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  • Renault steps up exports of vehicles and components from Russia 

    April 18, 2017

    Renault is looking to conduct its first exports of Russian-made vehicles to six Gulf countries this year, Andrey Pankov, director general of Renault Russia, has revealed. Speaking at a press conference in early April, Pankov said the company was continuously seeking to develop exports of both finished vehicles and components to countries outside the CIS …

  • Local assembly for new PSA SUVs in Vietnam

    February 22, 2017

    French carmaker PSA Group has signed a contract with Vietnam’s Truong Hai Auto Corp (Thaco) for the local assembly and marketing of two new Peugeot SUV models from imported complete knockdown (CKD) kits starting in October this year. In total 27,000 cars will be produced in Thaco’s plant in Chulai in Quang Nam Province between …

  • NYK sets up joint venture for inland services in Vietnam

    December 14, 2016

    NYK has signed a joint venture in Vietnam to provide inland finished vehicle logistics services. The Japanese company will hold an 80% share in a joint venture with local provider Vietnam Ocean Shipping Agency (VOSA), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines. The joint venture will be called NYK Auto Logistics Vietnam (NALV) and …

  • K Line joint venture to provide total logistics service in Vietnam

    November 8, 2016

    Global maritime logistics provider Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Vietnamese logistics company Gemadept Corp have formed a joint venture based in Ho Chi Minh offering ‘total’ automotive logistics services. The K Line-Gemadept Logistics Company (KGL), as the JV has been called, has secured a 20,000 sq.m vehicle processing facility within an industrial park near the …

  • NYK extends its scope in East Africa and Asia

    October 18, 2016

    NYK Group has signed an agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Toyota Tsusho to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics, a new joint venture in Kenya to handle imported vehicles. By the end of this year, the new joint venture will offer a variety of services at the port of Mombasa, including inland transport, …

  • Vietnam retains controversial import policy

    July 26, 2016

    Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to keep in place a controversial policy allowing only the authorised dealers of foreign carmakers to import vehicles. The policy, which first became mandatory in June 2011 and was due to expire this month, applies to all vehicles with fewer than nine seats. The policy was put in place to …