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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East


    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    Rival operators benefit from Horizon Lines break up


    The business of US domestic container shipping company Horizon Lines is being sold off to rivals Matson and The Pasha Group.Matson is buying Horizon’s Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities for $69.2m plus the repayment of outstanding debt. The Pasha Group has bought Horizon’s Hawaii operations ...

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    Horizon Lines makes Rubin permanent CEO and president


    US domestic ocean forwarder, Horizon Lines, has elected Steven Rubin as its permanent president and CEO. Rubin was has been filling the roles on an interim basis for the past two months. He is also director of the company, a position to which he was appointed in 2011.“Throughout this interim ...

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    Ukraine’s Kraz to launch SKD assembly of vehicles in Bolivia


    Ukrainian vehicle maker Kraz is planning to launch production in Bolivia from semi-knocked down (SKD) imports according to representatives at the company. The plant will assemble trucks, passenger vehicles and vehicles for the military. The project is currently in the final stage of negotiations according to Kraz.During bilateral talks between ...

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    Georgia ports post record throughput in fiscal '14


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the southern US has recorded processing more than 700,000 vehicles and machinery units in its results for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), with the majority handled by the port of Brunswick’s dedicated Colonel’s Island automotive and machinery terminal. Brunswick ...

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    A logistics drinking tour


    Mexico conjures up many vivid and often contrasting images; from pristine Caribbean beaches to brazen kidnappings and violence; from the crowded streets of Mexico City to open, unspoilt desert landscapes. For the automotive industry, the country has attracted billions of dollars in investment even as many executives worry about cargo ...

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    Toyota move will unite supply chain management in Texas


    Toyota’s decision to build a new headquarters in Texas for its North American corporate functions will bring together for the first time much of the region’s top management for inbound, outbound and spare parts logistics. Toyota’s chief executive and logistics managers expect that this proximity will allow for better collaboration ...

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    Toyota begins Corolla exports from Mississippi


    [sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Toyota has announced the start of exports of the Corolla from its US facility in Mississippi to Central and South America, and to the Caribbean.“The export of Mississippi-built Corollas directly supports 2,000 Toyota jobs, keeps our plant running at optimal capacity and increases opportunities for our suppliers and ...

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    Giving investors safe harbour in Brazil


    Brazil has passed legislation to loosen terminal concession rules and encourage more private investment. However, it looks unlikely to be plain sailing aheadBrazil is widely viewed as having insufficient port capacity, with bottlenecks often constraining imports and exports. The country’s major port of Santos, in São Paulo state, faces heavy ...

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    Sulphur limits: cleaning up shipping or going overboard?


    With new limits on sulphur emissions coming into force for much of northern Europe and North America next year, shipping operators are trying to comply in ways as sustainable for costs as for the environment.Come January 1st 2015, parts of the shipping world will not be the same again. On ...

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    Toyota begins Highlander exports from US to global markets


    Toyota has begun exporting Highlander SUVs from the US to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – the first time the model has been exported from North America to those markets. Previously exports of the Highlander to those markets were supplied from Japan.The vehicles are manufactured at the carmaker’s ...

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    ​Jaxport extends contract with Trailer Bridge


    The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has signed a new ten-year lease with Trailer Bridge, which offers vehicle and cargo shipping to and from North America, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, to include two additional five-year options. Trailer Bridge has operated at Jaxport since the company was founded in 1991.“We ...

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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 petrol-fuelled ...

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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 routesVolume, frequency and a turning of the tide​​The links jump to sections of the articleMexico’s export links to the US are in the balance as the country’s production is set to rise and OEMs consider rail and ...