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    ACL committed to Halifax; will double volume through the port

    2016-03-14T16:00:11Z

    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will maintain its twice-weekly call at the Canadian port of Halifax using its new G4 ro-ro/container ships. The company said it would continue to serve the North American and European markets at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal operated by Ceres Halifax. "We looked long and hard ...

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    Russian carmakers set to create new assembly hub in Egypt

    2016-03-09T16:21:59Z

    A preliminary agreement has been reached with the Russian authorities for the creation of a new industrial park in Egypt, where several countries’ carmakers will be invited to assemble vehicles. According to deputy head of Russian Industry and Trade, Georgy Kalmanov, the park will initially accommodate Russian OEMs including Gaz, ...

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    Tofas to export sedan to Mexico rebadged as Dodge Neon

    2016-03-08T17:20:04Z

    Turkish carmaker Tofas, the joint venture between Koç Holding and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, is to export its sedan, known as the Fiat Tipo in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, to Mexico, where it will be rebadged as a Dodge Neon. The vehicle is known as the Aegea ...

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    Panalpina nominates Peter Ulber as chairman, replacing Dr Rudolf Hug

    2016-02-29T16:26:23Z

    Panalpina’s board of directors has nominated Peter Ulber (pictured) as the company’s new chairman, succeeding Dr Rudolf Hug. Ulber is currently CEO of the company. Panalpina will vote on his next appointment at its upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) to be held on May 10, 2016. Stefan Karlen, currently regional ...

  • Takahiro Hachigo
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    Honda to increase exports from Japan; Europe to be export base for Civic Hatchback

    2016-02-29T16:01:20Z

    Honda is planning to export more models made in Japan to North America and Europe, including the Fit/Jazz, CR-V and hybrid models. At the same time, Europe will become a base for supplying the Civic Hatchback to North America and other parts of the world. The company said the moves ...

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    Grimaldi launches mixed cargo service between Houston and West Africa

    2016-02-23T13:19:15Z

    Italian shipping line, Grimaldi, has launched the first direct container/ro-ro service between the US port of Houston and West Africa, taking in a total of 15 ports. The company will deploy a fleet of six multipurpose vessels on the route and there will be a call every 11 days at ...

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    DICV announces 4m export milestone; DTA opens regional centres in Africa

    2016-02-15T11:39:42Z

    Full year figures for 2015 from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) reveal that the subsidiary passed the 4m mark for truck parts exported around the world. The company, which began production in 2012 at its Oragadam factory near Chennai, also increased domestic sales by 37% to 14,000 units and has ...

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    Groupe CAT makes full buyout of Vehicle Services Europe venture

    2016-02-15T10:48:41Z

    [Updated 24th February] Transport and logistics provider, Groupe CAT, has bought the German division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) for an undisclosed sum. The business, which operated under the name Vehicle Services Europe, was a joint venture between the two logistics providers. Groupe CAT will now add three vehicle ...

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    Mercedes forced to re-route cars from port of Koper to Bremerhaven

    2016-02-10T13:19:01Z

    [UPDATED 11 February] Mercedes-Benz has been forced to reroute Asia-bound European exports from the Slovenian port of Koper to Germany’s Bremerhaven port, because of widespread disruption on the Slovenian rail network, which is run by the state-owned company, Slovenske Zeleznice. The disruption includes closures to the one-track line between ...

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    Höegh names third New Horizon vessel; adds Europe-Colombia service

    2016-02-10T12:00:56Z

    Höegh Autoliners has recently named the third vessel in its New Horizon class at a ceremony held at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries yard in China. The vessel was named Höegh Tracer by Hiromi Oe, wife of Akio Oe, President of Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC). The Höegh Tracer ...

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    Santander breaks all records in 2015

    2016-02-08T16:12:46Z

    In 2015, the Spanish port of Santander broke all throughput records for finished vehicles. By November, it had already handled almost 415,000 units, which was 23% more than the corresponding 11-month period in 2014 and 10% higher than the previous year as a whole. In 2014, Santander handled 374,646 vehicles, ...

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    French carmakers scale up plans in Iran following sanctions lift

    2016-02-02T09:17:01Z

    The recent lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has been quickly followed by a rush of interest by international carmakers who are eager to make the most of a market forecast to hit 8m within the next decade, as well as reach the wider market in the Middle East and ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    ERL ro-ro vessel abandoned in Bay of Biscay

    2016-01-27T10:21:16Z

    The ro-ro vessel Modern Express , operated by European RoRo Lines (ERL), is currently drifting at a severe list in the Bay of Biscay following a loss of stability in heavy seas and Force 8 gales. All 22 crew members have been evacuated. The Panama-flagged vessel, which remains afloat ...

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    Taking ownership of the supply chain

    2016-01-20T16:41:24Z

    The acquisition of UTi Worldwide looks set to substantially boost DSV’s already impressive growth in the automotive sector When DSV’s chief executive officer, Jens Bjørn Andersen, spoke to Automotive Logistics in September 2015 at the opening of its 168,000 sq.m Krefeld-Fichtenhain logistics centre, near Düsseldorf in Germany, he said that ...

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    WWL fully acquires South African joint venture with Groupe CAT

    2016-01-20T16:25:55Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is buying 50% of the shares in CAT-WWL, a joint venture network of ten vehicle-processing facilities in South Africa that WWL originally set up with Groupe CAT in 2006. After acquiring the shares and taking full ownership, WWL will become one of the top independent providers ...

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    Guenter Butschek named as new CEO of Tata Motors

    2016-01-20T11:14:23Z

    Guenter Butschek, a former Daimler executive who has held a number of roles in logistics, has been appointed as chief executive officer and managing director at India’s Tata Motors. Butschek will lead all Tata Motors operations in India, and in international markets including South Korea, Thailand, Indonesia and South Africa. ...

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    Jérôme Lorrain to lead Ceva’s new Ground Transportation division

    2016-01-20T11:08:57Z

    Ceva Logistics has added a fourth business division to its operations that will focus on ground transport services and run alongside its existing air, ocean and contract logistics units. The new division will be headed by Jérôme Lorrain, who is taking up the position of chief operating officer (COO). The ...

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    UTi shareholders approve DSV acquisition

    2016-01-19T20:17:40Z

    Shareholders at UTi Worldwide have voted overwhelmingly to agree to the merger agreement between DSV and UTi Worldwide. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval by competition authorities in South Africa, but this is not expected to present a problem. DSV has said that the company still expects to ...