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    Toyota’s fuel cell future rolls on


    In launching its new, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai (left), Toyota had to work carefully with a number of chemical organisations, right through to the United Nations, to make sure the vehicles could be shipped in the most efficient way possible.In the push for alterative fuel vehicles, whether plug-in ...

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    Volvo picks Charleston for first US plant citing logistics benefits


    Volvo Cars has chosen Berkley County in South Carolina as the place for its first US production facility, citing the location’s access to international ports and infrastructure as one of the influences on its decision. The carmaker also pointed to the area’s well-trained workforce, good investment environment and experience in ...

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    BDA expedites replacement parts for Suzuki following recall


    Emergency logistics provider, Bespoke Distribution Aviation (BDA), has helped Japanese carmaker Suzuki solve a replacement parts problem on its Celerio model in the UK.Suzuki had to recall all of its UK Celerio models, which hit the market in February this year, following a test that revealed the vehicle failed an ...

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    Renault Avtoframos to export Duster SUV to Vietnam


    Renault-Nissan has said it will launch the duty-free export of the Duster SUV to Vietnam from its Avtoframos facility, near the Russian capital Moscow, within the next two years. Preliminary estimates suggest the carmaker will export between 15,000-20,000 vehicles there a year. The company has also said it will launch ...

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    MOL orders fuel efficient car carriers with more flexible decks


    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has ordered four car carrying vessels from Japan’s Minaminippon Shipbuilding for delivery in 2017 and 2018. Each vessel is almost 200m in length and will be able to carry 6,800 car equivalent units (CEUs) across 14 decks.The company said the newly designed liftable decks, of which ...

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    First vessel laden with VWs arrives at Jaxport


    Following the news that Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has added the Jacksonville (Jaxport) to its entry ports for distribution of vehicles in the US Southeast, today (29 April) saw the first vessel arrive at the port loaded with VW Group passenger cars.A spokesperson for VWoA confirmed that almost 1,000 ...

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    MOL orders fuel efficient car carriers with more flexible decks


    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has ordered four car carrying vessels from Japan’s Minaminippon Shipbuilding for delivery in 2017 and 2018. Each vessel is almost 200m in length and will be able to carry 6,800 car equivalent units (CEUs) across 14 decks.The company said the newly designed liftable decks, of which ...

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    Roger Crook resigns from DHL Global Forwarding


    Roger Crook has suddenly resigned from his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Crook, who was also a member of Deutsche Post DHL’s management board, is said to have stepped down with immediate effect from both roles for “personal reasons”.DHL confirmed the resignation with Automotive Logistics this week. ...

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    Gefco announces new business and executive moves


    Gefco has used this week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham UK to make announcements about new business and managerial appointments.The transport and logistics provider has renewed its contract with global chassis maker BWI Group, which supplies brake and suspension systems for the transport market. Gefco’s UK division provides complete inbound European ...

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    Car sector should be exempt from India-EU FTA says SIAM


    The free trade agreement currently being negotiated between India and the European Union is not in the best interests of India's motor manufacturing industry, according to trade body the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).“FTAs with competing countries do not benefit the Indian automobile industry,” said SIAM in a statement, ...

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    BMW and WWL officially break ground on VPC at port of Galveston


    BMW WWL Galveston VCP groundbreaking Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has officially broken ground on a vehicle distribution centre at the port of Galveston in Texas. The company’s Vehicle Services Americas division (WWL VSA) is building the facility to handle BMW and Mini shipments to the southeastern part ...

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    What does the e-commerce boom in China mean for automotive logistics?


    In the West, online purchasing has sky-rocketed over recent years, with the Amazon effect taking hold. In the East, and in China, the view is a very similar one, but on an even bigger scale. Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant is now worth more than IBM, Facebook, and Amazon, after ...

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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia


    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013.Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the results ...

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    China Railway ‘Going Out’ with Kerry Logistics


    China Railway Import and Export Company and Kerry Logistics (China) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to combine networks and “explore new growth opportunities” in China and other markets.China Railway is a state-owned foreign trade company and has carried out a number of projects including railway operations and ...

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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China


    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

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    WWL launches second HERO vessel


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has launched its second post-panamax vessel, which has capacity for 8,000 car equivalent units (CEUs). Called the Thalatta, the vessel is described by WWL as a High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) vessel and joins the Thermopylae, which was launched in December last year. WWL is introducing eight ...

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    China's 'One Belt, One Road' strategy under the 'new normal'


    After decades of double digit growth, China is now pursuing an economic model based on slower but more sustainable economic development with a focus on upgrading industry standards and building connections with global markets. The annual growth rate in the economy last year was 7.4% – and 7% in the ...

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    Panel discussion: China needs innovation in logistics


    Reaching the end of the Automotive Logistics conference in Shanghai, a senior executive panel joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi in a lively debate about some of the recurring themes from the event. Topics discussed included the impact the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative would have on the ...

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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment


    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century.Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito said ...

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    Cheaper imports crushing Vietnamese auto manufacturing


    Carmakers in Vietnam are switching to imported vehicles to satisfy consumer demand, which is reported to be threatening the existence of domestic manufacturing in the country.Consumers are increasing showing a preference for imports because of perceived higher quality and lower prices. Thailand, in particular, has found the Vietnamese market to ...