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    Electricity crisis hits South Africa’s automotive industry

    2019-03-20T10:43:00Z

    Rolling power cuts across South Africa are threatening the automotive logistics chain, as the country’s overburdened state electricity provider Eskom struggles to meet the needs of business. Vehicle sales are down as consumer confidence has fallen and automotive manufacturers are keeping production going by sacrificing non-essential plant functions. President ...

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    UECC invests in battery hybrid PCTC

    2019-03-13T12:20:00Z

    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract for two new-generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with China Ship Building Trading Company and the Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The first vessel is planned for delivery in 2021, and UECC has options for two more PCTCs. F eature ...

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    Dachser moving spare parts to Germany for Volvo

    2019-03-13T11:30:00Z

    German logistics provider Dachser has signed a contract to transport spare parts from Volvo Car’s Torslanda assembly plant in Sweden, to the OEM’s warehouses in Germany. As part of the contract, Volvo is now able to load a full trailer with spare parts for Germany as the orders are ...

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    CNH Industrial produces its first 3D-printed spare parts

    2019-03-13T10:53:00Z

    Commercial and agricultural vehicle manufacturer, CNH Industrial, has created its first components using 3D printing. The company produced four spare parts printed in plastic for fitment on buses and agricultural equipment, though it did not specify exactly which parts those were. It is ...

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    Russian vehicle imports hit a bump in the road

    2019-03-13T10:42:12Z

    Vehicle imports to Russia have been growing for almost two years alongside the recovery in sales in the domestic market. In 2018, the country imported 293,100 finished vehicles, up almost 10% compared with the same period the previous year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. The value of vehicles ...

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    Basset takes helm at PSA Retail

    2019-03-13T10:25:31Z

    Eric Basset became director of PSA Retail on March 11, taking charge of PSA Retail SAS, which manages the group’s car distribution assets in France. The business operates 138 sales outlets in France’s largest cities, marketing the Peugeot, Citroën, DS Automobiles and Opel brands. It has nearly 5,000 employees dealing ...

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    Audi trials used car batteries in factory vehicles

    2019-03-12T16:37:15Z

    Audi is trialling fork-lift trucks and tow tractors powered by used lithium-ion batteries at its main plant in Ingolstadt, Germany. The development is the latest stage in the company's research to find second uses for used batteries. L ike all OEMs , Audi is obliged by law to take ...

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    MG Motor helps BCA hit record figures

    2019-03-12T12:08:13Z

    MG Motor’s decision to expand operations through the Portbury docks in Bristol, UK has helped push weekly volumes to a new high for its logistics provider BCA. For the week beginning February 11, BCA handled more than 12,250 vehicles, an 11% increase on its previous record in 2016. The company ...

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    Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

    2019-03-04T16:18:49Z

    Tesla is closing all of its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model in an effort to lower overheads and find cost efficiencies across the business. The carmaker hopes this will help it to deliver its Model 3 product at a lower price of $35,000 (£26,400) and therefore ...

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    Russian exports rise but subsidies in doubt

    2019-02-26T15:17:21Z

    Russia exported vehicles and parts worth $3.38 billion last year, an 11% increase compared with 2017, according to new research from the Russian analytical agency Auto News. Information from Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry indicates that the majority of export sales remain within the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and ...

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    How IoT is the next step in tracking components

    2019-02-26T14:22:00Z

    As vehicles incorporate more new technologies and highly sophisticated components, it has become increasingly complicated and expensive to ship these parts. Consequently, the risks for OEM shipments have increased proportionately. A sea container packed with $20,000 worth of car engines may take six weeks, or even longer, to travel from ...

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    Trump delays tariff hike on Chinese imports

    2019-02-26T11:09:32Z

    US president Donald Trump tweeted late on Sunday (February 24) that he would be delaying the planned increase in tariffs on imports from China, including automotive goods, which were scheduled to rise from 10% to 25% on Friday (March 1). Trump said there had been “substantial progress” in what were ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to boost visibility via blockchain

    2019-02-26T09:07:07Z

    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a partnership with contract management software provider Icertis to improve transparency in its supply chain and procurement via the use of blockchain technology. Blockchain technology, which creates a distributed electronic ledger, allows parties involved in the supply chain to view, share and update critical documents such ...

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    Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics

    2019-02-25T12:06:04Z

    South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th. Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. ...

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    ProAct names Fuss as head of new European team

    2019-02-25T10:39:47Z

    Christian Fuss (pictured) will be managing director of ProAct Europe, which UK-based supply chain software provider ProAct International is setting up in Germany. Fuss has more than 25 years’ experience in supply chain management and automotive logistics, including as vice-president, head of supply chain management, Europe, Middle East, Russia and ...

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    PSA invests in China’s used car sector

    2019-02-20T12:20:43Z

    Groupe PSA has invested in Chinese company FengChe, which provides supply chain management services, designed to improve used car dealers’ business operations. The OEM's investment has not been disclosed, but is significant, according to a spokesperson for the carmaker. Nevertheless, FengChe remains the majority shareholder and its management structure is ...

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    Škoda Scala production starts in Czech Republic

    2019-02-19T16:20:18Z

    The all-new Scala has started rolling off the assembly line at Škoda’s Mladá Boleslav plant, in the Czech Republic – the first model from the company based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform. Production of the Scala, which was designed and developed in Mladá Boleslav, involves certain components being produced ...

  • Peyman Kargar, senior vice-president and chairman of the Africa, Middle East and India region for Nissan
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    Supply lines key to new Nissan plant in Algeria

    2019-02-19T15:13:06Z

    Nissan is looking to develop a components supply chain in Algeria to support the construction of its new car plant in the North African country with local partner Groupe Hasnaoui. “Using our Japanese engineering expertise, we will build a manufacturing hub and work to develop the supplier industry,” said Peyman ...

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    Porsche warns Brexit could force prices up in the UK

    2019-02-18T16:38:03Z

    Porsche has warned its customers in the UK that they could face a 10% hike in the cost of cars delivered after the Brexit deadline, as a result of the duties that may be imposed. “As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty ...

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    Oliver Loch moves to Kerry Logistics as MD of Germany

    2019-02-18T12:32:40Z

    Oliver Loch (pictured) has taken over as MD at Kerry Logistics’ division in Germany. He replaces Ronnie Kempf, who has left the company. Loch brings 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector to the position and moves from rival logistics provider Rhenus, where he was an international ...