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    WWL fully acquires South African joint venture with Groupe CAT


    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


    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


    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 services ...

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    UTi shareholders approve DSV acquisition


    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 ...

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change


    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Canada: Changing with the scenery


    It may be at a similar level of development, but Canada is a different logistical landscape to the US, and its changing production patterns mean providers have to work harder to remain efficientWhen considering North America’s vehicle logistics network, emphasis is most obviously put on the US, the world’s largest ...

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    Hyundai cuts production at St Petersburg plant


    Hyundai will decrease the production volume at its St Petersburg plant by 6.3% this year to 215,000 units, the head of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Russia has said. “In 2015 we will continue stable operation without any changes, and target production of 215,000 cars,” he said. According to Hyundai, the plant ...

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    A bridge to better business


    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

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    Focus on Spain part 4: Making the rail in Spain move faster in the chain


    General Motors has been increasing the amount of rail that it uses to move vehicles built in Spain to ports and to European markets, with ambitions to use the mode even more.Spain’s recovery in vehicle production and sales in 2015 was faster than many would have anticipated even at the ...

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    Focus on Spain part 1: The bull is back


    Spain’s production and sales are recovering from a long period of decline, with growth also in the country’s supplier base. Our four-part report looks at how manufacturers are responding. Reporting and contribution by Anthony Coia, Christopher Ludwig and Roger Stansfield. After more than five years of multiple recessions, fiscal ...

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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region


    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...

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    A China confirmará novo padrão reboque para transporte de veículos


    Uma estranha era na indústria de logística de veículos da China pode finalmente estar à beira do fim. Em um país onde 80% ou mais dos automóveis de passageiros são movidos por caminhão, e em torno do qual uma indústria de 30.000 ou mais transportadores de carro tem se desenvolvido, ...

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    Pronto para reemergir - sinais positivos de que a Índia está no caminho certo


    As trágicas e históricas inundações em Chennai tiveram um sério impacto sobre a Índia, com muitas pessoas perdendo suas vidas e danos consideráveis ​​em toda a cidade e região. A cadeia de fornecimento foi interrompida, com muitos fornecedores e montadoras na área tendo que fechar por algum período, incluindo a ...

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    Chocan dos buques de cargamento rodado en Humber


    El buque de Nissan Car Carriers City of Rotterdam (en la imagen) se vio involucrado la semana pasada en una colisión con el ferri ro-ro de DFDS Primula Seaways en el estuario Humber cerca del puerto de Immingham en el Reino Unido. El accidente se produjo entorno a ...

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    Venezuela imports Chery taxis


    Chinese carmaker Chery has delivered a first volume instalment of 2,500 taxis to Venezuela through the port of Cabello. The delivery follows an initial shipment of 400 vehicles last month. The Venezuelan Minister of People Power for Aquatic and Air Transport (MPPTAA), Giuseppe Yoffreda, supervised the unloading as part of ...

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    Novas inundações atingem montadoras na Índia


    Chuvas torrenciais continuaram no estado localizado no litoral sul indiano de Tamil Nadu, levando inundações a várias fábricas da montadora nos arredores de Chennai, pela segunda vez em duas semanas. O porto e aeroporto de Chennai foram fechados por dois dias e a maioria das estradas estão submersas sob vários ...

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    Spain could lose carmaking in five years, warns Machado


    The president of Ford Spain, José Manuel Machado (pictured), has warned that the high costs of logistics and energy in Spain could threaten the future of vehicle manufacturing in the country. He said the higher costs meant the industry was less competitive, which could prompt manufacturers to switch production to ...

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    ACL to deploy first G4 vessel on transatlantic trade in December


    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will deploy the first of its new G4 fleet in December on a transatlantic service. The Atlantic Star is the first of five con-ro vessels the Grimaldi-owned company has on order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China and is reported to be the largest con-ro ...

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    Arkas signs deal with Duisport for logistics services in Turkey


    [Updated 26 November] Turkish logistics provider Arkas Holding has signed a joint venture agreement worth $120m with Germany’s Duisport to develop multimodal logistics facilities in Turkey and multimodal services between there and the Central Europe. The announcement of the venture, the name of which is still being finalised, was ...

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    VW India begins exports to Argentina; imports from SA start at Altamira


    Volkswagen has announced that it has begun exports of the Vento model made at its Chakan plant near Pune, India, to Argentina, where it is being rebadged for sale as a Polo. The vehicle was launched in Argentina on November 10th and so far VW has exported 1,600 vehicles to ...