Europe – Page 16

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:00Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed ...

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    Mercedes-Benz starts work on new plant in Hungary

    2018-06-12T17:25:24Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has broken ground on a €1 billion ($1.18 billion) ‘full-flex' plant at Kecskemét in Hungary. The full-flex concept – the model for all the OEM’s future car assembly lines – is designed to allow for flexible production of cars with a wide variety of body and drive ...

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    Turkish exports continue to rise

    2018-06-12T10:16:01Z

    Turkey’s automotive exports have risen 17% so far this year to reach a value of $13.9 billion, fresh figures from the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) have shown. In May – the country’s 28th month of continuous automotive export growth – automotive exports were worth $2.8 billion, up 8% ...

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    Škoda puts autonomous robot to work at Vrchlabí

    2018-06-11T15:01:43Z

    Škoda Auto is deploying a fully autonomous transport robot from this month to move parts around its component plant in Vrchlabí in the Czech Republic. Use of the robot is part of the carmaker’s digitalisation of production processes under its 2025 Strategy, which embraces industry 4.0 technology. According to the ...

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    Automotive in the firing line as Trump extends tariffs

    2018-06-06T13:09:29Z

    Cars and automotive parts are becoming enmeshed in intensifying global trade wars, with the automotive sector facing increased shipping, supply, manufacturing and cost uncertainty for some time to come. The catalyst has been the US president imposing import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium, two key input ...

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    New Russian association to encourage a slicker supply chain

    2018-06-06T10:04:23Z

    A group of Russian state-owned and private companies has formed a body called the Digital Transport and Logistics Association (DTLA), reported to be the biggest such association to have existed in the Russian transport industry and tasked with establishing a joined up supply chain supported by the latest digital technology. ...

  • KerryLog
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    Kerry Logistics acquires SAS

    2018-05-30T11:10:54Z

    Third-party logistics provider Kerry Logistics has further extended its reach into the EMEA market with the acquisition of South African-based freight forwarder, Shipping and Airfreight Services (SAS). In a statement, Kerry highlighted the importance of South Africa as a manufacturing hub for the global automotive market. “South Africa’s economy has ...

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    A hard look at software risks

    2018-05-24T15:24:16Z

    Few people realise how much software runs today’s cars, observes Les Hatton, emeritus professor of forensic software engineering at Kingston University, UK. “We sit at home and can’t work out why the printer isn’t working, and then we’ll get in a car where there’s probably more software underneath,” he says. ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to build compact EV in France

    2018-05-23T09:38:23Z

    Germany’s Mercedes-Benz Cars has chosen the Hambach factory in France as its base for assembly of a compact electric car under its EQ brand, part of a wider expansion of the company’s electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing capabilities . Preparations for the new model will start shortly, with around €500m ($585m) ...

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    Clark seeks to reassure automotive sector on Brexit

    2018-05-16T17:15:00Z

    British business minister Greg Clark (pictured) has suggested the UK government wants to avoid any new trade friction over the processing and transporting of automotive products with the European Union after Brexit, despite open disagreement among cabinet ministers over what sort of customs arrangement should be put in place. ...

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    ICO expands car terminal at Zeebrugge

    2018-05-16T12:11:49Z

    NYK’s car terminal subsidiary, International Car Operators (ICO), has signed a concession agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. According to ICO, the new terminal will cover 200 hectares, bringing the total at Zeebrugge to 300 hectares, and will connect Bastenaken ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers . At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the ...

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    Russia ends era of industrial agreements

    2018-05-15T14:54:20Z

    Russia is scrapping its Regulation 166 agreement, which allows foreign carmakers building cars in the country to import parts at preferential rates of customs duty. According to the country’s Ministry of Economic Development, the industrial agreement regime will cease on July 1 this year. In a statement posted on its ...

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    Škoda develops logistics resource at Kvasiny

    2018-05-14T16:56:27Z

    Škoda has added an up-to-date logistics base and logistics training centre in the latest round of modernisation at its Kvasiny assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The logistics centre is home to the parts required for construction of pre-series vehicles, while at the training centre workers are being trained in ...

  • Russia sees the shortage of automotive carriers feature
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    Russia: Recovery still down the road

    2018-05-14T16:22:02Z

    Sales of finished vehicles in Russia rose 11.9% in 2017 over the previous year to reach 1.59m units, according to estimates in early January by the Association of European Businesses (AEB). Russia’s long-awaited recovery began in March and gained momentum throughout the year, peaking in December with monthly sales of ...

  • Andy Fitt, MD for Yusen Logistics UK
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    Yusen Logistics UK appoints Fitt as MD

    2018-05-10T17:07:41Z

    Andy Fitt (pictured) has taken over as managing director of Yusen Logistics UK, replacing Kevin Appleton who has moved to the role of chairman at the company. Fitt, previously deputy MD at Yusen, has been at the logistics services provider for three years, after moving from Norbert Dentressangle UK in ...

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    Daimler takes a systematic approach to human rights

    2018-05-09T14:16:53Z

    Daimler has announced implementation of its new Human Rights Respect System, in a move designed to ensure a systematic approach to human rights within its supply chain. The German group already has a long-established supplier sustainability standards system in place which states working conditions must respect human rights and explicitly ...

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    Russia moves to boost domestic EV market

    2018-05-09T10:34:33Z

    Russia has announced a series of support measures to boost domestic sales of electric vehicles (EVs) from fewer than 100 units in 2017 to nearly 100,000 units by 2025 – or 4-5% of overall vehicle sales. According to the federal government’s national strategy for automotive development in Russia, up to ...

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    Gaz Group faces halt in assembly

    2018-05-02T12:29:28Z

    Gaz Group is reported to have said that it may have to cease vehicle assembly in Russia in June because of recently imposed US sanctions that have blocked the import of automotive components from the US, Germany and the Czech Republic. The OEM’s production and export operations have been in ...

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    Continental extends inbound deal with Kerry Logistics

    2018-05-02T11:50:35Z

    Kerry Logistics has secured a four-year extension to its contract with the tyre-making division of tier supplier Continental. The third-party logistics provider’s division in Germany will handle international ocean freight export of tyres and provide logistics services for Continental’s procurement of raw materials to production sites worldwide, mainly from Asia. ...