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    Nissan North America: On track to cut container shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    Anthony Brownlow, Nissan North America. Credit: NNA Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused ...

  • GAZ Group is the biggest manufacturers of LCVs in Russia, controlling 44% of the domestic market. Photo - GAZ Group's vehicles
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    Gaz Group rolls towards bankruptcy

    2019-06-05T09:46:00Z

    The Russian carmaker is desperately urging the US government to abandon sanctions against it before the company falls into bankruptcy. Oleg Deripaska, owner of Gaz, warned that July 4, when the existing sanctions are due to come into full effect, could be the last functional day of its production operations.

  • Electric vehicles such as this Nissan Leaf in Johannesburg are a rare sight on South African roads
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    South Africa's dream of an EV supply base

    2019-06-03T16:35:00Z

    Despite negligible EV sales at home, South Africa is looking to become an exporter of their components and is putting an incentives scheme into place. But can it succeed?

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    Trump threatens escalating tariffs on Mexican imports

    2019-06-03T10:30:00Z

    The US administration is threatening to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico as early as June 10, in a surprise move aimed at curtailing illegal immigration. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the US would start with a 5% tariff on all goods, including vehicles and parts, and would ...

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    A special case: how Russia hopes to boost local production with investment contracts

    2019-05-20T11:16:00Z

    Russia is attempting to boost tier supplier capacity via contracts with OEMs and logistics subsidies for parts makers, but it is unclear how successful this will be

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    VW opens global packaging centre with Imperial Logistics in Germany

    2019-05-17T14:34:00Z

    VW Group has officially opened a global packaging centre in the German port of Wilhelmshaven. The facility will be managed by Imperial Logistics, which will package parts to more than 30 international factories for VW Group brands, including Audi (which is the main tenant), Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The ...

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    Delivering a smarter factory

    2019-05-14T14:23:00Z

    Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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    Zim joins TradeLens to boost digitalisation

    2019-05-01T11:15:00Z

    Global container shipping provider, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, has signed up to the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient.

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    ITC report outlines pros and cons of USMCA

    2019-05-01T09:43:00Z

    The proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is likely to lead to an increase in automotive components production within the US, which will also increase the automotive sector’s net employment by more than 28,000 full-time jobs, according to new report from the International Trade Commission (ITC) looking into the likely effects ...

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    A transformation for China's automotive landscape

    2019-04-29T18:45:00Z

    Carmakers, logistics providers and tier suppliers joined the heads of China’s leading trade associations in Shanghai this year to assess the sweeping changes taking place in the country’s automotive market. As regulators seek to support business during the slowdown, trade upheaval continues but so does the growth in digitalisation and ...