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    WWL: Setting a new course


    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to comeIn this story...Sea change in exportsWWL's moving footprintMexican connectionsA day at the helmA future by land and seaTen years may be ...

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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock


    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market.During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the sector ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China


    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship.The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, Belarus ...

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    Georgia Ports Authority to triple investment at Brunswick


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has said it will invest $152m in improving facilities at the US port of Brunswick over the next ten years to keep pace with demand. The expenditure is almost three times that invested during the past decade and includes a fourth berth for ro-ro cargo at ...

  • Lanka Harness Executive Chairman Rohan Pallewatta on the production floor

    Lanka Harness: Out of Asia


    Rohan Gunasekera reports on Sri Lankan supplier Lanka Harness’s global success and expansion in Mexico, and the local supply chain its executive chairman, Rohan Pallewatta, hopes to build for the company at homeLanka Harness, a Sri Lankan company that supplies impact sensors for airbags and seatbelts, has recently been making ...

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    Toyota Logistics Services provides vehicles for car hauler training


    Toyota Logistics Services (TLS) ­– a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Sales that manages Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicle logistics operations – has delivered nine Toyota and Lexus vehicles to the Auto Haulers Training Institute in Orange Park, Florida.The vehicles will be used in programmes geared towards providing truck drivers with ...

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    Subaru of Indiana wins reusable packaging award


    Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) has significantly increased the use of reusable packaging, and won the RPA’s 2015 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award for its efforts, that have saved millions and had a positive environmental impact.SIA had an 89% usage rate of reusable packaging for North American supplier direct delivered ...

  • BMW i8 Metals

    Supply chain and mining are potential barriers to alternative powertrains


    Most of the larger OEMs have made commitments for the coming years to increasing the amount of alternative powertrains within their production lineup. Electric vehicles are growing in appeal around the world and, as they do, so does the demand for a once-obscure group of specialist metals, which are vital ...

  • General Motors port India

    GM India’s first export shipment to Mexico


    General Motors has announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico.The vehicles have now left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra, and should arrive in Mexico within eight weeks. Sales of the vehicles will commence in December in Mexico.Arvind Saxena, GM India president and managing ...

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    TNT ships solar car from the Netherlands to Australia


    TNT has shipped a solar car from the Netherlands to Australia.The logistics company shipped the car from Eindhoven to Liege, Belgium, then flew it to Singapore, and on to Melbourne.The four-seat prototype will compete at the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km race between Darwin and Adelaide. World Solar Challenge said, ...

  • Mazatlan port in Mexico

    The Port of Mazatlán re-enters the Mexican finished vehicles market


    The Mexican port of Mazatlán has resumed finished vehicles handling, after an absence of five years. The first vessel arrived from Japan on October 8th, carrying 900 imported vehicles for distribution by Nissan Mexicana. Once ashore, the vehicles were despatched by rail, using Ferromex, to the Nissan plant at Aguascalientes, ...

  • Future City

    Material World


    Changes in the very make-up of vehicles will dramatically reshape the outbound sector.It is not what has changed in automotive logistics over the past ten years that is remarkable, so much as what has not. Much in the world’s economy is almost unrecognisable compared to a decade ago, including the ...

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    TPP trade deal is signed by Pacific Rim countries


    The biggest trade deal in decades was signed in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, on Monday this week when the 12 Pacific Rim countries that have been involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks since 2010 finally came to an agreement.“With today’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, ...

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    ICL presented with Kaizen award by Toyota Canada


    ICL, an IT provider of cloud-based solutions designed specifically for the finished automotive logistics supply chain, has been presented with the Kazien Excellence Award at Toyota Canada’s annual Vehicle Logistics Partners Meeting.According to Toyota Canada, ICL has shown long-standing commitment to ongoing improvement, reinvestment, and innovation.The two companies have been ...

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    Floods hit dealers in South Carolina and disrupt supply chain


    [Updated October 9th] Devastating flooding in the US state of South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin has left seven people dead and cut power to thousands of people across the state. The deluge, which affected central and coastal areas, has also hit vehicle makers in the region, including ...

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    Repair specialist Dent Wizard buys KhS


    Dent Wizard International, a specialist in paint-free vehicle dent repair, has bought the North American division of damage repair and claims manager, Know How Systems Global (KhS), for an undisclosed sum.Dent Wizard is a leading provider of small-to-medium area repair techniques (SMART) in North America and offers services and products, ...


    Lear doubles car seat production in the UK to meet demand from OEMs


    [Updated October 8th] Seating supplier Lear has doubled the size of its UK facility in Sunderland with a 3,500 sq.m extension in response to demand for car seating from its customers Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The move doubles its annual production capacity for the supply of car seat ...

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    Ford reports dispute resolved at Kansas City Assembly Plant


    Ford said it had reached agreement with workers this week at its Kansas City assembly facility in Claycomo, Missouri over a local labour dispute, but it is not clear whether the carmaker is still going ahead with the reorganisation of parts supply to its Dearborn plant."Working with our UAW partners, ...

  • Chris and Bill

    Video interview with Bill Pawluk, CEO, CTM


    At this year’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Bill Pawluk, CEO, Convertible Trailer Manufacturing spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the difficulties of getting a new product to market, the future outlook for CTM, and collaboration.  

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    Tesla now in production at Tilburg for European customers


    Prestige electric vehicle maker, Tesla, has officially opened its assembly plant at Tilburg in The Netherlands – the first such purpose-built facility in Europe. The factory is supplying the Model S to customers across the continent, and Tesla has said building in Tilburg will increase the speed of deliveries to ...