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    Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

    2020-02-12T10:47:00Z

    Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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    UK tax on US tech firms could backfire on car industry

    2020-01-29T09:31:00Z

    The UK government’s commitment to a 2% tax on the sales of US technology giants, including Apple, Amazon and Facebook, could lead to retaliatory taxes on the UK automotive industry, which exported more than 221,000 finished vehicles to the US last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…

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    Control what you can in Mexico, says RPS

    2020-01-22T10:07:00Z

    Royal Power Solutions (RPS) vice-president of supply chain Kevin Reed (pictured) believes medium-sized suppliers should find a reason for entry and control what they can when deciding to expand into Mexico…

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    Senate vote on USMCA a step closer to trade certainty

    2020-01-21T11:10:00Z

    In a step closer to a working United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the US Senate has approved the trade deal with an 89-10 vote. The deal replaces the 25-year old North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)…

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    Sato sets up auto-ID services in Guanajuato

    2019-12-17T15:12:00Z

    Labelling provider Sato has set up a division in Guanajuato, Mexico focused on the automotive industry…

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    Agreement on USMCA promises to remove trade uncertainty

    2019-12-11T15:01:00Z

    The US, Mexico and Canada have finalised the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is to replace the existing North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)…

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    SSI Schaefer extends automotive offering

    2019-11-05T10:00:00Z

    Reusable packaging systems company SSI Schaefer will provide design, manufacturing and distribution support to large industrial manufacturers, with an emphasis on the automotive industry…

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    Philaport opens vehicle terminal with Glovis America

    2019-10-31T16:51:00Z

    The US port of Philadelphia (Philaport) has officially opened a $110m vehicle terminal at the Southport Marine Terminal Complex – the first terminal to be opened at the port for 45 years…

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    Johan de Nysschen returns to VW as regional COO in North America

    2019-10-24T16:01:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has appointed Johan de Nysschen as chief operating officer (COO) for its North America region.

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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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    FVL Import Export: 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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    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

    2019-04-03T15:10:00Z

    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 ...