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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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NYK boosts ro-ro service from Europe to South America

2020-03-02T15:48:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

NYK Line is starting a new, direct monthly ro-ro service from Europe to South America’s west coast in April this year. It supplements the existing service NYK that was set up in 2018 and runs monthly between Europe and South America, which includes transhipment at Panama

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MRS Logística targets Rio automotive hub

2020-01-28T11:33:00+00:00By Barry Cross

Brazilian rail operator MRS Logística is looking into ways of providing better logistics solutions for the Sul Fluminense automotive hub in the state of Rio de Janeiro

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Puerto Bahía increases PDI services for vehicle import

2019-10-31T17:35:00+00:00By Barry Cross

The Colombian port of Bahia is increasing its provision of PDI services for inbound finished vehicles

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Gefco launches latest digital services in Europe

2019-10-28T16:44:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics provider Gefco held a meeting in the French capital Paris last week to provide details of its ongoing digital supply chain strategy and the launch of two new services that support the freight and finished vehicle sectors: Chronotruck and Moveecar…

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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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GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

2019-10-09T09:22:00+01:00By Barry Cross

In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...

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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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Alfonso Sancha takes lead purchasing role at Seat

2019-08-27T13:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Alfonso Sancha (pictured) will take over as Seat’s executive vice-president for purchasing effective September 1, moving from his current position as head of purchasing of metal parts for parent company, the Volkswagen Group.

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Groupe PSA results show significant losses in China and Iran

2019-07-30T13:41:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Groupe PSA has released worldwide sales results for the first half of the year that show a decline of 12.7% on the same period in 2018, down to 1.9m vehicles, principally caused by the suspension of the carmaker’s activity in Iran and losses in China…

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Chris Conner to take top job at AAPA

2019-07-30T10:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chris Conner is replacing Kurt Nagle as CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The former CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take on the new role in mid-October, though will start on September 23, working alongside Nagle during the transition…

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Nissan Sunderland exports new Leaf to Australia and South America

2019-07-24T10:13:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan has started delivering volumes of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) to Australia and South America. The cars are being exported from the carmaker’s Sunderland plant in the UK…

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Motoring on: Brazil’s heavyweight OEMs prepare for growth

2019-05-20T10:20:00+01:00By Tony Danby

Brazilian truck and bus sales picked up strongly last year following the country’s long recession, and now both OEMs and logistics providers are hoping the trend continues 

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Honda starts production at Itirapina plant in Brazil

2019-03-06T10:01:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese carmaker Honda has begun operations at its Itirapina assembly plant, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

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The long way home

2019-01-22T12:24:00+00:00By Jonathan Ward

For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal.

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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.