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    FVL conference: Worries over rail service and driver shortages


    While sales and production of new vehicles in North America still growing, there are lingering worries that logistics options are not keeping up with volume or the higher complexity. Although the situation has improved somewhat this year, rail velocity and cycle times are still behind their historic levels, while a ...

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    A tale of two seasons for North American vehicle logistics


    The 6th annual FVL North America conference brought together 350 delegates to sunny California, where they discussed the lingering chill of winter affecting the logistics network, at the same time that sales and investment in the sector continue to sizzleAdditional reporting by Marcus Williams and Rachael HoggIt was the best ...

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    FVL conference: VW’s revival plan depends on reliable logistics


    The Volkswagen Group’s aggressive plans for plant capacity expansion and new model launches in North America, on which it is pinning its hopes to reverse declining sales in the US, will test the carmaker’s logistics network and logistics providers, according to Jan Bures (pictured left), executive vice-president of aftersales and ...

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    FVL conference: rail providers and carmakers moving past the ‘angry phase’


    Following nearly 18 months of considerable disturbances on the North American rail network, including severe weather issues, labour disputes and demand surges in unexpected areas, railroad providers are investing large amounts in rolling stock, infrastructure improvements and new track as they strive to meet demand and regain business lost to ...

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    East Malaysian logistics hub is first step in Honda expansion plans


    Honda’s division in Malaysia has opened a logistics hub in Kota Kinabalu in the east of the country which it said will cut vehicle delivery times to dealers there by a third. It is the first step in the carmaker’s expansion plans into the east of Malaysia, which were first ...

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    Kintetsu completes buyout of APL Logistics


    Kintetsu World Express has completed its purchase of APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. As reported in February this year the Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors ...

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    GAC develops services in US for automotive sector


    Shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC, is opening four new offices in the US that it said will provide customers, including those in the domestic and international automotive sector, with coverage in key logistics hubs.GAC North America – Logistics has set up the offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and ...

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    VW China opens latest plant in Changsha


    Volkswagen’s joint venture in China with SAIC – Shanghai VW – has inaugurated its 20th facility in the country in the southern city of Changsha, a move that VW Group China’s president and CEO, Prof. Dr Jochem Heitzmann, said would improve the quality of the supply chain in the ...

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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia


    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...

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    Volvo starts vehicle exports from China to US


    Volvo has started volume exports of the S60 Inscription sedan from its Chengdu plant in China to the US. The Inscription is a US-tailored version of the Volvo S60L sedan and this year the carmaker expects to ship 2,000 units of the model to the US. A spokesperson for Volvo ...

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    Vessel agreement to benefit parts shipments between Asia and South America


    Maersk Line has recently signed a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for trade between Asia and the east coast of South America.Maersk said the trade lane was key for the transport of automobile parts and electronics and that the agreement would improve ...

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    Barcelona stays at the top as Spain's main automotive port


    Latest figures provided by the Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC) for vehicle movements through the country's national ports shows that 86% of all finished vehicles built locally are exported. Of the 2.4m vehicles produced last year – which was the best for the past five years, with ...

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    Transcorr merging with Venture Transport in US


    US road hauler Transcorr is merging with rival trucking company Venture Logistics in a move that will bring improvements in service for both companies’ automotive tier one customers, according to Michael Meier, Transcorr’s CEO.The details of the merger, which was signed at the beginning of May, remain confidential but Transcorr ...

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    Geert Bruyneel moves to Asia role at Volvo Cars


    Geert Bruyneel, who is currently vice president of supplier quality and logistics at Volvo Cars, is moving to a new role at the carmaker in August this year as vice president for purchasing and manufacturing in Asia.His role in Europe will be taken over by Anders Svensson, who has held ...

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    Hyundai opens green logistics centre in Philippines


    Hyundai’s local division in the Philippines – Hyundai Asia Resources – has opened a new multi-million dollar logistics and vehicle preparation centre at Calamba, in the Laguna province. The 10-hectare Hyundai Logistics Centre (HLC) will store both finished vehicles and parts, with capacity for 2,400 vehicles.Imported vehicles delivered to the ...

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    Mazda chooses Thailand as distribution hub for ASEAN region


    Mazda has opened a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Thailand and has designated the country as its main hub for ASEAN exports. The centre in Samut Prakan, in the Bangna district, has been set up by Mazda Logistics & Yusen (Asia), a joint venture between Mazda Sales Thailand and Yusen ...

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    VW opens PDC in Bangalore to enhance service to southern India


    Volkswagen has opened a regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore that will serve 67 dealerships in the southern states with a one-day delivery time.The carmaker has invested $4.7m in the 5,000 sq.m facility, which was built in 10 months. It is working with logistics provider Kuehne + Nagle India ...

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    India increases number of vehicle importing ports


    The Indian government has increased the number of ports through which finished vehicle volumes can be imported from 12 to 14, with the addition of Kattupalli port and APM Terminals Pipavav. The move follows a notification from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry amending the country’s import policy and ...

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    TOC Logistics to offer customs broker services this year


    TOC Logistics International, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and independent air carrier that provides supply chain network management and freight forwarding for tier one automotive suppliers, has announced it is adding customs brokerage to its service offering following a reported 50% growth in business over the past year.It will ...

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    Packing a punch in Mexico


    Mexico’s rise is bringing growth in packaging supply and solutions, but a lack of standards could put supply chain efficiency at risk.Mexico is one of the hottest countries for automotive production growth right now, and the staggering increase of automotive production in the country has touched every aspect of the ...