All GBA articles – Page 2

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    LSPs seek global slice of post-production work


    A chance to extend outsourcing in China Will Indian OEMs hand over the reigns?Expanding terminals in North AfricaEstablished services in the USBMW keeps it in-house but remains flexibleWhile some carmakers keep as much post-production work in-house as possible, port terminals and logistics providers believe they can do the work cheaper. ...

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    VW signs up for UK port development


    Volkswagen Group has signed an agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP) to be an “anchor tenant” for the development of a new multi-million pound vehicle terminal development at the port of Grimsby in the northeast UK which is expected to attract interest from the wider industry. According to ABP, which ...

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    Global round up


    GMSA chooses Motorvia for vehicle deliveriesSouth African finished vehicle carrier Motorvia is to start carrying vehicles for General Motors South Africa (GMSA) following a successful tender for business approved last week. The new agreement will run for three years. Uitenhage-based Motorvia provides specialised vehicle transport and delivery services for ...

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    Go ahead for Grimsby terminal


    Following last week’s news that the UK port of Tyne has shown strong growth in its import activity (read more here), another port on the UK’s northeast coast–Grimsby–is to receive a boost for its finished vehicle handling with the approval of a dedicated two berth ro-ro riverside terminal. Last week ...

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    Vying for custom


    Everything but the kitchen sinkMazda sells the benefitsThe GM approachBrand integrityMaking models accessibleCustomisation can be a simple addition of decals, or a full conversion for wheelchair access, and the degree to which manufacturers want to outsource this operation varies as much as the processes themselves, writes Malcolm Wheatley.At Daimler and ...

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    Time to get smart (repair) in India and China


    PDI work is important for exportsLimited technical paint repair in PDI centresA quick fixPaint-less technologyA future for smarter repairA lack of transparent reporting masks high damage rates in India and China, but as consumer expectations shift there should be a big market for PDI and smart repair in these markets, ...

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    UK sees strategic investments in transporter fleets


    UK-based Acumen Logistics Group has taken over finished vehicle carrier Auto UK Logistics to build on the finished vehicle side of it automotive logistics offering. The newly named Acumen Auto Logistics will enlarge Acumen’s transporter fleet and continue to move Land Rovers to UK ports for export. The move follows ...

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    Key executive news


    Captain Sam Judah, Managing Director of the UK’s terminal operator GBA Group (pictured), has been awarded an MBE for “Services to Business and to the Community in the East Riding of Yorkshire”.Following his 17-year career at sea, Captain Judah has spent 22 years working within the ports and terminals industry, ...