All OEMs articles – Page 12

  • Volkswagen Konzern setzt als einer der ersten Fahrzeughersteller auf den emissionsarmen LNG-Antrieb bei Fahrzeugtransporten per Schiff.
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    Volkswagen charters two LNG-powered vessels

    2016-10-05T13:05:50Z

    Volkswagen Group Logistics has agreed to charter two LNG-powered car-carrying vessels from Siem Car Carriers for its Europe-North America route, starting in 2019. The vessels, with a length of 200 metres and a width of 36 metres, will have a capacity of 4,500 vehicles each. The 12,600kW engine has been ...

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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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    Andrea Eck leaves VW for BLG Logistics

    2016-10-05T11:12:29Z

    BLG Logistics has announced the appointment of Andrea Eck as director of its automobile division from January 1 st next year. Volkswagen has confirmed that Eck will be leaving it after more than three decades with the automobile manufacturer that began with her initial training as industrial management assistant ...

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    Carriers welcome GM Canada’s rescue plan for Oshawa plant

    2016-10-05T10:08:12Z

    Vehicle carriers supporting outbound movements from GM Canada’s Oshawa plant in Ontario have welcomed the news that the latest threat to continued production there has been averted. “GM Oshawa has been a question mark for a number of years now as we have seen a major decline in production here ...

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    Smooth logistics underpins assembly at Audi’s Mexican plant

    2016-10-04T17:01:40Z

    Audi has officially opened its $1.1 billion Mexican plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, which is making the Q5 SUV model. Projected annual capacity at the plant is 150,000 units. At the same time the carmaker has opened a supplier park next to the plant that ...

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    Ford to use Vigo for imported Rangers

    2016-10-04T12:16:18Z

    Ford has chosen the Spanish north-western port of Vigo from which to distribute its Ford Ranger pickup in southern Europe. The Ranger, which is built in South Africa, is the European best seller in its segment. The first consignment, consisting of 280 units, was dispatched from Port Elizabeth in South ...

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    UK sets Brexit timetable as carmakers worry about market access

    2016-10-03T18:31:43Z

    The UK government has laid out a timetable for exiting the European Union , which may come as early as the first quarter of 2019. It has also reaffirmed that it is willing to put control of immigration and regulation over retaining full access to the European single market – ...

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    Renault to boost output in Iran via new joint venture

    2016-10-03T15:27:54Z

    Renault has signed an agreement with Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organisation (IDRO) to create a joint venture that will add 150,000 units to the French OEM’s existing annual output capacity of 200,000 in the country. The agreement was signed in the presence of Renault’s CEO and chairman Carlos Ghosn ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"]Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, that ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

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    Volkswagen to deepen common platform and component sharing across MAN and Scania

    2016-09-28T14:55:19Z

    Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle brands, led by MAN and Scania, have confirmed plans to deepen integration of component and powertrain development across various segments, with common platforms across the companies and cross-production of some components for other brands. The integration, which will not affect current plant capacities or locations, continues the ...

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    Hyundai Glovis and TransContainer join forces on Russian parts

    2016-09-28T10:47:04Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, and Russian intermodal container operator TransContainer have begun using a new block train between Vostochny port and Shushary station in St Petersburg. The train, which carried out its inaugural run at the start of September, is being used to transport auto parts to the ...

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    MG Motor calls time on assembly at Longbridge

    2016-09-28T10:15:22Z

    MG Motor UK is to cease final assembly of cars later this year at Longbridge, in the UK, after parent company SAIC Motor decided to move the operation to China. In a statement issued on Friday (September 23 rd ) MG said the decision had been taken as part of ...

  • Hyundai Ulsan plant.port
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    Hyundai loses exports from South Korea over strikes

    2016-09-27T18:53:54Z

    Hyundai Motor has been facing an all-out strike of its unionised workforce in South Korea after failing to reach a wage agreement, holding back the production of thousands of models destined for global export. The strikes, the first all-out industrial action Hyundai has faced in its home country since 2004, ...

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    Indian ports to slash charges in a bid to boost coastal shipping

    2016-09-27T16:29:03Z

    India’s major ports are to introduce a discount of 80% for two years on vessel-related charges for coastal vehicle movements in an attempt to boost automotive sector demand for coastal transport. Announcing the move, the Ministry of Shipping said promoting coastal movements was one of its major goals and that ...

  • Landfill Gas Powers GM Plant Producing Fuel Efficient Cars
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    GM fails to confirm plans for engine production in Mexico

    2016-09-27T15:14:46Z

    GM has declined to confirm a report by The New York Times that it will be moving an engine production operation from Mexico to Ontario as part of the labour agreement it reached recently with Canadian private sector union, Unifor. GM will close one of two assembly lines ...

  • Volume Production of the all-new Ford Focus at Ford's Saarlouis
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    Ford confirms Focus production will move to Mexico

    2016-09-27T14:22:57Z

    Ford has confirmed it is to move production of the Ford Focus from the US to Mexico. Speaking at an investors’ day earlier this month, chief executive Mark Fields said the move away from the current Michigan plant would be completed over the next two to three years. The move ...

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    Global conference: Know your supply chain better

    2016-09-24T15:58:00Z

    Manufacturers and logistics providers at the Automotive Logistics Global conference are doing more to integrate their supply chains from end to end, and are keen to use data and analytics to anticipate problems before they arise.

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    Opel/Vauxhall: Stable & ready to launch

    2016-09-23T16:06:17Z

    Following a period of transformation and improvements in production planning, Opel is on a product offensive. Director of logistics Andreas Graffe and outbound logistics manager Michael Gorny discuss the importance of ‘frontloading’ logistics to support it. In this story... Supporting change A stable supply chain Hitting the ...