All Asia Pacific articles – Page 9

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India


    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 ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival


    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 ...

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    General Motors: waste not, want not


    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 came with ...

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    Global conference: relentless logistics at Ford, Honda and Chrysler


    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 ...

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    When supply is a close run thing


    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 ...

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    Penkse boosts CV distribution business with MTU-DDA buyout


    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 ...

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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim


    In what is being described as an industry first, Volvo Cars is working with automotive fleet services provider Manheim on a common international platform for inventory management and the wholesaling of used vehicles to its franchised dealers. According to Manheim the platform will enable the Swedish car manufacturer to introduce ...

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    Russia threatens retaliatory ban on vehicle imports


    Russia has said it will tighten retaliatory sanctions on products from Western nations to include a ban on vehicles if more sanctions are imposed on the export of Russian products. The announcement follows the recent imposition of sanctions on food products from the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada and ...


    WWL restructures with top executive moves


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has restructured its global organisation from four geographical business units into two market performance areas (MPAs): Atlantic and Asia Pacific. The switch, which is effective this month, includes a number of top executive reassignments. “Over the years, WWL has continuously developed and grown our organisation to ...

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    Ford will help India become major export hub


    According to data compiled by India's engineering exporters' body, the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the combined value of the country's exports of finished vehicles and auto parts increased by 25% in April 2014. This figure includes exports of cars, as well as two- and three-wheel vehicles. The latter group ...

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    WWL wins bid to operate Webb Dock auto terminal


    [This story was updated on 4 July 2014] Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has won the bid to operate the new Webb Dock automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne in Australia following the submission of a bid back in 2013. The company will operate through its subsidiary Melbourne International Ro-Ro ...

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    Moving towards integration in Southeast Asia


    Potential customs harmonisation among the ten ASEAN nations could see Thailand at the centre of a global automotive powerhouse, with big implications for logistics Thailand continues to hold much promise for the automotive industry. Home to many of the world’s largest carmakers and tier suppliers, it should also receive a ...

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    NYK adds services from Jaxport to Far East


    From this month NYK Line is expanding its ro-ro service to and from the US East Coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), increasing sailings to the Middle East to three per month and offering wider connections to Asia. The newly expanded service now offers connections to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, ...

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    Randy Creel takes up role at DB Schenker in the US


    Randy Creel has moved from Ford to take up a new position at DB Schenker as head of vertical market automotive, Americas. From his base in Boston, Creel head automotive activity throughout North and South America. Creel was with Ford for almost 14 years, most recently as global strategy and ...


    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America


    Growing production in Mexico and the US, along with rail wagon shortages, could disrupt the regional port network and its services. However, with new plants only just launching in Mexico, the future patterns aren't yet clear. The continuing trend of nearshoring in North America’s automotive sector is poised to ...

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    Executive changes at DHL Supply Chain


    [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] Oscar de Bok (left) has replaced Paul Graham as CEO of DHL Supply Chain’s Asia Pacific region. He moves from his role as CEO for DHL Supply Chain's South and South East Asia region. Graham (pictured below), who was in the previous role for six years, is ...

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    Big movements needed at Turkish ports


    Turkey’s volatile vehicle trade has seen export growth, but not all of its ro-ro ports have kept up with the services and capacity that manufacturers require to handle the volume effectively. Turk ey is a sizeable albeit volatile hub for vehicle trade, with exports a particular strength. Last year, Turkish-based ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels. ...

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    Better profits in Europe help TNT


    TNT Express has reported improving operating profits for its core European region in the first quarter of 2014, despite a drop in revenues. While some international markets remain under pressure, the company also saw better results for its domestic Brazil operations, which broke even for the quarter. In total, TNT ...

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    Acumen secures contracts with Jaguar Land Rover


    UK logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has secured new contracts with Jaguar Land Rover for the transport of vehicles from the carmaker’s plants in the UK Midlands to dealers in the south of the UK, as well as for delivery to ports of export. The contracts will mean the annual ...