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    Penske expands vehicle and truck dealerships


    US-based transport services provider, Penske Automotive Group, has bought a Land Rover dealership in Darien, Connecticut, which it said could generate approximately $50m in annual revenue for the company. Penske would not disclose how much it paid for the dealership."We are pleased to add the Land Rover brand to our ...

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    Höegh opens office in Mexico; looks for trade and cargo diversity


    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has officially opened an office in Mexico City in a move designed to build on its established import/export trade in the country and take advantage of the opportunities for business that the growing automotive production in the country offers.According to Per Folkesson, president of Region ...

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    Hungary’s anti-VAT fraud regulations causing concern for auto sector


    Hungary’s introduction of mandatory regulations designed to combat VAT fraud in the movement of freight by road is causing concern in the wider European automotive sector because of the level of bureaucracy involved in its application.While the government’s efforts to tackle VAT fraud are welcomed, some are concerned that the ...

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    Georgia ports see growth in all sectors in 2014


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) ended last year with growth across all cargo sectors, including a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, and a 10.2% increase in container handling.The port of Brunswick in particular continued to dominate in automotive and machinery trade after moving 688,575 units for the year. When combined ...

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    DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line promise CO2 reduction


    Global logistics provider DB Schenker Logistics and global shipping company Maersk Line have recently signed a six-year strategic agreement to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean freight. Between now and 2020, Maersk Line has committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of every container it ships for DB Schenker Logistics by 20%, ...

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    Job losses at Comprehensive Logistics


    Comprehensive Logistics, US-based third-party logistics provider that manages the delivery of automotive parts and handles sub-manufacturing for OEMs, has announced it will make 66 employees redundant at its Lansing plant in Michigan. On a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification document that was filed with the state of Michigan, Comprehensive Logistics ...

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    Höegh Osaka returns to Port of Southampton


    The stricken Höegh Osaka has been successfully towed to berth 101 at the Port of Southampton.After being stranded for nearly three weeks, the vessel is now safely moored, after a large operation in difficult conditions to reduce the listing to around five degrees, and remove around 3,000 tonnes of water ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Werk Kecskemét, Ungarn: Produktion CLA Shooting BrakeMercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant, Hungary: CLA Shooting Brake production

    Third model at Kecskemét means more Mercedes exports from Hungary


    Daimler’s Kecskemét plant in Hungary has started making the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake this week, the third model to be produced at the plant since it opened in 2012, and the second to be made there exclusively following the CLA-Class, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2013. The ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

  • Honda Motor Co. Headquarters And Cars As Air-Bag Deaths Draw Congress Scrutiny As Recalls Widen

    Autoliv to supply 25m airbag parts in wake of Takata recall


    Automotive safety systems supplier, Autoliv, has signed agreements with a number of OEMs for the supply of airbag inflators in the wake of the recalls affecting parts supplied by rival supplier Takata.Defects with airbags manufactured and supplied by Takata were first recorded in April 2013 and since then, approximately 17m ...

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    Vigo port records healthy vehicle handling for 2014


    In 2014, the north-western Spanish port of Vigo handled more than 423,000 finished vehicles, the vast majority of which were exported.PSA-Citroen accounted for 80% of all automotive traffic in the port, followed by Ford, Renault, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen.Countries where imports from Vigo rose notably were Egypt, Germany, Greece, ...

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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US


    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

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    Car importers protest increased import duties in Kyrgyzstan


    Automotive importers in Kyrgyzstan are urging the country’s government to cancel, or at least postpone, the introduction of a second round of levies on imported cars, which were brought in at the beginning of 2015. The first stage of the increase in duties, which are based on engine capacity, took ...

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    Pathak takes on purchasing responsibilities at Fiat India; Chikhle moves to North America


    Kalpesh Pathak, assistant vice-president of supply chain management at Fiat India Automobiles (left), has taken on purchasing responsibilities for the carmaker, which were previously handled by Sudhir Chikhle.“I am now responsible for FCA [Fiat Chrysler Automobiles] group purchasing activities in India along with supply chain management,” confirmed Pathak. “I am ...

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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014


    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported.Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase of ...

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    BMW demand leads Röchling to expand German facility


    Plastic specialists Röchling plans to expand its plant in Wackersdorf, Germany after new orders from BMW. Röchling Automotive is planning an expansion of the existing plant, enlarging the production hall, including technical and social spaces, by 2,500 sq. m, the loading/unloading canopy by 1,200 sq. m, and the logistics ...

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    Renault rail delivery between Spain and France a ‘one-off’


    Following last week’s news that Renault-Nissan had moved vehicles from its Valladolid plant in Spain to France as part of a test shipment, the carmaker has qualified the movement as a one-off, year-end spot shipment and not part of a trial toward establishing a regular weekly rail service between the ...

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    Calsonic Kansei increases footprint in Sunderland


    Automotive components supplier Calsonic Kansei has invested £800,000 ($1.2m) in establishing a 9,300 sq. m warehouse at Doxford International Technology Park in Sunderland, UK, which was officially opened this week (January 14th). The company, which makes heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, is a major supplier ...

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    Wayne State and AIAG offer second vehicle supply chain programme


    The Vehicle Industry Purchasing and SCM Certificate Training Program, offered by Wayne State University’s School of Business, in cooperation with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) moves into its second year. The course, which begins on February 19th and lasts for 23 weekly sessions, will take place at AIAG’s headquarters ...

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    Thai rail link to benefit automotive shipments in region


    China has signed an agreement with Thailand to build a double track rail link stretching more than 870km between Nong Khai on the Laos border with Thailand, to the Thai industrial zone in the east of the country. According to industry analysts in the region, the development bodes well for ...