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    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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  • Sales and production

    News » JLR commits to UK supplier base for Evoque

    November 28th 2018 Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has used the launch of its new Range Rover Evoque SUV to confirm its commitment to the supplier base in the UK by awarding more than £4 billion ($5.1 billion) in contracts to support production of the model. The carmaker did not say whether any of the contracts increased UK domestic […]
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  • Port developments

    News » SCH to discharge Fords shipped into Liverpool

    November 20th 2018 Port and logistics services company SCH has signed a contract with Ford to discharge vehicles arriving at the port of Liverpool from the US and Europe. Full details of the contract remain confidential but SCH will unload and park vehicles delivered on shipments to the port twice a week. SCH said it would be taking […]
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  • Supply chain disruption

    News » Ford starts shutdown at Bridgend engine plant

    October 31st 2018 Work at a production line at Ford’s engine plant in Bridgend, south Wales, has been put hold for five days, just as the company starts work on building a new engine. The halt is on the AJ line which is making an engine for Jaguar, the BBC reported. A Ford spokeswoman told Automotive Logistics the company initiated […]
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  • Government policy

    Opinion » Stockpiling strategies to survive Brexit

    October 29th 2018 The prospect of Brexit in just a few months, deal or no deal, has focused minds on the inevitable consequence of supply chain interruption. The British media have begun to report the likelihood of stockpiling goods and even panic buying of certain products such as pharmaceuticals and food – although fresh produce can’t be stockpiled […]
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  • International trade

    News » ACEA and CLEPA highlight dangers of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

    October 19th 2018 Europe’s OEMs and tier suppliers have issued a stark warning at the Brexit summit in Brussels this week about the potentially far-reaching impacts of the UK leaving Europe without a deal in place. Drawing attention to the fact that more than 1,000 EU trucks cross the Channel to deliver to car and engine plants in […]
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  • Government policy

    Opinion » Bordering on Brexit – why it pays to be prepared

    October 18th 2018 The Eurotunnel has carried more than 26 million trucks and more than 340 million tonnes of freight goods since 1994. A total of 25% of trade in goods between the UK and continental Europe goes through the Channel Tunnel, representing a total value of around 115 billion euros per year. For more than 20 years it […]
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  • Automotive Logistics UK summit

    News » A race against time for the UK car sector

    October 17th 2018 It is still very uncertain what the UK’s exit from the European Union is going to look like at the end of March 2019 but it is going to have a big impact on the automotive industry whatever it looks like. At this year’s Automotive Logistics UK summit, major carmakers and their suppliers joined analysts […]
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  • Logistics service providers

    News » Gefco invests in Corby expansion

    October 17th 2018 Gefco’s UK division has invested in two additional paint booths at its 17-hectare vehicle processing centre in Corby, East Midlands to increase its refurbishment capacity for new and used vehicles. The company is also hiring 20 additional technical and mechanical staff. “The investment in our Corby site has been driven by a significant growth in […]
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    News » Looking to technology to tackle looming disruption

    October 10th 2018 The automotive industry in the UK is in the shadow of looming disruption brought about not just by the uncertainties of Brexit but a host of other issues that will be made more problematic if the country leaves Europe without a deal on March 29 next year. Given that the logistics sector in the UK […]
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