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    Chinese EV battery maker forced to stop output

    2018-07-11T09:16:06Z

    A reduction in Chinese government subsidies to electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers has forced battery maker Shenzhen OptimumNano Energy to cease operations for six months. The majority of staff have been told to take paid leave for the rest of the year from July 1. Meanwhile, the government is reported to ...

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    Settling into steady growth

    2018-04-24T15:54:19Z

    China has the biggest car market in the world and is expected to make 25.3m vehicles this year. The city of Chengdu has 4.5m of them driving around it, making it the second largest in China for vehicle numbers behind Beijing – and it was to Chengdu that delegates headed ...

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    China leads the car-sharing market, despite the challenges

    2017-12-20T12:22:44Z

    The Chinese government is using car-sharing – short-term car rental, usually charged by the hour – to stimulate the new energy vehicle (NEV) market and increase individual mobility efficiency. In June 2017, the central government released draft guidance for the car-sharing industry, outlining some supporting policies. The guidance specified certain ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel wins inbound contract for VW-FAW engine plant in China

    2017-08-30T15:54:32Z

    Logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has secured a two-year deal to manage inbound logistics for Volkswagen-FAW Engine’s plants in Dalian and Changchun, China. According to KN, the new contract will use a sophisticated IT solution to address VW-FAW’s requirements for improved efficiency of its operations. Deliveries are made ...

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    Renault-Nissan Alliance forms China electric car JV with Dongfeng

    2017-08-29T15:33:57Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has formed a new joint venture (JV) with Dongfeng Motor Group in China to develop and manufacture electric vehicles in the country. Named eGT New Energy Automotive, the joint venture will be half owned by Dongfeng, with Renault and Nissan each taking a 25% stake. Renault has ...

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    Audi’s first quarter sales in China drop 22% after dealer dispute

    2017-04-19T23:37:53Z

    Audi’s dealer dispute in China seems to have affected the company’s first quarter sales figures, which were released this week and showed a 22.1% year-on-year drop in its biggest market during the first three months of 2017. The company’s dealers in the country have expressed opposition to the OEM’s plans ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes. That is because ...

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    China conference: Looking ahead to a more multimodal future

    2017-04-12T18:42:49Z

    According to industry forecasts from China’s State Information Centre, the country can expect vehicles sales to hit 40m by 2025. However, the 28m vehicles that were moved between the factory and the dealer last year – a 14.5% increase on the previous year – and the parts being moved into ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

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    China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    2017-04-10T17:16:26Z

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story... A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist ...

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    Changan Ford: The long and short of it

    2017-04-07T17:07:25Z

    With new regulations leading to price rises and capacity shortages in road transport, Changan Ford is seeking rail and water alternatives where it can, as well as investment by its 3PL The recent breakaway growth of vehicle production and sales in China – which accelerated in 2016 and has continued ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    Anji and Ceva widen scope of renewed Chinese joint venture

    2017-04-04T22:50:56Z

    Anji Automotive Logistics and Ceva Logistics have renewed a Chinese joint venture agreement dating back to 2002, while also expanding the JV’s business scope to include non-automotive contract logistics. The original deal was signed between Anji, China’s largest automotive logistics provider, and US-listed TNT Logistics, prior to its acquisition and ...

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    Lázaro Cárdenas handles consignment of over 550 BAIC vehicles

    2017-04-03T22:39:43Z

    The Mexican Pacific Coast port of Lázaro Cárdenas took delivery of a major consignment of over 550 imported BAIC finished vehicles at the end of March. The port handled its first-ever shipment of vehicles on behalf of the Chinese state-owned enterprise in March last year, when it imported 163 D20s ...

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    Avtovaz mulls supplies to China after first exports from Kazakhstan

    2017-03-20T16:59:57Z

    Russian OEM Avtovaz is understood to be considering ways in which to expand the supply of its vehicles to China, after Kazakhstan’s Asia Avto began regular exports of Lada 4x4s to the country recently from its plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk, in the East Kazakhstan region. It is the first time any ...

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    Car Delivery Network targets China product roll-out

    2017-03-14T12:33:45Z

    Car Delivery Network (CDN) has formed a joint venture with Shanghai KaQu Information Technology, as it plans the roll-out of its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) software products in China. The new JV, KaQu Delivery Network (KDN), will market electronic real-time OEM vehicle delivery tracking, damage reporting and delivery sign-off ...

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    ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    2017-02-08T10:34:15Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will ...

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    Mexico conference report: Seeking to build bridges, not walls

    2017-02-07T14:25:00Z

    Mexico s automotive industry is inextricably linked with its neighbours to the north but under its new president the US is talking about renegotiating NAFTA and applying border taxes to imports. At this year s Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, industry and government heads looked for ...