All oceana articles – Page 7

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    The benefits of a clearer outbound plan


    Shipping and logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is hosting a dedicated webinar with Finished Vehicle Logistics that will look closely at the business decisions related to the outsourcing of supply chain management for the outbound supply chain. The focus will be on how to increase benefits by clarifying logistics ...

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    Toyota begins Sienna exports to Korea


    Toyota has begun exports of its Sienna minivan from the US to South Korea, the first time that the Sienna has been exported outside of the country. Toyota Motor North America began the shipments from the port of Hueneme in September. The company is targeting the shipment of around 600 ...

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    Disruption spreads in Thailand


    More details have come to light on the impact on automotive production in Thailand as floods continue to devastate central, north and northeastern areas of the country, with Toyota and Ford joining Honda in plant shutdowns due to the direct flooding of facilities and the impact on the supply chain. ...

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    Global round up


    Horizon saved from bankruptcyHorizon Lines, the US domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has concluded a comprehensive financial restructuring programme worth $653m to fund ongoing operations and protect the company from bankruptcy. “We now have a new capital structure that eliminates the refinancing uncertainty faced by our company over ...

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    Rebuilding from out of the wreckage


    Japan’s manufacturers and suppliers have bounced back with vigour since being devastated by the tsunami earlier this year. William Ross looks at the implications of the disaster and the strength of the yen for the automotive logistics industry.A shared experience;Lessons and challenges in the aftermath;Tough trading conditions;Foreign part production.Rows of ...

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    Global round up


    Mahindra exports global platform SUVIndian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra has said it will export its new XUV500 SUV to South Africa at the same time that domestic sales begin in December this year, with further plans for export to Western Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Australia. The car, which ...

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    Executives on the move


    Sean Liang is the new director of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain for GM China replacing Michael Filazzola, who has moved to a new position as executive director of GPSC for GM Holden in Australia, the position previously occupied by Liang. Liang will be responsible for the Purchasing organisation’s business ...

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    Turning the corner


    Key trendsLogistics challengesIn a big countryBuilding on core strengthsConfidence is returning to the automotive industry in Australia after a period of slump but challenges such as infrastructure investment and supply chain flexibility need to be met, writes Andrew Williams.In the wake of the global financial crisis, the Australian automotive industry ...

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    Changes from coast to coast


    The rise of exports and the spectre of JapanIncreasing competition on the East CoastNew players on the West CoastRichmond on the rise againWho will emerge next?As imports recover and exports grow through North American ports, a complex mix of factors from currency appreciation to the Japanese earthquake is forcing change ...

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    Agility required


    Continental is bouncing back in China, but is aware that the country’s bureaucracy and lack of visibility present particular challenges to a supply chain that requires a flexible approach.A need to lower inventory;Complex and growing opportunities;Keeping up with logistics demand;The Japan crisis;Sticking to current contracts.The story of Continental in Asia ...

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    Geely to double China exports


    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) is reported to be aiming at doubling its vehicle exports from China this year to between 40,000-50,000 units At a shareholder’s meeting held last week Geely Automobile Holdings Group’s CEO Gui Yuesheng, said the goal would boost total sales to 480,000 from last year’s figure ...

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    Thailand takes off


    Strong government incentives for manufacturers coupled with regional freetrade agreements and growing domestic and export demand are spurring a fast growing automotive sector in Thailand. Russell Beron and Ellen Hua take a look at how the market is developing and what LSPs are doing to keep up.Thai automotive growth driversA ...

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    Glovis America: the next generation


    Expansion plans for the US Assets to have and to have notThe Hyundai and Kia networkConsolidating ports will continueBetter planning for port processingGlovis America is not simply an offshoot of the Korean giant Hyundai; it is a lean logistics company ready to work across the automotive sector, from vehicle processing ...

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    Turning the tide at Toyota


    Doing it in-houseThe US distribution networkImproving ETA accuracyKeeping an eye on capacityFuture projectsTurning to growth againChristopher Ludwig meets Nancy Davies and discovers someobe unfazed by the challenges the last few years have thrown at Toyota’s finished vehicle distribution in the US, and who has big plans for streamlining the company’s ...

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    WWL increases services to Australia


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has increased the frequency of sailings on its North America to Oceania trade route to four per month. It means shippers will benefit by one added monthly call in the ports of Baltimore, Savannah, Panama, Auckland, Brisbane, Port Kembla, Melbourne and Fremantle. The company said the enhancement ...

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    Global news in brief


    Geely starts exports to AustraliaZhejiang Geely Holding Group has become the second Chinese carmaker to export vehicles to Australia with an inaugural shipment of 100 MK GL compact sedan vehicles to a dealer in Perth. The vehicles are being brought in by Chinese Automotive Distributors and will only be sold ...

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    Ford increases exports from Dagenham EDC


    Ford has increased engine and parts exports from its Dagenham complex in the UK by over a third in the last 12 months because of demand in Russia, Australia and the Far East. The company said that the increase in exports has boosted activity in other areas of its business, ...

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    Gothenburg recovers before privatisation


    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg is in the midst of a major transition for its vehicle handling business. In 2008, the Port Authority of Gothenburg made the decision to divest its automotive terminal operations, including the splitting up the vehicle logistics operations into two terminals: one for ro-ro and short sea, ...

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    Global risks for the supply chain


    The World Economic Forum published its sixth annual Global Risks report this week, highlighting a range of interconnected risks such as macroeconomic imbalances, the illegal economy, and growing resource shortages. Once again, the report touched on a number of risks that could pose threats to global supply chains for manufacturers, ...