Policy and Regulation

Rules and initiatives influencing trade, environment, technology and business.

Policy and Regulation News

Ultima_Report_Cover_02

Report: Climate Change vs. Carmakers

2019-09-20T00:35:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

In our second report from Ultima Media’s automotive business intelligence team, we focus on climate change mitigation policies around the world with a particular focus on the most stringent and imminent EU CO2 emissions targets predicting the financial consequences of the legislation upon the OEMs, the impact upon the wider supply chain and the opportunities that arise from the legislation.

US light vehicle sales, PWC forecast

US automotive market to struggle against backdrop of global challenges

2019-09-17T17:37:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Vehicle sales in the US are predicted to slow down from next year, and with a possible recession on the way carmakers and their suppliers could face a difficult few years, delegates heard at last week’s 20th Automotive Logistics Global Detroit conference.On top of that the push towards electric vehicles ...

Opening_shot

AL Global Detroit report: Dark times ahead for US automotive industry

2019-09-17T14:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As overall US vehicle sales slow down and EV sales remain stagnant, there are concerns that some OEMs are chasing new-generation technologies at the expense of their existing business – potentially setting up a ‘make or break’ scenario in the near future.

CO2 emission regulations

Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

2019-09-17T08:00:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across the supply chain and OEM investment plans, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media.

US China trade war

Trade wars compound economic risks for automotive supply chain

2019-09-13T19:24:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on the automotive supply chain, according to a new report by Automotive from Ultima Media’s new business intelligence unit.

Oil refinery

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.

Offloading copy

A rake’s progress in India: How one 3PL is growing rail services for finished vehicles

2019-09-10T14:25:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

APLL Vascor started providing dedicated finished vehicle rail transport in India in 2014. On its fifth anniversary, the company talks to Automotive Logistics about the journey so far – and how the country’s regulatory climate is increasingly supportive of rail transport.

Ultima global business intelligence report 1 cover

Report: Automotive headwinds align into a perfect storm

2019-09-08T08:48:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Ultima Media’s new business intelligence team forecasts global vehicle sales by powertrain over the next decade, with analysis of the trends reshaping the automotive industry and supply chain. 

African streets

Into Africa: China’s ambitions for a transcontinental logistics network

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.

IMG_7186

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.

Russian_parts_warehouse

Russian trade ministry proposes record-breaking state aid for parts suppliers

2019-08-20T11:03:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is proposing to fund the country’s automotive parts suppliers with a bailout package worth $3 billion to secure supply in the face of US sanctions

GMPTUZ workers

Can Central Asia be transformed into an automotive hub?

2019-08-14T11:32:00+01:00By Ian Henry

Two of the largest former soviet republics, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, have set their sights on growing an automotive sector as they industrialise and modernise their economies. These Cental Asian nations are now focusing on strengthening their supply bases to boost local production.

575_190807_UM_FVL_Baltimore

Sizing up growth opportunities in a changing market

2019-08-13T15:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

US ports and logistics providers are being challenged by a consumer shift towards bigger vehicles, while OEMs are operating under the shadow of global trade wars. Speakers at the 2019 FVL Import Export in Baltimore discussed the obstacles and the opportunities

62b85473bd47a92ecaaa3325ab815a49

Russia takes a slice of the new Silk Road

2019-08-07T15:14:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business

brexit-flag-jigsaw

The facts don't support the idea of 'global Britain'

2019-08-07T10:31:00+01:00By Ian Henry

One of the claims repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. But this view fails to take into account how the global automotive industry works – and, specifically, the UK’s place in it. Let’s look at the facts.

Olga Stepanova

Q&A with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

2019-08-05T14:21:00+01:00By Vladislav Vorotnikov

As vehicle shipments increase on overland routes between Europe and China, Russian companies such as the state-owned RZD are aiming to capitalise on the new business. Automotive Logistics discusses the development of a new Silk Road with Olga Stepanova, sales director of RZD Logistics

Ellesmere_Port_Vauxhall

Contingency costs for Brexit exceed £330m while automotive investment plummets

2019-07-31T12:05:00+01:00By Joanne Perry

The UK automotive industry has already spent at least £330m ($401m) on contingency plans to cover the country’s departure from the EU, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). At the same time, investment has stalled as automotive manufacturers brace themselves for Brexit and big investors fear a no-deal scenario, said the SMMT’s CEO, Mike Hawes, at a press conference in London…

shutterstock_car_charge

Tri-Wall secures government funding to proceed with Libris project

2019-07-30T15:19:00+01:00By Barry Cross

Packaging specialist Tri-Wall Europe has secured funding of more than £700,000 ($874,000) from the UK government’s Faraday Battery Challenge scheme, aimed at driving research and innovation into the country’s industrial strategy and a crucial part of the UK’s efforts towards net zero emissions. The scheme brings business and academia together ...

Ian Henry, Crop

Non-EU markets will not save UK automotive in a no-deal Brexit

2019-07-30T11:05:00+01:00By Ian Henry

One of the regular mantras repeated by proponents of Brexit is that ‘global Britain’ will be able to exploit the many opportunities of free trade open to it when the country leaves the EU, whether on World Trade Organization (WTO) terms or not. As far as the UK’s automotive manufacturing ...

_DSC2987

A letter to the UK’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson, from the SMMT

2019-07-26T08:49:00+01:00By Mike Hawes

Mike Hawes, CEO of the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) explains to the country’s new leader why the automotive industry should be one of his top priorities, especially in the drive to deliver Brexit.

Join the conversation

follow me on twitter follow me on twitter follow me on facebook