All OEMs articles – Page 17

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    EU Referendum: crunch time for the car sector

    2016-06-22T14:03:42Z

    On Thursday (June 23rd) this week the UK will vote on whether it is staying in the European Union (EU) or not. As the clock ticks down on the deadline, more carmakers have been voicing their concerns about what an exit could mean for their businesses and for the automotive ...

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    India’s Mumbai port cuts ro-ro rates to attract coastal vehicle moves

    2016-06-22T13:48:45Z

    The Indian port of Mumbai has reduced vessel-related charges for ro-ro traffic by around 10%, in an effort to encourage the coastal movement of vehicles and to meet OEM and vessel operator demand. The reduced charges will stay in place for a year from June 1st this year. In a ...

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    BMW to build 3 Series in Mexico and X3 in South Africa

    2016-06-22T13:26:59Z

    BMW has said it will produce the 3 Series at the new plant it is building in Mexico, in San Luis Potosi. At the same time, it will be phasing the 3 Series out of production at its plant in Rosslyn, South Africa, and instead building the X3 SUV model ...

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    Volvo Cars signs deal with APM Terminals for import storage at Chennai port

    2016-06-22T13:23:53Z

    Global terminal operator, APM Terminals, has said its Inland Services division in South Asia has signed an agreement with Volvo Cars to provide a finished vehicle storage warehouse at the port of Chennai in India for imports from Europe. The 9,500 sq.m facility will include bonded and non-bonded areas with ...

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    Ssangyong handling imports through Portbury with new VPC

    2016-06-15T13:11:12Z

    [Update June 17th] The UK division of Korean carmaker SsangYong Motor (SYMUK) has taken over control and management of its vehicle importation and reception base at the Portbury, near Bristol. The carmaker has also created a vehicle preparation centre (VPC) on a new facility at the port following an ...

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    FVL North America conference: OEMs call for data literate carriers to help cut remarketing costs

    2016-06-15T11:49:28Z

    Defleeted vehicle inventory is going to see a 50% increase over the next three years, which suggests more OEMs will get into the remarketing business, increasing competitive pressure. “We are now in a mad rush to see who can do it most effectively,” said Kurt Cornell, general manager for dealer ...

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    FVL North America conference: To ETA, or not to ETA?

    2016-06-14T22:54:48Z

    In 2015, less than 5% of new vehicles sold in North America were built-to-order, compared to around 50% in Europe, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Given that the majority of vehicles are built-to-stock the need to give dealers estimated arrival times (ETAs) in North America appears less ...

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    FVL North America conference: Crossfire panel. Talking until the fat cows come home

    2016-06-14T14:36:21Z

    As declared by Sarah Amico, executive chairman of Jack Cooper, 2016 is a “fat cow year” for vehicle logistics. US sales are expected to reach a peak this year, rail and road capacity has been improved, while carmaker and logistics provider executives appear more ready than ever before to collaborate. ...

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    Brazil says JAC out of Inovar-Auto but carmaker moves ahead with plans

    2016-06-14T10:44:22Z

    [Update June 15] The Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Overseas Trade and Services (MDIC) has revoked the licence it earlier awarded to JAC Motors, which had allowed it to become part of the country’s vehicle technology and supply chain incentive scheme, Inovar-Auto (Incentive Programme for Innovation and Optimisation of the ...

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    FVL North America conference: Scratches, missing keys but still satisfied customers

    2016-06-14T09:42:20Z

    Damage caused to vehicles moving from factory to dealer can be caused by a multitude of things: weather, vandalism, carelessness, accidents or technical issues. But this damage, even if to a small percentage of an OEM's outbound volume, are costly, delay vehicle delivery and damage brand reputation. Technology, an increasing ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    FVL North America conference: To ETA, or not to ETA?

    2016-06-13T12:14:34Z

    In 2015, less than 5% of new vehicles sold in North America were built-to-order, compared to around 50% in Europe, according to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA). Given that the majority of vehicles are built-to-stock the need to give dealers estimated arrival times (ETAs) in North America appears less ...

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    FVL North America conference: Kicking the hundred-year habit for car carriers

    2016-06-10T19:56:26Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America has made some significant advances over the past few years in terms of bringing greater efficiency to the network. Despite that, it remains characterised by wasteful empty backhauls, which account for as much as 40-50% of mileage, according to some estimates. Some executives ...

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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

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    FVL North America conference: A mixed picture for vehicle haulage capacity

    2016-06-10T02:11:13Z

    Nissan's Lee Hansen (left) and FCA's Luca Kolcaj (right) suggested that US vehicle logistics capacity was mostly in balance It seems the perennial problem of finding adequate haulaway capacity in the US outbound vehicle sector has been solved, at least for now, if comments from executives at Fiat Chrysler ...

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    Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China

    2016-06-09T20:21:24Z

    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region. The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai ...

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    Scope of GM-Uzbekistan fraud investigation widens

    2016-06-08T09:30:36Z

    Executives at a number of GM-Uzbekistan’s dealerships are understood to have been arrested recently in connection with an alleged fraud relating to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. The latest arrests follow those of GM-Uzbekistan’s CEO, Tokhirjon Jalilov and nine other GM-Uzbekistan executives last month . The most ...

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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port

    2016-06-08T02:06:33Z

    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model. Amports’ vehicle terminal ...

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    Pasha launches vehicle processing at Sparrows Point in Baltimore

    2016-06-07T23:23:44Z

    Pasha Automotive Services, part of global logistics and transport provider The Pasha Group, has signed a lease at the port of Baltimore in the US with Tradepoint Atlantic to launch vehicle processing operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The first vessel carrying FCA volumes is due to call next month. ...

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    Kenyan legislation boosts local vehicle assembly

    2016-06-06T16:09:52Z

    Government incentives have helped boost vehicle production in Kenya with more than 10,000 finished vehicles assembled there last year, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Its Economic Survey 2016 reported a 6.8% rise in 2015 compared to the previous year in Kenya’s production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers. ...