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    FCA appoints new head of purchasing and supply chain in Asia-Pacific

    2019-11-13T10:49:00Z

    Ashwani Muppasani has joined Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the Asia-Pacific (Apac) region as head of purchasing and supply chain management (SCM). He moves from his role as vice-president, Americas Operations and Quality at sensor technology firm TE Connectivity…

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:16Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the company ...

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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 ...

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    Toyota Australia opens its largest parts warehouse

    2018-11-26T15:20:55Z

    The largest parts warehouse run by Toyota Australia has been officially opened at Kemps Creek, New South Wales. It is located on 6.4 hectares close to a network of motorways and major arterial roads in the Western Sydney conurbation. The new Toyota Parts Centre (TPC) will house more than 128,000 ...

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    Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry

    2018-10-01T15:11:37Z

    Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services. The functions of blockchain could cater to other sectors to create more transparency and deliver greater efficiency. One example ...

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    Don't hope for a trade war truce

    2018-09-14T11:47:04Z

    Escalating trade wars look set to be the new risk frontier in the automotive supply chain. With countries and trading blocs starting to retaliate against US moves to raise tariffs, open trade borders are closing in quickly. On July 6, 2018, the US began imposing a 25% tax on $34 ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel builds in blockchain

    2018-09-11T16:40:29Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is applying blockchain technology to upgrade its existing Verified Gross Mass (VGM) portal. VGM is the weight of cargo, including the dunnage, bracing and tare weight of the container. Since 2016, the IMO has enforced the regulation that requires the shipper to provide the weight ...

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    Continental buys Australian tyre network

    2018-08-21T15:12:46Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental is purchasing the 258-branch Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain (KTAS) from Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for 350m Australian dollars ($253m). Continental plans to drive forward what is already a strong network of outlets and expand the existing product portfolio, said Ferdinand Hoyos, head of Continental’s passenger ...

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    Yazaki given record fine over cartel conduct

    2018-05-22T12:36:10Z

    Japanese parts supplier Yazaki has been ordered to pay an increased penalty of A$46m ($34.5m) by Australia’s federal court in respect of cartel conduct in the supply of wire harnesses used in the manufacture of the Toyota Camry. The decision follows an appeal by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ...

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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it. During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an ...

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    WWL sells Australia inland transport business to Prixcar for a 20% stake

    2017-11-21T11:19:14Z

    Norwegian transport and logistics provider, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), has confirmed it will sell its inland transport and technical service business in Australia to local finished vehicle logistics services provider Prixcar, in exchange for a 20% share in that company. WWL would not confirm what that share of Prixcar was ...

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    Car production ends in Australia as final Holden rolls off the line

    2017-10-25T10:34:25Z

    Just weeks after Toyota produced its final vehicle in Australia, General Motors (GM) has held a ceremony to mark the end of production at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia. GM’s move marks the end of car manufacturing in Australia, after OEMs decided that manufacturing there was no longer cost-effective. ...

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    Toyota ends car production in Australia

    2017-10-03T12:23:46Z

    After making nearly 3.5m cars there over more than half a century, Toyota has ceased vehicle production in Australia. The carmaker held a ceremony on Tuesday to mark the closure of its Altona plant, near Melbourne, where the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion models have been made. At the event, ...

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    NYK convicted and fined in Australia over criminal cartel activity

    2017-08-09T15:35:09Z

    After admitting its guilt last year, shipping company NYK has been convicted by Australia’s federal court and fined A$25m ($20m) for criminal cartel conduct –the second highest fine ever imposed by the country’s competition authority. In July 2016, following an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the ...

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    Volkswagen Group Logistics: Come together, right now

    2017-06-29T01:53:00Z

    All carmakers are [sta_anchor id= 1 ]grappling with how to plan and respond to the technological, social and economic changes that are expected to affect their products and businesses. Manufacturers must simultaneously manage rising demand for both traditional and alternative fuels, while exploring new models for mobility that might, in ...

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    Nissan to combine warehousing in Australia with partner Mitsubishi

    2017-06-06T17:25:16Z

    Nissan has announced it will establish a joint parts warehousing and logistics operation in Australia with fellow Japanese carmaker Mitsubishi, making it one of the first projects under their recently formed strategic alliance. In completing a $2.3 billion investment in a 34% stake last October, Nissan made Mitsubishi the third ...

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    Gefco to ship CNH tractors from Austria to Australia

    2017-05-09T10:10:26Z

    European agricultural machinery maker Case New Holland (CNH) has contracted logistics provider Gefco to move a consignment of tractors to Australia for the first time. Gefco will move between 260 and 280 tractors in containers to three Australian ports this year: Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane. The tractors will be loaded ...