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    British car manufacturing recovery hampered by ‘pingdemic’ and chip shortages

    2021-08-03T12:52:00Z

    UK vehicle production and exports are rising from pandemic lows, but the sector facing serious challenges in supply chain bottlenecks and labour shortages because of the need to self-isolate.

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    Second phase of work on Jaguar Land Rover’s logistics centre underway

    2021-07-27T10:18:00Z

    Jaguar Land Rover is installing automated technology from Dematic at its new logistics operations centre in the UK, which promises to bring greater efficiencies to its just-in-time inbound logistics 

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    Lotus Cars contracts DHL to handle inbound logistics in UK

    2021-07-20T13:26:00Z

    From next month DHL Supply Chain will start providing Lotus Cars with warehousing and transport operations as part of a new five-year contract that will support production of the new Emira sportscar

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    Stellantis invests in Ellesmere Port for electric future

    2021-07-09T10:29:00Z

    Stellantis is investing £100m ($137m) in Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant to make electric vans for commercial and passenger markets in the UK and Europe. The investment, which is supported by the UK government, will result in a new body shop, upgraded assembly line and a battery pack assembly unit

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    Nissan announces battery hub and electric crossover for UK

    2021-07-02T11:09:00Z

    Nissan is boosting lithium-ion battery production in the UK with a second gigafactory that will initially provide 9 GWh capacity and provide 100,000 batteries a year for a new crossover EV

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    SMMT proposes 12-point plan to keep UK car industry competitive

    2021-06-29T16:21:00Z

    At its International Automotive Summit this week, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) outlined launched a policy proposal on what was needed to secure the UK’s future competitiveness as the automotive industry moved toward its electric and autonomous future

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    Unipart Logistics to run JLR aftermarket parts facility in UK

    2021-06-14T09:13:00Z

    Unipart Logistics is building on the services it provides for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in the UK with the signing of a new five-year contrarct to run the carmaker’s global parts logistics centre in Appleby Magna in the UK Midlands

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    ABP turns to Inform for digital vehicle management at Southampton

    2021-06-02T09:34:00Z

    Logistics software specialist Inform is providing an integrated and scalable cloud management system for Associated British Ports’ (ABP) vehicle terminal operations.

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    Cazoo delivers its 25,000 vehicle and looks to Europe

    2021-05-18T09:13:00Z

    Cazoo has announced the delivery of its 25,000th car since starting business in December 2019. The online used car retailer now has 180 enclosed delivery trucks and 17 collection centres across the UK supporting its business, and is the biggest such retailer in the country.

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    International Motors to take over Mitsubishi aftersales in UK

    2021-05-18T08:20:00Z

    International Motors (IM) is in talks with Mitsubishi Motors in the UK to take over the carmaker’s aftersales business this autumn.

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    Building a future for vehicle trade after Covid

    2021-04-28T09:45:00Z

    Last year was one of unprecedented challenge for the UK’s vehicle handling ports but, as Marcus Williams reports, they maintained operations, invested in infrastructure and are taking lessons forward for future trade

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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.