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    Kuehne + Nagel builds in blockchain

    2018-09-11T16:40:29Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is applying blockchain technology to upgrade its existing Verified Gross Mass (VGM) portal. VGM is the weight of cargo, including the dunnage, bracing and tare weight of the container. Since 2016, the IMO has enforced the regulation that requires the shipper to provide the weight ...

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    Russians drop US dollar for components purchases

    2018-09-11T14:54:18Z

    Russian Trade and Industry minister Denis Manturov (pictured) has revealed that many Russian automotive manufacturers are increasingly using national currencies, rather than the US dollar, to pay for imported components. The move has been prompted by recent US sanctions on Russia. Several companies have so far announced the policy, trade ...

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    WLTP: lower emissions, greater challenges

    2018-09-06T15:35:44Z

    Emissions targets for OEMs are tighter and the method for testing efficiency is more stringent than ever before. As of the start of this month (September), all new vehicles must adhere to New Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) standards, which provide ‘real world’ fuel consumption figures and, therefore, ...

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    EEU cuts import duties but trade within bloc is in dispute

    2018-09-05T12:04:45Z

    The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has officially cut duties on finished vehicles being imported into the bloc from 20% to 17%. The rule took effect from September 1 this year, while a further reduction to 15% is proposed to take place at the same time in 2019. The EEU comprises ...

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    Trump rejects tariff offer in trans-Atlantic car trade

    2018-09-04T14:14:55Z

    Donald Trump has rejected an EU offer to eliminate tariffs on cars, saying the proposal is not good enough.Trump said that ending duties on US car imports into the EU would do little to help the automotive industry in the US because Europeans would still not buy American-made cars. “Their ...

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    Ford cancels Focus imports to US from China

    2018-09-04T10:12:09Z

    Ford has scrapped plans to export the Focus Active model from China to the US because of tariffs of 25% being imposed by the US government. Exports from China were due to begin next year following plans first announced in 2017, when the carmaker decided to supply the car from ...

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    V8 engine production restarted at Scania

    2018-09-03T14:03:37Z

    Swedish truckmaker Scania is trying to reduce the order backlog for trucks, and industrial and marine V8 engines, because of a strike at an unnamed supplier of cast engine components , which began on June 14 and is reportedly continuing. However, last week the supplier started to produce engine blocks ...

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    Changjiu Chuzhou to start making convertible trailers

    2018-08-29T12:00:14Z

    Chinese firm Changjiu Chuzhou Special Vehicle Manufacturing (SVM) and Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) have signed an agreement for the former to start producing convertible trailers for the Chinese market. Wang Xin, CEO of Changjiu Chuzhou Special Vehicle Manufacturing (left), signs MOU with Bill Pawluk, CEO of CTMCTM, which is ...

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    US announces tentative deal with Mexico

    2018-08-29T09:56:36Z

    Following a year of renegotiations over the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), the US administration has this week outlined the basics of a new bilateral agreement with Mexico on trade in agriculture and manufactured goods, including finished vehicles and automotive parts.The move follows President Trump’s rejection of the existing ...

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    Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

    2018-08-22T14:36:37Z

    The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country.Car and light van production in Turkey has grown steadily in recent years, to around 1.4-1.5m vehicles ...

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    Spanish authorities impose fines at Vigo

    2018-08-22T12:28:42Z

    Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has imposed fines on five stevedoring companies and five port unions for colluding to restrict competition at the port of Vigo and keep prices unnaturally high. The CNMC said their collusion had prevented the loading and unloading of finished vehicles from vessels ...

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    Anu Goel: the highs and lows

    2018-08-20T16:54:00Z

    What have been some of the high points in logistics in your career?One is the swing toward providing a level of service that customers expect, as opposed to providing a level of service that we either think they need or that the system can provide. Those are two different ...

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    Battling a perfect storm

    2018-08-14T15:08:51Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America is dealing with a lot of challenges at the moment. There is a basic imbalance in the number of vehicles that the US imports and exports with its global trading partners, which contributes to ongoing problems involving congestion and limited capacity on hinterland ...

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    Caterpillar highlights rising costs

    2018-08-03T16:31:33Z

    Supply chain expenses, materials prices and tariffs all conspired to raise costs for US heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar in the second quarter of this year, the company has reported. Despite revealing that net profits more than doubled in the period to $1.71 billion from $802m a year ago while turnover ...

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    Exports prop up UK car production despite trade uncertainty

    2018-08-01T15:17:31Z

    The number of cars made in the UK fell by 5.5% to 128,799 last month, with domestic demand plummeting by 47.2% to 15,647, according to figures from the Society for Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). However, production was bolstered by a 6% rise in exports to 113,152 units, with almost ...

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    Vehicle makers grapple with cost of trade wars

    2018-08-01T14:53:06Z

    Carmakers are faced with shifting production, higher purchase costs, lower profits and the possibility of raising the price of their products as a consequence of the continuing global trade conflict.Volvo Cars of Sweden is shifting production of its XC60 SUV for the US market from China to Europe to avoid ...

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    EEU hits vehicle makers with revised rates

    2018-07-23T16:19:51Z

    Carmakers with assembly plants in Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus are now unable to export finished vehicles duty free within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), because the localisation rate has increased. Previously, almost all Russian carmakers, as well as those foreign carmakers with plants in the region, were registered on the ...

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    Nafta Survey

    2018-07-20T09:32:44Z

    Signed 24 years ago, the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) was designed to remove barriers to business between the US, Mexico and Canada, creating the world’s largest free-trade area. Since then, the economies of its three members have been on an upward curve, US and Canadian consumers have benefitted ...

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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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    Pasha sees positive drivers at the ports

    2018-07-17T12:16:18Z

    Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) processed a total of more than 448,600 vehicle units across its four port terminal facilities in the US through 2017 for around 17 customers. The company, which is part of the wider Pasha Group, has operations on the US west coast at the ports of Grays ...