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    SA government incentive review “nothing extraordinary”, says Naamsa

    2016-11-02T15:52:41Z

    The announcement of a review of government incentives within the South African finance ministry’s recent mid-term budget statement is “nothing extraordinary”, according to the country’s automobile manufacturing body. A section of the budget statement released on Wednesday October 26th said: “Given increased pressures on the fiscus, these incentives, including direct ...

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    VW chief warns of ‘immediate end to South Africa’s motor industry’ if incentives are reduced and ownership targets are enforced

    2016-10-25T12:19:18Z

    Motor manufacturers will leave South Africa if the government reduces the current incentive scheme while moving to penalise them for a lack of black equity holders and suppliers, the head of Volkswagen’s operation in the country has warned. Volkswagen South Africa MD Thomas Schäfer said recent discussions with the government ...

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    NYK extends its scope in East Africa and Asia

    2016-10-18T12:59:42Z

    NYK Group has signed an agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Toyota Tsusho to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics, a new joint venture in Kenya to handle imported vehicles. By the end of this year, the new joint venture will offer a variety of services at the port ...

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    PSA and Saipa sign up to joint production in Iran

    2016-10-10T11:27:56Z

    Carmakers PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Saipa have agreed to form a new joint venture to build and sell Citroën vehicles in Iran. The joint venture will encompass everything from design and purchasing to vehicle marketing. The move comes just after rival French carmaker Renault announced at the Paris Motor Show that ...

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    UK summit: Electric vehicles to change current supply chain models

    2016-10-07T17:38:12Z

    Electric vehicles will replace the internal combustion engine as the dominant vehicle type by 2030 in a shift expected to have substantial implications for the supply chain. Speaking at the first Automotive Logistics UK summit yesterday (October 6 th ), Philippe Funda, lead analyst for the EU, Middle East ...

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    Neptune Lines launches Middle East ro-ro service

    2016-10-05T12:20:06Z

    Greek short-sea shipping provider Neptune Lines has officially launched its new Middle East service, connecting United Arab Emirates (UAE) ports with the wider region. Neptune Lines is running the service between the UAE ports of Jebel Ali and Khalifa and the following: Shuwaikh (Kuwait), Umm Qasr (Iraq), Bandar Abbas (Iran), ...

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    Alternative logistics in Africa: The sky's the limit

    2016-10-03T17:14:12Z

    Africa’s underdeveloped infrastructure and dangerous conditions are leading it to leapfrog other countries in adopting alternative freight technologies which might one day serve automotive logistics Africa’s infrastructure gap, which significantly hinders the movement of goods between and within countries on the continent, could soon be substantially filled through the use ...

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    Volkswagen to start CKD assembly of Polo Vivo in Kenya

    2016-09-12T11:27:03Z

    Volkswagen has signed an agreement with the Kenyan government to start building the Polo Vivo at a facility in Thika, near Nairobi, by the end of this year. The plant is operated by Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM), which assembles buses, trucks and passenger vehicles under contract for a range of ...

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    China’s BAIC to invest $800m in South African plant

    2016-08-22T14:47:06Z

    Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) has signed a deal with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in South Africa to build an 11 billion rand ($800m) plant for the assembly of complete knockdown (CKD) kits of pick-up trucks, SUVs and sedans. The plant is expected to open toward the end of ...

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    DP World explores high-speed propulsion system for freight

    2016-08-22T10:54:33Z

    Port terminal giant DP World has signed an agreement with Hyperloop One to explore the use of its high-speed tube propulsion system for the movement of containers between Jebel Ali Port and a new inland container depot in Dubai. Jebel Ali Port, which is operated by DP World, is the ...

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    APL Logistics sets up joint venture with Arab Global Logistics

    2016-08-16T11:32:35Z

    Integrated supply chain services provider APL Logistics has signed a deal with Arab Global Logistics in Oman to form a new joint venture, APL Logistics Oman. The company said the joint venture would “spearhead efforts to develop Oman as a regional logistics hub to serve local and international customers in ...

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    Oscar de Bok takes up CEO role at DHL Supply Chain

    2016-06-29T10:20:01Z

    DHL Supply Chain has appointed Oscar de Bok (pictured) as its new CEO for mainland Europe, Middle East and Africa. He moves from his previous role as CEO of Asia Pacific at DHL Supply Chain and replaces Paul Graham, who has left the company for personal reasons. With the company ...

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    Neptune Lines launches Middle East short-sea service

    2016-06-22T14:37:26Z

    European short-sea ro-ro operator, Neptune Lines, has launched a weekly service for vehicle shipments connecting eight countries in the Arabian Gulf. The service will operate on two loops, interchanging weekly, between Jebel Ali port in Dubai, and Khalifa port in Abu Dhabi, both in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In ...

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    Gebrüder Weiss sets up weekly freight link between Bulgaria and Iran

    2016-06-08T10:23:12Z

    Multimodal transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss is expanding its transport network in the Middle East with a consolidated freight link between Sofia (Bulgaria) and the Iranian capital of Tehran. The company said integration of the Sofia site into the company's network meant its customers would benefit from direct daily ...

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    Kenyan legislation boosts local vehicle assembly

    2016-06-06T16:09:52Z

    Government incentives have helped boost vehicle production in Kenya with more than 10,000 finished vehicles assembled there last year, according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics. Its Economic Survey 2016 reported a 6.8% rise in 2015 compared to the previous year in Kenya’s production of cars, trailers and semi-trailers. ...

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    Bosch back in business in Iran

    2016-05-10T16:23:39Z

    Tier one parts supplier Bosch is the latest company to announce its return to Iran, following the lifting of economic sanctions earlier this year , with the opening of a new regional office in Tehran. The German company said it saw “great potential in Iran’s growing vehicle market” where local ...

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    Chevrolet imports to Iran blocked by ministry

    2016-05-04T16:14:33Z

    An attempt by an unnamed Iranian importer to move 200 Chevrolet vehicles into the country has been blocked by Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade. The move ran counter to the US government’s Executive Order preventing business with Iran despite the lifting of sanctions in January this year. ...

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    Stubborn EU member states holding back digitalisation in logistics

    2016-04-26T12:08:25Z

    The majority of EU member states are still dragging their heels when it comes to the adoption of digital freight transport documents, despite the signing of a protocol back in 2011 that paved the way for their adoption, attendees at a dinner debate on digitalisation in logistics were told last ...

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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11 th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ ...

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    Strike action hits XPO Logistics sites in France

    2016-04-20T16:22:02Z

    Logistics employees affiliated with the French trade union CFDT are taking strike action at a number of XPO Logistics facilities across France. The strike, which started at a site in the Ile-de-France area last week, has since been extended to 20 of the company’s 75 supply chain locations in the ...