All north america articles – Page 26

  • IAP+Brunswick_+Hyundai+Genesis

    IAP reaches 5m milestone for vehicle handling at Brunswick port


    International Auto Processing (IAP), which provides vehicle processing services at the US port of Brunswick, has handled its 5 millionth vehicle at the Colonel's Island terminal. The milestone vehicle was a silver Hyundai Genesis and was delivered to the port aboard the Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics vessel, Isolde.As well as Hyundai-Kia, ...

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    Union Pacific elects Lance Fritz as CEO


    Lance Fritz (left) has been elected CEO of North American rail provider Union Pacific by the company's board of directors. He succeeds John Koralski, who has now become executive chairman.Fritz is also president and has most recently been serving as COO in addition to that role. He was also elected ...

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    Weak yen not the only reason for Japanese export growth


    The weakening yen has helped stimulate a growth in automotive-related exports from Japan to the US along with other markets. In terms of finished vehicle exports to the US, the country saw a rise of 6.4% in December compared to the same month in 2013, reaching almost 152,760 units, according ...

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    Strain becomes head of global automotive at Goodpack


    Robert Strain has left his role as vice-president of the automotive sector for Asia Pacific at Ceva Logistics to take up a new position at Goodpack as head of global automotive. Goodpack provides steel intermediate bulk containers to global markets.“Robert will be responsible for all aspects of the automotive vertical ...

  • Zavala, WWL

    Mexico conference: a sea change needed for short sea


    The use of short-sea shipping to move vehicles within North America still tends to be more of a fallback option for carmakers when there are capacity issues on the other modes such as rail, rather than as a regular service. But before shipping lines can offer more frequent sailings, investments ...

  • Roberts Cummins

    Mexico conference: Supply base set to grow and deepen


    The automotive supply base in Mexico looks set to enjoy further growth and localisation as carmakers and tier suppliers increase production and sourcing in the country to take advantage of favourable labour costs, falling energy prices, as well as lower logistics and distribution costs for key markets in North America, ...

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    KCS rides on automotive gains for fourth quarter


    North American rail provider, Kansas City Southern (KCS), has reported a revenue growth of 4% to $643m in the fourth quarter, led by a 13% increase in revenue from automotive shipments, which accounted for $60.6m. The number of automotive units moved in the fourth quarter rose by 11% to 32,500.The ...

  • Ildefonso

    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'


    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, ...

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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report


    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

  • Veracruz

    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz


    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

  • Ferromex

    Mexico conference: Ferromex predicts investments will meet rail demand


    While carmakers in Mexico continue to voice their concerns over the adequate provision of rail services, the country’s biggest rail provider, Ferromex, has said it will have the capacity to support the demands of increased production in the country, which is forecast to hit 5m by 2020. Since the rail ...

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    Mexico conference: stronger trade agreements central to auto sector


    At the opening of the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, which took place last week in Mexico City, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo (left), highlighted the importance of global trade agreements and improvements in the movement of goods across the country’s borders for the continued success of the automotive ...

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    Automotive Logistics inaugural Mexico conference on video


    Principal sessions from the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference held last week are now available to view. The event saw a packed attendance and speakers including top political figures such as federal government Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, Miguel Marquez, Governor for the State of Guanajuato, ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Cargo removed from Höegh Osaka


    More than three weeks after the Höegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent area off Southampton, UK, the cargo onboard is beginning to be removed from the ship. With an estimated £60m worth of vehicles and machinery on board, a team of people are now driving the vehicles, including Land ...

  • PorscheMacan2015

    Porsche to meet demand for Macan in US through increased production requests


    Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has confirmed that it will boost inventory of its Macan midsize SUV crossover for dealers in the US to meet increased demand from customers. Since it was introduced there in May last year customers have been waiting anything up to six months for delivery of ...

  • PenskeLandRover

    Penske expands vehicle and truck dealerships


    US-based transport services provider, Penske Automotive Group, has bought a Land Rover dealership in Darien, Connecticut, which it said could generate approximately $50m in annual revenue for the company. Penske would not disclose how much it paid for the dealership."We are pleased to add the Land Rover brand to our ...

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    Höegh opens office in Mexico; looks for trade and cargo diversity


    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has officially opened an office in Mexico City in a move designed to build on its established import/export trade in the country and take advantage of the opportunities for business that the growing automotive production in the country offers.According to Per Folkesson, president of Region ...

  • Bluegrass supply chain

    Bluegrass Supply Chain Services consolidates business


    Third party logistics provider, Bluegrass Supply Chain Services (BSCS) is combining its three existing locations into one centralised warehouse and corporate office in Bowling Green, Kentucky.The move will bring an additional $5.185m to the region, provide an extra 160,000sq. feet of space, and create 55 new jobs. BSCS provides value ...

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    Georgia ports see growth in all sectors in 2014


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) ended last year with growth across all cargo sectors, including a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, and a 10.2% increase in container handling.The port of Brunswick in particular continued to dominate in automotive and machinery trade after moving 688,575 units for the year. When combined ...

  • ReliableTransportCarriers

    Reliable Transport Group launches freight brokerage company


    Reliable Transport Group is launching a new freight brokerage company, Reliable Transport Group LLC, and anticipates customers from the automotive industry.The new company will offer custom freight brokerage solutions and a large network of carriers, along with helping connect its customers with carriers for freight transportation needs, and aiding owner ...