All China articles – Page 2

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    Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    2017-01-25T12:06:35Z

    China topped the index once again, based on market size, ease of doing business and logistics infrastructure The outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions ...

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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots…North AmericaWhich way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or import rules, though it ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    ThyssenKrupp centralises Chinese steering system production

    2016-12-20T15:37:49Z

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has confirmed it will move all of its Chinese steering system production activities to its new manufacturing facility in Changzhou (pictured), in central eastern China’s Jiangsu province. The German conglomerate is spending €200m ($213m) on the plant, which will have an annual capacity of around 4m ...

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    Gaskell named head of outbound logistics at Volvo Cars in China

    2016-12-20T10:37:03Z

    Jaime Gaskell, former general manager for marketing and sales at NYK Automotive Logistics in China, has joined Volvo Cars as head of outbound logistics in the country.The new role includes responsibility for imported and domestic cars, as well as the warehouse and inland distribution business.Gaskell started out as a deck ...

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    Honda JV breaks ground on third production plant in China

    2016-12-09T12:59:46Z

    Honda’s joint venture company in China, Dongfeng Honda, has broken ground on construction of a third car production plant in the country. It is being built on a 1.2m sq.m piece of land just 8km southeast of the first plant in the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development District in Hubei ...

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    India conference: Ford’s 4PL model transforms its logistics

    2016-11-11T11:42:36Z

    Ford is transforming its logistics management and analysis in the Asia Pacific region as it rolls out a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) model across its inbound supply chains in India, Thailand and China, Ford Asia Pacific vice-president of inbound logistics, exports and customs operations, Amlan Bose (pictured), told those ...

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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...

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    BMW adds fifth distribution centre to aftermarket network in China

    2016-11-09T10:01:43Z

    BMW has opened its fifth regional distribution centre (RDC) in China, completing the preliminary stage of its aftersales logistics network in the country. The 15,000 sq.m facility is located in the economic and technological zone in Shenyang. Further work during a planned second stage will add 25,000 sq.m. The facility ...

  • Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing plant
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    Volvo Cars plans to make China a global export hub

    2016-11-02T12:19:29Z

    Volvo Cars is starting production of a number of new model series at its facilities in China as part of plans to increase production capacity there and turn China into its global manufacturing and export hub. A spokesperson for the carmaker said it expected China to eventually account for between ...

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    Geely ‘redesigning every link in the chain’ with Lynk & Co

    2016-10-26T12:41:39Z

    Chinese carmaker Geely’s launch of the Lynk & Co brand this week is not just the launch of a fully connected digital vehicle, nor an attempt to penetrate western markets from China; it is also an attempt to change the way cars are bought, owned, serviced and used – and ...

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    MG Motor calls time on assembly at Longbridge

    2016-09-28T10:15:22Z

    MG Motor UK is to cease final assembly of cars later this year at Longbridge, in the UK, after parent company SAIC Motor decided to move the operation to China. In a statement issued on Friday (September 23 rd ) MG said the decision had been taken as part of ...

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    DCPA inaugurates fourth plant in China to meet SUV demand

    2016-09-14T13:22:05Z

    Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA), PSA Group’s joint venture in China, has inaugurated a new plant in Chengdu dedicated to the assembly of SUVs. It has an annual capacity to build 300,000 vehicles for the Dongfeng Peugeot, Dongfeng Citroën and Dongfeng Fengshen brands using the PSA Group's EMP2 platform. The ...

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    DB Cargo setting up Hefei-Hamburg link; BMW extends contract

    2016-09-13T09:58:54Z

    DB Cargo (formerly DB Schenker Rail) has signed an agreement with the municipal government of Hefei in China aimed at starting a direct rail freight route between there and Hamburg in Germany next month.According to DB Cargo, in its first stage, the new rail service will start with one train ...

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    Courier NetWork expands presence with offices in Mexico and Asia

    2016-09-06T16:54:05Z

    US-based expeditor Courier NetWork (CNW) has opened new offices in Mexico, China and Singapore.The company said its new branch in Guadalajara would support the automotive and electronics market in Mexico, adding that it was a well-established provider of services to the automotive industry there.“The vast majority of shipments have been ...

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    Audi starts making transmissions in Tianjin

    2016-08-22T14:09:32Z

    Audi is working with VW Automatic Transmission Tianjin (VWATJ) in China to supply seven-speed S tronic transmissions to the FAW-Volkswagen plant in Changchun, which makes the Audi A4L. The two companies have set up a new €577m ($654m) facility in Tianjin to make the transmissions. It is the first time ...

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    Beijing Changjiu Logistics shares double after public offering

    2016-08-16T17:05:48Z

    Shares in Beijing Changjiu Logistics have doubled in value after it became the first private Chinese automotive logistics company to go public in a launch on the Shanghai stock exchange on August 10th. The company, one of the largest third party providers serving the automotive sector in China, has so ...

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    Unipart to start moving fuel rails to China for Ford

    2016-08-03T11:21:18Z

    Unipart Manufacturing has signed a seven-year contract with Ford to supply engine components to its joint venture Changan Ford plant in Chongqing, China. The components maker will supply the operation from its Unipart Powertrain Applications site in Coventry, UK, with fuel rails – part of the common rail fuel injection ...

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    Chinese exports rise in June but finish half-year lower

    2016-07-27T12:06:11Z

    China exported 68,000 vehicles in June – up more than 21% on the previous month. While the overall figure was no higher than in June 2015, exports of passenger cars for the month saw an increase of 13.4% year on year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). ...