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    Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

    2019-08-21T11:18:00Z

    Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country. While Ford is ...

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    Sizing up growth opportunities in a changing market

    2019-08-13T15:21:00Z

    US ports and logistics providers are being challenged by a consumer shift towards bigger vehicles, while OEMs are operating under the shadow of global trade wars. Speakers at the 2019 FVL Import Export in Baltimore discussed the obstacles and the opportunities

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    Fire on K-Line car carrier forces crew to abandon ship

    2019-06-19T12:58:00Z

    The K-Line car carrier Diamond Highway has been abandoned by crew in the South China Sea following a fire that broke out aboard the vessel on the June 15, according to the Philippine Coast Guard…

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    From the industry

    Canadian Pacific: Ready to roll

    2019-06-18T08:48:00Z

    In an oversold market with virtually no space left for development, Canadian Pacific (CP) is using its strategic land holdings to increase capacity, alleviate congestion and capture new business from vehicle-makers shipping to and from Vancouver, with the opening of its new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC)… 

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    Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

    2019-05-22T10:13:00Z

    OEMs, parts manufacturers and sector bodies have all strongly criticised Donald Trump’s pronouncement that he is considering levying duties as high as 25% on imports of vehicles and parts into the US. Trump has this week said he would delay any imposition of duties ...

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    Market sharing: New rental platform for underused trucks

    2019-05-20T09:38:00Z

    Uber and Airbnb have led the way in the sharing economy, but Ryder has now launched an asset-sharing platform for commercial vehicles

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    Electra Meccanica ships Solo from China to North America

    2019-04-15T12:26:00Z

    The Canadian electric vehicle startup has contracted Crane Worldwide to manage its exports from Chongqing to the US and Canada

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    FVL North America Awards finalists revealed

    2019-04-03T15:10:59Z

    img class="wp-image-156501 alignright" The finalists in the inaugural Finished Vehicle Logistics North America Awards have been announced following a tough judging process by an unrivalled panel of independent industry experts, including representatives from carmakers, logistics providers and transport associations. The awards, which are organised into ten separate categories, celebrate excellence ...

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    Mercedes-Benz test drives port in Canada

    2019-03-27T10:20:18Z

    German OEM Mercedes-Benz is testing the logistics of a new vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. It has been set up as an alternative to the much-used nearby port of Vancouver, and Mercedes-Benz will utilise the VPC to serve the Canadian province of British ...

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    Little takes over as MD at Evolution Time Critical

    2019-03-20T10:08:02Z

    Graham Little (pictured) has taken over as MD at emergency logistics provider Evolution Time Critical, replacing Brad Brennan, who is moving to join a newly-formed advisory board set up by Evolution’s parent company, Metro Supply Chain Group, on April 1. The Canadian third-party logistics provider acquired Evolution Time Critical back ...

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    Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

    2019-03-04T16:18:49Z

    Tesla is closing all of its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model in an effort to lower overheads and find cost efficiencies across the business. The carmaker hopes this will help it to deliver its Model 3 product at a lower price of $35,000 (£26,400) and therefore ...

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    Automotive industry condemns tariff ‘secrecy’

    2019-02-20T15:01:09Z

    Automotive sector bodies from the US and overseas have rounded on the US Department of Commerce for not giving them access to its report for Donald Trump about possible duties on imports of automotive goods. Trump requested the report in May last year as part of a Section 232 investigation, ...

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    Porsche builds Canadian PDC in Mississauga

    2019-02-20T10:36:55Z

    Porsche is to establish its first parts distribution centre (PDC) in Canada to supply 19 Porsche service centres across the country. The 16,000 sq.m facility will be based in Mississauga, adjacent to Toronto, and will supply parts by ground and air. Operations are scheduled to begin in October. “Following an ...

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    Linamar CEO warns of Trump's metal tariffs

    2019-02-12T15:07:51Z

    The head of Canada’s second largest auto parts maker Linamar says she is concerned no one is talking about the impact steel and aluminium import duties are having on North American companies. Initially imposed by US President Donald Trump at 25% for steel and 10% for aluminium, Canada retaliated ...

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    Mexico stays strong in the face of adversity

    2019-02-06T11:14:55Z

    Mexico is holding onto its position as a top-ten global automotive manufacturer and exporter despite a variety of challenges, including the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the occurrence of severe weather events and a worsening domestic security situation. Eduardo Solis, executive president of the Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz ...

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    Contrasting trends mark Mexico's car market

    2018-12-19T14:53:05Z

    Domestic sales of light vehicles are down, exports are up, while production is little changed. These are the key trends in recent months to emerge from the latest survey of the Mexican market by the country’s sector body AMIA. The 1.28m vehicles sold in the year to November represented a ...

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    GM to close seven plants next year

    2018-11-28T10:51:43Z

    GM has announced it will close three of its North American assembly plants next year along with two transmission plants, resulting in the loss of over 14,000 jobs. It also has plans to shut two additional plants outside North America by the end of 2019, following this year's closure of ...

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    Costly USMCA rules ‘may prove unworkable’ for supply chains

    2018-11-21T12:51:00Z

    Complying with the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces Nafta will be expensive for those in the automotive supply chain and could prove unworkable for some, according to John Bozzella (pictured), president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers in the US. Details in the draft accord include ...

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    Bigger vehicles, bigger challenges

    2018-11-02T16:56:20Z

    Last year, GM sold around 3m vehicles in the US, with roughly 775,000 imported from Canada and Mexico and the rest coming from around the world, mainly from South Korea, China and Europe. Combining deep-sea and short-sea volumes, the carmaker used seaports to receive close to 200,000 vehicles into the ...

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    The future of logistics?

    2018-10-01T15:31:00Z

    A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change. By loading ...