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    Toyota begins exports of Tacoma from Guanajuato

    2020-02-06T13:32:00Z

    Following the start of production at its new $700m Mexican assembly plant in Guanajuato, Toyota has outlined its distribution strategy for the new model-year Tacoma pick-up trucks it is making there. The majority of the output from Guanajuato will be exported to the US on short-sea routes through the ports of Veracruz on the east coast and Lazaro Cardenas on the west. The remaining volume to the US will be shipped via rail through the border town of Laredo in Texas

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    Procurement a priority in Mercedes’ sustainability plan

    2020-02-04T15:28:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a pilot project to improve transparency on how much CO2 is emitted in the transport of source materials, starting with recycled cobalt. It will extend the company’s existing use of blockchain technology by tracking climate-relevant gases and other material along battery cell manufacturers’ supply chains

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    MRS Logística targets Rio automotive hub

    2020-01-28T11:33:00Z

    Brazilian rail operator MRS Logística is looking into ways of providing better logistics solutions for the Sul Fluminense automotive hub in the state of Rio de Janeiro

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    Weighing the cost of the EV revolution

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    The rise in the number of electric vehicles being transported in Europe is bringing with it some significant challenges for those carriers tasked with volume shipments. They are having to deal with heavier and higher voltage vehicles that need charging on routes that cross countries with differing regulations on load dimensions

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    VW pushes the boat out with LNG-fuelled car transport

    2019-11-26T10:13:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Logistics (VW Logistics) says it will be the first company to use car carriers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic. The vessels, chartered from Siem Car Carriers, will be deployed in the new year

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    Daimler Trucks North America inaugurates tenth PDC

    2019-11-26T09:52:00Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has formally opened its tenth parts distribution centre in Arizona

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    Nio to provide delivery service for Hycan EV in China

    2019-11-13T11:49:00Z

    Electric vehicle (EV) maker Nio is to provide full delivery services in China for the forthcoming Hycan electric SUV that it is making as part of its joint venture with fellow Chinese carmaker Gac Motor…

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    VW hosts hackathon to develop digital supply chain

    2019-09-11T10:33:00Z

    German vehicle maker Volkswagen (VW) held a hackathon to develop computer-based systems to make it easier to monitor compliance with human rights and environmental protection along complex supply chains. Goods and services involved can pass through up to nine stages in various countries in Latin America, ...

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    Hyundai invests in wearable robots

    2019-09-11T09:02:00Z

    The Hyundai Motor Group has developed two wearable robots to assist production line employees. The innovations may also become a revenue stream for the group, which plans to commercialise its production. Company engineers have created what they call a vest exoskeleton (vex), worn like a backpack ...

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    Zenzic maps out the future of autonomous driving in the UK

    2019-09-10T16:03:00Z

    Government and industry partnership Zenzic launched a roadmap for the introduction of self-driving vehicles in the UK at a press conference in London last week. The UK Connected and Automated Mobility Roadmap (CAM) to 2030 was created with input from more than 150 organisations to provide a ...

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    Delivery of Mercedes-Benz imports blocked by bottleneck

    2019-09-10T15:23:00Z

    Supply problems have been hampering the delivery of imported Mercedes-Benz GLEs in Germany. Daimler is using the former military airport at Ahlhorn in northern Germany to store an unspecified number of the SUVs because of a supply chain bottleneck in the US that has left the vehicle ...

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    Daimler extends electric truck testing in US

    2019-09-10T15:02:00Z

    Daimler Trucks North America is expanding field tests for its electric-powered trucks. This time the emphasis is on heavy-duty lorries. Customers Penske Truck Leasing and NFI Industries have acquired the first heavy-duty Freightliner eCascadia trucks (class 8), which have a range of up to 400km (250 ...

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    Equipment stolen from Avtovaz used to make parts for Russian market

    2019-06-30T14:22:00Z

    Russian vehicle maker AvtoVaz has said the level of theft at its plant complex in Togliatti has reached an unprecedented scale, with employees now stealing not only automotive parts and finished vehicles, but also equipment. Following an undercover operation carried out in early June 2019, Russian ...

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    NYK ships Liebherr harbour crane to US

    2019-06-30T11:24:00Z

    After months of planning, NYK Roro is now transporting one of its largest ever cargoes, a harbour crane, taking it from Bremerhaven (Germany) to Port Hueneme (California) for the Liebherr Group of Switzerland. “Normally every industrial project includes one difficult piece but the Liebherr harbour crane, ...

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    Imperial Logistics doubles work for VDL Nedcar

    2019-06-30T11:10:00Z

    The European road transport arm of South Africa’s Imperial Logistics has greatly increased its business with Dutch independent car manufacturer VDL Nedcar following renewal of a contract. Imperial, which has worked with VDL since 2014, will now handle round trips of automotive parts between the company’s ...

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    BharatBenz expands aftermarket network in India

    2019-06-26T14:02:00Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is supporting aftermarket services for the BharatBenz division with the inauguration this month of its first parts distribution and service centre in Coimbature, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The facility has been set up with Prabal Trucking and is part of BharatBenz’s network ...

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    No-deal Brexit is not an option for UK automotive, says SMMT

    2019-06-26T13:57:00Z

    With just under a month to go before a new prime minister for the UK is announced, a no-deal Brexit has not been ruled out by either contender for the job. However, leaving the EU without a deal at the end of October this year could bring crippling disruptions to ...

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    Centre of the world: How the Middle East is growing in importance for automotive

    2019-06-21T08:59:00Z

    With vehicle sales on the rise and multiple free trade zones under development, the Middle East is attracting greater attention from the automotive industry than ever before

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    Changan Ford fined for anti-competitive practice in China

    2019-06-12T13:50:00Z

    China’s anti-trust regulator has ordered Changan Ford Automobile, the US carmaker’s 50:50 joint venture with Chongqing Changan Automobile, to pay a penalty of 162.8m yuan ($23.5m) for having restricted prices since 2013. Changan Ford laid down minimum levels for its dealers in the company’s home city, ...

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    Auto industry welcomes suspension of Mexico tariffs

    2019-06-10T14:28:00Z

    President Donald Trump has suspended a threatened 5% tariff on US imports of Mexican goods, including vehicles and automotive parts, which was to be imposed on Monday (June 10). Trump initially said at the beginning of June that the US would start with a 5% tariff and escalate the levies ...