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    Toyota increases exports from Indonesia to Middle East

    2014-03-26T13:32:14Z

    Toyota’s production subsidiary in Indonesia – PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) – has officially launched the beginning of exports of the Vios sedan from its facility in Karawang to a number of Middle East markets, as well as Singapore. A ceremony was held this week to mark the occasion ...

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    ​Goodman celebrates opening of VW’s Duisport CKD facility

    2014-03-25T14:16:42Z

    Global logistics space provider Goodman has announced the opening of its new complete knockdown (CKD) kit export hub for Volkswagen. The warehouse, which is located in the Duisburg-Kasslerfeld port and logistics complex, in western Germany, came online last week. It will be supplying automotive parts to all Volkswagen’s non-European plants. ...

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    Maersk sees auto parts trade rise in Brazil

    2014-03-25T13:12:19Z

    The world´s largest container carrier Maersk Line saw 38% growth in automotive imports coming into Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the same period a year ago thanks to a mix of auto parts and complete knockdown kits (CKDs). Maersk saw more volumes coming from China, including parts ...

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    European vehicle ports sail into the light

    2014-03-17T15:51:11Z

    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story... Top ten port tables Bremerhaven still leads Growth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on rise Port figures UK strong across the board Routing and ...

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    Executive summary: Blue skies over Bonn as logistics returns to growth

    2014-03-14T19:56:23Z

    Vehicle sales and production are rising again in Europe, while supply chain complexity is driving more demand for logistics and better systems. But many risks remain both within the industry, and on Europe's periphery. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] Although the Europe conference was ...

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    Just in time frappuccinos

    2014-03-14T10:30:07Z

    Europe’s automotive supply chain experts got an opportunity to see how the other side lives at this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference, with a presentation on the logistics at American coffee-chain giant Starbucks. Jan Huijgens (pictured), senior manager of logistics for the European region, revealed that logistics is a strong ...

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    Arriving at the moment of truth in North America

    2014-03-06T19:11:42Z

    In this story... Honda's multimodal exports S hort sea rises and flows Railroads respond V W's strategic savings Stretching capacity After years of anticipation about growth in North American production and potential logistics bottlenecks in Mexico, this is the year when hopes – and possibly fears – will become ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection

    2014-03-06T19:02:34Z

    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers. In this story... Cost versus protection Wrapped up in film Opting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and ...

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    Kamaz to launch CKD assembly in Venezuela

    2014-03-05T13:29:04Z

    Russia’s largest truck manufacturer Kamaz is planning to launch CKD assembly in Venezuela in the second half of this year. According to Russia’s ambassador in Karakas, Vladimir Zaemsky, the issue is under discussion at the inter-government level and is already close to final agreement. Russian authorities are currently engaged in ...

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    ACS reports auto contracts helping charter increase

    2014-03-05T13:20:08Z

    Aircraft charter provider, Air Charter Service, has reported a 22% year-on-year rise in the number of charter contracts its North American offices completed, and has partly attributed the rise to an increase in bookings from automotive customers. “As the auto industry as a whole has begun to pick up, we ...

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    Mexico vehicle exports dip in January

    2014-03-04T16:57:34Z

    The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) has released figures that show finished vehicle exports in January declined by 0.4% to 177,928 units, compared to January 2013. The organisation's president, Eduardo Solís, noted that the decrease was due to a fall in the US market brought about by the current harsh ...

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    PSA Dongfeng and logistics – dealing in reality

    2014-03-04T12:36:31Z

    The deal to rescue PSA signifies both risk and reward for its logistics providers in Europe and China. The deal to rescue PSA Peugeot Citroën between Dongfeng Motor Group, the French government and Peugeot family will transform the carmaker’s global strategy over the coming years as the brands look to ...

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    Giving investors safe harbour in Brazil

    2014-02-28T12:14:05Z

    Brazil has passed legislation to loosen terminal concession rules and encourage more private investment. However, it looks unlikely to be plain sailing ahead Brazil is widely viewed as having insufficient port capacity, with bottlenecks often constraining imports and exports. The country’s major port of Santos, in São Paulo state, faces ...

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    This year’s Europe conference is streaming Live online!

    2014-02-26T19:06:22Z

    This year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany, is now live streaming debate and offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online. Once again the conference has filled the stylish and spacious Kameha Grand Hotel on the banks of ...

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    ​Mazda officially opens Salamanca plant in Mexico

    2014-02-26T10:36:29Z

    Mazda’s new assembly plant in Salamanca, Mexico, will open officially on Thursday this week, in a move that will significantly boost the OEM’s shipping capacities to the US market. The new facility will offer the company a low-cost production base from which the OEM can operate in Mexico, already one ...

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    Getting launches off to a flying start

    2014-02-25T22:07:04Z

    More frequent launches and longer supply chains are placing significant pressure on manufacturers and inbound and outbound providers. Having spent tens of millions of dollars promoting the autumn 2012 launch of its 2013 model year Lincoln MKZ, Ford had high hopes for the vehicle, which was the subject of a ...

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    Redrawing the line side

    2014-02-24T15:06:32Z

    Carmakers are looking carefully at ways to simplify inbound logistics to assembly lines, including kitting operations and, in some cases, insourcing. After a number of recent visits to automotive plants I have noticed changes to the ways that carmakers are thinking about final deliveries to the assembly line. Manufacturers as ...

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    Sulphur limits: cleaning up shipping or going overboard?

    2014-02-18T20:41:30Z

    With new limits on sulphur emissions coming into force for much of northern Europe and North America next year, shipping operators are trying to comply in ways as sustainable for costs as for the environment. Come January 1st 2015, parts of the shipping world will not be the same again. ...

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    ​TNT announces improved Q4 results and reorganisation

    2014-02-18T18:24:09Z

    TNT Express has reported improvements to its business in the fourth quarter of last year, swinging back into profit for the quarter despite lower revenues. The company saw its profits fall for the full year 2013, but plans to accelerate its cost-cutting initiatives and reorganise its domestic and international logistics ...