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  • Ethiopia's 750km rail link
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    Peacing together new logistics

    2018-10-25T14:38:19Z

    The end of a longstanding conflict in the Horn of Africa is set to create new pathways into one of the potentially richest automotive markets in the continent; after two decades, Eritrea and Ethiopia have concluded a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The catalyst for peace ...

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    Russian carmakers appeal for a stop to state aid

    2018-10-24T12:49:07Z

    Leading carmakers in Russia have appealed to the government’s Industry and Trade Ministry to stop providing state aid to companies investing in new vehicle assembly plants in the country. Domestic carmakers including Avtovaz, Gaz and Sollers have been joined by foreign rivals such as Renault-Nissan, Mitsubishi and Daimler in calling ...

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    Maersk invests in freight-booking startup Loadsmart

    2018-10-24T11:15:38Z

    Digital freight broker, Loadsmart, has received funding worth a total of $21.6m from the venture investment arm of container shipping giant, AP Møller-Maersk, and two other leading investment firms.Maersk Growth, along with Connor Capital and Chromo Invest, are investing to increase Loadsmart’s operations team and support product development and engineering. ...

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    Ford highlights the high cost of US-made steel

    2018-10-24T10:51:58Z

    Ford has highlighted the high cost of US-made steel, in the aftermath of the 25% import duties on the metal imposed by President Donald Trump.Speaking about the cost of key input materials at a recent event to mark the start of Ranger pick-up production at the Wayne assembly plant in ...

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    ACEA and CLEPA highlight dangers of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

    2018-10-19T12:13:08Z

    Europe’s OEMs and tier suppliers have issued a stark warning at the Brexit summit in Brussels this week about the potentially far-reaching impacts of the UK leaving Europe without a deal in place.Drawing attention to the fact that more than 1,000 EU trucks cross the Channel to deliver to car ...

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    Bordering on Brexit – why it pays to be prepared

    2018-10-18T17:08:43Z

    The Eurotunnel has carried more than 26 million trucks and more than 340 million tonnes of freight goods since 1994. A total of 25% of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe goes through the Channel Tunnel, representing a total value of around 115 billion euros per year. ...

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    Spanish stevedoring reform runs into trouble

    2018-10-17T12:30:47Z

    Reform of Spain’s port stevedoring sector has run into trouble, after disputes over the changes at the port of Barcelona and continuing question-marks over its legality at EU level.In an attempt to satisfy EU directives, Spain’s former stevedoring companies (known as Sageps) are being replaced by so-called Port Employment Centres ...

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    A race against time for the UK car sector

    2018-10-17T12:26:24Z

    It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers ...

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    WLTP causes sharp shift in German car sales

    2018-10-16T13:55:42Z

    New passenger car registrations in Germany fell 31% year-on-year to an estimated 200,100 in September. In August, the figure was a 25% increase to 316,400. German automotive industry association, the VDA, said the volatility was because of distortions caused by the new Worldwide Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which is ...

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    Testing times

    2018-10-16T13:11:19Z

    The start of September this year marked the point at which all new car registrations in the EU had to comply with the new CO2 emissions test – the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). This laboratory test is designed to introduce more realistic and stricter criteria when assessing ...

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    Pressing a point

    2018-10-15T10:31:14Z

    Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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    Shipowners should be immune from fuel penalties, says Grimaldi

    2018-10-08T18:50:33Z

    Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has called for immunity from penalties for shipowners who find themselves in circumstances where it is impossible to comply with the forthcoming rules on maritime sulphur emissions.At the beginning of 2020 it will be compulsory under regulations administered ...

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    EU workers are key: don't close the UK's door

    2018-10-08T15:12:55Z

    According to the Department for Transport’s official statistics, more goods were imported by road into the UK than exported last year, with 10,000 lorries making their way through Dover Strait per day alone. Up to 86% of cargo exported from the UK went to the Irish Republic (23%), France (22%), ...

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    BMW and Toyota could leave UK after no-deal Brexit

    2018-10-03T15:52:15Z

    BMW and Toyota have said this week that they could withdraw from the UK if there is disruption to business caused by a no-deal Brexit. Speaking at the start of the Paris Motor Show, BMW’s CEO, Harald Krüger said the carmaker could shift production of the Mini from Oxford to ...

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    Emissions test and product recalls hit BMW

    2018-10-03T11:31:06Z

    New emission tests, product recalls and trade wars have forced BMW to warn it anticipates a poorer financial performance this year.The shift to the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) has led to significant supply distortions in several European markets and unexpectedly intense rivalry, the German luxury marque ...

  • September 19, 2018
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    A crisis in human capital

    2018-09-26T16:52:00Z

    As the automotive logistics sector continues to automate and let technology take the lead, there are some important human factors to resolve if such plans are to succeed – as delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit found out While the US car market may be ...

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    Mexico hopes for a smoother road ahead

    2018-09-26T14:48:18Z

    After much uncertainty around trade talks between Mexico and the US and the former’s presidential election, Mexico’s economic and political conditions now seem clearer, leaving OEMs and LSPs in the country more optimistic about the future.Mexico, which is the world’s fourth biggest vehicle exporter, has enjoyed strong levels of exports ...

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    Mema slams Trump’s latest tariffs

    2018-09-19T12:03:55Z

    The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (Mema) in the US has criticised the Trump administration for imposing $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports. The duties start at a rate of 10% on September 24 and will rise to 25% in January.“[The measure] will serve as a tax increase ...

  • The first new XC60 rolls off the production line in Torslanda, Sweden
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    Volvo seeks US tariff relief for China-built SUV

    2018-09-19T10:06:35Z

    Following its decision to shift production of its XC60 back to Europe from China, Volvo Cars has revealed it sought exemption from US tariffs of 25% on imports of its SUV, which were exclusively made in China and exported to the US. So far this year the carmaker, which is ...

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    Don't hope for a trade war truce

    2018-09-14T11:47:04Z

    Escalating trade wars look set to be the new risk frontier in the automotive supply chain. With countries and trading blocs starting to retaliate against US moves to raise tariffs, open trade borders are closing in quickly. On July 6, 2018, the US began imposing a 25% tax on $34 ...