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  • Mike Dickinson, Qoros Auto
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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 ...

  • KIA Lazaro Cardenas
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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 ...

  • Tegma_trucks
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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 ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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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 ...

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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...

  • DensoMichigan_DMMI
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    Denso Michigan investment includes logistics expansion

    2015-04-08T10:55:10Z

    Denso Manufacturing Michigan (DMMI), which produces automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, has announced a $53.6m expansion at its parts making operations in Battle Creek. The expansion will add new manufacturing lines for advanced thermal systems, additional laboratories for new product testing and validation, as well ...

  • Car yard actually resized
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    Planning from first to last mile

    2015-03-26T12:35:39Z

    Logistics specialists are looking for transport management systems to do more than optimise routes and track flows; they want complete management tools for increasingly complex supply chains.At Torrance, California-headquartered Toyota Logistics Services – the outbound logistics and vehicle processing arm of Toyota Motor Sales USA – a recently-implemented Oracle transport ...

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    GM pulls assembly out of troubled Russian market; VW cuts back in Kaluga

    2015-03-25T08:40:07Z

    General Motors has announced that it is stopping volume production of midrange vehicles at its plant in St Petersburg by the middle of this year and will concentrate on importing premium Cadillac and Chevrolet products to Russia, such as the Corvette, Camaro and Tahoe. It will end sales of Opel ...

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    NYK and APM bet on Gujarati ro-ro hub

    2015-03-23T20:29:59Z

    A new, dedicated ro-ro terminal at Pipavev could become a major west coast export hub for India - but it depends on a number of factors, not least what will happen at the port of Mumbai While not without its hiccups, India’s vehicle exports have been on the rise, with ...

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    Faster forwarding

    2015-03-23T09:00:42Z

    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logistics Ed Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. ...

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    Growth and agreement in South-east Asia

    2015-03-19T12:31:08Z

    With the imminent introduction of a new regional trade agreement, the logistics challenges posed by difficult border crossings and the ASEAN region’s island geography could ease as investments in services increase Despite some setbacks, vehicle production is expected to grow further in South-East Asia as part of wider economic growth ...

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
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    Russia: Running on empty?

    2015-03-18T17:45:28Z

    Rising prices and weak spending power, combined with a devalued currency, the low cost of oil and government cuts, add up to bleak forecasts for the Russian automotive sector The Russian automotive logistics industry is no stranger to calamity. Veteran executives will remember Russia’s instability in 1998 during its first ...

  • Gefco_RZD
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    Gefco Russia: Big plans, but little certainty

    2015-03-18T17:45:15Z

    Although the market is suffering, Gefco is still optimistic about recovery as well as future flows between Russia and China Despite Russia’s evident difficulties, Gefco Russia is continuing its aggressive growth strategy, with plans to develop trans-Eurasian logistics and grow its market share in the domestic market. The company is ...

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    Vehicles clog San Antonio port as a result of strikes in Chile

    2015-03-16T15:03:30Z

    On March 12, importers of finished vehicles at the Chilean Port of San Antonio's Puerto Central used police protection to begin retrieving more than 8,000 vehicles that have been stuck at the facility since strikes closed the port on February 21. The first batch of 135 vehicles were moved at ...