All Policy and regulation articles – Page 20

  • Ian Henry, Crop
    News

    Non-EU markets will not save UK automotive in a no-deal Brexit

    2019-07-30T11:05:00Z

    One of the regular mantras repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. As far as the ...

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    A letter to the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, from the SMMT

    2019-07-26T08:49:00Z

    Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) explains to the country’s new leader why the automotive industry should be one of his top priorities, especially in the drive to deliver Brexit.

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    Article

    Baltimore and Jacksonville handling higher vehicle volumes

    2019-07-24T13:15:00Z

    The busiest vehicle-handling ports in the US, Baltimore and Jacksonville, have reported gains in the first half of 2019, through higher import and export volumes. Baltimore has seen an increase of 8% compared with the same period last year, handling roughly 428,000 units between January and June. It reported record figures for March, with more than 59,000 vehicles processed, plus around 95,500 units of agricultural and construction equipment. The latest figures continue the growth the port has seen over the last eight years…

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    UK automotive on shaky ground amid ‘seismic’ trade shifts

    2019-07-24T11:46:00Z

    Immingham port The UK’s automotive industry is in danger of being crushed by shifting trade relations across different regions of the world, as vehicle import tariffs change between it and the EU, the US and Japan. Uncertainty over the reworking of two of these key relationships, particularly ...

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    Article

    Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

    2019-07-17T13:14:00Z

    US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

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    Article

    Automotive Logistics to hold first Middle East and North Africa conference in Dubai

    2019-07-16T13:13:00Z

    Automotive Logistics is increasing its focus on the Middle East and Africa with a new conference and increased editorial coverage

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    News

    AIAG automotive supply chain 2025 online survey

    2019-07-10T08:34:00Z

    The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is currently hosting an online automotive supply chain survey as part of its Supply Chain 2025 initiative, which is designed to identify, rank and explore the top trends affecting automotive supply chain strategies between now and 2025. The US industry body ...

  • Tom Oisseur, Drewry Consulting
    News

    Deep-sea vehicle carriers sail further into troubled waters

    2019-07-09T12:58:00Z

    Stagnant vehicle shipments, rising regulatory costs and sinking vessel utilisation are all affecting the ocean transport sector, according to data from Drewry Shipping Consultants. With shipping rates at relative lows, new vessel orders for pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) have stalled to a virtual ...

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    Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

    2019-07-09T11:53:00Z

    In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified or ...

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    Article

    North American ports go in search of the promised land

    2019-07-08T14:56:00Z

    US east coast ports have been grabbing land to handle increased volumes while some on the west coast deal with dramatic volume fluctuations. In Mexico, meanwhile, private investment is helping to deal with congestion. Marcus Williams reports on the performance of North American vehicle handling ports in 2018

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    Deal or no deal, the UK auto industry needs to invest now

    2019-07-04T12:01:00Z

    The best way for OEMs to prepare for Brexit is to act like it has already happened, delegates were told at the Automotive Logistics Global conference in Munich, this week. Christoph Stürmer, Autofacts Global lead analyst, PWC, revealed that vehicle production in the UK is down 21% ...

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    EU signs draft trade agreement with Mercosur bloc

    2019-06-30T15:14:00Z

    The European Union has signed a draft trade deal with the Mercosur region – the South America trading bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The deal, which still has to be ratified, has been under discussion for 20 years and has stalled multiple times, making the signing of a ...

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    No-deal Brexit is not an option for UK automotive, says SMMT

    2019-06-26T13:57:00Z

    With just under a month to go before a new prime minister for the UK is announced, a no-deal Brexit has not been ruled out by either contender for the job. However, leaving the EU without a deal at the end of October this year could bring crippling disruptions to ...

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    US Trade Representative rejects Volvo and GM requests for tariff exemptions

    2019-06-12T14:05:00Z

    The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has turned down separate applications from Volvo and GM to be excluded from a 25% import duty on their Chinese-made SUVs. The levy has been in place for almost a year and Volvo has shifted its US-bound XC60 production from China ...

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    Auto industry welcomes suspension of Mexico tariffs

    2019-06-10T14:28:00Z

    President Donald Trump has suspended a threatened 5% tariff on US imports of Mexican goods, including vehicles and automotive parts, which was to be imposed on Monday (June 10). Trump initially said at the beginning of June that the US would start with a 5% tariff and escalate the levies ...

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    SMMT warns of ‘no deal’ cost after Brexit blow

    2019-06-05T09:03:00Z

    A sustained production decline in the UK’s car industry could be expected to ease by year-end as new models arrive and output balances out over the third quarter, provided the country leaves the European Union (EU) with a favourable deal, a substantial transition period and all other things remain equal, said Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

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    Article

    Kenya halts import of used car parts

    2019-06-04T13:27:00Z

    Kenya is enforcing a ban on the import of used vehicle spares in a bid to tackle the existing chaos in the trade of used cars and spares. However, the move could impact tens of thousands of unofficial dealers…

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    News

    Russian carmakers boost exports to help plant capacity

    2019-06-03T11:33:00Z

    In the first quarter of 2019 Russia exported 22,700 finished vehicles, an increase of 43.3% compared to the same period last year and equal to $307m, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. Vladimir Bespalov, analyst of the Russian consulting service VTB capital, said a number of ...

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    Trump threatens escalating tariffs on Mexican imports

    2019-06-03T10:30:00Z

    The US administration is threatening to impose tariffs on imports from Mexico as early as June 10, in a surprise move aimed at curtailing illegal immigration. President Donald Trump said on Twitter that the US would start with a 5% tariff on all goods, including vehicles and parts, and would ...

  • project44
    From the industry

    Prepare your supply chain for Brexit and more

    2019-05-22T10:39:00Z

    project44, which provides cloud-based platform services for shippers and 3PLs, is holding an expert-led webinar next week to help companies prepare for Brexit and other supply chain and logistics disruptions