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Nissan appoints WWL as outbound logistics provider in Chennai, India

2009-10-09
WWL undertakes yard management for Nissan's new plant in India and its entire domestic dealer delivery.

Nissan has awarded Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in India a contract to provide yard management services and inland transport for vehicles destined for the domestic market from Nissan's vehicle manufacturing plant in Chennai, India.

From May 2010, Nissan's Chennai plant will start with an annual production capacity of 200,000 vehicles. WWL will work closely with local trucking and logistics companies to develop the most optimal vehicle distribution network in India.

The deal cements WWL's competence as a global logistics supplier and marks a milestone in the company's business development in India, regarded as one of today's most vibrant and promising economies.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (India) Pvt Ltd was founded in January 2009 to establish a long term presence in India covering the company's five product portfolio: Ocean Transportation, Terminal Services, Technical Services, Inland Distribution and Supply Chain Management (SCM).

WWL has worldwide experience in inland logistics for finished automobiles, RoRo and break-bulk cargo. The company has been responsible for the entire distribution of finished vehicles for Nissan and Infiniti in the US, Mexico and Canada. The scope of services starts from the end of the assembly line all the way to dealer delivery. The company intends to use the experience it has gained working with Nissan in the Americas and build on that success for the Indian Market.

WWL (India) opened a new office in the central business district of Chennai in July 2009 to support this project, and the expansion of all five of its products with customers and suppliers across India.

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