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    Scania to deliver 1,500 trucks to UK


    Swedish truck and bus maker Scania has received orders to supply 1,500 Euro 6-compliant trucks to the UK in the single biggest order to date for the country. Transport provider Eddie Stobart and A.W Jenkinson Forest Products have placed the orders, which will be filled over the next two years. ...

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    Japan serves notices for unfair practice on ro-ro carriers


    A number of global ocean carriers, including Japan’s NYK Line and ‘K’ Line, are facing a round of fines because of non-competitive behaviour in their vehicle shipping business, this time by a Japanese regulator. The carriers have now been served with preliminary findings into an investigation by the Japanese ...

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    Record results for Brazilian exports


    Brazilian vehicle exports grew strongly in 2013, including a rise of nearly 30% for passenger car exports, thanks in part to a weak Brazilian real. Data released by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea) suggests that the overall value of $16.6 billion, which includes cars, light commercial vehicles, buses, ...

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    Belarus to adopt utilisation fee on foreign imports


    A draft decree on the introduction of a utilisation, or recycling, tax on foreign imported vehicles, based on the one introduced by Russia and Ukraine last year, has been published by the government of Belarus, which is part of the region’s Customs Union. Representatives of Belarus’s trade association said that ...

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    United Road buys Waggoners’ auto transport division


    North American vehicle carrier and logistics provider United Road Services has bought the auto transport division of rival firm Waggoners Trucking, making it the continent's second largest car haulier behind Jack Cooper Transport. The deal was carried out by United Road and its private equity owners, Charlesbank Capital Parnters, ...

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    Global ro-ro report: Moving with the trade winds


    The ro-ro industry has mostly balanced capacity to market demand, but there are regional variations, while changing trades and larger vessels will cause waves at sea. Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig The global ro-ro shipping industry is one of the most complex – not to mention capital intensive – parts ...

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    Spanish production and exports on the rise


    In October Spain's 17 car factories produced almost 211,000 vehicles, including passenger cars and commercial vehicles, an increase of 17% compared to October 2012, according to figures released by the Spanish association of car and truck manufacturers (ANFAC). In the first ten months, total production rose 9.32% to 1.83m units. ...

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains. Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in Pune It ...

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    WWL renews contract with port of Los Angeles


    The port of Los Angeles has renewed its long-term contract with terminal processor Vehicle Services Americas (VSA), a division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL). The 10-year agreement provides for a five-year extension, which would allow VSA to operate the 37-hectare automotive processing terminal through to the beginning of 2027. The ...

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    Vigo ro-ro terminal operating at full capacity


    New finished vehicle traffic at the Spanish north-western port of Vigo increased by 13% in the first ten months of this year, while car components have gone up by 10.5%, during which time the port has consolidated its position as a major Atlantic hub. On November 25, the dedicated ro-ro ...

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    Toyota to export US-made Highlanders to the Antipodes and Russia


    Toyota has started production of its 2014 model year Highlander SUV at the Princeton plant in Indiana, US and will be exporting models made there to Australia, New Zealand and Russia next year. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) started production of the model on December 5, following a $430m expansion ...

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    GM pulls Chevy out of Europe


    General Motors has announced its intention to stop distribution of the Chevrolet brand in Western Europe other than for ‘iconic’ models, such as the Corvette. From 2016, the carmaker plans to focus on promotion and assembly of mid-range Opel and Vauxhall brands in the region. It is also planning to ...

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    Welcome to the next stage for Mitsubishi


    Kyoji Miwa reveals how Mitsubishi is redefining its production and distribution footprint to increase sales in the ASEAN region and further afield In this story... Strategic shifts Growth in ASEAN Production changes Global hubs Japanese network Order visibility Global partnerships Japanese exporters have not had an easy time of ...

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    Local production in Saudi may be on the horizon


    Sales of imported vehicles in Saudi Arabia are set to increase by another 15% in 2014, led by Toyota and Hyundai, but major carmakers including Chrysler, Ford, GM and Jaguar Land Rover are looking at the potential of domestic production Banning half its population from driving hasn’t prevented Saudi Arabia ...

  • Spirit of Ecstasy on the Phantom

    China reports: Rolls-Royce's first-class deliveries


    In this story... Flying in sales A quality aftermarket Bespoke logistics Chauffeur-driven care Quality over quantity ​ Rolls-Royce director for China Henrik Wilhelmsmeyer describes how the company ensures premium delivery of vehicles and spare parts in one of its most important markets Few products or possessions – a private jet, ...

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    Rotterdam keeps tariffs low for 2014


    The port of Rotterdam has announced that its tariffs for 2014 will remain at the same level as those for 2008. Compared to this year, the rate will rise by 1% come January, after the port authorities committed to lowering tariffs during the economic crisis. The port has kept tariffs ...

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    BMW's one and only in America


    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant. In this story... Inbound management Global supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategy Improving plant and warehouse integration BMW’s only North ...

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    Brit European enhances services with Mandata


    Vehicle carrier Brit European is using a transport management system (TMS) from transport and logistics software provider Mandata to improve finished vehicle services for customers including construction equipment maker JCB. Mandata works with a number of automotive logistics providers and Brit European has been using the company’s Manpack3 TMS technology ...

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    Transnet boosts auto wagon fleet


    South African rail company Transnet has officially launched the use of its latest freight wagons for vehicle manufacturers. Around 230 of a total production number of 350 have been made by Transnet Engineering, at its facility in Uitenhage near Port Elizabeth. The last wagon is expected to be ready for ...

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    Reports from China: under pressure to perform in outbound


    Competition and demand in a country of huge scale and diversity makes for a prosperous, but uncertain vehicle logistics market In this story... Chinese challenges Global port standards Trailer length tricks Moving to multimodal Private vs. state-owned Geely's exports Vehicles logistics providers in China face some of the most challenging ...