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  • Tata_Steel
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    Automotive alarm over prospects for UK steel mills

    2016-04-06T14:10:45Z

    Tata Steel’s decision to exit the UK – raising the spectre of the country’s steel producing plants shutting down – has set off a number of alarms in the UK automotive sector. Vauxhall, whose parent General Motors has a policy of sourcing products locally where possible and which has increased ...

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    BAIC sends trial consignment via port of Lázaro Cárdenas

    2016-04-05T13:49:11Z

    Chinese carmaker BAIC has made use of the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas for the first time to import its D20 model cars into the country. A modest 163 units were dispatched from Beijing to dealers in Mexico city via the port in a successful trial last month. The operation ...

  • Kazakh_Russia_alexander_morozov
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    Russian carmakers decry Kazakhstan’s customs policy

    2016-03-30T15:58:58Z

    Russian carmakers say they have been dramatically hit by the utilisation and registration fee on vehicle imports introduced by neighbouring Kazakhstan at the beginning of this year. Alexander Morozov, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade The registration fee for new cars varies between $300-400 per unit, while the ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    UK-EU: Better connected

    2016-03-29T18:01:17Z

    In the puzzle of EU membership, Britain and its supply chain would both lose out heavily by leaving the game Britain’s referendum on EU membership this June has divided the country. Opinion polls suggest a close contest, with splits across the population straight up to the governing Conservative party. At ...

  • Ford Transit Custom is the UK CV top seller
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    Ford part 3: Supply chain upgrades

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford is rolling out advanced global inventory and demand management tools in pursuit of greater efficiency in logistics and service

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    Ford part 2: Global strategies

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford intends to support dealers through its Professional Service Network, a proliferation of Quick Lane stores and extended parts retention.

  • FREDERIEK_TONEY Ford
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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...

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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania , the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers. It plans to begin assembly at the ...

  • Andreas Ginkel, Opel
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    Europe conference panel discussion: A time for optimism

    2016-03-22T17:04:47Z

    Finally, the outlook in Europe is positive once again. Of course, the market is fragile and subject to risk, but on the path to recovery. Last year, most European countries saw strong growth, with many in the double digits, and the European Union had stronger growth than almost all other ...

  • Ekol_BG
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    Ekol Logistics expansion gathers pace in Bulgaria

    2016-03-22T12:57:15Z

    Turkey’s Ekol Logistics has opened a facility in Bulgaria as it expands activity across Europe. It is the 12th country the transport and logistics provider now provides services in – services a spokesperson has confirmed will extend to the automotive industry. The company said a 1,000 sq.m cross-dock warehouse, located ...

  • Bert Bong, Panel
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    Europe Conference: Planning for more than the Zeitgeist in the supply chain

    2016-03-21T23:04:35Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference set out to capture the Zeitgeist of logistics in terms of technology and skills – and it found that now may be a perfect time to invest in equipment, transport engineering and smart systems. Christopher Ludwig reports from in Bonn, Germany Additional ...

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    MAIB: stability issues to blame for Höegh Osaka grounding

    2016-03-21T12:16:46Z

    The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has said stability issues were the root cause of the Höegh Osaka listing and grounding off the port of Southampton in January last year. In the incident – which left a number of high-value vehicles badly damaged – the car carrier developed ...

  • Yusen PHOTO 3_Miyoshi san_Jordan WEB
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    Yusen starts building automotive logistics centre in Mexico

    2016-03-18T09:22:55Z

    Yusen Logistics has begun building a facility to serve automotive customers near Celaya, in Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse is located on a 6.9-hectare location in the Amistad Industrial Park, in the Bajio region. At a groundbreaking ceremony in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, on March 11th, Kunihiko Miyoshi, chief regional ...

  • Nicolas_Maure
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    All change in the east as Maure replaces Andersson at Avtovaz

    2016-03-16T12:01:07Z

    Nicolas Maure (pictured) has been announced as the new chief executive officer of Russian carmaker Avtovaz, following the news that Bo Andersson is stepping down . Maure’s appointment takes effect from April 4th. Maure is currently managing director for Renault Group operations in Romania. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is a joint ...

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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 ...

  • FatihKilinc
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    Ford Otosan appoints Fatih Kilinc to contract and vehicle logistics role

    2016-03-14T18:10:02Z

    Fatih Kilinc has taken up a new role as contract management and vehicle logistics team leader at Ford Otosan, the joint venture between the US carmaker and Turkish company, Koç Holding. In the role Kilinc will be handling all aspects of logistics service procurement and contract management of intermodal shipments, ...

  • Halifax_terminal
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    ACL committed to Halifax; will double volume through the port

    2016-03-14T16:00:11Z

    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will maintain its twice-weekly call at the Canadian port of Halifax using its new G4 ro-ro/container ships. The company said it would continue to serve the North American and European markets at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal operated by Ceres Halifax. "We looked long and hard ...

  • Europe_panel
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    Britain better in the EU, say carmakers and suppliers

    2016-03-09T12:35:16Z

    Senior executives from carmakers and tier suppliers have called for the UK to remain in the European Union (EU), ahead of the nation’s referendum on the issue on June 23rd. Speaking at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) in London last week, BMW board member Dr Ian Robertson ...