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  • torbjorn
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    Shipping focus case study: A crow’s nest view of the supply chain

    2014-12-17T12:17:42Z

    Complex, multimodal, multi-activity supply chains call for smart management systems. For WWL, that has meant a decade-long partnership with UK software specialist ProAct International Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is one of the world’s largest specialist ro-ro carriers, however the company’s infrastructure and activities go far beyond its 60-strong vessel fleet. ...

  • ACMA
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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘ acche din ’ ...

  • AmlanBose,Ford
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    India Conference: Ford switches to LLP model for inbound and export logistics

    2014-12-14T16:24:20Z

    As it prepares to open its second Indian plant next month, Ford has switched its inbound logistics outsourcing in the country from the use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), which managed transport through a mix of its own assets and other carriers, to a ‘lead logistics provider’ concept ...

  • Nigel_Harris_Ford
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    India Conference: Indian logistics cost a disadvantage versus China

    2014-12-10T13:14:58Z

    Ford intends to make India a global centre of excellence for small car production and export, with expectations to ship around 50% of its production volume from the country overseas. While the carmaker is seeing success, including strong demand for the Ford Ecosport both in India and for export demand, ...

  • ERIC KIRCHNER_UTI
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    Kirchner suddenly resigns as CEO from UTi; Feitzinger steps into role

    2014-12-09T15:16:31Z

    Eric Kirchner (left) has resigned as CEO and member of the board of directors at UTi Worldwide. He has been replaced in the CEO role by Edward Feitzinger, who moves from his role as executive vice-president of Global Operations, which he has held since 2012. Feitzinger has been with the ...

  • UTi  CJ MOU Signing -3
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    UTi signs partnership with Beijing Changjiu for global services

    2014-12-03T15:06:30Z

    Third party logistics provider UTi Worldwide has signed a partnership agreement with finished vehicle transport and aftermarket services provider, Beijing Changjiu Logistics, to serve OEMs and suppliers. Under the agreement each partner will have the ability to cross-sell core services to automotive companies both within and beyond China over the ...

  • Andy.Weber080811
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    Andy Weber moves to Panalpina from K+N

    2014-12-02T15:49:21Z

    Andy Weber is to return to Swiss transport and logistics provider Panalpina as head of Global Operations in January next year. He moves from his role as president of the Asia Pacific region for rival provider Kuehne + Nagel. Weber began his freight-forwarding career at Panalpina in 1982. A spokesperson ...

  • Cargo Centre Graz_small
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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands

    2014-11-25T17:03:37Z

    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing. For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the ...

  • WWL_thailand_trucks
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    华轮威尔森物流全力掌控泰国的销售和客户服务业务

    2014-11-24T15:21:29Z

    华轮威尔森物流(WWL)透露,该公司在泰国正致力于销售和客户服务业务,目的是“在不断增长的市场更好地协调其业务。”在过去的二十年,这些业务由威尔森船舶服务公司(WSS)经营。华轮威尔森物流表示,由于处理这些业务的团队将保持不变,因此此项举措应该不会影响到该公司与客户的日常关系。  威尔森船舶服务公司销售负责人Sunee Phansatitwong,现在已经加入华轮威尔森物流,并担任泰国地区的商业总经理一职  Phansatitwong 说:“我和我的团队现在已经成为更庞大的物流团队中的一部分,从厂家到经销商提供各个方面的物流服务。我们当然很高兴能继续为我们在该地区的客户提供服务。”  华轮威尔森物流表示,改变业务结构的决定是受该国家市场变化的影响,其中包括汽车制造商大量涌向泰国以及国内生产商扩大生产的形势。  东南亚华轮威尔森物流公司副总裁兼负责人Trond Tønjum指出,有两个主要因素影响物流业务在国内的发展。首先是更好的贸易关系,其中部分是受新亚洲经济共同体(AEC)协议的影响,期望此项协议能够缓解东南亚市场的出口状况;第二个是汽车生产能力的增长。该公司表示,汽车出口有望在未来三到四年翻一番,从120万辆的汽车出口量增长到220万。  Tønjum说:“随着AEC将在2016年1月起生效,我们期望增加跨境贸易。泰国将成为包括缅甸、老挝、柬埔寨和越南在内的大部分东南亚国家的一个自然生产枢纽和中转国。”  业务结构的变化预计将带来效率的提高,以及发展华轮威尔森物流海洋物流之外业务的空间。  Tønjum还说:“泰国现在正以汽车制造商主要出口国的身份,加入全球生产中心的行列,如同墨西哥,南非和其他一些国家一样。与此同时,现在我们希望泰国的商品能够从泰国跨过东南亚出口到欧洲,澳洲和北美,并且我们已经准备好向这些地区提供我们优质的服务,专业技术和支持。”  

  • WWL_thailand_trucks
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    WWL takes full control of Thai sales and customer service functions

    2014-11-24T15:21:29Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has revealed that it is bringing its sales and customer service operations in Thailand in house to “better coordinate its business in a growing market”. Those functions have been handled by Wilhelmsen Ship Service (WSS) for the past two decades. WWL said that the move should ...

  • CEVA_flag
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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations

    2014-11-17T11:11:11Z

    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

  • africa-02
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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

  • Emirates_SkyCargo_A310F_A6-EFC
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    Emirates SkyCargo expands to Budapest

    2014-11-05T15:55:05Z

    Emirates’ freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, has recently launched cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest has one of the largest economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is hoping to strengthen its operations in central Europe with the new service. The company has a network of ...

  • Mohammed_Esa_Agility
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    Agility appoints Mohammed Esa to CCO for Europe

    2014-11-03T12:39:33Z

    Integrated logistics provider Agility has appointed Mohammed Esa as its chief commercial officer (CCO) for Europe. Esa assumes responsibility for leading all the commercial activities of Agility across Europe, including sales, marketing and product management. Esa has more than 23 years of experience in the transport and logistics industry. He ...

  • Fiat-India-Plant-Ranjangaon
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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India

    2014-10-29T15:46:19Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to ...

  • DrJohanvanzyl
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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival

    2014-10-21T18:32:50Z

    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...

  • Pezzo
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    General Motors: waste not, want not

    2014-09-24T14:09:43Z

    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo , left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain. When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job ...

  • Automotive Logistics Global 2014 - 2020 Vision panel
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    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler

    2014-09-24T10:36:47Z

    As Automotive Logistics Global came to a close in Detroit, a senior level panel of logistics executives discussed themes and thoughts from the event, and looked ahead to what challenges and innovations might be in store for the sector. Automotive Logistics' publisher and conference director Louis Yiakoumi seated left to ...

  • Screenshot_16_09_2014_14_32
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    When supply is a close run thing

    2014-09-22T14:51:09Z

    Carmakers are showing a renewed interest in local supply networks, but do the benefits of supplier proximity balance the costs for both sides, or is there a middle distance to be found for a win-win? The evolution of automotive manufacturing has mostly been a story of dis-integration. Today’s car factories ...

  • MTUDDA-entry
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    Penkse boosts CV distribution business with MTU-DDA buyout

    2014-09-16T18:27:38Z

    Transport provider Penske Automotive Group has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (MTU-DDA) from its partners Daimler and MTU Friedrichshafen (an affiliate of Rolls-Royce Power Systems). MTU-DDA distributes diesel and gas engines, and power systems, in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, to a range of industries ...