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    Grimaldi christens PCTC flagship

    2019-11-12T11:42:00Z

    Italian shipping group Grimaldi has christened its pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Torino, the first of seven vessels ordered from Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China…

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    Geodis starts direct airfreight service between Hong Kong and Mexico

    2019-11-11T12:55:00Z

    Geodis was in talks with a number of carmakers and tier one providers following the launch of a new expedited air service between Hong Kong and China that will support emergercy parts shipments, including for batteries

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    SSI Schaefer extends automotive offering

    2019-11-05T10:00:00Z

    Reusable packaging systems company SSI Schaefer will provide design, manufacturing and distribution support to large industrial manufacturers, with an emphasis on the automotive industry…

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    Johan de Nysschen returns to VW as regional COO in North America

    2019-10-24T16:01:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) has appointed Johan de Nysschen as chief operating officer (COO) for its North America region.

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    Navistar plans new truck plant in Texas

    2019-10-02T11:20:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International says it will build an assembly works in San Antonio, Texas, subject to finalisation of incentive packages. The site’s attractions include it being on a “critical corridor” linking the company’s southern US and Mexican supply bases, which allows for ...

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    Große-Loheide becomes procurement chief at VW

    2019-10-02T08:52:00Z

    Dirk Große-Loheide (pictured) joined the board of management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars on October 1, responsible for procurement. He was previously head of group operations procurement, a post he has held since April. A trained banker, Große-Loheide started working for VW in 1990 in the field ...

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    Challenges (and opportunities) for US automotive industry

    2019-09-17T14:25:00Z

    As overall US vehicle sales slow down and EV sales remain stagnant, there are concerns that some OEMs are chasing new-generation technologies at the expense of their existing business – potentially setting up a ‘make or break’ scenario in the near future.

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    Grimaldi adds PCTC to North America service

    2019-09-17T13:39:00Z

    Grande Mirafiori Italian shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Mirafiori – named after a Fiat car plant – at the Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China. With a service speed of 19 knots, length of 199.90 ...

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    Industry waits for USMCA to be finalised

    2019-09-17T13:05:00Z

    In North America a lot of investment is on hold as companies wait to see whether the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) is finally approved by Congress in October. Conflicting ideologies in the US and Mexico are causing some concern about whether that will actually happen, as delegates ...

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    Hyundai Glovis car carrier capsizes

    2019-09-11T11:43:00Z

    Hyundai Glovis’ car carrier Golden Ray capsized outside the US port of Brunswick last weekend with around 4,300 vehicles onboard. It is currently lying on its side in St. Simons Sound. All 24 crew members have been safely rescued, including four who were trapped in the engineering ...

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    Alfonso Sancha takes lead purchasing role at Seat

    2019-08-27T13:02:00Z

    Alfonso Sancha (pictured) will take over as Seat’s executive vice-president for purchasing effective September 1, moving from his current position as head of purchasing of metal parts for parent company, the Volkswagen Group. His goals in the new role include developing Seat’s electric strategy within the ...

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    Collaboration and communication needed for finished vehicle logistics

    2019-08-16T10:08:00Z

    A vehicle distribution network is only as good as the lines of communication between the OEM and its logistics partners, and given the pressures the industry is currently under – ageing infrastructure, sub-optimised networks and uncertainty over trade – better communication and closer collaboration are more important than ever.

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    FVL Import Export: Sizing up growth opportunities in a changing market

    2019-08-13T15:21:00Z

    US ports and logistics providers are being challenged by a consumer shift towards bigger vehicles, while OEMs are operating under the shadow of global trade wars. Speakers at the 2019 FVL Import Export in Baltimore discussed the obstacles and the opportunities

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    Navistar to open PDC in Memphis

    2019-08-13T11:00:00Z

    US truck and bus manufacturer Navistar International is opening a new parts distribution centre (PDC) in Olive Branch, Memphis, on 26 August to cater to the demand for parts and quicker maintenance turnaround times. It will handle a wide variety of components, produced by Navistar and ...

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    Surgere sets it sights on Mexico

    2019-08-07T10:09:00Z

    US supply chain information provider Surgere of the US has set up a Mexican subsidiary, Technologias Avanzadas Surgere de Mexico, at Aguascalientes

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    North American ports go in search of the promised land

    2019-07-08T14:56:00Z

    US east coast ports have been grabbing land to handle increased volumes while some on the west coast deal with dramatic volume fluctuations. In Mexico, meanwhile, private investment is helping to deal with congestion. Marcus Williams reports on the performance of North American vehicle handling ports in 2018

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    Canadian Pacific: Ready to roll

    2019-06-18T08:48:00Z

    In an oversold market with virtually no space left for development, Canadian Pacific (CP) is using its strategic land holdings to increase capacity, alleviate congestion and capture new business from vehicle-makers shipping to and from Vancouver, with the opening of its new Vancouver Automotive Compound (VAC)… 

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    Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

    2019-05-22T10:13:00Z

    OEMs, parts manufacturers and sector bodies have all strongly criticised Donald Trump’s pronouncement that he is considering levying duties as high as 25% on imports of vehicles and parts into the US. Trump has this week said he would delay any imposition of duties ...

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    Dachser USA launches logistics centre

    2019-05-22T09:08:00Z

    The US arm of German logistics company Dachser has set up an automotive competence centre at its Atlanta headquarters to provide a customer service team to address issues in the supply chain…

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    Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

    2019-05-03T11:06:00Z

    Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...