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  • IndianRailways08
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    Chennai receives first vehicles delivered on modified trains

    2015-03-02T12:41:28Z

    In India, the port of Chennai has become the first in the south of the country to receive automotive traffic moved by a rake of New Modified Goods (NMG) car transporters operated by Indian Railways. NMGs are single-decker auto carriers that have been built from old ICF and BEML passenger ...

  • puertomanzanillo
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    Kamigumi looking to build car terminal in Manzanillo

    2015-03-02T11:48:13Z

    The Japanese stevedoring company Kamigumi is seeking permission to build a new vehicles terminal at the Mexican port of Manzanillo. Should it go ahead, the port authority, API Manzanillo, calculates it will henceforth account for 20% of all national production. At present, Manzanillo handles just 1% of new car output. ...

  • Aston_Martin_Gaydon_model
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    SMMT reports seven-fold increase in UK exports to China

    2015-02-25T11:15:40Z

    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that exports of vehicles from the UK to China have increased seven times since 2009. In 2014, 137,410 vehicles were exported to China, an increase of 14.5% over 2013. China is now the largest single market for vehicles built in ...

  • Grimaldi_GrandeGhana_small
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    Grimaldi adds ro-ro services in Europe and beyond

    2015-02-24T15:00:40Z

    Italian ocean forwarder Grimaldi has made a number of recent additions to its services in the Mediterranean and to West Africa. Most recently the company has added a fourth vessel – the MV Grande Ghana (pictured) – to its Mediterranean Express service (MEX), which moves between the port of ...

  • Chittagong_port_cars
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    Political unrest hits car movements in Bangladesh

    2015-02-24T13:42:11Z

    Political turmoil in Bangladesh, which has gripped the country since 6 January, has left more than 6,000 imported vehicles stranded at the ports of Mongla and Chittagong. Importers, faced with a tide of vandalism in the streets, are reluctant to move imported cars out of secure compounds, given that there ...

  • Pam Stec 25.08.10 SN
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    Schulz to replace Stec as Ford's director of MP&L in North America

    2015-02-24T13:23:58Z

    Pamela Stec (left) is retiring from Ford after 37 years with the company. Her role as director of North American material planning and logistics (MP&L) operations, which she has held since 2004, will be taken up by Matthias Schulz, currently director of MP&L at Ford Europe. Stec, who is based ...

  • Steve Tripp_PRINT
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    Tripp retires from FCA; Cook to head global vehicle transport for interim

    2015-02-23T14:28:20Z

    Steve Tripp, head of worldwide vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is retiring from the company this week. He joined Chrysler in 2004 as senior manager of inbound logistics. Tripp has over 30 years of automotive supply chain experience at Ford and Chrysler, and has managed all aspects of ...

  • 155autoumschlag
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    BLG comes up with a cool idea for vehicle exports

    2015-02-18T11:09:23Z

    The automotive logistics industry is always looking at making the best use of capacity, even on niche routes, and a recent move by BLG Logistics at the port of Bremerhaven harks back to the days before the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) to do so. The company has just ...

  • production of UAZ
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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales

    2015-02-17T12:44:56Z

    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

  • Jaxport_announcement_VWoA
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    VW adds Jaxport to its US ports of entry

    2015-02-13T10:58:15Z

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has announced that it will begin using the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in Florida in May this year as its main port of entry for the delivery of vehicles to the south-eastern region of the US. Under an initial five-year contract the carmaker said it ...

  • Mercedes-Benz bus Egypt
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    Daimler exports bus chassis to Egypt for local sale

    2015-02-12T16:42:57Z

    Daimler Buses has started exporting bus chassis from India to Egypt for final assembly by its partner, MCV, which will fit bodies to those chassis at its facility in Cairo. The vehicles will be sold as Mercedes-Benz brand buses through MCV’s sales network in the country. Daimler said sales figures ...

  • PortDurbanZA
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    South African vehicle exports soar in January

    2015-02-11T15:42:51Z

    Sales of cars exported by South Africa are currently booming. In January 2015, for example, units sold abroad rose by 84.4% compared to January 2014. A weak rand and recovering markets in the northern hemisphere helped boost car shipments, which rose from 6,021 units to 11,104 units. However, these figures ...

  • portvalencia06
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    Ford expansion will boost volumes through Valencia’s ports

    2015-02-11T14:23:56Z

    Ford has completed a $2.6 billion investment since 2011 to increase production at its Valencia assembly plant at Almussafes in Spain by 40%. It is the biggest investment in the history of the country’s car industry. This year output is expected to reach 400,000 units across six different vehicles made ...

  • port.of.vigo.roro.vessels
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    Vigo announces €9m investment to enhance ro-ro services

    2015-02-10T17:22:32Z

    Following healthy annual figures for vehicle handling at the north-western Spanish port of Vigo, as reported last month , and the introduction of the Vigo-Nantes sea motorway service, the management authority at the port has been re-evaluating the existing layout, with a view to making operations more efficient. In total, ...

  • IAP+Brunswick_+Hyundai+Genesis
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    IAP reaches 5m milestone for vehicle handling at Brunswick port

    2015-02-09T12:50:04Z

    International Auto Processing (IAP), which provides vehicle processing services at the US port of Brunswick, has handled its 5 millionth vehicle at the Colonel's Island terminal. The milestone vehicle was a silver Hyundai Genesis and was delivered to the port aboard the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics vessel, Isolde . As well ...

  • KiaStPetes
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    Kia looks to export from Russia as profit collapses in domestic market

    2015-02-06T16:30:36Z

    Kia Motors has said it will begin to export vehicles from its Russian facility in St Petersburg to surrounding states, in an effort to offset falling sales and the effects of the depreciated Russian currency on the domestic market. The Korean carmaker is targeting Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, Trans-Caucasus ...

  • FCA Qualitas Supplier Convention, Torino 2/12/2014.© Giorgio Perottino
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    Mosolf takes supply chain prize in FCA Qualitas awards

    2015-02-06T10:52:17Z

    Transport and logistics provider, Horst Mosolf, has taken the Qualitas award for Supply Chain/Logistics Supplier of the Year at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Supplier Awards. The award was one of 18 given out by FCA at the Supplier Qualitas Convention, which was held recently in Turin, Italy, and hosted ...

  • car_exports_Japan
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    Weak yen not the only reason for Japanese export growth

    2015-02-04T14:52:33Z

    The weakening yen has helped stimulate a growth in automotive-related exports from Japan to the US along with other markets. In terms of finished vehicle exports to the US, the country saw a rise of 6.4% in December compared to the same month in 2013, reaching almost 152,760 units, according ...

  • GEFCO at Shanghai Port
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    Gefco sees growing automotive interest for Europe-Asia rail

    2015-02-04T13:18:09Z

    Since Russian Railways (RZD) took majority control of Gefco in 2012, the companies have been targeting trade between Europe and China, including across the Trans-Siberian Railway, with Gefco expected to use its global network of customers to drive traffic across RZD’s infrastructure. Over the past year, Gefco has run a ...

  • astralace
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    MOL crew rescues fishermen in South China Sea

    2015-02-04T08:09:56Z

    The crew of a Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) car carrier has rescued five fishermen found drifting near the Malay Peninsula in the South China Sea. The Astral Ace was on route from the port of Singapore to Laem Chabang port in Thailand on Sunday (1 February) when it spotted ...