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    Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    2019-03-20T11:53:00Z

    With a reliance on just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply chains, the automotive industry is one of the most vulnerable sectors to disruption caused by a disorderly British exit from the EU

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    Nissan ends Infiniti production in Europe

    2019-03-19T11:13:20Z

    Nissan is to cease assembly of its Infiniti luxury brand in the UK as part of a wider restructure that includes withdrawal from Western Europe, in order to focus on its largest growth markets in North America and China. Production of the Q30 and QX30 at the Sunderland plant in ...

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    Russian vehicle imports hit a bump in the road

    2019-03-13T10:42:12Z

    Vehicle imports to Russia have been growing for almost two years alongside the recovery in sales in the domestic market. In 2018, the country imported 293,100 finished vehicles, up almost 10% compared with the same period the previous year, according to the Russian Federal Customs Service. The value of vehicles ...

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    MG Motor helps BCA hit record figures

    2019-03-12T12:08:13Z

    MG Motor’s decision to expand operations through the Portbury docks in Bristol, UK has helped push weekly volumes to a new high for its logistics provider BCA. For the week beginning February 11, BCA handled more than 12,250 vehicles, an 11% increase on its previous record in 2016. The company ...

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    Peel Ports expands car storage at Sheerness

    2019-03-05T16:44:00Z

    UK port operator Peel Ports has created 9.3 hectares of additional space for vehicle storage on the formerly derelict Thamesteel site at Sheerness in the UK, about 50 miles east of London. Part of the company’s London Medway group of ports, Sheerness currently serves the VW Group, Jaguar Land ...

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    Construction to start on Tilbury expansion

    2019-02-26T16:30:52Z

    Construction is to start in a matter of weeks on expansion at the port of Tilbury, in the UK, after owner Forth Ports Group received consent from the government to build Tilbury2 on the 61.5-hectare site of a former power station, next to the existing 376-hectare port at Thurrock, to ...

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    Mues new COO at Imperial Logistics

    2019-02-25T12:06:04Z

    South Africa’s Imperial Logistics International has appointed Jürgen Mues from Swiss Railways as chief operating officer (COO) starting on March 15th. Imperial has strong operations with “unparalleled capabilities and track records” in their own fields, but few of them exploit their potential across all available locations, said CEO Hakan Bicil. ...

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

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    ProAct names Fuss as head of new European team

    2019-02-25T10:39:47Z

    Christian Fuss (pictured) will be managing director of ProAct Europe, which UK-based supply chain software provider ProAct International is setting up in Germany. Fuss has more than 25 years’ experience in supply chain management and automotive logistics, including as vice-president, head of supply chain management, Europe, Middle East, Russia and ...

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    Automotive industry condemns tariff ‘secrecy’

    2019-02-20T15:01:00Z

    Automotive sector bodies from the US and overseas have rounded on the US Department of Commerce for not giving them access to its report for Donald Trump about possible duties on imports of automotive goods. Trump requested the report in May last year as part of a Section 232 ...

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    UK's relevance to Honda in doubt after Swindon closure

    2019-02-20T13:05:42Z

    The long-term impact on the UK automotive supply chain of Honda’s decision to end production at its Swindon plant will take some time to assess, but the carmaker has admitted that Honda of the UK Manufacturing’s current role as a global manufacturing hub “may no longer be viable”. Despite assurances ...

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    Porsche warns Brexit could force prices up in the UK

    2019-02-18T16:38:03Z

    Porsche has warned its customers in the UK that they could face a 10% hike in the cost of cars delivered after the Brexit deadline, as a result of the duties that may be imposed. “As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty ...

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    Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    2019-02-08T15:03:39Z

    Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our ...

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    Q&A: Olivier Thouard, customs and tax director, Gefco

    2019-02-06T09:08:12Z

    Automotive companies and their logistics providers have largely been kept in the dark over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and how they will continue to trade vehicles and parts with the continent. The UK exports more than 80% of the vehicles it makes but more than ...

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    UK vehicle exports buoyant amid Brexit uncertainty

    2019-02-04T11:05:06Z

    Vehicle exports from the UK accounted for 81.5% of production last year, the highest proportion since 2012, allowing the country to maintain its position as the second strongest new car market in Europe after Germany. According to data presented last week by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), ...

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    Nissan pulls plans to make X-Trail in Sunderland

    2019-02-04T11:04:05Z

    Nissan has reneged on a plan to make the next-generation X-Trail in the UK and will instead supply the European market with the crossover from its Kyushu plant in Japan.The decision – an obvious blow to the UK car sector – comes at a time when investment in the UK ...

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    Turkish exports bolster falling domestic sales

    2019-01-23T10:24:13Z

    Turkey’s automotive industry had a mixed year in 2018. Sales in its domestic market for passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles (LCVs) were down by 35%, according to the Automotive Distributors Association (ODD), at 621,000 compared to 956,000 in 2017.According to Turkey’s Automotive Manufacturers’ Association (OSD), production of passenger cars, ...

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    Genuine Parts acquires Hennig Fahrzeugteile

    2019-01-23T09:27:36Z

    US-based automotive parts distributor the Genuine Parts Company has acquired German parts supplier the Hennig Fahrzeugteile Group. The transaction was conducted through Genuine Parts’ wholly-owned subsidiary the Alliance Automotive Group, based in London. Hennig Fahrzeugteile, which has its headquarters in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, has 31 branches across Germany and serves ...

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    The long way home

    2019-01-22T12:24:00Z

    For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal.

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    Stocker takes on strategic role at DHL Supply Chain

    2019-01-22T11:16:44Z

    John Stocker (pictured) has moved to DHL Supply Chain as director of strategic development. He was previously commercial director at Gefco’s UK division and had been with the company for more than six years. DHL Supply Chain provides contract logistics services for a range of sectors, including automotive.“John has joined ...