All Asia Pacific articles – Page 9

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    WWL Fidelio crew rescue yachtsman from rough seas

    2014-04-11T12:44:41Z

    The crew of a car carrier operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have rescued a yachtsman adrift off the north-east coast of New Zealand. The MV Fidelio was diverted 370km from its route to the port of Auckland on Monday (April 7) following a distress signal sent to the ...

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    GES appoints Moletti to head Asia Pacific

    2014-04-11T11:11:01Z

    Logistics provider Globe Express Services (GES) has appointed Fulvio Moletti to the role of managing director for the Asia Pacific region. Moletti joined GES in 2012, leading its Southeast and South Asia region, with increasing levels of responsibility. His new role is part of a wider restructuring of operations at ...

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    ASEAN aftermarket set to soar, says Frost and Sullivan

    2014-04-08T12:43:08Z

    Increased vehicle sales in Southeast Asia over the coming years are going to have a big impact on the development of the aftermarket in the region according to forecasts from consultancy Frost and Sullivan. New vehicles entering the ASEAN market will precipitate the rise in aftermarket operations and parts supply ...

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    Opel to leave China; plans Europe production of US Buick model

    2014-04-04T15:50:18Z

    ​ General Motors has announced its Opel brand’s official removal from the Chinese market, effective in January 2015. At the same time, it has said that it plans to build two new models for the US market at its plant in Rüsselsheim in Germany. Opel will build a new Buick ...

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    ​Unipart increases turnover and global automotive footprint

    2014-04-01T09:49:22Z

    Unipart, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturing, logistics and consulting companies, has announced its financial results for 2013. The figures revealed a 5% increase in total group turnover to £1,055m ($1,755m), up from £1,010m in 2012r. At the same time, however, the Group reported a loss on total operating profit, including ...

  • HoeghStPetersburg
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    Höegh vessel returns to service after search for missing airliner

    2014-03-24T17:50:43Z

    Ocean transport provider Höegh Autoliners has returned its car carrier vessel St Petersburg on its normal commercial route after a week spent assisting in the search for the Malaysian Airlines 370 passenger plane that went missing on 8 March this year. The vessel was on its way from South ...

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    European vehicle ports sail into the light

    2014-03-17T15:51:11Z

    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story... Top ten port tables Bremerhaven still leads Growth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on rise Port figures UK strong across the board Routing and ...

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    GM could increase exports to Australia

    2014-03-11T18:12:36Z

    General Motors has confirmed it is considering increasing exports of finished vehicles built in South Korea to Australia. The carmaker has said that potential exports would help boost production declines, following Chevrolet’s decision to pull the brand off the European market but a spokesperson for GM Korea said the company ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover signs first contract with NYK for US exports

    2014-03-11T16:02:19Z

    NYK Group’s European division has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to transport vehicles from the port of Southampton in the UK to the US West Coast port of Hueneme. It is the first time JLR have used NYK for ocean services. Shipments began earlier this year in ...

  • Volvo Logistics
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    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo

    2014-03-10T18:12:35Z

    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain. Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. ...

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    Arriving at the moment of truth in North America

    2014-03-06T19:11:42Z

    In this story... Honda's multimodal exports S hort sea rises and flows Railroads respond V W's strategic savings Stretching capacity After years of anticipation about growth in North American production and potential logistics bottlenecks in Mexico, this is the year when hopes – and possibly fears – will become ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection

    2014-03-06T19:02:34Z

    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers. In this story... Cost versus protection Wrapped up in film Opting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and ...

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    Getting to the point of return

    2014-02-27T21:11:39Z

    As China’s use of returnable packaging for automotive parts grows, the need for standardisation has become increasingly important The move towards wider use of returnable packaging is gaining momentum in China, although it still has a long way to go. Increasing the use of such equipment still depends largely on ...

  • AL_Europe_Kameha
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    This year’s Europe conference is streaming Live online!

    2014-02-26T19:06:22Z

    This year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany, is now live streaming debate and offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online. Once again the conference has filled the stylish and spacious Kameha Grand Hotel on the banks of ...

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    WWL begins extended service from Santander

    2014-02-18T14:56:15Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has introduced a new service for vehicle and special cargo shipments from Santander, Spain calling at South Africa and onto Australia. The service will operate twice a month and call at ports including Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban in South Africa, and Fremantle, Melbourne, Port ...

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    ​Horizon International appoints Tony Leach as SCM manager

    2014-02-18T14:50:05Z

    Horizon International Cargo, an independent freight forwarder and logistics provider, has announced the appointment of Tony Leach (left) as manager of supply chain development. Leach will work alongside clients in Horizon’s automotive and component manufacturing sectors. He joined Horizon in December 2012 and has since been delivering new logistics products ...

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    WWL backs up business growth in Spain

    2014-02-12T10:11:13Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened a branch office in Barcelona to support the development of its business in the Iberian region. It will be headed by Ramon Oliete, formerly head of WWL’s agency in Barcelona – Agencia Maritima Espanola Evge – which has been operating there since 1987. The ...

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    Toyota begins Highlander exports from US to global markets

    2014-02-12T09:26:14Z

    Toyota has begun exporting Highlander SUVs from the US to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – the first time the model has been exported from North America to those markets. Previously exports of the Highlander to those markets were supplied from Japan. The vehicles are manufactured at the ...

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    NYK not afraid to go local for logistics

    2014-02-11T22:11:14Z

    NYK Auto Logistics is that rarest of things: a finished vehicle logistics provider with a strategy scope and asset base that stretches into many different countries, including difficult emerging markets. But can it combine its myriad services effectively? An NYK ro-ro terminal in Shanghai With the exception of ro-ro ...

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    Toyota will end production in Australia

    2014-02-10T11:11:10Z

    Toyota has announced it will stop building cars in Australia in 2017 and restrict its business to the national sales and distribution of imported models. It will mean the end of Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion production at the Altona plant near Melbourne, as well as the manufacturing of four ...