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  • AvtoVaz_assembly
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    Russian car industry caught between coronavirus and currency fluctuations

    2020-03-20T10:02:00Z

    Automotive plants in Russia are reported to be running out of components as supply shortages caused by the coronavirus continue out of China and South Korea, and disruption spreads across Europe. At the same time the Russian ruble has hit a four-year low against the US dollar, which is taking its toll on production costs

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    Volkswagen contracts Tablogix for PDC in Russia

    2020-03-11T11:50:00Z

    Russian warehousing and distribution provider Tablogix has a new five-year contract with VW to provide same-day and next-day parts deliveries from the carmaker’s parts distribution centre in Chekov to dealers and service centres in Russia, and neighbouring countries

  • Car transporter, Russia
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    Russia: still supporting exports

    2020-03-09T17:46:00Z

    As its domestic market stagnates, Russia is continuing to seek growth abroad and is subsidising the export of vehicles and parts – at a cost of more than $60m a year. The  government is seemingly succeeding in its ambition of turning the country into a fully fledged automotive exporter, as its official target is to establish exports of at least 240,000 vehicles per year by 2025 – ideally up to 400,000 – and recent growth in this segment suggests that these figures could be within reach.

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    Kamaz struggles to make good on export plans

    2020-03-04T11:01:00Z

    Russian truckmaker Kamaz is planning to boost sales overseas by nearly 35% this year, compared to 2019, amounting to 6,700 trucks based on exports and overseas production.

  • Forenso, BLG
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    Water woes: how European river transport projects have ground to a halt

    2020-02-10T16:48:00Z

    In Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland the authorities are embarking on big projects aimed at boosting cargo flows along key rivers. Potentially, this could provide more opportunities for the European finished vehicle logistics industry, but for a number of reasons it is not clear that river transport in the region will become more popular.

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    BMW plans for local assembly in Russia hit a dead end

    2020-02-03T14:28:00Z

    BMW’s plans to invest in a local assembly plant in Kaliningrad, Russia have been shelved following its failure to agree on investment terms with the local authority. Stefan Teuchert, CEO of BMW Group Russia, said  inconsistencies in government policy at the federal level meant it was unable to reach a conclusion. Avtotor will continue to build vehicles from SKD imports under contract

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    Gedia hit by “massive cyber-attack”

    2020-01-27T14:58:00Z

    Gedia Automotive Group has been the victim of a cyber-attack by a gang using ransomware known as Sodinokibi…

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    Russia to tie vehicle utilisation fee to local production

    2020-01-24T15:23:00Z

    The Russian government is changing the rules of its utilisation scheme, through which it allocates state aid for the reimbursement of fees paid by carmakers that are intended to cover eventual vehicle recycling charges. Carmakers in the country are divided over whether linking the utilisation scheme to the localisation programme is fair.

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    Russia to help fund localisation of parts production

    2020-01-03T17:24:00Z

    The Russian government will allocate state support over the next five years to companies investing in the latest technology who agree to produce parts for more than one OEM, according to a new automotive industry development strategy

  • Zetta_EV
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    Russia begins serial production of Zetta EV supported by export trade

    2019-12-11T14:51:00Z

    The Russian government has started serial production of the state-owned Zetta electric vehicle (EV) at a plant in Togliatti, with the first models expected to hit the market in early 2020. Russian Industry and Trade Ministry Denis Manturov said the new EVs are expected to be ...

  • NSR is still captured in ice for the most time of the year
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    Fresh floes: What does the Northern Sea Route mean for automotive logistics?

    2019-11-29T10:14:00Z

    The Northern Sea Route (NSR), a growing shipping lane linking South-East Asia with Northern Europe through Arctic waters, is set to become a competitor to the Suez Channel for cargo delivery between these two regions. Russian authorities believe that the NSR would could be used for all types of cargo – and automotive product, both parts and vehicles, would be no exception.

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    Record-breaking logistics subsidies boost Russian automotive exports

    2019-11-27T08:46:00Z

    According to figures from the Russian Federal Customs Service (RFCS), during the first nine months of 2019, Russia exported 73,400 finished vehicles worth $1 billion, an increase in volume of almost 28% compared to the same period in 2018. This year the Russian government has allocated ...

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    Gaz launches assembly in Vietnam as US sanctions are postponed

    2019-11-11T17:31:00Z

    Gaz is about to begin assembly of its Citiline minibus in Vietnam from exported CKD kits and has had another stay of execution from the threatened sanctions it and its trade partners face from US Trump administration

  • Gefco_Paris_October_01
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    Gefco launches latest digital services in Europe

    2019-10-28T16:44:00Z

    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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    Russia confirms logistics subsidies for car deliveries from Far East

    2019-10-22T08:59:00Z

    The Russian federal government has introduced “long-term logistics subsidies” on vehicles transported to the European side of the country from the Far East, to be in place by December 1 this year. The latest development appears to repeal the decision announced by Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak in April of 2018 ...

  • Sollers supply scheme
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    Stretching to the limit: How Sollers and Lorus move finished vehicles across Russia

    2019-10-11T11:03:00Z

    For the Russian carmaker Sollers the importance of effective logistics hardly can be overemphasised. With a distance of up to 8,000km (4,971 miles) between its main production assets in European Russia and the Far East, a widespread network of more than 100 tier one suppliers both in and outside Russia, plus worldwide export operations, costs and lead times within the supply chain clearly make a big difference to the company.

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    Gaz cutting shifts in face of US sanctions and worsening Russian LCV market

    2019-10-09T10:19:00Z

    Russian vehicle maker Gaz could cut shifts at its plants this month as commercial vehicle sales continue to slump and the US readies to apply sanctions on businesses owned by Oleg Deripaska

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    Russian vehicle sales take another dip as tax, tariffs and fees take their toll

    2019-09-24T15:24:00Z

    Increasing taxation, rising tariffs and shrinking state aid in Russia are compounding the impact of falling vehicle sales and causing headaches for the finished vehicle market in the country

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    Turkish automotive exports to Russia on the rise

    2019-09-16T13:47:00Z

    MIMS AutoMechanika Turkey is set to increase automotive exports to Russia over the next several years under the upcoming trade liberalisation arrangement between the two countries. Speaking during the recent MIMS Automechanika Moscow Fair, Orhan Sabuncu, vice-chairman of the Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters Association (OİB), ...

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    Avtovaz makes changes to senior supply chain management

    2019-09-03T09:05:00Z

    Mikhail Ryabov (pictured) has been appointed executive vice-president for vehicle production and supply chain management at Russian vehicle maker Avtovaz. Ryabov moves from his role as vice-president for vehicle production and takes over the new role from Ales Bratoz. Mikhail Ryabov is the new executive vice-president for ...