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  • 18% finished vehicles in Russia transported by rail feature
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    Driving into a Russian road block?

    2019-01-16T09:03:00Z

    Despite economic uncertainty in Russia, analysts expect new vehicle sales to grow further - putting increasing pressure on the nation’s already depleted fleet of car carriers

  • Anna Komarova
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    Rewriting the rules

    2018-11-05T12:11:23Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry wants OEMs to make huge investments in new production capacity in Russia over the coming decade, in order to continue qualifying for state aid. A bill laying down the basis of a new national localisation strategy was published in August that is designed to replace ...

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    Blockchain technology: Quicker off the blocks

    2018-04-17T03:11:47Z

    As global trade intensifies, so do the risks associated with cyber-breaches, fraud and limited visibility for shippers to track and trace international shipments across the end-to-end supply chain. While digital connectivity introduces a whole new set of risks and potential disruptions to global trade, big data and industry stakeholders, breakthroughs ...

  • Automotive Logistics Mexico sign
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    Nafta renegotiation ‘will not hold back investment in Mexico’

    2018-01-25T10:41:08Z

    Following a 30% tax imposed by the Trump Administration on solar panels imported to the US last week and another 20% tax put on imported washing machines, vehicle and parts makers are wondering if the automotive industry is next on the list for high tariffs, as Nafta is renegotiated – ...

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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution. Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets ...

  • TransportesMarva03
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    Road transport in Mexico: no time for reflection

    2018-01-11T14:12:00Z

    About three years ago, trucking capacity for the movement of finished vehicles in Mexico was a big concern. Trucks are used for the delivery of all finished vehicles for the domestic market there, as well as supporting rail in moving vehicles to and from ports, and there were simply not ...

  • ALSA 2017 - Photo: Ricardo Lisboa
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    South America summit: Brazil faces ‘lost decade’ amid slow recovery

    2017-11-29T16:22:47Z

    Despite a 25% increase in production this year, the Brazilian automotive industry is forecast to grow only slowly in coming years, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics South America summit were warned. After four years of declining demand, including a dramatic drop in vehicle sales and production in ...

  • Deals
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    Sharp rise in global transport and logistics deals in third quarter

    2017-10-30T16:20:36Z

    The latest PWC Deals quarterly report on the global transport and logistics (T&L) sector has revealed a 37% increase in the value of mergers and acquisitions, compared to a year earlier. Overall, the sector reported 71 transactions (up 15% year-on-year) worth $43.3 billion during the third quarter of the year, ...

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    US carmakers need production discipline to avoid another crisis

    2017-08-11T11:30:55Z

    US carmakers need to keep production levels in check if another crisis is to be avoided, delegates at this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore were told. With the US new vehicle market headed towards its first decline since 2009 this year, there are worrying signs of ...