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    Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

    2018-12-04T09:00:00Z

    While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including ...

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    British automotive industry finds new markets

    2018-11-28T11:32:43Z

    Asia was the fastest growing foreign market for the UK’s automotive sector last year, with the value of exported goods up 21% on 2016, a new survey has shown. The Asian increase helped lift the sector’s total exports to £40 billion ($51.5 billion) – a 26% increase in two years ...

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    FCA to set up parts centre at Rivalta

    2018-11-28T09:39:43Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is to turn the historic Fiat plant at Rivalta, near Turin, into a parts distribution centre (PDC) serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), among other markets. The new PDC in Italy will support customers at more than 5,000 locations, significantly improving delivery time to ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

  • Ford Starts European Production of the New EcoSport SUV in Romania to Meet Growing Customer Demand
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    Russia increases component exports

    2018-11-21T11:29:00Z

    Several automotive manufacturers in Russia are increasing component exports in line with plans announced at the beginning of this year. Joint venture Ford Sollers has doubled the number of different part lines it exports to the EU to 100 this year (compared to 50 in late 2017) and said it ...

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    Mitsubishi aims to expand production in Vietnam

    2018-11-20T16:27:44Z

    Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors is looking to start building vehicles from the ground up in Vietnam, rather than just assembling knockdown kits there, its CEO, Osamu Masuko, has announced. The company wants to establish a parts industry and supply chain within the country to support the new approach. According to ...

  • Ethiopia's 750km rail link
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    Peacing together new logistics

    2018-10-25T14:38:19Z

    The end of a longstanding conflict in the Horn of Africa is set to create new pathways into one of the potentially richest automotive markets in the continent; after two decades, Eritrea and Ethiopia have concluded a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The catalyst for peace ...

  • Euromed Panel I
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    European ro-ro providers to gain from Africa interest

    2018-10-09T13:02:42Z

    European ro-ro providers could benefit from fresh investment in Africa by Chinese and European automotive manufacturers, delegates at the Euro-Med convention, held by Grimaldi Group in the Greek capital of Athens at the beginning of October, were told. Chinese manufacturing investment in Africa, in particular, could provide a boost to ...

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    Fuso to build CKD plant in Thailand

    2018-09-18T17:26:06Z

    Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced it will construct a complete knockdown (CKD) assembly plant in Thailand. In a first stage, the unit will put together Fuso’s heavy-duty FJ 2528C trucks, launched in Thailand earlier this year and designed for the rapidly growing construction sector. Work on ...

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    Russians drop US dollar for components purchases

    2018-09-11T14:54:18Z

    Russian Trade and Industry minister Denis Manturov (pictured) has revealed that many Russian automotive manufacturers are increasingly using national currencies, rather than the US dollar, to pay for imported components. The move has been prompted by recent US sanctions on Russia. Several companies have so far announced the policy, trade ...

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    Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

    2018-08-22T14:36:37Z

    The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country.Car and light van production in Turkey has grown steadily in recent years, to around 1.4-1.5m vehicles ...

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    Port Canaveral on a roll

    2018-08-07T11:59:02Z

    Port Canaveral is now able to handle more finished vehicles thanks to a draft deepening project that allows post-Panamax ro-ro vessels to berth at the port. Late last month, the Floridian port accommodated vessels from Höegh Autoliners and NYK Line simultaneously, a first for the facility, which only started ...

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    BAIC opens compact SUV plant in South Africa

    2018-08-02T17:15:07Z

    Chinese vehicle-maker BAIC has officially opened its 11 billion rand ($834m) assembly plant in South Africa, which will start making the X25 compact SUV from imported semi-knockdown (SKD) kits in the fourth quarter of this year. BAIC has been exporting the vehicle to South Africa from China since 2017.The plant, ...

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    Mercedes-Benz boosts local sourcing in South Africa

    2018-07-16T12:43:46Z

    Mercedes-Benz is enlarging its supply chain within South Africa as it expands production at its plant in East London, on the country’s east coast. The OEM has added 35 new suppliers based in South Africa to the plant’s supply chain, with seven being tier one suppliers and three sequencing suppliers. ...

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    DHL Freight opens warehouse in Manisa

    2018-07-09T10:27:23Z

    DHL Freight has opened a logistics warehouse at Manisa Industrial Park, near the Turkish city of Izmir, in response to what it said was a growing demand for services in the country. "Manisa is not only home to one of the first logistics parks in Turkey, it is also an ...

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    Africa awakes

    2018-07-05T17:24:00Z

    Africa’s vehicle production and distribution sector still trails much of the rest of the world, but the signs are that this is beginning to change

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    Mercedes-Benz to expand South African plant

    2018-07-04T14:57:16Z

    German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz Cars is to spend €600m ($697m) on the assembly of the next generation of C-Class models at its plant in East London, South Africa.Factory space for passenger vehicle production will increase by two-thirds and include new logistic warehouses, paint and body shops and an upgrade of the ...

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    Brexit’s unaccustomed burdens

    2018-06-27T11:50:00Z

    Nine months before the UK’s planned departure from the European Union, uncertainty over customs arrangements is emerging as one of the major concerns of manufacturers – perhaps just as much, if not more so, than the prospect of tariffs and taxes. The risks and impacts from delays in logistics flows ...

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    Turkish exports continue to rise

    2018-06-12T10:16:01Z

    Turkey’s automotive exports have risen 17% so far this year to reach a value of $13.9 billion, fresh figures from the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters' Association (OİB) have shown. In May – the country’s 28th month of continuous automotive export growth – automotive exports were worth $2.8 billion, up 8% ...

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    GM’s Holden says Australian plant will close down in October

    2017-01-16T12:41:30Z

    General Motors Australia subsidiary Holden will produce more than 30,000 vehicles at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia before shutting the site down on October 20th. The brand, which already imports most of its models, will continue to ship cars in from Europe, North America and Asia after local production ...