Finished Vehicle Logistics

Our coverage of all things related to handling and moving vehicles from plants, storage and distribution points to dealerships and end users.

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6 questions in 60 seconds... with Dennis Manns

2019-09-19T10:32:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Dennis Manns, industry consultant and senior automotive advisor North Motors LLC, talks to Victoria Johns about washing cars, American Honda and why you always need a plan B

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US automotive market to struggle against backdrop of global challenges

2019-09-17T17:37:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Vehicle sales in the US are predicted to slow down from next year, and with a possible recession on the way carmakers and their suppliers could face a difficult few years, delegates heard at last week’s 20th Automotive Logistics Global Detroit conference.On top of that the push towards electric vehicles ...

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AL Global Detroit report: Dark times ahead for US automotive industry

2019-09-17T14:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As overall US vehicle sales slow down and EV sales remain stagnant, there are concerns that some OEMs are chasing new-generation technologies at the expense of their existing business – potentially setting up a ‘make or break’ scenario in the near future.

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Turkish automotive exports to Russia on the rise

2019-09-16T13:47:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Turkey is set to increase automotive exports to Russia over the next several years under the upcoming trade liberalisation arrangement between the two countries.

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Trade wars compound economic risks for automotive supply chain

2019-09-13T19:24:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on the automotive supply chain, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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Daimler tests automated trucks on public roads

2019-09-11T13:35:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks and its newly acquired business, Torc Robotics, which specialises in automated driving technology, have moved to the next stage of their autonomous truck trials in the US. The companies announced that they have been trying out automated lorries with Level 4 technology on highways in southwest Virginia, where ...

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Easing off the gas: Is the shipping industry ready for Sulphur 2020?

2019-09-11T11:22:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

The IMO’s new regulation to cut sulphur emissions, which is coming into force next year, will require operational changes by ports and shipping lines. But some parts of the world are far from prepared.

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A rake’s progress in India: How one 3PL is growing rail services for finished vehicles

2019-09-10T14:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

APLL Vascor started providing dedicated finished vehicle rail transport in India in 2014. On its fifth anniversary, the company talks to Automotive Logistics about the journey so far – and how the country’s regulatory climate is increasingly supportive of rail transport.

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Uzbekistan looks for investment to boost local production and exports

2019-09-02T12:45:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Uzbekistan is aiming to secure investments of $700m in the domestic automotive industry, not only to increase production, but also to raise the average percentage of parts sourced locally to 60% from the current 20% over the coming four years.

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Nissan back to normal after IT systems crash in North America

2019-09-02T09:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has restored its communication system in North America after a power outage hit its data centre and took out the NNANet system controlling production, dealer and customer systems for five days

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