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  • NathanLawson
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    Lawson moves to Cooper Standard from GM

    2015-06-17T16:27:44Z

    Nathan Lawson has moved from his role as purchasing commodity manager for finished vehicle logistics at General Motors to take up a new position at tier one supplier, Cooper Standard, as purchasing director for North America. Lawson, who is based in Michigan, had been with GM for more than 10 ...

  • YLK_ocean
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    Yusen adds LCL service for automotive between China and Japan

    2015-06-15T10:42:57Z

    Yusen Logistics’ division in China has launched a direct less-than-container load (LCL) service between China and Japan for the delivery of automotive parts. The service, which began in May, is running between Nansha, a district of Guangzhou, to Tokyo and Nagoya and has reduced the lead time on deliveries to ...

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    EC launches infringement proceedings against Germany over wage legislation

    2015-06-02T23:22:21Z

    The European Commission (EC) has launched an infringement procedure against Germany in response to its extension of minimum wage legislation to international transport operators entering German territory. “[T]he application of German measures to transit and certain international transport operations can in the Commission's view not be justified, as it ...

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    Turkey’s Ekol begins logistics operations in Poland

    2015-06-02T20:30:42Z

    Turkish logistics provider Ekol has added Poland to the growing list of European countries in which it has operations. The company, which started operations from Katowice last month and has a number of automotive customers in the country already, said that it would be providing domestic and international transport across ...

  • GAC_group_photo_lores
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    GAC develops services in US for automotive sector

    2015-06-01T21:49:52Z

    Shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC, is opening four new offices in the US that it said will provide customers, including those in the domestic and international automotive sector, with coverage in key logistics hubs.GAC North America – Logistics has set up the offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago and ...

  • Ford Invests €2.3 billion in Valencia Operations in Spain; Hig
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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia

    2015-05-27T15:38:13Z

    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...

  • maersk-hardware-ships-parallel
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    Vessel agreement to benefit parts shipments between Asia and South America

    2015-05-27T14:03:57Z

    Maersk Line has recently signed a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for trade between Asia and the east coast of South America. Maersk said the trade lane was key for the transport of automobile parts and electronics and that the agreement would ...

  • Transcorr_truck
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    Transcorr merging with Venture Transport in US

    2015-05-26T17:59:38Z

    US road hauler Transcorr is merging with rival trucking company Venture Logistics in a move that will bring improvements in service for both companies’ automotive tier one customers, according to Michael Meier, Transcorr’s CEO. The details of the merger, which was signed at the beginning of May, remain confidential but ...

  • Jennifer-Lissman_TOC
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    TOC Logistics to offer customs broker services this year

    2015-05-18T16:52:09Z

    TOC Logistics International, a non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) and independent air carrier that provides supply chain network management and freight forwarding for tier one automotive suppliers, has announced it is adding customs brokerage to its service offering following a reported 50% growth in business over the past year. It ...

  • Tristan_Balayn_3
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    Speed and complexity is the name of the game for Gefco UK

    2015-05-14T16:44:09Z

    Economic growth in the UK and the success of the automotive sector over the last few years has brought some welcome challenges to the logistics providers operating there, few more so than Gefco UK. According to its managing director, Tristan Balayn (pictured), the country’s fast and sustained growth has required ...

  • chep
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    Packing a punch in Mexico

    2015-05-14T15:55:47Z

    Mexico’s rise is bringing growth in packaging supply and solutions, but a lack of standards could put supply chain efficiency at risk.Mexico is one of the hottest countries for automotive production growth right now, and the staggering increase of automotive production in the country has touched every aspect of the ...

  • The all-new Volvo XC90
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    Volvo picks Charleston for first US plant citing logistics benefits

    2015-05-12T16:51:20Z

    Volvo Cars has chosen Berkley County in South Carolina as the place for its first US production facility, citing the location’s access to international ports and infrastructure as one of the influences on its decision. The carmaker also pointed to the area’s well-trained workforce, good investment environment and experience in ...

  • Auf der Schiene zum Kunden
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    Strike action to hit DB rail freight for a week

    2015-05-05T17:20:17Z

    Germany has once again been hit by strike action taken by the German train drivers union, GDL. The strike, which began on Monday this week, has affected services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker and will continue until Sunday. Passenger services will also be affected. The GDL is taking ...

  • JeepPlantOpensMexico
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    FCA opens Brazilian Jeep plant in Pernambuco state

    2015-04-29T15:15:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has this week opened its new $2.4 billion Jeep production facility in Goiana, in the state of Pernambuco, Brazil. The company said the plant was built on high standards of efficiency, quality and performance and was one of the most advanced in terms of production processes ...

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    Gefco announces new business and executive moves

    2015-04-29T11:29:27Z

    Gefco has used this week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham UK to make announcements about new business and managerial appointments. The transport and logistics provider has renewed its contract with global chassis maker BWI Group, which supplies brake and suspension systems for the transport market. Gefco’s UK division provides complete inbound ...

  • Bei der Zusammenstellung von Autotransportzügen
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    GDL strike hits German rail freight services

    2015-04-29T08:59:11Z

    Rail freight services in Germany have been disrupted again by strike action staged by the German Train Drivers Union, GDL. The action, which affected freight movements for 66 hours across four days last week from Tuesday, hit services provided by Deutsche Bahn’s subsidiary DB Schenker. The company said two thirds ...

  • LucNadal_Gefco
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    Gefco reports ‘satisfactory results’; pushes on in Russia

    2015-04-22T12:24:19Z

    Gefco has released financial results for 2014 that show a turnover of €4.1 billion ($4.4 billion), a 1.5% rise in turnover on the previous year. According to the transport and logistics provider current operating profit stands at €105m, a 10.5% increase on 2013. Gefco executives highlighted the strength of the ...

  • AL China 2015 - large panel - business cards
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    Challenges and opportunities for automotive logistics in China

    2015-04-22T10:50:43Z

    “We look at the weather to see how we dress, so we should look at the macro-economic situation to see how we should do business. We should no longer resist change.” This was the key message from Zuo Xinyu, general secretary, China Automotive Logistics Association of CFLP at the recent ...

  • bo_markgroeningen
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    Bosal leases additional warehousing space in Hungary

    2015-04-21T16:07:14Z

    Parts and accessories maker Bosal has leased a logistics facility at the Goodman Kecskemét Logistics Centre in central Hungary. The 7,700 sq.m facility, provided by commercial property developer Goodman, will be used to house surplus stock as part of increased production there. The company supplies material to the nearby Daimler ...

  • UstLuga_port_empty
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    Baltic seaports hit by fall in vehicle and parts imports to Russia

    2015-04-21T15:12:46Z

    Ports with automotive terminals on the Baltic Sea have reported losses because of the sharp drop in car and components imports to Russia after the last year’s devaluation of the Russian ruble. Market analysts warn that any further decrease in supplies could result the potential closure of the automotive terminals ...