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    Volvo Cars introduces inventory management platform with Manheim


    In what is being described as an industry first, Volvo Cars is working with automotive fleet services provider Manheim on a common international platform for inventory management and the wholesaling of used vehicles to its franchised dealers. According to Manheim the platform will enable the Swedish car manufacturer to introduce ...

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    Russia threatens retaliatory ban on vehicle imports


    Russia has said it will tighten retaliatory sanctions on products from Western nations to include a ban on vehicles if more sanctions are imposed on the export of Russian products.The announcement follows the recent imposition of sanctions on food products from the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada and Norway. ...

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    Ford will help India become major export hub


    According to data compiled by India's engineering exporters' body, the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the combined value of the country's exports of finished vehicles and auto parts increased by 25% in April 2014.This figure includes exports of cars, as well as two- and three-wheel vehicles. The latter group grew ...

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    WWL wins bid to operate Webb Dock auto terminal


    [This story was updated on 4 July 2014] Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has won the bid to operate the new Webb Dock automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne in Australia following the submission of a bid back in 2013. The company will operate through its subsidiary Melbourne International Ro-Ro ...

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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 logisticsThailand 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 boost ...

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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, Hong ...


    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 have ...

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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.Turkey is a sizeable albeit volatile hub for vehicle trade, with exports a particular strength. Last year, Turkish-based manufacturers exported ...

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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.The ...

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    Better profits in Europe help TNT


    TNT Express has reported improving operating profits for its core European region in the first quarter of 2014, despite a drop in revenues. While some international markets remain under pressure, the company also saw better results for its domestic Brazil operations, which broke even for the quarter.In total, TNT reported ...

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    Imports to China grow but tax policy is a concern


    Imported vehicles to China have shown a growth in sales of 13% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID). The first two months of the year also saw vehicle imports to the country surge by 50%, led by high-end vehicles with ...

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    WWL Fidelio crew rescue yachtsman from rough seas


    The crew of a car carrier operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have rescued a yachtsman adrift off the north-east coast of New Zealand.The MV Fidelio was diverted 370km from its route to the port of Auckland on Monday (April 7) following a distress signal sent to the Rescue Coordination ...

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    Opel to leave China; plans Europe production of US Buick model


    ​General Motors has announced its Opel brand’s official removal from the Chinese market, effective in January 2015. At the same time, it has said that it plans to build two new models for the US market at its plant in Rüsselsheim in Germany. Opel will build a new Buick model ...

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    ​Unipart increases turnover and global automotive footprint


    Unipart, one of Europe’s biggest manufacturing, logistics and consulting companies, has announced its financial results for 2013. The figures revealed a 5% increase in total group turnover to £1,055m ($1,755m), up from £1,010m in 2012r. At the same time, however, the Group reported a loss on total operating profit, including ...

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    Höegh vessel returns to service after search for missing airliner


    Ocean transport provider Höegh Autoliners has returned its car carrier vessel St Petersburg on its normal commercial route after a week spent assisting in the search for the Malaysian Airlines 370 passenger plane that went missing on 8 March this year.The vessel was on its way from South Africa to ...

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    European vehicle ports sail into the light


    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story...Top ten port tablesBremerhaven still leadsGrowth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on risePort figuresUK strong across the boardRouting and hub changes Volume by biggest regionsAlthough ...

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    GM could increase exports to Australia


    General Motors has confirmed it is considering increasing exports of finished vehicles built in South Korea to Australia.The carmaker has said that potential exports would help boost production declines, following Chevrolet’s decision to pull the brand off the European market but a spokesperson for GM Korea said the company was ...

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    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo


    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain.Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. Since ...

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    Arriving at the moment of truth in North America


    In this story...Honda's multimodal exportsShort sea rises and flows Railroads respondVW's strategic savingsStretching capacity After years of anticipation about growth in North American production and potential logistics bottlenecks in Mexico, this is the year when hopes – and possibly fears – will become reality. Since the end of 2013, when ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection


    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers.In this story...Cost versus protectionWrapped up in filmOpting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and final customers can all ...