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    Breaking supply chain taboos in South Korea

    2015-07-15T08:02:16Z

    Production growth out of the Korean peninsula is slowing, but its role in the global supply chain looks set to become more important as Hyundai-Kia and tier suppliers increase global productionSouth Korea’s supply chain is at the heart of the country’s success in automotive production. A dense network of competitive ...

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    China modes: No single way forward

    2015-07-14T08:00:48Z

    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logistics China’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger ...

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    North American ports: Ebbs and northbound flows

    2015-07-09T11:00:47Z

    Our annual survey reveals a new port at the top of the vehicle processing table and greater growth in south-eastern ports. However, the tide can turn quickly. Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report The vehicle market in North America remains on an upward track, with rising sales and increased production ...

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    South Korea part 1: A history of transformation

    2015-07-08T13:00:10Z

    A relentless and often turbulent wind of change has blown through South Korea in recent decades, turning it from a low-cost industrial centre into a global technology and export powerhouse South Korea’s industrial renaissance began slightly later than the post-war booms in Japan or western Europe, however it has arguably ...

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    Clouding the future

    2015-07-02T19:21:18Z

    The past few years have seen a boom in the take-up of software as a service among a range of industries, but carmakers are still reluctant to take what they perceive as a chance on data security The last time Automotive Logistics took a specific look at the automotive ...

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    GM chooses Argentine port of Rosario as regional hub

    2015-06-30T10:07:06Z

    General Motors’ division in Argentina is to use the port of Rosario for its logistics activities in the country. All logistics operations run by GM in South America will now be based at Terminal Puerto Rosario, which was chosen because of its geographical position both on the bi-oceanic rail corridor ...

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    Russia conference: learning to grin and bear it

    2015-06-26T19:51:18Z

    The Russian market has fallen to its lowest level since the global economic crisis, and manufacturers and logistics providers may face a long road to recovery. However, more than 150 delegates at the Automotive Logistics Russia conference made it clear that they remain committed to the market. Christopher Ludwig and ...

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    Closing the gap in Africa

    2015-06-24T12:58:59Z

    South Africa’s vehicle exports to the rest of the African continent, particularly on the west coast, continue to grow, presenting an opportunity for a variety of carriers who service the country’s main export hubs. However, despite the relative proximity of these markets to South African manufacturers, the logistics gap is ...

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    GM to import Isuzu trucks for distribution in US under Chevy brand

    2015-06-23T16:48:44Z

    General Motors has signed a new agreement with Isuzu Motors that will see the carmakers import Isuzu N-Series trucks from Japan to the US for distribution under the Chevrolet brand. More specifically, Isuzu will produce diesel versions of the low cab, medium-size truck for GM at its Japanese facility in ...

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    Lawson moves to Cooper Standard from GM

    2015-06-17T16:27:44Z

    Nathan Lawson has moved from his role as purchasing commodity manager for finished vehicle logistics at General Motors to take up a new position at tier one supplier, Cooper Standard, as purchasing director for North America. Lawson, who is based in Michigan, had been with GM for more than 10 ...

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    Dickinson leaves Qoros for new role at the SMMT Industry Forum

    2015-06-17T13:56:20Z

    Mike Dickinson has resigned from his role as director of customer order management and logistics at Chinese carmaker Qoros and is returning to the UK to take up a new role as head of Automotive at the SMMT Industry Forum. The Industry Forum is a subsidiary company of the Society ...

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    Kia starts roll out of import volumes in Mexico

    2015-06-09T12:41:25Z

    In Mexico, the first Kia Motors' Sportage SUV models, which are due to be made available for sale as of July 1, have begun to arrive at the port of Veracruz.Small volume consignments have been shipped from Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia. They were delivered by Hoëgh Autoliners' Beijing and ...

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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 sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

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    Watch videos from FVL North America in California

    2015-06-06T08:00:20Z

    Recordings are now available to view for free of primary sessions from the 6th annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Newport Beach, California, where delegates gathered for three days of networking and information sharing. Watch the full sessions here from the plenary sessions , including presentations from the ...

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    FVL conference: rail providers and carmakers moving past the ‘angry phase’

    2015-06-05T09:28:39Z

    Following nearly 18 months of considerable disturbances on the North American rail network, including severe weather issues, labour disputes and demand surges in unexpected areas, railroad providers are investing large amounts in rolling stock, infrastructure improvements and new track as they strive to meet demand and regain business lost to ...

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    GM to invest $1.2 billion in Fort Wayne truck plant

    2015-05-27T16:29:27Z

    General Motors has announced this week that it will invest $1.2 billion in pickup truck assembly at its Fort Wayne plant in the US and that part of that investment would be in improved material sequencing and conveyance systems to make the plant more efficient and competitive. The investment will ...

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    Geert Bruyneel moves to Asia role at Volvo Cars

    2015-05-20T13:40:36Z

    Geert Bruyneel, who is currently vice president of supplier quality and logistics at Volvo Cars, is moving to a new role at the carmaker in August this year as vice president for purchasing and manufacturing in Asia. His role in Europe will be taken over by Anders Svensson, who has ...

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    GM forced to stop production in Brazil because of carrier dispute

    2015-05-13T14:18:17Z

    General Motors has been forced to halt production at its plant in Gravatai, Brazil because of a dispute with its outbound transport providers Tegma and Transzero over freight costs. The carriers are reported to have stopped picking up vehicles made at the plant forcing it to stop output. However, Tegma ...

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    General Motors trials Teruel rail route to Valencia port

    2015-05-06T10:48:10Z

    In Spain, General Motors has begun sending consignments of finished vehicles from its manufacturing plant at Figueruelas, near Zaragoza in the north of the country, to the port of Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast, using the old railway link that passes through the city of Teruel. Local press reports suggest ...

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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia

    2015-04-22T12:24:19Z

    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013. Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the ...