All Finished vehicles articles

  • EP-075005A_INTA
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    Trump rejects tariff offer in trans-Atlantic car trade

    2018-09-04T14:14:55Z

    Donald Trump has rejected an EU offer to eliminate tariffs on cars, saying the proposal is not good enough.Trump said that ending duties on US car imports into the EU would do little to help the automotive industry in the US because Europeans would still not buy American-made cars. “Their ...

  • HalewoodJLR
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    Exports prop up UK car production despite trade uncertainty

    2018-08-01T15:17:31Z

    The number of cars made in the UK fell by 5.5% to 128,799 last month, with domestic demand plummeting by 47.2% to 15,647, according to figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, production was bolstered by a 6% rise in exports to 113,152 units, with almost ...

  • AkioToyoda
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    Toyota and Suzuki look at India and export markets

    2018-05-29T17:52:33Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki are to consider extending their 15-month-old business partnership to work together on sales, production and technological development, with a focus on India and its export markets. Ideas to be further evaluated include using Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private (TKM) to produce models developed by Suzuki for ...

  • Passat_TDI_with_1.8T_Diesel_Engine
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    Lobby group clashes with VW over ‘car mountain’

    2018-05-04T09:27:21Z

    A national consumer group in the US has urged Donald Trump not to allow Volkswagen (VW) to “dump its mountainous inventory” of bought-back vehicles on to local market, three years on from a diesel emissions’ testing scandal . “Flooding our streets with heavily discounted or below-cost vehicles could lead to ...

  • Maurice de Wilde (2)
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    Maurice de Wilde joins Koopman Logistics in newly created CFO role

    2017-08-29T16:29:04Z

    Koopman Logistics, the largest finished vehicle service provider in the Benelux region of Europe, has appointed Maurice de Wilde (pictured) to the newly created role of chief financial officer (CFO). “We are strengthening the team at Koopman, given the significant growth we have seen over the past years and the ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

  • Scania_UECC
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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

  • Suzuki
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    Cloud-based system helps Suzuki GB move to real-time ETAs

    2017-04-19T23:44:50Z

    Sovereign Business Integration Group has signed a five-year deal with Suzuki in the UK to provide the company with its EML cloud-based logistics management system.The UK-based company’s EML system covers the end-to-end logistics chain and is specifically designed for finished vehicle logistics.As a result, Suzuki dealers in the UK will ...

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    Report suggests US is reviewing its trade deal with South Korea

    2017-04-19T23:42:44Z

    US vice-president Mike Pence (pictured) has indicated during his visit to South Korea that the trade deal between the two countries is under review and could be reformed, according to a Reuters report. The deal, which came into effect in 2012, has had a positive impact on US vehicle exports ...

  • Audi
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    Audi’s first quarter sales in China drop 22% after dealer dispute

    2017-04-19T23:37:53Z

    Audi’s dealer dispute in China seems to have affected the company’s first quarter sales figures, which were released this week and showed a 22.1% year-on-year drop in its biggest market during the first three months of 2017.The company’s dealers in the country have expressed opposition to the OEM’s plans to ...

  • Emanuele_Grimaldi
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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    2017-04-19T23:35:43Z

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ...

  • ScottMize_Nissan_Trading-300x200
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    Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    2017-04-19T23:23:44Z

    [Updated April 27] There has been an executive shift around at Nissan Motor in the US, following Scott Mize’s move to become senior general manager at Nissan Trading Corporation USA.Mize (pictured) was senior manager of purchasing, transportation and logistics at the carmaker, a role he held for almost two years, ...

  • Renault_Avtoframos_plant-300x200
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    Renault steps up exports of vehicles and components from Russia

    2017-04-18T19:04:27Z

    Renault is looking to conduct its first exports of Russian-made vehicles to six Gulf countries this year, Andrey Pankov, director general of Renault Russia, has revealed.Speaking at a press conference in early April, Pankov said the company was continuously seeking to develop exports of both finished vehicles and components to ...

  • Michael-Tian_BMWBrill
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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes.That is because the ...

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    Turkey’s auto sector grows in the midst of political turmoil

    2017-04-13T18:45:14Z

    Representatives of Turkey’s automotive industry and the government’s investment support agency met in London, UK, last month to discuss the challenges the country faces in getting back on track toward production and export growth, following a politically turbulent two years. Despite the disruption, it seems the Turkish automotive sector is ...

  • BoShiju_Changjiu1
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    China conference: Looking ahead to a more multimodal future

    2017-04-12T18:42:49Z

    According to industry forecasts from China’s State Information Centre, the country can expect vehicles sales to hit 40m by 2025. However, the 28m vehicles that were moved between the factory and the dealer last year – a 14.5% increase on the previous year – and the parts being moved into ...

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    BNSF receives President’s Award for third consecutive year

    2017-04-12T17:59:52Z

    North America railway operator BNSF has received the Toyota Logistics Services President’s Award for the third year running. The award is the "highest supplier honour given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service and on-time performance,” said BNSF in a statement. The company has also received ...

  • Lada
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    Further signs of nascent recovery in Russian car market

    2017-04-12T17:46:03Z

    After the first month of year-on-year growth in two years last November, Russian car sales recorded a positive first quarter in 2017 – a further sign that the market may have turned a corner. According to the Association of European Businesses (AEB), sales in March grew by 9.4% from a ...

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    ANT Lojistik invests in fleet to support Mercedes contract in Turkey

    2017-04-12T17:43:18Z

    The Turkish division of German carmaker Mercedes-Benz – Mercedes-Benz Türk – has signed a deal with domestic finished vehicle logistics provider ANT Lojistik for the delivery of cars to dealerships across the country. Under the contract, which will run for a five and a half years, ANT will be the ...

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    Changan Ford: The long and short of it

    2017-04-07T17:07:25Z

    With new regulations leading to price rises and capacity shortages in road transport, Changan Ford is seeking rail and water alternatives where it can, as well as investment by its 3PL The recent breakaway growth of vehicle production and sales in China – which accelerated in 2016 and has continued ...