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    A transformation for China's automotive landscape

    2019-04-29T18:45:00Z

    Carmakers, logistics providers and tier suppliers joined the heads of China’s leading trade associations in Shanghai this year to assess the sweeping changes taking place in the country’s automotive market. As regulators seek to support business during the slowdown, trade upheaval continues but so does the growth in digitalisation and ...

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    Nio targets more dynamic logistics for NEVs

    2019-04-29T18:42:00Z

    The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer sees opportunities to improve inventory management and parts handling in its supply chain

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    US car market stable as trade and tech change

    2019-04-25T10:25:00Z

    George Peterson, president of analyst firm Auto Pacific The US economy is in good health, consumer confidence is high and vehicle sales are expected to total 16.6m this year, delegates were told at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference. The bad news is that ...

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    Putin promises to help VW with special contracts and state support

    2019-04-23T19:07:07Z

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has placated tension between VW Group and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade by promising the carmaker a special investment contract (Spic) and access to additional state support if it goes ahead with plans to increase production in the country. The carmaker is ready to ...

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    Toyota and Kenworth unveil fuel-cell truck at port of LA

    2019-04-23T14:01:36Z

    Toyota and Kenworth Trucks have unveiled their jointly developed heavy-duty, fuel-cell truck at an event held at the port of Los Angeles. The companies will deploy ten such trucks to move freight received at the port, and at the neighbouring port of Long Beach, throughout the LA basin. Four of ...

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    Express rail deliveries increase along Silk Road

    2019-04-23T09:16:00Z

    Since it was first announced by China’s president Xi Jinping in 2013, the comprehensive international trade and infrastructure plan now known as the Belt and Road Initiative has quickly crossed a number of milestones in its development of services by land and sea. Currently around 65 countries are involved (152 ...

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    Drewry warns of Trump trade tariffs

    2019-04-17T10:28:00Z

    Proposed US automotive tariffs would have a negative impact on east-west trade routes as American imports of finished vehicles and automotive parts would likely decrease in 2020 and 2021, according to a white paper published last week by Drewry. Specialist car carriers and leading container lines will suffer, along with ...

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    Truckmakers getting connected to improve logistics

    2019-04-10T12:51:00Z

    Long gone is the era when it was normal to wait for 28 days for a delivery; in today’s market consumers expect to receive their order by the next day. But the Amazon-type model is putting a lot of pressure on logistics. At the same time, developments ...

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    Russia to set up parts cluster near EU border

    2019-04-09T18:15:00Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is planning an automotive components cluster of up to 20 companies in Kaliningrad, the country’s western outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. The federal government intends to make available funds to reimburse between 10% and 20% of capital costs for all projects established ...

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    PSA ramps up production at Vigo before Brexit

    2019-04-09T14:23:11Z

    Groupe PSA has been forced to increase the production of cars bound for the UK at its Vigo plant, as more vehicles are imported ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo.Given the uncertainty surrounding the UK's exit from the EU, the motor ...

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    Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

    2019-04-09T12:26:00Z

    A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and industry analyst Frost & Sullivan has revealed that the UK is the top location worldwide for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, a ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    Docking defections

    2019-04-05T14:16:42Z

    Nigeria has lost its claim to being home to the busiest port in West Africa as a consequence of chronic traffic congestion, corruption and inefficiency. The crown has passed from Apapa, in the state of Lagos, to the port of Lomé, in Togo. Data from Dynamar, a Dutch maritime intelligence ...

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    From the industry

    In the service of free trade

    2019-04-04T15:59:00Z

    Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

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    FVL North America Awards finalists revealed

    2019-04-03T15:10:00Z

    The finalists in the inaugural finished vehicle logistics north america Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by an unrivalled panel of independent industry experts, including representatives from carmakers, logistics providers and transport associations. The awards, which are organised into ten separate categories, celebrate excellence in the ...

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    GM Uzbekistan sets plant up in Kazakhstan

    2019-04-03T09:16:00Z

    GM Uzbekistan is to open a vehicle assembly line in Kazakhstan to take advantage of the shared customs space under the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). The carmaker, which is now owned solely by state-owned corporation Uzavtosanoat following GM’s withdrawal from the joint venture , has signed a contract with ...

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    GM to build Chevrolet electric vehicle in US

    2019-04-02T17:52:15Z

    GM is to produce a new Chevrolet electric vehicle (EV) at the company’s Orion Township assembly plant in Michigan, instead of abroad as initially planned. Factors influencing the decision to build at a US manufacturing plant include supporting rules-of-origin provisions in the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), the company said. ...

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    DHL steps on the gas to cut emissions

    2019-03-26T15:35:08Z

    DHL Freight has begun using one of the first long-haul trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is capable of towing a mega trailer.During a year-long trial, an Iveco Stralis will operate a daily shuttle service between DHL’s logistics centre and a BMW Group production plant in southern Germany. ...

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    Ford customises European shake up

    2019-03-26T14:19:20Z

    US carmaker Ford is establishing three customer-focused business groups in Europe – imports, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles. “The new operating model will better enable the businesses to make fast decisions centred on customer needs,” a company spokesman told Automotive Logistics . "We are redesigning our business with a view ...

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    Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    2019-03-20T11:53:00Z

    With a reliance on just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply chains, the automotive industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors to disruption caused by a disorderly British exit from the EU