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  • Port throughputs

    News » Iquique carves out role in Chilean automotive import sector

    November 20th 2017 The Chilean port of Iquique has unloaded nearly 8,000 finished vehicles in the last 15 days, headed to dealers in the local area, according to reports in the local maritime information source Mundo Maritimo. The vehicles were processed by terminal operator Iquique Terminal Internacional (ITI) and moved to the dealers through the Iquique Free Zone […]
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  • Export trends

    News » Russian carmakers to export vehicles to Latin America

    November 20th 2017 Russian carmakers UAZ and GAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Latin America early next year. Andrey Dorofeev, director of UAZ’s export department, said the carmaker planned to export several trial batches of its Patriot SUV model to Mexico in the coming two months and would also make some trial shipments to Chile in 2018. The […]
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  • Port developments

    News » Jaxport to boost car handling capacity by 25%

    November 20th 2017 The US port of Jacksonville in Florida is adding 40 hectares of processing and storage space at the Dames Point Marine Terminal. Construction will begin in January. The port authority (Jaxport) said it would be a multi-million-dollar expansion, supported mostly by private investment but with some government funding. In the first phase of the project, […]
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  • Automotive Logistics Awards - Europe

    News » New awards celebrate excellence and innovation in automotive supply chains

    November 17th 2017 The Automotive Logistics Group, which publishes the highly respected Automotive Logistics magazine as well as organising a series of global logistics conferences, has today announced the launch of an exciting new awards scheme for the automotive supply chain management sector. The Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2018 will recognise and reward excellence and innovation, celebrating high […]
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  • Trading performance

    News » WWL reports positive third quarter thanks to ocean trade and cargo mix

    November 17th 2017 Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has reported strong results for the third quarter this year thanks to what it called “continued positive development in ocean volumes and cargo mix” across global lanes, including shipments of mining equipment. The company also said that progress was being made in its organisational restructuring and procurement, which is helping it […]
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  • Joint ventures

    News » PSA Group signs agreement to create manufacturing facilities in Algeria

    November 15th 2017 PSA Group has signed an agreement in Algeria for a production joint venture in which it will invest €100m ($118m) and take a 49% interest. The agreement was signed as part of the France-Algeria joint economic committee (COMEFA), in the presence of Youcef Yousfi, Algerian minister of industry and mining, and Bruno Le Maire, French […]
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  • Production developments

    News » VW to invest €560m in Argentina plant to serve South American markets

    November 15th 2017 Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €560m ($660m) in its Pacheco plant in Argentina over the next five years, as it prepares it for 2020 production of a new SUV targeting the South American market. The new vehicle project will create 2,500 jobs at the plant, which was first opened in 1995. The design, size […]
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  • Air freight

    News » Agility flies Maserati Gran Turismos to Japan with AirBridgeCargo

    November 15th 2017 Agility Logistics has chartered Russian air transport provider AirBridgeCargo to move 28 Maserati Gran Turismo cars from Italy for delivery to customers in Japan. The Maserati cars were loaded onto a Boeing 747 freighter at Malpensa airport in Milan and flown to Narita airport in Tokyo, with a stop en route at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport […]
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  • People moves

    News » Maurer moves to head role at PE Automotive

    November 15th 2017 Commercial vehicle spare parts maker PE Automotive has appointed Ralf Maurer (pictured) as its managing director and chairman. He will take up the role at the beginning of March next year and moves from the management board of vehicle spare parts supplier, Europart, where he is responsible for inventory management, sourcing and pricing. Maurer has […]
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  • Automotive Logistics India summit

    News » APL Logistics Vascor expands rake capacity to encourage take-up of rail

    November 15th 2017 APL Logistics Vascor Automotive, the automotive logistics joint venture, will add more finished vehicle carrying rail rakes to its operating fleet next year, bringing the total in use to 15 from just 3 at the start. The move was revealed by Vascor CEO, Bill Garrett (pictured, sitting right), speaking at the recent Automotive Logistics India summit […]
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