All UK articles – Page 4

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    MG Motor calls time on assembly at Longbridge

    2016-09-28T10:15:22Z

    MG Motor UK is to cease final assembly of cars later this year at Longbridge, in the UK, after parent company SAIC Motor decided to move the operation to China. In a statement issued on Friday (September 23 rd ) MG said the decision had been taken as part of ...

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    UK government rail freight plan to target automotive sector

    2016-09-21T11:41:24Z

    The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined a new rail freight strategy aiming in part to target the long-term growth potential of industry sectors that are currently underdeveloped and subject to network constraints – including automotive. The DfT’s rail freight strategy is part of an overall government commitment ...

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    Brexit: Who’s in the driving seat... and where are we going?

    2016-09-20T15:07:31Z

    With the dust far from settled after a shock UK referendum result in favour of leaving the European Union, we assess the country’s future trade possibilities and their implications for the automotive logistics industry In this story... Shock to the system Gauntlet to government Cuts on the ...

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    Alex Katsouris joins Air Partner’s freight division

    2016-09-07T12:47:38Z

    Time-critical air freight services provider, Air Partner, has appointed Alex Katsouris (pictured) as business development manager in its freight division. Katsouris, who is currently based in the UK, moves from his role as automotive logistics division director for Europartners in Mexico, where he also played a leading role in the ...

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    Calais blockade disrupts freight between UK and France

    2016-09-07T12:23:08Z

    A protest by truck drivers and farmers in France has thrown freight movements through the port of Calais into disarray, leading to delays into and out of France and the UK. The protest, which began this week as a ‘go-slow’ drive on the A16, the main route into Calais and ...

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    Brexit vote leads Opel to cut output in Germany

    2016-08-22T10:21:37Z

    GM’s Opel division is cutting production at two of its plants in Germany as a consequence of the UK’s vote in June to leave the European Union (EU). The company said it was anticipating slower sales of the Corsa and Insignia models and that this would affect production at the ...

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    Honda begins exports of Civic hatchback from UK to US

    2016-08-17T14:29:07Z

    Honda’s division in the UK has started exports of the new generation Civic hatchback from its plant in Swindon to the US via the port of Southampton. The Civic is due to arrive at dealers in the US by September this year via an ocean service provided by K-Line. Honda ...

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    Lookers expands dealer network with Drayton buyout

    2016-08-15T14:38:56Z

    UK car dealer group Lookers is buying its rival Warwick Holdings, which trades as Drayton Group, for £55.4m ($71m). Drayton provides car sales and aftermarket services for Mercedes-Benz in the West Midlands region of the UK. The buyout includes seven dealerships, bringing the number of Lookers Mercedes-Benz locations 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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    ARS Altmann begins finished vehicle services in the UK

    2016-07-27T14:56:00Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann will begin road-based deliveries in the UK in August, following the delivery of its first 20 car transporters this month. The move follows the company’s establishment of a subsidiary in the UK last year. The first 20 transporters are made up of trailers ...

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    STVA and GB Railfreight move cars through Channel Tunnel

    2016-07-27T14:36:28Z

    For the first time in five years, a train transporting finished vehicles has travelled through the Channel Tunnel on a route from the UK to Belgium, Groupe Eurotunnel has revealed. GB Railfreight, the rail freight subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel, provided the train on behalf of European automotive transport specialist STVA ...

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    Inventory inversed

    2016-07-22T11:37:20Z

    Changes in technology, economics and attitudes are driving a resurgence of interest in vendor managed inventory programmes among automotive manufacturersProduction lines need availability, not inventory. Manufacturers’ primary concern is that each individual part is a good one and that it is ready by the line when the assembly robot or ...

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    BCA continues buyout spree by snapping up Paragon

    2016-07-20T12:20:57Z

    UK-based automotive service group BCA has bought rival UK transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive for £105m ($138.5m). The buyout is subject to further 'earn-out payments' of up to £30m, based on the achievement of financial and market targets, according to BCA. BCA said the latest buyout was an important ...

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    JCB renews transport management contract with 3T Logistics

    2016-07-13T09:51:16Z

    Construction equipment maker JCB has renewed its contract with transport management provider 3T Logistics for a further two years. The company has been managing the transport of aftermarket parts for JCB to international markets since 2008. It is working with JCB’s aftermarket division – JCB Service – providing transport management ...

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    UK government investing £250m in M20 truck park

    2016-07-11T14:48:28Z

    Potential truck park sites – click to enlarge The UK government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has given the go-ahead for a truck park to be built near Stanford in Kent, on the M20 motorway, that will be capable of holding 3,600 trucks. The park will be used to ease ...

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    ABP boss calls for 'bold' ports policy after Brexit vote

    2016-07-11T11:00:28Z

    The UK government needs to respond with a “bold, ambitious and visionary” ports policy in the wake of the country’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), the nation’s biggest port operator has warned. Speaking to members of Parliament last week, ABP chief executive James Cooper said the government must ...

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    Vecsera replaces Balayn as MD of Gefco UK

    2016-07-06T14:49:25Z

    Zsolt Vecsera (pictured) has taken over as managing director of Gefco UK. He replaces Tristan Balayn, who has moved to a new role at the transport and logistics company as director of international development for the EuroMed zone. Vecsera has moved to the UK from his role as managing director ...

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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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    Brexit shockwaves go through the supply chain

    2016-06-24T12:11:08Z

    For the automotive logistics sector, there was a cruel but telling irony in where the strength of the British vote to leave the EU on June 23rd first emerged. Around midnight, in one of the first areas to announce its results, the north-east city of Sunderland revealed that 61% of ...

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    EU Referendum: crunch time for the car sector

    2016-06-22T14:03:42Z

    On Thursday (June 23rd) this week the UK will vote on whether it is staying in the European Union (EU) or not. As the clock ticks down on the deadline, more carmakers have been voicing their concerns about what an exit could mean for their businesses and for the automotive ...