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  • Fouad, Nancy 5x7 _opt
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    Avoiding supply chain disruptions with effective legal planning

    2017-12-22T12:00:08Z

    Even the greatest logisticians at the world’s most prestigious automotive companies can’t predict the future. Economic downturns occur, suppliers falter and disputes occur that endanger just-in-time manufacturing. While these disruptions in the supply chain are inevitable, they do not have to be catastrophic. Although the strategies shown here are written ...

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    WWL and Eukor resolve alleged breaches of US Shipping Act

    2016-10-19T11:41:54Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have made a compromise agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) that will involve them paying out $1.5m in civil penalties to resolve alleged breaches of the US’s Shipping Act. The two companies allegedly violated Section 10(a) of the act ...

  • DB Schenker LKW
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    DB Schenker pays out over allegations of bribery in Russia; Ford still under investigation

    2016-10-18T23:58:06Z

    The German authorities have reached a settlement with logistics provider DB Schenker over allegations that Russian customs officials in the port of St Petersburg were bribed between 2010 and mid-2012 to speed up the passage of automotive parts to Ford’s plant in the area. However, the authorities have confirmed that ...

  • WWL_Baltimore_auto2
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    WWL pays out nearly $100m over price-fixing

    2016-07-19T11:13:47Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has become the fourth car carrier confirmed to have been fined by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to price-fixing on international ro-ro services between 2000 and 2009, following an investigation that began in 2012. The Norwegian ocean services provider has agreed to plead ...

  • 2014 Cadillac ELR Active Noise Cancelling
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    GM avoids plant shutdowns following court hearing

    2016-07-14T13:00:15Z

    [Updated July 14th] GM has avoided the threat of closure at 19 of its assembly plants across North America following a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court for the State of Massachusetts on Wednesday (13th) related to its dispute with interiors supplier Clark-Cutler McDermott (CCM). According to a report ...

  • Schild_BKartA
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    German authorities raid carmakers and tier suppliers

    2016-07-08T12:34:59Z

    Dawn raids have been carried out at the offices of a number of leading carmakers and tier suppliers in Germany as part of an investigation into suspected breaches of the country’s competition law. Firms including BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Bosch and ZF Friedsrichshafen were raided on June 23rd by officials from ...

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    Dispute at Mexico’s Lázaro Cárdenas port heats up

    2016-07-06T17:38:30Z

    Amports president Steve Taylor has hotly contested suggestions his firm will be obliged to leave the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, despite the recent decision to grant SSA Mexico the concession for the Specialist Automobile Terminal (TEA) there. Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, the ports and merchant marine coordinator of ...

  • PTKreasiAutoKencana
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    Indonesian dealers demand $75m compensation from Ford

    2016-06-29T10:07:58Z

    Ford in Indonesia could be facing a legal claim if it does not pay disgruntled dealers $75m in compensation for withdrawing all business from the country, which it plans to do by the end of this year. In January, Ford announced it was stopping all operations in Indonesia and Japan, ...

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    XPO rejects unlawful labour allegations

    2016-03-15T14:42:15Z

    XPO Logistics has said it is “confident” its practices are in full compliance with EU transport regulations and national employment law, after reports suggesting that six of its managers are facing legal action over alleged labour-related infractions. The French public prosecution service is demanding three-year suspended sentences and fines totalling ...