All middle east articles – Page 4

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change


    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Hyundai cuts production at St Petersburg plant


    Hyundai will decrease the production volume at its St Petersburg plant by 6.3% this year to 215,000 units, the head of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Russia has said. “In 2015 we will continue stable operation without any changes, and target production of 215,000 cars,” he said. According to Hyundai, the plant ...

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    A bridge to better business


    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

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    Focus on Spain part 4: Making the rail in Spain move faster in the chain


    General Motors has been increasing the amount of rail that it uses to move vehicles built in Spain to ports and to European markets, with ambitions to use the mode even more. Spain’s recovery in vehicle production and sales in 2015 was faster than many would have anticipated even at ...

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    A new train of thought


    Illustration copyright DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbHVehicles are increasingly moving towards connected cars and trucks. Now may be the time for the connected rail wagon. DB Schenker is currently trialling what it calls 'asset intelligence', and other rail providers are considering their options tooConnected cars are increasingly the norm ...

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    Pronto para reemergir - sinais positivos de que a Índia está no caminho certo


    As trágicas e históricas inundações em Chennai tiveram um sério impacto sobre a Índia, com muitas pessoas perdendo suas vidas e danos consideráveis ​​em toda a cidade e região. A cadeia de fornecimento foi interrompida, com muitos fornecedores e montadoras na área tendo que fechar por algum período, incluindo a ...

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    Spain must improve logistics to remain competitive


    The Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac) has released a report highlighting its global vision of how Spain can improve its provision of logistics services. Given that logistics now forms 10% of the overall end cost of a vehicle, getting this area right remains a key factor ...

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    Mixed results for Renault-Nissan and AvtoVaz exports


    In the first eight months of 2015, Renault exported 9,500 vehicles from Russia, up 20% on the same period in 2014, but vehicle and parts exports from other Renault-Nissan Alliance partners in Russia are lagging, notably Russian carmaker AvtoVaz. The Renault-Nissan Alliance owns a controlling 74.5% of AvtoVaz, after its ...

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    Russia applies ban on Turkish imports following bomber conflict


    The Russian government is preparing restrictions on the import of automotive components and knockdown vehicle kits from Turkey following the downing of Russian bomber Su-24M by the Turkish Air Force on November 24th. Following the incident, in which two Turkish F-16 fighters attacked and shot down the Russian bomber, Russian ...

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    Russia applies ban on Turkish imports following bomber conflict


    The Russian government is preparing restrictions on the import of automotive components and knockdown vehicle kits from Turkey following the downing of Russian bomber Su-24M by the Turkish Air Force on November 24th. Following the incident, in which two Turkish F-16 fighters attacked and shot down the Russian bomber, Russian ...

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    Abu Dhabi reports rise in ro-ro, container and general cargo traffic


    Abu Dhabi Ports, the port management company operating in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has reported a significant rise in cargo handling for the first ten months of this year, including an almost 30% rise in ro-ro traffic, along with a 36% rise in container handling. Earlier this year the ...

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    Arkas signs deal with Duisport for logistics services in Turkey


    [Updated 26 November] Turkish logistics provider Arkas Holding has signed a joint venture agreement worth $120m with Germany’s Duisport to develop multimodal logistics facilities in Turkey and multimodal services between there and the Central Europe. The announcement of the venture, the name of which is still being finalised, was ...

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    BMW: Getting connected for a new era of distribution


    BMW’s vice-president of vehicle distribution Ulrich Wieland (right) and head of global vehicle dispatch and transport Mathias Wellbrock (left) talk about how connected car technology could transform the OEM’s outbound operations over the next decade Few carmakers have seen as much change and success over the past decade as the ...

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    Ekol opens warehouse in Hungary


    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol has opened a new 10,000 sq.m warehouse in Hungary that will provide cross dock and contract logistics services for customers across a number of sectors, including automotive parts provider Robert Bosch. “From this building Ekol has the possibility to organise transport via road, rail ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply


    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    Llamasoft buys Barloworld SCS division


    Supply chain design software provider LLamasoft has bought the European and US business of Barloworld Supply Chain Software, a division of automotive distributor, Barloworld. The acquisition includes all technology, software applications and staff. The buyout does not include Barloworld SCS’s key territories of South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology


    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division , comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its ...

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    Zufall speeds parts delivery for Borg Automotive


    [Updated November 6th] Vehicle component supplier, Borg Automotive, has signed a contract with Zufall Logistics Group for the management of an aftermarket parts distribution facility in Hünfeld, Germany. Borg Automotive said the warehouse, which opened last month, has enabled it to deliver parts to customers one day earlier ...

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    Iran Khodro begins exports to Algeria; production to follow


    Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has announced it has begun vehicle exports to Algeria, in north Africa, as part of an agreement that will see 15,000 vehicles exported there per year. The company has also said it is looking to establish a production line in the country, with double that ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course


    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to come In this story... Sea change in exports WWL's moving footprint Mexican connections A day at the helm A future by ...