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    CSX head Hunter Harrison dies after illness


    E Hunter Harrison (pictured), president and CEO of North America railroad company CSX, has passed away at the age of 73, following “unexpectedly severe complications” from a recent illness, according to a statement from the company. Harrison was placed on medical leave on Thursday December 14th but died on the ...

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    Facing digitalisation-driven disruption


    Historically, traditional logistics players such as DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker, UPS and Nippon Express have operated in a stable world, where efficiency, standardisation and low cost have been the keys to success. Digitalisation, however, has begun to change this focus, transforming the market. New, digital-native entrants are better ...

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    Jack Cooper executive chair to run for Georgia lieutenant governor


    Sarah Riggs Amico (pictured, left), executive chair at trucking and logistics group, Jack Cooper Holdings, has announced her decision to run for lieutenant governor of the state of Georgia, USA, as a democrat. The position, also referred to as vice-governor, involves being the deputy or lieutenant to or ranking under ...

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    FCA opens $10.4m Mopar parts centre in Detroit


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened its new 46,450 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Detroit, Michigan, for its service parts and customer care brand, Mopar.The Romulus PDC, as it has been called, was built to address growth in sales and active part numbers by handling the fastest-moving parts ...

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    Ford to look at new retail opportunities in first phase of Alibaba deal


    Ford Motor Company has signed a letter of intent with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba to explore strategic collaborations in connectivity, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, mobility services and digital marketing.Under the three-year agreement, the two companies will explore new ways to define how consumers purchase and own vehicles, as well as ...

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    WWL takes a Keen interest in US high and heavy market


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL) has bought US high and heavy trucking company Keen Transport from private investor Platinum Equity for $64m.With a revenue in 2016 of $82m, Keen operates 14 high and heavy equipment processing centres (EPCs) in the US along with a trucking fleet supporting 20 customers. As ...

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    MetroGistics expands vehicle reg services with Metro Title Services buyout


    US-based finished vehicle logistics provider MetroGistics has bought Metro Title Services for an undisclosed sum. Metro Title Services, based in Kansas, provides vehicle title, registrations and associated compliance services, including renewals and replacement credentials, to the fleet industry and dealerships across the US. “We recognised best-in-class vehicle compliance services as ...

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    Cardone Industries to build parts handling centre in Texas


    US aftermarket parts remanufacturer Cardone Industries is investing $50m in a new 85,500 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Harlingen, Texas. The site, which is expected to be ready for operations by next summer, will be located near its manufacturing facility in the Harlingen Industrial Park. The company will manage ...

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    ProTrans moves to bigger service centre in San Diego


    US third-party transport and supply chain management provider, ProTrans International, has moved to a new automotive parts handling facility in San Diego, California, that will support transport and border processing for goods in and out of Mexico. ProTrans has more than 2,000 sq.m in operational space there currently and said ...

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    Tesla electric truck cost takes market by surprise


    Tesla has revealed that the longer range version of its new electric Semi truck will cost just 50% more than a regular long-distance tractive unit – much less than many market commentators had been expecting.According to Tesla’s website, the base price for the Semi with a 500 mile (800km) range ...

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    Canada’s Day & Ross enters US market with buyout of Zuchowski businesses


    Canadian transport provider, Day & Ross Freight, which provides dedicated inbound services for the automotive industry across the country, has entered the US market with the buyout of REI Logistics and Korten Quality Systems, two companies run by CEO and founder, Chester Zochowski and based in Michigan. The company would ...

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    No more second-hand innovation


    The conservation of time and the acceleration of goods in the supply chain have long been valued by OEMs and their partners in bringing new cars from production to market. Those principles are increasingly being brought to bear in the used car market, too, with tighter logistics chains and greater ...

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    Moving with market currents


    Growing sales prompt rising shipmentsThe first half of 2017 has seen a partial recovery in deep-sea shipments of new light vehicles. Management consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) estimates that global shipments will be up around 3% during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.According to ...

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    Major companies announce orders following Tesla electric truck launch


    Companies including retailers Wal-Mart and Loblaw, transport services group JB Hunt and Europe’s Girteka Logistics have all announced orders for the new, all-electric Tesla truck.Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled the Semi Truck – a Class 8 truck he has nicknamed 'The Beast', which is claimed to have a range of ...

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    Volkswagen earmarks €22.8 billion for modular and electric vehicle future


    Volkswagen has announced a major €22.8 billion ($26.7 billion) investment programme in its plants around the world to prepare them for modular production and for an electric vehicle offensive in the coming years. The main focus will be on Germany, which will account for investments totalling €14 billion. A big ...

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    Skiaker steps down as CEO of Höegh Autoliners following US fines


    Ingar Skiaker (pictured) has decided to step down after six years as CEO of Höegh Autoliners, following the company’s recent settlement with US authorities in a price-fixing investigation.Ivar Myklebust, chief financial officer since 2014, will take on the CEO role from December 1st, while Skiaker, a 30-year company veteran, will ...

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    Russian carmakers to export vehicles to Latin America


    Russian carmakers UAZ and GAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Latin America early next year.Andrey Dorofeev, director of UAZ’s export department, said the carmaker planned to export several trial batches of its Patriot SUV model to Mexico in the coming two months and would also make some trial shipments to ...

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    Jaxport to boost car handling capacity by 25%


    The US port of Jacksonville in Florida is adding 40 hectares of processing and storage space at the Dames Point Marine Terminal. Construction will begin in January.The port authority (Jaxport) said it would be a multi-million-dollar expansion, supported mostly by private investment but with some government funding.In the first phase ...

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    WWL reports positive third quarter thanks to ocean trade and cargo mix


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has reported strong results for the third quarter this year thanks to what it called "continued positive development in ocean volumes and cargo mix" across global lanes, including shipments of mining equipment. The company also said that progress was being made in its organisational restructuring and ...

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    IT implementation: Touching the cutting edge


    Twenty years ago, parts of today’s automotive supply chain would have seemed like science fiction – plants keeping just a few hours’ worth of highly traceable inventory, unmanned drones being used to monitor site activity, glasses with computer chips in them, self-driving vehicles, and management systems that predict the future, ...