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    AMIA calls for government help with blockades

    2018-02-21T09:19:15Z

    The Mexican Association of the Automotive Industry (AMIA) has called for the government to intervene after a series of blockades that has left vehicle manufacturers in the country struggling for supplies and halted the movement of some finished vehicles. The blockades, which started in late January, have been carried out ...

  • GM Daewoo Gunsan Plant
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    GM to close flagging Gunsan plant

    2018-02-16T10:19:19Z

    GM’s division in South Korea has said it will close its under-utilised Gunsan plant at the end of May, following three years in which it has been running at just 20% of its capacity. Gunsan has an installed annual production capacity of 260,000 vehicles but produced only around 34,000 last ...

  • Pasaia
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    Pasajes suffers sharp drop in throughput

    2018-01-31T12:16:01Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasajes (also known by its Basque name of Pasaia) experienced a sharp drop in vehicle traffic over the first 11 months of last year. The port handled 215,119 units during the period – a fall of 8.8% compared to the same period in 2016, according ...

  • Volvo Daqing train
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    Outbound TMS: The search for a system that can't be beat

    2018-01-29T17:02:50Z

    In recent years, growing computer power, advanced software and algorithms for logistics planning have led to a rise in the use of the transport management system (TMS), which enables companies, among other things, to receive, plan, monitor and report on collections and deliveries. Some manufacturers and logistics providers have implemented ...

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    Port users bemoan slow progress at Veracruz

    2018-01-29T12:10:52Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers have expressed frustration over the slow pace of expansion at the congested Mexican port of Veracruz. The port is working to install new infrastructure to support growing automotive volumes, which reached 1.03m units last year (up 13.5% on 2016). The project includes a completely new landside ...

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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution. Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets ...

  • GM-Uzbekistan
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    GM-Uzbekistan plans production in Kyrgyzstan and Russia

    2018-01-23T11:33:41Z

    GM's joint venture with the government of Uzbekistan has revealed plans to open assembly plants in neighbouring Kyrgyzstan and in Russia. Jahongir Tillaev, director of sales and service for GM-Uzbekistan, said the move would benefit both the company and its customers, as it would ultimately bring down the price of ...

  • VW_Shanghai_plant
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    VW seeks to boost presence in emerging markets with exports from China

    2018-01-17T11:04:45Z

    Volkswagen Group China has revealed plans to begin shipping cars from the country to emerging markets, beginning with South-East Asia. A pilot shipment is being made to the Philippines this month. The announcement follows similar moves by other carmakers over the last year, as China shifts towards becoming a global ...

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    Vauxhall to cut a further 250 jobs as it moves to a single shift at Ellesmere Port

    2018-01-09T10:24:48Z

    Vauxhall Motors has announced it is making a further 250 redundancies at its Ellesmere Port plant in the UK, following a meeting it held on January 4 th with union Unite. The latest announcement comes on top of the 400 redundancies announced in October last year, at which point ...

  • Unison_assembly
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    GM ceases assembly in Belarus in favour of exports to Russia from US

    2018-01-08T16:44:47Z

    GM has ceased assembly of Chevrolet and Cadillac cars in Belarus for the local market and for Russia, following its exit from production in Russia in 2015. The vehicles, starting with the Opel Mokka and Chevrolet Tracker (elsewhere renamed the Trax) and later the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, ...