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    Live poll results from the UK: present and future disruption

    2017-10-09T12:26:04Z

    Live polling conducted at this year's Automotive Logistics UK summit revealed that delegates are anticipating major changes to the automotive supply chain as it relates to the UK and the wider sector. While most executives participating in the survey are optimistic about the industry's prospects in the short term, including ...

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    Mini plant, huge complexity

    2017-10-06T12:32:19Z

    BMW’s Mini factory in Cowley, near Oxford in southern England, is a striking example of managing high levels of supply chain and production complexity, set against space constraints and long lead times for inbound parts delivery and exports of vehicles. However, thanks to well-defined supply and logistics processes, along with ...

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    UK logistics industry cuts emissions with innovation funding

    2017-10-04T14:41:37Z

    The freight, utilities and logistics industry in the UK contributes 31% of the total emissions polluting the environment and threatening the health of country's population but the good news is that trials are already underway on low emission goods vehicles, thanks to £24m ($32m) in funding through the government's innovation ...

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    JLR brings agreement for the supply of engines from Ford to an end

    2017-10-03T17:33:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed it will bring a long-standing agreement with Ford for the supply of six- and eight-cylinder petrol engines from the latter’s plant in Bridgend, Wales, to an end in 2020.In a statement, JLR said: “In line with its contractual agreement established in 2008, Jaguar Land ...

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    Brexit casts shadow over outlook in automotive and logistics sectors

    2017-10-03T14:50:24Z

    A new report out this week from global law firm Baker McKenzie has suggested that annual revenues from UK automotive exports could fall by nearly £8 billion ($10.6 billion) if negotiations with the EU follow a ‘hard Brexit’ line. At the same time, a separate report from Barclays Corporate Banking ...

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    Greenpeace protestors board ro-ro vessel carrying VW diesel vehicles

    2017-09-27T10:31:23Z

    Greenpeace activists have boarded a ro-ro vessel in the UK’s Thames Estuary carrying Volkswagen diesel-engine passenger vehicles for the UK. A group of 25 volunteers in kayaks and boats surrounded the 23,000 tonne ship owned by K-Line’s European short-sea subsidiary, KESS, and attempted to stop the Volkswagen cars from entering ...

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    Ceva continues to invest in automotive services

    2017-09-19T22:24:30Z

    Ceva Logistics is investing in 120 new trucks to upgrade its fleet in the UK between now and the end of the year. The company said the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis trucks, which are being supplied by Dawson Rentals, will enhance the efficiency and fuel economy of its operations serving the ...

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    BCA Logistics expands operations in UK

    2017-09-19T22:16:02Z

    BCA Logistics, one of the four divisions of UK-based used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, BCA, is expanding its operations in the West Midlands region of England and moving to a new office at Birmingham Business Park. The company said the move would create up to 30 new ...

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    Building trust with blockchain

    2017-09-19T19:16:44Z

    Car clocking is a trend that is on the rise, with HPI Check reporting that in 2016, one in 16 cars were affected, an increase of 20% from 2014.While EU legislation slated for 2018 will make the practice illegal in that jurisdiction, laws are unlikely to solve the problem. For ...

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    JLR and Mercedes plan for electric motor options in all model lines

    2017-09-11T14:15:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz have announced that in coming years each will offer electrified versions of each model in their respective ranges. The news follows that of rival carmaker, Volvo, which in July said every new car it launches from 2019 onwards would have an electric motor ...

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    Carlisle appointed as CEO of BCA Services

    2017-09-11T09:56:40Z

    BCA, the UK-based used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, has appointed Ian Carlisle as CEO of its newly created services division. In the role, he will take responsibility for BCA Vehicles Services, BCA Fleet Solutions, BCA Automotive and BCA Logistics. “We have formed the new Services division to further ...

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    DHL to provide fleet management services for BMW in the UK

    2017-09-06T14:23:18Z

    DHL Supply Chain has secured a new three-year contract to manage vehicle preparation and refurbishment services at the BMW Group’s Vehicle Distribution Centre (VDC) at Thorne, in the UK. Historically, all vehicles imported through BMW UK have been sent to the VDC at Thorne for checking and preparation before being ...

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    EDI to facilitate ever more sophisticated sequencing

    2017-09-05T12:00:40Z

    While few OEM plants run totally ‘make to order’, it is becoming more common that each successive vehicle build on an assembly line will be different. This requires the delivery of parts to line side in an exact order, planned in ‘time buckets’ of as little as four, or even ...

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    BMW and Mini launch online parts stores in the UK

    2017-09-04T11:29:55Z

    New online stores have been launched for the BMW and Mini brands in the UK, allowing car owners to buy parts and accessories for collection at nearby dealerships or for delivery.By selecting their vehicle or entering their VIN number, customers can search for parts and accessories specific to their model ...

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    UK government announces funding for truck platooning trials

    2017-08-25T16:54:00Z

    The UK government has announced £8.1m ($10.4m) in funding for a truck platooning trial starting at the end of 2018.The trial, which will be carried out by the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, will involve up to three heavy goods vehicles travelling in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by the ...

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    Acumen bolsters its enclosed car transporter fleet

    2017-08-23T12:39:33Z

    UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has added two more DAF LF curtainsided rigids to its fleet of 20 enclosed car transporters. One of the new trucks will be based at the company’s operating centre in Coventry, with the other at its depot in Farnborough. Acumen says it has ...

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    Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    2017-08-23T11:51:51Z

    UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire.The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant ...

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    UK proposes retaining free-flowing customs system after Brexit

    2017-08-16T17:40:28Z

    In a position paper released this week, the UK government has proposed an interim arrangement after the Brexit cut-off date in 2019 that would see the country continue to operate under the EU Customs Union until a new trade deal between the parties is negotiated. “The approaches we are setting ...

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    Gefco starts working with VisionDrive in UK for single vehicle deliveries

    2017-08-02T16:55:54Z

    UK vehicle transport provider VisionDrive has signed a one-year rolling contract with global logistics specialist Gefco for single new vehicle deliveries across the UK. It will make more than 50 single vehicle deliveries a month for Gefco from its Sandtoft facility in Lincolnshire with a view to gaining further contracts. ...

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    Petrol and diesel ban raises questions over UK’s ability to adapt to electrification

    2017-08-02T12:15:02Z

    Last week’s proposal by the UK government to ban sales of petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 raises some serious questions over the UK’s ability to adapt to greater electrification, senior industry observers have pointed out. Reacting to the joint announcement by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural ...