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    Škoda Scala production starts in Czech Republic

    2019-02-19T16:20:18Z

    The all-new Scala has started rolling off the assembly line at Škoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant, in the Czech Republic – the first model from the company based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform. Production of the Scala, which was designed and developed in Mladá Boleslav, involves certain components being produced ...

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    Schmidt takes on LCL role at Ceva Logistics

    2019-02-19T10:33:17Z

    Claus Schmidt (pictured) has been appointed head of less-than-container-load (LCL) product at Ceva Logistics from March 1. The Swiss company has identified the LCL segment as a key area for development within its ocean freight operation and said Schmidt’s extensive experience in the logistics industry made him ideally qualified for ...

  • Valentin Elistratov, Gefco
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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:00Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the ...

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    Porsche warns Brexit could force prices up in the UK

    2019-02-18T16:38:03Z

    Porsche has warned its customers in the UK that they could face a 10% hike in the cost of cars delivered after the Brexit deadline, as a result of the duties that may be imposed. “As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty ...

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    Oliver Loch moves to Kerry Logistics as MD of Germany

    2019-02-18T12:32:40Z

    Oliver Loch (pictured) has taken over as MD at Kerry Logistics’ division in Germany. He replaces Ronnie Kempf, who has left the company. Loch brings 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector to the position and moves from rival logistics provider Rhenus, where he was an international ...

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    Nissan plans to expand output in Russia

    2019-02-18T11:11:50Z

    Nissan plans to increase production at its plant in St Petersburg, Russia, this year and build on last year’s record-breaking sales, Nissan Manufacturing Rus general director, Igor Boitsov, has revealed. Given low forecast sales on the domestic Russian market, however, this may depend on increasing exports to adjacent markets, he ...

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    EC approves CMA CGM takeover of Ceva

    2019-02-12T16:06:34Z

    The European Commission (EC) has approved a plan for French shipping company CMA CGM to acquire logistics provider Ceva of Switzerland. Under an agreement between the two companies, Ceva will take over the freight management business of CMA CGM, its major shareholder, for $105m (€92.9m), with closure expected in ...

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    Trade wars contribute to Daimler’s lower profits

    2019-02-11T15:25:50Z

    Global trade disputes played a part in Daimler’s net profit falling by €3 billion to €7.6 billion ($8.7 billion) last year, compared with 2017. In addition, the decline in diesel car sales as well as disruption caused by the introduction of the new WLTP emissions test in Europe in September ...

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    Coming up with a strategy for transformation

    2019-02-08T17:17:00Z

    CHEP has launched a strategy to support the digital transformation of its offerings and of the automotive supply chain, including vehicle electrification and tracking packaging assets

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    Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    2019-02-08T15:03:39Z

    Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our ...

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    Holger Wilhelm moves to Imperial Logistics

    2019-02-08T12:51:18Z

    Holger Wilhelm has taken up a newly created role at Imperial Logistics as executive vice-president of automotive. Wilhelm moves from Ceva Logistics where he was vice-president of business development automotive in North America. He will now be based in Zurich, Switzerland and responsible for developing Imperial’s automotive presence in existing ...

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    Q&A: Olivier Thouard, customs and tax director, Gefco

    2019-02-06T09:08:12Z

    Automotive companies and their logistics providers have largely been kept in the dark over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and how they will continue to trade vehicles and parts with the continent. The UK exports more than 80% of the vehicles it makes but more than ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Cars seeks to strengthen its supply chain

    2019-02-05T16:03:10Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has said it is advancing its ‘Case’ (connectivity, autonomous, shared & services, and electric) strategy by making its supplier network more international and flexible, and placing greater emphasis on localisation. In addition to expanding its 2,000-strong global network of suppliers, the German OEM is pursuing a policy of ...

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    Groupe PSA tracks containers with IoT

    2019-02-05T15:21:30Z

    Groupe PSA is using a new track and trace technology provided by IBM and Sigfox to more accurately monitor and control the movement of packaged parts between its suppliers and assembly plants. The digital system, called Track&Trace, uses IBM’s cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, including Watson IoT, along with ...

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    Gefco launches mission control for urgent deliveries

    2019-02-04T17:06:21Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has set up a dedicated mission control centre in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, to manage emergency shipments worldwide within its freight forwarding business line. The French company claims the 24-hour service has already proved a success, after organising a charter flight, obtaining the necessary ...

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    Auto sector wins out in EU-Japan trade deal

    2019-02-04T16:20:12Z

    The automotive industry has secured special terms in the EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) that came into effect on February 1. To address specific sensitivities in the 28-member trading bloc, the EU said motor vehicle tariffs would be lowered in stages during a seven-year transition period, before being eliminated. The ...

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    Mercedes van assembly frozen at Gaz Group plant

    2019-02-04T15:34:03Z

    A parts shortage believed to stem from US sanctions has forced Daimler to temporarily halt assembly of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans at the Gaz plant in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. Citing several sources, Russian news outlet Kommersant suggested the parts shortage could be the result of US sanctions against companies owned or ...

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    UK vehicle exports buoyant amid Brexit uncertainty

    2019-02-04T11:05:06Z

    Vehicle exports from the UK accounted for 81.5% of production last year, the highest proportion since 2012, allowing the country to maintain its position as the second strongest new car market in Europe after Germany. According to data presented last week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), ...

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    Nissan pulls plans to make X-Trail in Sunderland

    2019-02-04T11:04:05Z

    Nissan has reneged on a plan to make the next-generation X-Trail in the UK and will instead supply the European market with the crossover from its Kyushu plant in Japan. The decision – an obvious blow to the UK car sector – comes at a time when investment in the ...

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    LSPs eye potential cut at Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant

    2019-01-29T12:24:43Z

    Logistics service providers (LSPs) catering to Opel’s Rüsselsheim plant in Germany may need to be ready to adapt to lower volumes, after the OEM was reported to be halving output there in the Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper. The plant builds the Insignia Grand Sport and Sports Tourer, as well as the ...