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  • TNT shipping solar Stella Lux
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    TNT ships solar car from the Netherlands to Australia

    2015-10-14T11:37:20Z

    TNT has shipped a solar car from the Netherlands to Australia. The logistics company shipped the car from Eindhoven to Liege, Belgium, then flew it to Singapore, and on to Melbourne. The four-seat prototype will compete at the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between Darwin and Adelaide. World Solar ...

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    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK

    2015-08-28T09:42:46Z

    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, ...

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    South Korea part 5: Complexity made simple at Pyeongtaek

    2015-07-15T08:01:18Z

    Still expanding during a period of relative stability or even decline in exports, Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port is also searching for terminal efficiencies Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port is South Korea’s largest for moving finished vehicles, with volume in 2014 at a record 1.5m total units, including transhipment, used and commercial equipment. That is nearly ...

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    Ceva widens its footprint for automotive in Australia and NZ

    2015-05-06T10:54:45Z

    Ceva Logistics is building a new 166,000 sq.m facility at Truganina, west of Melbourne, that will provide services for the automotive sector, including for the handling of finished vehicles. It is the largest Ceva facility in Australia and is being described by the company as a ‘super site’. The company ...

  • Light tunnel Audi
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    Maintaining the flow

    2015-03-30T11:23:50Z

    What are OEMs, claims managers and repair specialists doing to prevent damaged vehicles from damaging profits and customer confidence? Despite the best efforts of carmakers and their logistics providers, and despite vehicles arriving in perfect condition most of the time – up to 99.75% for some OEMs – there will ...

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    Toyota part 2: A complex stock-in-trade

    2015-03-24T12:00:25Z

    Toyota’s warehouse network and operations are strategic to maintaining the costs and efficiency of its spare parts deliveries, especially considering the scale, volume and diversity of parts and order lines that they handle The volume moving in and out of Toyota’s huge main parts centres each day is simply dizzying: ...

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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing

    2015-03-23T10:28:52Z

    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

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    Growth and agreement in South-east Asia

    2015-03-19T12:31:08Z

    With the imminent introduction of a new regional trade agreement, the logistics challenges posed by difficult border crossings and the ASEAN region’s island geography could ease as investments in services increase Despite some setbacks, vehicle production is expected to grow further in South-East Asia as part of wider economic growth ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability

    2015-03-16T16:32:29Z

    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations. Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China

    2015-01-21T15:19:07Z

    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance

    2014-12-17T12:19:05Z

    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The 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 ...

  • Höegh Jacksonville am Vorabend der Taufe | evening before naming ceremony
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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock

    2014-12-17T12:18:52Z

    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs procedures While the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it ...

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    Shipping focus case study: A crow’s nest view of the supply chain

    2014-12-17T12:17:42Z

    Complex, multimodal, multi-activity supply chains call for smart management systems. For WWL, that has meant a decade-long partnership with UK software specialist ProAct International Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is one of the world’s largest specialist ro-ro carriers, however the company’s infrastructure and activities go far beyond its 60-strong vessel fleet. ...

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    WWL takes full control of Thai sales and customer service functions

    2014-11-24T15:21:29Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has revealed that it is bringing its sales and customer service operations in Thailand in house to “better coordinate its business in a growing market”. Those functions have been handled by Wilhelmsen Ship Service (WSS) for the past two decades. WWL said that the move should ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations

    2014-11-17T11:11:11Z

    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood

    2014-11-15T09:28:57Z

    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria. South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs ...

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India

    2014-10-29T15:46:19Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to ...

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    Africa potential and material cost key to South African survival

    2014-10-21T18:32:50Z

    South Africa’s automotive industry could face significant declines should the market fail to address issues including a lack of supply chain localisation, high costs and logistics disadvantages. Despite close access to fast-growing African markets, speakers at the recent South African Automotive Week warned that the country could share a similar ...

  • Pezzo
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    General Motors: waste not, want not

    2014-09-24T14:09:43Z

    GM’s executive director of global logistics, Edgard Pezzo, left, talks to Christopher Ludwig about cutting waste and cost in a multi-billion dollar supply chain.When Edgard Pezzo took over as executive director of global logistics and containerisation at General Motors, in May 2013, the top logistics purchasing management job came with ...

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    Penkse boosts CV distribution business with MTU-DDA buyout

    2014-09-16T18:27:38Z

    Transport provider Penske Automotive Group has signed an agreement to acquire MTU Detroit Diesel Australia (MTU-DDA) from its partners Daimler and MTU Friedrichshafen (an affiliate of Rolls-Royce Power Systems). MTU-DDA distributes diesel and gas engines, and power systems, in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, to a range of industries ...