All north america articles – Page 14

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    Setor de logística indiano busca subsídio para movimentação de veículos por via ferroviária e marítima


    Empresas de logística automotiva na Índia estão pretendendo desenvolver melhores serviços costeiros de transporte marítimo e ferroviário para veículos acabados a partir de fábricas de produção para concessionárias. Atualmente, com poucas exceções, esse tráfego é encaminhado por estrada.A barreira à entrada, no entanto, permanece clara: para enviar um carro pequeno ...

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    Autoport to begin operations at Port Canaveral next year


    US vehicle processing company, Autoport, will begin operations at Port Canaveral’s automotive terminal in January next year.The port, in Brevard County, Florida, is leasing approximately 65,000 sq.m at its new terminal to Autoport for operations, with an option to expand.“We are excited to partner with AutoPort and provide our new ...

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    Kia to export 80% cars from recently completed Mexican plant


    Kia has said that 60% of the vehicles produced at its recently completed plant in Mexico will be for export to the US with the remaining 40% divided between Mexico and markets in Latin America.The Korean carmaker said last week that it had completed construction on the $3 billion plant ...

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    Automotive Component Carrier to make 71 drivers redundant


    Automotive Component Carrier (ACC), a haulier company owned by Penske Logistics, is laying off 71 truck drivers after the company missed out on a contract with General Motors.ACC had previously given notice that it planned redundancies across its 300-strong workforce as part of its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ...

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    VW India begins exports to Argentina; imports from SA start at Altamira


    Volkswagen has announced that it has begun exports of the Vento model made at its Chakan plant near Pune, India, to Argentina, where it is being rebadged for sale as a Polo. The vehicle was launched in Argentina on November 10th and so far VW has exported 1,600 vehicles to ...

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    Flooding in Chennai causes plant closures and supply disruption


    [Updated 19th November] Torrential rain in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu over the past week has led to shutdowns at a number of OEM and tier supplier plants in areas surrounding the flooded city of Chennai. A number of major carmakers operating in the area have been affected by ...

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    BMW: Getting connected for a new era of distribution


    BMW’s vice-president of vehicle distribution Ulrich Wieland (right) and head of global vehicle dispatch and transport Mathias Wellbrock (left) talk about how connected car technology could transform the OEM’s outbound operations over the next decade

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    DB Schenker makes top level appointments in Europe and India


    DB Schenker has detailed CEO appointments in Europe and India with Jürgen Wilder taking over as CEO of DB Schenker Rail this coming December and Oliver Bohm, recently appointed as CEO of Schenker India.Wilder joins the company from Siemens where he was most recently CEO of the company’s global unit ...

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    Positive sales for JLR but slump in China has affected quarterly results


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported its best ever October sales with year-to-date figures for 2015 also up on the same period in 2014. However, a dramatic drop of around 30% in China for the three months to September 30th has affected global results for the quarter.The carmaker’s sales for ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader.The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, where ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply


    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    South America conference: Taking control in a crisis


    The 7th Automotive Logistics South America conference, held in São Paulo, Brazil, may have brought together delegates experiencing recession, and suffering from declining volumes, but the Brazilians showed their resilience and creativity. Companies emphasised how to reshape supply chains in a crisis, and how they could move forward together stronger, ...

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    North American Q3 rail results reveal uncertainties in the sector


    Third quarter results from the majority of the main rail companies operating in North America show revenue from the automotive sector is down or remains flat. However, declines have not as been as dramatic compared to other sectors, notably coal.Union Pacific reported marginal revenue increase from the automotive sector, against ...

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    Dürr Somac opens logistics facility in Stollberg


    Dürr Somac, which makes filling equipment for the automotive industry, has opened a warehouse and logistics centre in the German town of Stollberg following an investment of €1.5m ($1.6m). The company already has a manufacturing facility in the town and has been present in Stollberg for 10 years.“The new centre, ...

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    Faurecia: The power of four into one


    Tier one supplier Faurecia is consolidating its North American logistics network in a bid to reduce logistics costs, optimise its networks, and build better relationships with carriersFaurecia, based in Nanterre, France, is among the world’s largest tier suppliers, ranking seventh globally for 2014, according to the latest Automotive News list ...

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    North America: Staying flexible in a challenging landscape


    Against the backdrop of a recent rise in ground count and decrease in overall velocity, rail operators and equipment suppliers must innovate and invest to meet carmaker’s demands. Anthony Coia and Christopher Ludwig report.North America remains the world’s most dynamic and important market for vehicle logistics by rail. Although the ...

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    GM says stamping facility will save $14m in logistics costs


    General Motors has received the first delivery of stamping press equipment to its Lansing Grand River Assembly plant in Michigan, which will be used to stamp parts for the Camaro, Cadillac ATS and CTS range of vehicles.The presses are being installed at a new $174m stamping facility on site at ...

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    India: Chasing away the railroad blues


    Legislation and equipment design have brought Indian railways far down the track from where they were ten years ago, but infrastructure and standards still lag behind developed regionsIndia’s vehicle logistics has long been dominated by truck, with production growth over the past decade putting even more strain on the country’s ...

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    Charleston port’s harbour plans get final approval


    The US port of Charleston has received the final approval necessary to proceed with a $300m harbour-deepening project, a move that will allow larger Post-Panamax vessels access on a 24-hour basis.Approval on the project, which will deepen the harbour by an additional 7ft to 52ft (15.8-metres) – and 54ft in ...

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    The race to deliver


    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting lineMotor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who love ...