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    WWL now moving Toyotas from Japan to US east coast


    Toyota has chosen Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to move its passenger vehicles to North America from Japan on new direct service. The latest contract is in addition to the finished vehicle ocean and land-based services that WWL provides for the carmaker between Japan and Europe.WWL also provides services for Toyota ...

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    LLamasoft plugs the data gap with latest supply chain agreements


    Supply chain design software provider LLamasoft has recently announced partnerships with three leading supply chain companies to provide it with data for its modelling customers. The improved data builds on LLamasoft’s provision of software services, which are designed to improve supply chain operations, including those in the automotive industry.In the ...

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    XPO's $3bn takeover of Con-way to benefit automotive


    Supply chain services provider XPO Logistics is buying US transport and logistics provider Con-way for $3 billion. The deal is expected to close in October this year subject to regulatory approval. XPO said the buyout will make it the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America and increase ...

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    Ed Wilson moves to port operations role at VW of America


    Ed Wilson has moved from his position as general manager of vehicle logistics for VW Group of America (VWoA) to take up a new role as manager of port operations at the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for the carmaker.Wilson’s latest role is something of a return to the port operations ...

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    Burke replaces Goldsmith as head of BMW’s VDCs in US


    Jim Goldsmith (pictured) has moved from his role as head of vehicle processing and distribution centres (VDCs) at BMW North America to become head of US warranty. He has been replaced by Bryan Burke who was VDC manager of operations in New Jersey.Goldsmith has more than 30 years experience in ...

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    Grupo Antolin completes purchase of Magna Interiors


    Spanish parts maker, Grupo Antolin, has completed its buyout of the majority of the interior operations of global supplier Magna, which was first announced in April this year.Antolin has bought Magna Interiors for $525m and said the purchase would double the size of its business and strengthen its position in ...

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    Ford’s Grant Belanger to retire; Todd Bryant will head global logistics


    Ford will soon have a new executive director of global material planning and logistics (MP&L), and parts supply and logistics (PS&L) in North America as Grant Belanger (left) retires after 30 years with the company.Sources at Ford have told Automotive Logistics that he will be replaced by Todd Bryant, beginning ...

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    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK


    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, ...

  • Horst Mosolf

    Industry mourns passing of Horst Mosolf, founder of the Mosolf Group


    Horst Mosolf, the founder of automotive logistics specialist, Mosolf Group, has sadly died, aged 87.The founder remained in his position as the senior manager of the Mosolf Group until his last day.Dr Jörg Mosolf, managing partner and chief executive manager of the Mosolf Group said, “My father was a man ...

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    Port of Vancouver USA opens ‘the Trench’; Subaru to benefit


    The US port of Vancouver in Washington State has officially opened a $30m rail project designed to improve the flow of goods by train to and from regional locations along the West Coast and between Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, Illinois.Known as ‘the Trench’, the development, which began in 2012, aims ...

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    VW India exports 100,000th car to Mexico


    Volkswagen’s division in India has shipped its 100,000th car to Mexico in fewer than two years since it started exports from its facility in Chakan, near Pune, via the port of Mumbai. The milestone vehicle was a red VW Vento, which was loaded as part of a consignment aboard the ...

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    OEMs could share single system for import and export logistics


    Carmakers already share numerous resources: they use the same ships, the same port terminals, the same infrastructure and logistics providers. However, should they be sharing more? Speakers at this year’s Import Export North America conference in Baltimore raised the idea that carmakers could put considerable amounts of data – from ...

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    Panel discussion: working out the efficiency equation


    This year’s Import Export North American conference covered a lot of territory, from managing changes in export and import patterns, new flows from Mexico, capacity limits and increasing safety and quality holds. To close the conference, a panel of vehicle logistics executives from Ford, BMW, Nissan and Honda discussed their ...

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    Brian Mason moves from Toyota to Pasha Automotive Services


    Brian Mason has retired from Toyota Motor Sales, where he worked for outbound logistics arm Toyota Logistics Services (TLS), and has taken up a position this month as vice-president of planning, analysis and development at Pasha Automotive Services, which provides vehicle logistics services throughout North America.Mason spent 31 years with ...

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    Geodis looks for US expansion with Ozburn-Hessey Logistics buyout


    One of Europe’s largest supply chain operators, Geodis, has entered into an agreement to acquire US third party logistics (3PL) firm Ozburn-Hessey Logistics (OHL) for an undisclosed figure.Geodis, which is owned by SNCF Logistics and has a $10.6 billion annual turnover, hopes that the deal will enhance its freight forwarding ...

  • Udo Lange FedEx Trade Network

    Udo Lange joins FedEx Trade Networks


    Dr Udo Lange is joining FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding and customs brokerage arm of the global shipping company, as executive vice president and chief operating officer.Lange will be responsible for overseeing all global air and ocean freight forwarding, and customs brokerage operations for the division.“I am excited to ...

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    The 'X' factors of port efficiency


    ​Speakers at the 2015 Import Export North American conference in Baltimore pointed to the need to improve visibility in the international vehicle logistics chain, and to work closely together ahead of what could be major changes to import and export patterns. Christopher Ludwig and Rachael Hogg report from Baltimore ...

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    Thousands of cars destroyed in Tianjin port explosions


    *Updated on 17/08 and 18/08 to include more information*Two huge explosions in the port of Tianjin, near Beijing, have caused devastation to large areas of the city, killed at least 114 people, and left many hundreds injured. Several thousand imported cars stored in a logistics park have also been completely ...

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    IENA 2015 – US ports face funding and capacity crunch


    With the growth of the US population expected to grow by 70m people over the next 30 years, the country’s ports are expected to see a huge rise in freight demand and congestion. Without an increase in investment and strategic planning among the government, shippers and port operators this could ...

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    JLR targets Slovakia for plant, citing supply chain and logistics benefits


    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has signed a letter of intent with the Slovak government to build its next assembly facility in Nitra, choosing the central European location over others in Europe, the US and Mexico for a 300,000-unit per year factory.In a statement, JLR confirmed that it had chosen the ...