All Finished vehicles articles – Page 5

  • Port of Portland
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    Port of Portland begins search for Wyatt’s replacement

    2017-01-16T17:22:26Z

    Port of Portland has begun searching for a new executive director after current incumbent Bill Wyatt (pictured) announced his imminent retirement. Port commissioner president, Jim Carter, said: “Our goal in this search is to ensure we select the best leader for the port moving forward and provide opportunities for our ...

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    FCA invests in US Jeep output; warns over withdrawal from Mexico

    2017-01-11T17:20:31Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed plans to invest $1 billion in its Michigan and Ohio plants, generating 2,000 jobs in the US. The move will create the capacity to extend its Jeep product line-up in response to a continued shift by consumers to SUVs and pickup trucks, and will ...

  • Ari Marjamaa_2
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    Building momentum in the high and heavy sector

    2017-01-11T14:52:52Z

    After years of decline, increased demand for mining equipment shows Australia’s raw materials producers are gearing up for growth Ari Marjamaa is vice-president, head of global market intelligence at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics The spectacular bust that followed the boom in commodity markets for the better part of the 2000s ...

  • Kotka port
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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

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    Able secures BMW deal at Humber Port

    2017-01-10T16:08:04Z

    Able UK, which runs a vehicle storage and logistics terminal in the UK’s Humber Estuary, has signed a nine-year contract with the BMW Group. The deal will see the development of facilities including a 4,300 sq.m pre-delivery and inspection facility at the Able Humber Port. When completed at the end ...

  • Rolls logistics
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    Rolls-Royce to expand its technology and logistics centre

    2017-01-10T12:53:12Z

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has decided to expand its technology and logistics centre (TLC) in the UK, having first opened the 30,000 sq.m facility a year ago. Construction of the centre – located in Bognor Regis, eight miles from the company’s manufacturing base in Goodwood – was announced in September 2014 ...

  • TGV Eurostar Velaro E320
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    Cross-Channel freight: Trucks, tariffs and tunnel vision

    2017-01-06T17:24:24Z

    Automotive Logistics reports on vehicle and component movements between the UK and the rest of Europe in the post-Brexit climate The past year has brought freight movements between the UK and mainland Europe sharply into focus, including for automotive parts and finished vehicles. Britain’s vote to leave the European ...

  • Planta Volkswagen 2014
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    ETA accuracy: Going up in the customer’s estimation

    2017-01-06T11:57:43Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers are now starting to bring ‘Uber-like’ tracking and delivery forecasts to the finished vehicle sector...In this story... VW's platform enhancements Visibility over exceptions Trying to stay invisible Tracking reverse logisticsScott Mabry may well smile when he reflects on the inspiration for enhancements to Volkswagen Group of ...

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    Report highlights crisis in maritime car carrier sector

    2017-01-04T15:05:58Z

    The maritime car carrier sector has failed to return to the levels of activity in place before the global economic crisis, a report issued at the end of last year by Clarksons Research has suggested. In 2008, the number of finished vehicles moved by maritime transport peaked at 21.3m units. ...

  • DependableAutoShippers
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    Dependable Auto Shippers files for Chapter 11 Protection

    2017-01-04T14:50:04Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS) has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal published over the festive break. The WSJ reported that the company, which has been moving cars for over 50 years, could not repay debt following revenue problems ...

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    VW Group Logistics moves over 5m vehicles; record exports from India

    2017-01-04T14:24:45Z

    Volkswagen’s group logistics operation moved more than 5m vehicles and around 75m cu.m of parts around the globe during 2016, the German OEM has revealed. In a statement, VW said that Volkswagen Group Logistics, which is responsible for cross-brand planning and management of material and vehicle logistics, had played a ...

  • coming hail storm
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    Hail damage: Make do and mend or shelter from the storm?

    2017-01-04T11:20:17Z

    Hail poses obvious risks for finished vehicles left out unprotected but there are various steps that can be taken to address the problem – some of them based on prevention and others based on cure The risk of hail damage when storing or moving vehicles out in the elements can ...

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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscape Honda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India ...

  • General Motors Brownstown Battery Assembly Plant
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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James BovenziThe size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is a ...

  • Modestrip
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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

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    BLG move to Bronka is a vote of confidence in Russia

    2016-12-22T12:33:17Z

    German logistics provider BLG Logistics and LLC Fenix, the owner and operator of the Russian port of Bronka, have signed an open-ended agreement for the handling of finished vehicles through the port. Vehicle-handling activity will move into full swing in 2017 in an early sign of confidence in the recovery ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics part 2: Towards a sustainable supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:14:59Z

    BMW is looking to reduce its use of air freight while increasing its use of rail freight to ensure its future vision of a 'Connected Supply Chain' is truly sustainable In the search for emissions savings, a fully electric 40-tonne truck from logistics provider Scherm is being used to ...

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    BMW's 'connected' logistics: Shaping a self-steering supply chain

    2016-12-22T10:01:47Z

    BMW’s senior vice-president of logistics, Jürgen Maidl, and other executives talk to Automotive Logistics about the carmaker’s drive towards a decentralised and fully connected logistics flow Carmakers do not typically issue strategy statements about logistics. Their board members are usually more preoccupied with vehicle sales, product development, manufacturing stability ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Gaskell named head of outbound logistics at Volvo Cars in China

    2016-12-20T10:37:03Z

    Jaime Gaskell, former general manager for marketing and sales at NYK Automotive Logistics in China, has joined Volvo Cars as head of outbound logistics in the country. The new role includes responsibility for imported and domestic cars, as well as the warehouse and inland distribution business. Gaskell started out as ...