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    Fighting back against fake parts

    2020-01-28T11:46:00Z

    Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.

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    Gallega opens supply chain hub in UAE industrial zone

    2019-06-19T12:46:00Z

    Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Gallega Global Logistics has expanded in its home country of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by opening a hub to meet growing regional demand for automotive supply chain services. Spread across 325,000 sq.m in the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), the ...

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    In the service of free trade

    2019-04-04T15:59:00Z

    Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

  • Nissan 1m exports from Thailand
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    Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

    2019-01-22T09:34:00Z

    Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV. Foreign sales by the OEM from Thailand began with a Frontier sent to Australia in 1999. Since then, Nissan’s Thai ...

  • Ethiopia's 750km rail link
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    Peacing together new logistics

    2018-10-25T14:38:19Z

    The end of a longstanding conflict in the Horn of Africa is set to create new pathways into one of the potentially richest automotive markets in the continent; after two decades, Eritrea and Ethiopia have concluded a conflict that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. The catalyst for peace ...

  • VirginHyperloopOne_4
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    The future of logistics?

    2018-10-01T15:31:00Z

    A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change. By loading ...

  • AUTOTERMINAL KHALIFA PORT
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    Autoterminal and Abu Dhabi Ports set up new terminal

    2018-02-20T13:00:11Z

    Spanish terminal operator Autoterminal, part of the Noatum Maritime Group, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to set up a joint venture car terminal at Khalifa port. The joint venture will be called Autoterminal Khalifa Port and will handle vehicle imports and ...

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    What3words: Innovative addressing solution

    2018-02-06T10:29:00Z

    Innovative addressing solution aptly summarises the product the founders of a start-up came up with over three years ago. It also happens to be the co-ordinates of an exact 3m x 3m location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The original concept that would become What3words ...

  • Emirates SkyWheels
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    Emirates SkyWheels flies first UAE designed and built car to Le Mans

    2017-06-19T16:12:41Z

    Emirates SkyWheels, part of the SkyCargo freight division, flew the United Arab Emirates’ first ever locally designed and built vehicle for exhibition at the 24 hour Le Mans race held in France over the weekend. Equation Composites is the first car company to have acquired a vehicle manufacturing licence in ...