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  • DB_Schenker_Barking Multimodal Euro-hub

    Carriers fight Schenker lawsuit and more firms join case


    At the end of 2014 Deutsche Bahn’s logistics subsidiary, Schenker Logistics, announced that it would seek damages of around $2.5 billion from air cargo carriers found guilty of operating a global price-fixing cartel. However, some of the airlines named in the lawsuit have now filed motions to dismiss the action, ...

  • Comprehensive BIG

    Job losses at Comprehensive Logistics


    Comprehensive Logistics, US-based third-party logistics provider that manages the delivery of automotive parts and handles sub-manufacturing for OEMs, has announced it will make 66 employees redundant at its Lansing plant in Michigan. On a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification document that was filed with the state of Michigan, Comprehensive Logistics ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Höegh Osaka returns to Port of Southampton


    The stricken Höegh Osaka has been successfully towed to berth 101 at the Port of Southampton.After being stranded for nearly three weeks, the vessel is now safely moored, after a large operation in difficult conditions to reduce the listing to around five degrees, and remove around 3,000 tonnes of water ...

  • Mustang_Export_Select_1

    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

  • PortEverettRoRo

    Port of Everett invests $3.8m in terminal for heavy ro-ro traffic


    Work is now underway at the port of Everett in the US state of Washington to strengthen the South Terminal with the aim of better supporting heavy ro-ro cargo operations.The total budget for the infrastructure project is $3.8m, which includes strengthening 140-feet (43 metres) of the 700-foot (214 metre) dock ...

  • Grimaldi_top

    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US


    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

  • Kalpesh Pathak II(new)

    Pathak takes on purchasing responsibilities at Fiat India; Chikhle moves to North America


    Kalpesh Pathak, assistant vice-president of supply chain management at Fiat India Automobiles (left), has taken on purchasing responsibilities for the carmaker, which were previously handled by Sudhir Chikhle.“I am now responsible for FCA [Fiat Chrysler Automobiles] group purchasing activities in India along with supply chain management,” confirmed Pathak. “I am ...

  • Ferromex_train_autos

    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014


    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported.Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase of ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Höegh Osaka remains anchored on UK coast


    Salvors are currently working onboard the listing car carrier vessel Höegh Osaka, which ran into trouble outside the UK port of Southampton last week, to install two new pumps. If the weather permits, divers will also inspect the hull. Although strong winds and storms are forecast around Southampton, the weather ...

  • Justin_Newell_PorscheNA

    Justin Newell takes up position at Reliable Carriers


    Following his departure from Porsche Cars North America last September, Justin Newell, formerly manager of vehicle logistics and port operations at the carmaker, has taken up a new role as operations manager at Reliable Carriers, one of North America’s leading enclosed vehicle carriers, based in Canton, Indiana.Newell was with Porsche ...

  • Ship_NYK_Line

    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges


    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles.A number of the world’s leading ro-ro providers, ...

  • calsonic_kansei_module

    Calsonic Kansei increases footprint in Sunderland


    Automotive components supplier Calsonic Kansei has invested £800,000 ($1.2m) in establishing a 9,300 sq. m warehouse at Doxford International Technology Park in Sunderland, UK, which was officially opened this week (January 14th). The company, which makes heat exchange, air conditioning, exhaust, interior, and electronic automotive components, is a major supplier ...

  • Wayne State business school course

    Wayne State and AIAG offer second vehicle supply chain programme


    The Vehicle Industry Purchasing and SCM Certificate Training Program, offered by Wayne State University’s School of Business, in cooperation with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) moves into its second year. The course, which begins on February 19th and lasts for 23 weekly sessions, will take place at AIAG’s headquarters ...

  • Port Panama city crane loading

    Port Panama IDC targets automotive business


    Port Panama City, Florida, has recently completed its intermodal distribution centre (IDC), and is now ready to accommodate new business. Addressing the Port Authority in a meeting last week, Becca Hardin, interim director of the Bay County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), said that the EDA is targeting automotive companies in ...

  • Krathwohl_Cooper_Standard

    Krathwohl moves to global supply chain role at Cooper Standard


    [Story updated on 13 January] Christine Krathwohl has left her role at finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper, where she was managing director of the company’s Strategic Advisory Board, and taken up a new position at automotive parts supplier Cooper Standard as vice-president of global supply chain. She took up the ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Stricken Höegh car carrier towed to Spitbank for investigation


    A Höegh Autoliners car carrier, with around 1,400 vehicles and 100 pieces of earthmoving equipment on board, grounded in the waters known as the Solent, outside the UK south-coast port of Southampton, refloated itself on January 7th and has been moved to investigate further.

  • DoT_trucks_highway

    DoT’s Foxx warns of worsening infrastructure in US


    At a forum held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Monday this week, US secretary of transport, Anthony Foxx, warned that the US infrastructure deficit was growing and would worsen without further investment and long-term planning for new technology.“Whatever the infrastructure deficit is on paper, it’s probably a ...

  • NS_GP33ECO_locos

    Norfolk Southern unveils first emission-friendly locomotives


    North American rail provider Norfolk Southern has revealed the first two low emission locomotives produced at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania. A further 23 have been commissioned.The first engines – GP33ECO switching locomotives – have been funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program.Following ...

  • Port_of_Baltimore-102

    CDN kicks off 2015 with $1m for further growth


    Car Delivery Network, which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has announced it has secured $1m in funding from private investors to expand its operations as an independently owned and operated business. While the investors are unnamed CDN said they were from outside the automotive industry."These funds will ...

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok

    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors


    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year.A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, compared ...