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  • Auto plant closures
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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    Interview with Alfonso Gutierrez, Nissan Mexico

    2020-03-02T10:51:00Z

    At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, Nissan Mexico’s recently appointed deputy director of purchasing speaks to editor Joanne Perry about his ambitions in the role, the challenges of logistics purchasing in Mexico and why it’s crucial to empower personnel to “go and conquer”

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    Heath Holz leaves Nissan North America

    2020-03-02T10:46:00Z

     Heath Holz, who was senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing at Nissan North America, has resigned from the carmaker to take up a position outside the automotive industry…

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    Finished vehicle volumes return to Sepetiba in pilot operation

    2019-12-17T11:41:00Z

    CSN has confirmed trial operations for the processing of finished vehicles movements through its Tecon facility in the Sepetiba, the first time in 15 years cars have been moved through the facility

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    Nissan gears up for future mobility

    2019-12-03T15:48:00Z

    Lineside workers at Nissan’s Tochigi plant in Japan are now learning a series of innovative production techniques as the company prepares for an electric,connected generation of cars…

  • EV charging illustration
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    Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

    2019-10-28T19:43:00Z

    Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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    Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

    2019-08-21T11:18:00Z

    Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country. While Ford is ...

  • brexit-flag-jigsaw
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    The facts don't support the idea of 'global Britain'

    2019-08-07T10:31:00Z

    One of the claims repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. But this view fails to take into account how the global automotive industry works – and, specifically, the UK’s place in it. Let’s look at the facts.

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    SCH seals Neptune ro-ro deal in Southampton

    2019-08-05T10:03:00Z

    Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured a contract to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro-ro vessels calling at the English port…

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    Amco awarded Webasto logistics contract

    2019-07-16T15:40:00Z

    German parts producer Webasto has appointed the Amco Group to manage and provide transport and logistics across Webasto’s British and European supplier base for its automotive roofing system…

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    Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    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 or are even stolen to be resold and used elsewhere

  • Brexit flags
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    Hard Brexit fear haunts UK's finished vehicle sector

    2019-06-12T10:38:00Z

    British vehicle transporter ECM has expressed concerns about implications for the automotive industry should the UK exit the European Union (EU) without an agreement on October 31

  • 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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    Attendees

    2019-04-03T14:15:00Z

    Accelerated Services Acertus Adcock Northeast Auto Transport AIAG AJL Transport Alabama State Port Authority All State Auto Transport Alliance Purchasing Organization American Honda Motor APL Logistics Auto Haulers Association of America Auto Trans Experts AutoMap, LLC Automobile Carriers Conference - American Trucking Associations Automotive Fleet Automotive Logistics Executive Committee Automotive ...

  • Nissan 1m exports from Thailand
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    Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

    2019-01-22T09:34:00Z

    Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV. Foreign sales by the OEM from Thailand began with a Frontier sent to Australia in 1999. Since then, Nissan’s Thai ...

  • USCG_SincerityAce
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    Fire-stricken ship being towed to Far East

    2019-01-16T12:51:20Z

    Details remain scant on the condition of the Sincerity Ace car carrier following a fatal fire onboard the vessel that led to its abandonment in the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii at the beginning of January. According to vessel owner Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the car carrier is now being towed ...

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    Fatal ship fire leaves Nissan vehicles stranded

    2019-01-08T09:44:50Z

    Around 3,500 Nissan vehicles are reported to be adrift in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and Hawaii following a fire aboard the Sincerity Ace car carrier operated by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). Picture courtesy of US Coast Guard The cause of the fire, which broke out on Monday ...

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    Q&A: Florian Huettl

    2019-01-07T12:08:00Z

    Can you outline your role in Renault’s approach to sales and operations planning (S OP)? I’m the vice-president of sales forecast and distribution. I work in sales and I run the S OP together with my colleagues from supply chain. That already tells you something about Renault’s approach to ...

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    Hyundai abandons trial moving vehicles by rail

    2018-12-12T11:09:12Z

    Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has decided not to pursue a recent pilot scheme to despatch finished vehicles to Chennai port by rail. Both the manufacturer and the port trust announced that Hyundai had sent 102 cars to the port by rail on November 27, with a further 125 cars the ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...