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    Krathwohl moves to global supply chain role at Cooper Standard


    [Story updated on 13 January] Christine Krathwohl has left her role at finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper, where she was managing director of the company’s Strategic Advisory Board, and taken up a new position at automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard as vice-president of global supply chain. She took up the ...

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    Stricken Höegh car carrier towed to Spitbank for investigation


    A Höegh Autoliners car carrier, with around 1,400 vehicles and 100 pieces of earthmoving equipment on board, grounded in the waters known as the Solent, outside the UK south-coast port of Southampton, refloated itself on January 7th and has been moved to investigate further.

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    CDN kicks off 2015 with $1m for further growth


    Car Delivery Network, which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has announced it has secured $1m in funding from private investors to expand its operations as an independently owned and operated business. While the investors are unnamed CDN said they were from outside the automotive industry."These funds will ...

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    Renault tests rail delivery service between Spain and France


    Renault has tested a new rail route that could be used to move cars from its Valladolid plant in Spain to France on a regular basis, including to the Flins plant outside Paris. The vehicles are currently moved by road.The service is being provided by logistics provider Groupe CAT in ...

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    DPCA to sell vehicles to ASEAN region from Singapore


    PSA Peugeot Citroën has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Dongfeng Motor, its partner in China, to sell Chinese and European-made vehicles in ASEAN markets from a base in Singapore.The agreement, which is reported to be worth 100m yuan ($16m), is part of PSA’s existing strategic partnership with Dongfeng ...

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok

    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors


    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year.A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, compared ...

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    Ukraine starts year with additional import duty on cars


    On January 1 this year Ukraine introduced additional import duties on a wide range of goods, including cars. The duties will lead to a substantial increase in automotive logistics expenditure, according to leading providers operating in the country, adding to financial pressures caused by the falling exchange rate Ukraine’s currency, ...

  • Christopher Ludwig

    Editor's note: Planung und Ordnung


    No OEM can escape the need for reliable logistics in today’s competitive automotive industry. However, the function arguably has a more elevated status at some companies.At Audi, logistics and in-plant material flow are major if not defining features of its production system, as logistics directly influences output, worker movements and ...

  • Christopher Ludwig

    Editor's note: expect the unexpected


    In the forthcoming issue of Finished Vehicle Logistics, we have something of a special focus on Europe, including reports from the ECG Conference, a feature interview with PSA Peugeot Citroën, with Audi, as well as the European carmaker's association (ACEA). This reporting comes as the European Union and economic area ...

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    The cross-border crawl


    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough?Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides of ...

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    Planes, trains and slow boats to China


    With increased local production still relying heavily on imported material, supply chain efficiency in planning, customs, shipping and packing is crucial to succeeding in ChinaAs the largest automotive market in the world, on pace to build and sell nearly 23m vehicles in 2014, China has a strong and growing domestic ...

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    Premium plant logistics


    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flowsA few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land Rover’s new ...

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    Last mile: Benefits on board


    A Swedish rail study suggests huge potential for stakeholders in track-and-trace collaboration for both railway and automotive logistics A pilot study involving the rail shipment of components to Volvo Cars’ Gothenburg assembly plant has shown the benefits of a significant increase in the use of RFID for freight rail in ...

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    Carmakers halt sales and deliveries in Russia because of depreciating rouble


    [Story updated on 7 January 2015] Audi, General Motors and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily suspended deliveries of vehicles in Russia in December because of the current economic situation. Poor sales have led to a build up of inventory.The announcement follows last November’s news that Spanish vehicle maker Seat had stopped ...

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    India conference: GST may finally be on the way


    The possibility for a Goods and Service tax (GST) in India has been floating around for ten years, but it finally looks like real steps are being made towards implementation. Only this week, the Indian cabinet approved the constitutional amendment bill, and plans to rollout the tax from April 2016. ...

  • Wolfgang, Costantino

    ECG column: Time will tell...


    President Costantino Baldissara (right) and vice-president Wolfgang Göbel (left) reflect on ECG’s activity over the past 12 months and look forward to the continued distinction of its members in 2015While each New Year brings fresh opportunity and new challenges, in many ways the journey simply continues.January 1st will see the ...

  • Fiat India plant

    Assembling a stable supply structure


    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factoryDespite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker has ...

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    Analysis: Mahindra Logistics invests in hope as much as assets


    Mahindra Logistics recent acquisition in assets and freight forwarding are moves to secure capacity ahead of an expected upturn in automotive and vehicle logisticsMore than six months after the election of Narendra Modi in India, it may still be too early to determine whether the Modi government’s agenda is the ...

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    Renault-Nissan merges purchasing activity with AvtoVaz in Russia


    Renault Nissan is merging its purchasing activity in Russia with local carmaker AvtoVaz in 2015. The new Avtovaz-Renault-Nissan Purchasing Organization (ARPNO) replaces the common purchasing organisation set up by the carmakers in September 2013 and makes the new entity the largest buyer in the automotive industry in Russia.ARPNO will now ...

  • EU Motor vehicle trade

    Taking a seat at theglobal negotiating table


    The European manufacturer’s association, ACEA, is a strong voice in Brussels and abroad, particularly in shaping regulations and trade deals. Erik Jonnaert (pictured) talks to Christopher Ludwig about how he would like the EU to help unlock innovation and export potentialErik Jonnaert is arguably one of the European Union’s most ...