All Govt policy/regulation articles – Page 7

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    Russia pumps billions into subsidising export logistics


    The Russian government has announced that it will provide grants of 5 billion roubles ($62.6m) to support the export of cars from assembly plants in the country. Denis Manturov, Russia’s minister of industry and trade (left), said last week that the money would cover the costs incurred by OEMs when ...

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    ECG column: A call to action


    Only a united and inclusive association, with a multitude of active participants, can resolve the concerns of its members, writes ECG president Costantino Baldissara ( far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) Every industry association is fuelled, not only by the energy of its secretariat, but by the will and ...

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    China to confirm new trailer standard for car carriers


    A strange era in China’s vehicle logistics industry may finally be on the verge of ending. In a country where 80% or more of passenger cars move by truck, and around which an industry of 30,000 or more car-carrier trucks has developed, the vast majority of equipment in use is ...

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    Russian truck tax system causes disruption in supply chain


    For several weeks truck owners across Russia have been protesting against the new tax system called ‘Platon’, which is reported to have not only caused a significant financial burden on the automotive business but has also been administered with numerous mistakes, bringing confusion to the logistic industry in the country. ...

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    Russia applies ban on Turkish imports following bomber conflict


    The Russian government is preparing restrictions on the import of automotive components and knockdown vehicle kits from Turkey following the downing of Russian bomber Su-24M by the Turkish Air Force on November 24th. Following the incident, in which two Turkish F-16 fighters attacked and shot down the Russian bomber, Russian ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market


    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    Höegh now transporting buses to Martinique from Belgium


    Höegh Autoliners has started moving hybrid buses produced by Belgian manufacturer Van Hool from the port of Antwerp to the island of Martinique on its bi-weekly service between Europe and the Caribbean. The government on Martinique is currently engaged in a project to reduce the impact that private transport is ...

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    ECG Panel discussion: Talk is cheap, what is needed is action


    A panel of OEMs and vehicle logistics experts discussed the present and future of Europe's vehicle logistics industry at the end of the ECG Conference in Vienna. Most expressed a desire to work more closely together – and perhaps they have even found a way to do it. While Europe ...

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    Further changes to shipping needed, ITF states


    Despite the measures taken so far to clean up maritime transport and reduce the associated greenhouse gases, more needs to be done. That is the warning from the International Transport Forum (ITF) in their October policy briefing. The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries. It acts as ...

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    ECG column: Rewind to look forward


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) reflects on the good, the bad, and the frustrating events of the last ten years Congratulations to Finished Vehicle Logistics on ten years of coverage of our industry. This is also the 18th year of ECG so we ...

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    Video interview with Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM


    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Bill Pawluk, CEO, Convertible Trailer Manufacturing spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the difficulties of getting a new product to market, the future outlook for CTM, and collaboration.

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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?


    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

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    More needs to be done to reduce waste in the outbound sector


    All aspects of the automotive industry generate waste, whether that is environmental, in terms of productivity, or in business; and logistics and the supply chain are not exceptions. While efforts by OEMs, suppliers, and logistics service providers to reduce waste have significantly stepped up over the past few years, more ...


    Brazil and Argentina extend automotive agreement


    Brazil and Argentina have recently extended their existing automotive trade agreement, known as the Common Automotive Policy, for a further 12 months from the beginning of July this year. All provisions in the existing 40th Additional Protocol remain in place. It was signed by the general secretary of the Latin ...

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    Iran deal reignites foreign OEM interest in domestic production and exports


    This week’s agreement to lift sanctions against Iran has immediately renewed production and export plans among a number of carmakers with historic links in the country, including PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault-Nissan. The deal, which was signed in Vienna on Tuesday (July 14th), involves Iran, the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia ...

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    Ukraine emissions ruling will hit Asian imports


    From the beginning of 2016, Ukraine will stop importing passenger cars, knockdown kits and components that fall below the Euro 5 emissions standard. By 2018, the requirements will be raised to Euro 6. The move follows a recently introduced customs law by the Ukrainian government relating to the import and ...

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    South Korea part 1: A history of transformation


    A relentless and often turbulent wind of change has blown through South Korea in recent decades, turning it from a low-cost industrial centre into a global technology and export powerhouse South Korea’s industrial renaissance began slightly later than the post-war booms in Japan or western Europe, however it has arguably ...

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    Spain could produce 4m cars a year with more efficient logistics


    Spain’s car and truck makers’ association ANFAC is projecting that vehicle production in the country will hit 3m by 2017. At a recent presentation of its forecast and ‘3 Million Logistics’ initiative, attended by Spain’s minister for transport, Ana Pastor, the association said that with more efficient logistics in place, ...

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    Russia conference: Practical proposals for the long term


    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow moved across a range of subjects from the importance of survival and preparing for growth during a difficult economic slump to the importance of localisation and what needs to be done in terms of simplifying some of the more arcane ...

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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it


    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...