All Govt policy/regulation articles – Page 6

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    Koopman Logistics teams up with VWE on Dutch imports


    VWE's Michel Corveleijn (left) with Lou Jedeloo at the Koopman Car Terminal in Amsterdam Koopman Logistics Group has formed a joint venture with fellow Dutch company VWE to handle the import of vehicles to The Netherlands. The joint venture, Auto Import Solutions, is providing vehicle handling and storage for ...

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    UK-EU: Better connected


    In the puzzle of EU membership, Britain and its supply chain would both lose out heavily by leaving the game Britain’s referendum on EU membership this June has divided the country. Opinion polls suggest a close contest, with splits across the population straight up to the governing Conservative party. At ...

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    Look ahead to mitigate operational and reputational risk in your supply chains


    Stuart Young, head of automotive, Gowling WLG The UK automotive industry continues to boom, with a record number of cars hitting the roads, expansion across the entire industry and huge investments into research and development. Such growth is great news for the sector and the economy, but it doesn't ...

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    Deutsche Bahn poised to sell off stake in Schenker logistics unit


    Deutsche Bahn (DB) is considering selling off a stake in Schenker, its logistics division, in 2018, alongside the part privatisation of Arriva, the UK public transport provider, which DB took over in 2010. A spokesperson for DB Schenker would only confirm that the company’s executive board was in “close and ...

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    Daimler Trucks begins Fuso assembly in Kenya


    Daimler Trucks Asia has begun assembly of its Fuso range of commercial vehicles at a plant in Mombasa, Kenya, with its local partners Simba Colt and Associated Vehicle Assemblers. The Fuso 2523C heavy-duty trucks are being built up from complete knockdown (CKD) kits imported from its Oragadam plant in Chennai, ...

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    Russian carmakers set to create new assembly hub in Egypt


    A preliminary agreement has been reached with the Russian authorities for the creation of a new industrial park in Egypt, where several countries’ carmakers will be invited to assemble vehicles. According to deputy head of Russian Industry and Trade, Georgy Kalmanov, the park will initially accommodate Russian OEMs including Gaz, ...

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    Britain better in the EU, say carmakers and suppliers


    Senior executives from carmakers and tier suppliers have called for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), ahead of the nation’s referendum on the issue on June 23rd. Speaking at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London last week, BMW board member Dr Ian Robertson ...

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    India about to pass standard length for car transporters


    [Updated March 11th] India’s Ministry of Transport is on the verge of passing a new ruling that would make the maximum standard length for car transporters on the country’s roads 18.75 metres. In a letter seen by Automotive Logistics this week, Abhay Damle, joint secretary of the Indian government's ...

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    OEMs at Geneva express concerns over cross-border disruption


    The heads of Daimler and GM’s Opel division used the Geneva motor show this week to warn of the dangers any tightening of European border controls in the wake of the refugee crisis would have on the logistics underpinning their respective lean manufacturing systems. According to a Reuters report published ...

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    Ocean carriers fined $520,000 by Federal Maritime Commission


    [Updated 29th February] Last week the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it had collected $520,000 in civil penalty payments from five ocean carriers, including Volkswagen Konzernlogistiks (Group Logistics), which provides ro-ro services for new and used vehicles, and other rolling stock. The other companies involved were Orient Star ...

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    Blockade in Ukraine adds to transport problems between Europe and Russia


    The disruption to road freight shipments of cars and components between Russia and Europe has been exacerbated, with a recent blockade of trucks organised in Ukraine. According to Russia’s Tass news agency, Ukrainian radicals in the Transcarpathian region announced an open-ended action to block the transit of Russian trucks ...

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    Mexico fines VW for import certificate violation


    Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) has slapped VW Group with a fine of 168m pesos ($8.9m) for importing vehicles to the country without the proper environmental certificates governing carbon emissions and noise. The fine applied to almost 45,500 vehicles, including those of the Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat and ...

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    Chinese companies forced to cut supplies to Russia


    Several Chinese carmakers, including FAW, Haima, Great Wall and JAC, have halted the delivery of cars to Russia this year faced with the fact that they did not receive vehicle type approval certificates for 2016, and may not receive them at all, leaving the future of any deliveries in question. ...

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    Mercedes forced to re-route cars from port of Koper to Bremerhaven


    [UPDATED 11 February] Mercedes-Benz has been forced to reroute Asia-bound European exports from the Slovenian port of Koper to Germany’s Bremerhaven port, because of widespread disruption on the Slovenian rail network, which is run by the state-owned company, Slovenske Zeleznice. The disruption includes closures to the one-track line between ...

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    Fiat in talks with Iran Khodro; PSA reported to pay compensation


    Following the news that PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault are returning to make vehicles in Iran in two separate joint ventures with domestic producer, Iran Khodro , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is also reported to be in talks to set up a production facility with the company. According to the Mehr News ...

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    Brazil wants to liberalise automotive trade with Argentina and Mexico


    The Brazilian government is looking at liberalising its trade in finished vehicles and automotive parts with Argentina and Mexico. The announcement, which was broken in a Reuters news report last week, marks a major shift away from Brazil’s protectionist trade policy and may be triggered by the fact that ...

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    Haulage permit conflict will push up logistics costs


    Following last week’s dispute over haulage permits between Poland and Russia , transport companies and logistics providers are having to search for alternative ways to deliver vehicles and automotive parts to Russia from Europe. However, those alternatives, which include short-sea options, is going to be costly for some logistics providers. ...

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    Mexico conference: Rail and truck capacity challenges


    If Mexico’s automotive production figures reach more than 5m in 2020, as they are forecast to do, it will put a significant strain on Mexico’s rail and truck infrastructure. It is no secret that more trucks and railcars will be needed to cope, and infrastructure projects will need to be ...

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    Mexico conference: Swapping customs agents, cross-border trucking and other happenings on the border


    Efforts and projects to improve US-Mexico customs and border operations are the most promising they have been in decades, according to William Duncan (pictured), the chargé d’affaires for the US Embassy to Mexico. Important trials are underway for pre-clearance inspections, while there is work to increase capacity on both ...

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    Mexico conference: reaching the exponential phase


    Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal (pictured), Mexico’s secretary of the economy under its president Enrique Peña Nieto, gave a brief history of the country’s automotive industry while speaking at Automotive Logistics Mexico 2016. First there was the ‘construction phase’ that started in the 1960s with several automotive decrees that led to the ...