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    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live

    2021-04-28T16:03:00Z

    Carmakers and their outbound logistics providers are dealing with a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales post-Covid, which has taken the supply chain by surprise. 

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    VW begins exporting Taos from Mexico to US

    2021-04-19T09:43:00Z

    Volkswagen has started exporting Taos models from its plant in Puebla, Mexico to the US. The vehicles are moving through the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to different northbound destinations. 

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    Horizon Auto Logistics restructures business in the Americas

    2021-03-08T14:55:00Z

    Following a realignment of operations last year, Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), has restructured its business and will operate the following group divisions: Horizon Auto Logistics in Mexico, Fast Terminal International in Colombia, and Fast Auto Logistics in the US and Dominican Republic.

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    Pandemic gives finished vehicle logistics a fresh perspective

    2021-02-09T10:17:00Z

    According to speakers at the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference there was a silver lining to the disruption inflicted on the automotive industry by the coronavirus pandemic: it allowed companies to look at things afresh and identify where existing problems in the outbound supply chain lay hidden by day-to-day activity.

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    Porsche turns to ICL for better visibility on vehicle deliveries

    2021-02-08T17:44:00Z

    The continuing need for accurate tracking of vehicles in the outbound supply chain became more of a critical issue last year as assembly plants ramped up production after the Covid shutdowns. Demand for new cars remained strong throughout the crisis, which shrank available inventory 32%, from 3.8m to 2.6m when plants were shut or operating on restricted schedules and according to new safety protocols.

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    North American vehicle makers steer a course through Covid

    2021-02-08T14:38:00Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference revealed how a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales has taken the supply chain by surprise and exacerbated the misalignment in inbound supply and capacity caused by the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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    USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

    2021-02-08T11:55:00Z

    The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association point to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around ’alternative staging regimes’ on localisation – with the risk that some suppliers could lose significant business. 

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    Watch: Welcome to the future of North American automotive supply chains

    2021-02-07T19:15:00Z

    Kicking off the on-demand content for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live, our hosts set out the trends impacting the industry today and how they will reshape processes, service and partnerships.

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    Watch: A surprisingly bright outlook for North American vehicle sales and production

    2021-02-07T19:08:00Z

    Despite the pandemic and supply chain disruptions, IHS-Markit is forecasting a stronger-than-anticipated rebound for the North American automotive sector, however there are many headwinds, including for production and exports out of Mexico.

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    Watch: The race to build a North American lithium-ion battery supply chain

    2021-02-07T19:07:00Z

    Investing in regional battery supply will be critical for OEMs in North America to compete on electric vehicles, but can battery cell capacity keep up? Analyst Daniel Harrison details the evolving battery production footprint in the region.

  • Maintaining Mexico’s Competitive Edge in supply chain with Nissan and Jack Cooper
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    Watch: Maintaining Mexico’s competitive edge in supply chain

    2021-02-07T19:06:00Z

    OEMs in Mexico are facing logistics bottlenecks and expect more to come, which is why Nissan and providers like Jack Cooper are strengthening processes and digital tools in logistics to improve resiliency and flexibility.  

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    Watch: North America automotive suppliers must keep up with USMCA and changing trade policy

    2021-02-07T19:05:00Z

    Policy experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association unpick complex sourcing and compliance rules under USMCA, and look ahead to what the Biden administration could mean for automotive trade.

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    Watch Think Tank: A 360 view of finished vehicle logistics in North America

    2021-02-07T19:02:00Z

    Key operators  from all corners of the vehicle logistics space discuss the major trends in the sector for 2021 as part of an interactive think tank, including representatives from road, rail, ports, IT and integrated services.

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    Watch: How Volkswagen and Kuehne + Nagel are making supply chains greener

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    In this virtual event, leaders from Volkswagen and Kuehne+Nagel discussed how production and supply chains can be made greener by using renewable energy in plants, switching deep-sea shipping vessels to LNG, reducing air freight and more.

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    Watch: North American automotive recovery is underway, but for how long?

    2021-02-07T18:54:00Z

    The North American automotive market is on pace to return to growth this year despite slow vaccine roll-outs, however there are risks in the supply chain and the longer-term economic outlook, according to Eaton’s top automotive analyst, Brandon Mason. 

  • Stephen Grant Lucid Motors, Achim Glass Kuehne + Nagel, Carolynne Hunter St. Clair Technologies, Warren Ali APMA, Sean Mario Hazaray Haze Automotive, Sanjiv Takyar CHEP, Tony Han Havelaar Canada
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    Watch Think Tank: Starting up electric vehicle supply chains

    2021-02-07T18:51:00Z

    With new OEMs like Lucid about to launch electric vehicle production, supply chain experts from OEMs, suppliers, tech players and logistics companies discuss the investment, data and technology opportunities – and difficulties – that come with starting up new EV and battery supply chains.

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    Watch: Mexico’s supply chain is ready for electric car production

    2021-02-07T18:49:00Z

    With the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the first EV has started production in Mexico. Alex Katsouris from freight forwarder Europartners examines what needs to happen in the supply chain to make the country a powerhouse for EV production.

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    Watch: That’s a wrap (until next time)!

    2021-02-07T18:45:00Z

    At the end of a two-day journey across the supply chain in the US, Canada and Mexico, our hosts share the most urgent action points and takeaways from the event, including how logistics providers can help manufacturers recover and transform.

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    Putting the right tools in the right hands at Nissan Mexicana

    2021-02-04T15:59:00Z

    No one thought the new year was suddenly going to be free of supply chain disruption. The coronavirus continues to cause problems, most pronounced at the moment by cross-Pacific port congestion and the increasingly serious shortage in the supply of microchips. But disruption of this kind is recurring and may even get more frequent in the future.

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    Caxxor looks for investment for rail link between Mexico and Canada

    2021-02-01T11:01:00Z

    Infrastructure investment conglomerate, Caxxor Group, is proposing to build a rail route linking the Mexican east coast port of Mazatlán with the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The $3.3 billion (€2.7 billion) project, which will draw investment from the governments of Mexico, the US and Canada, as well as the private sector, will link strategic points across all three countries. Caxxor is targeting the movement of container freight, finished vehicles, bulk commodities and petroleum products.