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    Burke replaces Goldsmith as head of BMW’s VDCs in US


    Jim Goldsmith (pictured) has moved from his role as head of vehicle processing and distribution centres (VDCs) at BMW North America to become head of US warranty. He has been replaced by Bryan Burke who was VDC manager of operations in New Jersey. Goldsmith has more than 30 years experience ...

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    VW investment doubles capacity in South Africa; exports to play key role


    Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has announced that it will invest more than R4.5 billion ($340m) to produce new models at the OEM’s Uitenhage factory. The investment will include more than R3 billion for production facilities and quality, around R1.5 billion for local supplier capacity, and around R22m to develop ...

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    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK


    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, ...

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    VW India exports 100,000th car to Mexico


    Volkswagen’s division in India has shipped its 100,000th car to Mexico in fewer than two years since it started exports from its facility in Chakan, near Pune, via the port of Mumbai. The milestone vehicle was a red VW Vento, which was loaded as part of a consignment aboard the ...

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    Thousands of cars destroyed in Tianjin port explosions


    *Updated on 17/08 and 18/08 to include more information* Two huge explosions in the port of Tianjin, near Beijing, have caused devastation to large areas of the city, killed at least 114 people, and left many hundreds injured. Several thousand imported cars stored in a logistics park have also been ...

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    Ford to assemble Ranger trucks in Nigeria from SKD imports this year


    Ford will start making Ranger trucks in Nigeria from the fourth quarter of this year at a facility in Ikeja, the latest carmaker to announce production in the country following Nigeria’s introduction of a new automotive industry development plan late in 2013 . It is the first country African country ...

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    BLG expands parts logistics activity in Bremen for Daimler


    German logistics provider BLG has added a further 28,000 sq.m to its automotive parts facilities in Bremen following the transfer of space at the Freight Village GVZ by real estate developer Panattoni Europe. It brings BLG’s total footprint at the GVZ facilities to more than 200,000 sq.m, across three ...

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    WWL ALS shifts heavy loads to South Africa from France and China


    WWL’s Abnormal Loads Services division has recently made a couple of substantial construction equipment moves to South Africa from France and China. In the first move the division moved an 810-tonne mining excavator from Leibherr’s factory in Colmar to its destination in Durban for the mining company Kumba Iron Ore. ...

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    Migrant crisis at Calais continues to disrupt freight movements


    Freight movements between continental Europe and the UK continue to be disrupted by conflict at the port of Calais in France, as migrants trying to reach the UK via the Channel Tunnel clash with French riot police. The migrants are targeting the Channel Tunnel’s freight terminal in repeated attempts to ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest “several hundred million” in global logistics realignment


    [Updated July 30th] Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a multi-million euro investment in the realignment of its global logistics organisation that will involve both inbound and outbound flows and incorporate the supply chain management unit within its central production organisation. “Our investment of several hundred million euros in our supply ...

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    More carmakers announce assembly operations in Nigeria


    Vehicle production in Nigeria is gaining momentum. In the last month both Volkswagen and Honda have started production in the country, and Tata Motors has announced plans to invest $8m in a joint venture plant with local company Iron Product Industries, for vehicle production.[sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] The latest announcements follow ...

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    Iran deal reignites foreign OEM interest in domestic production and exports


    This week’s agreement to lift sanctions against Iran has immediately renewed production and export plans among a number of carmakers with historic links in the country, including PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault-Nissan. The deal, which was signed in Vienna on Tuesday (July 14th), involves Iran, the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia ...

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    Egon Christ gets new role at Daimler outside vehicle logistics


    Egon Christ, Daimler’s long-term head of vehicle logistics at Daimler (pictured), is moving to a new role at the beginning of October this year as head of purchasing and F&E services (forshung und entwicklung – research and development). Christ will be rotating roles with Dr Monica Schmickler, who will replace ...


    Breaking supply chain taboos in South Korea


    Production growth out of the Korean peninsula is slowing, but its role in the global supply chain looks set to become more important as Hyundai-Kia and tier suppliers increase global productionSouth Korea’s supply chain is at the heart of the country’s success in automotive production. A dense network of competitive ...

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    Super Group moves into Europe with In Time Express Logistik acquisition


    South African supply chain management provider, Super Group, is acquiring 75% in German expeditor In Time Express Logistik for €153.5m ($168m). The deal is expected to be complete by the end of October this year. In Time has 20 branches across Europe, with its main base in Germany, and operations ...

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    China modes: No single way forward


    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logistics China’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger ...

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    Grimaldi builds MEX service and invests in Atlantic fleet


    Maritime logistics provider, Grimaldi, is improving the frequency of its Mediterranean Express (MEX) service with the addition of a fifth vessel, which will be deployed from early 2016. The company already has four con-ro and multipurpose vessels supporting the service. From September it has announced that the frequency of shipments ...

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    Transport equipment: On the road to improvement


    Transporter manufacturers face rising demand and complexity, with a need to balance regulations with load factors and growing concerns over driver ergonomics Growth in vehicle production in many markets has increased demand for car-haul equipment. But while there is demand for trailer manufacturers to produce more equipment, the sector ...

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    Olive to lead further convergence at Renault-Nissan Alliance


    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has appointed Jérôme Olive as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management. He is replacing Shohei Kimura who will move to a new leadership position in manufacturing within the Nissan group to be announced later. Olive will now be in charge of further integrating ...

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    North American ports: Ebbs and northbound flows


    Our annual survey reveals a new port at the top of the vehicle processing table and greater growth in south-eastern ports. However, the tide can turn quickly. Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report The vehicle market in North America remains on an upward track, with rising sales and increased production ...