All GM articles – Page 15

  • fedexplane
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    Europe regulators approve FedEx acquisition of TNT

    2016-01-08T16:21:01Z

    Regulators in the European Union have approved FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express. The news sees the end of a six-month antitrust investigation that had previously been one of the biggest hurdles towards the deal.The merger – worth around $5 billion – which was announced in April last year, would give ...

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    Valencia frees up stevedoring market for finished vehicles

    2016-01-06T13:27:55Z

    The Valencia Port Authority in Spain has given the go ahead for the specialist finished vehicles handling facility, Valencia Terminal Europa (VTE), to use personnel not contracted to the port stevedoring company Sevasa-Sagep, during the loading and unloading of Ro Ro vessels. In future, VTE will use its own staff ...

  • Import-from-Mexico
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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases

    2015-12-24T08:00:32Z

    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

  • H Target in Rotterdam)
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    A bridge to better business

    2015-12-23T08:00:00Z

    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

  • Jens_wollesen
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    Focus on Spain part 4: Making the rail in Spain move faster in the chain

    2015-12-22T08:03:27Z

    General Motors has been increasing the amount of rail that it uses to move vehicles built in Spain to ports and to European markets, with ambitions to use the mode even more.Spain’s recovery in vehicle production and sales in 2015 was faster than many would have anticipated even at the ...

  • 11Explorer_51_HR
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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth

    2015-12-22T08:02:40Z

    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain.One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in the ...

  • Martorell.1
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    Focus on Spain part 1: The bull is back

    2015-12-22T08:00:19Z

    Spain’s production and sales are recovering from a long period of decline, with growth also in the country’s supplier base. Our four-part report looks at how manufacturers are responding. Reporting and contribution by Anthony Coia, Christopher Ludwig and Roger Stansfield. After more than five years of multiple recessions, fiscal ...

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    Grace Lieblein to leave GM by end of year

    2015-12-16T14:39:54Z

    Grace Lieblein, GM’s vice-president of global quality, is retiring from the company at the end of the year. Lieblein moved to her most recent post last year. She was previously vice president, global purchasing and supply chain at GM. She joined GM in 1978 as a co-op student at ...

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    GM to import Buick Envision to US from China

    2015-12-08T11:54:42Z

    General Motors has confirmed it will import volumes of its Buick Envision SUV to the US from its joint venture plant in China from next year. The model, which is made at the Shanghai-GM plant in Yantai, Shandong – one of the plants GM runs with Chinese carmaker SAIC. Hoegh ...

  • paperchainpeople
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    Automotive Component Carrier to make 71 drivers redundant

    2015-11-18T14:42:59Z

    Automotive Component Carrier (ACC), a haulier company owned by Penske Logistics, is laying off 71 truck drivers after the company missed out on a contract with General Motors. ACC had previously given notice that it planned redundancies across its 300-strong workforce as part of its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ...

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    South America: holding out for better times

    2015-11-10T13:50:03Z

    Facing further declines and difficulties, OEM executives talk about their plans to survive the ongoing Brazilian storm For the Brazilian automotive industry, 2015 has been bad, and next year is expected to be even worse. However, despite the sharp declines and pessimism, executives are optimistic that things will eventually get ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply

    2015-11-10T12:21:29Z

    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    South America conference: Taking control in a crisis

    2015-11-05T19:25:29Z

    The 7th Automotive Logistics South America conference, held in São Paulo, Brazil, may have brought together delegates experiencing recession, and suffering from declining volumes, but the Brazilians showed their resilience and creativity. Companies emphasised how to reshape supply chains in a crisis, and how they could move forward together stronger, ...

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    GM says stamping facility will save $14m in logistics costs

    2015-10-28T14:58:35Z

    General Motors has received the first delivery of stamping press equipment to its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan, which will be used to stamp parts for the Camaro, Cadillac ATS and CTS range of vehicles. The presses are being installed at a new $174m stamping facility on site ...

  • Grimaldi ship
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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock

    2015-10-22T13:26:41Z

    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market. During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the ...

  • General Motors port India
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    GM India’s first export shipment to Mexico

    2015-10-14T12:37:41Z

    General Motors has announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have now left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra, and should arrive in Mexico within eight weeks. Sales of the vehicles will commence in December in Mexico. Arvind Saxena, GM India president ...

  • Mazatlan port in Mexico
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    The Port of Mazatlán re-enters the Mexican finished vehicles market

    2015-10-13T15:34:24Z

    The Mexican port of Mazatlán has resumed finished vehicles handling, after an absence of five years. The first vessel arrived from Japan on October 8 th , carrying 900 imported vehicles for distribution by Nissan Mexicana. Once ashore, the vehicles were despatched by rail, using Ferromex, to the Nissan plant ...

  • AL15-Panel
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    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?

    2015-09-30T15:22:45Z

    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

  • Last panel
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    Coming to an automotive supply chain near you

    2015-09-25T14:12:27Z

    The 16th Automotive Logistics Global conference, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, brought together an industry growing and with positive outlooks. However, the potential changes heralded by the digital economy could upend business as usual. The question is when? Discussing disruption: (l to r) XPO's Bradley Jacobs; UTi's Ed ...

  • Volkswagen Golf
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    Volkswagen scandal could have huge effect on global supply chain

    2015-09-22T19:53:58Z

    Emission-control software built into US-made Volkswagen models, that were found to be violating US clean air rules, have also been used in other VW group diesel cars around the world, Volkswagen has confirmed. This is expected to have a significant impact on the OEM’s global supply chain. Around 11m VW ...