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    Mexico conference: Supply base set to grow and deepen


    The automotive supply base in Mexico looks set to enjoy further growth and localisation as carmakers and tier suppliers increase production and sourcing in the country to take advantage of favourable labour costs, falling energy prices, as well as lower logistics and distribution costs for key markets in North America, ...

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    RZD expects dividend from Gefco amid falling Russian market


    Despite a turbulent Russian market, along with slow growth with its main automotive customer, the Gefco Group is expected to remain profitable in 2015 and to yield a dividend to its major shareholder, Russian Railways (RZD). The logistics provider also expects to continue to grow in Russia and former Soviet ...

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    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'


    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, ...

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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report


    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

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    Mexico conference: stronger trade agreements central to auto sector


    At the opening of the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, which took place last week in Mexico City, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo (left), highlighted the importance of global trade agreements and improvements in the movement of goods across the country’s borders for the continued success of the automotive ...

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    Automotive Logistics inaugural Mexico conference on video


    Principal sessions from the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference held last week are now available to view. The event saw a packed attendance and speakers including top political figures such as federal government Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, Miguel Marquez, Governor for the State of Guanajuato, ...

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    Kamontus Nuansrisai moves to new position at Titan-VNS


    Kamontus Nuansrisai has been appointed to the position of transportation manager at Titan-VNS, and will be responsible for transportation activities across all operational areas. Nuansrisai joined the company in early 2014 as transportation manager for the Bang Pla Zone, after roles at Pioneer Air Cargo and DHL, where he held ...

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    Höegh opens office in Mexico; looks for trade and cargo diversity


    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has officially opened an office in Mexico City in a move designed to build on its established import/export trade in the country and take advantage of the opportunities for business that the growing automotive production in the country offers.According to Per Folkesson, president of Region ...

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    Bluegrass Supply Chain Services consolidates business


    Third party logistics provider, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services (BSCS) is combining its three existing locations into one centralised warehouse and corporate office in Bowling Green, Kentucky.The move will bring an additional $5.185m to the region, provide an extra 160,000sq. feet of space, and create 55 new jobs. BSCS provides value ...

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    Georgia ports see growth in all sectors in 2014


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) ended last year with growth across all cargo sectors, including a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, and a 10.2% increase in container handling.The port of Brunswick in particular continued to dominate in automotive and machinery trade after moving 688,575 units for the year. When combined ...

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    Carriers fight Schenker lawsuit and more firms join case


    At the end of 2014 Deutsche Bahn’s logistics subsidiary, Schenker Logistics, announced that it would seek damages of around $2.5 billion from air cargo carriers found guilty of operating a global price-fixing cartel. However, some of the airlines named in the lawsuit have now filed motions to dismiss the action, ...

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    Third model at Kecskemét means more Mercedes exports from Hungary


    Daimler’s Kecskemét plant in Hungary has started making the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake this week, the third model to be produced at the plant since it opened in 2012, and the second to be made there exclusively following the CLA-Class, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2013. The ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Executive changeover at Delphi in Asia Pacific


    Last month saw a number of executive changes at automotive parts supplier Delphi. Eddie Wright, currently regional logistics director, Asia Pacific, for the company, has been promoted to global category director, Electrical/Electronic Components replacing Larry Graves. Wright is moving to Luxembourg to join the Delphi International Procurement Leadership team. Wright ...

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    Höegh ships Hitachi training wagon from Japan to UK


    Höegh Autoliners vessel – Höegh London – has delivered a rail carriage from Kobe in Japan to the port of Tyne in the UK for onward delivery to the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in County Durham, UK. The part assembled train carriage, which will be used for training purposes, travelled ...

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    Car importers protest increased import duties in Kyrgyzstan


    Automotive importers in Kyrgyzstan are urging the country’s government to cancel, or at least postpone, the introduction of a second round of levies on imported cars, which were brought in at the beginning of 2015. The first stage of the increase in duties, which are based on engine capacity, took ...

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    Pathak takes on purchasing responsibilities at Fiat India; Chikhle moves to North America


    Kalpesh Pathak, assistant vice-president of supply chain management at Fiat India Automobiles (left), has taken on purchasing responsibilities for the carmaker, which were previously handled by Sudhir Chikhle.“I am now responsible for FCA [Fiat Chrysler Automobiles] group purchasing activities in India along with supply chain management,” confirmed Pathak. “I am ...

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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014


    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported.Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase of ...

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    ZF Services opens headquarters and logistics centre in Shanghai


    ZF Services (China), the aftermarket division of German automotive components supplier, ZF Friedrichshafen, has recently opened a 7,500 sq.m facility in Shanghai that includes its new headquarters, along with an expanded logistics warehousing centre and remanufacturing base.The company said the base will coordinate all of ZF Services’ business in China ...

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    Justin Newell takes up position at Reliable Carriers


    Following his departure from Porsche Cars North America last September, Justin Newell, formerly manager of vehicle logistics and port operations at the carmaker, has taken up a new role as operations manager at Reliable Carriers, one of North America’s leading enclosed vehicle carriers, based in Canton, Indiana.Newell was with Porsche ...