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    Sical announces withdrawal from Ennore port joint venture


    Indian logistics provider Sical Logistics is withdrawing from its joint venture in Ennore Automotive Logistics, which manages vehicle exports at Ennore Port near Chennai, including those for Honda, Nissan and Toyota.Sical Logistics holds a 40.92% stake in the venture, which also includes Mitsui OSK Lines and was set up in ...

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    Ukraine’s Kraz to launch SKD assembly of vehicles in Bolivia


    Ukrainian vehicle maker Kraz is planning to launch production in Bolivia from semi-knocked down (SKD) imports according to representatives at the company. The plant will assemble trucks, passenger vehicles and vehicles for the military. The project is currently in the final stage of negotiations according to Kraz.During bilateral talks between ...

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    Nissan makes logistics improvements to Canton facility


    Japanese carmaker Nissan has finished improvement works on the logistics centre at its US plant in Canton, Mississippi. It is also constructing a new supplier park with an integrated logistics centre at the site.The existing centre just completed will create immediate space for suppliers. A spokesperson for Nissan said ...

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    Gebrüder Weiss teams up with Jilin International Transport in China


    Austrian transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss has established automotive logistics joint venture in China with Jilin International Transport (JIT). The company, in which each partner owns 50%, is operating under the name Gebrüder Weiss Automotive Logistics. Operations began this month and as well as handling land, air and sea ...

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    Indian hopes return, problems remain


    Automotive sales and confidence are returning, with Indian logistics executives seeing brighter days ahead. While many are looking to the Modi government for reforms, some companies most important improvements may still be internal.Excitement has pervaded the Indian landscape since the May national elections that swept Narendra Modi and his National ...

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    Ford’s Kolkata PDC to enable faster parts distribution in east


    Ford’s fourth parts distribution centre in India, which is located in Kolkata, is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of this year.The company also has regional PDCs in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.The 3,200 sq.m centre was officially opened at the end of July and Ford said that ...

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    Hyundai to start assembling LCVs in South Africa


    South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is investing R110m ($146m) in a new factory in Gauteng, South Africa to assemble light commercial vehicles; the branch will be fully operational after its launch at the beginning of September next year.The facility will build 500 to 600 delivery vans each month, initially from ...

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    PIERS data shows H1 increase in US auto parts imports


    Automotive parts imports to the US increased by more than 5% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 based on figures provided by PIERS, the US import-export reporting service. That figure was up by nearly 11% compared to the same period in 2012 and the market has grown 10% over ...

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    Russia threatens retaliatory ban on vehicle imports


    Russia has said it will tighten retaliatory sanctions on products from Western nations to include a ban on vehicles if more sanctions are imposed on the export of Russian products.The announcement follows the recent imposition of sanctions on food products from the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada and Norway. ...

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    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland The recovery ...

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    Audi shakes up distribution and sales set up in Malaysia


    Audi is taking back a greater part of the responsibility for distributing its vehicles in Malaysia from local firm DRB-Hicom in move designed to strengthen the brand there and expand its portfolio. However, in terms of the sales network DRB will continue to work for the carmaker as an authorised ...

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    Rodion Naboyshikov takes up new role at Logistics Operator


    Rodion Naboyshikov, who has been senior development manager at MC Logistics CIS for more than a decade, has left to take up a new role as director of the Automotive Logistics department at Russian firm Logistics Operator.MC Logistics CIS is a division of Mitsubishi Corporation covering the Commonwealth of Independent ...

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    JAC signs major order to supply Venezuela with trucks


    Chinese vehicle maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) has signed a $274m contract with Venezuela’s Ministry of Transport and national foreign trade company Corpovex S.A. for the supply of more than 10,000 heavy trucks and tractors.More than 5,000 of the trucks will be delivered over the course of the next year, ...

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    Duisport begins vehicle exports to China by rail


    Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL), a joint venture between DB Schenker Rail and Russian Railways (RZD), has started rail shipments of vehicles from the inland port of Duisburg in Germany, to Chongqing in China.German carmakers, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and VW, are participating in the first trial run on what is being ...

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    Roadrunner on a roll with purchase of Active Aero Group


    US transport and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems is continuing its recent run of acquisitions with the announcement this week that it is buying Active Aero Group, the expedited air and ground cargo provider, for $115m. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Roadrunner’s 2014 third quarter, ...

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    Russia to hit Ukrainian auto industry with import duties


    The Russian government has announced the implementation of customs duties on vehicles made in Ukraine, which, according to local analysts, could bring the two largest manufacturers in the country – ZAZ and Bogdan – to the brink of bankruptcy. Russia authorities have said that to protect its own carmakers it ...

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    SAIC-GM-Wuling responds to high demand for Baojun people carrier


    Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling has reported immediate demand for its Baojun 730 seven-seat family vehicle. According to GM the company received more than 10,000 orders for the people carrier within 52 hours of its launch.The joint venture announced its newest model simultaneously on its official website, and on China’s social ...

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    Macht quits group production role at Volkswagen


    Michael Macht (left) has quit his post as Volkswagen’s head of group production with immediate effect and will be replaced on an interim basis by Thomas Ulbrich, currently board member responsible for production and logistics at the Volkswagen Passenger Cars unit following his appointment in April this year.Macht’s departure follows ...


    Looking back: putting customers first in Indian vehicle logistics


    Achal Paliwal (left), until recently head of exports and logistics at Honda Cars India, sat down for a pint or two with our India correspondent to discuss a career in vehicle logistics and the evolution of two Japanese companies in India with very different approaches.When long-serving executives step down from ...

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    Daimler starts shipping Fuso trucks from India to Indonesia


    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), both subsidiaries of parent company Daimler, have started shipping Fuso trucks to Indonesia from the DICV plant in Chennai. The company said it wanted to add momentum in a market where Fuso had already become the leading ...