All Govt policy/regulation articles – Page 8

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    Mosolf obtains EU safety certificate


    Mosolf Automotive Railway has obtained permission to manage the maintenance of its fleet of wagons by itself. The subsidiary of the Mosolf Group, responsible for rail business, has been granted the ECM safety certificate (entity in charge of maintenance), in line with EU Regulation 445/2011. The regulation stipulates that for ...

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    Russia conference: Russian manufacturers will miss localisation targets


    The depreciation of the rouble has had a devastating impact on the Russian automotive industry, pushing up the price of imported products, including vehicles and parts, while hurting household incomes. However, the fall in value has also impacted manufacturers’ attempts to reach supply localisation targets agreed with the government. Failure ...

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    CAAM reports Chinese vehicle exports down on last year


    The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has reported that while exports of vehicles made in the country were up 15% in May, compared with April, at 70,800 units, there has been a drop of 7.3% year-on-year. Of that figure, the number of passenger cars exported from the country hit ...

  • Andrei slepnev

    Russia pins hope on EEU deal with Vietnam for wider Asian sales


    A new deal recently signed between the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU) and the government of Vietnam is expected to see import duties reduced to zero on vehicle kits exported from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia to the south-east Asian country for assembly there. The EEU’s Minister for Trade, Andrei Slepnev ...

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    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics


    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

  • Mike Riggs

    FVL conference: US car haulers renew call for weight exemption


    The US car hauling industry’s long-running battle for a weight exemption in the next Highway Reauthorisation bill was raised in an impassioned plea during last week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Newport Beach, California. Mike Riggs (pictured, standing), chief executive officer of the biggest road transport provider ...

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    EC launches infringement proceedings against Germany over wage legislation


    The European Commission (EC) has launched an infringement procedure against Germany in response to its extension of minimum wage legislation to international transport operators entering German territory. “[T]he application of German measures to transit and certain international transport operations can in the Commission's view not be justified, as it ...

  • Hyundai to launch export of cars to Egypt from Russia

    Hyundai picks Egypt for Russian-made vehicle exports


    Korean carmaker Hyundai is planning to launch exports of it Solaris model to Egypt from its St. Petersburg plant in Russia. The move it designed to increase its share in the Egyptian market while also compensating for losses in Russia, which saw a drop in overall car sales in April ...

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    India increases number of vehicle importing ports


    The Indian government has increased the number of ports through which finished vehicle volumes can be imported from 12 to 14, with the addition of Kattupalli port and APM Terminals Pipavav. The move follows a notification from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry amending the country’s import policy and ...

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    Toyota’s fuel cell future rolls on


    In launching its new, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai (left), Toyota had to work carefully with a number of chemical organisations, right through to the United Nations, to make sure the vehicles could be shipped in the most efficient way possible. In the push for alterative fuel vehicles, whether ...

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    Ro-ro fees hit the roof following privatisation at port of Derince


    Usage fees for ro-ro operators at Turkey’s busiest vehicle handling port at Derince increased by 450% last month following the privatisation of the port and the beginning of operations under the winners of the contract, Safi Katı Yakıt Sanayi, Ticaret. Safi won the tender issued last June by the owners ...

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    Renault Avtoframos to export Duster SUV to Vietnam


    Renault-Nissan has said it will launch the duty-free export of the Duster SUV to Vietnam from its Avtoframos facility, near the Russian capital Moscow, within the next two years. Preliminary estimates suggest the carmaker will export between 15,000-20,000 vehicles there a year. The company has also said it will launch ...

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    Car sector should be exempt from India-EU FTA says SIAM


    The free trade agreement currently being negotiated between India and the European Union is not in the best interests of India's motor manufacturing industry, according to trade body the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). “FTAs with competing countries do not benefit the Indian automobile industry,” said SIAM in a ...

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    China Railway ‘Going Out’ with Kerry Logistics


    China Railway Import and Export Company and Kerry Logistics (China) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to combine networks and “explore new growth opportunities” in China and other markets. China Railway is a state-owned foreign trade company and has carried out a number of projects including railway operations ...

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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China


    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

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    China's 'One Belt, One Road' strategy under the 'new normal'


    After decades of double digit growth, China is now pursuing an economic model based on slower but more sustainable economic development with a focus on upgrading industry standards and building connections with global markets. The annual growth rate in the economy last year was 7.4% – and 7% in the ...

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    Panel discussion: China needs innovation in logistics


    Reaching the end of the Automotive Logistics conference in Shanghai, a senior executive panel joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi in a lively debate about some of the recurring themes from the event. Topics discussed included the impact the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative would have on the ...

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    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing


    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country. Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market ...

  • Cai Jin, CFLP

    China conference: the big come to get stronger


    Speakers at the 12 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Shanghai There is no getting ...

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    China conference: building the road to logistics quality


    Slower growth but higher quality products, logistics and service. For the third straight year, speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference – including Liu Xilong, deputy director of the economic operation bureau for transport and logistics at China’s influential National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC, pictured) – have pointed ...