All Asia Pacific articles – Page 2

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    NYK extends its scope in East Africa and Asia

    2016-10-18T12:59:42Z

    NYK Group has signed an agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Toyota Tsusho to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics, a new joint venture in Kenya to handle imported vehicles. By the end of this year, the new joint venture will offer a variety of services at the port ...

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    Ford ends production in Australia after more than 90 years

    2016-10-11T17:27:57Z

    [Updated October 13th] Ford has closed its assembly plant in Broadmeadows in the Australian state of Victoria, as first announced back in 2013 . The plant opened in 1959 but Ford had been making cars in Australia for 91 years when the Model T went into production in 1925. ...

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    GM Poland assembles latest Astra for Australia and New Zealand

    2016-09-21T10:14:47Z

    GM's Opel plant in Gliwice, Poland, has started assembly of the new generation Astra five-door hatchback for Australia and New Zealand. The first car rolled off the assembly line last week and it will be the fifth model GM Europe is exporting to the two countries. “To date, in Europe ...

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    Work starts on new NYK finished vehicle facility in the Philippines

    2016-09-20T15:45:35Z

    Work has begun on construction of NYK's new pre-delivery inspection and storage facility in the Philippines. The facility, which will be built on land owned by International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) and used as a storage centre for finished vehicles, is located in Barangay Niugan, Cabuyao Laguna. In a statement, ...

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    DSV restructures contract logistics in Asia; Burette to lead division

    2016-08-24T13:34:29Z

    Danish road, air and sea transport services supplier DSV has announced the incorporation of its contract logistics activities in six Asian countries into its Solutions division, following the takeover of US-based supply chain management company UTi Worldwide earlier this year . Operations in the six countries – Taiwan, China, Hong ...

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    Indonesian dealers demand $75m compensation from Ford

    2016-06-29T10:07:58Z

    Ford in Indonesia could be facing a legal claim if it does not pay disgruntled dealers $75m in compensation for withdrawing all business from the country, which it plans to do by the end of this year. In January, Ford announced it was stopping all operations in Indonesia and Japan, ...

  • APM Terminals Inland Services Chennai warehouse
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    Volvo Cars signs deal with APM Terminals for import storage at Chennai port

    2016-06-22T13:23:53Z

    Global terminal operator, APM Terminals, has said its Inland Services division in South Asia has signed an agreement with Volvo Cars to provide a finished vehicle storage warehouse at the port of Chennai in India for imports from Europe. The 9,500 sq.m facility will include bonded and non-bonded areas with ...

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    Christophe Poitrineau moves back to Italy with Ceva

    2016-05-25T13:32:04Z

    Christophe Poitrineau has moved from his role as vice-president of Asia at Gefco to take up a new role at Ceva Logistics as executive vice-president and head of the Italy Cluster. The new role marks a return to Italy for Poitrineau who was managing director of Ceva’s business in the ...

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    WWL promotes Gur Prasad Kohli to head new South Asia office

    2016-05-24T12:17:26Z

    Gur Prasad Kohli (left), who has been managing director for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in India for the past five years, is moving to a new role as head of WWL’s new South Asia area office. The office combines the current responsibilities for South-East Asia and India. Kohli replaces the ...

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    China’s Anji Automotive Logistics looks to overseas stock listing

    2016-05-17T11:05:13Z

    Anji Automotive Logistics, the logistics subsidiary of Chinese OEM SAIC Group and China’s largest automotive logistics provider, is studying the feasibility of an overseas stock listing. The move was revealed via a filing to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, though SAIC has offered no further detail. Anji Automotive Logistics already has ...

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    FAW-VW to build new plant in Tianjin

    2016-05-13T10:53:15Z

    FAW-Volkswagen, the joint venture between Volkswagen and China’s FAW Group, is to build a fifth vehicle plant in Tianjin. Construction of the plant, named North China Base, will begin in May with production scheduled to start in 2018. The plant will have an annual capacity of 300,000 vehicles and will ...

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    Nissan unfazed by OEM plant closures in Australia

    2016-04-28T17:31:50Z

    Nissan Australia has said it is unconcerned by the imminent shutdown of Australia’s last remaining vehicle manufacturing facilities and that its castings operation there will not be affected by the looming closure of the Ford, Toyota and GM-Holden plants. Speaking to Automotive Logistics recently, Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev ...

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    China conference: Debating which way to go from here

    2016-04-26T15:53:16Z

    At the end of Automotive Logistics China 2016, held in Chengdu, industry decisions makers and experts discussed the importance of better logistics planning and engineering, reducing costs to stay competitive, and adapting to new technology. China’s growth continues to push the automotive supply chain and distribution network across the country, ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

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    BMW’s Thailand division to increase exports to China

    2016-04-13T11:36:51Z

    BMW Group Thailand is planning to increase car exports over the next two years to 10,000 vehicles a year. The majority of that volume will be exported from the firm’s Rayong facility to China, but some units will also go to Malaysia. Last year, BMW announced a 1.1 billion baht ...

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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technology The logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants ...

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    Australia’s biggest automotive terminal opens in Melbourne

    2016-04-11T16:55:18Z

    Phase one of Australia’s largest ro-ro and automotive terminal has just opened at Webb Dock West, Melbourne. The Melbourne international ro-ro and automotive terminal (MIRRAT) has been under construction for the last 18 months and includes a new 185,000 sq.m facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal. ...

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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...

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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...