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Honda adapts transport processes in North America as supply chain costs rise

2019-09-18T09:22:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

With 20 manufacturing centres across North America, 12 of them in the US, and 607 US-based suppliers, Honda has a highly complex supply chain in the region. Moreover, the volume of parts being transported to its assembly plants is on the increase; just last year, Honda purchased a record $29.2 ...

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Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

2019-08-21T11:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country.

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Amports expands footprint in Jacksonville

2019-07-16T08:51:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

North American vehicle processor Amports has signed two long-term agreements with Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) in Florida to expand its leasing space…

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Honda turns to barge for container moves in Belgium

2019-06-26T13:00:00+01:00By Barry Cross

Honda Motor Europe Logistics (HMEL) has started using barges to transport containerised motorbikes, power products and replacement parts between the Belgian ports of Antwerp and Ghent. The goods are being imported to Antwerp from global markets, including Japan, USA, Thailand, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey, and they are being distributed from ...

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Kasai UK looks for new customers amid changing markets

2019-06-19T12:58:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

The British arm of Japanese component manufacturer Kasai is seeking to expand its client base to reduce reliance on two key customers, Honda and Nissan. Honda plans to stop producing cars in Britain in 2021.

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Dennis Manns
Senior Automotive Advisor
North Motors LLC

2019-04-25T10:52:00+01:00

As a consultant, Dennis is the senior automotive advisor to InStarAGF, based in Toronto, Canada – a private equity group highly active in the acquisition of segment-leading corporations. He is also a board director for AMPORTS, in Jacksonville, Florida – an automotive port services provider that was recently acquired by ...

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Charles J. Franklin II
Auto Operations Division – Manager, Export Logistics
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

2019-04-25T10:35:00+01:00

Charles is responsible for logistics planning and operations for Honda and Acura vehicles built in North America for global export. In September 2014, he managed the integration of Honda De Mexico with American Honda, establishing a North American regional export logistics programme which managed to eliminate vandalism. During his tenure ...

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Chuck Kendig
Assistant Vice President - Logistics, Sales & Production Planning
American Honda Motor

2019-04-25T09:32:00+01:00

Chuck has spent 25 years with American Honda and held positions in parts, service, sales, market representation, e-business, marketing communications and field operations. Most recently Chuck led the fixed operations for Acura in North America. Prior to joining Honda Chuck served as Navigator and Operations Officer in the US Coast ...

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2019-04-03T14:15:00+01:00

Accelerated ServicesAcertusAdcock Northeast Auto TransportAIAGAJL TransportAlabama State Port AuthorityAll State Auto TransportAlliance Purchasing OrganizationAmerican Honda MotorAPL LogisticsAuto Haulers Association of AmericaAuto Trans ExpertsAutoMap, LLCAutomobile Carriers Conference - American Trucking AssociationsAutomotive FleetAutomotive Logistics Executive CommitteeAutomotive Logistics GroupAutoPortAutos In MotionAutoTrans ExpertsBNSFCanadian PacificCargotelCCT Auto-TransCenturion Auto LogisticsCFR RinkensChampion Auto CarriersCNContra Costa Transportation AuthorityCottrellCP RailCRC ...

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Automotive Logistics Global Munich

2019-03-28T13:05:00+00:00

02 - 04 July 2019
Infinity Munich, 
Germany

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Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

2019-01-16T12:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country's long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector.

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Honda to halt UK production during Brexit

2019-01-14T17:42:21+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Japanese OEM Honda is to suspend production at its British plant for six days in April after the UK leaves the European Union on March 29.The decision follows an assessment of how best to prepare for any logistics and border problems following Brexit.“These contingency provisions have been put in place ...

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Bigger vehicles, bigger challenges

2018-11-02T16:56:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Last year, GM sold around 3m vehicles in the US, with roughly 775,000 imported from Canada and Mexico and the rest coming from around the world, mainly from South Korea, China and Europe. Combining deep-sea and short-sea volumes, the carmaker used seaports to receive close to 200,000 vehicles into the ...

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GPA expands ro-ro and rail capacity at Brunswick

2018-10-30T10:57:57+00:00By Marcus Williams

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has announced it will be adding 24 hectares (60 acres) to support vehicle handling at the port of Brunswick over the next 12 months, creating 8,250 car parking spaces. It also said it would be doubling dockside rail capacity for building loads for inland distribution.

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Pressing a point

2018-10-15T10:31:14+01:00By Mike Farish, ams_mikefarish

Slightly to the north of Wolverhampton in the UK’s industrial Midlands – and perhaps more crucially just a few miles off a key transport route, the M6 motorway – lies one of the latest additions to the worldwide roster of production facilities for stamped automotive metal parts. In mid-September, Spanish-owned ...

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Japanese carmakers count the cost of natural disasters

2018-09-11T11:24:12+01:00By Marcus Williams

The majority of OEMs in Japan appear to have missed the main brunt of a typhoon that hit Japan’s central region around Osaka last week and of an earthquake in Hokkaido, in the north of the country, that followed shortly after – though production at Toyota’s car assembly plants has ...

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Kuehne + Nagel joins forces with Sincero in China

2018-08-28T16:05:45+01:00By Marcus Williams

Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to create a new joint venture with Chinese firm Sincero that will provide contract logistics services to the automotive sector there. KN will take a majority stake in the new company.

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Dana McBrien takes lead role at AutoSphere

2018-08-24T12:15:10+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Dana McBrien (pictured) has moved from his role as associate chief advisor at Honda North America to become ‘guiding architect’ for AutoSphere, a digital supply chain system (previously referred to as the Automotive Supply Chain Data Ecosystem) developed by US information technology and packaging specialist, Surgere.

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Standoff between the US and Turkey raises questions for OEMs

2018-08-22T14:36:37+01:00By Ian Henry

The collapse in the value of the Turkish lira and the political stand-off between Turkey and the US have some potentially serious consequences for the continued growth of the automotive sector in the country.

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Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

2018-08-04T13:26:18+01:00By Marcus Williams

Damage caused by the flooding of Honda’s car assembly and engine plant in Celaya, Mexico, which happened at the end of June this year, has forced the carmaker to suspend production there until November. The company said that expert teams had completed an investigation of the damage to the tooling ...

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