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    Russian vehicle imports hit a bump in the road

    2019-03-13T10:42:12Z

    Vehicle imports to Russia have been growing for almost two years alongside the recovery in sales in the domestic market. In 2018, the country imported 293,100 finished vehicles, up almost 10% compared with the same period the previous year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. The value of vehicles ...

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    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    2019-03-13T10:25:31Z

    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France. The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing ...

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    Audi trials used car batteries in factory vehicles

    2019-03-12T16:37:15Z

    Audi is trialling fork-lift trucks and tow tractors powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. The development is the latest stage in the company's research to find second uses for used batteries. L ike all OEMs , Audi is obliged by law to take ...

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    MG Motor helps BCA hit record figures

    2019-03-12T12:08:13Z

    MG Motor’s decision to expand operations through the Portbury docks in Bristol, UK has helped push weekly volumes to a new high for its logistics provider BCA. For the week beginning February 11, BCA handled more than 12,250 vehicles, an 11% increase on its previous record in 2016. The company ...

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    Peel Ports expands car storage at Sheerness

    2019-03-05T16:44:00Z

    UK port operator Peel Ports has created 9.3 hectares of additional space for vehicle storage on the formerly derelict Thamesteel site at Sheerness in the UK, about 50 miles east of London. Part of the company’s London Medway group of ports, Sheerness currently serves the VW Group, Jaguar Land ...

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    VW adds Baltimore to its US import network

    2019-03-05T15:54:12Z

    Logistics hub operator Tradepoint Atlantic has signed a deal with Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) to develop a multimodal vehicle processing and storage facility in Baltimore. The site, which is expected to open in 2020, will cover more than 46 hectares and handle around 120,000 vehicles a year from VW’s ...

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    RZD launches China-Belarus service for Geely

    2019-03-05T15:04:17Z

    Russian state-owned rail monopoly Russian Railways (RZD) has launched a block train service from China to Belarus for carmaker Geely, to serve its BelGee plant in the city of Zhodino. The plant, which is a joint venture between Geely and the Belarus government, started making cars last year. In a ...

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    Board directors reshuffled at Kuehne + Nagel

    2019-03-05T11:09:35Z

    Swiss logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel International has announced that directors Hans Lerch and Juergen Fitschen are to step down in May, after 14 and 11 years on the board respectively. A new face, David Kamenetzky, will be proposed for election to the board at the firm’s annual general meeting ...

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    Valencia becomes Spain’s top vehicle port

    2019-03-05T10:05:50Z

    The Spanish port of Valencia (pictured) has overtaken the port of Barcelona in terms of total vehicle numbers handled, according to Spain’s National Ports Authority (Puertos del Estado). Last year, Valencia port’s vehicle terminals, which include those at nearby Sagunto and Gandia ports, handled more than 818,000 vehicles – up ...

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    Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

    2019-03-04T16:18:49Z

    Tesla is closing all of its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model in an effort to lower overheads and find cost efficiencies across the business. The carmaker hopes this will help it to deliver its Model 3 product at a lower price of $35,000 (£26,400) and therefore ...

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    Construction to start on Tilbury expansion

    2019-02-26T16:30:52Z

    Construction is to start in a matter of weeks on expansion at the port of Tilbury, in the UK, after owner Forth Ports Group received consent from the government to build Tilbury2 on the 61.5-hectare site of a former power station, next to the existing 376-hectare port at Thurrock, to ...

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    Russian exports rise but subsidies in doubt

    2019-02-26T15:17:21Z

    Russia exported vehicles and parts worth $3.38 billion last year, an 11% increase compared with 2017, according to new research from the Russian analytical agency Auto News. Information from Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry indicates that the majority of export sales remain within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and ...

  • Agron Komoni compilation
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    How IoT is the next step in tracking components

    2019-02-26T14:22:00Z

    As vehicles incorporate more new technologies and highly sophisticated components, it has become increasingly complicated and expensive to ship these parts. Consequently, the risks for OEM shipments have increased proportionately. A sea container packed with $20,000 worth of car engines may take six weeks, or even longer, to travel from ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to boost visibility via blockchain

    2019-02-26T09:07:07Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a partnership with contract management software provider Icertis to improve transparency in its supply chain and procurement via the use of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology, which creates a distributed electronic ledger, allows parties involved in the supply chain to view, share and update critical documents such ...

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    Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics

    2019-02-25T12:06:04Z

    South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th. Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. ...

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

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    ProAct names Fuss as head of new European team

    2019-02-25T10:39:47Z

    Christian Fuss (pictured) will be managing director of ProAct Europe, which UK-based supply chain software provider ProAct International is setting up in Germany. Fuss has more than 25 years’ experience in supply chain management and automotive logistics, including as vice-president, head of supply chain management, Europe, Middle East, Russia and ...

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    Automotive industry condemns tariff ‘secrecy’

    2019-02-20T15:01:00Z

    Automotive sector bodies from the US and overseas have rounded on the US Department of Commerce for not giving them access to its report for Donald Trump about possible duties on imports of automotive goods. Trump requested the report in May last year as part of a Section 232 ...

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    UK's relevance to Honda in doubt after Swindon closure

    2019-02-20T13:05:42Z

    The long-term impact on the UK automotive supply chain of Honda’s decision to end production at its Swindon plant will take some time to assess, but the carmaker has admitted that Honda of the UK Manufacturing’s current role as a global manufacturing hub “may no longer be viable”. Despite assurances ...

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    PSA invests in China’s used car sector

    2019-02-20T12:20:43Z

    Groupe PSA has invested in Chinese company FengChe, which provides supply chain management services, designed to improve used car dealers’ business operations. The OEM's investment has not been disclosed, but is significant, according to a spokesperson for the carmaker. Nevertheless, FengChe remains the majority shareholder and its management structure is ...