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    Recalls issued on BMW vehicles damaged by winter conditions at Halifax


    Following the report earlier this year that harsh winter conditions had resulted in a snow storm burying vehicles at the Autoport facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, near the port of Halifax, Transport Canada – the government body that monitors transport safety – has now announced a recall on around ...

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    AM General begins contract production of Merc R-Class in Indiana


    US specialist vehicle maker, AM General, has begun contract production of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class vehicles at its commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. Assembly began officially on Tuesday, August 11th.Mercedes-Benz US International (MBUSI) signed an agreement with AM General at the beginning of the year making it the first and ...

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    DNB reports positive outlook for car carrier sector


    Norwegian investment bank, DNB Markets, has reported a brighter outlook for the maritime car carrier sector as a result of slower fleet growth and rising demand, factors it said that have led to better vessel utilisation.In a report seen by analyst firm IHS Maritime, DNB stated that the market for ...

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    Honda lands first HR-V volume from Mexico in the UK


    Following the news that Honda had exported its first consignment of HR-V vehicles from Mexico destined for the UK market the carmaker confirmed this week that the vehicles have now landed in the UK through the port of Bristol.The vehicles were made at Honda’s Celaya plant in Mexico and exported ...

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    GM invests in Flint plant upgrade with benefits for inbound


    GM has announced plans to invest $877m at Flint, the OEM’s oldest assembly plant in North America in an major overhaul that promises to reduce handling and the time it takes to ship parts inbound.As part of the plans GM is building a new body shop for the assembly plant, ...

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    Auto supply chain dispute a factor in failure of TPP talks


    Last week’s Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, which were held in Hawaii, failed to find resolution, partially because of a dispute over vehicle trade between North American and Japan related to NAFTA rules of origin.The TPP negotiations are an effort by 12 nations trading on the Pacific Rim to find ...

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    GPA and CSX port at Chatsworth will have direct rail link to Savannah


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and North American rail provider CSX have signed an agreement with local government bodies in the US state to set up an inland port at Chatsworth in Murray County. The Appalachian Regional Port will have direct rail links to Georgia’s port of Savannah and will support ...

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    Cummins opens global aftermarket logistics hub in Singapore


    Tier one engine maker, Cummins, has opened a $5.4m global logistics hub in Singapore that it said will enhance its delivery of aftermarket products. The company said the Singapore Global Logistics Hub will serve markets including the US, Europe, China, India, as well as customers across the Northeast and Southeast ...

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    GM and SAIC to build small cars for emerging markets; GM restructures in India


    General Motors has announced that it will develop a new range of small cars featuring high levels of technology, in partnership with China’s Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). The new cars, based on a common architecture, will be built and sold under the Chevrolet brand in China, Brazil, India, Mexico ...

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    Mitsubishi to end US production, switch to exports from Japan


    Mitsubishi Motors is ending production of its Outlander Sport model in the US by November this year. The carmaker’s division there – Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) – makes the vehicle at its only plant in the country, located at Normal, Illinois. Production is now expected to switch to its ...

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    American hauliers: Adding up the miles


    Constraints on rail capacity and changing demand could see road hauliers covering greater distances, as well as facing greater challengesThe fact that the majority of volume vehicle movements in North America use rail – perhaps for 70-75% of miles covered, by some estimates – would suggest that most truck deliveries ...

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    Volvo Group distribution centre up and running in Mississippi


    Volvo Group’s new 10,000 sq.m central distribution centre in Byhalia, Mississippi is now fully operational.The $70m facility, which was built in six months, is managing the distribution of aftermarket parts for the company’s Mack and Volvo truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta, which supplies power ...

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    DHL launches cross border LTL service between US and Mexico


    [This story was updated on Thursday 23rd July] DHL’s freight handling division, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a less-than-container load (LTL) service between the US and Mexico that it said has already been adopted by the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors, among others.Han Roest, global sector head of automotive at ...

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    Cadillac to export exclusive ATS and CTS V-series to Japan


    GM’s Cadillac division is supplementing the supply of its US-made luxury sports sedans, the ATS and CTS, in Japan, and will export small volumes of the V-series versions of the cars there subject to demand. The high performance cars are made at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan.GM ...

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    Magna International to buy Getrag


    Magna International, the global components and systems supplier, announced that it will buy Getrag, a German car parts manufacturer for $1.9 billion (€1.75 billion), to expand its automotive transmission systems business.Magna is currently the world’s third largest automotive supplier, and the latest announcement is a bid by Magna to win ...

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    VW of America investing $6.8m in PDC for Pacific northwest


    Volkswagen Group of America is planning to open a new Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Centre in Sacramento, California.The OEM is investing $6.8m in expanding its logistics operations with a 13,000+ sq.m facility. It is Volkswagen’s second parts distribution warehouse in California. It has a 28,800 sq.m parts and distribution facility ...

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    First Honda HR-V exports to the UK leave Mexico


    The first consignment of Honda HR-V vehicles produced in Mexico for the UK market left the port of Veracruz at the end of last week. According to Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics for American Honda Motor, 695 right-hand-drive HR-Vs, which are made at the Celaya plant, were part of ...

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    Keeping a yard ahead of the game


    Outsourcing responsibility for end-of-line yard operations can present challenges as well as benefits for both carmakers and their logistics partnersIn the relentless drive to squeeze cost out of automotive supply chains, specialisation is the watchword. Carmakers increasingly see their own core competence as manufacturing; for their part, logistics providers understand ...

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    Honda part 6: Nurturing a rich harvest


    From inventory management and container tracking to carbon reduction and data mining, Honda’s holistic improvement is set to continueHonda’s logistics have changed dramatically over the past decade or more, including more production sites, global suppliers and consolidation points. The introduction and expansion of a lead logistics provider has helped to ...

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    Honda part 5: Working better, together


    An emphasis on collaboration is helping the carmaker maximise efficiency, minimise cost and possibly avoid capacity and driver shortagesWhile part of the Honda North America logistics strategy has been to increase consolidation between all its plants, there has also been a move towards wider collaboration in the supply chain, whether ...