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    Roger Crook resigns from DHL Global Forwarding

    2015-04-29T13:09:54Z

    Roger Crook has suddenly resigned from his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Crook, who was also a member of Deutsche Post DHL’s management board, is said to have stepped down with immediate effect from both roles for “personal reasons”. DHL confirmed the resignation with Automotive Logistics this ...

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    China conference: the big come to get stronger

    2015-04-17T07:40:51Z

    Speakers at the 12 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference pointed to efforts at both the government and industry level to improve services, become more efficient, market orientated, and international, particularly with growth slowing down. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Shanghai There is no getting ...

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    BCUBE to handle parts sequencing for Qoros

    2015-04-14T18:13:01Z

    Chinese carmaker Qoros has outsourced operations for sequenced parts to Italian logistics provider BCUBE ahead of plans to launch production of a new model later this year at its factory in Changshu, 80km north of Shanghai. It is Qoros’s first outsourcing of inbound and plant-related logistics services, while for BCUBE ...

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    Opel to boost Holden-badged exports to Australia and NZ

    2015-04-14T09:24:20Z

    GM’s Opel division has produced the two millionth car at its facility in Gliwice, Poland. The vehicle – a Cascada convertible – is being shipped to Australia where it will be badged under the Holden brand as part of an arrangement set up in February this year in which Gliwice ...

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    3PLs in China are raising the bar

    2015-04-05T12:00:21Z

    Maintaining logistics leadership in China is becoming more about demonstrating the ability to implement innovative and sustainable solutions than it is about moving pure volume China, as this magazine has long noted, is a complicated automotive logistics market. State-owned carmakers tend to have affiliated logistics providers to handle their transport ...

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    Ford aims to triple exports from India following Sanand plant launch

    2015-04-01T13:36:05Z

    Ford in India has opened a new $1 billion vehicle assembly and engine plant in Sanand, in the northwest region of Gujurat, the carmaker’s second major production facility in the country. The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 240,000 units, while the engine plant will start with an ...

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    Maintaining the flow

    2015-03-30T11:23:50Z

    What are OEMs, claims managers and repair specialists doing to prevent damaged vehicles from damaging profits and customer confidence? Despite the best efforts of carmakers and their logistics providers, and despite vehicles arriving in perfect condition most of the time – up to 99.75% for some OEMs – there will ...

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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing

    2015-03-23T10:28:52Z

    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

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    Faster forwarding

    2015-03-23T09:00:42Z

    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logistics Ed Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. ...

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    Growth and agreement in South-east Asia

    2015-03-19T12:31:08Z

    With the imminent introduction of a new regional trade agreement, the logistics challenges posed by difficult border crossings and the ASEAN region’s island geography could ease as investments in services increase Despite some setbacks, vehicle production is expected to grow further in South-East Asia as part of wider economic growth ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability

    2015-03-16T16:32:29Z

    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations. Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics

    2015-03-13T19:22:03Z

    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Big change around in Ceva’s global automotive leadership

    2015-02-26T16:46:05Z

    There have been a number of changes to the management of Ceva Logistics’ automotive business in the last month. Tamara Histand, who was executive vice-president for global automotive, has left the company after 10 months in the role and been replaced by Toni Fondevilla, who was most recently vice-president, Global ...

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    Japan Post to buy Toll Holdings for $5.2 billion

    2015-02-18T15:06:09Z

    Supply chain provider Toll Holdings is being bought out by Japan Post for $5.2 billion. Toll, which is one of the largest independent providers in Asia Pacific, will be run as a division of the Japanese postal and logistics provider when the deal is complete in June, but will retain ...

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    Strain becomes head of global automotive at Goodpack

    2015-02-04T11:06:45Z

    Robert Strain has left his role as vice-president of the automotive sector for Asia Pacific at Ceva Logistics to take up a new position at Goodpack as head of global automotive. Goodpack provides steel intermediate bulk containers to global markets. “Robert will be responsible for all aspects of the automotive ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China

    2015-01-21T15:19:07Z

    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Executive changeover at Delphi in Asia Pacific

    2015-01-21T12:15:58Z

    Last month saw a number of executive changes at automotive parts supplier Delphi. Eddie Wright, currently regional logistics director, Asia Pacific, for the company, has been promoted to global category director, Electrical/Electronic Components replacing Larry Graves. Wright is moving to Luxembourg to join the Delphi International Procurement Leadership team. Wright ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance

    2014-12-17T12:19:05Z

    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed ...

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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock

    2014-12-17T12:18:52Z

    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs procedures While the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it ...