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    NYK announces South American exports from US and Mexico

    2015-09-29T15:32:04Z

    NYK Line is moving vehicles and equipment into Central and South America with announcements that it has set up a new joint venture in Colombia for imports from Mexico and also will start handling exports from Port Canaveral in Florida, in the US. In the first move, NYK has signed ...

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    Coming to an automotive supply chain near you

    2015-09-25T14:12:27Z

    The 16th Automotive Logistics Global conference, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, brought together an industry growing and with positive outlooks. However, the potential changes heralded by the digital economy could upend business as usual. The question is when? Discussing disruption: (l to r) XPO's Bradley Jacobs; UTi's Ed ...

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    Renault and Daimler increase activity with EV engine supply deal

    2015-09-22T16:37:25Z

    Renault and Daimler are moving forward with a number of joint projects for the supply of vehicles and engines in 2015. The latest include Renault’s supply of motors from its plant in Cleon to Daimler for use in electric versions of the German carmaker’s Smart city cars, which are made ...

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    Ford workers strike in Brazil over job cuts

    2015-09-15T11:19:32Z

    Workers at Ford’s São Bernardo do Campo plant in Brazil have been on strike since last week over the carmaker’s attempt to lay off workers in the face of excess capacity caused by the dramatic slump in the Brazilian economy. There has been no production at the plant since 9th ...

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    NYK signs deal to develop ro-ro in Saudi; JLR pulls plans on plant there

    2015-09-09T12:48:11Z

    Global shipping line, NYK, has signed a joint venture with the owner and developer of King Abdullah port in Saudi Arabia – Ports Development Company (PDC) – to build a ro-ro terminal there. Due to be fully operational in the third quarter of 2016, KAP RoRo Terminal will be the ...

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    Ford’s Grant Belanger to retire; Todd Bryant will head global logistics

    2015-09-02T15:02:40Z

    Ford will soon have a new executive director of global material planning and logistics (MP&L), and parts supply and logistics (PS&L) in North America as Grant Belanger (left) retires after 30 years with the company. Sources at Ford have told Automotive Logistics that he will be replaced by Todd ...

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    GM to halt production in Argentina in face of low demand in Brazil

    2015-09-02T13:27:39Z

    General Motors has confirmed it will stop production at its plant in Argentina for four days this month because of low demand from Brazil, which is GM Argentina’s biggest export market, and the biggest vehicle export market for the country as a whole. GM makes the Chevrolet Classic model for ...

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    JLR targets Slovakia for plant, citing supply chain and logistics benefits

    2015-08-12T12:04:10Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government to build its next assembly facility in Nitra, choosing the central European location over others in Europe, the US and Mexico for a 300,000-unit per year factory. In a statement, JLR confirmed that it had chosen ...

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    Auto supply chain dispute a factor in failure of TPP talks

    2015-08-05T14:06:19Z

    Last week’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which were held in Hawaii, failed to find resolution, partially because of a dispute over vehicle trade between North American and Japan related to NAFTA rules of origin. The TPP negotiations are an effort by 12 nations trading on the Pacific Rim to ...

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    Cummins opens global aftermarket logistics hub in Singapore

    2015-07-29T15:09:57Z

    Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast ...

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    Brazil and Argentina extend automotive agreement

    2015-07-29T13:59:24Z

    Brazil and Argentina have recently extended their existing automotive trade agreement, known as the Common Automotive Policy, for a further 12 months from the beginning of July this year. All provisions in the existing 40th Additional Protocol remain in place. It was signed by the general secretary of the Latin ...

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    GM and SAIC to build small cars for emerging markets; GM restructures in India

    2015-07-29T12:13:16Z

    General Motors has announced that it will develop a new range of small cars featuring high levels of technology, in partnership with China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The new cars, based on a common architecture, will be built and sold under the Chevrolet brand in China, Brazil, India, Mexico ...

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    Breaking supply chain taboos in South Korea

    2015-07-15T08:02:16Z

    Production growth out of the Korean peninsula is slowing, but its role in the global supply chain looks set to become more important as Hyundai-Kia and tier suppliers increase global production South Korea’s supply chain is at the heart of the country’s success in automotive production. A dense network of ...

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    China modes: No single way forward

    2015-07-14T08:00:48Z

    As the Chinese market faces slower growth, changing trade in ports, and the prospect of new trucking regulations, there is rising interest, as well as difficulty, in expanding rail and waterborne logistics China’s vehicle logistics industry is facing twin pressures. On one hand, the country’s production and sales of passenger ...

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    Transport equipment: On the road to improvement

    2015-07-10T08:00:54Z

    Transporter manufacturers face rising demand and complexity, with a need to balance regulations with load factors and growing concerns over driver ergonomics Growth in vehicle production in many markets has increased demand for car-haul equipment. But while there is demand for trailer manufacturers to produce more equipment, the sector ...

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    North American ports: Ebbs and northbound flows

    2015-07-09T11:00:47Z

    Our annual survey reveals a new port at the top of the vehicle processing table and greater growth in south-eastern ports. However, the tide can turn quickly. Christopher Ludwig contributed to this report The vehicle market in North America remains on an upward track, with rising sales and increased production ...

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    South Korea part 2: Widening the lens

    2015-07-08T13:01:15Z

    Market analysis: an increase in regional manufacturing is changing South Korea’s export production while premium imports become more popular within its borders With a relatively small domestic market, South Korea’s automotive industry remains highly export focused. According to Tsukasa Watanabe, lead analyst for Asia Pacific at PwC Autofacts, the ratio ...

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    South Korea part 1: A history of transformation

    2015-07-08T13:00:10Z

    A relentless and often turbulent wind of change has blown through South Korea in recent decades, turning it from a low-cost industrial centre into a global technology and export powerhouse South Korea’s industrial renaissance began slightly later than the post-war booms in Japan or western Europe, however it has arguably ...

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    Magna will assemble vehicles for Jaguar Land Rover in Graz

    2015-07-06T16:12:33Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a manufacturing agreement with contract manufacturer Magna Steyr that will see it assembling vehicles for JLR at its facility in Graz, Austria. The division of Magna International already produces the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Peugeot RCZ there. It also makes the Mini Countryman and ...

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    Maintaining traction through efficiency in Brazil

    2015-07-03T13:00:40Z

    Vehicle sales in Brazil have tumbled and industry players need to slash costs, even as carmakers continue to invest heavily. OEMs and LSPs are redrawing their supply chains, while staying optimistic After the boom, Brazil’s economy is stuttering. Real GDP growth is expected to drop 1% for 2015 and inflation ...