All Asia Pacific articles – Page 13

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    DHL reports mixed financials, but auto is a bright spot

    2013-08-07T13:35:11Z

    Deutsche Post DHL reported mixed financial results for the second quarter, with a settlement and gains in the German parcel and mail business largely offsetting declines in its express, freight forwarding and contract logistics divisions.However, a small rise in contract logistics revenue was attributed to growing business in Asia Pacific ...

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    BMW to double exports from South Africa and add Maputo port

    2013-08-07T12:11:44Z

    BMW plans to double exports from South Africa to around 70,000 units a year by next year and will use the port of Maputo in Mozambique to supplement volume shipments of the BMW 3 series. The ports will supplement the carmaker’s ongoing use of the port of Durban in South ...

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    Japanese supply chain in US firing on all cylinders

    2013-08-07T11:51:08Z

    As Japanese OEMs see record growth in US-based production, parts sourcing and vehicle exports, the carmakers are investing significantly to increase manufacturing and logistics capacity across the region. Japanese carmakers are investing heavily in the US supply chain following growth of more than 37% in vehicle production in the ...

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    GM pulls Opel out of Australia

    2013-08-06T17:02:38Z

    General Motors has announced it will stop Opel distribution in Australia, less than a year since it introduced the brand to the market, stating that business is “not financially viable”. The company said that the decision was taken by Opel in Germany and that it is winding down its sales ...

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    Geodis Wilson appoints managing director to expand US freight-forwarding

    2013-08-01T16:10:35Z

    Geodis Wilson Group has appointed Michael Greco as its managing director for the US market. Greco will take over a business that aims to increase net sales by 50% in the next five years across various sectors, including automotive. Geodis Wilson is the freight-forwarding arm of Geodis Group, which integrated ...

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    ​Toyota will increase exports and localisation with second Indonesian engine plant

    2013-07-31T10:18:12Z

    Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the development of a new engine plant in Indonesia near the company’s assembly plants in Karawang, some 50km from Jakarta. The plant will export standard engines and boost the company's localisation in Indonesia. In this story...TMMIN's current assembly plants Indonesia's growth as key supply baseLocalisation ...

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    Penske Automotive buys Australian commercial vehicle distributor

    2013-07-30T15:03:15Z

    US-based vehicle retailer, Penske Automotive, has signed a contract to buy Western Star Trucks Australia (WSTA), the commercial vehicles division of Australia’s Transpacific Industries, for $200m. The company primarily distributes heavy and medium-sized trucks, as well as spare and aftermarket parts, for Western Star Truck, MAN and Dennis Eagle in ...

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    Blank takes up role at Agility in Europe

    2013-07-17T15:48:24Z

    Thomas Blank has taken up a new role at integrated logistics provider Agility as managing director of Area Central Europe. He replaces Thomas Peikert who has left the company after 23 years.Blank moves from his previous role as vice-president and managing director of Geodis Global Solutions for the Asia Pacific ...

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    Toyota's total supply chain vision

    2013-07-01T23:59:36Z

    Toyota’s North American Logistics Control division is taking a more centralised approach to managing its inbound logistics network in an effort to influence the carmaker’s purchasing decisionsThe Toyota Production System (TPS) demands similar processes for logistics wherever they may take place in the world. The emphasis on heijunka – the ...

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    Ford packs for home

    2013-07-01T23:00:43Z

    Ford Motor Company is looking to increase the percentage of returnable packaging and special racks that it owns by up to 50%, as the carmaker seeks to gain more control over its assets in a number of important markets around the globeVehicle manufacturers rightly consider packaging to be a vital ...

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    Integrating men and machines for Chinese warehousing

    2013-07-01T22:00:40Z

    Cost, safety, efficiency and control must be considered for warehouse management and materials handing equipment as Chinese manufacturers work to balance manpower and automation in the supply chainAs carmakers open new plants across China, and costs for labour and materials rise, the balance between automation and manual labour continues to ...

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    North American vehicle ports - riding the waves

    2013-07-01T17:31:32Z

    Import and export growth trends;North American ports survey;Mapping out old and new shipping routes;Growth in the south and Mexico;Infrastructure developments;Future risks and rewards. Significant growth for both vehicle imports and exports continues throughout North American ports. The numbers and trends are in this annual port survey of the regionThe ...

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    India ports – shaping up to ship out

    2013-06-28T18:09:57Z

    India must add services and new port infrastructure to keep up with growing exportsKeeping up with exportsOEM port preferencesNYK: how to improve Indian ports Chennai holds strong Making the perfect portAlthough the Indian market has seen domestic sales decline this year, growth has remained stronger for passenger vehicle exports. In ...

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    Global round up: Bochum PDC to stay open; Greenbrier railcar; Daimler uses PINC, Malaysia cuts duties, Ford Awards

    2013-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Opel Bochum PDC will remain open beyond plant closureGM’s Opel division has confirmed its spare parts distribution facility next to the Bochum assembly plant in Germany will remain open after the plant closes next year to fulfill contract obligations with Neovia Logistics Services. Neovia, previously Caterpillar Logistics Services, works ...

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    Ford to close plants in Australia

    2013-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Ford will cease vehicle production in Australia in October 2016 citing high manufacturing costs and market fragmentation amongst the reasons for the withdrawal. It will bring to an end a period of almost 90 years of carmaking in the country but the company has lost approximately A$600m ($574m) over ...

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    Global round up: Rates dispute halts Renault Nissan; GM invests in Lansing; Metcash buys in Australia; Barcelona grows; Honda builds at logistics facility; Nissan van for GM

    2013-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Rates dispute halts Renault-Nissan deliveries in IndiaAll outbound movements of Renault Nissan Alliance vehicles from the Orangadam plant near Chennai in India are reported to have been suspended this week because of a dispute over freight handling rates. The automotive joint venture is reported to be demanding a 20% ...

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    Jaguar starts deliveries of F-Type

    2013-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Jaguar has started shipping its F-Type sports car from the Castle Bromwich plant in the UK. The carmaker said that 75% of the vehicles will be exported and a percentage of these will be taken by rail twice weekly from its railhead on the Castle Bromwich site to ...

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    WWL bids for Melbourne auto terminal development

    2013-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has submitted a bid to redevelop the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. If the bid is successful it will be the 12th automotive terminal that WWL operates around the world. The Port of Melbourne Corporation will be releasing the request ...

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    Krathwohl leaves GM amid reshuffle

    2013-05-08T00:00:00Z

    Christine Krathwohl has left her role as the executive director for global logistics and supplier diversity at General Motors as the company made changes to its senior executive staff. Edgard Pezzo, who was previously GM South America’s vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain, has already taken over as ...

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    Chinese logistics needs to enter a new phase

    2013-04-17T00:00:00Z

    With logistics costs in China now at an historic high, and posing a major challenge to the country’s expanding automotive industry, the government and private industry are now stressing the country’s need to shift to a more ‘sustainable growth’, it was revealed this week at the Automotive Logistics China ...