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    ​South Carolina tipped as Hankook favourite


    Orangeburg County has been growing steadily as a hub of logistics suppliers in recent months, leading to speculation that South Korean tyre giant Hankook may select South Carolina as the site of its new US manufacturing plant. Since early 2011, the state is reported to have gained $5.1 billion in ...

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    ​Toyota to invest $28m in North American production growth


    Toyota has announced that it will pour $28m into its technical centres at Ann Arbor, Michigan. The move comes as the company seeks to expand its North American operations, with its top US sales executive stating that Toyota aims to construct some of its Prius hybrids in the region. Currently, ...


    ​To Sunderland… and Infiniti!


    Nissan’s luxury vehicle division Infiniti will be making vehicles for the European market at the parent company’s plant in Sunderland, UK from 2015 and there are reported to be some unique considerations for logistics according to the company.It is the first time Infiniti has made vehicles in Europe and it ...

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    Logistics could block or unlock South African export growth


    With a stellar set of global carmakers in the country, favourable government policy, a competitive currency and growing markets at its doorstep, South Africa seems set to be a manufacturing and export powerhouse. Logistics could be the link that either makes or breaks the market’s potential.The contradictions inherent in the ...

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    Finding the missing link in car-handling terminals


    Terminal operators have been expanding their services in global markets with varying degrees of success. But in both the east and west, providers are using IT systems and new technology to improve planning and visibility.Vehicle-handling terminals are essential to the smooth and efficient flow at ports of imported or exported ...

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    Low tide for vehicles in South American ports


    Brazilian and Argentine ports are seeing some choppy waters but the finished car market continues to provide significant volumes. After years of neglect, there are signs that public and private investment are gathering apace.Brazil, which for a decade has been on the mighty march of the BRIC economies, has recently ...

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    Growing pains at China’s top ro-ro ports


    Following fast growth in vehicle flows, China has licensed more ports for import to the country, while terminals have invested in storage and value-added services. However, an uncertain market and port space issues are making disruptive waves for some brands and shipping lines.Despite slower economic growth, China’s car market has ...

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    Damage lessons from the field


    Carmakers are concerned about finding and repairing damage, but to prevent repeat errors it is necessary to have visibility of damage across the supply chain, and to listen to the story behind each and every incident.In the quest to improve vehicle damage inspection and repair processes, the 'real-life' experiences of ...

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    Neptune Lines marks 20 years in the Black Sea


    European shortsea operator Neptune Lines is marking its second decade of uninterrupted activity in the Black Sea at a time when carmakers and their logistics providers are focusing again on the area as an access point to markets including Russia, Romania and Turkey. Most recently the company has reported providing ...

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    ​Port praise as 100th vessel calls at Hambantota


    The Sri Lankan port of Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa (MRMRP) in Hambantota has celebrated the arrival of its one hundredth vessel, a year since it started handling vehicle ro-ro traffic. Since early June 2012 the port has handled more than 35,000 vehicle units, including almost 15,000 transshipments and 21,000 imports. ...

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    Progreso tempts auto traffic from Veracruz


    Given increasing capacity shortages for vehicles at the Mexican port of Veracruz, the government of the Yucatán region is trying to tempt vehicle manufacturers to make use of the port of Progreso to serve markets in the US, as well as Central and South America.Gabriel Magaña Legorreta, managing director of ...

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    ​GCS adds two more automotive customers to its Novorossiysk operation


    Logistics provider Global Container Services (GCS) is providing supply chain services for China’s Brilliance Auto and Taiwanese carmaker Luxgen through the port of Novorossiysk in Russia.In two recently-signed contracts, GCS will be transporting complete knockdown (CKD) kits along a 470km route from the port to assembly plants in the southern ...

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    ​Daimler invests €2 billion in China to challenge rivals


    Daimler has announced plans to invest €2 billion ($2.7 billion) in doubling capacity for vehicle production with its joint venture partner in China, BAIC, in a bid to challenge its competitors Audi and BMW. The investment will go into expanding production at Beijing Benz Automotive Company’s (BBAC) existing plant in ...

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    ​Yusen warehouse widens footprint in Thailand


    Yusen Logistics has established its third warehouse in Thailand. The 40,000-square metre facility, at the Yusen Laem Chabang Logistics Centre, makes it the largest distribution centre in South East Asia. Operations commenced on 29th July. Laem Chabang is around 100km southeast of Bangkok, making it strategically positioned given that many ...

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    ​Skoda expands production with launch of hatchback


    Volkswagen’s Skoda division has started production on a new hatchback model in the high-volume compact segment. The group’s main factory in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic rolled the Rapid Spaceback model off the production line on August 19th. Since April, a new logistics warehouse has been in operation to ...

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    ​Ceva starts operations at Singapore facility


    Ceva Logistics has announced the start of operations for its new facility in Singapore and confirmed that the facility will be able to support automotive business. It will be housed in the Tampines LogisPark, in the eastern part of the country, strategically located within easy access to the expressways, airport ...

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    Nissan signs exclusive contract with Ennore port


    Nissan Motor India has signed an exclusive 10-year contract with the port of Ennore to export cars manufactured at its Oragadam plant near Chennai.The new agreement grants Nissan certain concessions in the use of the wharf, allowing it to handle up to 60,000 units per year there at the rate ...

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    WWL expands Mexico-US ocean service


    As first announced at the Finished Vehicle Logistics conference held in California in June this year, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is expanding its ocean transport service from Veracruz in Mexico from September 2013 and will offer two to three sailings per month to the US East Coast, which will include connections ...

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    Gefco launches Riga-Kaluga rail link


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has recently launched a rail link from the Latvian sea port of Riga to the Rosva industrial park in Vorotinsk near Kaluga in Russia. The link will remove the need for any road transport between the two locations, which will bring down costs and improve ...

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    ​UECC expands services to connect Europe and the UK to North Africa


    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has incorporated the port of Gioia Tauro in southern Italy with its North to South ro-ro liner service, which will offer transshipment connections from ports in northern Europe to growing automotive markets in North Africa. UECC’s new service will move cars, vans and high-and-heavy cargo ...