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    Kuehne + Nagel opens Singapore logistics hub

    2016-01-13T11:38:01Z

    Kuehne & Nagel has opened a 50,000 sq.m logistics centre in Singapore to support a range of industries in Asia. It is the logistics group’s largest-ever investment outside of Europe. The Singapore Logistics Hub will service multiple users and sectors, with a particular focus on pharmaceutical and healthcare companies operating ...

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    Hyundai bringing Santa Fe Sport to Alabama and Accent to Mexico

    2016-01-13T11:02:16Z

    Hyundai Motor in the US has said it will add production of the Santa Fe Sport crossover SUV to its output at the Montgomery plant in Alabama. The model is already in production at Kia Motors’ plant in West Point plant in Georgia, but has not been made in Montgomery ...

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change

    2016-01-12T14:59:41Z

    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Canada: Changing with the scenery

    2016-01-12T11:42:12Z

    It may be at a similar level of development, but Canada is a different logistical landscape to the US, and its changing production patterns mean providers have to work harder to remain efficient When considering North America’s vehicle logistics network, emphasis is most obviously put on the US, the world’s ...

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    Luka Koper sets record for vehicle handling

    2016-01-12T11:18:23Z

    The Luka Koper Car & Ro-Ro Terminal, at the Slovenian port of Koper, has reported that it broke all previous annual throughput records in 2015. As of the last weekend of the year, it reported that 600,000 finished vehicles had made use of its premises, which is more units for ...

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    Myanmar awards inland port concession to Kerry Logistics

    2016-01-12T10:12:28Z

    Kerry Logistics has announced that its subsidiary, KLN (Singapore) has been awarded a concession to operate inland ports in Yangon and Mandalay, both major commercial ports in the South East Asian country of Myanmar. The ports were previously managed by the government. According to Kerry Logistics, the Myanmar government is ...

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    Russia: Struggling not to walk away

    2016-01-11T09:54:04Z

    Lower volumes and higher costs are leading some tier suppliers to leave Russia, while domestic firms often lack the stability and quality to compensate The Russian automotive supply chain remains under heavy pressure as the market shrinks further. With General Motors withdrawing most of its sales and production in the ...

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    Europe regulators approve FedEx acquisition of TNT

    2016-01-08T16:21:01Z

    Regulators in the European Union have approved FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express. The news sees the end of a six-month antitrust investigation that had previously been one of the biggest hurdles towards the deal.The merger – worth around $5 billion – which was announced in April last year, would give ...

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    Magna: One for all, and all for one

    2016-01-08T11:14:50Z

    Magna is putting an emphasis on global coordination, standards and best practice for both logistics and packaging, with technology and training crucial to the tier one’s future success A defining characteristic of large tier one suppliers is often decentralisation. At Canada-based Magna – North America’s largest tier supplier and among ...

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    Formula E looking into electric commercial vehicles for on-site logistics

    2016-01-06T15:15:27Z

    Formula E has said that it plans to bring electric trucks and buses to manage its paddock activities. A British start-up company called Charge is working on an electric commercial vehicle that could be used to move cars, equipment, and people around the paddock at Formula E races – helping ...

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    Maersk Line continues job cuts

    2016-01-05T16:03:04Z

    After cost reduction plans were announced by Maersk Line last month, and more than 100 jobs have been cut, chief commercial officer Stephen Schueler has become the highest profile member of staff to leave the company. Between now and the end of 2017, Maersk plans to reduce its staff number ...

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    Sollers looks to export to the East

    2016-01-05T14:32:40Z

    Russian automotive company, Sollers, is looking to expand exports with its joint ventures, as it faces a continuing fall in domestic sales, recently disclosed plans reveal. According to the head of Ford-Sollers, Mark Ovenden, the OEM is currently evaluating the potential for exporting finished vehicles and components from its St ...

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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases

    2015-12-24T08:00:32Z

    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

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    A bridge to better business

    2015-12-23T08:00:00Z

    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth

    2015-12-22T08:02:40Z

    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain. One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in ...

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    Focus on Spain part 2: A platform for reorganisation

    2015-12-22T08:01:35Z

    Renault has integrated the Alliance's CMF architecture in Palencia, and is ramping up kitting to handle an increased number of parts . The introduction of an all-new vehicle architecture into a plant can be a fraught experience at the best of times, but when it is accompanied by the need ...

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    Focus on Spain part 1: The bull is back

    2015-12-22T08:00:19Z

    Spain’s production and sales are recovering from a long period of decline, with growth also in the country’s supplier base. Our four-part report looks at how manufacturers are responding. Reporting and contribution by Anthony Coia, Christopher Ludwig and Roger Stansfield. After more than five years of multiple recessions, fiscal ...

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    Ford: The resources to wrap up a region

    2015-12-21T07:00:22Z

    Bob Laurila, director of material planning and logistics in Asia Pacific, discusses how Ford is adapting its organisation and its systems to manage the region’s changing vehicle flows. Asia Pacific is becoming one of Ford Motor Company’s most dynamic and important regions for vehicle logistics. A quick glance at the ...

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    Nissan North America part 5: Carrying the weight of expectation

    2015-12-18T11:04:24Z

    Christopher Ludwig highlights global supply and production coordination within the Renault Nissan Alliance, and how Mexican efficiency helps keep US operations lean and keen. In recent years, the Renault Nissan Alliance has accelerated integration across its organisations, including the combination of management functions, as well as implementing cross-production and supply, ...

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    Nissan North America part 3: The search for southern comfort

    2015-12-18T11:02:27Z

    Nissan has been trying to draw suppliers from the Midwest closer to its US operations since as far back as 1983. Today, the carmaker’s huge volume, together with its new Integrated Logistics Centres at plants, could make it a more attractive proposition. Within John Martin’s wide remit as Nissan’s head ...