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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US

    2015-01-20T15:37:14Z

    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014

    2015-01-14T16:37:58Z

    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported. Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase ...

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    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges

    2015-01-12T15:14:11Z

    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles. A number of the world’s leading ro-ro ...

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    Port Panama IDC targets automotive business

    2015-01-09T12:22:37Z

    Port Panama City, Florida, has recently completed its intermodal distribution centre (IDC), and is now ready to accommodate new business. Addressing the Port Authority in a meeting last week, Becca Hardin, interim director of the Bay County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), said that the EDA is targeting automotive companies in ...

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    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors

    2015-01-06T17:44:42Z

    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year. A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, ...

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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough? Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides ...

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    Premium plant logistics

    2014-12-22T06:30:23Z

    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flows A few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land ...

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    Aiming to go the distance

    2014-12-22T06:30:05Z

    Reusable packaging is on the rise in international supply chains for tier ones. Executives are also interested in returnable pools, though they remain difficult over long distances The tier one supply chain, both inbound and outbound, continues to grow more complex. As tier suppliers respond to OEMs’ global platforms – ...

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    Assembling a stable supply structure

    2014-12-17T14:05:04Z

    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factory Despite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance

    2014-12-17T12:19:05Z

    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed ...

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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock

    2014-12-17T12:18:52Z

    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs procedures While the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it ...

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    Shipping focus: The unexpected rise of Hambantota port

    2014-12-17T12:18:35Z

    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

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    Gefco targets automotive in Algeria

    2014-12-16T11:12:43Z

    Gefco is expanding its North African network by establishing itself in Algeria and targeting services for the automotive and energy sectors. The transport and logistics provider said the Algerian automotive sector was growing rapidly, with sales of new vehicles reaching 423,000 units in 2013, up more than 20% compared to ...

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    Audi special report: A question of complexity and convergence

    2014-12-15T20:01:39Z

    The plethora of models, derivatives and options that has boosted Audi’s success over the past decade would not have been possible without an evolution in its logistics management and processes Audi’s emphasis on technology and innovation – Vorsprung durch Technik , as its Teutonic motto proclaims – is at the ...

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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy

    2014-12-15T20:00:06Z

    The concept of Liefertreue , or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured) Consumers who order an Audi and customise it ...

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    Symbols for better days ahead

    2014-12-15T14:08:44Z

    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘ acche din ’ ...

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    India Conference: Ford switches to LLP model for inbound and export logistics

    2014-12-14T16:24:20Z

    As it prepares to open its second Indian plant next month, Ford has switched its inbound logistics outsourcing in the country from the use of a third party logistics provider (3PL), which managed transport through a mix of its own assets and other carriers, to a ‘lead logistics provider’ concept ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East

    2014-12-03T14:58:54Z

    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    European auto exports rise in key markets

    2014-12-03T11:45:51Z

    Latest figures show that the European Union has increased the export of automotive products indicating the importance of world markets for recovery – at least for the higher end brands – in a sector that has been dogged by sluggish sales within its borders since 2007. However, longer term, those ...