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    Developing with China's export demand


    China’s increasing export volume, particularly to low-cost markets, has resulted in a challenging, fragmented logistics sector. Anthony Coia reports.China's export destination;Geely's expanding needs and Great Wall's ambition; Ro-ro shipping services;Terminals and 3PLs;Cars and containers. ​​The links jump to sections of the articleChina’s phenomenal rise to becoming the world’s largest vehicle ...

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    Global round up: Civics export to Australia; Hail damage in Mississippi; JLR opens in Singapore; Bosch expands service parts in China; Ceva starts Euro-China rail link


    Honda starts Civic exports to AustraliaHonda has started shipments of the Civic diesel to Australia from its UK plant in Swindon, part of a wider Civic export programme to the country from the plant. The diesel version will go on sale in the country in April. The company is ...

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    Ateco targets China imports to Australia


    The Ateco Group, Australia and New Zealand's largest locally based independent car importer, has said it plans to build a new core business around Chinese imports as well as beginning business with North American brands for the first time. The company is also intending to develop existing links ...

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards


    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    Executives on the move: Conway Jeffress, Greg Henninger, Hiroto Saikawa, Anthony Laydon, Anthony Laydon, Connie Tang,


    Conway Jeffress has settled into his new role as global director of automotive at freight forwarding and logistics provider, Jas Forwarding Worldwide. Jeffress was previously vice-president of automotive at Panalpina but said that because of its restructuring of industry verticals and executive responsibilities, the time was right to make ...

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    Executives on the move: Karl May, Roland Gentsch, Craig Jasienski, Glenn Edvardsen, Reinhard Lange,


    As part of wider organisational changes at BMW, it has been confirmed that Dr Karl May, formerly head of logistics, design and supply networks, has taken up a new position in outbound logistics at the carmaker as head of Vehicle Distribution and VDCs (vehicle distribution centres). In his previous ...

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    Global round up


    AGCO chooses K+N for PDCLogistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has signed a contract with agricultural machinery maker AGCO to manage its new aftermarket parts distribution centre (PDC) in Johannesburg, South Africa. The centre, which started operations in December, supplies parts within South Africa as well as to several ...

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    GM merges Africa operations


    General Motors has announced this week that it is combining its operations in Africa into a new business unit with immediate effect.GM Africa will now incorporate Sub-Saharan operations, including manufacturing in South Africa, with North Africa, including its production facilities in Egypt and Kenya. “Bringing our operations in Africa ...

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    Paint repair: A work of body art


    Artisanal techniques for paintless dent repair are becoming more popular, with some experts suggesting they might replace more traditional bodywork repair, even in assembly plants.Paintless dent repair (PDR) – also known as smart or hail repair – is the name given to the processes that a number of specialist companies ...

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    Christine Krathwohl and the global power player that is GM


    GM’s intercontinental material shipments have risen dramatically, changing the dynamic of logistics management and purchasing at the carmaker. Christine Krathwohl, executive director of global logistics and supplier diversity, tells how she is looking for global logistics engineering from providers and increased visibility to keep costs and flows under control.General Motors’ ...

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    Global round up


    Auto Marine Transport to build PCTCs with SamjinRo-ro and breakbulk operator Siem Car Carriers has helped establish a new ship tonnage provider Auto Marine Transport to build energy efficient pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to meet demand over the next decade. The new company has now signed an initial ...

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    WWL buys controlling stake in ALS


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has bought a 60% stake in Abnormal Load Services Holding (ALS), a UK-based high-and-heavy-equipment logistics provider that specialises in ‘out of gauge’ transport and supply chain services.ALS will now become an integrated part of WWL, enhancing the Norwegian logistics provider’s services for existing and ...

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    Making a yard thing easier


    The birth of yard management in IndiaLearning the value add of yard managementLand, labour and lost visibilityThe scope for 3PLsThe growing appreciation of yard management systems in India and the equally expanding possibilities for 3PLs.Tarun Sarkar kneels down on the wet ground and runs his fingers along the bottom of ...

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    The right pick and mix for Meritor


    Production and logistics network;Monitoring costs with a TMS;Aftermarket logistics;Global transport management.While manufacturers are often keen to stress their ability to monitor their supply chains and logistics to achieve the best cost and efficiency, many tend to leave much of the execution and administration of this to third-party logistics providers, from ...

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    Opel adds sixth model to Poland plant


    The confirmation this week that GM Europe’s Opel plant in the Gliwice, Poland will be making the new Cascada – the carmaker’s recently-revealed convertible Astra – from January next year brings the number of models made on the same assembly line to six. The carmaker already makes ...

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    Global round up


    Ecuador increases car exports to Venezuela and looks at closer tiesAlmost 3,000 finished vehicles were sent to the port of Cabello, in Venezuela, from the Ecuadorian port of Esmeraldas in August, the first of six consignments totalling 12,700 vehicles to be exported by sea between now and December. This compares ...

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    Toll sells Aussie carrier business to Prixcar


    One of Asia’s leading integrated logistics providers, Toll Group, has completed the sale of its finished vehicle distribution service division in Australia to PrixCar, the automotive storage, processing and repair specialist in which it has a 50% stake. Toll said the sale will generate $35m after tax.Toll Group will ...

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    First UK used car export facility for NZ opens


    Logistics providers Autohub and Pentalver have joined with international inspection company JEVIC to launch the UK’s first vehicle pre-clearance facility for used car shipments to New Zealand. The move is in response to an increase in second hand exports to the country from the UK (which both use right-hand ...

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    Fatal violence closes Maruti Suzuki Manesar plant


    Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant in the north of the Indian state of Haryana remains closed this week following last week’s violent events there in which one person was killed, more than 70 others injured and in which the plant suffered widespread fire damage. A lockout has been put in ...

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    Melbourne expands port auto terminal


    The port of Melbourne is investing AUS$400m ($411m) to expand its vehicle terminal at the West Webb Dock to handle annual capacity for 600,000 vehicles and add on-site, pre-delivery inspection (PDI) facilities. It is the largest commitment to an automotive terminal in Australia, according to the minister for ...