All Asia Pacific articles – Page 10

  • AL_Europe_Kameha
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    Wake up and smell the coffee…in Bonn

    2014-02-05T13:50:38Z

    Carmakers continue to radically re-shape their supply chains across greater Europe to reflect both the shift east of production and the prolonged slump in demand for new cars. In tomorrow’s Europe that is putting faster and more responsive logistics back as a competitive advantage, not just a cheaper way of ...

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    ​WWL in final bidding for Melbourne port development

    2014-02-04T13:35:45Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is in the last stages of a bid to lease at the largest vehicle terminal in Australia. The logistics provider is one of two remaining bidders left in the race for the lease of the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. It follows ...

  • Michael_Robinet_IHS_web
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    Global car making will be based on a risk-benefit model

    2014-01-23T12:51:22Z

    Emerging markets are expected to account for 50% of global vehicle production by 2020 and, to remain competitive and reduce risk in the face of stiffening international legislation, carmakers are looking at co-location and the sourcing of components closer to the final consumer Stiffening legislation, increased competition and a focus ...

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    ​Chinese auto-glass makers to invest $200m in Ohio facility

    2014-01-22T10:42:41Z

    Chinese auto-glass maker Fuyao Group is planning to invest $200m in a new facility in the US state of Ohio in a long term plan to provide a better service to its North American customers while cutting logistics and transport costs. The decision, which the group hopes will expand US-China ...

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    Neovia signs global contracts with Daimler

    2014-01-13T10:26:01Z

    Neovia Logistics has announced a three-year contract win with Daimler in Canada, as well as a renewal of its contract with the carmaker in South Africa. The addition of the business in Canada brings the number of global facilities Neovia operates for the carmaker to eight. The value of the ...

  • Rick Demuro_Ford_web
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    Ford's DeMuro to retire; Laurila to replace him in Asia Pacific

    2014-01-08T08:16:50Z

    Rick DeMuro is leaving his position as director of material planning and logistics at Ford Asia Pacific after eight years in the job and retiring from the company. He is being replaced by Robert Laurila, currently Ford Asia Pacific regional MP&L manager based in Thailand, who Ford said would continue ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds

    2013-12-17T12:41:21Z

    The ro-ro industry has mostly balanced capacity to market demand, but there are regional variations, while changing trades and larger vessels will cause waves at sea. Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig The global ro-ro shipping industry is one of the most complex – not to mention capital intensive – parts ...

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    GM’s Holden to end manufacturing in Australia in 2017

    2013-12-17T11:16:17Z

    GM has announced it will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing in Australia by the end of 2017, as well as significantly reduce its engineering operations. GM operates under the Holden division in the country, with headquarters in Port Melbourne. “The decision to end manufacturing in Australia reflects the perfect storm ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India

    2013-12-16T18:45:01Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains. Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in Pune It ...

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    WTO agrees on customs plan but concerns over currency remain

    2013-12-11T15:13:14Z

    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has unanimously approved a trade facilitation agreement designed to establish common customs standards and ease the flow of goods through borders around the world. It is estimated that it could lower the cost of carrying out trade by as much as 10-15%, according to the ...

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    Toyota to export US-made Highlanders to the Antipodes and Russia

    2013-12-11T11:10:18Z

    Toyota has started production of its 2014 model year Highlander SUV at the Princeton plant in Indiana, US and will be exporting models made there to Australia, New Zealand and Russia next year. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) started production of the model on December 5, following a $430m expansion ...

  • InDesign-5
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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN

    2013-12-06T15:25:23Z

    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story... The Thai production hub Moving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integration Malaysian changes Countries on the rise As automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as ...

  • Asian Grace
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    Local production in Saudi may be on the horizon

    2013-12-06T13:03:25Z

    Sales of imported vehicles in Saudi Arabia are set to increase by another 15% in 2014, led by Toyota and Hyundai, but major carmakers including Chrysler, Ford, GM and Jaguar Land Rover are looking at the potential of domestic production Banning half its population from driving hasn’t prevented Saudi Arabia ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?

    2013-11-25T11:28:41Z

    Trends in the automotive market are fundamentally shifting, resulting in manufacturers facing challenges on two fronts: maintaining profits in established markets, where sales are falling, and taking advantage of the sales opportunities in growing markets in Asia and South America. In both situations, supply chains are proving key to sustaining ...

  • Rui Zhu_web
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    Rui moves to Chery Jaguar Land Rover

    2013-11-20T12:05:26Z

    Rui Zhu has moved from his position as supply chain director of Asia Pacific at parts maker Lear Corporation, to take up a new role as senior director of supply chain at Chery Jaguar Land Rover Automotive, the 50:50 joint venture established last year between Chery Automobile and Jaguar Land ...

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    ​FUSO expands operations in Indonesia through major truck contract

    2013-11-12T15:30:47Z

    One of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, has announced a major deal for its Indonesian operations. KramaYudha Tiga Berlian Motors, has won a 50-unit truck deal from Linfox Logistic Indonesia. The fifty units of FUSO’s light-duty trucks were given over to Linfox at ...

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    ​Panalpina increases LCL operations for automotive in Asia

    2013-11-12T15:26:54Z

    Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina announced last week the addition of 26 less-than-container load (LCL) services for its operations in South East Asia, which include services for the automotive industry. The company said the increased service will allow up to three sailings a week on primary ocean trade routes from Hong ...

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    Dew officially head of Ceva in Asia Pacific

    2013-11-06T18:04:44Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Peter Dew as president, Asia Pacific. The announcement makes formal the role he has held on an interim basis since July when Didier Chenneveau left the position amidst a management reshuffle. Dew has been a member of Ceva’s Executive Board since 2008. Since joining the company ...

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    Delegates to discuss India’s supply chain promise in December

    2013-11-06T18:00:23Z

    Automotive Logistics is gearing up for its final conference of 2013 in Pune, India on 11-13th. Held at the Hyatt Regency hotel, it will be the seventh Automotive Logistics India conference and promises to end this year’s run of seven global conferences on a high. This year’s theme is ‘India’s ...

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    Glovis shifts strategic focus from automotive to bulk

    2013-10-30T16:56:59Z

    Hyundai’s integrated logistics subsidiary Glovis is reported to be shifting the strategic focus of its ocean transport business from finished vehicle shipments to the bulk sector, in an effort to increase business outside of the automotive industry. Under its 2020 business plan the company stated it will increase the number ...