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  • International Maritime_opt
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    IMO approves major cut to maximum sulphur levels in shipping

    2016-10-31T15:47:39Z

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has officially approved more stringent global sulphur emission requirements that must be in place by the end of the decade. The new rules were approved at the 70 th meeting of the United Nations body’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held in London last ...

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    Constellium invests in new line to serve a changing auto landscape

    2016-10-27T11:07:14Z

    The growing penetration of aluminium in vehicle manufacture is changing the landscape in the automotive industry, Arnaud Jouron (pictured), president of Constellium’s packaging and automotive rolled products business unit, has suggested. Speaking to Automotive Logistics soon after the Dutch company inaugurated a €180m ($196m) integrated aluminium rolling, finishing and ...

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    Service parts distribution: Less distance, more speed

    2016-10-27T10:15:41Z

    Aftersales service is critical to a car buyer’s satisfaction and brand perception. We find out how OEMs are dealing with the growing pressures on North American parts distribution networks Identifying efficiencies in service parts distribution is a key issue for OEMs – servicing retail outlets is the primary goal of ...

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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    2016-10-07T17:38:12Z

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6 th ), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East ...

  • Hanjin_Shipping
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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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    Parts distributor Avept to build second facility in Indiana

    2016-10-04T17:44:04Z

    Pence: Indiana is a state that “works for logistics”. Photo: Gage Skidmore US-based powersports and automotive parts distributor Avept has announced plans to buy and renovate a 100,000 sq.ft (30,480 sq.m) facility in Brownsburg, Indiana. The $6.32m project will see the creation of 118 new jobs by 2019. Avept, ...

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    Alternative logistics in Africa: The sky's the limit

    2016-10-03T17:14:12Z

    Africa’s underdeveloped infrastructure and dangerous conditions are leading it to leapfrog other countries in adopting alternative freight technologies which might one day serve automotive logistics Africa’s infrastructure gap, which significantly hinders the movement of goods between and within countries on the continent, could soon be substantially filled through the use ...

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    Brexit and shipping: Playing a game of wait and sea

    2016-09-30T14:23:14Z

    A country’s ports and the shipping lines that serve them are at the front line of fluctuations in international trade. So is the UK sector bracing itself for a Brexit-induced storm? The past two years have been busy ones for any company involved in the import or export of vehicles ...

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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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    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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    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 ...

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    Mexico now India’s largest automotive export market

    2016-09-20T16:39:41Z

    Mexico has become India’s largest market for automotive exports, according to data released by engineering body EEPC India. Between April and July this year, automotive exports from India – including finished vehicles, two- and three-wheelers, and parts and components – amounted to $2.78 billion. Of that, shipments to Mexico accounted ...

  • UK_EU_web
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    Brexit: Who’s in the driving seat... and where are we going?

    2016-09-20T15:07:31Z

    With the dust far from settled after a shock UK referendum result in favour of leaving the European Union, we assess the country’s future trade possibilities and their implications for the automotive logistics industry In this story... Shock to the system Gauntlet to government Cuts on the ...

  • UniPart_fuel_rail
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    Unipart to start moving fuel rails to China for Ford

    2016-08-03T11:21:18Z

    Unipart Manufacturing has signed a seven-year contract with Ford to supply engine components to its joint venture Changan Ford plant in Chongqing, China. The components maker will supply the operation from its Unipart Powertrain Applications site in Coventry, UK, with fuel rails – part of the common rail fuel injection ...

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    BMW consolidates air freight shipments between US and Germany

    2016-07-27T09:45:01Z

    BMW’s division in North America has confirmed it will start using an air freight service for the regular import and export of parts between the US and Germany. Flights are due to start in November. The service, called the Senator Atlantic Bridge, is being set up by German distributor Senator ...

  • JLR Aluminium Jaguar XE
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    JLR gets real about recycled aluminium loops

    2016-07-22T11:04:26Z

    Jaguar Land Rover is taking steps to increase the amount of recycled aluminium it uses. Automotive Logistics finds out more… JLR's target is to use 75% recycled aluminium in its body structures by 2020 Recycled material is playing a growing role in Jaguar Land Rover’s use of aluminium ...

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    BMW extends contract with Fullers for dealer centre services

    2016-06-15T14:22:31Z

    BMW has extended its service parts warehousing contract with Fullers Logistics in the UK for a further five years. It builds on a contract first signed in 2014. Fullers is an integrated warehousing and distribution services provider operating in the UK and wider Europe. It is managing BMW’s Dealer Metro ...

  • BLG_Dusseldorf_PDC_web
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    BLG begins parts handling at Düsseldorf logistics centre

    2016-05-03T15:02:22Z

    [Updated 6th May] Germany’s BLG Logistics has begun parts handling operations at its new facility at the port of Düsseldorf. The company is currently using 10,000 sq.m of a 32,000 sq.m building to provide logistics services and sub-assembly for Daimler. Its services there include vehicle marshalling, loading and unloading ...

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    Grupo Antolin opens joint venture component facility in Wuhan

    2016-04-22T17:17:25Z

    Interior component maker Grupo Antolin has opened an €11m ($12.4m) plant in Wuhan, China that is making headliners and door panels for Renault Nissan, PSA Group, Infiniti and Honda. The facility is a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon and will mainly be making parts for DF Renault and DPCA (Dongfeng ...

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    Vantec opens second warehouse for Nissan in Sunderland

    2016-04-22T16:59:35Z

    Left to right: Fumio Komamura of Hitachi Transport System; Irene Lucas, chief executive of Sunderland City Council; Yokinobu Kodama, president of Vantec Corporation; and Martin Kendall, managing director of Vantec Europe UK-based logistics provider Vantec Europe has opened a 40,500 sq.m warehouse at Hillthorn Business Park in Sunderland, following ...