the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned. As manufacturers phase out non-compliant older models, dealers are looking to sell existing stock ...

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    Twinning talent with technology

    2018-06-19T16:03:52Z

    The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

  • PeterKoltai_Audi
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    Koltai moves to head transport logistics at Audi

    2018-06-19T15:48:36Z

    Peter Koltai (pictured) has taken up a new role at Audi this month as head of transport logistics, based in Germany. He replaces Heiko Schulz, who has resigned under a retirement arrangement. In his new position, Koltai is responsible for driving Audi Group’s entire transport logistics strategy, including inbound material ...

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    Ford to close French transmission plant

    2018-06-18T10:53:13Z

    Ford has announced it will sell off its automatic transmission plant in France – Ford Aquitaine Industries (FAI) – in the face of a declining requirement for small automatic transmissions in Europe. According to the company, the plant has been underutilised for a number of years, no new products are ...

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    Radical shift to drive more cellular supply chains

    2018-06-13T15:30:31Z

    Vehicle manufacturers, parts-makers and logistics service providers need to develop more adaptable systems if they are to deal with a radical shift in consumer demand for products and services driven by the exponential development of digital services, delegates at this week's Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn, Germany, were told. ...

  • ALE2018
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    Watch the Automotive Logistics Europe Conference Live

    2018-06-13T11:11:20Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe Conference takes place in Bonn, Germany this week. Two days of sessions begin on Wednesday June 13 and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the event , which will look at how to achieve innovation through technology and excellence through ...

  • Land Rover Discovery
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    JLR to move Discovery assembly to Slovakia

    2018-06-13T10:07:53Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has announced it will move assembly of the Land Rover Discovery from its Solihull plant in the UK’s West Midlands to its soon-to-be-opened plant in Nitra, Slovakia. The move will mean job losses at the UK plant, as announced in April this year , but the ...

  • Combalia-NYK-Ro-Ro feature
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    NYK sets up direct service between Europe and South America

    2018-06-13T09:47:39Z

    Ro-ro line NYK has set up a direct monthly service for ocean vehicle shipments from Europe to South America. The first departure left the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through ...