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    Watch: Livestream Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain April Update

    2020-04-30T00:47:00Z

    Part of our ongoing Livestream series, the monthly supply chain update provides insight on what the coronavirus crisis will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics. In this episode, hear from Matteo Fini from IHS Markit; Fathi Tlatli from DHL together with host Christopher Ludwig.

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    Watch: Livestream | The Coronavirus Series – Automotive Supply Chain March Update

    2020-03-27T15:14:00Z

    Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.

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    Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-26T10:27:00Z

    Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. ...

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    GM’s Holden says Australian plant will close down in October

    2017-01-16T12:41:30Z

    General Motors Australia subsidiary Holden will produce more than 30,000 vehicles at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia before shutting the site down on October 20th. The brand, which already imports most of its models, will continue to ship cars in from Europe, North America and Asia after local production ...

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    Building momentum in the high and heavy sector

    2017-01-11T14:52:52Z

    After years of decline, increased demand for mining equipment shows Australia’s raw materials producers are gearing up for growth Ari Marjamaa is vice-president, head of global market intelligence at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics The spectacular bust that followed the boom in commodity markets for the better part of the 2000s ...

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    K Line supports increased car imports in Australia with new route

    2016-11-28T17:58:24Z

    Japanese ocean ro-ro carrier K Line has added an ‘anti-clockwise’ service between Thailand and Australia to its existing ‘clockwise’ service. In a statement, the company said vehicle sales in Australia were currently strong and forecast to grow but that the market there was changing drastically as more vehicles were imported, ...

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    Ford ends production in Australia after more than 90 years

    2016-10-11T17:27:57Z

    [Updated October 13th] Ford has closed its assembly plant in Broadmeadows in the Australian state of Victoria, as first announced back in 2013 . The plant opened in 1959 but Ford had been making cars in Australia for 91 years when the Model T went into production in 1925. ...

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    Ford turns to air freight as Hanjin crisis hits inbound supply

    2016-10-05T11:57:25Z

    Ford is reported to have suffered significant disruption to the inbound supply of parts to its Broadmeadows facility in Australia as a consequence of the recent collapse of the world’s seventh biggest container line, Hanjin Shipping – forcing it to fly replacement parts into the site. According to a report ...

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    GM Poland assembles latest Astra for Australia and New Zealand

    2016-09-21T10:14:47Z

    GM's Opel plant in Gliwice, Poland, has started assembly of the new generation Astra five-door hatchback for Australia and New Zealand. The first car rolled off the assembly line last week and it will be the fifth model GM Europe is exporting to the two countries. “To date, in Europe ...

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    Counterfeit Toyota service parts worth $1m seized in China

    2016-06-01T10:57:40Z

    Police in China have seized a consignment of fake Toyota service parts worth $1m, according to Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). The shipment, which was uncovered in Guangzhou on route for sale in Australia, consisted of 33,000 safety parts from 80 different part lines, including airbag and brake ...

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    Nissan unfazed by OEM plant closures in Australia

    2016-04-28T17:31:50Z

    Nissan Australia has said it is unconcerned by the imminent shutdown of Australia’s last remaining vehicle manufacturing facilities and that its castings operation there will not be affected by the looming closure of the Ford, Toyota and GM-Holden plants. Speaking to Automotive Logistics recently, Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev ...

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    Australia’s biggest automotive terminal opens in Melbourne

    2016-04-11T16:55:18Z

    Phase one of Australia’s largest ro-ro and automotive terminal has just opened at Webb Dock West, Melbourne. The Melbourne international ro-ro and automotive terminal (MIRRAT) has been under construction for the last 18 months and includes a new 185,000 sq.m facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal. ...

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    All change for Aussie rules

    2016-04-05T08:00:27Z

    After manufacturing comes to a close next year, will the finished vehicle logistics industry in Oz come good – or cark it? The end of car assembly in Australia is imminent and with it, comes a change to the face of the industry. This year, Ford is set to shut ...