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  • SMMT Connected 2019

    News » Safety and security as first principles of connected cars

    April 9th 2019 As vehicles and their users become more digitally connected, there are increasing concerns about how personal information is used and monetised. While the analysis of private data can (and will) improve safety for both drivers of smart vehicles and pedestrians, one of the questions raised at last week’s SMMT Connected 2019 event in London, UK […]
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  • Port flows

    News » Kia to expand UK distribution centre

    March 26th 2019 Kia Motors is to create additional capacity for 8,000 more cars at its UK import and distribution centre in Stallingborough, North Lincolnshire. The company has secured 16.8 hectares of extra land from Associated British Ports (ABP), adjoining Kia’s existing distribution centre which can hold up to 17,000 cars on 35.6 hectares. The sites are 5km […]
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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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  • Brexit

    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 » MG Motor helps BCA hit record figures

    March 12th 2019 MG Motor’s decision to expand operations through the Portbury docks in Bristol, UK has helped push weekly volumes to a new high for its logistics provider BCA. For the week beginning February 11, BCA handled more than 12,250 vehicles, an 11% increase on its previous record in 2016. The company said volumes had grown thanks […]
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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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  • International trade

    News » ACEA warns of EU steel import tariffs

    January 22nd 2019 European Union (EU) measures to protect the steel industry “pose a real risk” to the competitiveness of the region’s car sector, according to Erik Jonnaert, secretary-general of the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA). A total of 26 categories of steel from all countries will be limited to a quota, based on the average of imports […]
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  • International trade

    Opinion » Brexit: Why we need to get accustomed to digitalisation

    January 21st 2019 It’s been more than 30 months since the EU referendum, but if and when the UK stops being an EU member state and becomes what is known as a “third country”, the number of customs declarations is expected to increase from 50m to 350m a year. British companies will be facing tariffs and customs checks, […]
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  • Government policy

    Uncategorized » Bordering on Brexit

    December 4th 2018 Brexit continues to cause some serious headaches for those involved in the UK’s automotive sector. With the publication of a draft withdrawal agreement on November 14, UK prime minister, Theresa May, affirmed her commitment to a continued customs territory. Whether that intent will be realised is as much in doubt as ever, however. Although the […]
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