All Govt policy/regulation articles – Page 10

  • Hyundaitruck
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    Hauling a heavy heart

    2015-02-06T14:52:28Z

    It has not been an easy couple of years for India’s trailer fabricators, with poor volume and stiff competition. Even as the country seems to be moving towards a standard length, the industry is in need of more focus on quality, as well as efficient and safe designs. The news ...

  • FISCALIA-INTERIOR_2
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    Shipping line cartel exposed in Chile says FNE

    2015-02-03T17:36:20Z

    In Chile, the national agency responsible for ensuring free competition, the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), has referred six shipping lines to a competition tribunal to face allegations of price fixing on the transport of imported finished vehicles. The FNE claims the practice has been going on since 2000. According to ...

  • Zavala, WWL
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    Mexico conference: a sea change needed for short sea

    2015-02-03T14:54:09Z

    The use of short-sea shipping to move vehicles within North America still tends to be more of a fallback option for carmakers when there are capacity issues on the other modes such as rail, rather than as a regular service. But before shipping lines can offer more frequent sailings, investments ...

  • Yakunin
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    RZD expects dividend from Gefco amid falling Russian market

    2015-02-02T20:58:22Z

    Despite a turbulent Russian market, along with slow growth with its main automotive customer, the Gefco Group is expected to remain profitable in 2015 and to yield a dividend to its major shareholder, Russian Railways (RZD). The logistics provider also expects to continue to grow in Russia and former ...

  • Ildefonso
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    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'

    2015-02-02T12:12:35Z

    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the ...

  • First panel
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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report

    2015-02-01T18:11:45Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

  • Veracruz
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    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz

    2015-02-01T18:06:52Z

    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

  • Ferromex
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    Mexico conference: Ferromex predicts investments will meet rail demand

    2015-02-01T18:04:59Z

    While carmakers in Mexico continue to voice their concerns over the adequate provision of rail services, the country’s biggest rail provider, Ferromex, has said it will have the capacity to support the demands of increased production in the country, which is forecast to hit 5m by 2020. Since the ...

  • ildefonso_guajardo
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    Mexico conference: stronger trade agreements central to auto sector

    2015-01-28T19:18:12Z

    At the opening of the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, which took place last week in Mexico City, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo (left), highlighted the importance of global trade agreements and improvements in the movement of goods across the country’s borders for the continued success of the automotive ...

  • HungaryEKAER
    Article

    Hungary’s anti-VAT fraud regulations causing concern for auto sector

    2015-01-27T18:46:59Z

    Hungary’s introduction of mandatory regulations designed to combat VAT fraud in the movement of freight by road is causing concern in the wider European automotive sector because of the level of bureaucracy involved in its application. While the government’s efforts to tackle VAT fraud are welcomed, some are concerned that ...

  • Kyrgyz_Auto_Market
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    Car importers protest increased import duties in Kyrgyzstan

    2015-01-20T12:34:17Z

    Automotive importers in Kyrgyzstan are urging the country’s government to cancel, or at least postpone, the introduction of a second round of levies on imported cars, which were brought in at the beginning of 2015. The first stage of the increase in duties, which are based on engine capacity, took ...

  • Ferromex_train_autos
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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014

    2015-01-14T16:37:58Z

    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported. Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase ...

  • Ship_NYK_Line
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    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges

    2015-01-12T15:14:11Z

    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles. A number of the world’s leading ro-ro ...

  • DoT_trucks_highway
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    DoT’s Foxx warns of worsening infrastructure in US

    2015-01-07T14:43:04Z

    At a forum held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday this week, US secretary of transport, Anthony Foxx, warned that the US infrastructure deficit was growing and would worsen without further investment and long-term planning for new technology. “Whatever the infrastructure deficit is on paper, it’s probably ...

  • PSA-Dongfeng-signing
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    DPCA to sell vehicles to ASEAN region from Singapore

    2015-01-07T09:39:45Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Dongfeng Motor, its partner in China, to sell Chinese and European-made vehicles in ASEAN markets from a base in Singapore. The agreement, which is reported to be worth 100m yuan ($16m), is part of PSA’s existing strategic partnership with ...

  • Ukraine cars import
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    Ukraine starts year with additional import duty on cars

    2015-01-06T14:19:24Z

    On January 1 this year Ukraine introduced additional import duties on a wide range of goods, including cars. The duties will lead to a substantial increase in automotive logistics expenditure, according to leading providers operating in the country, adding to financial pressures caused by the falling exchange rate Ukraine’s currency, ...

  • Vehicle storage at Hambantota Port, Sri Lanka-1 copy
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    K-Line chooses Hambantota port for vehicle hub as volumes soar

    2015-01-05T16:56:52Z

    Japanese ocean forwarder K-Line is planning to use Sri Lanka’s Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) – more popularly known as known as Hambantota – as its future regional distribution hub for finished vehicles bound for Africa and the Persian Gulf. Recently, K-Line established a new transshipment record at Hambantota, involving ...

  • Cook_William_2013
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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough?Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides of ...

  • Train 8__
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    Last mile: Benefits on board

    2014-12-19T09:00:39Z

    A Swedish rail study suggests huge potential for stakeholders in track-and-trace collaboration for both railway and automotive logistics A pilot study involving the rail shipment of components to Volvo Cars’ Gothenburg assembly plant has shown the benefits of a significant increase in the use of RFID for freight rail in ...

  • Russia-2
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    Carmakers halt sales and deliveries in Russia because of depreciating rouble

    2014-12-18T17:37:20Z

    [Story updated on 7 January 2015] Audi, General Motors and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily suspended deliveries of vehicles in Russia in December because of the current economic situation. Poor sales have led to a build up of inventory. The announcement follows last November’s news that Spanish vehicle maker Seat had ...