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Trade wars compound economic risks for automotive supply chain

2019-09-13T19:24:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on the automotive supply chain, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

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VW hosts hackathon to develop digital supply chain

2019-09-11T10:33:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

German vehicle maker Volkswagen (VW) held a hackathon to develop computer-based systems to make it easier to monitor compliance with human rights and environmental protection along complex supply chains.

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A rake’s progress in India: How one 3PL is growing rail services for finished vehicles

2019-09-10T14:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

APLL Vascor started providing dedicated finished vehicle rail transport in India in 2014. On its fifth anniversary, the company talks to Automotive Logistics about the journey so far – and how the country’s regulatory climate is increasingly supportive of rail transport.

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Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

2019-08-21T11:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country.

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Can Central Asia be transformed into an automotive hub?

2019-08-14T11:32:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Two of the largest former soviet republics, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, have set their sights on growing an automotive sector as they industrialise and modernise their economies. These Cental Asian nations are now focusing on strengthening their supply bases to boost local production.

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Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

2019-08-05T14:21:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

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Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

2019-07-16T15:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

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Stronger ties: Growth of a new Silk Road

2019-07-03T14:49:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Increased investment in rail services across Eurasia is contributing to rising volumes of automotive shipments via this mode – not only components but finished vehicles as well

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Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

2019-05-22T10:13:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

 

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A transformation for China's automotive landscape

2019-04-29T18:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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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GM Uzbekistan sets plant up in Kazakhstan

2019-04-03T09:16:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

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).

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Bridgestone to buy TomTom Telematics

2019-01-28T21:07:16+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Tyre manufacturer Bridgestone Europe has agreed to buy TomTom’s telematics business for €910m ($1.03 billion).

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Mitsubishi starts shipments to Mexico via Mazatlán

2019-01-28T11:44:00+00:00By Barry Cross

Mitsubishi has delivered its first shipment of Japanese-made vehicles to Mexico through the port of Mazatlán. It was the largest single delivery of vehicles by a carmaker to the port, consisting of 4,870 vehicles including Mirage hatchback, Mirage G4, Eclipse Cross, Outlander and L200 units. The vehicles were unloaded in ...

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Subaru resumes production at Gunma after shutdown

2019-01-28T10:02:34+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Subaru has restarted vehicle production at its Gunma assembly plant in Japan after a prolonged shutdown due to a possible defect in an electric power steering unit.

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Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

2019-01-22T09:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV.

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Stepping up the quality

2019-01-21T12:13:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

There are several advantages of shipping vehicles in kits rather than as completely built units, including lower costs for transport, better customs import conditions and the support of local government in exchange for providing employment to the workforce.

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German automotive body warns on US trade tensions

2019-01-16T12:54:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

German sector association the VDA has warned that ongoing trade tensions between the US and Europe and, separately, the US and China should not be allowed to derail the mutually beneficial relationship its OEMs currently have with the North American country. The warning coincides with news that VW and Ford ...

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Packing a punch

2019-01-16T11:13:00+00:00By Karen McCandless

Electric cars could revolutionise transport by providing a cheaper, safer and more environmentally friendly way to travel. The International Energy Agency forecasts that there will be 13m electric vehicles (EVs) on the road globally by 2020, while PwC Autofacts predicts that 55% of all new vehicle sales will be fully ...

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GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

2019-01-09T13:01:28+00:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

General Motors has sold off its remaining stake in the GM Uzbekistan joint venture to state-owned company Uzavtosanoat, which held the majority stake in the company. GM Uzbekistan makes Ravon and Chevrolet vehicles at its plant in Asaka.

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FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

2019-01-09T11:28:14+00:00By Marcus Williams

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