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  • Robert_Strain_Goodpack
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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 ...

  • FISCALIA-INTERIOR_2
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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 ...

  • Roberts Cummins
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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, ...

  • Yakunin
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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 ...

  • First panel
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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 ...

  • Veracruz
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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, ...

  • ildefonso_guajardo
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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 ...

  • Mexico_sign
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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 ...

  • Hoegh_New_Design
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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 ...

  • Grimaldi_top
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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US

    2015-01-20T15:37:14Z

    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

  • Ferromex_train_autos
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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014

    2015-01-14T16:37:58Z

    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported. Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase ...

  • Ship_NYK_Line
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    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges

    2015-01-12T15:14:11Z

    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles. A number of the world’s leading ro-ro ...

  • Port Panama city crane loading
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    Port Panama IDC targets automotive business

    2015-01-09T12:22:37Z

    Port Panama City, Florida, has recently completed its intermodal distribution centre (IDC), and is now ready to accommodate new business. Addressing the Port Authority in a meeting last week, Becca Hardin, interim director of the Bay County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), said that the EDA is targeting automotive companies in ...

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok
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    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors

    2015-01-06T17:44:42Z

    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year. A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, ...

  • Cook_William_2013
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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough? Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides ...

  • AGV field
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    Premium plant logistics

    2014-12-22T06:30:23Z

    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flows A few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land ...

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    Aiming to go the distance

    2014-12-22T06:30:05Z

    Reusable packaging is on the rise in international supply chains for tier ones. Executives are also interested in returnable pools, though they remain difficult over long distances The tier one supply chain, both inbound and outbound, continues to grow more complex. As tier suppliers respond to OEMs’ global platforms – ...

  • Fiat India plant
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    Assembling a stable supply structure

    2014-12-17T14:05:04Z

    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factory Despite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker ...

  • mv Spes loading rally cars
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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance

    2014-12-17T12:19:05Z

    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed ...

  • Höegh Jacksonville am Vorabend der Taufe | evening before naming ceremony
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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock

    2014-12-17T12:18:52Z

    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs procedures While the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it ...