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    BLG expands parts logistics activity in Bremen for Daimler


    German logistics provider BLG has added a further 28,000 sq.m to its automotive parts facilities in Bremen following the transfer of space at the Freight Village GVZ by real estate developer Panattoni Europe. It brings BLG’s total footprint at the GVZ facilities to more than 200,000 sq.m, across three ...

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    JLR targets Slovakia for plant, citing supply chain and logistics benefits


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government to build its next assembly facility in Nitra, choosing the central European location over others in Europe, the US and Mexico for a 300,000-unit per year factory.In a statement, JLR confirmed that it had chosen the ...

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    AM General begins contract production of Merc R-Class in Indiana


    US specialist vehicle maker, AM General, has begun contract production of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class vehicles at its commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. Assembly began officially on Tuesday, August 11th. Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) signed an agreement with AM General at the beginning of the year making it the first ...

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    DNB reports positive outlook for car carrier sector


    Norwegian investment bank, DNB Markets, has reported a brighter outlook for the maritime car carrier sector as a result of slower fleet growth and rising demand, factors it said that have led to better vessel utilisation. In a report seen by analyst firm IHS Maritime, DNB stated that the market ...


    Kamarajar now leading automotive port on India's east coast


    Competition to handle export vehicles from India's east coast is hotting up with the announcement that Kamarajar port (formerly Ennore port) has edged head of the port of Chennai to become the most important new vehicles handling facility. The news follows the announcement last month that L&T Ports, which operates ...

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    GM invests in Flint plant upgrade with benefits for inbound


    GM has announced plans to invest $877m at Flint, the OEM’s oldest assembly plant in North America in an major overhaul that promises to reduce handling and the time it takes to ship parts inbound. As part of the plans GM is building a new body shop for the assembly ...

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    WWL ALS shifts heavy loads to South Africa from France and China


    WWL’s Abnormal Loads Services division has recently made a couple of substantial construction equipment moves to South Africa from France and China. In the first move the division moved an 810-tonne mining excavator from Leibherr’s factory in Colmar to its destination in Durban for the mining company Kumba Iron Ore. ...

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    Auto supply chain dispute a factor in failure of TPP talks


    Last week’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which were held in Hawaii, failed to find resolution, partially because of a dispute over vehicle trade between North American and Japan related to NAFTA rules of origin. The TPP negotiations are an effort by 12 nations trading on the Pacific Rim to ...

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    Robert Fink leads Surgere expansion in India


    Robert Fink, director of technology and performance at Surgere, will lead a new team in India, under Surgere Advanced Technologies (SAT), as the company expands its automotive manufacturing support.Fink joined the Surgere executive team in November 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience in technology management. Before his ...

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    GPA and CSX port at Chatsworth will have direct rail link to Savannah


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and North American rail provider CSX have signed an agreement with local government bodies in the US state to set up an inland port at Chatsworth in Murray County. The Appalachian Regional Port will have direct rail links to Georgia’s port of Savannah and will support ...

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    Inbound problems force shutdown at AvtoVaz; Andersson vows to overhaul supplier base


    Russian vehicle maker AvtoVaz has been forced to stop production at its plant in Togliatti because of inbound supply problems that will halt assembly for three weeks. The company is now planning to get rid of the problem suppliers within the month, according to the company’s president Bo Andersson. The ...

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    Cummins opens global aftermarket logistics hub in Singapore


    Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast ...

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    GM and SAIC to build small cars for emerging markets; GM restructures in India


    General Motors has announced that it will develop a new range of small cars featuring high levels of technology, in partnership with China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The new cars, based on a common architecture, will be built and sold under the Chevrolet brand in China, Brazil, India, Mexico ...

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    Russia may extend transport subsidies to ocean trade


    Russia is looking to extend the subsidies it provides for the movement of finished vehicle volumes within the country to the ocean transport sector, in addition to rail, as carmakers continue to struggle with the downturn in the domestic market. Following an agreement established in 2010, the government subsidises vehicle ...

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    Mitsubishi to end US production, switch to exports from Japan


    Mitsubishi Motors is ending production of its Outlander Sport model in the US by November this year. The carmaker’s division there – Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) – makes the vehicle at its only plant in the country, located at Normal, Illinois. Production is now expected to switch to its ...

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    American hauliers: Adding up the miles


    Constraints on rail capacity and changing demand could see road hauliers covering greater distances, as well as facing greater challengesThe fact that the majority of volume vehicle movements in North America use rail – perhaps for 70-75% of miles covered, by some estimates – would suggest that most truck deliveries ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest “several hundred million” in global logistics realignment


    [Updated July 30th] Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a multi-million euro investment in the realignment of its global logistics organisation that will involve both inbound and outbound flows and incorporate the supply chain management unit within its central production organisation. “Our investment of several hundred million euros in our supply ...

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    Ceva Logistics becomes exclusive transport provider for Mazda Australia


    Mazda’s division in Australia has awarded two new contracts for finished vehicle services to Ceva Logistics, making it the exclusive provider of transport services for the carmaker in the country. Ceva will manage the movement of Mazda vehicles from their arrival at port to delivery at dealerships in Victoria, South ...

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    DHL launches cross border LTL service between US and Mexico


    [This story was updated on Thursday 23rd July] DHL’s freight handling division, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a less-than-container load (LTL) service between the US and Mexico that it said has already been adopted by the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors, among others.Han Roest, global sector head of automotive at ...

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    Cadillac to export exclusive ATS and CTS V-series to Japan


    GM’s Cadillac division is supplementing the supply of its US-made luxury sports sedans, the ATS and CTS, in Japan, and will export small volumes of the V-series versions of the cars there subject to demand. The high performance cars are made at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan. ...