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  • Geely Vehicles at Port

    CAAM reports Chinese vehicle exports down on last year


    The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has reported that while exports of vehicles made in the country were up 15% in May, compared with April, at 70,800 units, there has been a drop of 7.3% year-on-year. Of that figure, the number of passenger cars exported from the country hit ...

  • port.of.vigo.roro.vessels

    Renault using shortsea from Vigo to export Spanish volumes


    Renault is to make use of the Spanish north-western port of Vigo to dispatch finished vehicles built at its plants in Valladolid and Palencia to Nantes, on a ‘motorways of the sea’ route to western France. The carmaker intends to export around 30,000 units a year to France. However, this ...

  • Andrei slepnev

    Russia pins hope on EEU deal with Vietnam for wider Asian sales


    A new deal recently signed between the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU) and the government of Vietnam is expected to see import duties reduced to zero on vehicle kits exported from Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Armenia to the south-east Asian country for assembly there.The EEU’s Minister for Trade, Andrei Slepnev (pictured), ...

  • Lukakoper

    Daimler chooses Slovenian port of Koper for exports to Asia


    The Slovenian port of Koper has won a new tender to handle Daimler finished vehicles, shipped from Mercedes-Benz plants in Germany and south-eastern Europe.Subject to the carmaker’s final plans, the port operator, Luka Koper, can expect to handle export volumes from southern Germany, as well as from plants in Austria, ...

  • Volvo manufacturing plant Daqing, China

    Volvo: Extending a 'second home' advantage


    After building a logistics management team from scratch in Europe, Volvo Car Group will do the same for its growing operations in China. Christopher Ludwig talks to Magnus Ödling, who will lead the transformation, including a tender later this yearIt could well be that 2014 will be looked on as ...

  • Mike Dickinson, Qoros Auto

    Dickinson leaves Qoros for new role at the SMMT Industry Forum


    Mike Dickinson has resigned from his role as director of customer order management and logistics at Chinese carmaker Qoros and is returning to the UK to take up a new role as head of Automotive at the SMMT Industry Forum. The Industry Forum is a subsidiary company of the Society ...

  • Kia_Pyeongtaek_port

    Kia to hit 15m export milestone in June


    This month South Korean carmaker Kia Motors expects to hit the milestone of exporting 15m vehicles from the country. It started exporting in 1975 when the first ten Brisa pick up trucks were sent to Qatar. Exports to overseas markets now account for 70% of domestic production, which in 2014 ...

  • The All-New Ford Mustang

    Ford begins Mustang exports from US to Europe


    Following the start of global Mustang exports from the US this year, which began in January to China, Ford has now started exports of the model to Europe.As with the initial China exports, volume numbers have begun modestly, with 575 units shipped from the Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan ...

  • Gefco_Algeria

    Gefco reports positive results for Algeria business


    Gefco has reported that its subsidiary in Algeria, which was established last year, made a turnover of €5m ($5.8m) in 2014. Algeria is Africa’s second largest automotive market.Gefco Algeria has established two vehicle distribution centres in the country, at Mostaganem and Boufarik. The 5-hectare Boufarik facility, which is near the ...

  • Baldissara_Portugal

    European car sector benefits from Q1 sugar rush but outlook is more modest


    Vehicle sales growth across Europe in the first quarter is up more than 7% according to industry analyst LMC Automotive, with all major markets outside of Russia having made progress at the beginning of 2015. And it is likely to stay that way this year. The reduction in oil prices, ...

  • RacerTrustlogs

    Logistics providers to move into former GM Flint warehouse


    Logistics providers Martin Transportation Systems (MTS) and its warehousing affiliate Bay Logistics are to take up residence at GM’s former warehouse facility in Flint Michigan. The trust handling the property, RACER Trust (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response), has sold the 176,000 sq.m facility to Johnson Enterprises, which will own ...

  • Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, is expanding the bra

    Gorlier adds components role to responsibilities at FCA


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has appointed Pietro Gorlier (left) as its chief operation officer for Components, replacing Eugenio Razelli who has chosen to leave the company. Gorlier will take up the new responsibilities at the end of June this year while retaining his role as president and CEO of Mopar ...

  • PCMA_Rus

    Russian distributors break contracts with PSA Peugeot-Citroën


    On top of the sharp drop in vehicle sales in Russia this year, PSA Peugeot-Citroën has faced additional problems because 20% of its distributors have abandoned their contracts with the carmaker.According to the Russian Automobile Dealers Association (RADA), the French carmaker has already lost dealerships in Bryansk, Kursk, Orel Oblast, ...

  • KIA Lazaro Cardenas

    Kia starts roll out of import volumes in Mexico


    In Mexico, the first Kia Motors' Sportage SUV models, which are due to be made available for sale as of July 1, have begun to arrive at the port of Veracruz.Small volume consignments have been shipped from Kia’s Zilina plant in Slovakia. They were delivered by Hoëgh Autoliners' Beijing and ...

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    FVL conference: Worries over rail service and driver shortages


    While sales and production of new vehicles in North America still growing, there are lingering worries that logistics options are not keeping up with volume or the higher complexity. Although the situation has improved somewhat this year, rail velocity and cycle times are still behind their historic levels, while a ...

  • Scott Davis - USDoT Maritime FVL2015

    FVL conference: Driving on the marine highways


    The US marine highways, including coastal shipping and inland waterways, cover 29,000 nautical miles, compared to the circumference of the world, at 24,901 miles. That scale shows the huge importance of the country’s waterways, arteries that remain highly under utilised in the general freight sector and especially the automotive industry. ...

  • FVL2015-D3_0935

    FVL conference: discussing the economics of collaboration


    Gerald Lee, vice president, vehicle planning and logistics, Subaru of America, and Glenn Clift, president and chief executive officer at Glovis America, joined editor Christopher Ludwig and publisher Louis Yiakoumi, together audience members from United Road, Fiat Chrysler, Jack Cooper, Tesla and others in discussing some of the big themes ...

  • FVL2015-D2_0733

    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics


    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

  • Jan_bures

    FVL conference: VW’s revival plan depends on reliable logistics


    The Volkswagen Group’s aggressive plans for plant capacity expansion and new model launches in North America, on which it is pinning its hopes to reverse declining sales in the US, will test the carmaker’s logistics network and logistics providers, according to Jan Bures (pictured left), executive vice-president of aftersales and ...

  • FVL2015-D2_0525

    FVL conference: rail providers and carmakers moving past the ‘angry phase’


    Following nearly 18 months of considerable disturbances on the North American rail network, including severe weather issues, labour disputes and demand surges in unexpected areas, railroad providers are investing large amounts in rolling stock, infrastructure improvements and new track as they strive to meet demand and regain business lost to ...