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    Indian vehicle sales continue decline but passenger car exports increase

    2019-10-29T10:15:00Z

    Vehicle sales in India have continued their decline between April and September this year, according to figures from the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (Siam)…

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    A rake’s progress in India: How one 3PL is growing rail services for finished vehicles

    2019-09-10T14:25:00Z

    APLL Vascor started providing dedicated finished vehicle rail transport in India in 2014. On its fifth anniversary, the company talks to Automotive Logistics about the journey so far – and how the country’s regulatory climate is increasingly supportive of rail transport.

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    DICV exports 25,000th truck from Oragadam plant

    2019-08-20T11:20:00Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has exported its 25,000th truck from the Oragadam plant near Chennai and increased exports to more than 7,000 in 2018, an increase of 8% on the previous year 

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    Indian automotive sector feels the heat

    2019-08-06T14:36:00Z

    Slumping vehicle sales and production cuts are generating a sense of crisis for automotive part producers and their carmaker customers in India

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    Hyundai Glovis gets a foothold in Vietnam and targets South-East Asia

    2019-07-31T09:53:00Z

    Hyundai Glovis has set up a division in Vietnam and will begin by transporting inbound automotive parts to its parent company Hyundai Motor, which has a joint venture assembly plant in the country with Vietnamese company Thanh Cong…

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    Gefco appoints Kumar to head business in India

    2019-07-25T11:07:00Z

    Prasanna Kumar has been appointed CEO and managing director of Gefco’s division in India, replacing Arnaud Cauchy. Kumar moves from his role at the logistics and transport provider as project director for Groupe PSA and joint venture customers in the country…

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    APLL Vascor increases finished vehicle rail capacity

    2019-07-09T09:20:00Z

    Indian logistics joint venture, APL Logistics Vascor Automotive (APLL Vascor), has increased its fleet of finished vehicle carrying rail wagons to 16 rakes, with an additional four rakes to be delivered this year. Each rake comprises 27 wagons and has capacity for up to 318 passenger vehicles, but can also ...

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    DP World: Controlling fast logistics

    2019-06-21T10:51:00Z

    Rashid Abdulla, who leads DP World’s Europe and Russia region, talks to Automotive Logistics about how the company’s terminal and multimodal investments will serve the demands of a changing automotive supply chain

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    Indian-Japanese joint venture to develop outbound services across India

    2019-04-23T17:21:25Z

    Samvardhana Motherson International (Samil), a division of Indian components supplier Samvardhana Motherson, has signed a joint venture deal with Japanese finished vehicle logistics provider Hamakyorex to provide outbound transport services for carmakers in India. Operations are expected to begin in June this year. The 50:50 joint venture worth $13.1m will ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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    Supply lines key to new Nissan plant in Algeria

    2019-02-19T15:13:06Z

    Nissan is looking to develop a components supply chain in Algeria to support the construction of its new car plant in the North African country with local partner Groupe Hasnaoui. “Using our Japanese engineering expertise, we will build a manufacturing hub and work to develop the supplier industry,” said Peyman ...

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    Hyundai abandons trial moving vehicles by rail

    2018-12-12T11:09:12Z

    Hyundai Motor India (HMIL) has decided not to pursue a recent pilot scheme to despatch finished vehicles to Chennai port by rail. Both the manufacturer and the port trust announced that Hyundai had sent 102 cars to the port by rail on November 27, with a further 125 cars the ...

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    Russia increases component exports

    2018-11-21T11:29:00Z

    Several automotive manufacturers in Russia are increasing component exports in line with plans announced at the beginning of this year. Joint venture Ford Sollers has doubled the number of different part lines it exports to the EU to 100 this year (compared to 50 in late 2017) and said it ...

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    Apollo's Rivallant named European president

    2018-10-24T09:54:39Z

    Apollo Tyres has promoted Benoit Rivallant to be p resident of its European o per ations . Rivallant has been with the tyre manufacturer since 2014, during which time, successful ly introduc ed commercial vehicle tyres in to Europe as group head, global product management for commercial vehicle tyres , ...

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    The future of logistics?

    2018-10-01T15:31:00Z

    A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change. By loading ...

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    NYK and Adani joint venture on track

    2018-07-19T16:57:47Z

    NYK Auto Logistics India (NALI) has signed an agreement with transport and port operations provider, Adani Logistics, to provide finished vehicle services using freight trains. The NYK division already provides integrated services for carmakers in India that include road-based inland delivery between plants, dealers and ports, as well as pre-delivery ...

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    Skoda reveals plans for Indian market

    2018-07-04T12:36:03Z

    From left to right: Skoda member of the board for sales and marketing, Alain Favey; CEO Bernhard Maier; managing director of Skoda Auto India, Gurpratap Boparai; and member of the board for finance and IT, Klaus-Dieter Schürmann Its parent company VW Group is investing €1 billion between 2019 and ...

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    Toyota and Suzuki look at India and export markets

    2018-05-29T17:52:33Z

    Japanese OEMs Toyota and Suzuki are to consider extending their 15-month-old business partnership to work together on sales, production and technological development, with a focus on India and its export markets. Ideas to be further evaluated include using Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private (TKM) to produce models developed by Suzuki for ...

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    Gefco: Full of get up and go

    2018-05-15T17:13:49Z

    French transport and logistics provider Gefco started 2018 with an announcement in Paris that it was looking to cooperate more closely with its partners and customers . At the same time, the company said it was looking for international growth and new business as it continued to move beyond the ...

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    Continental extends inbound deal with Kerry Logistics

    2018-05-02T11:50:35Z

    Kerry Logistics has secured a four-year extension to its contract with the tyre-making division of tier supplier Continental. The third-party logistics provider’s division in Germany will handle international ocean freight export of tyres and provide logistics services for Continental’s procurement of raw materials to production sites worldwide, mainly from Asia. ...