All north america articles

  • ATRI_score
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    Driver shortage the number one concern for road carriers in ATRI survey

    2017-10-23T15:08:04Z

    The shortage of truck drivers in North America has climbed six places to come top of the list of concerns in a survey into critical issues facing the sector, conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The results were released at this week’s 2017 American Trucking Association (ATA) Management ...

  • AMP ITSC
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    AMP Capital buys ITS ConGlobal from Carlyle Group

    2017-10-11T11:43:12Z

    AMP Capital, an Australian investment firm with over $137 billion in funds under management, has completed its largest ever North American deal, buying logistics company ITS ConGlobal (ITSC) from the Carlyle Group for an undisclosed sum. A Reuters report suggested the deal was worth more than $500m, citing unnamed ...

  • Pence_opt
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    Report suggests US is reviewing its trade deal with South Korea

    2017-04-19T23:42:44Z

    US vice-president Mike Pence (pictured) has indicated during his visit to South Korea that the trade deal between the two countries is under review and could be reformed, according to a Reuters report. The deal, which came into effect in 2012, has had a positive impact on US vehicle exports ...

  • Brad-Brennan-new
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    Evolution Time Critical opens new office in Atlanta

    2017-04-19T23:40:19Z

    Emergency logistics services provider, Evolution Time Critical, has opened a US office in Atlanta, Georgia. The company said it had decided to put an office there in response to increasing demand from the automotive industry for its services and cited North America’s high vehicle production levels, which are expected to ...

  • Emanuele_Grimaldi
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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    2017-04-19T23:35:43Z

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ...

  • Cardero-FMC
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    Cordero leaves FMC to lead the Port of Long Beach

    2017-04-19T23:33:02Z

    Mario Cordero (pictured, right) has been appointed as executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California, the second busiest container port in the US. He is leaving his role as a Federal Maritime Commission member having served as chairman for almost six years until January, when US president ...

  • Mopar Parts Distribution Center
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    FCA opens $12.2m Mopar parts distribution centre in Winchester

    2017-04-19T23:30:46Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in the US has invested $12.2m to open a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Winchester, Virginia. The 37,000 sq.m facility will handle 9.2m items annually across 50,000 part numbers and serve 200 dealers, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic region. The 37,000 sq.m facility is the first of ...

  • ScottMize_Nissan_Trading-300x200
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    Top moves at Nissan’s logistics business in the US

    2017-04-19T23:23:44Z

    [Updated April 27] There has been an executive shift around at Nissan Motor in the US, following Scott Mize’s move to become senior general manager at Nissan Trading Corporation USA. Mize (pictured) was senior manager of purchasing, transportation and logistics at the carmaker, a role he held for almost ...

  • toyotaaward2017s_opt
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    BNSF receives President’s Award for third consecutive year

    2017-04-12T17:59:52Z

    North America railway operator BNSF has received the Toyota Logistics Services President’s Award for the third year running. The award is the "highest supplier honour given to service partners who demonstrate combined excellence in quality, customer service and on-time performance,” said BNSF in a statement. The company has also received ...

  • ShawnMasters_ProTrans
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    ProTrans adopts JDA Software tool to optimise transport capacity

    2017-04-12T17:38:27Z

    North American transport and supply chain management provider, ProTrans, has started using a transport optimisation tool from JDA Software to maximise capacity utilisation and delivery speed for its automotive customers. According to the company, the JDA Transportation Modeler is designed to provide real-time data on ProTrans’ delivery network and give ...

  • Schneider-IPo
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    Bell rings for Schneider National after successful New York IPO

    2017-04-07T17:11:09Z

    Having successfully raised $550m in an initial public offering (IPO), shares in the North American third-party logistics provider, Schneider National, have now started trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The Wisconsin-headquartered company, family-owned since it was founded by Al Schneider in 1935, was also given the opportunity to ...

  • Cat_med_Excavator
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    Caterpillar plant closures prompt global changes in supply pattern

    2017-04-05T23:00:07Z

    Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar is closing plants in the US and Europe with a combined loss of around 2,800 jobs, in reaction to a drop in demand in the construction, mining and energy industries. Products made at the plants, in Aurora, Illinois and Gosselies, Belgium, will be shifted ...

  • Ford_opt
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    Ontario secures its place in Ford’s connected-car future

    2017-04-05T16:49:00Z

    Ford has announced a C$500m ($373m) research and development (R&D) investment in Canada’s Ontario territory, including the development of a research and engineering centre in the capital of Ottawa. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (pictured here on the right), were both present at the official event ...

  • Article

    Durant appointed senior VP for aftersales at VW America

    2017-04-04T22:53:36Z

    David Durant (pictured) has been appointed as senior vice-president for aftersales at Volkswagen America. He will report to Hinrich Woebcken, who was appointed head of the North America region in April last year. The 50-year old Durant will oversee all Volkswagen brand aftersales activities, which include developing and implementing strategies ...

  • Carrier-by-Kunal-Mehta
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    Vehicle logistics & regulations: The new rules of the game

    2017-03-29T16:52:24Z

    Donald Trump’s pledge to lighten the US regulatory load should be music to the logistics industry’s ears, but road and rail providers may have to fight their own corners as and when the changes are rung in In this story... Looking to lighten the burden Testing Trump's orders ...

  • PortDevelopmentPlan_Philadelphia_opt
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    Major investment to double vehicle handling at Philadelphia port

    2017-03-22T17:35:03Z

    The US state of Pennsylvania is investing $93m in the port of Philadelphia's finished vehicle terminal to more than double annual import capacity there to 350,000 vehicles. The move is part of an overall $300m government investment in infrastructure, warehousing and equipment at the port. The capital investment programme was ...

  • Blueprint-budget
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    White House budget blueprint cuts transport in favour of defence

    2017-03-22T17:06:56Z

    A blueprint federal budget released by the Trump administration has proposed major cuts, including to the Department of Transportation (DOT), in order to fund a major increase in defence spending alongside additions to veterans' affairs and homeland security. In the budget document, America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make ...

  • Dillon-port
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    SCPA breaks ground on second inland port in South Carolina

    2017-03-21T17:24:43Z

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has broken ground on a new inland port in the town of Dillon. The move follows its recent success in establishing an inland logistics hub used by BMW and tyremaker Michelin. In choosing a location in the eastern part of South Carolina with close proximity ...

  • OHollaren_Ken_opt
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    Port of Portland hires O’Hollaren to help grow automotive business

    2017-03-21T17:14:34Z

    Ken O’Hollaren (pictured) has been hired as marine marketing director at the Port of Portland. He has more than 25 years of experience and was previously executive director at the ports of Longview and Port Angeles. Keith Leavitt, the Port of Portland’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited to ...

  • Brad-Childs
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    Childs joins Moore Transport as VP of sales and marketing

    2017-03-21T17:02:10Z

    a href="https://automotivelogistics.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Brad-Childs.jpg" img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-114674" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Brad-Childs.jpg" alt="Brad Childs" width="300" height="200" / /a Bradley Childs has been appointed as vice-president of sales and marketing at Moore Transport. He joins the company after almost five years with Proficient Auto Transport, a Florida based car carrier, where he was ...