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  • Supply chain autonomy

    Intelligence » Q&A: Srini Muthusrinivasan

    October 26th 2018 What is meant by this term ‘the autonomous supply chain’? The word autonomous has got very prevalent today in the industry. [To understand] the idea of the autonomous supply chain, you’ve got to go back to the history of how we went all the way from the industrial revolution to the digital revolution today. We […]
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  • Supply chain digitalisation

    News » Maersk invests in freight-booking startup Loadsmart

    October 24th 2018 Digital freight broker, Loadsmart, has received funding worth a total of $21.6m from the venture investment arm of container shipping giant, AP Møller-Maersk, and two other leading investment firms. Maersk Growth, along with Connor Capital and Chromo Invest, are investing to increase Loadsmart’s operations team and support product development and engineering. Maersk said it was keen […]
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  • Nafta negotiations

    Intelligence » Finally, a done deal?

    October 4th 2018 The sigh of relief from the automotive sector at the announcement of a breakthrough in negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) with Mexico in August was almost palpable. The news at the end of September that a similar, last-minute deal had also been struck with Canada must have been of even greater […]
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  • North America conference

    News » A crisis in human capital – report from Automotive Logistics Global

    September 26th 2018 The automotive industry is going through some seismic changes as digital technology changes not only the vehicles we drive but also the way they are supplied and built. However, technology is only as good as the business plan supporting it and there cannot be any growth without the talent driving it. The shortage of skilled […]
  • International trade

    News » CAR says clock is ticking but no need for alarm

    September 26th 2018 Nafta re-negotiations and the ongoing trade disputes between the US and China are creating considerable uncertainty in the automotive industry, but that does not change the need to keep the supply chain international; if anything, cross-border logistics services have become even more important. Speaking at this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Bernard Swiecki, […]
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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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  • International trade

    News » Trump rejects tariff offer in trans-Atlantic car trade

    September 4th 2018   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 consumer habits are […]
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  • International trade

    News » Ford cancels Focus imports to US from China

    September 4th 2018 Ford has scrapped plans to export the Focus Active model from China to the US because of tariffs of 25% being imposed by the US government. Exports from China were due to begin next year following plans first announced in 2017, when the carmaker decided to supply the car from its Chongqing plant rather than […]
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  • Port processing

    News » Toyota wins approval for Long Beach redevelopment

    August 28th 2018 Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) has secured approval from the US port of Long Beach for the redevelopment of its facility at Pier B to make vehicle import processing more efficient. Construction is expected to begin later this year and should be completed in 18 months. Toyota declined to share any further details on the development, […]
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  • Supply chain disruption

    News » Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

    August 4th 2018 Damage caused by the flooding of Honda’s car assembly and engine plant in Celaya, Mexico, which happened at the end of June this year, has forced the carmaker to suspend production there until November. The company said that expert teams had completed an investigation of the damage to the tooling and equipment at the plant […]
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