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  • Crane Worldwide and Intertruck UAE
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    Crane Worldwide expands 3PL services for Intertruck spare parts

    2016-03-09T12:23:50Z

    Freight management and contract logistics provider, Crane Worldwide Logistics, has signed spare parts forwarding deal for an undisclosed sum with Intertruck Group, the Netherlands-based supplier of commercial vehicles and equipment. Under the terms of the deal, which began in February and will be in place for three years, Crane Worldwide ...

  • FiatTipo
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    Tofas to export sedan to Mexico rebadged as Dodge Neon

    2016-03-08T17:20:04Z

    Turkish carmaker Tofas, the joint venture between Koç Holding and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is to export its sedan, known as the Fiat Tipo in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, to Mexico, where it will be rebadged as a Dodge Neon. The vehicle is known as the Aegea ...

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    Blockade in Ukraine adds to transport problems between Europe and Russia

    2016-02-23T12:59:09Z

    The disruption to road freight shipments of cars and components between Russia and Europe has been exacerbated, with a recent blockade of trucks organised in Ukraine. According to Russia’s Tass news agency, Ukrainian radicals in the Transcarpathian region announced an open-ended action to block the transit of Russian trucks ...

  • Ford Unleashes New Wave of Vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
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    Ford to build Ka/Figo model in Europe

    2016-02-17T12:33:34Z

    Following press speculation that Ford could be starting production of its Ka and EcoSport models at its plant in Romania, the carmaker has confirmed that it will begin assembly of a minicar model in Europe. However, it would not confirm where. The news of a possible transfer of Ka production ...

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    Eukor increases Barcelona calls with service to North American and Far East

    2016-02-15T17:13:18Z

    The Eukor Car Carrier shipping line and its Spanish agent Agencia Marítima Española Evge have announced that they are to reinforce the number of calls being made in the port of Barcelona. Henceforth, a new service, NAME, will link the port to both North America and the Far East, considerably ...

  • BharatBenz 3143CM
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    DICV announces 4m export milestone; DTA opens regional centres in Africa

    2016-02-15T11:39:42Z

    Full year figures for 2015 from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) reveal that the subsidiary passed the 4m mark for truck parts exported around the world. The company, which began production in 2012 at its Oragadam factory near Chennai, also increased domestic sales by 37% to 14,000 units and has ...

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    C4 Logistics opens office in Budapest

    2016-02-10T13:50:11Z

    Time critical logistics provider, C4 Logistics, has opened an office in Budapest, Hungary in a strategic expansion of operations that anticipates the need for expedited services as the automotive supplier network is tested. Hungary is now home to a number OEM facilities making high quality vehicles. Audi is now building ...

  • FiatLogo
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    Fiat in talks with Iran Khodro; PSA reported to pay compensation

    2016-02-10T13:14:22Z

    Following the news that PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault are returning to make vehicles in Iran in two separate joint ventures with domestic producer, Iran Khodro , Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is also reported to be in talks to set up a production facility with the company. According to the Mehr News ...

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    Haulage permit conflict will push up logistics costs

    2016-02-09T12:36:37Z

    Following last week’s dispute over haulage permits between Poland and Russia , transport companies and logistics providers are having to search for alternative ways to deliver vehicles and automotive parts to Russia from Europe. However, those alternatives, which include short-sea options, is going to be costly for some logistics providers. ...

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    Reportaje sobre la Conferencia en México: En la frontera del cambio

    2016-02-03T19:28:35Z

    La segunda conferencia Automotive Logistics México, celebrada en la Ciudad de México, vio a cientos de ejecutivos y funcionarios discutir la mejor manera de asegurar que la producción y cadena logística automotriz del país estén listas para cumplir su propósito para el 2020 y más allá. Christopher Ludwig informa ...

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    French carmakers scale up plans in Iran following sanctions lift

    2016-02-02T09:17:01Z

    The recent lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has been quickly followed by a rush of interest by international carmakers who are eager to make the most of a market forecast to hit 8m within the next decade, as well as reach the wider market in the Middle East and ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Freeing trade from all points

    2016-01-30T04:43:18Z

    After more than five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally agreed last year across 12 countries in the Americas and Asia . Once the landmark agreement is ratified by national governments, it could reshape trade patterns across the Pacific. For the Mexican automotive industry, TPP brings the ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    UK hits vehicle export milestone; engine production boosted by overseas demand

    2016-01-25T17:04:04Z

    The UK exported a record number of vehicles in 2015 – at more than 1.2m – equal to more than 77% of the country’s total production for the year, which stood at more than 1.5m units according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). That production ...

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    Trying to tie down demand

    2016-01-22T10:06:19Z

    Forecasting matters for any organisation juggling costs and service levels, but in the finished vehicle sector, the stakes are higher than most Generally speaking, it is easier to be prepared if you know what’s coming. Reliable demand forecasts help participants throughout the supply chain to ensure they have the materials, ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility

    2016-01-20T16:18:02Z

    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive. The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, ...

  • Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Options for the West
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    Iran back on the map as a contender in the car market

    2016-01-20T13:25:27Z

    Last week’s official lifting of many international economic sanctions against Iran could mark a major step forward for both its domestic car producers and those international brands eager to make the most of pent up demand in the Iranian market. Carmakers and global shipping lines are among those companies who ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division

    2016-01-20T11:08:57Z

    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO). The ...

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    Russia moots switch of auto parts from Turkey to Serbia

    2016-01-18T15:37:34Z

    Russia's deputy prime minister, Dmitry Rogozin, has revealed that the government in Moscow is seeking to move the manufacture of automotive spare parts for major domestic vehicle producers from Turkey to Serbia. “Until now, these car components were manufactured in Turkey,” Rogozin told the Sputnik news agency. “We believe that ...