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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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    Honda secures 4,000 jobs with new investment in Ontario facilities

    2017-01-16T16:23:10Z

    Honda Canada has agreed to invest C$492m ($374m) in new facilities in Ontario, securing 4,000 direct jobs, according to the province’s government. Among the developments, the carmaker has agreed to build a new paint shop at its plant in Alliston that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 44%. It will ...

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    FCA invests in US Jeep output; warns over withdrawal from Mexico

    2017-01-11T17:20:31Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed plans to invest $1 billion in its Michigan and Ohio plants, generating 2,000 jobs in the US. The move will create the capacity to extend its Jeep product line-up in response to a continued shift by consumers to SUVs and pickup trucks, and will ...

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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

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    Trump turns on Toyota over vehicle imports from Mexico

    2017-01-06T12:43:42Z

    Following recent attacks on Ford and GM for existing and planned imports of vehicles into the US from Mexico, US president-elect Donald Trump has now turned his attention to Toyota. In a tweet posted on Thursday (January 5 th ) Trump said: “Toyota Motor said will build a new plant ...

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    Russian component exports: Shaping up to ship out

    2017-01-04T17:25:24Z

    OEMs and tier suppliers in Russia have plans to support their flagging domestic business with more components exports With vehicle assembly in Russia operating well below capacity, over the past two years carmakers have tried to increase vehicle exports to other regions, including eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin ...

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    Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

    2017-01-04T15:55:26Z

    Ford has confirmed it is cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, in north-central Mexico, citing slowing demand for the smaller vehicles intended for the plant for the move, rather than recent criticism from president-elect Donald Trump over production in Mexico for export to ...

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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscape Honda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Carmakers get another chance to lay out Brexit priorities

    2016-12-13T16:45:35Z

    David Davis, the UK’s Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union ( pictured, left ), has met with leaders of the UK automotive sector to discuss the car sector’s priorities as the UK heads towards the start of negotiations over its departure from the EU. Monday’s event, organised by ...

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    Report suggests potential South Korea sales ban for automakers

    2016-11-30T15:59:33Z

    Carmakers including Nissan, BMW and Porsche may receive a local sales ban by the South Korean government on certain models after it claimed irregularities were discovered in environmental certification documents. According to a Financial Times report citing the government’s environment ministry, plans were in place to fine the carmakers ...

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    SMMT highlights implications of post-Brexit tariffs and Industry 4.0

    2016-11-29T21:00:59Z

    The UK’s automotive trade association has estimated that tariffs on imported and exported finished vehicles could amount to £4.5 billion ($5.6 billion) a year, if Britain makes a clean break from the European Union.Earlier this evening, Gareth Jones, the outgoing president of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), ...

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    Changing trade agreements in the spotlight after US election

    2016-11-16T15:09:27Z

    A week after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, automotive manufacturers and experts are still piecing together what his new administration could mean for vehicle production, trade and investment across North America and beyond. Global trade deals with the US seem likely to fall back in priority ...

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    WWL and Eukor settle with Brazil’s competition regulator

    2016-11-15T15:05:28Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have agreed to pay fines totalling 28.6m reais ($8.8m) to Brazil’s competition regulator as settlement in a probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the car-carrying industry. The news was released within the third quarter results announcement by holding company Wilh. ...

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    India’s Car Carrier Association vows to support new restrictions

    2016-11-15T13:06:16Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association (CCA) has passed a resolution calling for all 65 of its independent car haulier members across the country to comply with the new Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) on car transporters. The CCA’s membership accounts for 95% of the 15,000-plus car transporter fleet in the country. ...

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    Estonia signs up to electronic consignment note protocol

    2016-11-15T10:17:34Z

    Estonia has joined ten other European countries in adopting the e-CMR (electronic consignment note) protocol, allowing for easier and more efficient shipping of goods in the EU. Umberto de Pretto, secretary general of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), said: “This latest accession to e-CMR by Estonia is an important ...

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    India conference: From stockyards to value-added hubs – at a price

    2016-11-11T19:26:36Z

    For nearly a decade, manufacturers and logistics providers in India have anticipated that the eventual implementation of a Goods and Service Tax (GST) would open up opportunities for ‘hub-and-spoke’ distribution patterns, including more efficient transport to dealers and the use of more multimodal transport. With GST finally on the horizon ...

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    India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change

    2016-11-10T16:30:49Z

    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nation Two separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India. The first – a change to the maximum length of road ...

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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...

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    Brexit: Are you ready for the impact?

    2016-11-04T12:03:20Z

    In light of the recent Brexit vote and looming technology advances, those in the UK’s automotive logistics sector would be well advised to take some bold decisions to prepare themselves for the future... Analysing trends and predicting change in the logistics industry has been relatively simple over the last few ...