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    Liberty shows a passion for vehicle shipping with new ro-ro launch

    2017-03-21T12:17:37Z

    Liberty Global Logistics has held a ceremony at the port of Beaumont in Texas to officially name its new ro-ro vessel, the Liberty Passion . The US flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) will be loading military and other commercial cargo in Beaumont, as well as other US ports, ...

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    Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    2017-03-20T16:46:13Z

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and ...

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    General Motors adds powertrain jobs in Michigan ahead of Trump visit

    2017-03-15T16:53:09Z

    General Motors has announced the addition of 220 new jobs and the retention of 680 that were previously under threat across three of its Michigan-based facilities over the next 12 months. The announcement was made on the same day that US president Donald Trump confirmed he would be visiting Detroit. ...

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    CSX names new CEO as part of move to ‘reconstitute’ its board

    2017-03-15T14:00:46Z

    North American rail provider CSX has named veteran railroad executive E. Hunter Harrison as its new CEO. Harrison replaces Michael Ward, who recently announced his decision to retire as chairman and CEO at the end of May but will continue to serve as a consultant. Harrison, whose experience includes stints ...

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    FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    2017-03-14T18:36:04Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector ($236 billion is the correct answer)

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    Volvo Trucks demonstrates on-highway platooning in California

    2017-03-14T17:53:24Z

    Volvo Trucks and the University of California, Berkeley have completed a partially automated truck platooning demonstration, hauling three containers on the interstate highway from the port of Los Angeles. Platooning reduces aerodynamic drag, fuel consumption and emissions by grouping trucks closely together along a given highway route. Reducing the distance ...

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    DHL Supply Chain appoints automotive lead for North America

    2017-02-15T14:48:54Z

    Dennis Lutwen has taken over as president of automotive at DHL Supply Chain North America. Lutwen (pictured) moves from his role as vice-president operations for dedicated fleet in the region. Lutwen first joined DHL Supply Chain in North America in 2003 as finance director for the company’s chemical, energy and ...

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    Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    2017-02-14T11:27:26Z

    Yusen Logistics has opened a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially ...

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    Georgia Ports Authority announces new developments

    2017-02-08T14:46:53Z

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has just announced the sale to developers of 200 hectares of property to accommodate growing demand for warehousing, distribution and trans-shipping facilities near the port of Savannah. The new development, located on five parcels of land at GPA's Savannah River International Trade Park, is less ...

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    OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    2017-02-08T12:15:36Z

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of ...

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    Mexico conference: Nafta concerns slow supply chain investment

    2017-02-06T12:53:32Z

    Carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers are becoming increasingly cautious about investment in Mexico, downgrading some plans or holding back on decisions amid the uncertainty of Mexico’s future trade relations with the United States and potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Mexico has been one of ...

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    Mexico conference: government urges ‘tranquillity’ in Nafta debate

    2017-02-03T22:40:07Z

    The Mexican government has confirmed that it will seek to maintain the current advantages of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), including tariff-free trade of automotive parts and vehicles, in upcoming negotiations with the governments of the US and Canada. It will also seek to further reduce regulatory barriers ...

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    GM job cuts loom in Canada as overlap of Equinox production ends

    2017-02-01T11:24:57Z

    General Motors has issued a notice at its CAMI plant in Canada that could result in the laying off of about 600 employees, according to labour union Unifor. The union said it was informed of the decision by company management earlier this week. The CAMI assembly plant in Ontario has ...

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    Bronczek takes over at FedEx; Cunningham to lead FedEx Express

    2017-01-31T12:01:07Z

    David Bronczek (pictured) is to take over as president and chief operating officer (COO) of FedEx tomorrow (February 1 st ). He moves from his role as president and CEO of the FedEx Express division, a position he has held for 17 years, and will now be responsible for all ...

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    Priority Freight recognised for crisis-management project

    2017-01-30T12:56:30Z

    Time-critical logistics provider Priority Freight has been recognised with a Specialist Services Award from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) after a complex crisis-management project that involved moving a component production operation from the UK to the US to prevent supplies to numerous carmakers from being suspended. Priority Freight MD ...

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    Armour replaces Toyota veteran Moore in Canada

    2017-01-27T17:15:31Z

    It has recently emerged that Lee Armour (pictured) has succeeded Ernie Moore as national manager of the vehicle logistics division at Toyota Canada. Moore, who has retired, joined Toyota Canada over 26 years ago. He held a variety of senior management and executive positions within the customer services and logistics ...

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    It may not be popular, but collaboration is still the only smart option

    2017-01-26T12:35:01Z

    Despite the rise in populist protectionism so clearly underlined by the UK's recent vote to leave the EU and Donald Trump's surprising US election win, working together remains the only sensible way forward Supply chain experts will spend 2017 dealing with the aftermath of the protectionist sentiments that helped propel ...

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    Trump withdraws from TPP and prepares to renegotiate Nafta

    2017-01-25T16:53:37Z

    As promised in his election campaign, US president Donald Trump has issued his first executive order by officially withdrawing the US from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. The future of the TPP is now uncertain, with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull suggesting China could replace the US but ...

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    Kansas City Southern counts the cost of Mexican fuel price rise

    2017-01-25T15:30:19Z

    Kansas City Southern (KCS) has said it is paying 70% more for its fuel in Mexico than it does in the US, following price hikes of 15-20% in some parts of the country at the start of this year, which have led to widespread protests. Speaking at his company’s fourth ...

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    Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    2017-01-25T12:06:35Z

    China topped the index once again, based on market size, ease of doing business and logistics infrastructure The outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions ...