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  • KingAbdullahPort

    NYK signs deal to develop ro-ro in Saudi; JLR pulls plans on plant there


    Global shipping line, NYK, has signed a joint venture with the owner and developer of King Abdullah port in Saudi Arabia – Ports Development Company (PDC) – to build a ro-ro terminal there. Due to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2016, KAP RoRo Terminal will be the ...

  • Volkswagen Konzern erˆffnet eigenes Motorenwerk in Russland

    Carmakers localise engine production in Russia


    Despite the continued slump in the Russian automotive market, a number of foreign OEMs are localising engine production in the country. Volkswagen and Ford have opened facilities in Russia in the last week, and Mazda’ joint venture with Russian OEM Sollers has signed a memorandum with the government to establish ...

  • KLine_pic_7500_unit_ship

    K Line begins project cargo shipments from Japan to UK


    Global shipping line, K Line, has begun a direct service between Japan and the UK, which will employ the company’s 7,500 unit ro-ro vessels to move project cargo volumes (namely rail equipment) between the port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu and Teesport. K Line signed a contract in May this year with Vantec ...

  • MIAS_auto

    Jungheinrich expands activity with MIAS buyout


    Material handling equipment and warehousing provider, Jungheinrich, is buying the German-owned MIAS Group, which provides stacker cranes, automated pallet handlers and materials handling technology to a range of sectors including automotive. “By acquiring the MIAS Group, Jungheinrich is enlarging its technology portfolio in the field of automated warehouse solutions,” said ...

  • Synoptima_One_Network_logo

    One Network Enterprises signs deal with Synoptima in Asia Pacific


    One Network Enterprises, which provides cloud-based supply chain services, has signed a joint strategic partnership with Synoptima, an expert in supply chain optimisation and logistics packages, for the provision of services in the Asia Pacific region. The partnership will combine technologies and cloud-based software with expertise in analytics, supply chain ...

  • Belanger, Ford

    Ford’s Grant Belanger to retire; Todd Bryant will head global logistics


    Ford will soon have a new executive director of global material planning and logistics (MP&L), and parts supply and logistics (PS&L) in North America as Grant Belanger (left) retires after 30 years with the company.Sources at Ford have told Automotive Logistics that he will be replaced by Todd Bryant, beginning ...

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    Russia increases logistics subsidies for vehicle transport from Far East region


    The rules governing subsidies for the domestic movement of vehicle volumes in Russia are to be changed following a decree recently signed by the country’s Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, with an increase in the overall amount of support offered by federal and regional governments. Carmakers based in the Far East ...

  • NYK_side

    Ro-ro operations launch at Pipavav port


    NYK Auto Logistics (India), a subsidiary of the NYK Group, and APM Terminals Pipavav, have announced the commencement of ro-ro operations at Pipavav Port, India. The first shipment of vehicles from the port of Pipavav’s newly-opened ro-ro terminal have been loaded onto NYK’s ‘Grand Dahlia’ vessel this week. The pure ...

  • HoeghTarget_vessel_naming_web

    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK


    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, ...

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    Toyota to restart manufacturing near Tianjin


    Toyota has announced plans to ‘gradually’ restart its production at its two joint venture plants near Tianjin port, China, from today.The plants are run by Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. The OEM’s manufacturing operations have been suspended since the huge explosions at the port on August 12th , which killed ...

  • VW_India_export_Mexico_Vento

    VW India exports 100,000th car to Mexico


    Volkswagen’s division in India has shipped its 100,000th car to Mexico in fewer than two years since it started exports from its facility in Chakan, near Pune, via the port of Mumbai. The milestone vehicle was a red VW Vento, which was loaded as part of a consignment aboard the ...

  • mahindra_logistics

    Mahindra Logistics focuses reorganisation on lucrative business sectors


    Mahindra Group’s third party logistics provider – Mahindra Logistics – is concentrating its focus on a number of specific sectors as part of a major overhaul in its organisation designed to increase revenue. The company is restructuring operations under four new markets: automotive and engineering, automotive outbound, consumer and pharmaceuticals, ...

  • Panel discussion IENA15 2

    Panel discussion: working out the efficiency equation


    This year’s Import Export North American conference covered a lot of territory, from managing changes in export and import patterns, new flows from Mexico, capacity limits and increasing safety and quality holds. To close the conference, a panel of vehicle logistics executives from Ford, BMW, Nissan and Honda discussed their ...

  • UECC_steel_cutting

    UECC marks start of LNG vessel build with steel cutting ceremony


    Following t he announcement in March last year that UECC was investing in two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) capable of being powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) , the company has held a formal steel cutting ceremony for the first of the two vessels at the NACKS shipyard ...

  • Rhenus_Plane

    Rhenus extends services between UK and Japan


    Rhenus Logistics UK has announced that it is extending the range of its services to Japan, including for the automotive sector. The freight forwarder has increased the frequency of its air and ocean freight routes to improve UK and European gateways to global markets. Rhenus currently operates across 12 different ...

  • LandCruiserPrado_L

    Toyota pulls Prado assembly out of Russia and will export from Japan


    Toyota has pulled production of its Land Cruiser Prado SUV from the Sollers-Bussan plant in Vladivostok, in far eastern Russia, and is now exporting volumes for the Russian market from its Tahara plant in Japan. Sollers-Bussan is a 50-50 joint venture between Russian carmaker Sollers and Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & ...

  • DSV - Marc Coleman

    Marc Coleman joins DSV as automotive sector development manager


    DSV, the Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has appointed Marc Coleman to support its activities in the automotive industry.Coleman’s role, based in the UK, will build on the brand’s global heritage in the sector. DSV hopes his position will help to re-introduce the company ...

  • HAO_Logistics_rail_launch

    UTi and Changjiu JV launches weekly China-Europe rail service


    Global third party logistics provider, UTi Worldwide, has launched a weekly rail freight service between Harbin in China and Hamburg, Germany in a joint venture involving Changjiu Logistics. Harbin Railway Bureau and Dalian Port Investment are also involved in the venture, which is called HAO Logistics. The service builds on ...

  • last panel

    The 'X' factors of port efficiency


    ​Speakers at the 2015 Import Export North American conference in Baltimore pointed to the need to improve visibility in the international vehicle logistics chain, and to work closely together ahead of what could be major changes to import and export patterns. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from ...

  • Tianjin port cars explosion

    Thousands of cars destroyed in Tianjin port explosions


    *Updated on 17/08 and 18/08 to include more information*Two huge explosions in the port of Tianjin, near Beijing, have caused devastation to large areas of the city, killed at least 114 people, and left many hundreds injured. Several thousand imported cars stored in a logistics park have also been completely ...