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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 future, change ...

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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 ...

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    Groupe PSA report: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    2017-03-31T20:58:00Z

    PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021

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    OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    2017-02-08T12:15:36Z

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of ...

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    ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    2017-02-08T10:34:15Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will ...

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    Honda and Hitachi announce plans for electric motor joint venture

    2017-02-07T16:59:35Z

    Honda has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Automotive Systems for the joint production of electric vehicle motors, just a week after announcing a hydrogen fuel cell partnership with General Motors (GM) in the US. Hitachi has been selling motors for electric vehicles since 1999 to a number of ...

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    Toyota and Suzuki firm up partnership talk

    2017-02-07T15:35:19Z

    Toyota president Akio Toyoda (left) and Suzuki chairman Osamu Suzuki at the October 2016 announcementToyota and Suzuki have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential cooperation in various business areas including the supply of products and components.In October last year, the two Japanese companies first announced an intention ...

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    Nissan and Tan Chong Motor begin Sunny assembly in Myanmar

    2017-01-24T17:13:46Z

    Nissan and its partner in Myanmar, Tan Chong Motor, have begun assembling Nissan’s new Sunny model at the latter’s local plant for the first time. The move follows a deal struck between Nissan and Tan Chong in 2013 for the first global vehicle manufacturing project in the country since ...

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    Scania and Toyota start Singapore truck platooning trial

    2017-01-23T10:06:20Z

    VW subsidiary Scania and Toyota are to conduct the first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations in Singapore, in what has been described as the largest pilot project of its kind.The three-year pilot, work on which begins this month, will involve three autonomous trucks following a lead manned truck on public ...

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    GM’s Holden says Australian plant will close down in October

    2017-01-16T12:41:30Z

    General Motors Australia subsidiary Holden will produce more than 30,000 vehicles at its Elizabeth plant in South Australia before shutting the site down on October 20th. The brand, which already imports most of its models, will continue to ship cars in from Europe, North America and Asia after local production ...

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    NYK sets up joint venture for inland services in Vietnam

    2016-12-14T11:24:19Z

    NYK has signed a joint venture in Vietnam to provide inland finished vehicle logistics services. The Japanese company will hold an 80% share in a joint venture with local provider Vietnam Ocean Shipping Agency (VOSA), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines. The joint venture will be called NYK ...

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    Siam Motors Industries sets up joint venture with JWD Infologistics

    2016-12-06T10:28:04Z

    Thai automotive parts maker Siam Motors Industries has set up a joint venture with logistics service provider JWD Infologistics to provide integrated automotive parts logistics services to customers including Nissan and Honda, in Thailand and the wider Asean region. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) area includes 10 nations: ...

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    K Line supports increased car imports in Australia with new route

    2016-11-28T17:58:24Z

    Japanese ocean ro-ro carrier K Line has added an ‘anti-clockwise’ service between Thailand and Australia to its existing ‘clockwise’ service. In a statement, the company said vehicle sales in Australia were currently strong and forecast to grow but that the market there was changing drastically as more vehicles were imported, ...

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    Ford boosts design and development with $195m Chennai hub

    2016-11-16T10:14:21Z

    Ford has announced plans to bolster its engineering, IT and supply chain skills in India with a new product development and business centre in Chennai. The $195m investment is expected to increase India’s role as an export centre, as well as a stronghold for data and analytics – including in ...

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    K Line joint venture to provide total logistics service in Vietnam

    2016-11-08T15:08:37Z

    Global maritime logistics provider Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Vietnamese logistics company Gemadept Corp have formed a joint venture based in Ho Chi Minh offering 'total' automotive logistics services. The K Line-Gemadept Logistics Company (KGL), as the JV has been called, has secured a 20,000 sq.m vehicle processing facility ...