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    Greener moves to senior supply chain role at Advance Auto Parts


    North America aftermarket parts provider, Advance Auto Parts, has appointed Todd Greener (left) as senior vice president of supply chain. He moves over from GE Appliances where he was general manager of appliance distribution operations.Advance said that Greener would be instrumental in executing its system-wide supply chain integration and transport ...

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    BMW opens two service parts distribution centres in US


    BMW has recently opened two regional parts distribution centres (RDCs) in the US – in California and Texas – which are both now fully operational.The first RDC in Redlands, California, is serving BMW dealers in the Southwest US, including in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona, as well as those ...

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    FCA selects Autoport for exports to Middle East


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has signed a contract with Autoport for the export of vehicles from the port of Wilmington in Delaware to the Middle East. Beginning this month (March) the port processor will begin handling volumes of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. The vehicles are being made at ...

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    Canadian National reaches agreement with Unifor


    North American rail provider Canadian National has reached a tentative labour agreement with the railway workers union Unifor, which represents 4,800 of its employees. The two sides have been negotiating renewal of contract terms since the end of last year. The terms of the new contract will not be made ...

  • PierA_POLB

    Agreement finally reached on West Coast ports dispute


    Disruption to container movements through ports up and down the US West Coast, which has affected production at a number of US automotive plants, looks to have been resolved following an agreement signed last week the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU).“After more than ...

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    Grimaldi adds ro-ro services in Europe and beyond


    Italian ocean forwarder Grimaldi has made a number of recent additions to its services in the Mediterranean and to West Africa.Most recently the company has added a fourth vessel – the MV Grande Ghana (pictured) – to its Mediterranean Express service (MEX), which moves between the port of Valencia in ...

  • Pam Stec 25.08.10 SN

    Schulz to replace Stec as Ford's director of MP&L in North America


    Pamela Stec (left) is retiring from Ford after 37 years with the company. Her role as director of North American material planning and logistics (MP&L) operations, which she has held since 2004, will be taken up by Matthias Schulz, currently director of MP&L at Ford Europe.Stec, who is based in ...

  • TakahiroHachigo_Honda

    Honda’s president Ito to be replaced by managing officer in June


    Honda Motor has announced that its president Takanobu Ito will be replaced in June this year by Takahiro Hachigo, currently a managing officer with responsibility for purchasing in China (pictured).Hachigo took up the managing officer role last April. He will become senior managing officer in April this year, and will ...

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    Tripp retires from FCA; Cook to head global vehicle transport for interim


    Steve Tripp, head of worldwide vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is retiring from the company this week. He joined Chrysler in 2004 as senior manager of inbound logistics.Tripp has over 30 years of automotive supply chain experience at Ford and Chrysler, and has managed all aspects of the ...

  • Patrick_Ottensmeyer_KCS

    Ottensmeyer elected president of KCS


    North American rail provider, Kansas City Southern (KCS), has appointed Patrick Ottensmeyer (left) as its president. He will take up the position, from David Starling, on 1 March this year, moving from his current role at the company as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Starling remains CEO of ...

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    ICL to handle FCA outbound logistics operations in North America


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has chosen logistics management and IT provider ICL to manage its outbound vehicle operations across North America.The contract, which will officially start in August this year, will see ICL coordinating and overseeing the transport of Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat and Alpha Romeo vehicles to dealers and ...

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    Carmakers welcome end of Canadian Pacific rail strike


    [Story updated on 20 February] On Monday this week (16th) Canadian Pacific (CP) locomotive engineers called off the strike, which had begun on Sunday and concerned working conditions, and agreed to enter government arbitration with the rail provider. Freight services resumed on Tuesday morning, including those for the automotive industry, ...

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    Ceva expands in Canada with facility in Richmond, BC


    Ceva Logistics is expanding its operations in Canada with a move to a new 5,000 sq.m facility in Richmond, British Colombia that will provide air and ground freight management, and consolidation services, for a range of industries, including the automotive aftermarket. The company is moving to the new location on ...

  • Marysville Auto Plant

    Honda cutting output at six plants because of US ports congestion


    Following the news that the continuing dispute between dockworkers and port companies on the US West Coast has been affecting the inbound supply of parts to OEMs, Honda has confirmed that it is cutting output at six plants between the 16th and 23rd February as a direct result.There are four ...

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    CSX elects Oscar Muñoz as president


    North American rail provider, CSX, has elected Oscar Muñoz (left) as its president with immediate effect. He replaces Michael Ward, who remains CEO and chairman. Muñoz will retain his existing role as chief operating officer. His new responsibilities include overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design and information ...

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    Crane Worldwide Logistics expands in Ohio


    Crane Worldwide Logistics, the Texas-based, full-service customs brokerage and third-party logistics provider, has doubled its staff in Central Ohio because of the number of OEMs and suppliers it is now serving in the region. In December last year, the company started managing a 28,300 sq.m distribution centre for American Showa, ...

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    VW adds Jaxport to its US ports of entry


    Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has announced that it will begin using the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in Florida in May this year as its main port of entry for the delivery of vehicles to the south-eastern region of the US.Under an initial five-year contract the carmaker said it will ...

  • PortLASkyView

    Carmakers look to the skies as US port dispute snags inbound supply


    Carmakers with production facilities in the US, including leading Japanese brands, are having to resort to air charter services, among other measures, as continued congestion at the country's West Coast ports following labour disputes has threatened the supply of inbound parts. With no end to the dispute in sight and ...

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    Ford expansion will boost volumes through Valencia’s ports


    Ford has completed a $2.6 billion investment since 2011 to increase production at its Valencia assembly plant at Almussafes in Spain by 40%.It is the biggest investment in the history of the country’s car industry. This year output is expected to reach 400,000 units across six different vehicles made exclusively ...

  • MOPARcentreToluca

    FCA opens Mopar distribution centre in Toluca


    The Mexican subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has officially opened a parts distribution centre in Toluca to support the supply of Mopar service parts to the dealer network. The 45,000 sq.m facility, in which the company has invested $13m, will be able to store and move 65,000 parts.Management of ...