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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    Second-hand cars, first-rate opportunities

    2021-01-26T10:44:00Z

    The used car sector is hot, with high demand from consumers and rising prices. However, as the supply of used cars is ultimately limited by the number of new cars entering the market and consumers trading in their old cars, actual volumes have not been significantly higher this year. What has changed, on both sides of the Atlantic, is where that volume is going.

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    VW ends Golf production in Mexico in favour of Taos SUV

    2021-01-25T14:37:00Z

    Volkswagen has ended production of the Golf hatchback at its Puebla plant in Mexico. The performance versions of the new Golf will be imported from Germany while American production shifts to SUVs.

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    Honda to import Cruise Origin AV to Japan this year

    2021-01-25T11:30:00Z

    Honda will be importing test versions of the Cruise autonomous, electric vehicle from the US to Japan this year for use in its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) business there. Meanwhile, Cruise and its owner GM have signed a deal with Microsoft to further commercialise autonomous vehicles through the computing giant’s Azure application.

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    Brexit means business as usual, but with more work for Volvo and Gefco

    2021-01-19T11:07:00Z

    At last week’s Livestream Hour from Ultima Media, panellists from Volvo Cars and Gefco discussed how their daily business had changed with nearly two weeks of Brexit under their belts. Volvo had yet to experience severe disruption but both companies are seeing an increased workload to comply with the eleventh-hour regulations

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    Watch: Beyond Brexit – Navigating global trade and customs (EP.5)

    2021-01-13T21:00:00Z

    Watch this Livestream Hour episode to get the inside track on coping with Brexit and optimising global trade processes, with exclusive insight from customs experts at Volvo Cars and GEFCO

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen reactivates nine car carriers from cold lay-up

    2021-01-11T13:46:00Z

    The ocean division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s car carrying business (WW Ocean) is re-activating nine of the 16 car carrying vessels it has in cold lay-up. It will be reactivating them during the first quarter of 2021, to replace capacity currently sourced through short-term charters.

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    VW unveils EV charging robot with potential to support outbound logistics

    2021-01-05T16:06:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components has presented a mobile robot that can autonomously charge electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids, offering a potential solution to keep EVs charged during storage in compounds.

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    Nissan denies cuts in Europe while Alliance continues with synergies

    2021-01-04T15:55:00Z

    Nissan has refuted reports circulated this week that it is cutting direct distribution and sales of models for eastern regions of Europe and moving them to Alliance partner Renault’s network.

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    Gefco providing fleet pre-delivery and transport services for LEVC

    2020-12-18T14:34:00Z

    The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), formerly the London Taxi Company, has signed a contract with the UK division of transport and logistics provider Gefco for pre-delivery services and delivery to fleet customers.

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    ALSC Live North America event will focus on recovery and resilience

    2020-12-14T11:39:00Z

    The North American automotive market has shown resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic but its recovery and future success depend on high-performing logistics and supply chains to avoid further disruption and better serve customers.

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    Daimler Kamaz Rus hits truck production milestone

    2020-12-14T11:23:00Z

    Daimler’s joint venture with Russian truck maker Kamaz celebrated the production of its 25,000th Mercedes-Benz truck at the Daimler Kamaz Rus (DK Rus) plant in Naberezhnye Chelny last week – a white Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LS.

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    GM Middle East to import more vehicles from China

    2020-12-14T10:26:00Z

    GM will be importing more vehicles from China to supply the Middle East following a re-evaluation of its sourcing strategy triggered by Covid-19, according to Sulaiman Pallak, head of purchasing and supply chain for GM Africa and Middle East.

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    Analysis: Middle East and Africa recovery will depend on better trade relations, logistics and investment

    2020-12-09T17:17:00Z

    The wider Middle East and North Africa region is set for vehicle sales and production declines of 25% year-on-year in 2020, but there are prospects for recovery in automotive markets and in trade, if OEMs and suppliers can overcome supply chain barriers. Download our latest analysis. 

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    Watch: Middle East and North Africa supply chains – the route to recovery (EP.3)

    2020-12-09T15:44:00Z

    Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak. 

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    Amports takes over Horizon Terminal Services

    2020-12-07T13:12:00Z

    North American finished-vehicle processor Amports has bought the port operations formerly run by Horizon Terminal Services (HTS). In doing so, Amports adds vehicle processing operations at the ports of Jacksonville, Port Everglades and Freeport in the US.

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    GPA starts moving container freight through Mason Mega Rail Terminal

    2020-12-04T17:37:00Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has started moving container freight by rail on newly installed track at the port of Savannah following a $128m investment into the Mason Mega Rail terminal project.

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    NYK embraces automation and increases dedicated terminals

    2020-11-30T14:48:00Z

    In the face of disruption and a drop in vehicle volumes caused by Covid-19, NYK is looking into the use of automation to reduce contact in storage yards, and remote management of cargo-handling and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) operations. At the same time it is continuing to expand its automotive-dedicated terminals globally

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    GM and Motorq use cars’ built-in telematics to streamline fleet deliveries

    2020-11-26T17:00:00Z

    General Motors is integrating its OnStar telematics system with connected car software provided by Motorq to offer vehicle fleet managers real-time visibility of vehicles prior to delivery.

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    Rhenus Cuxport looks forward to more deep-sea trade after latest BMW exports

    2020-11-19T14:01:00Z

    BMW has shipped exports of 3,500 vehicles bound for China through the German port of Cuxhaven to avoid delays caused by peak demand at the port of Bremerhaven