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    Trump rejects tariff offer in trans-Atlantic car trade

    2018-09-04T14:14:55Z

    Donald Trump has rejected an EU offer to eliminate tariffs on cars, saying the proposal is not good enough.Trump said that ending duties on US car imports into the EU would do little to help the automotive industry in the US because Europeans would still not buy American-made cars. “Their ...

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    Battling a perfect storm

    2018-08-14T15:08:51Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America is dealing with a lot of challenges at the moment. There is a basic imbalance in the number of vehicles that the US imports and exports with its global trading partners, which contributes to ongoing problems involving congestion and limited capacity on hinterland ...

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    Nissan opens up new production Frontier

    2018-08-07T17:36:17Z

    Japanese OEM Nissan has started manufacturing the Frontier pick-up truck in Argentina – the fifth country to make the vehicle. Known as the Nissan Navara elsewhere in the world, the vehicle is already produced in Mexico, Spain, China and Thailand.The company has opted to produce the truck in Alliance partner ...

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    BAIC opens compact SUV plant in South Africa

    2018-08-02T17:15:07Z

    Chinese vehicle-maker BAIC has officially opened its 11 billion rand ($834m) assembly plant in South Africa, which will start making the X25 compact SUV from imported semi-knockdown (SKD) kits in the fourth quarter of this year. BAIC has been exporting the vehicle to South Africa from China since 2017.The plant, ...

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    Valmet starts production of new Mercedes-Benz

    2018-07-18T11:18:31Z

    Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive has begun making the new A-class for Mercedes-Benz at Uusikaupunki in Finland, the third plant to make the latest version. The move to include contract production at Valmet was first announced last year. Pasi Rannus senior vice president manufacturing, Valmet Automotive, and the Valmet team ...

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    When will services be back on track?

    2018-07-09T14:12:23Z

    The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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    Driving intelligent dispatch

    2018-06-28T11:58:37Z

    After winning a European Startup Prize for Mobility earlier this year, there are growing signs that Hamburg-based Cargonexx is on its way to creating what may be the largest digital transport network in Europe.The German company was set up in 2016 with the explicit mission of improving truck utilisation via ...

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    Twinning talent with technology

    2018-06-19T16:03:52Z

    The rate at which emerging digital technologies are transforming the automotive logistics supply chain is hard to keep up with. As both an enabler of everything from platform design to procurement, finance and planning, and a disruptor of traditional supply chain operations, digital technology associated with industry 4.0 is driving ...

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    Keeping up with the pace of change

    2018-06-05T11:43:00Z

    The automotive industry used to be thought of as slow moving. Until fairly recently, it was not much of a stretch to say that the motor car, for all its improvements in safety and technology, had not fundamentally changed in a century. Vintage car owners could easily point to hundreds ...

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    Making sense from the noise for the future of logistics

    2018-05-11T11:09:00Z

    Convergence between the automotive and high-tech sectors isn’t a theory or prediction any more. Vehicles are as connected as smartphones, programmed with millions more lines of code than any computer, and increasingly powered by the same electric components and batteries – just on a much larger scale.

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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    Faurecia to set up third plant in Missouri

    2018-02-21T09:43:07Z

    French automotive parts maker Faurecia is building a new interiors production factory in Blue Springs, Missouri. Production of door panels and instrument panels is slated to begin later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020.The new US plant will cost more than $60m to establish ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel joins Temasek to invest in technology start-ups

    2018-01-16T16:59:18Z

    Global logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has signed an agreement with Singapore’s state-owned investment company, Temasek, to establish a joint venture to invest worldwide in start-ups developing cutting-edge technology for logistics and supply chains.The partnership “will be able to accelerate the transformation of the logistics industry,” said Joerg ...

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    Drone technology: Getting ready to take off?

    2018-01-08T14:57:26Z

    As global giants like Amazon continue to assess the viability of using unmanned aerial vehicles for deliveries, companies around the world are becoming ever more interested in the potential of drones. Aside from making consumer deliveries, drone technology has already emerged as an active area of research and development in ...

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    2018 predictions: The hot spots

    2017-12-31T09:00:02Z

    A year ago, previews of 2017 would have pointed to potential renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) and Brexit as two of the most obvious threats to global free trade and the smooth-flowing automotive supply chains that have become so embedded across the wider regions of North ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it.During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an electric ...

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    China leads the car-sharing market, despite the challenges

    2017-12-20T12:22:44Z

    The Chinese government is using car-sharing – short-term car rental, usually charged by the hour – to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market and increase individual mobility efficiency. In June 2017, the central government released draft guidance for the car-sharing industry, outlining some supporting policies. The guidance specified certain ...

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    Facing digitalisation-driven disruption

    2017-12-20T10:37:14Z

    Historically, traditional logistics players such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, UPS and Nippon Express have operated in a stable world, where efficiency, standardisation and low cost have been the keys to success. Digitalisation, however, has begun to change this focus, transforming the market. New, digital-native entrants are better ...

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    Russian carmakers to export vehicles to Latin America

    2017-11-20T12:50:40Z

    Russian carmakers UAZ and GAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Latin America early next year.Andrey Dorofeev, director of UAZ’s export department, said the carmaker planned to export several trial batches of its Patriot SUV model to Mexico in the coming two months and would also make some trial shipments to ...