All asia articles – Page 5

  • IDM_Symex_2016_3
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    Hyundai opts for Indian coastal service but ro-ro rates are prohibitive

    2016-02-23T09:57:44Z

    Hyundai has started using a new short-sea coastal service set up by Link Shipping and Management Systems for the transport of vehicles in India between the ports of Chennai on the south east coast, and Pipavav on the north west. However, high port fees are dissuading more shipping lines from ...

  • Naberezhnye_Chelny_Compound01
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    Adampol starts operations at Naberezhnye Chelny for Ford Sollers

    2016-02-22T09:48:12Z

    Polish logistics and transport provider, Adampol, has started volume operations at a 6-hectare distribution compound adjacent to the Ford Sollers' plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, Russia. The services are being carried out through its Russian division Vectura. The compound, which represents an investment of more than €3m ($3.3m) by Adampol, is ...

  • Ford Unleashes New Wave of Vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
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    Ford to build Ka/Figo model in Europe

    2016-02-17T12:33:34Z

    Following press speculation that Ford could be starting production of its Ka and EcoSport models at its plant in Romania, the carmaker has confirmed that it will begin assembly of a minicar model in Europe. However, it would not confirm where. The news of a possible transfer of Ka production ...

  • BharatBenz 3143CM
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    DICV announces 4m export milestone; DTA opens regional centres in Africa

    2016-02-15T11:39:42Z

    Full year figures for 2015 from Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) reveal that the subsidiary passed the 4m mark for truck parts exported around the world. The company, which began production in 2012 at its Oragadam factory near Chennai, also increased domestic sales by 37% to 14,000 units and has ...

  • Groupe-CAT-LV
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    Groupe CAT makes full buyout of Vehicle Services Europe venture

    2016-02-15T10:48:41Z

    [Updated 24th February] Transport and logistics provider, Groupe CAT, has bought the German division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) for an undisclosed sum. The business, which operated under the name Vehicle Services Europe, was a joint venture between the two logistics providers. Groupe CAT will now add three vehicle ...

  • AKT_TransRak_2612
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    ATK opts for containers to cut vehicle delivery times from China to Russia

    2016-02-12T16:16:27Z

    Russian finished vehicle transport provider, ATK, reports that it has cut delivery times on imports from China by more than half, by shipping them by rail in containers. “In 2015, we transported four container trains stacked with 800 vehicles from Wuhan to Moscow,” ATK’s spokesperson, Sergey Kuvshinov said. “Containerisation gives ...

  • Article

    Chinese companies forced to cut supplies to Russia

    2016-02-10T14:48:38Z

    Several Chinese carmakers, including FAW, Haima, Great Wall and JAC, have halted the delivery of cars to Russia this year faced with the fact that they did not receive vehicle type approval certificates for 2016, and may not receive them at all, leaving the future of any deliveries in question. ...

  • Article

    Bill Cook to lead FCA’s logistics in Asia Pacific

    2016-02-10T13:23:43Z

    Following the reorganisation of its NAFTA logistics management at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, William Cook (pictured) is moving from his role as director of logistics and customs for FCA US, to become head of supply chain management and logistics for Asia Pacific and China, responsible for all the carmaker’s logistics operations ...

  • Lukakoper
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    Mercedes forced to re-route cars from port of Koper to Bremerhaven

    2016-02-10T13:19:01Z

    [UPDATED 11 February] Mercedes-Benz has been forced to reroute Asia-bound European exports from the Slovenian port of Koper to Germany’s Bremerhaven port, because of widespread disruption on the Slovenian rail network, which is run by the state-owned company, Slovenske Zeleznice. The disruption includes closures to the one-track line between ...

  • HoeghTracer
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    Höegh names third New Horizon vessel; adds Europe-Colombia service

    2016-02-10T12:00:56Z

    Höegh Autoliners has recently named the third vessel in its New Horizon class at a ceremony held at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries yard in China. The vessel was named Höegh Tracer by Hiromi Oe, wife of Akio Oe, President of Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC). The Höegh Tracer ...

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    Toyota é forçada a suspender a produção no Japão por causa de problemas de abastecimento de aço

    2016-02-04T10:10:38Z

    [ATUALIZADO 2 de Fevereiro] A Toyota foi forçada a suspender toda a produção em suas fábricas no Japão por uma semana devido a uma escassez de fornecimento de peças causada por uma explosão na fábrica de seu fornecedor, Aichi Steel. A empresa fabrica produtos de aços especiais e peças forjadas ...

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    Reportaje sobre la Conferencia en México: En la frontera del cambio

    2016-02-03T19:28:35Z

    La segunda conferencia Automotive Logistics México, celebrada en la Ciudad de México, vio a cientos de ejecutivos y funcionarios discutir la mejor manera de asegurar que la producción y cadena logística automotriz del país estén listas para cumplir su propósito para el 2020 y más allá. Christopher Ludwig informa ...

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    Renault and Dongfeng start JV production in China with Kadjar SUV

    2016-02-02T17:18:35Z

    Renault-Nissan and its Chinese partner Dongfeng Group have officially opened their €870m ($949m) joint venture plant in plant in Wuhan. The Dongfeng Renault Automotive Company (DRAC) facility was built in two years following the joint venture’s formation and started production of the Kadjar SUV last month, exclusively for the Chinese ...

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    Toyota forced to suspend production in Japan because of steel supply problems

    2016-02-02T14:58:09Z

    [UPDATED February 2nd] Toyota has been forced to suspend all production at its plants in Japan for one week because of a parts supply shortage caused by an explosion at the factory of its supplier Aichi Steel. Toyota's Tsutsumi plant was among those affected by the Aichi Steel parts ...

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    XPO cuts jobs at LTL business in wake of Con-way takeover

    2016-02-02T09:27:21Z

    Following XPO Logistics’ takeover of US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion , the company has announced 190 planned redundancies in its less-than-truckload (LTL) business. XPO said the layoffs would reduce annual costs by more than $20m. The company is aiming to make an improvement in profit of ...

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    French carmakers scale up plans in Iran following sanctions lift

    2016-02-02T09:17:01Z

    The recent lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has been quickly followed by a rush of interest by international carmakers who are eager to make the most of a market forecast to hit 8m within the next decade, as well as reach the wider market in the Middle East and ...

  • XPO_conway
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    XPO cuts jobs at LTL business in wake of Con-way takeover

    2016-02-01T09:28:59Z

    Following XPO Logistics’ takeover of US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion , the company has announced 190 planned redundancies in its less-than-truckload (LTL) business. XPO said the layoffs would reduce annual costs by more than $20m. The company is aiming to make an improvement in profit of ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Freeing trade from all points

    2016-01-30T04:43:18Z

    After more than five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally agreed last year across 12 countries in the Americas and Asia . Once the landmark agreement is ratified by national governments, it could reshape trade patterns across the Pacific. For the Mexican automotive industry, TPP brings the ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...