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    Global round up


    Mahindra exports global platform SUVIndian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra has said it will export its new XUV500 SUV to South Africa at the same time that domestic sales begin in December this year, with further plans for export to Western Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australia. The car, which ...

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    Saab production in Sweden stops again


    Production at Saab’s troubled plant in Trollhättan has stopped once again as the carmaker continues negotiations over payment and delivery terms with a number of suppliers. Limited production commenced at the beginning of June following a seven-week suspension because of non-payment to suppliers, who then refused to continue delivering parts. ...

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    Executives on the move


    Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has appointed Greg Henninger as its new director of logistics, reporting to Evelyn Chiang, vice president of Supply Chain and IT. Henninger has previously worked in logistics for General Motors, where he was recently manager for North American logistics and operations.The company has also announced ...

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    Stop hanging around


    Getting in and getting out…fastChrysler-Fiat deal could nurture two-way flowPorts need to be meaner and leanerGrappling with recessionEast coast is fiercely competitiveLess attractive than containersHow the West Coast comparesWho you sell to still dictates carmakers’ choice of ports but patterns are shifting, and US ports try to keep pace with ...

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    Vehicles in the box come out of the closet


    Container growth for smaller volume destinationsA more frequent service Ro-ro vs container: the cost equationMoving vehicles in containers door to doorMoving vehicles by containers is becoming more common for shipping vehicles in lower volumes and higher frequencies, particularly to and from developing markets. But the potential benefit might be farther ...