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    Report suggests US is reviewing its trade deal with South Korea

    2017-04-19T23:42:44Z

    US vice-president Mike Pence (pictured) has indicated during his visit to South Korea that the trade deal between the two countries is under review and could be reformed, according to a Reuters report. The deal, which came into effect in 2012, has had a positive impact on US vehicle exports ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes. That is because ...

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    China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    2017-04-10T17:16:26Z

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story... A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    ATI invests in multi-level car park to deal with Philippine imports

    2017-03-20T17:29:13Z

    Asian Terminals (ATI), the Philippine port operator and developer, is investing 1.3 billion Philippine pesos ($25.8m) in a five-level vehicle storage facility at the port of Batangas to handle continued growth in imports of vehicles to the country. Batangas port accounts for the majority of the country’s annual car imports ...

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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 announcement Toyota 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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    Volvo Cars plans to make China a global export hub

    2016-11-02T12:19:29Z

    Volvo Cars is starting production of a number of new model series at its facilities in China as part of plans to increase production capacity there and turn China into its global manufacturing and export hub. A spokesperson for the carmaker said it expected China to eventually account for between ...