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    AAPA signs MOU with Green Marine for cleaner ports


    The American Association of Ports Authorities has signed an agreement with Green Marine to advance the environmental sustainability of port and terminal operators. Green Marine is a 70-member voluntary marine industry initiative that aims to develop environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements in areas such as air, land and water emissions. ...

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    US Government shutdown could threaten US ports


    The federal government shutdown in the US, which is moving into to its second week as Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives remain in dispute over president Obama’s healthcare reform, is currently having a minimal impact at US ports that specialise in automotive cargo. This is thanks in ...


    Gaz exports bus chassis to Cuba


    Russian commercial vehicle maker Gaz has begun sending bus chassis to Cuba and expects to deliver 330 by the end of the year. PAZ, a subsidiary of Gaz's Russian Buses division, has sent 210 PAZ-32053 chassis to Cuban bus manufacturer, Caisa, for final assembly and will also be supplying spare ...

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    Amports to develop vehicle terminal at port of Tampa


    The Tampa Port Authority has announced the development of a new vehicle terminal at the port of Tampa, Florida in conjunction with Amports, one of the US’s largest auto-processors. The terminal is expected to attract imported vehicles moving by short-sea shipping from Mexico, as well as US-built exports to the ...

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    Toyota begins Europe exports to North America


    Toyota is now building models of its Yaris compact car in France for export to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, the first ever model to be built in Europe for the North American market. Previously the North American-sold Yaris has only been made in Japan. The 1.5-litre ...

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    Executives on the move: Santiago Castro, Jan Bures, Masamichi Kogai, Alexander Raczynski, Carl Gustaf Göransson, Remco Innemee, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Yutaka Nakagawa, James Squires, Michael McClellan, Je


    Santiago Castro has been appointed sales and exports director for Nissan Latin America and the Caribbean (NLAC). He will report to Jose Roman, managing director for Nissan Latin America and the Caribbean. Nissan's Latin America and the Caribbean division includes 37 countries and during fiscal year 2012 sold ...

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    Global round up: Skoda expands; Gaz starts new LCV; Toyota links with JLR to identify risk; Daimler builds in Bremen; TNT sells China road operations; Toyota Awards; Dayaowan port to get auto hub


    Skoda expands Czech parts centre and production capacity The Volkswagen Group’s Skoda division has started operations at its newly expanded €32m ($41m) parts centre in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech Republic. The company also launched production of a new model at its recently expanded plant in the same city. ...

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    Mexico by land and by sea


    Primary markets and the potential on the rails Short sea horizons/ Mexican road routes Volume, frequency and a turning of the tide ​ ​ The links jump to sections of the article Mexico’s export links to the US are in the balance as the country’s production is set to rise ...

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    Inquiry begins into sinking of Baltic Ace


    Last week’s sinking of the car carrier Baltic Ace following a fatal collision with the container ship Corvus J in the North Sea has resulted in the confirmed deaths of five crewmen with a further six crew members unaccounted for but presumed dead with no further searches ...

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    Hurricane Sandy hits US logistics network


    The devastating arrival of Hurricane Sandy on the US East Coast this week led to the closure of a number of major East Coast ports handling vehicle and container shipments, as well as the closure of road and rail routes inland and disruption to the dealer network. The ...

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    Premium logistics for a premium US service


    Christopher Ludwig talks to Mercedes-Benz USA about the carmaker’s delivery and inventory management challenges in maintaining an efficient spare parts network. A different kind of dealer in the US ; Why not three times a day?; The NAFTA project and sharing truckloads; In-house versus 3PL parts warehouses; Packaging standards and ...

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    North American ports on a rising tide


    New vehicle handling is recovering strongly in North American ports, with OEMs and operators looking to improve processing throughput, scheduling and capacity. But will increases in North American production lead to fewer imports? Additional reporting by Christopher Ludwig. Mexican ports in the lead ; A shifting network ; Premium VPC ...

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    Toyota to shift Japan-made US Yaris exports to Europe


    Starting next May Toyota will build its Yaris models destined for the US, Canada and Puerto Rico in France rather than Japan. The Yaris model is already built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing France (TMMF) near Valenciennes but models exported to North America are currently made at the ...

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    WWL adjusts to a new reality


    In its latest Environmental Sustainability Report, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics reports that it is on track to reduce its “relative greenhouse gas emissions” by 30% by 2015 compared to 2005, through improvements in fleet use, energy efficiency and new vessels. The latter point includes the use of larger ships, as ...

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    Clear port growth could get blurry


    Germany takes the lead Transhipment central in Belgium Balancing flows UK ports rebound Connecting Scandinavia Iberia develops despite tough economy Ups and downs French and Italian ports Ocean carrier strategies Last year was a surprisingly strong year for European new vehicle handling at ports, with particular strength in Germany and ...

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    Latin's America's export engine


    Northbound network Ocean exports Vehicle processing connections The domestic network Overland challenges Zero-damage mindset Mexico is the fastest growing region for vehicle production in North America. While its benefiting from some recovery to its main market in the US, it is also expanding its links to the south in Latin ...

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    Global round up


    Horizon saved from bankruptcyHorizon Lines, the US domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has concluded a comprehensive financial restructuring programme worth $653m to fund ongoing operations and protect the company from bankruptcy. “We now have a new capital structure that eliminates the refinancing uncertainty faced by our company over ...

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    Executives on the move


    As part of a wide-ranging shake up of management positions at Renault-Nissan, Christian Madrus has been appointed the new managing director at the Renault-Nissan Alliance, effective June 1st. Madrus, who has been managing director of Global Alliance Logistics since June 2009, replaces Mouna Sephehri, one of the founding members of ...

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    Geely to double China exports


    Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) is reported to be aiming at doubling its vehicle exports from China this year to between 40,000-50,000 units At a shareholder’s meeting held last week Geely Automobile Holdings Group’s CEO Gui Yuesheng, said the goal would boost total sales to 480,000 from last year’s ...

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    Geely reaches out for help in a global future


    Revising expectations Background and career Exporting cars and kits Building better relationships at sea Shipping contracts Streamlining management Geely’s global exports and presence had been small outside China before the Volvo purchase, but it has plans to grow significantly in emerging markets around the world. Namrita Chow caught up with ...