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  • Port developments

    News » Grimsby to treble automotive capacity

    April 16th 2019 Associated British Ports (ABP) has applied to the Marine Management Organisation for permission to expand its Grimsby River Terminal, on the UK’s eastern coast, in order to handle the world’s largest car carriers.If the plan is approved, the port operator will commit to a multimillion-pound investment to enable the terminal to accept vessels containing almost […]
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  • People moves

    News » Ford names new leaders amid shake-up

    April 16th 2019 Joe Hinrichs will become Ford’s president, automotive, from May 1, as one of a series of top management changes the company is making during its ongoing, worldwide reorganisation. Hinrichs has served the OEM for 19 years, most recently leading its global operations.  “Joe Hinrichs possesses the knowledge, experience and leadership to now take our automotive business to world-class […]
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  • Country focus: Turkey

    Intelligence » Trust in Turkey

    April 11th 2019 As the fortunes of the logistics industry rise and fall with the automotive sector it serves, Turkey looks on the face of it to be a gloomy place to do business right now. The country’s economic crisis and the resulting slide in the value of the Turkish lira are having a devastating effect on the […]
  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Continental rolls out expansion in Germany

    April 8th 2019 German tyre manufacturer Continental has extended its logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim in Germany to 34,000 sq.m to cater to growing market demand. The 7,000 sq.m increase, equal to a 25% enlargement of the total space, includes an expanded small parts warehouse, with more than 25,000 storage spaces, almost 20,000 more than before. This will ensure […]
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  • Logistics excellence

    News » FVL North America Awards finalists revealed

    April 3rd 2019
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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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  • Export patterns

    News » BMW claims top spot among US car exporters

    March 12th 2019 BMW Manufacturing has laid claim to being the US’ leading automotive exporter by value for a fifth consecutive year, despite reduced volumes during 2018. The German OEM’s US subsidiary shipped 234,689 X models from its Spartanburg assembly plant in South Carolina during last year. Around 81% of its export vehicles, worth more than $8.4 billion, […]
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  • Port processing

    News » VW adds Baltimore to its US import network

    March 5th 2019 Logistics hub operator Tradepoint Atlantic has signed a deal with Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) to develop a multimodal vehicle processing and storage facility in Baltimore. The site, which is expected to open in 2020, will cover more than 46 hectares and handle around 120,000 vehicles a year from VW’s European and Mexican production plants. It […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

    March 4th 2019 Tesla is closing all of its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model in an effort to lower overheads and find cost efficiencies across the business. The carmaker hopes this will help it to deliver its Model 3 product at a lower price of $35,000 (£26,400) and therefore boost sales. The premium electric carmaker said last week that […]
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  • Trade negotiations

    News » Trump delays tariff hike on Chinese imports

    February 26th 2019 US president Donald Trump tweeted late on Sunday (February 24) that he would be delaying the planned increase in tariffs on imports from China, including automotive goods, which were scheduled to rise from 10% to 25% on Friday (March 1). Trump said there had been “substantial progress” in what were “very productive” US trade talks with […]
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