All middle east articles – Page 7

  • PSA assembly at Vigo
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    PSA invests in Morocco plant with a view to export

    2015-06-24T13:01:56Z

    PSA Peugeot-Citroen has revealed plans to build a €557m ($645m) production plant in Morocco. The agreement, signed by Carlos Tavares, chairman, managing board, PSA Peugeot-Citroën, and Moulay Hafid Elalamy, the Kingdom of Morocco’s minister for industry, trade, investment and the digital economy, is to build a plant in the commune ...

  • Mercedes ship Africa
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    Closing the gap in Africa

    2015-06-24T12:58:59Z

    South Africa’s vehicle exports to the rest of the African continent, particularly on the west coast, continue to grow, presenting an opportunity for a variety of carriers who service the country’s main export hubs. However, despite the relative proximity of these markets to South African manufacturers, the logistics gap is ...

  • Kia_Pyeongtaek_port
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    Kia to hit 15m export milestone in June

    2015-06-17T08:08:53Z

    This month South Korean carmaker Kia Motors expects to hit the milestone of exporting 15m vehicles from the country. It started exporting in 1975 when the first ten Brisa pick up trucks were sent to Qatar. Exports to overseas markets now account for 70% of domestic production, which in 2014 ...

  • The All-New Ford Mustang
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    Ford begins Mustang exports from US to Europe

    2015-06-16T16:00:59Z

    Following the start of global Mustang exports from the US this year, which began in January to China , Ford has now started exports of the model to Europe. As with the initial China exports, volume numbers have begun modestly, with 575 units shipped from the Flat Rock assembly plant ...

  • Gefco_Algeria
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    Gefco reports positive results for Algeria business

    2015-06-15T11:31:27Z

    Gefco has reported that its subsidiary in Algeria, which was established last year, made a turnover of €5m ($5.8m) in 2014. Algeria is Africa’s second largest automotive market. Gefco Algeria has established two vehicle distribution centres in the country, at Mostaganem and Boufarik. The 5-hectare Boufarik facility, which is near ...

  • Baldissara_Portugal
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    European car sector benefits from Q1 sugar rush but outlook is more modest

    2015-06-10T14:37:07Z

    Vehicle sales growth across Europe in the first quarter is up more than 7% according to industry analyst LMC Automotive, with all major markets outside of Russia having made progress at the beginning of 2015. And it is likely to stay that way this year. The reduction in oil prices, ...

  • Jan_bures
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    FVL conference: VW’s revival plan depends on reliable logistics

    2015-06-05T21:43:20Z

    The Volkswagen Group’s aggressive plans for plant capacity expansion and new model launches in North America, on which it is pinning its hopes to reverse declining sales in the US, will test the carmaker’s logistics network and logistics providers, according to Jan Bures (pictured left), executive vice-president of aftersales and ...

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    Turkey’s Ekol begins logistics operations in Poland

    2015-06-02T20:30:42Z

    Turkish logistics provider Ekol has added Poland to the growing list of European countries in which it has operations. The company, which started operations from Katowice last month and has a number of automotive customers in the country already, said that it would be providing domestic and international transport across ...

  • mark_ovenden_Ford-196x3001.jpg
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    Ovenden to replace Cannis as head of Ford Sollers

    2015-06-02T00:43:21Z

    Ted Cannis is moving from his role as president and CEO of Ford’s joint venture with Sollers in Russia to take up a new role as executive director, Investor Relations at Ford, based in Dearborn in the US. He will be replaced in Russia by Mark Ovenden (pictured), who is ...

  • Hyundai to launch export of cars to Egypt from Russia
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    Hyundai picks Egypt for Russian-made vehicle exports

    2015-05-20T11:51:00Z

    Korean carmaker Hyundai is planning to launch exports of it Solaris model to Egypt from its St. Petersburg plant in Russia. The move it designed to increase its share in the Egyptian market while also compensating for losses in Russia, which saw a drop in overall car sales in April ...

  • HCME_Zaxis
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    Neovia now handling spare parts facility for HCME

    2015-05-13T13:00:10Z

    Hitachi Construction Machinery Europe (HCME) has signed a contract with Neovia Logistics for the management of its parts distribution centre in Oosterhout, The Netherlands. Neovia will also be handling distribution of spare parts from the warehouse to service centres in Europe, Middle East, Russia/CIS and Africa. The 53,000 sq.m facility, ...

  • PortDerince_vehicles
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    Ro-ro fees hit the roof following privatisation at port of Derince

    2015-05-06T13:14:49Z

    Usage fees for ro-ro operators at Turkey’s busiest vehicle handling port at Derince increased by 450% last month following the privatisation of the port and the beginning of operations under the winners of the contract, Safi Katı Yakıt Sanayi, Ticaret. Safi won the tender issued last June by the owners ...

  • Opel-Meriva-264469-medium
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    General Motors trials Teruel rail route to Valencia port

    2015-05-06T10:48:10Z

    In Spain, General Motors has begun sending consignments of finished vehicles from its manufacturing plant at Figueruelas, near Zaragoza in the north of the country, to the port of Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast, using the old railway link that passes through the city of Teruel. Local press reports suggest ...

  • Roger-Crook_DHL
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    Roger Crook resigns from DHL Global Forwarding

    2015-04-29T13:09:54Z

    Roger Crook has suddenly resigned from his role as CEO of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight. Crook, who was also a member of Deutsche Post DHL’s management board, is said to have stepped down with immediate effect from both roles for “personal reasons”. DHL confirmed the resignation with Automotive Logistics this ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia

    2015-04-22T12:24:19Z

    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013. Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the ...

  • KerryTruck_on Road_hi
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    China Railway ‘Going Out’ with Kerry Logistics

    2015-04-22T12:14:15Z

    China Railway Import and Export Company and Kerry Logistics (China) have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in Beijing to combine networks and “explore new growth opportunities” in China and other markets. China Railway is a state-owned foreign trade company and has carried out a number of projects including railway operations ...

  • Vlist_transport
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    Van der Vlist makes high and heavy moves around Europe

    2015-04-14T15:46:56Z

    Specialist logistic and forwarding provider Van der Vlist has recently moved a number of Caterpillar material handling machines from the equipment maker’s production facility in Northern Ireland to Van der Vlist’s storage facility in Zeebrugge, Belgium. Van der Vlist uses its facility near the port as a Caterpillar distribution centre, ...

  • fedexplane
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    FedEx will acquire TNT Express

    2015-04-08T13:31:37Z

    Two years after UPS was forced to abandon its attempted takeover of TNT Express on grounds of limiting competition in the European market, rival logistics giant FedEx has made its own all-cash bid for the company.Should the deal go through, the combined companies would be a particularly strong player on ...

  • RORO-KhaliaPort
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    Abu Dhabi moves ro-ro traffic from Zayad to Khalifa port

    2015-04-08T12:15:25Z

    Abu Dhabi Ports, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has moved all ro-ro cargo, including finished vehicles and high and heavy equipment, to the new Khalifa port ro-ro hub. Ro-ro traffic was handled at Zayed port, which provided capacity for 132,000 vehicle units per year, but ...

  • DHL250215ISOBIN
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    To protect and serve

    2015-04-07T12:00:07Z

    The conflicting demands of part protection, transport efficiency and line-side access often require innovative solutions from packaging designersCarmakers and their suppliers increasingly recognise the importance of getting inbound packaging right, to boost quality by eliminating transit damage, save costs by allowing more components to be squeezed into a truck, and ...