February 25, 2009
Toyota stores unsold cars aboard ship
Toyota is currently renting a ship in the Swedish port of Malmö: to store 2,500 unsold autos.
"It's an emergency measure that we had to take due to storage space issues," EUobserver reports Toyota press spokeswoman Anne Gaublomme as saying. "Our vehicle logistics center in Malmö had reached a maximum capacity as core sales in the region have decreased recently."
EUobserver says the decision to store the cars aboard a Wallenius Wilhelmsen car carrier was made last month when Malmö port facility reached its limit of 12,000 cars.
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