All Asia Pacific articles – Page 20

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    The sleeping giant reawakens


    Signs of relief have finally come to American shores, and OEMs at this year’s conference promised big changes for the supply chain from lessons learned along the way. But what will it all mean for LSPs? American on the outside, global inside Will the supply chain be electrified? Low inventory... ...

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    Making inroads to outbound in India


    Last week’s Automotive Logistics India conference was marked by a sense of urgency amongst attendees eager to solve the problem of moving vehicles across a country that has seen a huge escalation in domestic and export demand for small cars. GM’s director of logistics and supply chain for Asia ...

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    WWL builds on Russia business with dedicated office


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a new office in St Petersburg to strengthen its operations in Russia for the long term. The company has been operating in Russia since 2003 and first called at St Petersburg in January this year when it established a transhipment service specifically for high ...

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    Volkswagen to double exports from South Africa


    Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is doubling the number of vehicles it exports from its plant in Uitenhage, near Port Elizabeth, next year following the securing of an order for 55,000 new-generation Polos for the global market. The contract includes the export of 19,000 vehicles adapted for use in right-hand drive ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ford’s group vice president of global manufacturing, and labour affairs, Joe Hinrichs (pictured), is taking up a new position at the company as group vice president of Asia Pacific and Africa. He will start on December 1st and is replacing John Parker who is retiring in January after ...

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    Carmakers don't want the inventory


    The historically low finished vehicle inventory levels in North America are here to stay, according to several carmakers speaking on day one of the 10 th Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit this week. Keynote speaker Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s group vice president, global manufacturing and labour affairs (pictured), admitting ...

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    Honda Indiana exports Civics to wider markets


    Honda’s Greensburg plant in Indiana has shipped its first units of the Civic sedan to Mexico as part of a wider export strategy that also includes markets in Latin America as well as the Caribbean and US territories in Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. The first 270 units will arrive ...

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    UK sees strategic investments in transporter fleets


    UK-based Acumen Logistics Group has taken over finished vehicle carrier Auto UK Logistics to build on the finished vehicle side of it automotive logistics offering. The newly named Acumen Auto Logistics will enlarge Acumen’s transporter fleet and continue to move Land Rovers to UK ports for export. The move follows ...

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    Harley takes over at crucial time for Ford MP&L


    Ford’s Stephen Harley officially assumes his new post this week as the OEM’s Executive Director for Global Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) and for North American Parts Supply and Logistics (PS&L). It is an interesting time for Ford and a particularly crucial period for the MP&L organisation, as the ...

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    Let the train take the strain


    The last shipment of Hitachi high-speed passenger trains reached the Port of Southampton in the UK this week, bringing to a close a four-year project which saw 29 full trains imported from Hitachi’s plant in Kasado, Japan, for use by UK rail company Southeastern. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), acting as ...

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    GM hits new markets with Chinese-made minivans


    Under a new agreement with its Chinese partner, Liuzhou Wuling Automotive, GM has begun exports of minivans from the country to markets in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. The first shipment of 150 vehicles left Guangzhou for Egypt last Thursday aboard NYK’s Zeus Leader and are due ...

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    Honda UK to export hot hatchback


    Honda will export the Civic Type R from its Swindon plant in the UK for sale in Japan next year; it’s the third country to take the UK Type R after Australia and South Africa. The three-door 'hot hatchback' will be called the Type R Euro in Japan to ...

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    Frost & Sullivan award superior performers


    DB Schenker and NYK Logistics reaped rewards at Frost & Sullivan’s 2009 Asia Pacific Transportation & Logistics Awards held last Thursday at the Intercontinental Singapore. A total of 37 awards were given to companies in recognition of their outstanding achievement and superior performance in the region across a range ...

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    An investment partner for Partner Shipping


    Partner Shipping, which entered the car carrier and ro-ro market last year, has found an investor to capitalise the company as it seeks to expand its ocean services. Siem Industries, an industrial group with activity in oil, gas and shipping, has invested in 50% of the company, with the other ...

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    After a decade, WWL looks even more to logistics


    Car carrier and finished vehicle logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), while its shipping revenue and profits have reeled from the drop in car sales and overcapacity of ro-ro tonnage, has achieved more stability and new business for its logistics and land operations, according to CEO Arild Iversen (pictured). ...

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    GMSA awards providers for going extra mile


    General Motors South Africa has recognised two of its logistics providers at the Supplier of the Year 2008 awards held at the company’s Vehicle Conversion and Distribution Centre in Port Elizabeth last Thursday. Höegh Autoliners and To Anywhere Carriers took awards in the Logistics category. Höegh Autoliners transports ...

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    Hoegh builds on India exports trial


    Norwegian ro-ro carrier Höegh Autoliners is establishing a new route between the Middle East, India and Africa following trial shipments which began in 2008. The inaugural sailing of the new regular service will take place in the first week of July, supporting both rolling and static cargo, including vehicles made ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel support Audi in Korea


    Audi Volkswagen has signed a three-year contract with Kuehne + Nagel for warehouse management and spare parts distribution to the aftermarket in South Korea. Kuehne + Nagel is building a new logistics centre near the Incheon seaport as part of the deal, scheduled to be fully operational by September this ...

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    WWL reveals green giant down under


    On Monday Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics held a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia to name its new car and truck carrying vessel MV Tijuca , described as one of world’s largest and most environmentally adapted car and truck carrying vessels. The ceremony was led by Lady Sponsor Mrs Andrea Schrempp, wife of ...

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    Key executives on the move


    Tom LaSorda , Vice Chairman and President, Chrysler (pictured) has left the company following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When the Chapter 11 protection measures were announced last Thursday LaSorda said he planned to retire, but a date wasn't set. The next day Chrysler announced that his ...