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    Iran Khodro outlines export targets

    2016-04-20T15:44:17Z

    Following the lifting of economic sanctions against Iran in January, the country’s main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (IKCO), has said it intends to export 30,000 vehicles to international markets in the next 12 months. “IKCO has already picked up one or more vehicles as its main items to ...

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    China conference: New Silk Road gets back on the rails

    2016-04-20T11:17:12Z

    Updated April 24th to correct a quote misattributed to Gefco Long-distance rail freight between China and Europe is coming on apace, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics China 2016 conference, held in Chengdu, have heard. Over the past few years, the Chinese government has been ambitious in promoting its 'One ...

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    Kerry signs deal to increase stake in Indev and rebrand

    2016-04-19T10:21:38Z

    Kerry Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding to increase its stake in Indian firm, Indev Logistics, to 50% in a deal reported to be worth $150m. As a consequence, Indev will be rebranded Kerry-Indev Logistics. Kerry, which previously held a 30% stake in Indev, said the move reflected its ...

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    Kumamoto earthquakes disrupt vehicle assembly across Japan

    2016-04-15T16:41:46Z

    [Updated 21st April] The two earthquakes that hit the Japanese island of Kyushu last week have halted operations at assembly facilities across the country, including Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mitsubishi, and dramatically affected the tier supplier base in the region. The first earthquake, which was a magnitude 6.5, hit ...

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    Analysis: PSA ‘product blitz’ will put the focus on its supply chain

    2016-04-13T15:31:40Z

    'Push to Pass' plan will involve the launch of 26 new cars by 2021 with more local manufacturing in some areas PSA Peugeot-Citroën has announced some big organisational changes recently, both in terms of its group divisions and its approach to customer trends, with some big consequences for its ...

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    BMW’s Thailand division to increase exports to China

    2016-04-13T11:36:51Z

    BMW Group Thailand is planning to increase car exports over the next two years to 10,000 vehicles a year. The majority of that volume will be exported from the firm’s Rayong facility to China, but some units will also go to Malaysia. Last year, BMW announced a 1.1 billion baht ...

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    BMW starts work on second parts RDC in South Korea

    2016-04-13T11:12:44Z

    [Updated 14th April] BMW is investing 130 billion won ($110m) in a second regional distribution centre (RDC) in South Korea to better stabilise the supply of aftermarket parts to BMW, Mini and Motorrad service centres across the country. The facility is expected to create 600 jobs. The new facility ...

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    China-Europe rail: The road less travelled

    2016-04-12T16:48:52Z

    The old Silk Road that connected China to Europe rose to significant prominence during the seventh and eighth centuries, when not only was silk moved from China but also spices, paper and noodles across Eurasia. The route has been disrupted and dismantled many times during the last millennium or more, ...

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    Daimler invests €300m in Romania for automatic transmission production

    2016-04-12T16:21:09Z

    Star Assembly, Daimler’s subsidiary in Romania, has started production of the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission at its facility in Sebes, following a €300m ($341m) investment in the expansion of its production capacity. Components are being fed to the Romanian plant for assembly from Heidelfingen, part of Daimler’s Untertürkheim plant in Germany, ...

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    Ford continues to invest in South Africa

    2016-04-12T14:30:47Z

    Ford has announced an investment of $170m (R2.5 billion) to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The OEM will produce the new Ford Everest SUV (pictured) and increase output of the Ford Ranger at the site. Production of the Ranger at the Silverton plant has ...

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    More than a name to change...

    2016-04-12T09:11:46Z

    What do automotive companies mean by ‘logistics’ and ‘supply chain’? Automotive Logistics looks at whether OEM and supplier organisations reflect the sector’s changing demands and technology The logic is clear: it doesn’t matter how efficient your factories and delivery networks are if they are churning out products nobody wants ...

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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changing Vehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping ...

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    Making the most of the Dubai hub

    2016-04-08T09:51:48Z

    Stefano Pollotti is managing director, Gefco Dubai Thanks to its location, its infrastructure and its relative ease of business, it is no surprise Dubai has been hailed so often as the crossroads of East and West, one of the most strategic commercial hubs in the world and an essential ...

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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-07T15:07:51Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under this ...

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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

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    UK commercial vehicle exports up a third

    2016-04-06T12:24:39Z

    British-built commercial vehicle (CV) exports were up by more than a third in 2015, with around nine in ten destined for EU countries, figures by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows. Of the 94,479 CVs manufactured in Britain in 2015, 47,052 were exported, a rise of 34.7% ...

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    WWL invests in expansion at Brunswick port

    2016-04-06T10:33:37Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is adding 8 hectares of newly developed land to its vehicle services operations (WWL Atlantic Vehicle Processors) at the US port of Brunswick. Once completed, the company’s footprint at the port will cover 36.5 hectares on the Colonel’s Island ro-ro terminal. A spokesperson for WWL said ...

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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-06T10:07:16Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov (right) and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under ...

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    Indonesia needs reform to compete with Thailand

    2016-04-05T14:08:18Z

    Indonesia must overhaul a number of regulations including its sales tax regime to stimulate domestic vehicle manufacturing and allow it to challenge Thailand as the preferred choice for OEMs operating in the ASEAN region, the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo), has warned. Yohannes Nangoi, new head of Gaikindo, said ...

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    Canada’s Metro Supply Chain buys emergency freight provider Evolution Time Critical

    2016-04-05T10:00:03Z

    Canadian third party logistics provider Metro Supply Chain Group has acquired 100% of Evolution Time Critical, a UK-based emergency logistics company, for an undisclosed sum. The purchase is set to expand Metro’s presence in Europe, its premium freight services and its business in the automotive supply chain, which is Evolution ...