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    Kess contracts PD Ports as ship agent for services out of Humber ports in UK

    2017-12-05T15:42:00Z

    K Line European Sea Highway Services (Kess), which provides short-sea carrier services for the automotive trade, has appointed UK port operator PD Ports as its ship agent in the Humber region of the UK. The contract covers vehicle shipments through the ports of Immingham and Grimsby, which Kess takes to ...

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    Kia makes spot shipment of Slovakian-made cars via Gdansk

    2017-11-27T09:50:43Z

    [UPDATED] Kia Motors has started moving spot shipments of passenger cars made at its Zilina factory in Slovakia through the port of Gdansk in Poland for delivery to the UK. The Korean carmaker is working with Polish transport and logistics provider Adampol for the transport and processing of the vehicles. ...

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    No more second-hand innovation

    2017-11-24T16:57:15Z

    The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater ...

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    ABP launches £3.5 billion property arm with 960-hectare land bank

    2017-11-22T09:41:27Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a property development and investment business called ABP Property, worth £3.5 billion ($4.6 billion). The company owns sites in and around 21 major UK ports and said it had a ‘land bank’ of 960 hectares ready to accommodate new logistics, assembly, manufacturing and other ...

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    Mitsubishi becomes latest carmaker to launch online sales platform in the UK

    2017-11-07T12:47:56Z

    Mitsubishi Motors has become the latest carmaker to let consumers buy its entire range of new vehicles online. The company says its offering differs from others on the market in that it allows buyers to choose how much of the transaction process they would like to complete online and how ...

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    More UK and EU businesses looking to move supply chains due to Brexit

    2017-11-07T11:07:57Z

    The number of supply chain managers looking to localise their respective supply chains because of Brexit has grown, according to the latest survey from the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). Some 63% of EU businesses expect to move their supply chains out of the UK, while 40% ...

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    ABP opens Pacific Terminal at Southampton as part of major investment

    2017-11-06T15:13:41Z

    Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) has officially opened a new vehicle terminal at the port of Southampton in the UK as part of a £50m ($65.6m) investment first announced in September last year.The Pacific Terminal was opened by the minister of state for international trade, Greg Hands (pictured, left, ...

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    CLdN deploys new-build Celine to support trade between Europe and Ireland

    2017-11-03T12:17:47Z

    European short-sea operator CLdN has put its newest vessel, MV Celine , into operation for vehicle shipments between Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland and the UK. The Celine is the first of a new generation of ro-ro vessels CLdN is expanding its fleet with and was delivered from the Hyundai ...

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    Gefco invests in expansion to meet demand in vehicle traffic through Portbury

    2017-11-01T12:18:08Z

    The UK division of transport and logistics operator Gefco has reported an increase in turnover at its facility in Portbury last year to £12m ($16m), following an extensive overhaul of facilities and technical services for its OEM customers, including its former owner PSA Group. Further unspecified increases are forecast for ...

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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

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    IAAF highlights competition concerns in the digital car era

    2017-10-18T15:14:39Z

    The UK automotive aftermarket is the fourth largest in Europe and generates revenue of £21.6 billion ($28.7 billion), contributing £12.5 billion to the UK economy, according to figures compiled by analyst Frost and Sullivan in association with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The non-franchise sector accounts for ...

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    Genuine Parts moves into European aftermarket with AAG buyout

    2017-10-18T12:07:52Z

    North American aftermarket parts distributor Genuine Parts Company is moving into the European region with the buyout of Alliance Automotive Group (AAG) for $2 billion. AAG supplies the aftermarket network in France, Germany and the UK and is the second largest parts distributor in Europe with 1,800 outlets. Its brands ...

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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

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    AV Dawson to expand steel handling facility in Teeside

    2017-10-16T11:27:50Z

    AV Dawson is expanding its automotive steel handling facility in the north-east of England as it nears capacity. The facility serves the flow of coil steel from Tata Steel’s facility in South Wales to automotive customers in the region, including Nissan Motor UK’s plant near Sunderland. The steel is delivered ...

  • New UK-built Honda Civic unveiled and all set for export success
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    Honda UK increases output thanks to Daifuku process improvements

    2017-10-11T16:10:35Z

    Materials handling company Daifuku says it has helped Honda achieve a 30% increase in output at its Swindon plant in the UK through enhancements to the existing logistics processes at the facility. Completed during a series of shutdown periods over the past six months, Daifuku was tasked with increasing daily ...

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    FTA issues trade checklist in response to government statements on independence

    2017-10-11T15:06:48Z

    In response to the UK government’s latest statements on trading and customs post-Brexit, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a list of conditions it says are needed to secure continued trade in the UK. James Hookham, the FTA’s deputy chief executive Earlier this week the government issued a ...

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    Gefco opens sequencing warehouse in Liverpool with a view to the future

    2017-10-11T12:51:10Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has opened a £10m ($13.2m) warehouse and sequencing centre in Speke near Liverpool, in the UK which is currently supplying components to Jaguar Land Rover’s plant in nearby Halewood. At an event held to mark the opening last week Gefco executives talked about the latest ...

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    Living in interesting times

    2017-10-10T13:14:00Z

    With the shadow of a hard Brexit hanging over the UK, the question of how it will maintain a competitive automotive sector into the next decade is harder to answer than ever…

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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:07Z

    As Ford Motor continues a fourth year of solid recovery, with rising sales and profits across its main European markets, the complexity of its outbound vehicle distribution network for the region has also been increasing. Today, the carmaker must manage a network that is markedly more dispersed in terms of ...

  • Dirk Willmann
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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.