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    Ford: Always returning to the drawing board

    2015-06-25T15:09:32Z

    Anthony Coia looks at how consolidation and frequent reviews are helping Ford improve efficiency and keep costs low while dealing with the unpredictable challenges of global spare parts movement With continued growing demand and competition for service parts around the world, improving export processes has become vital to the image ...

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    Höegh takes delivery of first New Horizon class car carrier

    2015-06-17T09:55:24Z

    Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of the first of six new post-panamax vessels, all of which will be delivered over the next 18 months. The first vessel has been named Höegh Target and will be able to carry 8,500 car equivalent units (CEUs) on a deck space of 71,400 ...

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    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics

    2015-06-06T09:07:50Z

    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzle Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael Hogg It was ...

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    Panama Canal to introduce revised toll structure next year

    2015-05-13T12:14:27Z

    The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has been given the go ahead by the government to modify the toll structure charged to vessels using the canal. From April 2016, a more bespoke system will apply charges according to the level of utilisation and cargo type along the majority of its segments. ...

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    VW brings MAN and Scania together in new CV holding group

    2015-05-06T09:41:09Z

    Volkswagen is creating an integrated commercial vehicle group called Truck & Bus that it said will bring greater coordination in terms of purchasing, development and human resources between the MAN and Scania brands. The company said in a statement that the move will lead to “closer networking among the brands, ...

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    FCA opens Brazilian Jeep plant in Pernambuco state

    2015-04-29T15:15:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has this week opened its new $2.4 billion Jeep production facility in Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The company said the plant was built on high standards of efficiency, quality and performance and was one of the most advanced in terms of production processes ...

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    WWL launches second HERO vessel

    2015-04-21T14:10:51Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has launched its second post-panamax vessel, which has capacity for 8,000 car equivalent units (CEUs). Called the Thalatta , the vessel is described by WWL as a High Efficiency RoRo (HERO) vessel and joins the Thermopylae , which was launched in December last year. WWL is ...

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    NYK’s Naito stresses need for a rational approach to logistics investment

    2015-04-20T17:41:40Z

    NYK Line’s new president, Tadaaki Naito (pictured), who was appointed to the role last week, has reaffirmed the company’s commitment to look at business diversification and expansion into logistics, something he described as essential for continued growth in the 21st century. Speaking last Thursday (16 April) at his inauguration, Naito ...

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    BCUBE to handle parts sequencing for Qoros

    2015-04-14T18:13:01Z

    Chinese carmaker Qoros has outsourced operations for sequenced parts to Italian logistics provider BCUBE ahead of plans to launch production of a new model later this year at its factory in Changshu, 80km north of Shanghai. It is Qoros’s first outsourcing of inbound and plant-related logistics services, while for BCUBE ...

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    Bo’s call for increase in Russian import tariffs not likely say experts

    2015-04-08T14:01:13Z

    At a recent Russian Engineering Union committee meeting, Bo Andersson, president of domestic carmaker AvtoVaz (pictured), said that import duties on foreign brands were still too low, despite the increases Russia has imposed to protect local production. "We have to prepare protectionist proposals for the Russian government. As a foreigner, ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market , rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company. Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong ...

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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy

    2015-03-30T18:17:01Z

    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...

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    On board for progress

    2015-03-27T12:36:18Z

    Ashok Leyland’s head of vehicle distribution, Chandrakant Mishra reveals how the OEM is trying to maximise its outbound logistics efficiency as much as the Indian landscape will allow. Unpaved and congested roads; long queues of vehicles waiting at state borders to pay various tolls and taxes; limited handling and ...

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    E-commerce: Online and on the road

    2015-03-25T12:00:16Z

    E-commerce in automotive is starting to penetrate spare parts and vehicle purchases, with implications for OEMs, dealers, LSPs and customers In the early days of eBay and Amazon, consumers marvelled at their own boldness. Buying on the internet was a step into the unknown: sending money to strangers to purchase ...

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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing

    2015-03-23T10:28:52Z

    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

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    Faster forwarding

    2015-03-23T09:00:42Z

    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logistics Ed Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. ...

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    Gefco Russia: Big plans, but little certainty

    2015-03-18T17:45:15Z

    Although the market is suffering, Gefco is still optimistic about recovery as well as future flows between Russia and China Despite Russia’s evident difficulties, Gefco Russia is continuing its aggressive growth strategy, with plans to develop trans-Eurasian logistics and grow its market share in the domestic market. The company is ...

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    Yusen Logistics bases team in Sao Paulo

    2015-03-17T14:33:54Z

    Yusen Logistics has established a dedicated project cargo team in Sao Paulo, Brazil to develop services for the movement of high and heavy equipment, as well as support the company’s overall project network in the country. The team will provide global project consultation, planning and implementation, across all modes of ...

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    Gefco marks 30 years in Spain; announces management change

    2015-03-17T14:11:21Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco celebrated 30 years of business in Spain earlier this month. The event coincided with the announcement that Julián Navarro has replaced Dulsé Díaz as Gefco Spain's new managing director, following the latter’s retirement. Navarro joined Gefco in 1988 and managed the company's subsidiaries in Argentina ...