All north america articles – Page 16

  • Antonio Fondevilla and Chris

    Video interview with Antonio Fondevilla, Ceva Logistics


    At this year's Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Antonio Fondevilla, head of the global Automotive sector at Ceva Logistics, spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the company's 2016 outlook, growth, and technology. 

  • UnionPacific_autos1

    Union Pacific invests $90m to expand operations in Laredo


    [Updated October 1st] North American rail provider Union Pacific Railroad has announced at $90m investment in its Port Laredo intermodal ramp in Texas.A spokesperson for Union Pacific confirmed that the company was currently working on an expansion project that would help improve efficiencies not just for Union Pacific, but also ...

  • AL15-Panel

    Panel discussion: where is the industry heading?


    The automotive logistics industry is well known for being evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Change doesn’t happen overnight and this is not likely to change any time soon. However, technology is moving fast and although adoption throughout the supply chain has been slow so far, OEMs and LSPs are confident that ...

  • NYK_deal_Intermodal_Colombia-300x2001.jpg

    NYK announces South American exports from US and Mexico


    NYK Line is moving vehicles and equipment into Central and South America with announcements that it has set up a new joint venture in Colombia for imports from Mexico and also will start handling exports from Port Canaveral in Florida, in the US.In the first move, NYK has signed an ...

  • UTi_opening_Mexico

    UTi expands contract logistics in Mexico


    Supply chain and logistics provider UTi has opened a new contract logistics facility in Mexico to support the growth of its clients in the automotive and high-tech industries.The 2,500 sq.m facility is located in Irapuato in the north central region, which has become a hub of activity for automotive and ...

  • HoeghTransporter

    Höegh vessel found with handguns aboard is released


    Kenyan authorities have now released a car-carrying vessel operated by Höegh Autoliners after a consignment of undeclared handguns was found inside a number of military vehicles being shipped for the United Nations (UN).The Höegh Transporter was detained for a week by the authorities when it called at the port of ...

  • FVL-panel-1024x9121.jpg

    Outbound innovators need to think bigger and bolder


    Finished vehicle logistics (FVL) may not have a reputation for being the most innovative aspect of the automotive industry, but if providers want to overcome some of the industry’s issues, then innovation will have to happen. At the recent Automotive Logistics Global conference, speakers discussed the potential to innovate within ...

  • BillGarrett_Vascor

    The pros and cons of short-sea in Mexico


    The picture in Mexico is constantly changing. At this year's Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Roberto Zavala, head of Mexico for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, said it was a country of contrast, or “two Mexicos”. One is the booming emerging market with huge amounts of investment and development, but the ...

  • Last panel

    Coming to an automotive supply chain near you


    The 16th Automotive Logistics Global conference, at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, brought together an industry growing and with positive outlooks. However, the potential changes heralded by the digital economy could upend business as usual. The question is when? Discussing disruption: (l to r) XPO's Bradley Jacobs; UTi's Ed ...

  • Wappler_Surgere-300x3001.jpg

    Innovative logistics is about joining the dots differently


    Innovation is something that is often confused with simple improvement in the automotive logistics industry but it is not about finding new ways of doing the same thing and patting yourself on the back; its about joining the dots differently.Speaking at this week’s Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, William ...

  • TimFlucht_Penske

    Positive signs for US-Mexico cross border material flow


    [Updated 28th September] Mexico is set to be the United States’ largest trading partner by 2018. Last year, 20 years after the NAFTA agreement was signed, trade between the two countries hit $592 billion, closing in on the $660 billion in trade between the US and Canada. The automotive industry ...

  • M_V_Autoracer_UECC

    UECC forced to recycle vessel due to high costs and low rates


    European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC has been forced to take its vessel M/V Autoracer out of service and send it for recycling. According to its CEO, Glenn Edvardsen, its removal was not because of low volumes but down to historically low freight rates on short sea voyages, a situation worsened ...

  • Karel_Stransky_Colliers

    Carmakers alter supply chains to cope with shift from Western Europe says Colliers


    Latest research from commercial real estate firm, Colliers International, indicates that shifts in economic power and manufacturing capacity over the past two decades have significantly changed the distribution of vehicles in Europe’s automotive industry. The company said that lower labour costs, improved infrastructure and government support have all contributed to ...

  • 2015_TMMI_Highlander_Hybrid_4_million_65954_2524_low

    Magnolia facility will handle inbound services for Toyota in US


    US supply chain services provider, Magnolia Automotive Services, is building a $4.4m logistics facility in Charlestown, Indiana to support the inbound supply of parts for Toyota production in the country.Magnolia, which is a joint venture between James Group International and Toyota Tsusho America, will develop the site over the next ...

  • Volkswagen Golf

    Volkswagen scandal could have huge effect on global supply chain


    Emission-control software built into US-made Volkswagen models, that were found to be violating US clean air rules, have also been used in other VW group diesel cars around the world, Volkswagen has confirmed. This is expected to have a significant impact on the OEM’s global supply chain.Around 11m VW Group ...

  • Brunswick_mercedes

    UniCar wins global inspection services contract for Mercedes-Benz


    Damage prevention services company, UniCar Group, has begun a contract with German marine insurer HDI-Gerling for the inspection of new Mercedes-Benz vehicles being moved between Europe, North America and the Far East.The contract will focus initially on deep-sea vessel operations running between the three continents and will involve around 1m ...

  • MercSUVlores-300x2251.jpg

    Mercedes investment in Tuscaloosa includes logistics system overhaul


    As part of its plans to invest $1.3 billion to expand SUV production at its Tuscaloosa plant in the US, Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) has said that it will upgrade its logistics and IT systems “to create a seamless integration of the supply base into the Mercedes-Benz plant operations”.“In the ...

  • zetsche-ghosn

    Renault and Daimler increase activity with EV engine supply deal


    Renault and Daimler are moving forward with a number of joint projects for the supply of vehicles and engines in 2015. The latest include Renault’s supply of motors from its plant in Cleon to Daimler for use in electric versions of the German carmaker’s Smart city cars, which are made ...

  • Kia_planta-Mexico

    Kia installs logistics infrastructure for Mexico plant


    The beginning of full production at Kia Motors’ plant in Mexico next May will be supported by a logistics upgrade in the Pesquería region that will facilitate volume exports by 2017.The arrival of Kia Motors Mexico at its plant in the state of Nuevo León has resulted in a major ...

  • NissanNP300_1

    Nissan starts imports through Mazatlan; latest NP300 also heading to dealers


    Nissan has begun importing vehicles made in Japan, including the Juke, Urvan, and X-Trail, through the Mexican port of Mazatlan. Around 3,000 vehicles will be delivered to the port per month for onward delivery by rail to the Aguascalientes.Nissan Mexicana told Automotive Logistics that it would be providing more information ...