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  • Home Page » Fighting for space

    April 12th 2019 Europe’s ports faced a real squeeze on space last year for a variety of reasons. But things are, at least, looking up in terms of investment in infrastructure and new technology European automotive ports could not find enough room in 2018, a situation made all the more difficult by the fact many of them were […]
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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Truckmakers getting connected to improve logistics

    April 10th 2019 Long gone is the era when it was normal to wait for 28 days for a delivery; in today’s market consumers expect to receive their order by the next day. But the Amazon-type model is putting a lot of pressure on logistics. At the same time, developments in vehicle connectivity are driving change in logistics […]
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  • Brexit

    News » PSA ramps up production at Vigo before Brexit

    April 9th 2019 Groupe PSA has been forced to increase the production of cars bound for the UK at its Vigo plant, as more vehicles are imported ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, according to reports from Spanish newspaper Faro de Vigo. Given the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the EU, the motor industry also has concerns […]
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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Government support vital to UK leading connected vehicles

    April 9th 2019 A new report published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and industry analyst Frost & Sullivan has revealed that the UK is the top location worldwide for the development of connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). Government and industry have committed £500m to CAV research and development, a number of trials and projects […]
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  • Finished vehicle containerisation

    Intelligence » Thinking inside the box

    April 5th 2019 Cars have been shipped in containers ever since the modern shipping container was introduced commercially in the late 1950s, but it is only since dedicated racking systems were mass produced to improve loading that there has been a greater adoption of containers for volume shipments.  There are estimated to be 39m containers moving around the […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Ford customises European shake up

    March 26th 2019 US carmaker Ford is establishing three customer-focused business groups in Europe – imports, passenger vehicles, and commercial vehicles. “The new operating model will better enable the businesses to make fast decisions centred on customer needs,” a company spokesman told Automotive Logistics. “We are redesigning our business with a view to invest in those vehicles, services […]
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    News » Brexit uncertainty causing concern for automotive

    March 20th 2019 A major automotive parts manufacturer has postponed plans for a new headquarters in the UK, another is seeking non-UK producers for input materials, component suppliers are building up stock and companies’ Brexit taskforces continue their work as Britain’s political deadlock goes to the wire. With a reliance on just-in-time and just-in-sequence supply chains, the automotive […]
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  • Port developments

    News » Peel Ports expands car storage at Sheerness

    March 5th 2019 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 Rover (JLR) and Ford, as well […]
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  • Port developments

    News » Construction to start on Tilbury expansion

    February 26th 2019 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 the north-east of Greater London. […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » UK’s relevance to Honda in doubt after Swindon closure

    February 20th 2019 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 the carmaker made in 2017, […]
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