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  • Anand_Hyundai
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    Indian regulations: A rainbow of solutions

    2017-07-13T12:22:27Z

    The Indian vehicle logistics market is in the midst of major change and disruption, much of it in the name of modernisation and improvement. New dimension and safety requirements for car carriers came into force in April, with carmakers and logistics providers scrambling to make their fleets compliant and ...

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    SAIC to assemble MG cars in India from 2019

    2017-07-07T15:03:47Z

    [Updated July 11th] Chinese carmaker SAIC, which owns the MG Motor brand, is opening a subsidiary in India called MG Motor India with a view to assembling cars there in 2019. A spokesperson for the company told Automotive Logistics this week that it had yet to finalise the ...

  • DICV_Karmarajar_port
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    DICV exports 10,000th truck from India

    2017-05-31T12:52:59Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), part of Daimler Trucks Asia, has exported its 10,000 th truck from the port of Karmarajar, near Chennai, on an MOL vessel. The vehicle in question was a 40-ton heavy-duty tractor destined for Indonesia and was part of a consignment of 250 trucks on ...

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    GM restricts production in India to exports and exits South Africa after 90 years

    2017-05-24T12:44:38Z

    General Motors has announced further restructuring of its international businesses, including moving to an export-only production model in India and exiting the South African market altogether. Poor sales, margins and a lack of scale in the supply chain have contributed to the decisions. They follow a recent pattern at GM ...

  • Ralf_Mungenast
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    Changes in supply chain leadership at Daimler India

    2017-05-03T09:22:52Z

    Daimler’s commercial vehicle division in India, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV), has announced a number of senior level executive changes including the appointment of a new vice-president of supply chain management and logistics. Ralf Mungenast (pictured), previously head of supply chain planning at Mercedes-Benz Cars, headquartered in Germany, has taken ...

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    Kia confirms investment in first Indian plant

    2017-04-26T14:46:05Z

    Kia Motors has confirmed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, India to build its first manufacturing facility in the country. “We are delighted to announce that Kia’s newest manufacturing facility will be here in Andhra Pradesh,” said Han-Woo Park, president of ...

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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state. The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of ...

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    Indian car carriers protest latest penalty hike in Rajasthan

    2017-02-21T08:48:54Z

    Car carriers in India are currently staging a protest on the borders of Rajasthan following the local government’s decision to impose a border tariff (or challan) of 5,000 rupees ($75) for equipment travelling through the state. The amount now being asked is a significant hike on the previous fee of ...

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    OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    2017-02-08T12:15:36Z

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of ...

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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 ...

  • PSA CK Birla_opt
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    PSA and CK Birla to start joint production operations in India

    2017-01-25T10:37:40Z

    Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of PSA Group (left), and CK Birla, chairman of the CK Birla Group French carmaker PSA Group and India’s CK Birla group have revealed plans to invest an initial €100m ($107m) for the production of vehicles and powertrains in the state of ...

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    Indian car carriers secure revised rate rises after January protest

    2017-01-17T17:32:52Z

    India’s car carriers have succeeded once again in negotiating higher rates with the majority of the country’s leading vehicle manufacturers for the transport of vehicles on car transporters conforming to the new 18.75-metre maximum trailer length. Rates for the movement of vehicles on such transporters have increased by 22-23%, a ...

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    VW Group Logistics moves over 5m vehicles; record exports from India

    2017-01-04T14:24:45Z

    Volkswagen’s group logistics operation moved more than 5m vehicles and around 75m cu.m of parts around the globe during 2016, the German OEM has revealed. In a statement, VW said that Volkswagen Group Logistics, which is responsible for cross-brand planning and management of material and vehicle logistics, had played a ...

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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscape Honda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India ...

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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 America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

  • Year in review
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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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    Chennai port expedites automotive consignment clearance

    2016-11-23T11:12:33Z

    Pressure from the automotive industry in India has finally resulted in the Chennai Customs Zone agreeing to adopt a faster system for container clearance at the port of Chennai. Chennai will now permit direct port delivery of containerised automotive parts using bills of entry under the Risk Management System (RMS). ...

  • MAHINDRA World City
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    Mahindra launches $22m warehouse in Jaipur

    2016-11-22T17:15:16Z

    India’s Mahindra has officially inaugurated its first spare-parts warehouse in north India. The 4.5-hectare facility is situated within the 1,200-hectare Mahindra World City (MWC) industrial hub in Jaipur and will provide parts for the company’s automotive and farm equipment businesses in the north and northwest regions. A total of 150 ...

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    Krishnakumar joins GAC Shipping India

    2016-11-16T11:14:52Z

    The Indian division of logistics and marine services provider GAC Shipping has recently appointed C Krishnakumar (pictured) as the general manager of logistics services at its Chennai office. Krishnakumar moves there from Caravel Logistics and will be responsible for the growing demands for services in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries ...

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    Ford boosts design and development with $195m Chennai hub

    2016-11-16T10:14:21Z

    Ford has announced plans to bolster its engineering, IT and supply chain skills in India with a new product development and business centre in Chennai. The $195m investment is expected to increase India’s role as an export centre, as well as a stronghold for data and analytics – including in ...