All north america articles – Page 24

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    NYK and APM bet on Gujarati ro-ro hub


    A new, dedicated ro-ro terminal at Pipavev could become a major west coast export hub for India - but it depends on a number of factors, not least what will happen at the port of MumbaiWhile not without its hiccups, India’s vehicle exports have been on the rise, with some ...

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    Gardner replaces Grady in lead role at FCA’s dealer network


    Peter Grady (left) will retire from his role as vice president, Dealer Network Development at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) – North America at the end of this month.Grady began his career with American Motors (AMC) in 1984, three years before AMC was bought outright by Chrysler. He went on to ...

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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing


    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business.Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. PTL ...

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    Faster forwarding


    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logisticsEd Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. In ...


    Toyota part 1: NAPO organisation and 'One Toyota'


    Understanding how Toyota's service parts division in the US is organised, and looking to the implication of the carmaker's consolidation in TexasAs vice-president and general manager of Toyota’s North American Parts Operations, Neil Swartz (left) manages the full scope of the service parts and accessories supply chain across Toyota Motor ...

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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain


    Toyota’s unique ‘two-tier’ supply chain in North America is designed to smooth distribution and ensure fast, uninterrupted supply to dealers, distributors and export marketsThe view outside the Toyota parts centre in Ontario, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, is pure California. Palm trees line the road in either direction and ...

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    American vistas of the Toyota way: A report in five parts


    As Toyota’s largest global market, maintaining a fast, reliable supply of service parts and accessories across North America is critical to the carmaker’s business model. Spare parts sales add incremental profit to dealers and to Toyota alike, while their availability is essential to the company’s brand promise, from supporting vehicle ...


    Growth and agreement in South-east Asia


    With the imminent introduction of a new regional trade agreement, the logistics challenges posed by difficult border crossings and the ASEAN region’s island geography could ease as investments in services increaseDespite some setbacks, vehicle production is expected to grow further in South-East Asia as part of wider economic growth in ...

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    The big freeze thaws


    Following last year’s winter of discontent, rail providers in North America are putting record amounts of revenue back into meeting demand, while better forecasting and communication with carmakers appear to be improving services.For the North American finished vehicle rail logistics industry, 2014 was both a bumper year and a bumpy ...

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    Nissan starts work on logistics park in Smyrna


    As part of newly announced plans to expand its production footprint in Smyrna, Tennessee, Nissan North America is building a 140,000 sq.m integrated logistics centre that will handle inbound production parts.The carmaker is investing $160m in the total expansion at Smyrna, which includes a supplier park designed to encourage and ...

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    Chang is new manager of vehicle logistics at Porsche Cars NA


    Howard Chang has moved from his role as delivery quality engineer at Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) to become manager of vehicle logistics and port operations. He replaces Justin Newell, who left the company last September and now has a position at as operations manager at Reliable Carriers, one of ...

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    WWL opens third VPC in China; starts work on another in US


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Tianjin in China, its third such facility in the country. The latest facility, which is a joint venture with the Tianjin Port Group, provides 140,000 sq.m of storage and a 6,000 sq. m workshop, which will ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    Demand for Hellcat forces FCA to temporarily restrict orders


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that it has had to temporarily restrict orders for its 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models because of unprecedented demand.“Dodge has received more than 9,000 orders since ordering opened in September of last year, and the company has delivered more than 2,200 units ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability


    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations.Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s primary ...

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    Future visions of European automotive logistics


    Delegates gathered in Bonn, Germany for the annual Automotive Logistics Europe conference, where senior executives discussed the role of technology, e-commerce and globalisation in the automotive supply chain. Some of the forecasts were scary, although many foresee increasing complexity and opportunity – if logistics companies can keep up with the ...

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    Ford switches Eco Boost engine production to Ohio


    Ford has switched the production of 2-litre and 2.3-litre Eco Boost engines for the North American market to its Cleveland Engine Plant in Ohio, US. Previously the engines were made at the company’s Valencia engine plant in Spain, which will now be the exclusive production point for 2-litre Eco Boost ...

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    Grimaldi invests in car carrier fleet for Europe-US services


    Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group is investing $300m in five car carriers to provide services between Europe and the US. The vessels are most likely to be used for the transport of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, though this was unconfirmed by Grimaldi.The vessels will each be able to carry 7,000 cars ...

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    Brazil and Mexico extend vehicle trade agreement


    The governments of Brazil and Mexico have extended their vehicle trade agreement, which was signed in 2012, for a further four years. It was due to expire on March 18th, but the extension now means the limit will remain in place until March 2019.Quotas are set by the dollar value ...

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    GM to close Indonesian plant citing logistics complexity and material cost


    General Motors has said it will close its Bekasi plant in Indonesia by the end of June this year citing high material costs and limitations on its ability to fully utilise the local supplier base. The company’s executive vice president and president for GM International, Stefan Jacoby, also said that ...