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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford


    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen Harley (left) ...

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    Joint venture to make Jeep in China


    Fiat-Chrysler is extending its partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to make Jeep models in China from 2015. Fiat Group Automobiles, Chrysler Group International and GAC reached an agreement last weekend to form a new alliance called GAC Fiat to make the brand. It will develop the current portfolio of ...

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    Imports to China grow but tax policy is a concern


    Imported vehicles to China have shown a growth in sales of 13% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID). The first two months of the year also saw vehicle imports to the country surge by 50%, led by high-end vehicles with ...

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    China’s new growth comes with old stories


    Speakers at this year's conference in Beijing revealed that manufacturers and logistics providers are well on their way to further growth in China, but many are still struggling to shift towards higher-value services, as well as fix familiar problems. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams Full-length videos of the main sessions ...

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location


    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    WWL Fidelio crew rescue yachtsman from rough seas


    The crew of a car carrier operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have rescued a yachtsman adrift off the north-east coast of New Zealand. The MV Fidelio was diverted 370km from its route to the port of Auckland on Monday (April 7) following a distress signal sent to the ...

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    GES appoints Moletti to head Asia Pacific


    Logistics provider Globe Express Services (GES) has appointed Fulvio Moletti to the role of managing director for the Asia Pacific region. Moletti joined GES in 2012, leading its Southeast and South Asia region, with increasing levels of responsibility. His new role is part of a wider restructuring of operations at ...

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    ASEAN aftermarket set to soar, says Frost and Sullivan


    Increased vehicle sales in Southeast Asia over the coming years are going to have a big impact on the development of the aftermarket in the region according to forecasts from consultancy Frost and Sullivan. New vehicles entering the ASEAN market will precipitate the rise in aftermarket operations and parts supply ...

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    Opel to leave China; plans Europe production of US Buick model


    ​ General Motors has announced its Opel brand’s official removal from the Chinese market, effective in January 2015. At the same time, it has said that it plans to build two new models for the US market at its plant in Rüsselsheim in Germany. Opel will build a new Buick ...

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    ​Unipart increases turnover and global automotive footprint


    Unipart, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturing, logistics and consulting companies, has announced its financial results for 2013. The figures revealed a 5% increase in total group turnover to £1,055m ($1,755m), up from £1,010m in 2012r. At the same time, however, the Group reported a loss on total operating profit, including ...

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    Höegh vessel returns to service after search for missing airliner


    Ocean transport provider Höegh Autoliners has returned its car carrier vessel St Petersburg on its normal commercial route after a week spent assisting in the search for the Malaysian Airlines 370 passenger plane that went missing on 8 March this year. The vessel was on its way from South ...

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    European vehicle ports sail into the light


    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story... Top ten port tables Bremerhaven still leads Growth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on rise Port figures UK strong across the board Routing and ...

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    GM could increase exports to Australia


    General Motors has confirmed it is considering increasing exports of finished vehicles built in South Korea to Australia. The carmaker has said that potential exports would help boost production declines, following Chevrolet’s decision to pull the brand off the European market but a spokesperson for GM Korea said the company ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover signs first contract with NYK for US exports


    NYK Group’s European division has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to transport vehicles from the port of Southampton in the UK to the US West Coast port of Hueneme. It is the first time JLR have used NYK for ocean services. Shipments began earlier this year in ...

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    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo


    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain.Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. Since ...

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    Arriving at the moment of truth in North America


    In this story... Honda's multimodal exports S hort sea rises and flows Railroads respond V W's strategic savings Stretching capacity After years of anticipation about growth in North American production and potential logistics bottlenecks in Mexico, this is the year when hopes – and possibly fears – will become ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection


    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers. In this story... Cost versus protection Wrapped up in film Opting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and ...

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    Getting to the point of return


    As China’s use of returnable packaging for automotive parts grows, the need for standardisation has become increasingly importantThe move towards wider use of returnable packaging is gaining momentum in China, although it still has a long way to go. Increasing the use of such equipment still depends largely on further ...

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    This year’s Europe conference is streaming Live online!


    This year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany, is now live streaming debate and offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online.Once again the conference has filled the stylish and spacious Kameha Grand Hotel on the banks of the ...

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    WWL begins extended service from Santander


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has introduced a new service for vehicle and special cargo shipments from Santander, Spain calling at South Africa and onto Australia. The service will operate twice a month and call at ports including Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban in South Africa, and Fremantle, Melbourne, Port ...