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    Acceleration in North Africa


    Despite parts of the region striving for greater stability, North Africa presents significant opportunities for development throughout the automotive sectorFor some carmakers, especially in Europe, North Africa represents the next great frontier. In 2012, Algeria sold 450,000 new vehicles; Egypt 288,000 units; Morocco 126,000; and Tunisia 54,000. Outside of Egypt, ...

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    London taxis ship to Australia


    The iconic London taxi cab is heading for Australia in a trial shipment of vehicles that will be used in a governmental Taxi Action Plan being rolled out in Perth, designed to improve the security standards and availability of taxis in the city.The ex-demonstrator TX4 models, 98 of which will ...

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    WWL buys SRO Manufacturing


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has acquired the manufacturing division of SRO Group, which handles customised manufacturing and service repairs for service vehicles, trucks and heavy construction machinery. The company said the acquisition will enhance WWL’s technical services offering in Australia for equipment assembly and processing customers. The SRO Group Vehicle ...

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    Logistics could block or unlock South African export growth


    With a stellar set of global carmakers in the country, favourable government policy, a competitive currency and growing markets at its doorstep, South Africa seems set to be a manufacturing and export powerhouse. Logistics could be the link that either makes or breaks the market’s potential.The contradictions inherent in the ...

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    South Africa strike could compound problems for BMW


    South Africa’s biggest manufacturing union – the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) – is planning a widespread and open-ended strike from Monday August 19th in a pay dispute affecting 30,000 vehicle assembly workers. The action is likely to compound problems for BMW South Africa, which has already ...

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    UPDATE: Ford’s Steve Harley will lead European production changes as Grant Belanger takes over as head of MP&L


    Ford will have a new but familiar head of global logistics this autumn, as Grant Belanger returns to the US to replace Steve Harley, who will be leading projects to shift models from Belgium to Spain and Germany.*This story has been updated from its original version following an interview with ...

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    DHL reports mixed financials, but auto is a bright spot


    Deutsche Post DHL reported mixed financial results for the second quarter, with a settlement and gains in the German parcel and mail business largely offsetting declines in its express, freight forwarding and contract logistics divisions.However, a small rise in contract logistics revenue was attributed to growing business in Asia Pacific ...

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    BMW to double exports from South Africa and add Maputo port


    BMW plans to double exports from South Africa to around 70,000 units a year by next year and will use the port of Maputo in Mozambique to supplement volume shipments of the BMW 3 series. The ports will supplement the carmaker’s ongoing use of the port of Durban in South ...

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    Japanese supply chain in US firing on all cylinders


    As Japanese OEMs see record growth in US-based production, parts sourcing and vehicle exports, the carmakers are investing significantly to increase manufacturing and logistics capacity across the region. Japanese carmakers are investing heavily in the US supply chain following growth of more than 37% in vehicle production in the ...

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    GM pulls Opel out of Australia


    General Motors has announced it will stop Opel distribution in Australia, less than a year since it introduced the brand to the market, stating that business is “not financially viable”. The company said that the decision was taken by Opel in Germany and that it is winding down its sales ...

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    ​Toyota will increase exports and localisation with second Indonesian engine plant


    Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the development of a new engine plant in Indonesia near the company’s assembly plants in Karawang, some 50km from Jakarta. The plant will export standard engines and boost the company's localisation in Indonesia. In this story...TMMIN's current assembly plants Indonesia's growth as key supply baseLocalisation ...

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    Penske Automotive buys Australian commercial vehicle distributor


    US-based vehicle retailer, Penske Automotive, has signed a contract to buy Western Star Trucks Australia (WSTA), the commercial vehicles division of Australia’s Transpacific Industries, for $200m. The company primarily distributes heavy and medium-sized trucks, as well as spare and aftermarket parts, for Western Star Truck, MAN and Dennis Eagle in ...

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    Toyota's total supply chain vision


    Toyota’s North American Logistics Control division is taking a more centralised approach to managing its inbound logistics network in an effort to influence the carmaker’s purchasing decisionsThe Toyota Production System (TPS) demands similar processes for logistics wherever they may take place in the world. The emphasis on heijunka – the ...

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    North American vehicle ports - riding the waves


    Import and export growth trends;North American ports survey;Mapping out old and new shipping routes;Growth in the south and Mexico;Infrastructure developments;Future risks and rewards. Significant growth for both vehicle imports and exports continues throughout North American ports. The numbers and trends are in this annual port survey of the regionThe ...

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    India ports – shaping up to ship out


    India must add services and new port infrastructure to keep up with growing exportsKeeping up with exportsOEM port preferencesNYK: how to improve Indian ports Chennai holds strong Making the perfect portAlthough the Indian market has seen domestic sales decline this year, growth has remained stronger for passenger vehicle exports. In ...

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    Global round up: Bochum PDC to stay open; Greenbrier railcar; Daimler uses PINC, Malaysia cuts duties, Ford Awards


    Opel Bochum PDC will remain open beyond plant closureGM’s Opel division has confirmed its spare parts distribution facility next to the Bochum assembly plant in Germany will remain open after the plant closes next year to fulfill contract obligations with Neovia Logistics Services. Neovia, previously Caterpillar Logistics Services, works ...

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    Ford to close plants in Australia


    Ford will cease vehicle production in Australia in October 2016 citing high manufacturing costs and market fragmentation amongst the reasons for the withdrawal. It will bring to an end a period of almost 90 years of carmaking in the country but the company has lost approximately A$600m ($574m) over ...

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    Global round up: Rates dispute halts Renault Nissan; GM invests in Lansing; Metcash buys in Australia; Barcelona grows; Honda builds at logistics facility; Nissan van for GM


    Rates dispute halts Renault-Nissan deliveries in IndiaAll outbound movements of Renault Nissan Alliance vehicles from the Orangadam plant near Chennai in India are reported to have been suspended this week because of a dispute over freight handling rates. The automotive joint venture is reported to be demanding a 20% ...

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    WWL bids for Melbourne auto terminal development


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has submitted a bid to redevelop the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. If the bid is successful it will be the 12th automotive terminal that WWL operates around the world. The Port of Melbourne Corporation will be releasing the request ...

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    Nexteer steering a straight course


    An insight into steering supplier Nexteer’s drive for control and visibility over a supply chain is becoming more global and complex.For a medium-sized tier supplier, Nexteer Automotive has an impressive global footprint and pedigree. The company is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, but owned by a Chinese consortium of state-owned entities, ...