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    GM Europe to boost exports in 2012


    Opel CEO Nick Reilly said this week that the company would be raising exports to new markets in an effort help the GM subsidiary, with Insignia, Astra and Corsa models confirmed for shipment to Australia from 2012 and countries including Chile and Israel also targeted as export destinations. Other markets ...

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    Daimler grows amid a divided Europe


    A growing gap among logistics providersThe great capacity debate resumesA time of tender opportunityGrowth at seaGetting back to greenDaimler’s 11th annual European Carrier Day came at a time when the carmaker is accelerating globally in sales and logistics development, and often well ahead of its many vehicle logistics providers in ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ceva Logistics has announced that from the beginning of November, Leigh Pomlett will be president, Northern Europe. Leigh is currently executive vice president for the UK, Ireland and Nordics business and will hold on to these responsibilities in his new role. Leigh has spent over 30 years in the transport ...

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    Asean alliance boosts car industry


    Namrita Chow discovers that the Asean states are investing in the car business to the benefit of local and international OEMs. However, the logistics support structure is still fragmented and outdated, and they are competing with the manufacturing expert - ChinaFavourable tariffsAsean versus China as production base?New vehicle port links ...

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    2nd hand cars need 1st class logistics


    A market in need of logistics innovationGetting volumes up, and complexity downWith the rise of internet auctions, the used car sector is becoming more regional and international, stirring greater demand for efficient logistics services, reports Malcolm Wheatley.Used car transactions take place thousands of times a day–in corporate parking lots, rental ...

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    Standing atop the Welt of BMW’s vehicle distribution


    Central controlA reserved approach to outsourcingKeeping a stable distribution flowEurope–an unexpected rise in subcontractingNorth America–get the capacity in thereChina–surprisingly collaborative providersLooking ahead–IT and carbon cuttingMathias Wellbrock is carefully driving BMW’s outbound logistics with tight, in-house control while building closer relationships with providers; all of which is becoming even more critical ...

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    Toll buyout will bring auto expertise to China


    Asian integrated logistics provider Toll Group has completed its acquisition of joint-venture partner, China-based ST-Anda, and launched its own brand into the Chinese market under the Toll Global Logistics division. The move will strengthen domestic branch network support for Toll’s automotive offering according to Toll Global Logistics president and CEO ...

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    Executives on the move


    Ford Motor Company completed its sale of Volvo Cars this week to China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which owns China’s largest private carmaker, for $1.8 billion. Geely named Stefan Jacoby to be the new President and CEO of Volvo Cars. Jacoby had previously been the CEO of Volkswagen Group of ...

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    Space for rent


    The automotive warehouse real estate market has taken a major hit, but it remains a dynamic sector where the requirements are becoming more and more specificA different game in AsiaThe shape of automotive warehousingInbound warehouses versus aftermarketFuture trends for warehousing locationsThe world’s automotive industry has had a torrid three years: ...

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    Stop hanging around


    Getting in and getting out…fastChrysler-Fiat deal could nurture two-way flowPorts need to be meaner and leanerGrappling with recessionEast coast is fiercely competitiveLess attractive than containersHow the West Coast comparesWho you sell to still dictates carmakers’ choice of ports but patterns are shifting, and US ports try to keep pace with ...

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    Indian exports seek the perfect port


    The Big Two versus home-grown talentAny port in a boom?Mumbai PortMundra PortChennai PortEnnore PortThe futureForeign carmakers have been quick to seize the opportunity of using India as an export base for small cars. Since 1998, policies in India have supported wholly-owned vehicle manufacturing facilities allowing foreign carmakers to set up ...

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    Is sharing a box worth it?


    Container pooling tackles some important hidden costs in the inbound supply chain. But are the opportunities offered by the approach being ignored as OEMs and suppliers struggle with larger problems?Pool playersA pool, not a puddleImpact of the crisisCurrent challenges but future opportunityTracking the boxesPackaging in the inbound automotive supply chain ...

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    Vehicles in the box come out of the closet


    Container growth for smaller volume destinationsA more frequent service Ro-ro vs container: the cost equationMoving vehicles in containers door to doorMoving vehicles by containers is becoming more common for shipping vehicles in lower volumes and higher frequencies, particularly to and from developing markets. But the potential benefit might be farther ...

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    Growth brings a sea change for Kia and Glovis


    Kia sees changes for its logisticsKia’s export routes and carriers in 2010The dangers of the deep seaAs vessels grow smaller orders are kept waitingKoreans follow Hyundai-KiaFree trade agreements will help KiaIT integration a must as Kia growsAs Kia continues to defy the global downturn, the company is focusing on getting ...

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    All these tiny flows


    Ro-ro vessels continue to build serviceThe ro-ro alternatives: containers or CKDA rise in premium importsVehicle exports from China have started to rise again, but the volumes are in small batches to underdeveloped markets, making it a tough proposition for major shipping lines and logistics companies. But with imports rising as ...

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    Ford’s Asian vista


    Expanding in Asia Pacific Africa, Ford is growing the smart way with a push toward stronger electronic communication across its supply chain here, including the rollout of its European order-to-delivery system, Vista.Forecasting freight and dutyFlexible manufacturing and supplyBeing the first to build-to-order vehicles in AsiaSupply chain IT: champagne taste, a ...

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    Ford is bringing Vista to Asia Pacific Africa


    With Ford's plans to treble production capacity in Asia Pacific and Africa (APA) by 2012, it is bringing both its global manufacturing and logistics processes, as well as its best IT systems to the region. Most notably, Ford is in the process of rolling of its European order-to-delivery system, Vista, ...

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    Local logistics for Ford Figo in Chennai


    Ford has invested $500m in its engine-making plant near Chennai, India to add flexible production of the Duratec 1.2-litre engine dedicated to the Indian Figo. The first production version of the car was driven off the adjacent assembly line last Friday, when engine production began as well. Ford is using ...

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    JLR renews UK export contract with WWL


    Jaguar Land Rover has renewed its contract with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics for the export of vehicles from the UK to North America, Australia and New Zealand. The new contract, which is already underway, will see the shipment of around 45,000 Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) vehicles in 2010 from the ...

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    Chrysler signs contracts with NAPA and WWL


    US carmaker Chrysler is boosting export activity from North America with two new shipping contracts serving Europe, Asia, Australia and the Pacific Rim. The company has signed a contract with the North America Pacific Asia (NAPA) service jointly operated by Norway’s Partner Shipping and Australia’s Praxis Logistics. This month it ...