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    Yusen opens multipurpose warehouse in Hai Phong


    Yusen Logistics has opened a multi-purpose warehouse in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam, as part of its ongoing expansion in the country. The facility offers a full range of automotive services for inbound and aftermarket parts, as well as providing services for finished vehicle handling, confirmed a spokesperson for the ...

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    Vehicle imports to China on the up while exports fall


    While China’s government has forecast that industry growth in the automotive sector will reach 8% by 2020, and account for 7.5% of its GDP, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has recently released its own October figures, highlighting a growth in imports, but indicating that exports were down. In ...

  • fedex_hybrid-fleet

    The importance and growth of manufacturing logistics in the UK


    A wealth of opportunity is available to companies that think internationally, and businesses producing parts for the manufacturing industry should be looking to the corners of the world in search of contractsGone are the days when complex products and all their components were made in one factory. These days, manufacturers ...

  • VolvoIndonesiaproduct

    Volvo Trucks opens first PDC in Indonesia as demand grows


    Volvo Trucks is reported to have opened a $10m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Balikpapan, Indonesia to meet demand and reduce waiting times for service parts generated by the mining industry in the country.Last year the Kalimantan province, where Balikpapan is located, accounted for 80% of Volvo’s total spare parts ...

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    Mercedes-Benz deepens global procurement footprint


    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced it is expanding the international reach of its procurement organisation in an effort to safeguard its 2020 growth strategy. The move will see a closer integration of procurement and supplier quality functions, with locations in China, North America and South Africa playing a more important role ...

  • Denso_Nashville

    Denso opens Nashville facility as part of North American expansion plan


    Automotive systems supplier Denso is opening a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Nashville Tennessee as part of its plans to expand product development and manufacturing capabilities across the region.The Nashville facility – Denso Logistics Nashville Tennessee (DLNT) – represents an investment of $6.7m and covers an area of 15,300 sq.m.Overall ...

  • Opening_rail

    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong


    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gatheringExecutives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes to ...

  • China_State_council

    China reveals measures to make logistics sector globally competitive


    China’s State Council has released guidelines to promote the development of the commerce and logistics sectors to boost consumption and speed up job creation. According to state-run news agency, Xinhua, commercial loans and other policy support will be provided to relevant companies with the intention of building them into globally ...

  • Ana_pastor_Julian

    Vehicle exports on the increase in Spain


    According to the Spanish government the country's ports will handle a total of 2.5m finished vehicles in 2014, up 7% over 2013. The minister for public works, Ana Pastor Julián (left), said that next year ports would handle 2.7m units, equivalent to an increase of 8%.In the first seven months ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations


    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

  • africa-02

    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood


    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria.South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs are ...

  • GrandVision_GMG

    GMG thinks big for finished vehicle moves


    Malaysian automotive shipping and logistics provider Giga Maritime Group (GMG) has launched its first ro-ro vessel – the MV Grand Vision. The pure car truck carrier has a capacity of 5,040 units and will operate in the Malaysian domestic route as well as intra-Asian countries including Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.The ...

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    DPCA to handle Peugeot Citroën imports to China next year


    From the beginning of next year PSA Peugeot-Citroën’s joint venture with Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor will take over the vehicle import business that is currently being handled by the French carmaker’s office in Asia. Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) said the move is intended to integrate PSA’s vehicle distribution in ...

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    Enforcing the law in China could cripple vehicle carriers


    After years of routinely using trucks and trailers that exceed the official width and length requirements, the Chinese vehicle logistics industry could face a rude awakening after the central government toughens its enforcement of road safety rules, according to Zheng Yuqian, vice general manager at one of the country’s largest ...

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    Aftersales and service parts in the next 5 years


    The aftermarket is a reliably-stable part of the automotive sector with greater margins than car sales. However, maintaining brand loyalty with the customer base is an ongoing challenge.Carmakers and suppliers need to keep up with the latest technological advances to maintain quality while achieving faster delivery times, so customers can ...

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    APLL Vascor launches rail service for vehicle movements in India


    Transport and logistics providers APL Logistics and Vascor have launched a new rail service for finished vehicle movements in India.Called AutoLinx, the operation has been developed by APL’s joint venture with Vascor – APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor) – which is based in Delhi. The first train left Melpakkam, ...

  • GM_SA

    South America: Where logistics can hurt you


    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

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    Emirates SkyCargo expands to Budapest


    Emirates’ freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, has recently launched cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary.Budapest has one of the largest economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is hoping to strengthen its operations in central Europe with the new service. The company has a network of more ...

  • Nissan_range

    It's export or die for UK car industry


    Looking at the pattern of production and trade in the UK car industry there was one straightforward message that came out of the automotive industry meeting held today (November 5th) by Nissan and Sunderland City Council in London – export or die.Presenting the report he was commissioned to write by ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico


    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, logistics ...