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    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland ...

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    JAC signs major order to supply Venezuela with trucks


    Chinese vehicle maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) has signed a $274m contract with Venezuela’s Ministry of Transport and national foreign trade company Corpovex S.A. for the supply of more than 10,000 heavy trucks and tractors. More than 5,000 of the trucks will be delivered over the course of the next ...

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    Gefco extends GK Auto contract for Hyundai distribution in Iraq


    Gefco’s division in Dubai has extended its contract with GK Automotive, which distributes Hyundai vehicles in Iraq, for another three years. The company has been responsible for GK Automotive's logistics operations there since June 2013. Gefco handles the vehicles on import from South Korea on bi-weekly basis at its storage ...

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    Iran Khodro begins vehicle exports to Russia


    Iran’s largest domestic carmaker, Iran Khodro, has restarted exports of vehicles to Russia and plans to send 10,000 vehicles there by 2015. The first shipment, sent from the carmaker’s plant in Tehran, included the Samand and Runna (left) sedans. “We can manage the balance between our export and import, should ...

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    Gefco opens two-wheeler centre in Turkey


    Gefco Turkey has started operations at a new 10,000 sq.m warehouse in Çayırova in Turkey’s north-western Kocaeli province that will handle storage and onward distribution of two-wheeler vehicles to dealers across Turkey, as well as catering to other manufacturers. The company said that 5,000 sq.m of the new warehouse is ...

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    Bosch signs deal with Vivo for aftermarket distribution in Africa


    Automotive aftermarket supplier Bosch has signed a pan-African agreement with Vivo Energy, distributor of Shell oil products in 16 countries across the continent, which is designed to grow their respective businesses on the market there. The companies will bring together their expertise in the areas of automotive spare parts and ...

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    On the up and up in Europe


    European vehicle logistics has brighter days ahead thanks to improving sales, however the ECG wants the sector to work together on making key regulatory changes in the European Parliament The last time I wrote for this column I said it felt as though we had finally reached the bottom of ...

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    Keep coming up with the goods in the UK


    Vehicle production in the UK is healthy, but requires agile logistics for its global and local supply chains and these can only evolve with investment in skills training and IT. Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report Following the hard economic knocks felt throughout Europe since 2008, the UK has certainly ...

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    Moving towards integration in Southeast Asia


    Potential customs harmonisation among the ten ASEAN nations could see Thailand at the centre of a global automotive powerhouse, with big implications for logistics Thailand continues to hold much promise for the automotive industry. Home to many of the world’s largest carmakers and tier suppliers, it should also receive a ...

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    Russia at a standstill


    The market continues to fall, while transport capacity is exiting the market at an alarming rate. Even with prospects for long-term growth, the lack of investment could mean Russia will struggle to move the goods again when customers return to show rooms. We report from the Automotive Logistics Russia ...

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    Sean Bricknell takes up global logistics role at GM


    Sean Bricknell has taken up a new role at General Motors focusing on the carmaker’s global logistics strategy. He moves over from his role as logistics director for GM International Operations (GMIO) where he was responsible for the Asia, Africa and Middle East region. In his current role in ...

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    NYK adds services from Jaxport to Far East


    From this month NYK Line is expanding its ro-ro service to and from the US East Coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), increasing sailings to the Middle East to three per month and offering wider connections to Asia. The newly expanded service now offers connections to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, ...


    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America


    Growing production in Mexico and the US, along with rail wagon shortages, could disrupt the regional port network and its services. However, with new plants only just launching in Mexico, the future patterns aren't yet clear. The continuing trend of nearshoring in North America’s automotive sector is poised to ...

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    Executive changes at DHL Supply Chain


    [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] Oscar de Bok (left) has replaced Paul Graham as CEO of DHL Supply Chain’s Asia Pacific region. He moves from his role as CEO for DHL Supply Chain's South and South East Asia region. Graham (pictured below), who was in the previous role for six years, is ...

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    Tarragona allows expansion of Bergé facility


    Spain’s Tarragona Port Authority has changed the concession granted to Bergé Marítima at its finished vehicle terminal on Cantàbria quay. The company can now expand the facility by 10,500 sq.m. This extra space will be given over to a centre for vehicle handling. In 2013, the port of Tarragona handled ...

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    Yusen develops US-Mexico cross-border services


    Global third party logistics provider, Yusen Logistics, has announced an expansion of its multimodal cross-border services between the US and Mexico. As part of its Mexico Border Cargo Management offering, the company will now offer four main options for customers: a road service between points of origin in the US ...

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    Big movements needed at Turkish ports


    Turkey’s volatile vehicle trade has seen export growth, but not all of its ro-ro ports have kept up with the services and capacity that manufacturers require to handle the volume effectively. Turk ey is a sizeable albeit volatile hub for vehicle trade, with exports a particular strength. Last year, Turkish-based ...

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    The backlash over Ukraine stifles vehicles flows


    *This story has been updated from an earlier version Falling currencies, blocked supplies into Crimea and Sevastopol, confusion over new border and customs, and uncertain taxes are making the situation for production and distribution volatile across Russia and Ukraine . It has been a tumultuous year in Ukraine and ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels. ...

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    Sohar to become storage and distribution centre for Toyota Lexus


    Sohar Port and Freezone has signed an agreement with the Saud Bahwan group for the creation of a new, 40-hectare vehicle storage and distribution centre for Toyota Lexus finished vehicles. Sohar Port and the adjacent free zone space is already home to two other automotive distribution companies: Suhail Bahwan Automotive ...