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  • TakahiroHachigo_Honda

    Honda’s president Ito to be replaced by managing officer in June


    Honda Motor has announced that its president Takanobu Ito will be replaced in June this year by Takahiro Hachigo, currently a managing officer with responsibility for purchasing in China (pictured).Hachigo took up the managing officer role last April. He will become senior managing officer in April this year, and will ...

  • Toll_Truck_Warehouse

    Japan Post to buy Toll Holdings for $5.2 billion


    Supply chain provider Toll Holdings is being bought out by Japan Post for $5.2 billion. Toll, which is one of the largest independent providers in Asia Pacific, will be run as a division of the Japanese postal and logistics provider when the deal is complete in June, but will retain ...

  • APL Domestic 53 Foot containers at Port of Chiwan China

    Kintetsu World Express buying APL Logistics


    Kintetsu World Express has bought APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. The Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors in the global market; as much as 70% of ...

  • Marysville Auto Plant

    Honda cutting output at six plants because of US ports congestion


    Following the news that the continuing dispute between dockworkers and port companies on the US West Coast has been affecting the inbound supply of parts to OEMs, Honda has confirmed that it is cutting output at six plants between the 16th and 23rd February as a direct result.There are four ...

  • production of UAZ

    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales


    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

  • CraneWL_Center

    Crane Worldwide Logistics expands in Ohio


    Crane Worldwide Logistics, the Texas-based, full-service customs brokerage and third-party logistics provider, has doubled its staff in Central Ohio because of the number of OEMs and suppliers it is now serving in the region. In December last year, the company started managing a 28,300 sq.m distribution centre for American Showa, ...

  • Jaxport_announcement_VWoA

    VW adds Jaxport to its US ports of entry


    Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has announced that it will begin using the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in Florida in May this year as its main port of entry for the delivery of vehicles to the south-eastern region of the US.Under an initial five-year contract the carmaker said it will ...

  • Mercedes-Benz bus Egypt

    Daimler exports bus chassis to Egypt for local sale


    Daimler Buses has started exporting bus chassis from India to Egypt for final assembly by its partner, MCV, which will fit bodies to those chassis at its facility in Cairo. The vehicles will be sold as Mercedes-Benz brand buses through MCV’s sales network in the country. Daimler said sales figures ...

  • PortLASkyView

    Carmakers look to the skies as US port dispute snags inbound supply


    Carmakers with production facilities in the US, including leading Japanese brands, are having to resort to air charter services, among other measures, as continued congestion at the country's West Coast ports following labour disputes has threatened the supply of inbound parts. With no end to the dispute in sight and ...

  • PKT-Logistics

    PKT Logistics Group moves forward with 'One Auto Hub' in Malaysia


    Malaysian logistics provider, PKT Logistics, has awarded a contract to property developer Eversendai Corporation to build 12 warehouses at Batu Kawan, near Penang, as part of its three-phase 'One Auto Hub' project. In the first phase, Eversendai will build the 12 warehouses, which are shaped to resemble waves, with an ...

  • IAP+Brunswick_+Hyundai+Genesis

    IAP reaches 5m milestone for vehicle handling at Brunswick port


    International Auto Processing (IAP), which provides vehicle processing services at the US port of Brunswick, has handled its 5 millionth vehicle at the Colonel's Island terminal. The milestone vehicle was a silver Hyundai Genesis and was delivered to the port aboard the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics vessel, Isolde.As well as Hyundai-Kia, ...

  • Erik Volvo Cars Gent

    ​Volvo's logistics processes contain some pearls of wisdom


    Back in 2010, China's Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, leading to a huge period of change. Chinese billionaire Li Shufu, who now controls the OEM, wanted to globalise Volvo cars, move into China and learn what he could from the carmaker. Volvo didn't have a global footprint but ...

  • 19BacktobackonNH4_web

    Certainty in sight for Indian carrier lengths?


    Most of the Indian passenger vehicle and two-wheeler carrier fleet is technically illegal, thanks to out-dated regulations, conflicting state laws, and a growing gap between industry practice and the law. However, the government may be close to deciding a new standard. The Indian trucking sector, including carriers for passenger ...

  • Hyundaitruck

    Hauling a heavy heart


    It has not been an easy couple of years for India’s trailer fabricators, with poor volume and stiff competition. Even as the country seems to be moving towards a standard length, the industry is in need of more focus on quality, as well as efficient and safe designs.The news that ...

  • car_exports_Japan

    Weak yen not the only reason for Japanese export growth


    The weakening yen has helped stimulate a growth in automotive-related exports from Japan to the US along with other markets. In terms of finished vehicle exports to the US, the country saw a rise of 6.4% in December compared to the same month in 2013, reaching almost 152,760 units, according ...

  • GEFCO at Shanghai Port

    Gefco sees growing automotive interest for Europe-Asia rail


    Since Russian Railways (RZD) took majority control of Gefco in 2012, the companies have been targeting trade between Europe and China, including across the Trans-Siberian Railway, with Gefco expected to use its global network of customers to drive traffic across RZD’s infrastructure. Over the past year, Gefco has run a ...

  • Robert_Strain_Goodpack

    Strain becomes head of global automotive at Goodpack


    Robert Strain has left his role as vice-president of the automotive sector for Asia Pacific at Ceva Logistics to take up a new position at Goodpack as head of global automotive. Goodpack provides steel intermediate bulk containers to global markets.“Robert will be responsible for all aspects of the automotive vertical ...

  • astralace

    MOL crew rescues fishermen in South China Sea


    The crew of a Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) car carrier has rescued five fishermen found drifting near the Malay Peninsula in the South China Sea.The Astral Ace was on route from the port of Singapore to Laem Chabang port in Thailand on Sunday (1 February) when it spotted the fishermen ...


    Shipping line cartel exposed in Chile says FNE


    In Chile, the national agency responsible for ensuring free competition, the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), has referred six shipping lines to a competition tribunal to face allegations of price fixing on the transport of imported finished vehicles. The FNE claims the practice has been going on since 2000.According to a ...

  • Zavala, WWL

    Mexico conference: a sea change needed for short sea


    The use of short-sea shipping to move vehicles within North America still tends to be more of a fallback option for carmakers when there are capacity issues on the other modes such as rail, rather than as a regular service. But before shipping lines can offer more frequent sailings, investments ...