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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim

    2014-09-09T13:58:18Z

    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

    2014-08-19T11:55:54Z

    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 ...

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    WWL restructures with top executive moves

    2014-07-15T16:36:01Z

    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

    2014-07-02T15:55:11Z

    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

    2014-07-02T15:39:04Z

    [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

    2014-06-29T14:56:47Z

    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

    2014-06-18T16:08:06Z

    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

    2014-06-11T14:25:35Z

    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 ...

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    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America

    2014-06-10T23:11:36Z

    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

    2014-06-10T09:51:10Z

    [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

    2014-06-04T14:51:02Z

    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

    2014-06-04T08:33:38Z

    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

    2014-04-30T16:56:15Z

    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

    2014-04-30T14:53:43Z

    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 ...

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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford

    2014-04-23T17:52:38Z

    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen ...

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    Joint venture to make Jeep in China

    2014-04-23T14:43:44Z

    Fiat-Chrysler is extending its partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to make Jeep models in China from 2015. Fiat Group Automobiles, Chrysler Group International and GAC reached an agreement last weekend to form a new alliance called GAC Fiat to make the brand. It will develop the current portfolio of ...

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    Imports to China grow but tax policy is a concern

    2014-04-22T19:58:26Z

    Imported vehicles to China have shown a growth in sales of 13% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID). The first two months of the year also saw vehicle imports to the country surge by 50%, led by high-end vehicles with ...

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    China’s new growth comes with old stories

    2014-04-22T18:48:44Z

    Speakers at this year's conference in Beijing revealed that manufacturers and logistics providers are well on their way to further growth in China, but many are still struggling to shift towards higher-value services, as well as fix familiar problems. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams Full-length videos of the main sessions ...

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location

    2014-04-22T16:00:19Z

    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    WWL Fidelio crew rescue yachtsman from rough seas

    2014-04-11T12:44:41Z

    The crew of a car carrier operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have rescued a yachtsman adrift off the north-east coast of New Zealand. The MV Fidelio was diverted 370km from its route to the port of Auckland on Monday (April 7) following a distress signal sent to the ...