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  • The Supply Chain Conference

    News » Watch the Supply Chain Conference Live

    May 21st 2018 The Supply Chain Conference – North America’s leading industry forum covering the automotive inbound and aftermarket parts sector – takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, this week. Two days of debate begin on Tuesday May 22 and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the conference, which will explore how North America’s inbound […]
  • Trade agreements

    News » Clark seeks to reassure automotive sector on Brexit

    May 16th 2018 British business minister Greg Clark (pictured) has suggested the UK government wants to avoid any new trade friction over the processing and transporting of automotive products with the European Union after Brexit, despite open disagreement among cabinet ministers over what sort of customs arrangement should be put in place. Clark, who is secretary of state […]
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  • Ports and terminals

    News » ICO expands car terminal at Zeebrugge

    May 16th 2018 NYK’s car terminal subsidiary, International Car Operators (ICO), has signed a concession agreement with the Belgian port of Zeebrugge for a 54-hectare expansion of the Bastenaken car terminal. According to ICO, the new terminal will cover 200 hectares, bringing the total at Zeebrugge to 300 hectares, and will connect Bastenaken with the Hanze terminal, thereby […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » Toyota logistics subsidiary buys Peach State

    May 16th 2018 Bastian Solutions, the materials handling systems subsidiary of Toyota Advanced Logistics North America (TALNA), has acquired Peach State Integrated Technologies, a supply chain consulting, engineering and materials handling firm based in the US. “Peach State will greatly assist in our growth strategy, provide immediate strength to our company and ultimately help us better serve our […]
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  • Supply chain disruption

    News » Carmakers still dealing with fallout from Meridian fire

    May 16th 2018 Carmakers in North America are still being affected by inbound supply problems stemming from a fire that hit the Michigan facility run by a division of components supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies at the beginning of May. The Magnesium Products of America plant makes instrument panel components. Ford’s output of the F-150 truck has been affected at […]
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  • People moves

    News » BNSF Logistics appoints Nancee Ronning as CCO

    May 16th 2018 Nancee Ronning has taken on the newly created role of chief commercial officer (CCO) at BNSF Logistics, the third-party logistics subsidiary of North American rail company BNSF. Ronning was previously president of commercial printing and packaging company, Print Craft, and before that worked in strategic sales, marketing and account management at CH Robinson, Merrill Corporation and GE […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » GM invests in struggling South Korea division

    May 16th 2018 GM has revealed it is to invest $2.8 billion in two new global vehicle programmes for local and export markets in South Korea over the next decade as part of a plan to return its struggling division there to profitability. GM Korea plans to make a small SUV next year and a “CUV-type vehicle”, under […]
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  • Parts localisation

    News » Russia ends era of industrial agreements

    May 15th 2018 Russia is scrapping its Regulation 166 agreement, which allows foreign carmakers building cars in the country to import parts at preferential rates of customs duty. According to the country’s Ministry of Economic Development, the industrial agreement regime will cease on July 1 this year. In a statement posted on its website, the ministry’s customs and […]
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  • Skills and training

    News » Schnellecke and Core Focus open new eyes to logistics

    May 14th 2018 Logistics provider Schnellecke and recruitment agency Core Focus Personnel have revealed a new work experience pilot for students taking place this month at Schnellecke’s site in McCalla, near Tuscaloosa, Alabama. McCalla-based Core Focus Personnel, which specialises in providing staff and training services to tier one and two suppliers around central Alabama, has chosen 12 graduating […]
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  • Plant development

    News » Škoda develops logistics resource at Kvasiny

    May 14th 2018 Škoda has added an up-to-date logistics base and logistics training centre in the latest round of modernisation at its Kvasiny assembly plant in the Czech Republic. The logistics centre is home to the parts required for construction of pre-series vehicles, while at the training centre workers are being trained in handling small and large load […]
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