All Asia Pacific articles – Page 4

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    XPO cuts jobs at LTL business in wake of Con-way takeover

    2016-02-01T09:28:59Z

    Following XPO Logistics’ takeover of US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion , the company has announced 190 planned redundancies in its less-than-truckload (LTL) business. XPO said the layoffs would reduce annual costs by more than $20m. The company is aiming to make an improvement in profit of ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Freeing trade from all points

    2016-01-30T04:43:18Z

    After more than five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally agreed last year across 12 countries in the Americas and Asia . Once the landmark agreement is ratified by national governments, it could reshape trade patterns across the Pacific. For the Mexican automotive industry, TPP brings the ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi

    2016-01-29T18:25:03Z

    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...

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    UK hits vehicle export milestone; engine production boosted by overseas demand

    2016-01-25T17:04:04Z

    The UK exported a record number of vehicles in 2015 – at more than 1.2m – equal to more than 77% of the country’s total production for the year, which stood at more than 1.5m units according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). That production ...

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    Ford will stop all operations in Japan and Indonesia by end of year

    2016-01-25T14:37:19Z

    [Updated 26th January] Ford has confirmed that it is ceasing all operations in Japan and Indonesia, including sales and imports of Ford and Lincoln vehicles to the countries, in the face of weak market share. According to a statement on Monday (25th January) from Ford Asia Pacific’s vice-president of ...

  • DSV
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    Taking ownership of the supply chain

    2016-01-20T16:41:24Z

    The acquisition of UTi Worldwide looks set to substantially boost DSV’s already impressive growth in the automotive sector When DSV’s chief executive officer, Jens Bjørn Andersen, spoke to Automotive Logistics in September 2015 at the opening of its 168,000 sq.m Krefeld-Fichtenhain logistics centre, near Düsseldorf in Germany, he said that ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel opens Singapore logistics hub

    2016-01-13T11:38:01Z

    Kuehne & Nagel has opened a 50,000 sq.m logistics centre in Singapore to support a range of industries in Asia. It is the logistics group’s largest-ever investment outside of Europe. The Singapore Logistics Hub will service multiple users and sectors, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and healthcare companies operating ...

  • Japan WWL
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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change

    2016-01-12T14:59:41Z

    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordingly Japan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well ...

  • Magna Logistics team
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    Magna: One for all, and all for one

    2016-01-08T11:14:50Z

    Magna is putting an emphasis on global coordination, standards and best practice for both logistics and packaging, with technology and training crucial to the tier one’s future success A defining characteristic of large tier one suppliers is often decentralisation. At Canada-based Magna – North America’s largest tier supplier and among ...

  • Maersk
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    Maersk Line continues job cuts

    2016-01-05T16:03:04Z

    After cost reduction plans were announced by Maersk Line last month, and more than 100 jobs have been cut, chief commercial officer Stephen Schueler has become the highest profile member of staff to leave the company. Between now and the end of 2017, Maersk plans to reduce its staff number ...

  • H Target in Rotterdam)
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    A bridge to better business

    2015-12-23T08:00:00Z

    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

  • Taurus_hangzhou
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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region

    2015-12-21T07:00:22Z

    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 2: Mitten in Europa

    2015-12-17T12:16:52Z

    Pictured are the 420,000 sq.m set of OTC buildings in Baunatal, with part of the Kassel plant in the foreground As reflected in its main location, Depot Kassel plays a central role in the Volkswagen Group’s global service parts strategy, requiring flexibility as well as a high level of ...

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    Volkswagen Depot Kassel part 1 : The beating heart of service parts

    2015-12-17T12:15:04Z

    Dr Claus Wriebe has been working in Volkswagen's spare parts logistics for more than 14 years, and took over as head of Depot Kassel in early 2014 In a three-part report Automotive Logistics explores the scale and importance of the Volkswagen Group's colossal parts operations, centred around Kassel, Germany ...

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    Gefco appoints Martin Rantle as commercial director

    2015-12-02T10:36:03Z

    Gefco has appointed Martin Rantle as its new commercial director in the UK. Rantle moves from Palletline where he was executive director of sales and marketing for UK and Europe. Prior to that role, he spent 30 years at TNT, most recently as vice president of sales and marketing for ...

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    Kalmar supplying Melbourne auto terminal with cargo equipment

    2015-11-17T11:14:46Z

    Cargotec’s cargo handling division, Kalmar, is supplying the new ro-ro terminal being developed at the Australian port of Melbourne with 12 pieces of cargo handling equipment, which will be used when the terminal goes into operation. The first phase of that operation will see a new 185,000-sq.m facility north of ...

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    DB Schenker makes top level appointments in Europe and India

    2015-11-16T16:22:39Z

    DB Schenker has detailed CEO appointments in Europe and India with Jürgen Wilder taking over as CEO of DB Schenker Rail this coming December and Oliver Bohm, recently appointed as CEO of Schenker India. Wilder joins the company from Siemens where he was most recently CEO of the company’s global ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply

    2015-11-10T12:21:29Z

    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan Alliance Renault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales ...