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    What to watch in 2017


    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots…North AmericaWhich way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or import rules, though it ...

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    BLG move to Bronka is a vote of confidence in Russia


    German logistics provider BLG Logistics and LLC Fenix, the owner and operator of the Russian port of Bronka, have signed an open-ended agreement for the handling of finished vehicles through the port.Vehicle-handling activity will move into full swing in 2017 in an early sign of confidence in the recovery of ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval


    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Mixed reaction over Russian plans to double truck tolls


    The Russian government has confirmed plans to double the charges on trucks of 12 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) and more under its Platon Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) scheme.The move will see truck tolls rise from 1.53 roubles/km ($0.024) to 3.06 roubles/km by the middle of 2017. A draft decree ...

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    Russia car market up for first time in two years; exports also rise


    Domestic car sales in Russia grew in November for the first time in almost two years, data from the Association of European Business (AEB) have indicated. According to the AEB, sales grew 0.6% year-on-year in November, after falls of 2.6% in October, 10.9% in September and 18% in August.“November sales ...

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    Avtovaz calls for strategic alliance in Russia to deal with parts costs


    Russia carmaker Avtovaz has suggested the creation of a common components platform that would be shared by domestic carmakers and parts suppliers in an effort to cut the burden of production and logistics costs.The carmaker recently sent a proposal to the government in which one of the possible options for ...

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    Eckl leaves Ford after four decades for Tablogix


    Alfred Eckl (pictured), operations manager parts supply & logistics at Ford Europe, has left the firm after 44 years to join Russian logistics company Tablogix as its business development director.Eckl first joined Ford in Germany as an apprentice in 1972, going on to work in the quality control department in ...

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    Russian overcapacity forces some strategic changes in logistics


    Overcapacity in the Russian automotive market looks set to be a long-term problem, the Russian Economic Development Ministry has admitted, and is starting to prompt changes to supply chain strategy.By 2020, the gap between production capacity across Russia’s automotive plants and sales volumes there will remain at 1m cars a ...

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    DB Schenker pays out over allegations of bribery in Russia; Ford still under investigation


    The German authorities have reached a settlement with logistics provider DB Schenker over allegations that Russian customs officials in the port of St Petersburg were bribed between 2010 and mid-2012 to speed up the passage of automotive parts to Ford’s plant in the area. However, the authorities have confirmed that ...

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    GM stays tight-lipped over plans for production in St Petersburg


    GM has declined to comment on suggestions that production at its plant in St Petersburg could restart by the end of the year.Production was stopped at the plant back in mid-2015 because GM could see no likelihood of improvement in the Russian market on the horizon.Comments made recently by policymakers ...

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    Rail transport in Russia: Tracking the downturn


    Rail transport of finished vehicles in Russia is dropping fast under the combined pressure of rising charges, falling state subsidies and dwindling demand for new vehiclesRail transport of finished vehicles in Russia is falling fast – faster even than a new vehicle market that has virtually collapsed over the past ...

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    Hyundai Glovis and TransContainer join forces on Russian parts


    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, and Russian intermodal container operator TransContainer have begun using a new block train between Vostochny port and Shushary station in St Petersburg.The train, which carried out its inaugural run at the start of September, is being used to transport auto parts to the Hyundai ...

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    Supply problems hit Avtovaz production in Russia


    Russian carmaker Avtovaz is facing serious ongoing supply problems to its plants in the country. Last week (September 6th) it was forced to stop the line at its joint venture plant with GM in Togliatti because of disruption to inbound parts supply for the Chevrolet Niva. Two days later several ...

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    Toyota begins RAV4 production in St Petersburg


    Toyota has begun producing the RAV4 compact SUV at its plant in St Petersburg alongside its ongoing production of the Camry sedan there, following an investment of 9.7 billion roubles ($149m) to double plant capacity. The move was originally announced in March.Previously the RAV4 was imported into Russia as a ...

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    VW begins exporting Polos from Russia to Mexico


    Volkswagen has confirmed it has begun exporting finished Polo sedan models from Russia to Mexico.A spokesperson for the carmaker said the current economic situation on the Russian market meant VW was “considering all possible export opportunities”. The initial export volume comes to just “a few hundred” he added.The move follows ...

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    Ford reveals five-year deal in Russia with Vectura


    [Updated July 28th] Uncertainty in the Russian automotive market has left many firms unwilling to enter into long-term agreements, but Ford and Vectura – the Russian branch of Polish finished vehicle logistics provider Adampol – have revealed a new five-year contract signed back in September that will see Vectura handling ...

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    Daimler granted preliminary approval for new plant near Moscow


    Daimler has applied to Russia’s Ministry of Industry for a special investment contract (SIC) to start assembling Mercedes-Benz passenger cars at a site near Moscow by 2018. Regional governor Andrey Vorobiev said at a recent press conference that the plant would be located near Sheremetyevo International Airport and would have ...

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    Russia: Too little, too late?


    [sta_anchor id="1"]Russia’s softening of localisation requirements for carmakers is a welcome step forward but it may not help the country’s flagging automotive sector as much the government would likeUntil recently, the Russian government was standing firm on the localisation requirements it had agreed with carmakers, even as the market virtually ...

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    Russia begins to ease restrictions on Turkish imports


    A number of players in the Russian automotive sector are beginning to report an easing in the additional customs restrictions that have been used to target parts imports from Turkey since two of its F-16 fighters shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber near the Syrian border late last year.In the ...

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    Russia conference: Why forecasts are futile in the finished vehicle sector


    The Russian car market could easily face a sudden shortage of transporter capacity if vehicle sales recover over the next three years, those attending last week’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference were warned.The current crisis in the Russian car market is having a serious impact on the vehicle transporter sector, with ...