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    Third ro-ro executive sentenced in anti-trust investigation


    Three ocean shipping executives have now received prison sentences associated with a US Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation into price fixing amongst a number of car carriers.Susumu Tanaka, who held a number of managerial roles in NYK’s car carrier division, was sentenced last week to 15 months in a US ...

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    WWL opens third VPC in China; starts work on another in US


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Tianjin in China, its third such facility in the country. The latest facility, which is a joint venture with the Tianjin Port Group, provides 140,000 sq.m of storage and a 6,000 sq. m workshop, which will ...

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    Schenker announces sudden departure of Thomas Lieb


    Dr Thomas Lieb (left) has resigned suddenly from his role as head of DB Schenker Logistics, and will give up his role as chairman of the Management Board of Schenker. He will leave the Deutsche Bahn Group altogether at the end of the month (March 31). The company said that ...

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    Yusen Logistics bases team in Sao Paulo


    Yusen Logistics has established a dedicated project cargo team in Sao Paulo, Brazil to develop services for the movement of high and heavy equipment, as well as support the company’s overall project network in the country.The team will provide global project consultation, planning and implementation, across all modes of transport ...

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    Europe conference: LSPs stand to gain a greater share of the value chain, says PwC


    As the automotive sector gathers pace in terms of production, it is also becoming defined by a greater degree of complexity and data. OEMs and suppliers are assigning more tasks to logistics service providers in the face of this growth in more complex supply and production, and this means those ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability


    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations.Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s primary ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards


    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”.“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics


    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Volvo increases exports from Gothenburg


    Volvo switches more exports to Gothenburg portVolvo Cars has switched its vehicle exports from Sweden to Finland, Russia and China from the port of Wallhamn to the port of Gothenburg. The move consolidates Volvo’s exports from Gothenburg with an additional annual volume of 30,000 cars. Gothenburg is Volvo’s main export ...

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    Grimaldi invests in car carrier fleet for Europe-US services


    Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group is investing $300m in five car carriers to provide services between Europe and the US. The vessels are most likely to be used for the transport of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, though this was unconfirmed by Grimaldi.The vessels will each be able to carry 7,000 cars ...

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    Hyundai Glovis completes Adampol purchase


    Hyundai Glovis has completed its purchase of a 70% controlling stake in Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol. As reported last November, the Korean logistics provider signed an agreement to take over Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time. That agreement was ...

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    GM to close Indonesian plant citing logistics complexity and material cost


    General Motors has said it will close its Bekasi plant in Indonesia by the end of June this year citing high material costs and limitations on its ability to fully utilise the local supplier base. The company’s executive vice president and president for GM International, Stefan Jacoby, also said that ...

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    Russian authorities encourage carmakers to launch deliveries to Crimea


    Several carmakers in Russia will deliver vehicles to the troubled Crimea region of Ukraine in the first half of 2015, including domestic producers GAZ and VAZ, as well as foreign brands with production facilities in Russia, such as Hyundai and Kia. The move was announced recently by the deputy of ...

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    Chennai receives first vehicles delivered on modified trains


    In India, the port of Chennai has become the first in the south of the country to receive automotive traffic moved by a rake of New Modified Goods (NMG) car transporters operated by Indian Railways. NMGs are single-decker auto carriers that have been built from old ICF and BEML passenger ...

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    Kamigumi looking to build car terminal in Manzanillo


    The Japanese stevedoring company Kamigumi is seeking permission to build a new vehicles terminal at the Mexican port of Manzanillo. Should it go ahead, the port authority, API Manzanillo, calculates it will henceforth account for 20% of all national production. At present, Manzanillo handles just 1% of new car output.The ...

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    Big change around in Ceva’s global automotive leadership


    There have been a number of changes to the management of Ceva Logistics’ automotive business in the last month.Tamara Histand, who was executive vice-president for global automotive, has left the company after 10 months in the role and been replaced by Toni Fondevilla, who was most recently vice-president, Global Key ...

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    SMMT reports seven-fold increase in UK exports to China


    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that exports of vehicles from the UK to China have increased seven times since 2009. In 2014, 137,410 vehicles were exported to China, an increase of 14.5% over 2013. China is now the largest single market for vehicles built in ...

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    Political unrest hits car movements in Bangladesh


    Political turmoil in Bangladesh, which has gripped the country since 6 January, has left more than 6,000 imported vehicles stranded at the ports of Mongla and Chittagong. Importers, faced with a tide of vandalism in the streets, are reluctant to move imported cars out of secure compounds, given that there ...

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    Hyundai and Nissan join a wave of OEMs looking to export from Russia


    A growing number of carmakers are announcing the expansion of export supplies from their production sites in Russia because of the dramatic drop in sales on the domestic market. Following the announcement earlier this month that Kia was exporting from its St Petersburg plant its sister firm Hyundai has also ...