North America

  • CassensTransport
    News

    Lisa Shashek takes over as head of Cassens Transport

    2019-07-30T13:48:00Z

    Lisa Shashek has replaced Richard Suhre as president and CEO of US vehicle carrier Cassens Transport, with Brian Suhre becoming executive vice-president and chief operating officer. Throughout her career, Shashek has been involved in several areas of corporate and terminal operations at Cassens. She served ...

  • Baltimore port
    Article

    Baltimore and Jacksonville handling higher vehicle volumes

    2019-07-24T13:15:00Z

    The busiest vehicle-handling ports in the US, Baltimore and Jacksonville, have reported gains in the first half of 2019, through higher import and export volumes. Baltimore has seen an increase of 8% compared with the same period last year, handling roughly 428,000 units between January and June. It reported record figures for March, with more than 59,000 vehicles processed, plus around 95,500 units of agricultural and construction equipment. The latest figures continue the growth the port has seen over the last eight years…

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    Article

    North American ports go in search of the promised land

    2019-07-08T14:56:00Z

    US east coast ports have been grabbing land to handle increased volumes while some on the west coast deal with dramatic volume fluctuations. In Mexico, meanwhile, private investment is helping to deal with congestion. Marcus Williams reports on the performance of North American vehicle handling ports in 2018

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    Article

    Nissan North America: On track to cut container pool shrinkage

    2019-06-25T15:20:00Z

    Anthony Brownlow, Nissan North America. Credit: NNA Container pool shrinkage is an issue that has a costly impact on OEMs and tier suppliers across the automotive industry. At various points in the extended supply chains which support today’s vehicle manufacturing operations, containers go missing, are misused ...

  • BMW plant, Spartanburg
    News

    BMW to collaborate with Braidy Atlas on US aluminium supply

    2019-05-14T15:25:00Z

    BMW has signed an agreement for the sustainable supply of aluminium to its US assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, with Braidy Atlas, the joint venture between metal suppliers, Braidy Industries and Russia’s United Company Rusal. Following a $200m investment from Rusal, Braidy Atlas is building ...

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    Article

    Challenging times for US car carriers

    2019-05-02T12:28:00Z

    Despite some recent legislative wins on permissible overhangs, rig length and adaptable trailers, the US car-carrier sector continues to face a number of operational challenges, including a capacity squeeze, more demanding customers and downward price pressure

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    Article

    Working together to drive out disruption

    2019-05-01T16:02:00Z

    In the context of testing trade relations and new technology in supply chains, finished vehicle logistics providers need to work out how to position themselves for the future, delegates heard at April’s FVL North America conference in Huntington Beach, California

  • SpringHillEngine16
    Article

    ITC report outlines pros and cons of USMCA

    2019-05-01T09:43:00Z

    The proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is likely to lead to an increase in automotive components production within the US, which will also increase the automotive sector’s net employment by more than 28,000 full-time jobs, according to new report from the International Trade Commission (ITC) looking into the likely effects ...

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    Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

    2019-04-30T15:18:00Z

    Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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    Article

    Toyota merges production and service parts logistics in North America

    2019-01-28T12:09:00Z

    Toyota is comprehensively realigning its production and service parts organisation in North America with an integrated supply chain division as part of its overall One Toyota initiative, designed to improve customer service and cost efficiency. The carmaker is merging its Logistics Control function with Service Parts and Accessories in ...