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    Dyson pulls plug on EVs

    2019-10-11T15:22:00Z

    British technology company Dyson has cancelled its plans to build electric cars, citing problems making its design viable in the market. “Despite developing a fantastic car… [and] though we have tried very hard throughout the development process, we simply cannot make it commercially viable,” chairman James ...

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    Fire on K-Line car carrier forces crew to abandon ship

    2019-06-19T12:58:00Z

    The K-Line car carrier Diamond Highway has been abandoned by crew in the South China Sea following a fire that broke out aboard the vessel on the June 15, according to the Philippine Coast Guard…

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    Dyson appoints Charker as head of automotive logistics

    2019-04-10T12:03:00Z

    Simon Charker has moved to a new role at Dyson as head of logistics, automotive. He was previously senior manager, EV supply chain landscape and has been with the company for three years.

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    Five new faces to boost freight forwarding at Gefco

    2019-02-18T17:29:16Z

    Automotive transport and logistics provider Gefco has nominated five new managers in its global freight forwarding business with the goal of expanding the division to serve a growing portfolio of industrial customers with diverse requirements. Heading the appointees is Valentin Elistratov (pictured) as global commercial director. He joins the company ...

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    Supply chain a factor in Dyson’s Singapore plant

    2018-11-06T16:16:36Z

    Electrical goods manufacturer Dyson has selected Singapore as the location for its first electric vehicle (EV) production plant. Jim Rowan (pictured), the CEO of the British company – which is best known for its home appliances – was quoted in media reports suggesting that the decision to make the car ...

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    A hard look at software risks

    2018-05-24T15:24:16Z

    Few people realise how much software runs today’s cars, observes Les Hatton, emeritus professor of forensic software engineering at Kingston University, UK. “We sit at home and can’t work out why the printer isn’t working, and then we’ll get in a car where there’s probably more software underneath,” he says. ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel joins Temasek to invest in technology start-ups

    2018-01-16T16:59:18Z

    Global logistics services provider Kuehne + Nagel (KN) has signed an agreement with Singapore’s state-owned investment company, Temasek, to establish a joint venture to invest worldwide in start-ups developing cutting-edge technology for logistics and supply chains. The partnership “will be able to accelerate the transformation of the logistics industry,” said ...

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    Chinese consortium bids $11.6 billion for Global Logistic Properties

    2017-07-19T12:33:49Z

    Singapore’s Global Logistic Properties (GLP) has received a S$16 billion ($11.6 billion) takeover offer from a consortium of Chinese investors, in what would be the biggest private equity buyout of an Asian company by enterprise value. GLP, which owns and operates a global portfolio of 55m sq.m of space, announced ...

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    Scania and Toyota start Singapore truck platooning trial

    2017-01-23T10:06:20Z

    VW subsidiary Scania and Toyota are to conduct the first full-scale autonomous truck platooning operations in Singapore, in what has been described as the largest pilot project of its kind. The three-year pilot, work on which begins this month, will involve three autonomous trucks following a lead manned truck on ...

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    Villalon takes on acting president role at APL Logistics following Simon's departure

    2016-11-22T08:07:16Z

    William Villalon (left), who was senior vice president at APL Logistics, the global cargo transport and logistics provider, has taken on additional responsibilities as acting president at the company. The appointment follows the departure of Beat Simon who a spokesperson for the company said is leaving “to pursue new career ...

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    Singapore’s GIC to buy P3 Logistic Parks for €2.4 billion

    2016-11-09T10:10:27Z

    Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, GIC, has agreed to buy P3 Logistics Parks from TPG Real Estate and Ivanhoé Cambridge for €2.4 billion ($2.6 billion). The two companies acquired European-focused company in 2013 and acquisitions since then have helped it double the size of its portfolio. Lee Kok Sun, chief investment ...

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    Courier NetWork expands presence with offices in Mexico and Asia

    2016-09-06T16:54:05Z

    US-based expeditor Courier NetWork (CNW) has opened new offices in Mexico, China and Singapore. The company said its new branch in Guadalajara would support the automotive and electronics market in Mexico, adding that it was a well-established provider of services to the automotive industry there. “The vast majority of shipments ...