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    China pushes Belt and Road investment as European rail link booms

    2017-05-17T15:16:00Z

    Source: Chatham HouseInvestment plans announced earlier this week for China’s ambitious Belt and Road economic and trade plan look set to support strong growth in rail services between China and Europe, which has seen rising use and interest among automotive manufacturers and logistics providers.At the Belt and Road Forum ...

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    DHL in the UK: staying ahead of automotive change

    2017-05-11T12:20:48Z

    Despite uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, planned investments in new models and manufacturing should keep the country’s vehicle production networks competitive and growing. Overall investment has fallen since the ‘Brexit’ vote last June, but volume has, at least until very recently, grown strongly. Light vehicle sales reached ...

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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher LudwigThe Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot year ...

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    In-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    2017-04-18T18:55:12Z

    The inbound supply chain in China continues to develop at a fast pace, and getting to grips with the complexity around supply locations, regulations and production shifts is a significant task. For some manufacturers, including Volvo Cars and tier one supplier Continental, increasing in-house management resources and tools have been ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

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    European ports: Sailing into a tide of protectionism?

    2017-04-04T22:43:43Z

    The repercussions of last year’s political eruptions have yet to be felt in Europe’s ports and growth is expected to continue this year, bringing with it much-needed investment. But port operators and shipping companies remain on alert for any shift in trading patterns While last year was one of political ...

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    SCPA breaks ground on second inland port in South Carolina

    2017-03-21T17:24:43Z

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has broken ground on a new inland port in the town of Dillon. The move follows its recent success in establishing an inland logistics hub used by BMW and tyremaker Michelin. In choosing a location in the eastern part of South Carolina with close proximity ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots…North AmericaWhich way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or import rules, though it ...

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    Gaskell named head of outbound logistics at Volvo Cars in China

    2016-12-20T10:37:03Z

    Jaime Gaskell, former general manager for marketing and sales at NYK Automotive Logistics in China, has joined Volvo Cars as head of outbound logistics in the country. The new role includes responsibility for imported and domestic cars, as well as the warehouse and inland distribution business. Gaskell started out as ...

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    Volvo Cars plans to make China a global export hub

    2016-11-02T12:19:29Z

    Volvo Cars is starting production of a number of new model series at its facilities in China as part of plans to increase production capacity there and turn China into its global manufacturing and export hub. A spokesperson for the carmaker said it expected China to eventually account for between ...

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    Geely ‘redesigning every link in the chain’ with Lynk & Co

    2016-10-26T12:41:39Z

    Chinese carmaker Geely’s launch of the Lynk & Co brand this week is not just the launch of a fully connected digital vehicle, nor an attempt to penetrate western markets from China; it is also an attempt to change the way cars are bought, owned, serviced and used – and ...

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    DHL Supply Chain wins Toyota parts distribution contract in the UK

    2016-10-19T10:00:12Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a three-year contract to manage parts distribution and warehousing in the UK for Toyota. The contract will see DHL provide a range of aftermarket services, including distribution of approximately 200,000 lines each year to over 200 authorised repairers and retailers. Deliveries will take place ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"]Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, that ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success

    2016-09-30T15:53:00Z

    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needsIn this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for successPerhaps the truest measure of efficiency and ...

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    Michelin to build major tyre distribution centre in South Carolina

    2016-09-28T13:07:19Z

    French Tyremaker Michelin has confirmed plans to build a highly automated, $270m distribution centre close to Spartanburg, South Carolina to store and deliver tyres for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment in North America. The distribution centre will include five buildings representing a total of around 3.3m sq.ft (306,600 ...

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    Freight audit & pay systems: Making payment less painful

    2016-08-18T15:35:35Z

    Freight audit and pay systems can provide great control over auditing and paying for logistics-related services Got a proper handle on what's going on in your supply chain? FA&P systems could help...Freight audit and pay (FA&P) systems are often used by manufacturers and logistics integrators to process, audit, verify and ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

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    Chinese exports rise in June but finish half-year lower

    2016-07-27T12:06:11Z

    China exported 68,000 vehicles in June – up more than 21% on the previous month. While the overall figure was no higher than in June 2015, exports of passenger cars for the month saw an increase of 13.4% year on year, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). ...

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    Volvo doubles exports through Gothenburg as sales surge

    2016-07-05T11:18:38Z

    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg has reported a doubling in the number of Volvo vehicles exported during the past year. Between June 2015 and May this year, around 170,000 cars were sent out via the port. Volvo’s global sales have reached record levels. The carmaker said 2015 was “a record-breaking year”, ...