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  • Alexei Ulukaev

    Russia considering vehicle exports to Iran


    Russia is working to conclude a number of contracts with Iran to launch the export of so-called non-primary goods, beginning with vehicles and certain types of equipment, according to the country’s economic development minister, Alexei Ulukaev (left). He said that, with the support of business, Russian authorities would look to ...

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    Ports benefit from increase in Spanish exports


    According to statistics released by the National Association of Automotive and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spanish vehicle exports were up in October, reaching more than 201,400 vehicles and equivalent to growth of almost 11%.The picture overall – from January to October – shows that more than 1.7m units were exported, up ...

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    Renault Trucks distributes latest range in Africa and Middle East


    Renault Trucks is extending the distribution of its latest trucks to Africa and the Middle East, including the C, D and K ranges, as it seeks to increase market share in the regions. The vehicles, which are being built at the truckmaker’s plants in Bourg en Bresse and Blainville in ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East


    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    European auto exports rise in key markets


    Latest figures show that the European Union has increased the export of automotive products indicating the importance of world markets for recovery – at least for the higher end brands – in a sector that has been dogged by sluggish sales within its borders since 2007. However, longer term, those ...

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    Improving the dotted line


    Many would characterise contracts between OEMs and vehicle logistics providers as being highly price focused and short term. But executives on both sides of the negotiating table are interested in agreeing terms that would encourage investment and deeper collaboration in the outbound supply chain. Many executives at finished vehicle logistics ...

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    The unexpected rise of Hambantota port


    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention.Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t manufacture ...

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    Hyundai Glovis acquires European logistics assets with Adampol takeover


    Korean logistics provider Hyundai Glovis has signed an agreement to take over Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time.According to a statement attributed to Hyundai Glovis officials in an article from the Korea Herald, which Hyundai Glovis ...

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    Ford reorganises Africa and Middle East business


    Ford will combine its African and Middle East divisions into one business unit from the beginning of January next year. Ford Middle East and Africa will be managed in two sub-regions – South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. The carmaker said that while regional ...

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    Analysis: logistics in China still needs to shift from big to strong


    Automotive logistics providers in the world’s largest market might be saying the right things but the industry lacks transparency in many areas. Christopher Ludwig provides a résumé of the market following an important industry gatheringExecutives at Chinese automotive and logistics companies speak a remarkably similar language when it comes to ...

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    Tibbett Logistics sees increase in demand for intermodal services


    Tibbett Logistics has reported a substantial increase in the uptake of its intermodal logistics services in Central and Eastern Europe through 2014, with a 50% increase in container handling at its Bucharest International Rail Freight Terminal (BIRFT) in Romania compared to the same period last year.The company said that both ...

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    Hunter appointed head of DHL Industrial Projects for Europe


    DHL’s air and ocean freight division, Global Forwarding, has appointed Graham Hunter as the new head of its Industrial Projects division in Europe. He moves over from his role as vice-president of Industrial Projects in the Middle East.DHL Industrial Projects delivers a broad range of services for heavyweight and regular ...

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    Renault opens Algerian SKD assembly plant for Symbol production


    Renault has inaugurated a new €50m ($62m) plant near Oran in Algeria, Africa’s second-largest automotive market. It is the company’s first assembly plant in the country. The facility will make the new Renault Symbol for the local market and will begin with a production capacity of 25,000 vehicles a year, ...

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    Carmakers plan to relaunch deliveries in Crimea despite legal threat


    Russian automotive dealers have agreed with a number of carmakers to resume the supply of cars to Crimea despite promises from Ukraine authorities that any company or person conducting work with the annexed Russian region would be breaking the law.According to the CEO of local automotive dealer Autodel, Michael Smolyanov, ...

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    Emirates SkyCargo expands to Budapest


    Emirates’ freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, has recently launched cargo services to Budapest, the capital of Hungary.Budapest has one of the largest economies in Central and Eastern Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is hoping to strengthen its operations in central Europe with the new service. The company has a network of more ...

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    Telematics4u to expand into 150 countries


    Telematics4u, an India-based IT and telematics-enabled solution and service provider, is planning on expanding its operations to 150 countries over the next four to five years, Pratap Hegde, the company’s chairman and managing director has said. The company is responsible for providing automotive logistics solutions to Mahindra Logistics, which this ...

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    Agility appoints Mohammed Esa to CCO for Europe


    Integrated logistics provider Agility has appointed Mohammed Esa as its chief commercial officer (CCO) for Europe. Esa assumes responsibility for leading all the commercial activities of Agility across Europe, including sales, marketing and product management.Esa has more than 23 years of experience in the transport and logistics industry. He joined ...


    Groupe CAT invests in anti-hail system in France


    French automotive logistics provider Groupe CAT has recently installed a new anti-hail system at its vehicle logistics centre in Batilly, eastern France. The system was designed by Euromet.At Batilly centre, which is close to a Renault plant, CAT now has one of the most extensive anti-hail logistics parks in Europe. ...

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    Iran Khodro doubles production in Iraq as transport costs drop


    Iran's main carmaker, Iran Khodro Industrial Group (Ikco), has reported that it has doubled vehicle production at its plant in Iskandariya in Iraq to 100 units a day. The carmaker said that sales had increased in part because of a drop in transport fees, which had a knock-on effect on ...

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    Lufthansa Cargo expands in Africa


    Lufthansa Cargo, a subsidiary of Lufthansa, has recently added Tunisia and Nigeria to its cargo network.With increased demand coming from Tunisia, the freight airline is increasing its presence on the continent for its 2014-2015 winter flight plan. In September, Lufthansa Cargo began flying to Lagos, Nigeria twice a week, and ...