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Middle East and Africa News


Houthi forces seize NYK car carrier in Red Sea

2023-11-21T10:37:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

An NYK-chartered car carrier, the Galaxy Leader, has been hijacked by armed Houthi rebels in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen

Sallaum Lines orders new PCTC vessels to increase ro-ro capacity

Sallaum Lines expands ro-ro capacity with new PCTC orders

2023-06-20T12:11:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The shipping firm moves finished vehicles for OEMs like Ford and BMW between the US, Europe and Africa.

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Stellantis plans to make cars in South Africa by 2025

2023-03-14T09:30:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Stellantis is planning to make vehicles at a new plant in South Africa, part of its plan to sell 1m vehicles in the Middle East and Africa region by 2030, with 70% of those made locally

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.


Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford

2022-07-18T10:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Frederiek Toney, vice-president of the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), is leaving the company later this year after a career stretching 22 years. Dave Bozeman will take over from him

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Ukraine’s vital link in the European supply chain

2022-03-15T07:47:00+00:00By Namrita Chow

The closure of Ukraine’s supplier industry and the impact on logistics routes reveals how important the country is to European automotive production

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Jens-Peter Riemann heads automotive for Kuehne + Nagel in Middle East and Africa

2022-02-07T18:49:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Jens-Peter Riemann has moved from his role as global automotive business development director at a Danish transport and logistics giant, DSV to head automotive and mobility for Kuehne + Nagel in the Middle East and Africa


DSV Panalpina buys Global Integrated Logistics for $4.1 billion

2021-08-23T16:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

DSV Panalpina has bought Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics, with significant gains for its Road, Solutions and Sea & Air divisions, and making it one of the top three logistics providers globally


Sean Bricknell appointed head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars

2021-08-23T13:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Sean Bricknell (pictured) has moved from BLG Logistics to take up a new role as head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars

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Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

2021-06-17T13:29:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database

2021-06-03T17:33:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location


Light at the end of the Suez Canal but challenges for automotive

2021-04-21T10:48:00+01:00By Illya Verpraet

Of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused, the chain reaction of delays and spiralling costs in container global container shipping must have been one of the hardest to deal with. The delays in the Suez Canal were just the icing on an already unappetising cake.


Signs of movement on the Suez Canal

2021-03-29T11:34:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

One week after the Evergreen container vessel MV Ever Given became lodged across the Suez Canal, it appears as of March 29 that efforts to shift the 400-metre-long, 200,000-tonne vessel have been successful. The chairman and managing director of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), said on Monday that the Panamanian container ship had been successfully refloated and the backlog of vessels is now moving through.

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Executive changes at Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance

2021-03-11T11:25:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance has announced top executive changes within its purchasing and operations functions.

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AL FVL Winter 2020 Digital Edition


The winter digital edition of Automotive Logistics is out now, featuring an overview of how automotive supply chains have adapted during the crisis, and how digitalisation will reshape logistics. Plus insight on battery supply chains, used car logistics, vehicle logistics quality systems at Daimler and much more!

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GM Middle East to import more vehicles from China

2020-12-14T10:26:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

GM will be importing more vehicles from China to supply the Middle East following a re-evaluation of its sourcing strategy triggered by Covid-19, according to Sulaiman Pallak, head of purchasing and supply chain for GM Africa and Middle East.


Analysis: Middle East and Africa recovery will depend on better trade relations, logistics and investment

2020-12-09T17:17:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

The wider Middle East and North Africa region is set for vehicle sales and production declines of 25% year-on-year in 2020, but there are prospects for recovery in automotive markets and in trade, if OEMs and suppliers can overcome supply chain barriers. Download our latest analysis. 


Watch: Middle East and North Africa supply chains – the route to recovery (EP.3)

2020-12-09T15:44:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak. 

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Watch: Finding opportunities in changing global trade rules

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Many factors have been impacting global automotive trade and freight flows, including changing trade agreements, cost considerations and of course the pandemic. In this session, independent logistics strategist Wolfgang Lehmacher discusses opportunities with experts from Gallega Global Logistics and ICR360.

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Watch: Believe the hype! What Hyperloop technology means for the (near) future of logistics

2020-09-28T17:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Hyperloop technology sounds futuristics but Hyperloop TT is already implementing a number of projects in logistics, including infrastructure in Dubai to port operations at the port of Hamburg. Chief strategy officer Juan Quintana details the company’s plans at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.