All Kia articles – Page 8

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    Kia passes 1m exports to Latin America


    Kia has exported more than 1m vehicles to Latin America from South Korea since it first started exports with the Brisa passenger vehicle to Costa Rica 33 years ago. The milestone was reached earlier this month with the company’s latest shipment of ethanol-gasoline powered Soul Flex vehicles to Brazil. Kia ...

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    Hyundai-Kia to use Philly port


    In a shake-up of its US east coast vehicle import operations, Hyundai-Kia is switching its port of entry to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Glovis of America, the Korean carmaker’s logistics affiliate, together with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) and Holt Logistics Group, announced the deal last week, saying the port will ...

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    VW signs inbound deals in US and Slovakia


    Volkswagen has signed two new logistics contracts for inbound supply to its plants in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Bratislava in Slovakia. In the US, Hollingsworth Logistics has entered a joint venture with Magna International subsidiary Magna Seating to supply complete seat systems for the mid-sized sedan that Volkswagen Group of America ...

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    Growth brings a sea change for Kia and Glovis


    Kia sees changes for its logisticsKia’s export routes and carriers in 2010The dangers of the deep seaAs vessels grow smaller orders are kept waitingKoreans follow Hyundai-KiaFree trade agreements will help KiaIT integration a must as Kia growsAs Kia continues to defy the global downturn, the company is focusing on getting ...

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    Kia boom means more exports from south


    An increase in export demand for vehicles made at Kia’s plant in Gwangju in southern region of South Korea means the company will have to increase movements to ports in the south or risk costing itself time and money by moving vehicles across land to the port of Pyeongtak in ...

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    Glovis order extends service for Hyundai-Kia


    Hyundai-owned car carrier Glovis has announced it will spend $191.5m on orders for three new pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to meet demand from Hyundai and its affiliate Kia Motors. Glovis has said it plans to ship around 440,000 vehicles made by Hyundai and Kia this year. Each of ...

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    CAT Group to process Kias through Le Havre


    From January 2010, CAT Group will process and distribute Kia vehicles to the carmaker’s dealerships in France via the Port of Le Havre, handling 20,000 new and 2,000 used vehicles per year delivered there by Eukor. The move marks a shift of activity from the Port of Antwerp for distribution ...

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    First US Kia plant goes to work with Glovis


    Kia Motors’ first plant in the US – Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) – has officially started production, with inbound and outbound logistics support from the US-based branch of its Hyundai-Kia subsidiary Glovis. Following roll out of the first vehicle in October, the $1 billion-plant went into full production of ...

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    NYK night shift means next day delivery for Kia


    NYK Logistics has integrated spare parts deliveries for 90 Kia dealerships in Belgium and Luxembourg through its cross dock centre in the Belgian municipality of Sint-Katelijne-Waver. The move is part of a multi-year contract between the two companies with an annual value of €250,000. Distribution from the centre is taking ...

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    Pasha deal sees Hyundai-Kias delivered to San Diego


    As South Korea seeks free trade agreements around the world, the country’s leading carmaker isn’t waiting for tariffs to fall as it continues to export to foreign markets. Next Monday sees the first delivery of Hyundai-Kia vehicles to the US port of San Diego under a new three-year agreement between ...

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    Glovis takes to the waves for Hyundai-Kia


    Glovis, the Korean logistics provider and Hyundai-Kia affiliate, is reported to be planning vehicle exports for its partner of 20% next year and up to 50% by 2015. It will begin shipments next month with the movement of 4,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles for overseas markets. The company is investing ...

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    Kia boosts aftermarket parts operation


    Kia is in the process of transferring its aftermarket parts operation in the UK from Fradley (near Lichfield) to join Hyundai at a new 19,500m2 distribution warehouse in Tamworth in the Midlands. Full transfer will be completed on May 5th this year. The new £32m ($46.7m) facility is managed by ...

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    Gas dispute stops delivery for Hyundai-Kia


    Slovakian plants in Trnava for PSA, and in Zilinia for Kia, have been forced to stop production of cars and engines from Thursday last week because the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine has cut off gas supply to the country. Hyundai’s new Czech plant in Nosovice, 90 kms away ...

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    Kia uses Kapratas centre for storage


    Lithuanian vehicle logistics company UAB Kapratas has received the first shipment of new cars at its 50,000m2 Autocentrum A5 storage facility in Marijampole. As part of a one year contract the 300 Kia vehicles were transported from the Korean carmaker’s plant in Zilina, Slovakia and are destined for dealerships ...