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  • Report suggests US is reviewing its trade deal with South Korea

    April 19, 2017

    US vice-president Mike Pence (pictured) has indicated during his visit to South Korea that the trade deal between the two countries is under review and could be reformed, according to a Reuters report. The deal, which came into effect in 2012, has had a positive impact on US vehicle exports to South Korea, with volumes …

  • China conference: Fast lane to the future

    April 18, 2017

    China is predicted to hit sales of 40m vehicles by 2025 with a greater product and technology mix, more advanced manufacturing and as a global export centre. To get there, it will need even more efficient and diverse logistics services and modes. Christopher Ludwig and Marcus Williams report on signs of progress and challenges from …

  • China conference: in-house competence propels Volvo and Continental’s logistics

    April 18, 2017

    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 essential to keeping up. Few …

  • China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    April 18, 2017

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes. That is because the company has already put …

  • China trucking: From overloaded to under capacity

    April 10, 2017

    China’s new road transport rules are prompting an evolution in the country’s vehicle logistics as suppliers redefine their networks to cope with changing truck limits – but investment is likely to be slow In this story… A new phase for car carriers The capacity hit A centrist view  Levelling the playing field  The threat of inconsistency Even …

  • In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    April 5, 2017

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead… making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. China sales have been accelerating. The US and Europe, …

  • Groupe PSA report part 3: Connecting a supply chain par excellence

    March 31, 2017

      PSA’s vision of end-to-end supply chain planning will help support its global expansion and acquisition of Opel, as the combined operations roll out some 59 new model launches by 2021 Francesca Gamboni seems an excellent senior management fit at Carlos Tavares’s re-energised PSA. Tavares, himself Portuguese and a long-time Renault executive, also wanted to …

  • ATI invests in multi-level car park to deal with Philippine imports

    March 22, 2017

    Asian Terminals (ATI), the Philippine port operator and developer, is investing 1.3 billion Philippine pesos ($25.8m) in a five-level vehicle storage facility at the port of Batangas to handle continued growth in imports of vehicles to the country. Batangas port accounts for the majority of the country’s annual car imports and last year handled more …

  • OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    February 8, 2017

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of Toronto and adds to our …

  • ThyssenKrupp adds to parts production in China and Hungary

    February 8, 2017

    German tier supplier ThyssenKrupp has announced plans to build two new plants in China and Hungary to manufacture more than 11m springs and stabilisers a year. In China, the group will begin construction this year of a factory in Pinghu, near Shanghai, with output starting in 2018. The site will produce 5m springs and stabilisers …