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VW Group Components supply network supports ID.3 assembly

2019-07-17T08:55:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Volkswagen Group Components, a relative newcomer within the German OEM’s corporate structure, is manufacturing numerous parts for the production of VW’s ID.3 electric vehicle.

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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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Delivering a smarter factory

2019-05-14T14:23:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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Maersk launches digital customs clearance

2019-05-07T15:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a delay ...

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Ceva block train on track from China to Europe

2019-05-07T14:29:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Ceva Logistics North Asia and Xiamen International Railway Service (XMIRS) have started a new weekly block train between Xiamen, southeastern China, and Duisburg, Germany.

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Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

2019-05-03T11:06:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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OEMs push Russia to pay promised subsidies

2019-05-01T12:05:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

A group of carmakers in Russia has asked the government to pay the outbound logistics subsidies it promised for finished vehicles and automotive components delivered to foreign markets in 2018.

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Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant reaches CKD milestone

2019-05-01T10:37:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Workers at Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in Germany, have dispatched the 750,000th complete-knock down (CKD) truck kit from the facility’s CKD Centre.

Tariffs weigh on Volvo’s financial performance

2019-04-30T11:26:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Volvo Cars’ profitability suffered in the first quarter of this year as a result of tariffs, increasing costs and greater pricing pressures, especially in China. Yet the carmaker increased sales and market share while the purchase of new cars declined across the world.

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Seat looks to buy parts beyond Spain

2019-04-23T16:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Though Seat sources the majority of its parts from domestic suppliers in Spain, the Spanish carmaker has just announced that it plans to buy more components from outside the country.

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Express rail deliveries increase along Silk Road

2019-04-23T09:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Since it was first announced by China’s president Xi Jinping in 2013, the comprehensive international trade and infrastructure plan now known as the Belt and Road Initiative has quickly crossed a number of milestones in its development of services by land and sea. Currently around 65 countries are involved (152 ...

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FCA renews contract with Ceva in Brazil

2019-04-16T15:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has extended its aftermarket contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil for a further four and a half years.

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Grimsby to treble automotive capacity

2019-04-16T11:26:49+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Associated British Ports (ABP) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation for permission to expand its Grimsby River Terminal, on the UK’s eastern coast, in order to handle the world’s largest car carriers.If the plan is approved, the port operator will commit to a multimillion-pound investment to enable the terminal ...

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Reality check: How AR can improve efficiency in logistics

2019-04-15T16:58:00+01:00By Andrew Williams

A growing number of companies in the automotive industry are embracing the use of augmented and virtual reality technology for tasks such as part picking and inventory management, as well as for training. We look at some of the latest applications

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Nickel supply sparks concern for BYD

2019-04-15T16:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The Chinese carmaker points to shortages in key materials for building lithium-ion batteries

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Floridia to head Gefco’s Innovation Factory

2019-04-15T11:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Logistics provider Gefco has appointed Valérie Floridia (pictured) as director of the company’s Innovation Factory.

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Ford Europe packaging: Heading to the pool

2019-04-12T13:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford’s Kuly Malka has overseen a transformation in the carmaker’s European packaging and container management

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Channelling big data into connected services at Toyota

2019-04-10T16:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is garnering telematics data every ten seconds from the 9m vehicles it produces annually to transform itself into a future mobility services provider still relevant to a vehicle market undergoing some seismic changes.

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Dudek replaces Fondevilla at Ceva Logistics

2019-04-10T14:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Antonio Fondevilla Martinez (pictured), has left Ceva Logistics to take up a new role as chief commercial officer at Spanish logistics provider Grupo Sesé. Dave Dudek has taken over his role as executive vice-president of the global automotive and tyre sector.

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Truckmakers getting connected to improve logistics

2019-04-10T12:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Long gone is the era when it was normal to wait for 28 days for a delivery; in today’s market consumers expect to receive their order by the next day. But the Amazon-type model is putting a lot of pressure on logistics. At the same time, developments in vehicle connectivity ...