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  • BLG-China1-300x200
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    Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    2017-01-25T12:06:35Z

    China topped the index once again, based on market size, ease of doing business and logistics infrastructure The outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions ...

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    WWL and DB Cargo Italian venture to slash transport times to Asia

    2016-11-04T17:34:32Z

    WWL and DB Schenker’s Cargo division have agreed to develop a multimodal logistics hub in north-east Italy that will cut the transport time for vehicles to Asia by eight days compared with routes from northern Europe. The port of Monfalcone, near Trieste, is the northernmost port in the Adriatic Sea ...

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    Ten years in India: a look back at Tata Motors

    2016-10-18T15:59:42Z

    This November 8-10 th in Gurgaon will see the 10 th Automotive Logistics India conference . To celebrate our first decade in this critically important market ahead of the conference, we’ll be looking back regularly at our coverage of the subcontinent over this time, with links back ...

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    Audi starts making transmissions in Tianjin

    2016-08-22T14:09:32Z

    Audi is working with VW Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ) in China to supply seven-speed S tronic transmissions to the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Changchun, which makes the Audi A4L. The two companies have set up a new €577m ($654m) facility in Tianjin to make the transmissions. It is the first time ...

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    Beijing Changjiu Logistics shares double after public offering

    2016-08-16T17:05:48Z

    Shares in Beijing Changjiu Logistics have doubled in value after it became the first private Chinese automotive logistics company to go public in a launch on the Shanghai stock exchange on August 10th. The company, one of the largest third party providers serving the automotive sector in China, has so ...

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    Vietnam retains controversial import policy

    2016-07-26T14:55:14Z

    Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to keep in place a controversial policy allowing only the authorised dealers of foreign carmakers to import vehicles. The policy, which first became mandatory in June 2011 and was due to expire this month, applies to all vehicles with fewer than nine ...

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    China conference: local logistics providers go global… to survive

    2016-04-27T15:33:03Z

    As Chinese growth slows, and the government encourages more market reforms, Chinese automotive logistics providers are increasingly looking beyond their own borders to offer international freight services and capture new clients, writes Christopher Ludwig . Contribution by Rachael Hogg. As vehicle production and sales growth accelerated in China ...

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    China conference: Using logistics to hold onto the spare parts business

    2016-04-27T14:54:08Z

    Wang Gencai, Dongfeng Nissan As the number of cars plying China’s road increases, demand for parts has also been rising across the length and breadth of the country. However, the current model of OEM spare parts sales and distribution in China is poised for disruption, both from independent and ...

  • DelhiGurgaon_highway
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    NEC and DMIC Trust set up Indian container tracking service

    2016-04-27T14:31:25Z

    Japanese IT and communications provider NEC Corporation has established a 50-50 joint venture with the DMIC Trust, which oversees infrastructure developments on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, to provide a new container location service. DMICDC Logistics Data Services will provide shippers and transport operators with logistics visualisation services enabling them to ...

  • XuGuangqing
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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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    UECC launches first dual-fuel car carrier

    2016-04-26T15:27:08Z

    European short-sea operator UECC has formerly launched the first of its two dual-fuel car carriers at a ceremony held at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China. The TBN Auto Eco will be delivered to UECC in September this year following trials at sea to test the vessel’s operation on ...

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    TLS recognises top rail, sea and road logistics providers

    2016-04-26T10:45:02Z

    Left to right: D’Anne Duclos, vice-president, TLS; Daniel Meyers, director, automotive facilities, BNSF; Aaron Lakey, director automotive sales, BNSF; Katie Farmer, group vice-president, consumer products, BNSF; Dave Fleenor, assistant vice-president, automotive marketing, BNSF; Lee Hobgood, general manager, vehicle transportation, TLS; Missy Pearlman, senior rail and truck strategy and operations ...

  • Al Cardona, BMW
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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: catching up with digital and automation trends

    2016-04-25T17:32:04Z

    Steve Dyer, from Bain & Company, said China had a long way to go in catching up to the US and European productivity Despite China’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, filling the world’s homes and stores with products ‘made in China’, rising labour and production costs are increasingly a ...

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    Grupo Antolin opens joint venture component facility in Wuhan

    2016-04-22T17:17:25Z

    Interior component maker Grupo Antolin has opened an €11m ($12.4m) plant in Wuhan, China that is making headliners and door panels for Renault Nissan, PSA Group, Infiniti and Honda. The facility is a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon and will mainly be making parts for DF Renault and DPCA (Dongfeng ...

  • Xu Guanqing
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    China conference: New truck limits to force vehicle sector to adapt

    2016-04-21T16:25:59Z

    The finished vehicle logistics market in China is set to face substantial change, if costs are not to rise substantially as a result of slower growth in the market and new restrictions on truck dimensions, delegates at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Chengdu were told today (April 21st). At ...

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    Iran Khodro outlines export targets

    2016-04-20T15:44:17Z

    Following the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran in January, the country’s main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO), has said it intends to export 30,000 vehicles to international markets in the next 12 months. “IKCO has already picked up one or more vehicles as its main items to ...

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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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    Kerry signs deal to increase stake in Indev and rebrand

    2016-04-19T10:21:38Z

    Kerry Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding to increase its stake in Indian firm, Indev Logistics, to 50% in a deal reported to be worth $150m. As a consequence, Indev will be rebranded Kerry-Indev Logistics. Kerry, which previously held a 30% stake in Indev, said the move reflected its ...

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    Kumamoto earthquakes disrupt vehicle assembly across Japan

    2016-04-15T16:41:46Z

    [Updated 21st April] The two earthquakes that hit the Japanese island of Kyushu last week have halted operations at assembly facilities across the country, including Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, and dramatically affected the tier supplier base in the region. The first earthquake, which was a magnitude 6.5, hit ...