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    A gateway for growth in the Gulf


    The US Gulf coast has a new port for finished vehicle trade that offers competitive advantages in cost and time, and the latest in vehicle processing services and technology

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global returns to Detroit


    Top executives from global carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers, including those from Nissan, IAC and Johnson Electric, are among those converging on the MGM Grand in September this year

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    Canada joins Mexico in trade spat with US over auto content


    Canada says that the US interpretiation of the section in the USMCA trade deal covering rules of origin for automotive parts does not tally with what it signed in 2020

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    A more reliable rail network for North America


    At this year’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference KCS president and CEO, Patrick Ottensmeyer talked in detail about his company’s merger with Canadian Pacific

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    Mexican OEMs to benefit from strategic VDC in Guanajuato


    A new vehicle distribution centre being developed in the Mexican state of Guanajuato promises to speed up multimodal delveries of finished vehicles in North America while also more efficiently turning around available rail wagons


    Chinese carmaker GAC begins selling SUVs in Mexico


    Guangzhou Automobile Group (Gac) is exporting vehicles from China to Mexico. The SUVs are being shipped under the Dodge brand, which is a division of Stellantis, as part of an established joint venture between the two companies in China

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    Watch: Moving better through the border, together


    Agustin Sustaita, MD of Transportes Logisticos Especializados and D-Troy Logistics partner, discusses door-to-door solutions that can reduce lead times and cost at the US-Mexico border.

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    VW Group brings North American facilities into digital production strategy


    In the latest stage of its global digitalisation of production processes, Volkswagen is connecting plants in Chattanooga in the US, and Puebla and Silao, in Mexico

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    Adapting to change at Amports


    Amports has spent the last couple of years increasing capacity and services in North America’s vehicle handling ports, something that stood it in good stead to manage volatility last year

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    North American vehicle ports: versatile through the year of the virus


    Regional closures and varying rates of recovery have seen a slight shift in the records of throughput at North America’s main vehicle handling ports, most notably with the Mexican port of Veracruz losing ground to Baltimore for the first time in six years.

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    AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth


    The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports

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    VW to deploy more LNG vessels for North Atlantic car shipments


    Volkswagen has commissioned another four car-carrying vessels that can run on LNG to make its delivery of vehicles between Germany and North America more sustainable

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    Making the best of it at Mazatlán


    Terminal Marítima Mazatlán (TMAZ) runs the finished vehicle terminal at the Mexican port of Mazatlán and over the last decade the company has invested $20m in infrastructure and technology to increase volumes. While Covid has hit throughput Nissan remains committed and TMAZ is gearing up for a return in trade 

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    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.