Finished Vehicle Logistics News

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    Coronavirus latest: a message to our audience

    2020-03-11T09:47:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

    To all of our automotive audiences, customers and partners globally, the Automotive Logistics team is keen to let you know that we are mindful of the effect that the coronavirus (Covid-19) is having on businesses and individuals, as well as families and friends.

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    US rail: tracking in the right direction

    2020-03-04T10:51:00+00:00By Karen McCandless

    Rail transportation offers an efficient, reliable option for the distribution of finished vehicles, and in an age of increased concern over sustainability, it is also relatively environmentally friendly. This helps to explain why it remains a popular mode for moving vehicles, despite drawbacks such as limited flexibility.

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Missy Pearlman

    2020-03-02T09:44:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

    Missy Pearlman, group manager, vehicle transportation operations, Toyota Motor North America, talks singing, respect and working in an open environment

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    Mazda changes Californian ports of entry for finished vehicles

    2020-01-28T11:34:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    Carmaker Mazda is now dividing dispatch of its vehicles from Japan to California between Benicia and Los Angeles ports, instead of sending them all to National City port, San Diego, in the state’s far south…

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    Horizon aligns terminal operations in US with Mexico

    2020-01-06T09:40:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    All US vehicle-handling terminals previously operated under the Horizon Terminal Services (HTS) brand has switched to operating as Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), as the company aligns its business in North America

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    Running short: US trucking sector battles driver deficit

    2019-12-19T16:39:00+00:00By Andrew Williams

    Car transporters across the US are feeling the effects of a significant shortage of drivers across the finished vehicle logistics sector – and are searching for the best solutions to tackle the continuing difficulties it poses to operations…

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    Room for manoeuvre with Glovis at Philaport

    2019-12-16T18:23:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    Glovis America is now operating a new $110m vehicle terminal at the port of Philadelphia on the US east coast, providing much-needed capacity at a time when larger car-carrying vessels are loading and discharging greater volumes


    Agreement on USMCA promises to remove trade uncertainty

    2019-12-11T15:01:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    The US, Mexico and Canada have finalised the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is to replace the existing North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)…

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    VW pushes the boat out with LNG-fuelled car transport

    2019-11-26T10:13:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    Volkswagen Group Logistics (VW Logistics) says it will be the first company to use car carriers powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) in overseas traffic. The vessels, chartered from Siem Car Carriers, will be deployed in the new year

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    Car-carrying trains derail in San Diego

    2019-11-19T14:25:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    Two BNSF trains transporting automobiles have derailed in as many weeks in the centre of San Diego, California

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    Haah announces cloud platform to enhance vehicle sales and distribution

    2019-11-19T16:22:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    Haah Automotive Holdings is using a cloud-based platform powered by Oracle Netsuite to manage sales and distribution of Zoyte vehicles and parts in the US

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    JLR moves into larger VPC in North America

    2019-11-04T15:11:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    British OEM JLR has relocated to a larger, renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia, to cater for increasing demand for its vehicles…

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    Jack Cooper will emerge from Chapter 11 with more flexible operating model

    2019-09-30T11:12:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Jack Cooper Transport has been working with its stakeholders on a way of getting its business back in line with its balance sheet and its president Alex Meza says that following reorganisation under Chapter 11 proceedings, and with a new owner, the company is best placed to invest for the future

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    US automotive market to struggle against backdrop of global challenges

    2019-09-17T17:37:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    Vehicle sales in the US are predicted to slow down from next year, and with a possible recession on the way carmakers and their suppliers could face a difficult few years, delegates heard at last week’s 20th Automotive Logistics Global Detroit conference.

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    Nissan back to normal after IT systems crash in North America

    2019-09-02T09:24:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

    Nissan has restored its communication system in North America after a power outage hit its data centre and took out the NNANet system controlling production, dealer and customer systems for five days

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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.