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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

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    Auto tariffs pose biggest threat to US economy, warns OFII

    2018-11-21T14:51:21Z

    The possibility of Donald Trump placing duties on cars and automotive parts being imported into the US is the largest threat to the country’s economic competitiveness, according to the chief financial officers (CFOs) of international companies taking part in a recent survey. The US Department of Commerce is currently investigating ...

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    Costly USMCA rules ‘may prove unworkable’ for supply chains

    2018-11-21T12:51:00Z

    Complying with the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces Nafta will be expensive for those in the automotive supply chain and could prove unworkable for some, according to John Bozzella (pictured), president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers in the US. Details in the draft accord ...

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    Economic nationalism to force a lane-change

    2018-11-20T14:38:46Z

    Typically, the world experiences waves of economic nationalism every three decades but these are often limited to one region each time. Today we’re experiencing a global wave of economic disruption across multiple regions simultaneously. In reaction, automotive manufacturers are having to increase the flexibility and agility of their supply chains ...

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    Zotye seeks to break into US market

    2018-11-20T09:35:19Z

    Chinese carmaker Zotye Automobile has agreed to set up a US sales and distribution base in Lake Forest, California, in partnership with Haah Automotive Holdings. Haah, through its Zotye USA subsidiary, will have US distribution rights to sell Zotye Automobile’s full range of SUVs.The goal is to start selling in ...

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    Cooper Tire opens new site in Mississippi

    2018-11-19T17:23:33Z

    Cooper Tire and Rubber has opened a 93,000 sq.m distribution centre in Byhalia, Mississippi. Built by Panattoni Development Company, it is the tyremaker’s largest such centre. According to the Mississippi Development Authority, Cooper is investing $10m in it, in an overall project worth $50.5m. The facility, which is situated in ...

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    Mapping for Mercedes

    2018-11-19T15:58:00Z

    In June this year, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) announced the outcome of its inaugural Innovation Challenge, a competition for start-ups which promised $50,000 in prize money as well as the alluring prospect of a contract with Mercedes-Benz in the US, and perhaps also its global parent, Daimler AG. Not ...

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    Seguin takes over global freight forwarding at UPS

    2018-11-12T14:31:09Z

    Romaine Seguin (pictured) has become president of Global Freight Forwarding at packaging delivery and supply chain management company, UPS. She moves from her role as president of the UPS Americas Region, where she was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and ...

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    Novelis puts fresh focus on automotive sector

    2018-11-06T15:41:21Z

    Aluminium rolling company Novelis is setting up a network of bases to increase product development specifically for the automotive industry. Its customer solution centres (CSCs) will be located close to OEM plants in North America, China and Europe and will be used to encourage the use of aluminium in applications ...

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    Bigger vehicles, bigger challenges

    2018-11-02T16:56:00Z

    Last year, GM sold around 3m vehicles in the US, with roughly 775,000 imported from Canada and Mexico and the rest coming from around the world, mainly from South Korea, China and Europe. Combining deep-sea and short-sea volumes, the carmaker used seaports to receive close to 200,000 vehicles into the ...

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    FCA reconsiders Ram production in Mexico

    2018-10-30T11:55:53Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is reported to be reconsidering its plans to cease Ram Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck production at its Saltillo plant in Mexico. The company had previously announced it would phase out Ram HD production in Mexico by 2020 and move it to the Warren truck assembly ...

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    GPA expands ro-ro and rail capacity at Brunswick

    2018-10-30T10:57:57Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has announced it will be adding 24 hectares (60 acres) to support vehicle handling at the port of Brunswick over the next 12 months, creating 8,250 car parking spaces. It also said it would be doubling dockside rail capacity for building loads for inland distribution.GPA is ...

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    Energising the synergising

    2018-10-26T17:02:49Z

    Renault and Nissan began their wide-ranging alliance and set up cross-shareholdings in each other back in 1999, and since then Daimler, Avtovaz and most recently Mitsubishi have also become part of this evolving structure. Numerous shared vehicle platforms, manufacturing and logistics operations and back-office functions have been developed. Furthermore, impressive ...

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    Q&A: Srini Muthusrinivasan

    2018-10-26T12:20:00Z

    What is meant by this term ‘the autonomous supply chain’?The word autonomous has got very prevalent today in the industry. [To understand] the idea of the autonomous supply chain, you’ve got to go back to the history of how we went all the way from the industrial revolution to the ...

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    Maersk invests in freight-booking startup Loadsmart

    2018-10-24T11:15:38Z

    Digital freight broker, Loadsmart, has received funding worth a total of $21.6m from the venture investment arm of container shipping giant, AP Møller-Maersk, and two other leading investment firms.Maersk Growth, along with Connor Capital and Chromo Invest, are investing to increase Loadsmart’s operations team and support product development and engineering. ...

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    Ford highlights the high cost of US-made steel

    2018-10-24T10:51:58Z

    Ford has highlighted the high cost of US-made steel, in the aftermath of the 25% import duties on the metal imposed by President Donald Trump.Speaking about the cost of key input materials at a recent event to mark the start of Ranger pick-up production at the Wayne assembly plant in ...

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    Moving on to terra firma

    2018-10-19T11:12:00Z

    Following sustained pressure on margins in recent years, the global shipping industry has witnessed some radical changes, with consolidation and technology combining to reconfigure the way many shipping lines approach new business. With competition on the waves mounting, one new channel for many car carriers has been to expand ...

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    Deficit in Brazil’s automotive parts sector worsens

    2018-10-16T15:36:47Z

    Brazil’s automotive parts industry posted a trade deficit of $4.48 billion over the first eight months of this year – a 22.4% increase compared to the deficit over the same period last year. Figures released by the National Association of Brazilian Auto Parts Manufacturers (Sindipeças) show exports of auto parts ...

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    Taking the ‘E’ out of ETA

    2018-10-02T12:19:44Z

    Traditionally, OEMs and vehicle-carriers have never been able to be 100% accurate about vehicle delivery times in the information they provide to dealerships, and dealers have often disregarded the information as a result. As one of the participants in a Q&A session at a recent Finished Vehicle Logistics conference observed: ...

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    The future of logistics?

    2018-10-01T15:31:00Z

    A manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh with an urgent requirement to send a pallet of freight to Chicago has few attractive options, as there is currently no direct highway route between the two. But if the visionaries at Virgin Hyperloop One have their way, that will soon change. By loading ...