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What now for docked Hoegh Osaka cargo?

So the saga of the Osaka is finally over - at least the seaborne element of it anyway - but perhaps now the real drama begins back at port i...

ANALYSIS: Europe's car market in 2014, and 2015

The market might have been up by 5.4% in 2014 but there were some surprising brands on the list of those which saw their sales effectively c...

COMMENT: Deckchair army surveys smart Hoegh work

There's been an unexpected rush on car parks down on the South Coast of England as the leviathan Hoegh Osaka - all 51,000t of her - continue...

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Detroit and stuff

The Detroit show - in balmy -17C temperatures, I hear - dominated proceedings this week with those that went describing it as the most optim...

Latest Interviews

Nexteer president and COO Laurent Bresson 19 Jan 2015

Calum MacRae

Nexteer, the former GM Saginaw steering division, has flourished under the ownership of China-based Pacific Century Motors its owner since 2011. Calum MacRae caught up with Nexteer’s president and COO Laurent Bresson at the recent NAIAS.


Q&A with Craig Diem, BWI Group 13 Jan 2015

Matthew Beecham

BWI Group’s MagneRide suspension systems are being increasingly featured in top end cars. In the EU they work on high end integration of chassis components with advanced control and sensory systems to produce vehicles that take safety, ride dynamics and sophistication to a new level. Conversely, BWI also work within the advancing Chinese market that sits in a very different end of the spectrum, where basic safety and control devices like ABS and ESC are just starting to take hold, and where AEB and autonomous driving are concepts reserved for the very top layer of the social elite who can afford to import EU and NA models. Matthew Beecham spoke to Craig Diem, BWI Group, Director – Strategic Planning about how the Group deals with the different challenges that these markets bring.

Latest News

Automakers anxious to learn Osaka cars fate: Hoegh 23 Jan 2015

Simon Warburton

Automakers involved with the salvage of 1,400 vehicles in the Hoegh Osaka are "anxious" to discover the fate of their models in the formerly stricken ship, which has now moored alongside berth 101 in the Port of Southampton says the vessel owner.


BMW appoints new head of Mini brand 23 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

MW Group has announced that from From 1 March 2015, Sebastian Mackensen will take on responsibility for the MINI brand.


Hoegh Osaka due back in Southampton at 17:00 GMT 22 Jan 2015

Simon Warburton

Hoegh Autoliners says its giant Osaka carship is on the move and could even arrive back in the Port of Southampton by 17:00 local today (22 January).


Bosch and BMW form used batteries alliance 22 Jan 2015

Dave Leggett

Bosch, BMW Group, and Vattenfal are to work together on a project to recycle used electric vehicle batteries for energy storage use that it is claimed can help to keep the power grid stable.


Salvers look to slash Hoegh list to 5° for tow 21 Jan 2015

Simon Warburton

Rapidly reducing list on the Hoegh Osaka could see the giant carship towed back into the Port of Southampton tomorrow afternoon (22 January), although unpredictable weather may yet delay her entry.

Latest blogs

Watch the new BMW X4 being built 1 Apr 2014

Glenn Brooks

This three and a bit minutes video takes you inside the soon to be expanded plant where BMW makes the new X4.


The return of the shark-nose BMW grille 26 Mar 2014

Glenn Brooks

During last week's F-TYPE Coupé launch, its designer mentioned in passing the slightly forward lean of its grille. Which made me think of the way BMWs once were. It seems someone else has been having similar thoughts.

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