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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 ...

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    ​Knatz to leave port of Los Angeles


    Shipping providers operating in the port of Los Angeles have been told to expect the resignation of its executive director, Dr Geraldine Knatz, in November. She has been in the role for the past eight years but recently-elected mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti, has asked a number of the city’s ...

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    Deicmar warns of vehicle handling monopoly at Santos


    Deicmar, which operates Brazil's second largest new vehicles terminal in Brazil, is petitioning the government to suspend the tender associated with a new finished vehicles terminal in the Saboó area at the port of Santos. What are currently five independent areas are being bundled together to form a single concession, ...

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    Caterpillar moves the earth for better distribution


    The volumes and logistics capabilities of the world’s largest maker of earth-moving machinery are intertwined with global growth and government investment in its US-base Moving high-and-heavy equipment, such as construction machinery, is a tricky and costly logistics task. Many products are outsized, requiring dedicated facilities and special permits to travel ...

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    Renault's milestone in Morocco


    In the second part of our North Africa feature, Renault's logistics director for Morocco, Alain Joyeux (pictured below) reveals that it is full-steam ahead for the carmaker as it dominates vehicle production in Morocco and the wider region In a region afflicted by conflict for the past few years, Morocco, ...

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    Nigeria prepares to expand auto industry


    The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria has approved a policy to develop the country’s local automotive industry’s production and supply base, while limited foreign imports of vehicles both for government purchases and by increased tariffs. The Nigerian government’s Automotive Industrial Policy Development Plan seeks to increase assembly in the country ...

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    Toledo wins 3rd GM/Wayne State supply chain competition


    Twenty American universities gathered in Detroit last week to give presentations on supply chain cases provided by General Motors, tackling subjects like sourcing battery cells in Asia to expanding rail links and supplier localisation in the US.The University of Toledo was the winner of the General Motors/Wayne State supply chain ...

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    Pasha announces major US ro-ro developments


    Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), a division of US-based logistics and transport provider, The Pasha Group, is developing a multipurpose ro-ro terminal with Port Manatee, which is sited at the entrance to Tampa Bay in Florida. It is the closest port in the Gulf to Mexico, according to the company, which ...

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    ​Höegh charters PCTCs to increase fleet


    Industrial shipping company Ocean Yield has signed a shipbuilding contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to deliver two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to Höegh Autoliners. The vessels will each have capacity to carry 8,500 passenger cars, the greatest capacity in the company’s global fleet, and are built on a ...

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    Brazil aims to stimulate auto parts sector


    This September, the Brazilian government is to launch a new programme called “Innovate – Autoparts” (Inovar – Autopeças), aimed at stimulating the automotive parts sector. The main objective is to boost the technological content of components, thereby reducing imports of vehicle parts. This latest initiative will necessitate changes to the ...

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    Mendunekas takes South America role at Ceva


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Fabio Mendunekas as its vice president of Business Development for South America. He will be in charge of Ceva’s commercial business development and marketing in the region, as well as developing strategies aimed at continuing the company’s growth in the South American market. The sectors he ...

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    Finding the missing link in car-handling terminals


    Terminal operators have been expanding their services in global markets with varying degrees of success. But in both the east and west, providers are using IT systems and new technology to improve planning and visibility.Vehicle-handling terminals are essential to the smooth and efficient flow at ports of imported or exported ...

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    Low tide for vehicles in South American ports


    Brazilian and Argentine ports are seeing some choppy waters but the finished car market continues to provide significant volumes. After years of neglect, there are signs that public and private investment are gathering apace. Brazil, which for a decade has been on the mighty march of the BRIC economies, has ...

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    Growing pains at China’s top ro-ro ports


    Following fast growth in vehicle flows, China has licensed more ports for import to the country, while terminals have invested in storage and value-added services. However, an uncertain market and port space issues are making disruptive waves for some brands and shipping lines. Despite slower economic growth, China’s car market ...


    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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    Progreso tempts auto traffic from Veracruz


    Given increasing capacity shortages for vehicles at the Mexican port of Veracruz, the government of the Yucatán region is trying to tempt vehicle manufacturers to make use of the port of Progreso to serve markets in the US, as well as Central and South America. Gabriel Magaña Legorreta, managing director ...

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    Opportunites for Russian CKDs


    Russian government policy has pushed carmakers in Russia and Central Asia toward expansion by kit assembly methods. Logistics is playing a critical role and providers are likely to see more opportunities. Russian kit production growth Government influences Subsidies in the Far East Central Asian opportunity ...

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    Gefco and Ford team up in UK market


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has announced a new partnership with Ford. Under the agreement, the logistics provider will assume responsibility for multi-user, in-night distribution of parts to dealers across several UK regions. This is the first alliance of its kind to be implemented between the two organisations in the ...

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    Truck fleet purchasing part 2: tailoring trucks to fit a niche


    In the second part of our study into truck fleet procurement for vehicle logistics, manufacturers and equipment providers explain how they are striving to meet the large needs of a very small industry. Talking to car hauliers about their fleet purchasing strategies reveals just how specialised their requirements are for ...

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    ​BMW in Mexico assembly plant negotiations


    BMW has entered into discussions regarding the possibility of a vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, according to an interview with BMW North America in Automotive News . This comes as the latest in a series of investment projects within the automotive sector in Mexico. Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW ...