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    BMW Brilliance centralises parts distribution with second Goodman deal


    BMW Brilliance Automotive, the joint venture between the German carmaker and China’s Brilliance Automotive, has signed a second agreement with property developer Goodman Group to expand its parts distribution facility at Langfang in Heibei Province by a further 12,270sq.m.The facility, at the Goodman Citylink development in the Yanjiao Economic Development ...

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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries


    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...

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    Sulphur detection drones will monitor SECA compliance


    The enforcement of sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) in the waters around northern Europe will be supported with the use of sulphur detection, or ‘sniffer’ drones, which will be used to monitor emissions from ships.From January 2015, the sulphur content of bunker fuel in the North and Baltic Seas, as ...

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    Agility appoints Mohammed Esa to CCO for Europe


    Integrated logistics provider Agility has appointed Mohammed Esa as its chief commercial officer (CCO) for Europe. Esa assumes responsibility for leading all the commercial activities of Agility across Europe, including sales, marketing and product management.Esa has more than 23 years of experience in the transport and logistics industry. He joined ...

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    Mahindra Logistics joint venture will haul finished vehicles


    Mahindra Logistics, the third party logistics arm of India’s Mahindra Group, has announced a joint venture partnership with vehicle logistics provider Indian Vehicle Carriers that will give the 3PL direct access to transport assets for the first time. The partnership will be branded ‘2x2 Logistics’, and will aim to launch ...

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to overseas ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover begins production with Chery in China


    Jaguar Land Rover’s 50:50 joint venture with Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile – CJLR – has opened its first plant in the Changshu Economic Development Zone, 80km north of Shanghai. Its production is based on an international supply chain, including a considerable amount of material imported from Europe and the UK.The ...

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    Daimler shifting some van production from Germany to NAFTA


    Daimler has announced that it will localise the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America in full part-by-part production, while investing further at its main German van plants in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde.The OEM has not said where future production will be, including whether it will be based in the US, ...

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    The time is now
: Joining the Mexican wave of logistics investment


    Mexico is firmly in the spotlight, as a wave of new investment is announced by OEMs across the globe, including most recently BMW, Infinity, Mercedes-Benz and Kia. With more carmakers and tier suppliers adding production capacity, vehicle output is expected to grow by 50% by the end of the decade, ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival


    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...

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    PSA cancels rail shipments from Europe to Russia


    In a response to declining sales and production output in Russia, PSA Peugeot Citroen has cancelled its rail shipments of parts and knockdown kits from France and Europe to its factory in Kaluga, south of Moscow, the OEM has confirmed. A spokesperson from PSA told Automotive Logistics, "Production dropped to ...

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    Iran Khodro doubles production in Iraq as transport costs drop


    Iran's main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (Ikco), has reported that it has doubled vehicle production at its plant in Iskandariya in Iraq to 100 units a day. The carmaker said that sales had increased in part because of a drop in transport fees, which had a knock-on effect on ...

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    NYK announces service in Myanmar with Silverbird Auto Logistics


    [Story updated on 28 October] Global logistics provider NYK has signed a contract with Silverbird Auto Logistics to provide inland transport services for finished vehicles in Myanmar. Services began last week.Silverbird Auto Logistics is part of the Phee Group, which operates shipping and liner operations as well as providing third ...

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    Mario Cavallucci to head up Yusen Logistics Germany


    Mario Cavallucci has been appointed to the position of managing director, Yusen Logistics Germany. Mario first joined Yusen Logistics as deputy managing director in May 2014, and began his new position at the start of October. He will be based at the company’s German headquarters in Dusseldorf. Speaking about his ...


    Yusen Logistics opens new China warehouse


    Yusen Logistics China, air/ocean freight forwarding and contract logistics provider, has recently opened a new warehouse in Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong province in south China. Yusen Logistics already has a number of automotive related customers in the area, and is also anticipating growth in demand from the consumer ...

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    FCA’s Wall Street debut muted; Marchionne targets China expansion


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) made its Wall Street debut on Monday, with a muted response from investors. Analysts critical of FCA have led to investors being cautious about the listing. IHS Automotive, an industry research firm said it does not expect FCA to meet CEO Sergio Marchionne’s aggressive sales targets ...

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    Lufthansa Cargo expands in Africa


    Lufthansa Cargo, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, has recently added Tunisia and Nigeria to its cargo network.With increased demand coming from Tunisia, the freight airline is increasing its presence on the continent for its 2014-2015 winter flight plan. In September, Lufthansa Cargo began flying to Lagos, Nigeria twice a week, and ...

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    Sino-German tier supplier JV in push for new locations


    German car parts maker, KSPG, and China’s Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO) are to set up a joint venture, which was approved at the end of last month.KSPG belongs to the Rheinmetall Group, and HASCO’s majority shareholder is the SAIC Group, one of the China’s largest, state-owned OEMs and a joint ...

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    China announces logistics plan for 2020


    China’s government plans to have a new logistics system in place by 2020, by which time it forecasts industry growth in the sector will be 8% and will account for 7.5% of the country’s GDP. At the same time the government said logistics costs will be reduced by 16% against ...

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    India’s antitrust ruling could unleash spare parts market


    While spare parts have been widely available from a variety of suppliers in Europe and the US for many years, India and China has traditionally been a very closed market. However, all this could be about to change.Fines penalising carmakers in India for cornering the spare parts market may help ...