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    Port users bemoan slow progress at Veracruz

    2018-01-29T12:10:52Z

    Carmakers and logistics providers have expressed frustration over the slow pace of expansion at the congested Mexican port of Veracruz.The port is working to install new infrastructure to support growing automotive volumes, which reached 1.03m units last year (up 13.5% on 2016).The project includes a completely new landside and berth ...

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    Automation: Paving the way for progress

    2018-01-25T17:26:00Z

    Ask automotive manufacturers what their primary concerns are today within warehouses and factories and they will probably allude to one of three key things – productivity, safety and waste. Although various solutions are available to help alleviate problems in these areas, one of the most important is materials handling technology. ...

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    Nafta renegotiation ‘will not hold back investment in Mexico’

    2018-01-25T10:41:08Z

    Following a 30% tax imposed by the Trump Administration on solar panels imported to the US last week and another 20% tax put on imported washing machines, vehicle and parts makers are wondering if the automotive industry is next on the list for high tariffs, as Nafta is renegotiated – ...

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    Auto sector urges caution in Nafta negotiations

    2018-01-24T11:21:51Z

    As the sixth round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway in Montreal, Canada, this week, a number of OEMs and advocacy groups with links to the automotive industry have urged politicians to proceed with caution.Carmakers have begun to hedge their bets as negotiations ...

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    Horizon and Höegh announce new services

    2018-01-24T09:58:27Z

    Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), a division of Horizon Terminal Services set up last year in Mexico, has started full scale end-to-end operations this month out of its facility in Veracruz. The company is providing port operations, including stevedoring and the handling of all cars and services inside the port, as ...

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    David Gann becomes CFO at United Road Services

    2018-01-23T09:46:06Z

    David Gann (pictured) has joined North American finished vehicle transport provider United Road Services as its chief financial officer. He replaces Eric Mikesell, who has left the company after more than 13 years.Gann moves from his role as vice-president of investor relations and communications at Metaldyne Performance Group, the powertrain ...

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    Emergency response: Weathering the storms

    2018-01-18T15:40:00Z

    A volatile 2017 hurricane season saw successive storms hit the US south-east and the Caribbean, counting at least 500,000 vehicles in the US alone among its many damages and leading to emergency planning once again gaining a greater level of prominence within the finished vehicle supply chain. While matching the ...

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    Disaster recovery: Prepared for the worst?

    2018-01-18T15:39:36Z

    As the scale of the destruction wrought by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan’s north-eastern coastline in March 2011 became apparent, managers within BMW’s purchasing function were asked if it would affect the company. Their answer? No – because BMW had no suppliers in Japan.But that wasn’t quite ...

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    Rising inventory: Stock lots

    2018-01-16T15:25:23Z

    In any retail business, inventory management is a delicate balancing act. Hold too little and frustrated customers will be forced to shop elsewhere; but piling stock on your shelves puts a strain on working capital and if what you bought isn’t what customers want, you have little choice but to ...

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    Brian Mason takes on business development role at PAS

    2018-01-15T15:20:38Z

    Brian Mason (pictured) has become vice-president of business development and administration at Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), which provides vehicle logistics services throughout North America and is part of the Pasha Group. Mason, who was previously vice-president of planning, analysis and development, will be primarily focused on servicing existing business and ...

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    Accelerated Services buys out Continental Transport in the US

    2018-01-12T16:56:32Z

    US-based finished vehicle transport provider Accelerated Services has taken over Continental Transport for an undisclosed sum.The combined entity has a fleet of approximately 216 trucks, but Accelerated Services said that number was set to grow and it intended to have 250 trucks by the end of the second quarter of ...

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    Road transport in Mexico: no time for reflection

    2018-01-11T14:12:00Z

    About three years ago, trucking capacity for the movement of finished vehicles in Mexico was a big concern. Trucks are used for the delivery of all finished vehicles for the domestic market there, as well as supporting rail in moving vehicles to and from ports, and there were simply not ...

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    Toyota and Mazda choose Alabama for US joint venture plant

    2018-01-10T14:54:33Z

    [UPDATE] Toyota and Mazda have chosen Alabama for a new $1.6 billion plant they will run together, which will make 300,000 vehicles a year. The investment will be split evenly between the two Japanese carmakers. The plant in Huntsville, where Toyota already has a large engine plant, will benefit ...

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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico.The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly basis, ...

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    CBI Manufacturing makes first convertible trailer under contract with CTM

    2018-01-10T10:47:55Z

    Canadian commercial and agricultural equipment maker, CBI Manufacturing, has produced its first convertible finished vehicle trailer, following an agreement signed in May last year with Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM).Following several months of development, the companies began trials in November of the prototype 53-foot NA Hi-Mount Convertible Trailer, which is ...

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    Frank McGuigan moves to CEO role at Transplace

    2018-01-09T15:56:13Z

    North American transport management and logistics technology provider, Transplace, has appointed Frank McGuigan (pictured) as its new CEO, replacing Tom Sanderson, who moves to the role of executive chairman and will serve on the company’s board of directors.McGuigan has been with Transplace since 2011 and most recently served as the ...

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    GM ceases assembly in Belarus in favour of exports to Russia from US

    2018-01-08T16:44:47Z

    GM has ceased assembly of Chevrolet and Cadillac cars in Belarus for the local market and for Russia, following its exit from production in Russia in 2015. The vehicles, starting with the Opel Mokka and Chevrolet Tracker (elsewhere renamed the Trax) and later the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, ...

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    Nissan appoints Sakamoto and Le Vot to strengthen management team

    2018-01-03T16:19:32Z

    Nissan Motor is kicking off the new year with couple of top executive changes in Japan and North America to strengthen its management structure. Hideyuki Sakamoto (pictured, left), who was executive vice-president of product engineering, has been appointed executive vice-president of manufacturing and supply chain management, effective from January 1 ...

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    Contecar opens dedicated facility for Renault at Cartagena

    2018-01-03T10:55:07Z

    Contecar, the marine terminal operator that supports vehicle handling operations at the Colombian port of Cartagena, has opened a dedicated storage area for Renault.The facility is handling volumes from the carmaker’s plant in Evigado, just outside Medellin, that are being exported to Mexico and the Caribbean. The models involved include ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it.During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an electric ...