All Govt policy/regulation articles – Page 5

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    Turkish car sector bounces back quickly from failed coup disruption

    2016-07-20T15:40:06Z

    [Updated July 21st] The short-lived military coup that was attempted in Turkey last weekend had only a limited impact on the automotive sector in the country, according to representatives at the carmakers and ports, though how Thursday's declaration of a state of emergency in the country is going to ...

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    Russia begins to ease restrictions on Turkish imports

    2016-07-12T15:45:34Z

    A number of players in the Russian automotive sector are beginning to report an easing in the additional customs restrictions that have been used to target parts imports from Turkey since two of its F-16 fighters shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber near the Syrian border late last year. In ...

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    No longer outlaws

    2016-07-11T17:02:18Z

    New rules governing Indian car carrier sizes are set to standardise a sector that has been confusing and contradictory for over a decade At last, a resolution is in sight to the long-running problem over the maximum vehicle dimensions that apply to the car transporter sector in India. After years ...

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    UK government investing £250m in M20 truck park

    2016-07-11T14:48:28Z

    Potential truck park sites – click to enlarge The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has given the go-ahead for a truck park to be built near Stanford in Kent, on the M20 motorway, that will be capable of holding 3,600 trucks. The park will be used to ease ...

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    German authorities raid carmakers and tier suppliers

    2016-07-08T12:34:59Z

    Dawn raids have been carried out at the offices of a number of leading carmakers and tier suppliers in Germany as part of an investigation into suspected breaches of the country’s competition law. Firms including BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Bosch and ZF Friedsrichshafen were raided on June 23rd by officials from ...

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    Russia conference: Light at the end of a long tunnel

    2016-07-01T16:38:27Z

    We've seen a lot of changes at the Automotive Logistics Russia conferences over the years. Currently, it's less a case of 'winter is coming', more 'winter is here'. However, despite the bleak outlook, if automotive companies can weather the storm, the country is eventually expected to recover, write Christopher Ludwig ...

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    A foul stench for vehicle logistics

    2016-06-28T16:14:22Z

    Porsche’s new Macan models were grounded temporarily at some ports in the US after a stricter insistence on compliance led to certification delays The fallout from the diesel emissions test scandals at Volkswagen and Mitsubishi may soon find something of a resolution – at least officially, when a fix ...

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    FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred-year habit for car carriers

    2016-06-10T19:56:26Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America has made some significant advances over the past few years in terms of bringing greater efficiency to the network. Despite that, it remains characterised by wasteful empty backhauls, which account for as much as 40-50% of mileage, according to some estimates. Some executives ...

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    Brexit would hurt wider European automotive logistics sector

    2016-05-30T16:09:46Z

    If the United Kingdom were to leave the EU, forecasts suggests that UK vehicle sales and trade would be hit, and the effects would be felt across European plants, ports and logistics providers A vote for the UK to leave the European Union in the June 23 rd referendum ...

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    French fuel crisis adds to woes for transport sector

    2016-05-25T16:31:01Z

    [Updated May 27th] Road freight movements in France are being hit this week by a fuel crisis that has almost emptied almost a third of the country’s 12,000 fuelling stations. According to a Reuters report, oil workers at Total have shutdown output at three of its five refineries in ...

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    WWL adopts voluntary sulphur reduction policy across global ports

    2016-05-25T13:39:27Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has introduced a new sulphur policy governing the emissions from its ocean vessels, limiting the sulphur content of its fuel when at berth to less than 0.1% across all ports visited globally. The company is using marine gas oil and abatement – or scrubber – technology, to ...

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    Transport strike to hit all modes across France

    2016-05-18T15:02:01Z

    Union-affiliated transport workers in France were scheduled to stage two days of strike action from today (May 18th) in protest at moves by the government to introduce a new bill deregulating the labour market without a parliamentary vote. The strikes are likely to affect all modes of transport and disrupt ...

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    Bosch back in business in Iran

    2016-05-10T16:23:39Z

    Tier one parts supplier Bosch is the latest company to announce its return to Iran, following the lifting of economic sanctions earlier this year , with the opening of a new regional office in Tehran. The German company said it saw “great potential in Iran’s growing vehicle market” where local ...

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    Top GM-Uzbekistan execs arrested over fraud allegations

    2016-05-10T15:10:02Z

    Tokhirjon Jalilov, the chief executive officer of GM-Uzbekistan, has been arrested along with nine other executives at the joint venture company, after an investigation by Uzbekistan’s General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) alleging fraud in relation to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. National security services made the arrests on ...

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    Chevrolet imports to Iran blocked by ministry

    2016-05-04T16:14:33Z

    An attempt by an unnamed Iranian importer to move 200 Chevrolet vehicles into the country has been blocked by Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade. The move ran counter to the US government’s Executive Order preventing business with Iran despite the lifting of sanctions in January this year. ...

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    China conference: New truck limits to force vehicle sector to adapt

    2016-04-21T16:25:59Z

    The finished vehicle logistics market in China is set to face substantial change, if costs are not to rise substantially as a result of slower growth in the market and new restrictions on truck dimensions, delegates at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengdu were told today (April 21st). At ...

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    Russia and Poland reach agreement on permit dispute…for now

    2016-04-08T12:08:29Z

    Nikolay Asaul, deputy head of the Russian transport ministry After several weeks of hard negotiations, Russia and Poland have finally reached an agreement on the issuing of permit quotas required for trucks to carry freight between the two countries. "We have signed a protocol on the quotas of mutual ...

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    Belgian truck drivers protest against new HGV road toll

    2016-04-06T14:51:04Z

    Striking truck drivers in Belgium are blockading key transport routes in the south of the country in protest against the introduction of a new toll for heavy goods vehicles that some transport companies have said could add an estimated 8% to their operating costs. The toll, which came in at ...

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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-06T10:07:16Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov (right) and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under ...

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    Indonesia needs reform to compete with Thailand

    2016-04-05T14:08:18Z

    Indonesia must overhaul a number of regulations including its sales tax regime to stimulate domestic vehicle manufacturing and allow it to challenge Thailand as the preferred choice for OEMs operating in the ASEAN region, the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo), has warned. Yohannes Nangoi, new head of Gaikindo, said ...