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    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster

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    Ford to export Transit Custom diesel engines from UK to Turkey

    2021-04-06T10:36:00Z

    Ford has announced its engine plant in Dagenham, UK will export diesel engines for the next generation of Ford Transit Custom vans built in Turkey.

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    Mini gets more sustainable on inbound moves with Imperial

    2021-03-29T14:54:00Z

    BMW is benefitting from more sustainable inbound logistics at its Mini plant in Oxford, UK thanks to the deployment by its transport provider, Imperial Logistics, of a new fleet of 18 trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG). The trucks are being used to transport parts, including engines, from suppliers on 15 routes across the UK into the Oxford plant. 

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    Jaguar Land Rover reimagines its electric future

    2021-02-16T11:26:00Z

    Jaguar will be a purely electric vehicle (EV) maker by 2025, with its partner Land Rover also adding six pure electric variants over the next five years as it aims to power 60% of its products with “zero-tailpipe powertrains” by 2030. The first pure-electric Land Rover will go on sale in 2024 and diesel models will be phased out in 2026.

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    LEVC opens parts distribution centre in Germany with TVS

    2021-01-26T11:03:00Z

    The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has opened a parts distribution centre in Eisenach, Germany as part of a new five-year deal with TVS Supply Chain Solutions (SCS) to operate a parts distribution network in Europe.

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    Watch: Beyond Brexit – Navigating global trade and customs (EP.5)

    2021-01-13T21:00:00Z

    Watch this Livestream Hour episode to get the inside track on coping with Brexit and optimising global trade processes, with exclusive insight from customs experts at Volvo Cars and GEFCO

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    Marvin Cooke to oversee production and logistics at Toyota Motor Europe

    2021-01-06T11:07:00Z

    Marvin Cooke has moved to become executive vice president of manufacturing at Toyota Motor Europe (TME). He will oversee the operations of all Toyota plants across Europe, overseeing the Toyota Production System, including logistics, production control and production engineering.

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    Automotive sector welcomes EU-UK trade deal

    2021-01-06T10:55:00Z

    The UK car industry has welcomed the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which was finally announced on December 24. The agreement avoids a no-deal Brexit that would have added tariff charges to the import and export of parts and vehicles, but there are still hurdles to overcome in terms of new customs procedures.

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    France and other EU countries close border with UK putting freight flows at risk

    2020-12-21T15:59:00Z

    A number of countries, including France, have closed their borders with the UK to passengers and accompanied freight following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK which is suspected to be more infectious than previous types.

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    Can the UK supply chain keep up with a 2030 ban on new ICE vehicle sales?

    2020-11-20T14:31:00Z

    The UK government has announced it is bringing forward its plans to phase out the sale of new cars and vans powered by internal combustion engines. Daniel Harrison, automotive analyst at Ultima Media, examines how realistic that is and whether supply chains are ready to produce enough electric vehicles and batteries.

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    WHS Plastics invests in distribution to support UK automotive sector

    2020-11-16T16:05:00Z

    WHS Plastics, which provides plastic injection moulding products to the automotive sector, has opened a £3.5m ($4.5m) national distribution centre in Sutton Coldfield, in the UK Midlands.

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    Industry makes last call for zero tariffs and greater clarity on Brexit

    2020-11-16T11:18:00Z

    Bodies representing the UK’s automotive and logistics sectors are calling on the government for a zero-tariff trade deal with the European Union and clearer instruction on customs processes as Brexit negotiations enter their final stage.

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    Mercedes-Benz to increase stake in Aston Martin

    2020-11-02T13:45:00Z

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division is increasing its stake in Aston Martin Lagonda from 5% to 20% in what the carmakers are calling a ‘strategic technology agreement’. 

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    Unipart Logistics using digital technology for Kubota aftermarket

    2020-10-29T15:05:00Z

    Unipart Logistics, the supply chain services division of Unipart Group, has extended its partnership with equipment maker Kubota UK to provide aftermarket warehouse operations. 

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    No deal Brexit would increase cost of EVs by £2,800, says SMMT

    2020-10-26T09:30:00Z

    The UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has warned that a no deal Brexit could push up the cost of buying an imported battery electric vehicle (BEV) in the UK by £2,800 ($3,600). Two thirds of all BEVs on sale in the UK are imported from Europe and between January and September this year 40.8% of all the new BEVs registered on UK roads came from the EU, more than from any other territory.

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    CLdN and Rhenus add finished vehicle capacity ahead of Brexit

    2020-10-07T12:27:00Z

    Shortsea ro-ro provider CLdN has been adding capacity on its cross-channel routes, with an extra vessel to be deployed. Meanwhile, LSP Rhenus has announced it is launching an FVL department in the UK. 

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    Japan-UK free trade deal will benefit automotive industry

    2020-09-21T12:42:00Z

    Japan and the UK have secured a free trade agreement estimated to increase trade between the two countries by £15.2 billion ($19.25 billion). It will give UK companies exporting to Japan a competitive advantage in a number of areas as and promises to reduce duties and regulatory barriers on imported vehicles and parts from Japan. According to the UK government’s Department for International Trade, UK businesses will benefit from tariff-free trade on 99% of exports to Japan and government analysis shows that a deal with Japan would deliver a £1.5 billion boost to the UK economy

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    Ford secures loan to build on engine exports from UK

    2020-08-10T12:58:00Z

    Ford has received a £500m ($648m) guarantee from UK Export Finance (UKEF) to help it maintain exports of engines and transmissions from the UK. The guarantee, which was given in July, is part of a planned £625m loan facility from commercial banks using its Export Development Guarantee…

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    Groupe PSA introduces second service parts network in UK

    2020-06-29T12:29:00Z

    Groupe PSA is extending its Distrago multi-brand parts distribution service in the UK with the introduction of Distrago Relay…