Southeast Asia

  • VinFast-SUV---front-34-right
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    VinFast ramps up production in Vietnam

    2019-09-11T13:19:00Z

    LUX SA2.0, VinFast Vietnamese carmaker VinFast is now in the third month of production at its $3.5 billion assembly plant in the northern port city of Hai Phong, with two models now being distributed to the domestic market: the Lux A2.0 saloon and an SUV called ...

  • Thyssenkrupp_3D_02
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    Thyssenkrupp to establish 3D printing centre in Singapore

    2019-04-10T11:28:00Z

    German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp will set up an additive manufacturing facility in Singapore this year to serve as a regional base for the company’s existing TechCenter in Germany. The materials and components maker said it aims to unlock 3D printing’s potential for customers in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. The centre ...

  • Scania_Bangkok
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    Scania opens Thai factory to better serve Southeast Asia

    2019-03-06T09:20:00Z

    Swedish truckmaker Scania has moved production closer to sales in Southeast Asia with the opening of a factory in Thailand to assemble truck and bus chassis from complete knockdown (CKD) kits shipped in from Europe, as well as manufacturing truck cabs locally. Last year, the company sold more than ...

  • Nissan 1m exports from Thailand
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    Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

    2019-01-22T09:34:00Z

    Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV. Foreign sales by the OEM from Thailand began with a Frontier sent to Australia in 1999. Since then, Nissan’s Thai ...

  • Mitsubishi_outlander_web feature
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    Mitsubishi aims to expand production in Vietnam

    2018-11-20T16:27:44Z

    Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi Motors is looking to start building vehicles from the ground up in Vietnam, rather than just assembling knockdown kits there, its CEO, Osamu Masuko, has announced. The company wants to establish a parts industry and supply chain within the country to support the new approach. According to ...

  • Chevrolet_Sail3_China
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    GM starts exporting Chevrolet Sail from China to Mexico and Caribbean

    2017-11-08T10:23:54Z

    GM has started exporting the Chevrolet Sail from its joint venture plant with SAIC in China to Mexico and the Caribbean. The carmaker has confirmed to Automotive Logistics that as of late October, the models being sold in those markets are being built in Yantai, the port city in ...

  • kn-ra-0023
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    Kuehne + Nagel expands Eurasia Express services with rail to Europe

    2017-10-18T15:28:49Z

    Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has expanded its Eurasia Express rail service to take shipments between China, South Korea and other Southeast Asian countries to Europe. It said its service from Changchun in northern China, which connects weekly to Hamburg in Germany, would be attractive to automotive customers, and that the ...

  • DICV_Karmarajar_port
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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000 th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on ...

  • OIA-Global-sede
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    OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    2017-02-08T12:15:36Z

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of ...

  • Bill Villalon, APL
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    Bill Villalon takes up role as president of APL Logistics

    2017-01-04T14:40:50Z

    Following the news that Bill Villalon (pictured) had taken on the role of acting president at global cargo transport and logistics provider, APL Logistics , the company confirmed this week that he will now permanently take up the role of president. The move follows the departure of Beat Simon, who ...

  • Bill_Villalon_APL
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    Villalon takes on acting president role at APL Logistics following Simon's departure

    2016-11-22T08:07:16Z

    William Villalon (left), who was senior vice president at APL Logistics, the global cargo transport and logistics provider, has taken on additional responsibilities as acting president at the company. The appointment follows the departure of Beat Simon who a spokesperson for the company said is leaving “to pursue new career ...

  • Oscar_de_Bok_9_2013
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    Oscar de Bok takes up CEO role at DHL Supply Chain

    2016-06-29T10:20:01Z

    DHL Supply Chain has appointed Oscar de Bok (pictured) as its new CEO for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. He moves from his previous role as CEO of Asia Pacific at DHL Supply Chain and replaces Paul Graham, who has left the company for personal reasons. With the company ...

  • Subaru Forester
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    Subaru starts Forester CKD production in Malaysia

    2016-03-01T16:42:54Z

    Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the company that manufactures Subaru cars, has announced that it has, along with TC Subaru (TCS), a subsidiary of Tan Chong, started production of the Subaru Forester vehicle at the Malaysian assembly plant of Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA). The vehicles are being assembled from complete ...

  • CumminsHubSingapore
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    Cummins opens global aftermarket logistics hub in Singapore

    2015-07-29T15:09:57Z

    Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast ...

  • VinaStarHQ
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    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing

    2015-04-17T10:30:03Z

    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country. Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market ...

  • VinaStarHQ
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    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing

    2015-04-14T09:06:37Z

    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country. Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market ...

  • APL_Log_LA
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    APL Logistics to establish regional hub in Sri Lanka this year

    2015-04-08T11:45:19Z

    Integrated supply chain provider, APL Logistics, has said it plans to establish a regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka by the second half of 2015. It will support APL Logistics’ existing cargo hubs in North and Southeast Asia and connect with as many as 18 container freight ...

  • production of UAZ
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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales

    2015-02-17T12:44:56Z

    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

  • Thai_auto_cluster
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    Thai rail link to benefit automotive shipments in region

    2015-01-09T12:39:37Z

    China has signed an agreement with Thailand to build a double track rail link stretching more than 870km between Nong Khai on the Laos border with Thailand, to the Thai industrial zone in the east of the country. According to industry analysts in the region, the development bodes well for ...

  • PSA-Dongfeng-signing
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    DPCA to sell vehicles to ASEAN region from Singapore

    2015-01-07T09:39:45Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Dongfeng Motor, its partner in China, to sell Chinese and European-made vehicles in ASEAN markets from a base in Singapore. The agreement, which is reported to be worth 100m yuan ($16m), is part of PSA’s existing strategic partnership with ...