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  • GEODIS Fully Electric Volvo Truck Australia_0
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    Geodis pilots electric Volvo FE truck for parts deliveries in Australia

    2023-03-06T17:19:00Z

    Logistics provider Geodis is piloting a project with Volvo Trucks in Australia for the delivery of automotive parts to dealers and services centres

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    Recharge takeover of Britishvolt will focus on energy storage first

    2023-02-28T12:16:00Z

    Recharge Industries has successfully taken over the battery manufacturing business formerly owned by Britishvolt in the UK but its first focus will be on energy storage rather than supply for EVs

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    Grimaldi increases orders for sustainable car carriers

    2023-01-26T15:56:00Z

    Grimaldi now has build orders for 15 car carrier vessels from Chinese shipyards, each certified to run on ammonia as zero-carbon fuel and each able to carry 9,000 CEUs

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    Toyota converts former Melbourne plant into mega PDI facility

    2023-01-18T10:22:00Z

    Toyota has invested $150m in converting its former assembly plant in Altona, near Melbourne, Australia, into a large-scale, pre-delivery inspection (PDI) centre for imported vehicles.

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    Mitsubishi hits export milestone in Thailand

    2022-12-13T11:54:00Z

    Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) has exported its 5 millionth vehicle from Thailand and is the biggest vehicle exporter based in the country

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    Höegh begins service between Gothenburg port and Oceania

    2021-03-15T12:42:00Z

    Höegh Autoliners has started a regular direct service from the port of Gothenburg in Sweden to Auckland in New Zealand, taking in South Africa and other locations in the Oceanic region on route. 

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    Toll Group IT services hit by ransomware attack

    2020-02-04T15:22:00Z

    Australian freight transport and logistics provider, Toll Group, has been forced to shut down a number of IT systems in response to a suspected cyber-attack which took place at the end of last week..

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    Mobis increases productivity with Zebra Tech pick tool

    2020-01-27T11:25:00Z

    The Australian branch of parts supplier Hyundai Mobis – Mobis Parts Australia (MPAU) – has started using a wearable pick and scan tool from Zebra Technologies that is reported to offer a 15% increase in productivity at its warehouse operations…

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    Carmakers ignore the critical source of EV battery materials

    2019-12-23T11:30:00Z

    OEMs and companies in the automotive supply chain show a lack of comprehension of how serious the situation is in accessing key metals required for electric vehicle (EV) batteries, according to Scott Williamson, managing director of Australian mineral explorer and mine developer Blackstone Minerals…

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    Ecopro taps potential source of battery input material

    2019-12-04T11:44:00Z

    South Korea’s Ecopro BM, a cathode manufacturer for electric vehicle batteries, has signed a memorandum of understanding with mine development company Blackstone Minerals to advance Blackstone’s Ta Khoa nickel project in northern Vietnam…

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    Nissan Sunderland exports new Leaf to Australia and South America

    2019-07-24T10:13:00Z

    Nissan has started delivering volumes of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) to Australia and South America. The cars are being exported from the carmaker’s Sunderland plant in the UK…

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    WW Solutions opens new EPC in Australia

    2019-05-28T15:29:00Z

    WW Solutions has opened an equipment processing centre (EPC) in Derrimut, Melbourne, which features a dedicated truck assembly workshop…

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    Toyota to use automated trucks at Melbourne parts centre

    2019-05-28T14:54:00Z

    Toyota’s Altona parts centre in Melbourne, Australia, will deploy six autonomous tow trucks and a reach truck next year to improve reliability, performance and productivity…

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina.“Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” said ...

  • Valentin Elistratov, Gefco
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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:00Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the ...

  • Nissan 1m exports from Thailand
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    Nissan marks millionth export from Thailand

    2019-01-22T09:34:00Z

    Nissan has marked its millionth vehicle export from Thailand, 20 years after exports first began from the South-East Asian country. The millionth vehicle exported was a Terra premium SUV. Foreign sales by the OEM from Thailand began with a Frontier sent to Australia in 1999. Since then, Nissan’s Thai assembly ...

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    Toyota Australia opens its largest parts warehouse

    2018-11-26T15:20:55Z

    The largest parts warehouse run by Toyota Australia has been officially opened at Kemps Creek, New South Wales. It is located on 6.4 hectares close to a network of motorways and major arterial roads in the Western Sydney conurbation. The new Toyota Parts Centre (TPC) will house more than 128,000 ...

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    Continental buys Australian tyre network

    2018-08-21T15:12:46Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental is purchasing the 258-branch Kmart Tyre and Auto Service chain (KTAS) from Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers for 350m Australian dollars ($253m). Continental plans to drive forward what is already a strong network of outlets and expand the existing product portfolio, said Ferdinand Hoyos, head of Continental’s passenger ...

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    Alliance opens distribution centre in Melbourne

    2018-07-09T15:38:54Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has opened a warehouse in Melbourne, Australia for the distribution of aftermarket parts.The company said the 37,000 sq. m Alliance National Distribution Centre was designed to maximise productivity and accuracy, allowing manufacturers to enhance services to their national dealership networks across the country. The centre will also ...

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    Yazaki given record fine over cartel conduct

    2018-05-22T12:36:10Z

    Japanese parts supplier Yazaki has been ordered to pay an increased penalty of A$46m ($34.5m) by Australia’s federal court in respect of cartel conduct in the supply of wire harnesses used in the manufacture of the Toyota Camry. The decision follows an appeal by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ...