All India articles – Page 3

  • AkioToyoda
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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 sale ...

  • GEFCO Corby-180
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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 traditional ...

  • Kerry Logistics Continental
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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.Kerry Logistics’ ...

  • nissan-india_WWL_yard
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    Car hauliers suspend services at Renault-Nissan’s Chennai plant

    2018-05-01T12:04:14Z

    Car carriers providing outbound distribution services for Renault-Nissan in India suspended their operations at the carmaker’s plant in Chennai last week in protest at what they say was the OEM’s decision to renege on agreed freight rates.According to the Car Carrier Association (CCA), the dispute dates back to meetings Renault-Nissan ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

  • Range_Rover_Sport
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    UK vehicle exports to India fall sharply

    2018-02-06T10:07:34Z

    Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) have shown a growing divide between the number of finished vehicles the UK imports from India and the number it exports to the country.According to the SMMT, finished vehicle imports from India into the UK grew by 8.3% in 2017 ...

  • India truck
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    Indian car carriers caught in the middle of GST accounting ‘nightmare’

    2018-01-10T09:36:35Z

    Following the rollout of the long-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) six months ago, automotive carriers in India are struggling to resolve different customer requirements about how the tax is actually applied to their services.Under the GST, car hauliers can use either a Forward Credit Mechanism (FCM) or a Reverse ...

  • India_car_carriers01
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    India’s CCA goes to high court over enforcement of new truck regulations

    2018-01-08T11:48:45Z

    India’s Car Carrier Association has lodged a petition of complaint with the high court in Jaipur over the way new truck regulations are being enforced in Rajasthan.The problems relate to the enforcement of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) regulation that was introduced in October 2016 with the support of ...

  • Datsun model
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    Renault Nissan Automotive India part 2: Ensuring all brands are ready to go

    2017-12-21T15:43:46Z

    Renault Nissan Automotive India, the joint venture division of the Renault Nissan Alliance that oversees production and distribution activities in the country, was established with a number of logistics advantages in mind. Its plant in Oragadam, close to the southern city of Chennai, is a manufacturing hub located within a ...

  • Tata_Ultra_Truck
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    First shipments of trucks by sea from India to Bangladesh

    2017-11-28T15:49:19Z

    Tata Motors has sent its first ever consignment of 240 trucks to Bangladesh using short-sea shipping instead of the congested land border route through Petrapole-Benapole. The trucks were shipped on November 23rd and were followed by a second consignment four days later.The trucks, which arrived in Bangladesh within two days, ...

  • JLR_Vijayawada_dealership
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    Jaguar Land Rover opens latest sales and service facility in India

    2017-11-28T10:29:29Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has opened a 5,200 sq.m dealer and service centre in Vijayawada, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, that is being managed by Indian retailer Lakshmi Group.The ‘3S’ facility (sales, service and spares) is fed by the carmaker’s spare parts warehouse in Bhiwandi on the outskirts of ...

  • Garrett and anantharaman
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    APL Logistics Vascor expands rake capacity to encourage take-up of rail

    2017-11-15T14:37:36Z

    APL Logistics Vascor Automotive, the automotive logistics joint venture, will add more finished vehicle carrying rail rakes to its operating fleet next year, bringing the total in use to 15 from just 3 at the start.The move was revealed by Vascor CEO, Bill Garrett (pictured, sitting right), speaking at the ...

  • IMG_0015
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    Summit report: Indian industry must turn reforms into progress

    2017-11-14T18:49:30Z

    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit in Chennai may have sounded remarkably familiar to those who attended the very first conference a decade earlier: infrastructure deficits, underdeveloped connections, a lack of rail transport options, a fragmented logistics market, a highly bureaucratic and unproductive customs regime, and the proliferation ...

  • Ramakreshnan_opt
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    Indian state border barriers slowly coming down under GST regime

    2017-11-13T11:53:07Z

    Flows of goods across India’s state borders seem to be smoothing out slowly as toll barriers are removed, following implementation of the nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) several months ago.Speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics India Summit last week gave examples of how the new federal taxation system, which ...

  • IHS Gupta crop
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    Indian vehicle exports’ share of total production set to fall

    2017-11-10T16:41:58Z

    Vehicle exports’ share of total production in India is set to decline in coming years as carmakers use their manufacturing capacity to meet local market demand, which is forecast to continue growing at a healthy rate.Puneet Gupta (pictured), associate director for vehicle sales forecast for South Asia at research firm ...

  • mahindra_logistics_opt
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    Mahindra Logistics IPO gets underway

    2017-11-01T14:55:59Z

    The stock market listing of Mahindra Logistics by its parent company Mahindra & Mahindra got underway this week with the launch of the initial public offering which should raise about $128m for its owners.According to a prospectus document, a total of 19.33m shares – just over a 27% stake in ...

  • Audi_Hauf
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    Production & logistics part 2: Questioning the future

    2017-10-25T09:44:00Z

    This article is one of a series of pieces celebrating Automotive Logistics’ 20th anniversary issue that together take an extended look at the way top executives feel automotive production and logistics have changed in the last two decades – and where they see them heading in the future.

  • 20 year 2
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    This changing world…

    2017-10-17T10:36:00Z

    Click here to access more Automotive Logistics 20th anniversary featuresOver the past two decades a number of major global events have had a significant impact on global automotive supply chains, from new technologies, external disruptors entering the industry, catastrophes (both manmade and natural), and political earthquakes.There is little doubt ...

  • connectivity
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    Changes are the only certainty at Ford of Europe

    2017-10-09T17:46:00Z

    Dirk Willmann, director of material planning and logistics for Ford Europe, outlines how the carmaker is improving visibility and adapting its vehicle logistics network across Europe to better manage customer demand and trade uncertainties.

  • Dirk Willmann
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    Ford of Europe: A system of strength and complexity

    2017-10-09T16:53:00Z

    Dirk Willmann’s 25-year career with Ford has made him witness to the changing arc of the company’s supply chain in Europe and further afield, including more complicated material flows, new locations and footprint changes, as well as advances in technology.