All middle east articles – Page 9

  • car_exports_Japan

    Weak yen not the only reason for Japanese export growth


    The weakening yen has helped stimulate a growth in automotive-related exports from Japan to the US along with other markets. In terms of finished vehicle exports to the US, the country saw a rise of 6.4% in December compared to the same month in 2013, reaching almost 152,760 units, according ...

  • BibbyDistribution

    Bibby Distribution appoints Hecht as managing director


    UK logistics and supply chain company, Bibby Distribution has appointed Oliever Hecht as its new managing director. Hecht brings more than 20 years of experience in pan-European logistics and supply chain consultancy to his position, having most recently worked as managing partner of Berlin-based U-Net supply chain consultancy, and previously ...

  • Ildefonso

    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'


    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Cargo removed from Höegh Osaka


    More than three weeks after the Höegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent area off Southampton, UK, the cargo onboard is beginning to be removed from the ship. With an estimated £60m worth of vehicles and machinery on board, a team of people are now driving the vehicles, including Land ...

  • Titan-VNS

    Kamontus Nuansrisai moves to new position at Titan-VNS


    Kamontus Nuansrisai has been appointed to the position of transportation manager at Titan-VNS, and will be responsible for transportation activities across all operational areas. Nuansrisai joined the company in early 2014 as transportation manager for the Bang Pla Zone, after roles at Pioneer Air Cargo and DHL, where he held ...

  • Sebastien Barth

    From racing track to automotive track and trace


    In the world of F1, the winning is as much down to what happens off the track, as on it. World champions take the podium on behalf of their teams: the mechanics, technicians and the all-important supply chain personnel who, time-critically, have to seamlessly get new nose cones from Brackley ...

  • port.of.vigo.roro.vessels

    Vigo port records healthy vehicle handling for 2014


    In 2014, the north-western Spanish port of Vigo handled more than 423,000 finished vehicles, the vast majority of which were exported.PSA-Citroen accounted for 80% of all automotive traffic in the port, followed by Ford, Renault, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen.Countries where imports from Vigo rose notably were Egypt, Germany, Greece, ...

  • Grimaldi_top

    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US


    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...


    Dream Angel makes first call at Khalifa


    On January 5th, Abu Dhabi's port of Khalifa welcomed the vessel MV Dream Angel, which is operated by Nissan Motor Car Carrier, in what was the first call at the relatively new port for a car-carrying vessel.The Dream Angel had arrived from the Japanese ports of Yokohama and Kanda with ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Stricken Höegh car carrier towed to Spitbank for investigation


    A Höegh Autoliners car carrier, with around 1,400 vehicles and 100 pieces of earthmoving equipment on board, grounded in the waters known as the Solent, outside the UK south-coast port of Southampton, refloated itself on January 7th and has been moved to investigate further.

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok

    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors


    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year.A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, compared ...

  • Wolfgang, Costantino

    ECG column: Time will tell...


    President Costantino Baldissara (right) and vice-president Wolfgang Göbel (left) reflect on ECG’s activity over the past 12 months and look forward to the continued distinction of its members in 2015While each New Year brings fresh opportunity and new challenges, in many ways the journey simply continues.January 1st will see the ...

  • Fiat India plant

    Assembling a stable supply structure


    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factoryDespite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker has ...

  • MacedoniaRail

    EBRD provides funding for Macedonian rail link


    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to €145m ($180m) to strengthen the rail infrastructure in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYR Macedonia). The investment is part of the second phase in the development of the eastern section of the Pan-European Corridor ...

  • mv Spes loading rally cars

    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance


    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vesselsThe balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed in ...

  • Vehicle storage at Hambantota Port, Sri Lanka-1 copy

    Shipping focus: 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 ...

  • car carrier

    Improved performance at a lower cost


    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many parts ...

  • Gefco_Algeria

    Gefco targets automotive in Algeria


    Gefco is expanding its North African network by establishing itself in Algeria and targeting services for the automotive and energy sectors.The transport and logistics provider said the Algerian automotive sector was growing rapidly, with sales of new vehicles reaching 423,000 units in 2013, up more than 20% compared to 2012. ...

  • Dieter Braun

    Audi special report: A fast, flexible network


    Audi’s inbound logistics depends on tight planning and delivery adherence, while the carmaker is also exploring more consolidation within the Volkswagen Group

  • ACMA

    Symbols for better days ahead


    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...