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    The end of the line?

    2017-05-03T13:04:00Z

    As the vehicle industry and market moves towards higher levels of electrification and connectivity, production experts anticipate a change from the traditional assembly line layout that has dominated the industry for nearly a century. Instead, OEMs are expected to increasingly orientate their plants and supply chains around more flexible, digitally ...

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    Ontario secures its place in Ford’s connected-car future

    2017-04-05T16:49:00Z

    Ford has announced a C$500m ($373m) research and development (R&D) investment in Canada’s Ontario territory, including the development of a research and engineering centre in the capital of Ottawa.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured here on the right), were both present at the official event announcing ...

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    UPS tests residential drone delivery

    2017-02-22T10:49:36Z

    In a move that could have implications for the last mile delivery of aftermarket parts to locations off the beaten track, global package delivery company UPS has tested a drone in the US that launches from the top of a UPS package van to autonomously deliver packages.According to the company ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:14:59Z

    BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a 'Connected Supply Chain' is truly sustainable In the search for emissions savings, a fully electric 40-tonne truck from logistics provider Scherm is being used to ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:47Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flowCarmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability and profits. ...

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    India’s Car Carrier Association vows to support new restrictions

    2016-11-15T13:06:16Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association (CCA) has passed a resolution calling for all 65 of its independent car haulier members across the country to comply with the new Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) on car transporters. The CCA’s membership accounts for 95% of the 15,000-plus car transporter fleet in the country. ...

  • Volkswagen Konzern setzt als einer der ersten Fahrzeughersteller auf den emissionsarmen LNG-Antrieb bei Fahrzeugtransporten per Schiff.
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    Volkswagen charters two LNG-powered vessels

    2016-10-05T13:05:50Z

    Volkswagen Group Logistics has agreed to charter two LNG-powered car-carrying vessels from Siem Car Carriers for its Europe-North America route, starting in 2019. The vessels, with a length of 200 metres and a width of 36 metres, will have a capacity of 4,500 vehicles each. The 12,600kW engine has been ...

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    GM fails to confirm plans for engine production in Mexico

    2016-09-27T15:14:46Z

    GM has declined to confirm a report by The New York Times that it will be moving an engine production operation from Mexico to Ontario as part of the labour agreement it reached recently with Canadian private sector union, Unifor. GM will close one of two assembly lines ...

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    Wallenius and Wilhelmsen restructure joint operations

    2016-09-06T13:03:12Z

    Scandinavian finished vehicle and breakbulk shipping lines Wallenius and Wilhelmsen have signed an agreement to establish a new ownership structure for their three jointly owned companies. The ownership of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Eukor Car Carriers and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) will be transferred to a new jointly owned ...

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    Box of delights

    2016-08-25T16:53:58Z

    A box is a box is a box, right? Well no, actually. Returnable container manufacturer Schoeller Allibert reveals that there is far more to returnable containers than four walls and a lid, if the sector is to keep up with its customers’ needs There isn’t an automotive company in the ...

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    UK car output hits 16-year high amid 'Brexit' concerns

    2016-08-01T12:21:23Z

    The UK passenger car market has enjoyed its best half-year performance in terms of vehicle production since 2000, latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown, manufacturing more than 897,000 cars – a rise of 13% on the same period last year. June saw the ...

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    JLR gets real about recycled aluminium loops

    2016-07-22T11:04:26Z

    Jaguar Land Rover is taking steps to increase the amount of recycled aluminium it uses. Automotive Logistics finds out more… JLR's target is to use 75% recycled aluminium in its body structures by 2020 Recycled material is playing a growing role in Jaguar Land Rover’s use of aluminium ...

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    Ford announces senior leadership changes

    2016-07-20T14:58:12Z

    Ford is making some top-level executive changes at its divisions in Europe and South America as a result of the imminent retirement of Barb Samardzich (pictured), vice-president and chief operating officer at Ford of Europe. Samardzich is retiring at the beginning of October after more than 26 years with the ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in FCA Qualitas awards

    2016-07-20T11:54:03Z

    Four awards recognising excellence in logistics and supply chain management have been handed out by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in Detroit, Michigan as part of the OEM’s sixth annual Qualitas awards for North American suppliers. FCA said the 23 awards recognised both production and non-production suppliers that not only demonstrated ...

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    Nissan exports from Japan still struggling despite a boost in May

    2016-07-06T10:53:11Z

    Nissan has recorded its first increase for six months in vehicle exports from Japan, with a rise in May of 19.5% year-on-year to 41,321 units. During the first five months of the year, however, global exports from the country were still down to 186,679 units, a decline of 13.5% compared ...

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    Faltering government exacerbates uncertainty in UK auto industry

    2016-06-29T14:43:31Z

    [Updated July 5th] The UK government is dithering in the political direction it will take following last week’s controversial vote to leave the European Union. That dithering is doing nothing to alleviate the uncertainty that has spread across the country’s automotive sector, from the OEMs and suppliers to the ...

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    FVL North America conference: Crossfire panel. Talking until the fat cows come home

    2016-06-14T14:36:21Z

    As declared by Sarah Amico, executive chairman of Jack Cooper, 2016 is a “fat cow year” for vehicle logistics. US sales are expected to reach a peak this year, rail and road capacity has been improved, while carmaker and logistics provider executives appear more ready than ever before to collaborate. ...

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    Schoeller Allibert opens new Poland production plant

    2016-06-01T13:18:50Z

    Schoeller Allibert, a supplier of reusable packaging, has opened a new production plant in Zabrze, Poland. The facility, which opened last month, covers more than 28,000sq.m and is located in the Katowice Special Economic Zone in the city. Within the facility, there is a 6,350sq.m production plant, where Schoeller Allibert ...

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    WWL adopts voluntary sulphur reduction policy across global ports

    2016-05-25T13:39:27Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has introduced a new sulphur policy governing the emissions from its ocean vessels, limiting the sulphur content of its fuel when at berth to less than 0.1% across all ports visited globally. The company is using marine gas oil and abatement – or scrubber – technology, to ...

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    BMW and Schneider Electric make it to Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

    2016-05-24T16:50:23Z

    Research and advisory firm Gartner has published its annual list of the top 25 supply chain companies. The only carmaker to appear in the list is BMW, which makes its first appearance in the ranking at number 22. Toyota, which was at 24 last year, has dropped out of the ...