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    Chrysler will ship 800k transmissions from Tipton to global facilities


    Chrysler expects to be shipping 800,000 transmissions out of its new plant in Tipton, Indiana when it reaches full capacity. The facility is set to become a global hub for the nine-speed transmission made there and units will be sent to Toledo, Ohio, for use in the Jeep Cherokee and ...

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    Windmills squeeze out vehicles at Montevideo


    Vehicle importers at the Uruguayan port of Montevideo are seriously concerned by a 50% reduction in the amount of space given over to inbound vehicles. They suggest that the situation could get worse. According to Julio Martínez, head of the Uruguayan Automotive Business Association (ACAU), which represents 23 companies in ...

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    What’s keeping US outbound executives awake in the middle of the night?


    A severe disruption to rail capacity this year has left thousands of vehicles stranded in North America, leading some carmakers to look more carefully at their road and short-sea shipping options. Executives discussed their long-term plans at this year’s conference in California . The prospect of modal shifts for finished ...


    Höegh charters PCTCs from Ocean Yield


    Höegh Autoliners is chartering two pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from ship owner Ocean Yield for an initial eight-year period. The vessels, which were built in 2010, have capacity for 4,900 car units each and will be delivered in the second quarter of this year. Ocean Yield has paid ...

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    This week’s FVL conference in California is streaming Live!


    This year's Finished Vehicle North America conference, which is taking place now, is streaming live debate from its main sessions, offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online. This year the luxurious and spacious Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa is playing ...

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    Renault investing in Brazil PDC


    Renault is investing R$240m ($108.5m) to build a national parts distribution centre (PDC) in the city of Quatro Barras, Brazil, with the start of operations planned for the second half of 2015. The new facility will create 250 jobs, and operations will involve the movement of 200 heavy-duty trucks on ...

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    DSV plans to double automotive business by 2020


    Logistics and transport provider DSV has announced plans to double its revenue from the automotive sector to €1 billion ($1.4 billion) by 2020, which would account for 20% of its overall business. Talking to Automotive Logistics at last week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham, UK, the company said that the ...

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    Better profits in Europe help TNT


    TNT Express has reported improving operating profits for its core European region in the first quarter of 2014, despite a drop in revenues. While some international markets remain under pressure, the company also saw better results for its domestic Brazil operations, which broke even for the quarter. In total, TNT ...

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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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    Crew abandons fire-stricken Eukor car carrier


    A Eukor car carrier is adrift off the coast of Japan following a fire that caused the crew to abandon the vessel in a lifeboat on Saturday (April 19). All 24 members of the crew are accounted for and in good condition, having been rescued by a merchant vessel, which ...

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    TNT appoints de Vries as CFO


    Maarten Jan de Vries (left) is moving to TNT Express as its chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board at the beginning of July this year, pending shareholder approval. He replaces Bernard Bot, who is leaving the company after 20 years. Jan de Vries, who was most ...

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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 ...

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location


    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    Brazil to benefit from car terminal expansion at Suape port


    Carmakers active in the Brazilian market are expected to benefit from the development of a 19-hectare car terminal at the port of Suape, due for completion in November this year. The move promises to ease congestion for the processing of vehicles in Brazil, where insufficient port capacity is creating bottlenecks ...

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    Berbetz takes head procurement role at Mercedes-Benz Brazil


    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division in Brazil has a new head of procurement. Erodes Berbentz has replaced Ricardo Viera Santos, who is retiring. Berbetz moves over from Volvo do Brasil where he was purchasing director, South America. “With Erodes Berbetz we won an expert, who knows the commercial vehicle market in Brazil ...

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    WWL adds second Chile port to South America service


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has expanded its ocean service to South America's West Coast with the addition of a monthly call to the port of San Antonio in Chile. Services will begin on May 1 this year and will involve a mix of cargo, including new passenger cars and heavy ...

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    Strike threat at Argentine port


    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime services provider, is warning that a potential general strike at the Argentine port of San Lorenzo-Rosario this week could see stoppages in various ports by truck, bus and train drivers, pilot boat masters, linesmen, tug boat operators and stevedores. The strike, which is ...

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    Gefco prepares global rollout of Loading Supervisor app


    Logistics and transport provider Gefco is preparing for the global deployment of its own iPad application, which has been designed in-house to facilitate the inspection of finished vehicle loading. The ‘Loading Supervisor’ application has been trialled in seven of the Gefco Group’s regional divisions – Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Poland, ...

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    MOL launches car carrier services from Mexico to US


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has launched services from the east and west coasts of Mexico to meet demand for vehicle exports from there to the US. On the East Coast, Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC) and World Logistics Service (USA), both divisions of MOL, are working together to provide a ...

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    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth


    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...