All India articles – Page 6

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    Indian export logistics: Waiting for an upgrade

    2016-10-10T15:59:24Z

    In this story... Shipping routes Coastal issues Road reliance Multimodal shift Growing outputIndia’s vehicle exports are gradually on the rise, with plenty of room to grow. However, the nation’s poor export logistics and high port costs may hold the country backIndia’s big problem is a straightforward one: it does ...

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    Indian ports to slash charges in a bid to boost coastal shipping

    2016-09-27T16:29:03Z

    India’s major ports are to introduce a discount of 80% for two years on vessel-related charges for coastal vehicle movements in an attempt to boost automotive sector demand for coastal transport.Announcing the move, the Ministry of Shipping said promoting coastal movements was one of its major goals and that the ...

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    Mexico now India’s largest automotive export market

    2016-09-20T16:39:41Z

    Mexico has become India’s largest market for automotive exports, according to data released by engineering body EEPC India.Between April and July this year, automotive exports from India – including finished vehicles, two- and three-wheelers, and parts and components – amounted to $2.78 billion. Of that, shipments to Mexico accounted for ...

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    Indian carriers fight penalties and OEM indifference

    2016-09-16T16:27:23Z

    Vipul Nanda, president of India's Car Carriers AssociationJust when you thought the question of car transporter lengths in India was sorted out, it may be time to think again.Following its draft legislation providing for a maximum length for finished vehicle carriers of 18.75 metres earlier this year, India’s Ministry ...

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    Achal Paliwal moves to head TML Distribution

    2016-09-07T12:58:35Z

    Tata Motors’ outbound logistics and sales division – TML Distribution – has appointed Achal Palatal (pictured) as its new CEO.Paliwal moves from his position as country head in India for OTS Australia, the freight forwarding and logistics provider, and replaces Prem Verma, who has moved to a new position at ...

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    India passes long-awaited goods and services tax bill

    2016-08-09T16:38:21Z

    The lower house of the Indian parliament has approved the bill required to bring in India's Goods and Services Tax (GST), which has the potential to transform the country’s domestic logistics and make it easier for manufacturers to move freight across internal state borders. It is expected to be ratified ...

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    Maruti Suzuki to benefit from intermodal investments

    2016-08-02T13:10:54Z

    Indian Railways has started work on a vehicle loading facility at Farrukhnagar, near Gurgaon (now Gurugram), close to Maruti Suzuki’s plant in Manesar.As reported in the Times of India, railways minister Suresh Prabhu said the aim of the facility was to transport up to 25% of output from the Maruti ...

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    Indian Railways aims to boost car moves with Auto Express service

    2016-07-27T10:32:30Z

    Indian Railways has launched an ‘Auto Express’ train service to carry finished vehicles in both directions between Gurgaon and Nidvanda. The state-run rail giant hopes to increase the number of vehicles carried on the route from 2,000 a month to around 6,000 as it targets a 25% share in national ...

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    No longer outlaws

    2016-07-11T17:02:18Z

    New rules governing Indian car carrier sizes are set to standardise a sector that has been confusing and contradictory for over a decadeAt last, a resolution is in sight to the long-running problem over the maximum vehicle dimensions that apply to the car transporter sector in India. After years of ...

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    Subros fire hits production at Maruti Suzuki plants in India

    2016-06-01T11:45:34Z

    A massive fire at the Manesar facility of Indian supplier Subros, which makes automotive air-conditioner units, has had the knock-on effect of temporary production stoppages at two plants run by carmaker Maruti Suzuki, because of a parts shortage.“Owing to an unfortunate incident of fire at the Manesar facilities of our ...

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    Geodis moves to bigger location in Mumbai

    2016-05-31T11:56:35Z

    Transport and logistics provider Geodis has expanded its team in India and moved to bigger premises in Mumbai.The company, which is experiencing increased business across the sectors its serves in the country, is now based at The Qube in the eastern business district of Andheri. The location on the Andheri-Kurla ...

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    More short-sea initiatives emerge in India

    2016-05-11T10:24:40Z

    Automotive manufacturers in India are increasingly looking towards short-sea shipping to move finished vehicles around the country.Hyundai Motor has revealed it is exploring options to move cars north by sea to the east of the country, from its Chennai car plant to the city of Kolkata. It is also seeking ...

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    NEC and DMIC Trust set up Indian container tracking service

    2016-04-27T14:31:25Z

    Japanese IT and communications provider NEC Corporation has established a 50-50 joint venture with the DMIC Trust, which oversees infrastructure developments on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, to provide a new container location service.DMICDC Logistics Data Services will provide shippers and transport operators with logistics visualisation services enabling them to perform ...

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    Kerry signs deal to increase stake in Indev and rebrand

    2016-04-19T10:21:38Z

    Kerry Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding to increase its stake in Indian firm, Indev Logistics, to 50% in a deal reported to be worth $150m. As a consequence, Indev will be rebranded Kerry-Indev Logistics.Kerry, which previously held a 30% stake in Indev, said the move reflected its growing ...

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    Two wheels good?

    2016-04-08T14:09:45Z

    From sales drops to shifting uses in different markets, the outbound demands for two-wheelers are changingVehicle logistics in Europe is, of course, not limited to passenger cars, SUVs, vans and trucks, even if collectively, these products account for a huge majority of the products that specialised car carriers, shipping lines ...

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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there.“In 2016, we are expecting growth in our ...

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    Cochin port contemplates coastal ro-ro service

    2016-03-30T15:02:02Z

    Cochin Port Trust, on the southwest coast of India in the state of Kerala, is considering establishing a number of coastal short-sea routes for car movements, in line with a new policy being promoted by the Indian Ministry of Shipping.As reported in February, the ministry has relaxed cabotage regulations on ...

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    Ford confirms plans for EcoSport assembly in Romania

    2016-03-23T10:18:51Z

    Following speculation last month that Ford could bring production of its EcoSport SUV to the Craiova plant in Romania, the carmaker has now confirmed that it is investing up to €200m ($223m) to do just that, along with its component tooling suppliers.It plans to begin assembly at the plant (pictured) ...