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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent

    2015-03-17T13:00:55Z

    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    Vehicles clog San Antonio port as a result of strikes in Chile

    2015-03-16T15:03:30Z

    On March 12, importers of finished vehicles at the Chilean Port of San Antonio's Puerto Central used police protection to begin retrieving more than 8,000 vehicles that have been stuck at the facility since strikes closed the port on February 21. The first batch of 135 vehicles were moved at ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2015-03-16T14:51:16Z

    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”. “These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their ...

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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener

    2015-03-13T16:47:17Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

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    Brazil and Mexico extend vehicle trade agreement

    2015-03-10T17:30:06Z

    The governments of Brazil and Mexico have extended their vehicle trade agreement, which was signed in 2012, for a further four years. It was due to expire on March 18th, but the extension now means the limit will remain in place until March 2019. Quotas are set by the dollar ...

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    GM opens MASC logistics facility as it reaches 90 years in Brazil

    2015-03-02T13:58:51Z

    General Motors has opened a 30,000 sq.m logistics centre at its Brazilian industrial complex in Sao Caetano do Sul for the sequenced delivery of parts to its nearby assembly plant. The inauguration of the facility, which saw an investment of R$100m ($35m), coincided with celebrations for the 90th anniversary of ...

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    Honda’s president Ito to be replaced by managing officer in June

    2015-02-23T15:03:21Z

    Honda Motor has announced that its president Takanobu Ito will be replaced in June this year by Takahiro Hachigo, currently a managing officer with responsibility for purchasing in China (pictured). Hachigo took up the managing officer role last April. He will become senior managing officer in April this year, and ...

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    BLG comes up with a cool idea for vehicle exports

    2015-02-18T11:09:23Z

    The automotive logistics industry is always looking at making the best use of capacity, even on niche routes, and a recent move by BLG Logistics at the port of Bremerhaven harks back to the days before the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) to do so. The company has just ...

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    Ceva expands in Canada with facility in Richmond, BC

    2015-02-18T10:07:41Z

    Ceva Logistics is expanding its operations in Canada with a move to a new 5,000 sq.m facility in Richmond, British Colombia that will provide air and ground freight management, and consolidation services, for a range of industries, including the automotive aftermarket. The company is moving to the new location on ...

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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales

    2015-02-17T12:44:56Z

    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

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    Crane Worldwide Logistics expands in Ohio

    2015-02-13T14:46:05Z

    Crane Worldwide Logistics, the Texas-based, full-service customs brokerage and third-party logistics provider, has doubled its staff in Central Ohio because of the number of OEMs and suppliers it is now serving in the region. In December last year, the company started managing a 28,300 sq.m distribution centre for American Showa, ...

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    Strain becomes head of global automotive at Goodpack

    2015-02-04T11:06:45Z

    Robert Strain has left his role as vice-president of the automotive sector for Asia Pacific at Ceva Logistics to take up a new position at Goodpack as head of global automotive. Goodpack provides steel intermediate bulk containers to global markets. “Robert will be responsible for all aspects of the automotive ...

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    Shipping line cartel exposed in Chile says FNE

    2015-02-03T17:36:20Z

    In Chile, the national agency responsible for ensuring free competition, the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), has referred six shipping lines to a competition tribunal to face allegations of price fixing on the transport of imported finished vehicles. The FNE claims the practice has been going on since 2000. According to ...

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    Mexico conference: Supply base set to grow and deepen

    2015-02-03T13:42:42Z

    The automotive supply base in Mexico looks set to enjoy further growth and localisation as carmakers and tier suppliers increase production and sourcing in the country to take advantage of favourable labour costs, falling energy prices, as well as lower logistics and distribution costs for key markets in North America, ...

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    RZD expects dividend from Gefco amid falling Russian market

    2015-02-02T20:58:22Z

    Despite a turbulent Russian market, along with slow growth with its main automotive customer, the Gefco Group is expected to remain profitable in 2015 and to yield a dividend to its major shareholder, Russian Railways (RZD). The logistics provider also expects to continue to grow in Russia and former ...

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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report

    2015-02-01T18:11:45Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

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    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz

    2015-02-01T18:06:52Z

    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

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    Mexico conference: stronger trade agreements central to auto sector

    2015-01-28T19:18:12Z

    At the opening of the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, which took place last week in Mexico City, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo (left), highlighted the importance of global trade agreements and improvements in the movement of goods across the country’s borders for the continued success of the automotive ...

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    Automotive Logistics inaugural Mexico conference on video

    2015-01-28T16:11:22Z

    Principal sessions from the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference held last week are now available to view. The event saw a packed attendance and speakers including top political figures such as federal government Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, Miguel Marquez, Governor for the State of ...

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    Höegh opens office in Mexico; looks for trade and cargo diversity

    2015-01-27T21:48:14Z

    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has officially opened an office in Mexico City in a move designed to build on its established import/export trade in the country and take advantage of the opportunities for business that the growing automotive production in the country offers. According to Per Folkesson, president of ...