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    WWL begins extended service from Santander


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has introduced a new service for vehicle and special cargo shipments from Santander, Spain calling at South Africa and onto Australia. The service will operate twice a month and call at ports including Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban in South Africa, and Fremantle, Melbourne, Port ...

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    WWL backs up business growth in Spain


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened a branch office in Barcelona to support the development of its business in the Iberian region.It will be headed by Ramon Oliete, formerly head of WWL’s agency in Barcelona – Agencia Maritima Espanola Evge – which has been operating there since 1987. The core ...

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    Toyota begins Highlander exports from US to global markets


    Toyota has begun exporting Highlander SUVs from the US to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – the first time the model has been exported from North America to those markets. Previously exports of the Highlander to those markets were supplied from Japan.The vehicles are manufactured at the carmaker’s ...

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    NYK not afraid to go local for logistics


    NYK Auto Logistics is that rarest of things: a finished vehicle logistics provider with a strategy scope and asset base that stretches into many different countries, including difficult emerging markets. But can it combine its myriad services effectively? An NYK ro-ro terminal in ShanghaiWith the exception of ro-ro shipping, ...

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    Toyota will end production in Australia


    Toyota has announced it will stop building cars in Australia in 2017 and restrict its business to the national sales and distribution of imported models. It will mean the end of Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion production at the Altona plant near Melbourne, as well as the manufacturing of four ...

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    ​WWL in final bidding for Melbourne port development


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is in the last stages of a bid to lease at the largest vehicle terminal in Australia.The logistics provider is one of two remaining bidders left in the race for the lease of the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. It follows a ...

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    Global car making will be based on a risk-benefit model


    Emerging markets are expected to account for 50% of global vehicle production by 2020 and, to remain competitive and reduce risk in the face of stiffening international legislation, carmakers are looking at co-location and the sourcing of components closer to the final consumerStiffening legislation, increased competition and a focus on ...

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    ​Chinese auto-glass makers to invest $200m in Ohio facility


    Chinese auto-glass maker Fuyao Group is planning to invest $200m in a new facility in the US state of Ohio in a long term plan to provide a better service to its North American customers while cutting logistics and transport costs. The decision, which the group hopes will expand US-China ...

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    Neovia signs global contracts with Daimler


    Neovia Logistics has announced a three-year contract win with Daimler in Canada, as well as a renewal of its contract with the carmaker in South Africa. The addition of the business in Canada brings the number of global facilities Neovia operates for the carmaker to eight. The value of the ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds


    The ro-ro industry has mostly balanced capacity to market demand, but there are regional variations, while changing trades and larger vessels will cause waves at sea. Additional reporting by Christopher LudwigThe global ro-ro shipping industry is one of the most complex – not to mention capital intensive – parts of ...

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    GM’s Holden to end manufacturing in Australia in 2017


    GM has announced it will discontinue vehicle and engine manufacturing in Australia by the end of 2017, as well as significantly reduce its engineering operations. GM operates under the Holden division in the country, with headquarters in Port Melbourne.“The decision to end manufacturing in Australia reflects the perfect storm of ...

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    WTO agrees on customs plan but concerns over currency remain


    The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has unanimously approved a trade facilitation agreement designed to establish common customs standards and ease the flow of goods through borders around the world. It is estimated that it could lower the cost of carrying out trade by as much as 10-15%, according to the ...

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    Toyota to export US-made Highlanders to the Antipodes and Russia


    Toyota has started production of its 2014 model year Highlander SUV at the Princeton plant in Indiana, US and will be exporting models made there to Australia, New Zealand and Russia next year.Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) started production of the model on December 5, following a $430m expansion at ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN


    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story...The Thai production hubMoving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integrationMalaysian changes Countries on the riseAs automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as a front-runner in assembly, export ...

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    Local production in Saudi may be on the horizon


    Sales of imported vehicles in Saudi Arabia are set to increase by another 15% in 2014, led by Toyota and Hyundai, but major carmakers including Chrysler, Ford, GM and Jaguar Land Rover are looking at the potential of domestic productionBanning half its population from driving hasn’t prevented Saudi Arabia from ...

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    ​FUSO expands operations in Indonesia through major truck contract


    One of Asia’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation, has announced a major deal for its Indonesian operations. KramaYudha Tiga Berlian Motors, has won a 50-unit truck deal from Linfox Logistic Indonesia.The fifty units of FUSO’s light-duty trucks were given over to Linfox at KTB’s ...

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    Glovis shifts strategic focus from automotive to bulk


    Hyundai’s integrated logistics subsidiary Glovis is reported to be shifting the strategic focus of its ocean transport business from finished vehicle shipments to the bulk sector, in an effort to increase business outside of the automotive industry.Under its 2020 business plan the company stated it will increase the number of ...

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    Toyota cuts output in Australia


    Toyota’s division in Australia has said it will reduce production at its Altona plant near Melbourne because of a drop in export orders. Exports account for 70% of total production output from the plant, which makes the Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion sedans, mainly for the Middle East markets.This year ...

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    What will having Russia under GME mean for logistics?


    General Motors’ decision to put its Russian operations back under the management of General Motors Europe (GME) should mean that its purchasing and logistics operations will eventually be combined again too, although GM has declined to confirm details on logistics management at this time. However, the move might have few ...

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    Caterpillar moves the earth for better distribution


    The volumes and logistics capabilities of the world’s largest maker of earth-moving machinery are intertwined with global growth and government investment in its US-baseMoving high-and-heavy equipment, such as construction machinery, is a tricky and costly logistics task. Many products are outsized, requiring dedicated facilities and special permits to travel on ...