Supply Chain

  • Trade & tariffs

    News » Porsche warns Brexit could force prices up in the UK

    February 18th 2019 Porsche has warned its customers in the UK that they could face a 10% hike in the cost of cars delivered after the Brexit deadline, as a result of the duties that may be imposed. “As one potential outcome of the Brexit negotiations, there is a possibility that a duty of up to 10% may […]
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  • People moves

    News » Oliver Loch moves to Kerry Logistics as MD of Germany

    February 18th 2019 Oliver Loch (pictured) has taken over as MD at Kerry Logistics’ division in Germany. He replaces Ronnie Kempf, who has left the company. Loch brings 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector to the position and moves from rival logistics provider Rhenus, where he was an international account manager in Europe for […]
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  • US trucking

    Opinion » Calling on OEMs, LSPs and carriers to help fight people trafficking

    February 12th 2019 Every day, victims of human trafficking are forced to sell sex at truck stops, rest areas, hotels/motels and other locations within the transportation network. Every day, members of the trucking industry are in these same places – and in a position to make a difference. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a US-based, non-profit organisation which educates and empowers those […]
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  • Tariffs and trade

    News » Linamar CEO warns of Trump’s metal tariffs

    February 12th 2019 The head of Canada’s second largest auto parts maker Linamar says she is concerned no one is talking about the impact steel and aluminium import duties are having on North American companies. Initially imposed by US President Donald Trump at 25% for steel and 10% for aluminium, Canada retaliated by imposing similar levies. “It is completely […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Honda strikes deal with CATL on battery supply

    February 12th 2019 Japanese carmaker Honda has signed a cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) under which the Chinese battery-maker will supply about 56 GWh of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2027. The accord, seen as way for Honda to diversify its supply sources, also provides for the companies to cooperate on the development of EV batteries […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Tesla cuts jobs but reports logistics gains

    February 12th 2019 Tesla is reported to have cut the number of staff it uses to deliver its vehicles in North America by nearly two thirds as part of wider second round of layoffs announced by the carmaker in January. According to Reuters news service, a staff of 230 employed at the company’s Las Vegas delivery facility has […]
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  • Trade dispute

    News » Trade wars contribute to Daimler’s lower profits

    February 11th 2019 Global trade disputes played a part in Daimler’s net profit falling by €3 billion to €7.6 billion ($8.7 billion) last year, compared with 2017. In addition, the decline in diesel car sales as well as disruption caused by the introduction of the new WLTP emissions test in Europe in September eroded the bottom line, said […]
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  • Supply chain analytics

    Intelligence » Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    February 8th 2019 Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our warehouses as well as the […]
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  • People moves

    News » Holger Wilhelm moves to Imperial Logistics

    February 8th 2019 Holger Wilhelm has taken up a newly created role at Imperial Logistics as executive vice-president of automotive. Wilhelm moves from Ceva Logistics where he was vice-president of business development automotive in North America. He will now be based in Zurich, Switzerland and responsible for developing Imperial’s automotive presence in existing and new markets. The company […]
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  • Automotive Logistics Mexico conference

    News » Standing up to risk

    February 6th 2019 Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s seventh-largest automotive manufacturer and fourth-largest vehicle […]