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    Ford brings in ‘no touch’ servicing during coronavirus outbreak

    2020-03-31T14:09:00Z

    Cars and vans are now being thoroughly sanitised before being returned to customers in Europe after repairs and servicing, says Ford…

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    Podcast

    Presentation by Karl-Friedrich Koch, BMW Mexico

    2020-03-27T20:34:00Z

    Since 2015, Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, has played a fundamental role in the OEM’s project to develop its first Mexican car factory. At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, he provided delegates with an insight into the launch and ramp-up process, which kicked off in 2019.

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    News

    Siem Car Carriers using LNG vessels for VW volumes

    2020-03-24T15:16:00Z

    Vessel leasing company Seven Yield has delivered LNG-powered car carrier Siem Confucius to affiliated company Siem Car Carriers. Sister ship Siem Aristotle will follow…

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    News

    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Kristin Decas

    2020-03-23T10:23:00Z

    Kristin Decas, CEO/port director, Port of Hueneme, talks, boxing, chocolate and why it’s important to be a sponge

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    Article

    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    News

    Volvo shifting more outbound volumes to rail

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    As part of its climate action plan announced in October last year, Volvo Cars is moving more finished vehicle transport to rail from truck, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations.

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    Article

    Reaching for the stars: how Galileo’s satellites could help automotive logistics

    2020-03-16T10:27:00Z

    Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency (ESA) has steadily built up the Galileo global positioning network and today operates 22 satellites. With four further launches due in 2020, the Galileo network is set to become the first fully operational high-accuracy global navigation satellite system (GNSS) – heralding a new era of precision navigation and, for the automotive industry, bringing opportunities for improved vehicle logistics.

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    News

    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Rory Hepner

    2020-03-16T09:30:00Z

    Rory Hepner, general manager duty drawback and finished vehicles, logistics/customs, Mercedes-Benz USA, talks leadership, law and why you should never be afraid to ask questions

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    News

    Colombia’s Santa Marta port sees 30% surge in imports

    2020-03-12T10:25:00Z

    Santa Marta port is now responsible for importing 25% of Colombia’s finished vehicles and is also rising in importance as a transhipment hub. Vehicle traffic through the port increased by more than 30% last year as sales in the country to more than 257,000

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    News

    Port of Vitória sees 40% rise in imported vehicles

    2020-03-11T12:13:00Z

    Stability in the Brazilian economy is reported to be behind the 40% surge in imported finished vehicles through the port of Vitória in January 2020, compared to the same month last year, with 3,569 units imported 

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    Article

    Russia: still supporting exports

    2020-03-09T17:46:00Z

    As its domestic market stagnates, Russia is continuing to seek growth abroad and is subsidising the export of vehicles and parts – at a cost of more than $60m a year. The  government is seemingly succeeding in its ambition of turning the country into a fully fledged automotive exporter, as its official target is to establish exports of at least 240,000 vehicles per year by 2025 – ideally up to 400,000 – and recent growth in this segment suggests that these figures could be within reach.

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    Podcast

    Interview with Antonio Zepeda Torres, CSI Group

    2020-03-08T19:31:00Z

    At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Antonio Zepeda Torres, commercial director for CSI Group, tells editor Joanne Perry about the company’s recently completed, six-storey car storage facility at Veracruz – the busiest port in the country for automotive traffic. He also discusses the wider challenges of transporting finished vehicles in Mexico.

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    Article

    Exclusive report: Inside BMW’s new Mexican plant at San Luis Potosí

    2020-03-07T17:27:00Z

    Automotive Logistics hears from Karl Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, about the vehicle-maker’s new plant in the country – which has a logistics operation that leads the way in terms of Internet of Things tracking technology 

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    News

    MCW Logistics Solutions to strengthen outbound services in South-East Asia

    2020-03-06T11:43:00Z

    A new joint venture based in Thailand aims to provide a stronger inland logistics network for the distribution of finished vehicles in the country from the beginning of April this year…

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    Article

    US rail: tracking in the right direction

    2020-03-04T10:51:00Z

    Rail transportation offers an efficient, reliable option for the distribution of finished vehicles, and in an age of increased concern over sustainability, it is also relatively environmentally friendly. This helps to explain why it remains a popular mode for moving vehicles, despite drawbacks such as limited flexibility.

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    News

    Canaveral’s ship comes in as port authority takes over vehicle handling

    2020-03-03T16:53:00Z

     US terminal operator Autoport has chosen not to renew its lease at Canaveral Port’s vehicle handling terminal on the east coast of Florida and from the beginning of March finished vehicle throughput is being managed by Canaveral Port Authority (CPA)…

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    News

    Shipping lines accused of fixing transport charges which cost UK car buyers

    2020-03-03T16:53:00Z

    Five shipping firms have been accused of overcharging OEM customers by conspiring to fix the prices they charged for transporting new cars and vans to the UK. 

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    News

    NYK boosts ro-ro service from Europe to South America

    2020-03-02T15:48:00Z

    NYK Line is starting a new, direct monthly ro-ro service from Europe to South America’s west coast in April this year. It supplements the existing service NYK that was set up in 2018 and runs monthly between Europe and South America, which includes transhipment at Panama

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    Podcast

    Interview with Alfonso Gutierrez, Nissan Mexico

    2020-03-02T10:51:00Z

    At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Nissan Mexico’s recently appointed deputy director of purchasing speaks to editor Joanne Perry about his ambitions in the role, the challenges of logistics purchasing in Mexico and why it’s crucial to empower personnel to “go and conquer”