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    Secrets of a success story at JLR


    Logistics providers have played a key role in the global growth of Jaguar Land Rover, and the OEM wants to extend co-operation even further.Contracts of trust;The supply chain and its history;A complete LLP strategy;Reducing premium freight spending by 80%;Global systems for order to delivery;A collaborative outbound strategy;Network planning;The recruitment challenge.The ...

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    India expects to remain a fast-moving market


    Indian sales have hit a snag, but many in the industry see growth resuming quickly, with demand for logistics also rising amid growing investment and supply chain complexity. Ramesh Kumar reports from India. Additional reporting by Malcolm Wheatley.Days in the life;Growth continues;A move towards effficiency and consolidation;What will the legal ...

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    Global round up


    Honda to build logistics centre in SpainHonda has announced plans to build a new logistics centre in Santa Perpetua de Mogoda, near Barcelona in Spain. The new facility, expected to be approximately 24,000-square-metres and due to open in late 2013, will be located on part of the existing 86,000-square-metre ...

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    Ceva expands in Iberia and Philippines


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year contract with Mercedes-Benz to manage the shipment of spare parts from the Iberian Peninsula to its dealer network in the Canary Islands, Balearic Islands and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, located in North Africa. Ceva will handle the collection of ...

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    Executives on the move


    Mike Dickinson has taken up a new role as director of Order Management and Logistics at Qoros Auto, the 50:50 joint venture between Chinese carmaker Chery Auto and Israel Corporation.Dickinson moves from his role as supply chain director at GM International Operations (GMIO) and will now be ...

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    Global round up


    ABP invests £25m for improved access at GrimsbyAssociated British Ports (ABP) have released further details of the start of work on its £25m Grimsby Riverside Ro-Ro Terminal. The development heralds the largest-ever capital investment in the port of Grimsby and will offer significantly improved access for vehicle imports and ...

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    WWL adds Adelaide based on H&H demand


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics made its first call to Adelaide in Australia last Saturday, a new port of call for the company's route from Europe via North America. The decision to include Adelaide has been driven by a significant increase in high-and-heavy traffic to the region. WWL will ...

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    Global round up


    Прочтите эту статью на русском языкеFinnlines adds ro-ro vessels to fleetRo-ro operator Finnlines, part of the Grimaldi Group, has introduced two new ro-ro vessels to its fleet this month, the third and fourth of six new ships coming into operation this year. The MS Finnsky and ...

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    WWL adjusts to a new reality


    In its latest Environmental Sustainability Report, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics reports that it is on track to reduce its “relative greenhouse gas emissions” by 30% by 2015 compared to 2005, through improvements in fleet use, energy efficiency and new vessels. The latter point includes the use of larger ships, as ...

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    Argentina under pressure to change import rules


    Argentina has come under renewed pressure from the WTO for its import-licensing measures which member states said are restricting trade across a range of goods including vehicles and automotive parts. At last Friday's Council for Trade in Goods meeting in Geneva, Michael Punke, the deputy US trade representative, complained ...

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    Clear port growth could get blurry


    Germany takes the lead Transhipment central in BelgiumBalancing flowsUK ports reboundConnecting ScandinaviaIberia develops despite tough economyUps and downsFrench and Italian portsOcean carrier strategiesLast year was a surprisingly strong year for European new vehicle handling at ports, with particular strength in Germany and surprising resilience even in hard-hit Spain. But increasing ...

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    Global round up


    Geely to export CKDs for assembly in EgyptChinese carmaker Geely is reported to have entered an agreement GB Auto (Ghabbour Auto), a vehicle assembler based in Egypt, for the production for vehicles for sale in the country and the wider North African market. Geely said last year that it was ...

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    Peugeot returns to Hong Kong with Euro exports


    Peugeot is recommencing small volume shipments of European-assembled models to Hong Kong and Macau to stimulate interest for imported models in what it considers a showcase market for the wider Chinese region. The carmaker, which began sales of European models there in 2003 but hasn’t exported since 2009, ...

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    Global round up


    Gebrüder Weiss sets up JV with Tegeta MotorsEuropean logistics and transport provider Gebrüder Weiss has established a majority stake in a joint venture with Tegeta Motors, a vehicle spare parts and service provider based in Tbilisi, Georgia which distributes international brands in the Caucasus region. Called Gebrüder Weiss-Tegeta, the ...

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    Chrysler opens Mopar centres in China/UAE


    Chrysler’s service parts and customer-care brand, Mopar, has opened distribution centres in Shanghai, China and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates to facilitate its expansion plans in Asia and the Middle East. As well as serving aftermarket parts for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram brands, Fiat will also use the ...

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    European aftershocks in Asia


    Uncertainty in the eurozone and the economic outlook in the US are having an impact even on fast-growing Asian markets like China, proving again that the world has not ‘de-coupled’ into isolated markets that perform regardless of the global market (as if logistics specialists needed to be reminded). But while ...

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    Stacking up the benefits of IT


    Aftermarket software solutions are key to OEMs providing a cost-effective and quality service throughout their supply chains. Anthony Coia takes a look at the diversity, drivers and development of several such systems.Integration challanges;Nissan and the click system;Reducing diversity at Renault Nissan;Nascent systems for emerging markets;Growth challenges.In the wake of economic ...

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    Supply hold up hits Lordstown Cruze plant


    Inbound supply problems are reported to be behind the interruption of Chevrolet Cruze production at GM’s Lordstown facility in Ohio this week. While the company would not disclose the exact reasons behind the shutdown, which began Monday lunchtime, unconfirmed reports in the local press have identified the supply of suspension ...

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    Global round up


    Mercedes renews contract with Brit EuropeanDaimler’s Mercedes-Benz van division has extended its contract with finished vehicle carrier Brit European for a further three years. Building on a previous contract that began in 1997, the logistics provider will handle the final delivery leg of all Sprinter and Vario van models as ...

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    Executives on the move


    Carl-Johan Hagman has stepped down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners and been replaced by Ingmar Skiaker, previously chief operating officer. Hagman, who has left for personal reasons, is relocating to Sweden and will join the Stena Group but will also continue his association with Höegh Autolliners as a non-executive director. ...