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Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 2 – US coronavirus crisis in focus

2020-04-08T17:27:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

This episode, hosted by Christopher Ludwig, features global updates and automotive supply chain insight on the coronavirus crisis in the US, including an in-depth Q&A with Kristin Dziczek, vice-president of the renowned Center for Automotive Research (CAR) covering US federal stimulus, supply chain disruption and manufacturing process changes aimed at containing the spread of the virus and protecting workers.

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Register: Livestream Hour | Automotive INSIGHTS in real time

2020-04-06T08:07:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Hosted by Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief at Ultima Media, the Livestream Hour will take place each week on Wednesdays. It will also be part of other Livestream special episodes and guests, including previews and follow-ups from our series of live and digital events for Automotive Logistics, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions and Car Design News.  

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Watch: Your Questions Answered | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Automotive Supply Chain

2020-04-01T18:13:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Following our first Livestream Coronavirus Automotive Supply Chain Update, our panellists reconvene to discuss audience questions that were not answered during the broadcast. Watch this exclusive video recording of the discussion covering the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand, economic and environmental policy, logistics and manufacturing operations.

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Watch Livestream: Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Automotive Supply Chain March Update

2020-03-27T15:14:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.

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Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

2020-03-26T10:27:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

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Dedicated ro-ro terminal planned for Egypt’s Port Said

2020-02-04T12:05:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Egypt’s Port Said is to benefit from a dedicated vehicle handling ro-ro terminal to support the regional growth of the automotive indutry in the Middle East and North Africa. A consortium comprising Toyota’s trading arm Toyota Tsusho, Japanese shipping line NYK and French transport services company Bolloré Africa Logistics have agreed with the Suez Canal Economic Zone’s general authority to develop and operate the terminal

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Fighting back against fake parts

2020-01-28T11:46:00+00:00By Richard Brown

Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.

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Mena aftermarket: Playing a bigger part

2020-01-13T09:21:00+00:00By Richard Brown

Overall economic growth may be lacklustre, but automotive aftermarket sales are on the increase in the Middle East and North Africa…

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Q&A: Sulaiman Pallak, GM Middle East and North Africa

2020-01-13T09:12:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

In the absence of a production hub, OEMs operating in the Middle East must import both vehicles and parts. GM’s head of purchasing and supply chain for Africa and the Middle East tells Automotive Logistics about the challenges and opportunities in the region…

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Powertrain forecast to 2030: Navigating the road to electrification

2019-10-24T19:21:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Download this report for forecasts of eight different powertrains across regions, including all degrees of hybridisation, electrification and internal combustion engines, which reveal changes that will have huge implications for the future of the automotive supply chain. The latest insight by the business intelligence unit of Automotive from Ultima Media

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Safe and secure: How new warehouses will support African supply chains

2019-10-22T10:16:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

Operating in Africa can be a big challenge, and the establishment of a new supply chain there even more so. The acquisition or construction of decent storage facilities, the recruitment of suitable staff and the need to contend with local laws are all potential barriers to setting up business. However, Agility Africa, aims to change this by providing a series of well-managed logistics facilities across the continent.

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Tangible progress: Morocco boosts automotive production and logistics

2019-09-30T14:08:00+01:00By Herve Deiss

There is no doubt that shipping professionals are familiar with the Moroccan city of Tangier, as it is ranked 50th among container ports worldwide. The first container terminal opened in 2007 and has since been joined by three others; two at Tanger Med port 1 and two at Tanger Med port 2.

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Easing off the gas: Is the shipping industry ready for Sulphur 2020?

2019-09-11T11:22:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

The IMO’s new regulation to cut sulphur emissions, which is coming into force next year, will require operational changes by ports and shipping lines. But some parts of the world are far from prepared.

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Mena: Infrastructure, policy and regulatory developments

2019-08-28T14:25:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

Much of the focus on China’s Belt and Road programme has been on trade routes between Europe and Asia, but Chinese organisations are also investing in African infrastructure.

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Shifting sands of time: The changing nature of Saudi Arabia’s automotive industry

2019-08-21T15:18:00+01:00By Richard Brown

Changes to social and economic conditions, including the recent removal of a ban on female drivers, could give a welcome boost to the automotive industry in Saudi Arabia.

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Ghent on a roll with new rail terminal and crossdock

2019-07-30T08:31:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North Sea Port, the merged port authority at the European ports of Ghent, Vlissingen and Terneuzen, has signed a letter of intent with Turkish logistics firm Ekol Logistics and Belgian groupage firm Transuniverse Forwarding to build a multimodal site at Kluizendok, Ghent…

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Iran’s automotive industry left to rust

2019-07-17T13:14:00+01:00By Ian Henry

US-led sanctions have devastated Iran’s automotive industry, disrupting its supply of components and causing production to fall. Automotive Logistics assesses the damage

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Automotive Logistics to hold first Middle East and North Africa conference in Dubai

2019-07-16T13:13:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive Logistics is increasing its focus on the Middle East and Africa with a new conference and increased editorial coverage

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Spate of violent attacks against trucks in South Africa threatens automotive industry

2019-07-09T15:44:00+01:00By Gavin du Venage

South African truckers will hold a ‘Black Friday’ protest on July 12 to highlight a series of attacks across the country that has destroyed hundreds of vehicles and left dozens dead and injured.

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Blockchain: Potential unlocked?

2019-07-04T11:30:00+01:00By Malcolm Wheatley

Vehicle-makers, tier supplies and logistics providers are progressing with ‘digital ledger’ technology that provides greater visibility and control over complex supply chains