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    Battling a perfect storm

    2018-08-14T15:08:51Z

    The finished vehicle sector in North America is dealing with a lot of challenges at the moment. There is a basic imbalance in the number of vehicles that the US imports and exports with its global trading partners, which contributes to ongoing problems involving congestion and limited capacity on hinterland ...

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    Daimler on target for next-day delivery

    2018-08-08T09:16:41Z

    Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) is planning to open its tenth parts distribution centre (PDC) in the US at the beginning of next year as it moves toward its goal of providing next-day delivery to more than 90% of its US dealers. The move comes at the same time the ...

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    Port Canaveral on a roll

    2018-08-07T11:59:02Z

    Port Canaveral is now able to handle more finished vehicles thanks to a draft deepening project that allows post-Panamax ro-ro vessels to berth at the port. Late last month, the Floridian port accommodated vessels from Höegh Autoliners and NYK Line simultaneously, a first for the facility, which only started ...

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    Watch the FVL Import Export summit Live

    2018-08-07T09:27:16Z

    The Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit takes place in Baltimore, MD, on Wednesday August 8 th and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about the event , which will explore the ways in which North America’s import-export models need to be upgraded to adapt ...

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    After Marchionne, what next for Fiat Chrysler?

    2018-08-06T16:41:57Z

    Sergio Marchionne (pictured), former CEO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), was a remarkable man. He frequently dominated the automotive industry’s headlines and news agenda over the last decade or so and his recent passing away robs the industry of one of its few stars. In an age when corporate ...

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    Honda’s Celaya plant out of action until mid-November

    2018-08-04T13:26:18Z

    Damage caused by the flooding of Honda’s car assembly and engine plant in Celaya, Mexico, which happened at the end of June this year, has forced the carmaker to suspend production there until November. The company said that expert teams had completed an investigation of the damage to the tooling ...

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    Caterpillar highlights rising costs

    2018-08-03T16:31:33Z

    Supply chain expenses, materials prices and tariffs all conspired to raise costs for US heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar in the second quarter of this year, the company has reported. Despite revealing that net profits more than doubled in the period to $1.71 billion from $802m a year ago while turnover ...

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    Cosco Shipping Lines hit by cyber-attack

    2018-07-31T10:59:00Z

    Cosco Shipping Lines has restored network services to its America regions following a ransomware attack that took out local email and telephone connections last week, delaying services and temporarily affecting its global business. On July 25 the company was forced to isolate internal networks and shutdown connections within its American ...

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    BLG expands US services for Mercedes-Benz

    2018-07-25T10:22:21Z

    BLG Logistics is expanding its core operations in the US, where it acts as a supplier for Mercedes-Benz. The company is making its largest investment ever outside Germany at its US base in Vance, Alabama, where a total of $7.1m is being spent on setting up an automated small-parts warehouse ...

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    Trigo expands in the US with Lumbee buyout

    2018-07-24T16:58:42Z

    French quality management company Trigo has expanded in the US with the acquisition of Lumbee Enterprises, the US-based manufacturing, sorting, inspection and sub-assembly provider, for an undisclosed sum. Trigo works in the automotive and aerospace industries (among others) providing inspection and testing services. It also offers technical rework services, including ...

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    Celaya flood now affects Honda output in US

    2018-07-17T16:53:15Z

    Honda has confirmed that production of the Fit and HR-V models at the Celaya plant in Mexico will remain suspended this month, after the facility was hit by flooding at the end of June . The impact of the flood on the production of an engine component at the transmission ...

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    A rising tide – with political undercurrents

    2018-07-17T12:17:00Z

    Mexican production and exports continued to grow through 2017, both to the US and globally. At the same time, US sales remained strong and were fed by an increase in imports from established and emerging markets. It is only in Canada that both sales and assembly are showing a decline. ...

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    Pasha sees positive drivers at the ports

    2018-07-17T12:16:18Z

    Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) processed a total of more than 448,600 vehicle units across its four port terminal facilities in the US through 2017 for around 17 customers. The company, which is part of the wider Pasha Group, has operations on the US west coast at the ports of Grays ...

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    Finding the first point of rest

    2018-07-17T12:15:00Z

    Luke Doremus, director of sales for auto/ro-ro at stevedore and terminal operating company Ports America, talks about efficiency gains and losses and how the company is working with port authorities to improve berth productivity

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    Seeking to harmonise supply and demand

    2018-07-13T11:55:18Z

    In May, supply chain specialist Kinaxis announced that Volvo Cars had chosen its software for work on volume forecasting and production planning. According to Kinaxis, the Swedish carmaker will use its RapidResponse software to model the impact of rising production volumes, as well as other ‘what-if?’ scenarios. Accurate forecasting will ...

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    When will services be back on track?

    2018-07-09T14:12:23Z

    The state of the rail freight service in the US has been a leading topic of conversation for several months within vehicle supply chains, with discussions still ongoing between OEMs and rail providers. Questions around the availability of capacity and transit delays that have disrupted the timing of finished vehicle ...

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    Trump’s tariffs attract worldwide disapproval

    2018-07-04T10:08:39Z

    Carmakers, parts manufacturers, trade bodies and the European Union have all sharply criticised the Trump administration’s proposed import tariffs on vehicles and auto parts.Hinting at potential supply chain disruption, Toyota said: “There is no vehicle [made] in the United States … that is sole-sourced from exclusively US parts and components.”The ...

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    Flooding in Celaya halts Honda assembly

    2018-07-03T10:17:59Z

    Flooding has stopped production at Honda’s plant in Celaya, Mexico. The carmaker confirmed that floodwater had gotten into the plant on June 28 (Thursday) because of an overflow of a channel connected to the Laja River. “Honda decided to suspend all production from the evening of June 28,” said the ...

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    TireHub on track to operate in US

    2018-06-27T14:52:28Z

    Tyre distributor TireHub expects to start serving US customers in the first week of July after co-owners Bridgestone Americas and Goodyear received clearance for the joint venture. The newly formed company will distribute tyres for passenger cars and light trucks throughout the US, with an emphasis on satisfying growing demand ...

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    Automotive in the firing line as Trump extends tariffs

    2018-06-06T13:09:29Z

    Cars and automotive parts are becoming enmeshed in intensifying global trade wars, with the automotive sector facing increased shipping, supply, manufacturing and cost uncertainty for some time to come.The catalyst has been the US president imposing import tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium, two key input materials ...