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    Designing a group logistics strategy for SAIC


    A family of logistical differencesLooking abroad, cautiouslyGetting stronger at homeA tale of two AnjisThe sprawling Chinese conglomerate is growing quickly across its indigenous brands and joint venture operations, which include truckmaker subsidiaries and an in-house logistics company, Anji Automotive Logistics. Namrita Chow takes a look inside the group to see ...

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    WWL builds on Russia business with dedicated office


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a new office in St Petersburg to strengthen its operations in Russia for the long term. The company has been operating in Russia since 2003 and first called at St Petersburg in January this year when it established a transhipment service specifically for high ...

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    Volkswagen to double exports from South Africa


    Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) is doubling the number of vehicles it exports from its plant in Uitenhage, near Port Elizabeth, next year following the securing of an order for 55,000 new-generation Polos for the global market. The contract includes the export of 19,000 vehicles adapted for use in right-hand drive ...

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    Honda Indiana exports Civics to wider markets


    Honda’s Greensburg plant in Indiana has shipped its first units of the Civic sedan to Mexico as part of a wider export strategy that also includes markets in Latin America as well as the Caribbean and US territories in Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. The first 270 units will arrive ...

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    UK sees strategic investments in transporter fleets


    UK-based Acumen Logistics Group has taken over finished vehicle carrier Auto UK Logistics to build on the finished vehicle side of it automotive logistics offering. The newly named Acumen Auto Logistics will enlarge Acumen’s transporter fleet and continue to move Land Rovers to UK ports for export. The move follows ...

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    Let the train take the strain


    The last shipment of Hitachi high-speed passenger trains reached the Port of Southampton in the UK this week, bringing to a close a four-year project which saw 29 full trains imported from Hitachi’s plant in Kasado, Japan, for use by UK rail company Southeastern. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), acting as ...

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    Honda UK to export hot hatchback


    Honda will export the Civic Type R from its Swindon plant in the UK for sale in Japan next year; it’s the third country to take the UK Type R after Australia and South Africa. The three-door 'hot hatchback' will be called the Type R Euro in Japan to distinguish ...

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    An investment partner for Partner Shipping


    Partner Shipping, which entered the car carrier and ro-ro market last year, has found an investor to capitalise the company as it seeks to expand its ocean services. Siem Industries, an industrial group with activity in oil, gas and shipping, has invested in 50% of the company, with the other ...

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    After a decade, WWL looks even more to logistics


    Car carrier and finished vehicle logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), while its shipping revenue and profits have reeled from the drop in car sales and overcapacity of ro-ro tonnage, has achieved more stability and new business for its logistics and land operations, according to CEO Arild Iversen (pictured). To ...

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    GMSA awards providers for going extra mile


    General Motors South Africa has recognised two of its logistics providers at the Supplier of the Year 2008 awards held at the company’s Vehicle Conversion and Distribution Centre in Port Elizabeth last Thursday. Höegh Autoliners and To Anywhere Carriers took awards in the Logistics category. Höegh Autoliners transports Opel imports ...

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    Hoegh builds on India exports trial


    Norwegian ro-ro carrier Höegh Autoliners is establishing a new route between the Middle East, India and Africa following trial shipments which began in 2008. The inaugural sailing of the new regular service will take place in the first week of July, supporting both rolling and static cargo, including vehicles made ...

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    WWL reveals green giant down under


    On Monday Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics held a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia to name its new car and truck carrying vessel MV Tijuca, described as one of world’s largest and most environmentally adapted car and truck carrying vessels.The ceremony was led by Lady Sponsor Mrs Andrea Schrempp, wife of Wolfgang Schrempp, ...

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    WWL offers reliable new service to South America


    Recognising an ‘underserved’ market from South America’s West Coast to the US and wider global markets, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has established a new monthly service calling at Ecuador and Peru. Calling at the ports of Guayaquil (Ecuador) and Callao (Peru), the service will ship automotive traffic, as well as high ...

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    New NAPA ro-ro service answers strong demand


    Norwegian ro-ro provider Partner Shipping has established a new North America Pacific Asia (NAPA) service with Australia’s Praxis Logistics to answer “strong market demand” in the region. It will focus on automotive and high and heavy imports to Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. The new ‘triangle’ service will also target ...

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    Ceva builds support for BMW in Australia


    Ceva Logistics has signed a new contract with BMW for the management of warehouse operations in Australia. Ceva will now manage the receipt, storage, inventory and dispatch of service parts to 20 BMW car dealerships in Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and West Australia, a process previously handled in house by ...

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    First shipment to Hawaii from Port of Gray's Harbor


    Following the recent contract between The Pasha Group and the Port of Grays Harbor in Washington, US (as reported in our newsletter dated 21 January), the ro-ro vessel M/V Jean Anne is taking 1,100 vehicles to Hawaii from there as part of its 100th voyage this week. The ship left ...