All Finished vehicles articles – Page 4

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:00Z

    Mexico’s automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year’s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for positive signs ...

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    EU and Mexico to accelerate trade talks

    2017-02-01T15:57:12Z

    The European Union and Mexico have announced an intention to accelerate trade talks and are planning two additional rounds of discussion on a “reformed free trade agreement” before the northern hemisphere summer. In a joint statement on the move, EU commissioner for trade, Cecilia Malmström (pictured), and Mexico’s minister of ...

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    Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    2017-02-01T08:31:27Z

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been ...

  • Tanjung_Priok_port
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    Patimban port set to boost Indonesian finished vehicle exports

    2017-01-31T17:39:34Z

    The Indonesian government is hoping that a new deep sea port at Patimban, in West Java, will absorb part of the finished vehicle traffic that the existing facility at Tanjung Priok, the country’s largest port (pictured), is struggling to cope with. Thomas Lembong, chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), ...

  • EraGlonass
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    New Russian import rules lead to cars being stopped at customs

    2017-01-31T10:24:00Z

    Several car shipments have been blocked on their way into Russia by its Federal Customs Service because they are not equipped with the Era-Glonass accident emergency response system. According to Yuri Ladygin, head of the Customs Service’s Far East Department, amendments to Russia’s customs regulations require all cars imported into ...

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    Armour replaces Toyota veteran Moore in Canada

    2017-01-27T17:15:31Z

    It has recently emerged that Lee Armour (pictured) has succeeded Ernie Moore as national manager of the vehicle logistics division at Toyota Canada. Moore, who has retired, joined Toyota Canada over 26 years ago. He held a variety of senior management and executive positions within the customer services and logistics ...

  • Christopher Ludwig
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    Vehicle logistics: Why the only certainty is uncertainty

    2017-01-27T11:28:48Z

    Constantly shifting political, industrial and logistical currents will ensure change remains the only constant in vehicle logistics Finished vehicle logistics, perhaps more than other supply chain disciplines, is focused on operations at hand and responding flexibly to changes rather than speculating about future trends. While 2017 could be a year ...

  • MOSOLF
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    ECG column: More of the same or all change?

    2017-01-27T10:29:00Z

    This year will be one of substantial change, but change brings opportunity including the opportunity to treat our drivers better Wolfgang Göbel is president of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) Welcome to a new and probably rather interesting year. We entered 2017 in ...

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    Record UK vehicle exports while Brexit weighs on investment and supply chain

    2017-01-26T19:54:57Z

    While UK ports would suffer if OEMs are eventually forced to shift production to other territories, shipping lines will most likely move with the flow UK car production reached its highest level this century in 2016, while vehicle exports surpassed an all-time record for the second year in a ...

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    US car hauliers: Keeping all eyes on the road

    2017-01-24T15:45:04Z

    Despite a levelling off in US vehicle sales, car carriers hope to carry on expanding as new technology makes them more efficient. But there are potholes to negotiate, as Automotive Logistics finds out... The car haulage industry in the United States has begun to experience the inevitable – a ...

  • RobertoZavala_WWL
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    US tariffs ‘of limited long-term impact’ on Mexico, says WWL

    2017-01-24T15:12:29Z

    Export tariffs to the US will be of limited long-term impact on Mexico’s automotive sector despite some short- to medium-term concerns, the head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in Mexico has suggested. Commenting on an analysis of the Mexican market produced by WWL recently, including the threat of tariffs being ...

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    Glovis America opens VDC for Kia at former GM plant

    2017-01-23T14:34:19Z

    Hyundai Glovis-owned finished vehicle service provider, Glovis America, has invested an initial $1m in an inland vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the former GM plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. As well as serving local Kia dealers, the new 11,600 sq.m facility will function as a distribution hub for the central and ...

  • BCA_car_carrier_UK
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    BCA unveils new supply chain structure

    2017-01-23T10:24:36Z

    UK-based finished vehicle services provider BCA has restructured its supply chain operations to improve support for manufacturers and fleet operators. The new structure consists of four divisions: BCA Vehicle Services, which provides new vehicle services; BCA Fleet Solutions, which delivers fleet management, defleet and refurbishment services; BCA Automotive, which handles ...

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    VW admits diesel emissions scandal spelt an end to C-TPAT status

    2017-01-18T18:06:52Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has revealed that it was removed from the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) programmes, following the diesel emissions scandal in 2015. Companies on the C-TPAT list are considered low risk, resulting in expedited processing of their cargo, including fewer customs examinations. The ...

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    Brexit: Why a nod of recognition is not enough to calm the nerves

    2017-01-18T17:44:54Z

    Insights from British prime minister Theresa May this week into how she sees the UK's exit from the European Union panning out have done little to address the main concerns of the automotive sector You might accuse the current British government of many things in its strategy for leaving the ...

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    UK car industry needs to avoid ‘cliff-edge’ in hard Brexit

    2017-01-18T15:45:48Z

    Fresh insights into prime minister Theresa May’s plans for the UK’s exit from the European Union have reignited concerns over just what deal can be struck and what terms of international trade will apply... Confirmation this week by UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured) that the country would leave the ...

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    Carmakers to benefit from renovated Sagunto port rail line

    2017-01-18T12:30:52Z

    Spain’s national ports authority, Puertos del Estado, has committed €40m ($42.6m) to upgrade the railway line linking Zaragoza, Teruel and the port of Sagunto on the Mediterranean coast. Of this, €13.6m is earmarked for sidings and €23m for the rail access into the port. The government said that it wanted ...

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    Indian car carriers secure revised rate rises after January protest

    2017-01-17T17:32:52Z

    India’s car carriers have succeeded once again in negotiating higher rates with the majority of the country’s leading vehicle manufacturers for the transport of vehicles on car transporters conforming to the new 18.75-metre maximum trailer length. Rates for the movement of vehicles on such transporters have increased by 22-23%, a ...

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    Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    2017-01-17T15:11:22Z

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16 th ) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 ...

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    Cars in containers: Boxing above their weight

    2017-01-17T12:25:51Z

    Suppliers of car container equipment are gaining ground by providing fast, flexible shipping options in specific global markets In this story... Racks and cassettes Electric cars light up the way Containing the situation in Asia Incorporating SKD kits Multimodal growth potential Shipping vehicles by container ...