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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 planned. The ...

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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 storm, ...

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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 returnable loops;Can't just throw money at ...

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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 operations;Ford looks to software improvements;3PL ...

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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 Toyota ...

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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 BelgiumBalancing flowsUK ports reboundConnecting ScandinaviaIberia develops despite tough economyUps and downsFrench and Italian portsOcean carrier strategiesLast year was a surprisingly strong year for European new vehicle handling at ports, with particular strength in Germany and surprising resilience even in hard-hit Spain. But increasing ...

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    Latin's America's export engine


    Northbound networkOcean exportsVehicle processing connectionsThe domestic networkOverland challengesZero-damage mindsetMexico 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 America, reports Anthony CoiaMexican automotive production ...

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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 figure ...

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    Geely reaches out for help in a global future


    Revising expectationsBackground and careerExporting cars and kitsBuilding better relationships at seaShipping contractsStreamlining managementGeely’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 the woman in charge of international ...

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    Executives on the move


    Toyota Motor Sales USA has appointed Randy Pflughaupt, formerly group vice president for Toyota marketing, as group vice president, sales administration in a role that will involve Toyota Logistics Services. He will succeed Bill Fay who has moved from sales administration to a new position as group vice president. Nancy ...

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    Vehicles in the box come out of the closet


    Container growth for smaller volume destinationsA more frequent service Ro-ro vs container: the cost equationMoving vehicles in containers door to doorMoving vehicles by containers is becoming more common for shipping vehicles in lower volumes and higher frequencies, particularly to and from developing markets. But the potential benefit might be farther ...

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    Hoegh targets ro-ro in Russia


    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has held an official reception to mark the opening of its first office in Russia and to present the company’s ro-ro services to customers in the country, including the new build 228m vessel M/V Hoegh St.Petersburg, a model of which was on display at the ...

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    Risk report warns of underinvestment


    The risk of another collapse in asset prices, mounting government debt, the spread of chronic diseases – these were some of the gruesome highlights out of the “Global Risks 2010” report published last week by the World Economic Forum. While the report’s authors stressed the “interconnectedness” of each risk to ...

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    Honda Indiana exports Civics to wider markets


    Honda’s Greensburg plant in Indiana has shipped its first units of the Civic sedan to Mexico as part of a wider export strategy that also includes markets in Latin America as well as the Caribbean and US territories in Puerto Rico, Guam and Saipan. The first 270 units will arrive ...

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    Con-way gives more for less with Global LTL


    Con-way Freight has launched a global less-than-truckload (LTL) service in collaboration with other providers, including APL Logistics and TNT, in the form of an online portfolio of the company’s LTL services. For an automotive industry still faced with overcapacity and looking for greater efficiency it means “state-of-the-art online tools and ...

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    Nissan streamlines logistics under new committees


    Nissan is consolidating its operations across North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, and aligning its supply chain management and logistics functions across the region more closely with manufacturing and purchasing. Administration of the new alignment will now be managed by a streamlined team of executives across three committees who ...

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    First shipment to Hawaii from Port of Gray's Harbor


    Following the recent contract between The Pasha Group and the Port of Grays Harbor in Washington, US (as reported in our newsletter dated 21 January), the ro-ro vessel M/V Jean Anne is taking 1,100 vehicles to Hawaii from there as part of its 100th voyage this week. The ship left ...