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  • International trade

    News » Mema slams Trump’s latest tariffs

    September 19th 2018 The Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (Mema) in the US has criticised the Trump administration for imposing $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports. The duties start at a rate of 10% on September 24 and will rise to 25% in January. “[The measure] will serve as a tax increase on the American public […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Smart logistics underpins Audi e-tron assembly

    September 19th 2018 Audi officially premiered its e-tron electric SUV at a summit event in San Francisco this week but production has been underway for a couple of weeks already at its plant in Brussels, Belgium, which is making the e-tron for global markets. The German carmaker confirmed it was employing autonomous technology for the delivery of parts […]
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  • Disaster recovery

    News » Auto industry still assessing impact of hurricane

    September 19th 2018 It is still too early to determine the full impact on the North American automotive supply chain of last week’s Hurricane Florence, which hit the east coast of the US over the weekend and brought destruction to large areas of North and South Carolina. The hurricane, which caused damage to homes and businesses and left […]
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  • International trade

    News » Volvo seeks US tariff relief for China-built SUV

    September 19th 2018 Following its decision to shift production of its XC60 back to Europe from China, Volvo Cars has revealed it sought exemption from US tariffs of 25% on imports of its SUV, which were exclusively made in China and exported to the US. So far this year the carmaker, which is owned by Chinese company Geely, […]
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  • Road transport

    News » Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    September 19th 2018 The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate. The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle train. Referred to there as […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Fuso to build CKD plant in Thailand

    September 18th 2018 Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has announced it will construct a complete knockdown (CKD) assembly plant in Thailand. In a first stage, the unit will put together Fuso’s heavy-duty FJ 2528C trucks, launched in Thailand earlier this year and designed for the rapidly growing construction sector. Work on building the plant is scheduled […]
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  • Aftermarket developments

    News » PSA pushes ahead with multi-brand parts strategy

    September 18th 2018 PSA is pressing ahead with a multi-brand aftermarket offering that includes selling rivals’ spare parts, as part of the group’s corporate Push to Pass growth strategy. The French OEM said the aim was to fulfill all customers’ aftersales expectations worldwide, regardless of their purchasing power or the make and age of their vehicle. The company’s multi-brand […]
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  • North America conference

    News » Watch the Automotive Logistics Global conference Live

    September 18th 2018 The Automotive Logistics Global conference takes place in Detroit this week on Wednesday September 19 and Thursday September 20, and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the event, which will look at how North America’s automotive logistics sector can transform its efficiency, productivity, profitability and growth by concentrating on the […]
  • Vehicle processing

    News » BLG to operate Polish terminal with STS Logistic

    September 18th 2018 German finished vehicle logistics provider BLG has sold half of its share in the vehicle terminal it operates in Dabrowa Górnicza, Poland – Auto Terminal Slask – to STS Logistic, which provides vehicle transport services in the country and the wider central and eastern region. STS Logistic already operates its own terminal in Swarzedz, near […]
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  • Electric vehicle technology

    News » Hyperbat to open battery plant in UK

    September 17th 2018 Newly formed battery manufacturer Hyperbat has announced it will  open a multi-million-pound production plant in Coventry next year and plans to become the UK’s largest independent vehicle battery manufacturer . It will begin operations by supplying batteries for Aston Martin’s first electric vehicle, the Rapide E. Hyperbat is a joint venture between Williams Advanced Engineering and […]
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