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    Ryder webinar: the challenges of the US-Mexican border


    The Mexican wave is only set to grow in strength, with more and more cargo moving south and north between the border. However, there are several challenges for logistics companies to contend with, to ensure that they keep costs low, security high, and importantly, make the border crossing as pain ...

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    Ports benefit from increase in Spanish exports


    According to statistics released by the National Association of Automotive and Truck Manufacturers (ANFAC), Spanish vehicle exports were up in October, reaching more than 201,400 vehicles and equivalent to growth of almost 11%.The picture overall – from January to October – shows that more than 1.7m units were exported, up ...

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    Honda boosts Acura exports through Jaxport to Middle East


    American Honda Motor has started exporting its new Acura MDX and TLX models via the US East Coast port of Jacksonville to the Middle East. It is first time new Acura models are being made available in the Middle East through a dealership network in the region. Kuwait will be ...

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    European auto exports rise in key markets


    Latest figures show that the European Union has increased the export of automotive products indicating the importance of world markets for recovery – at least for the higher end brands – in a sector that has been dogged by sluggish sales within its borders since 2007. However, longer term, those ...

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    Maximizing the cross-border supply chain


    Carmakers and suppliers need to keep up with the latest technological advances to maintain quality while achieving faster delivery times, so customers can be retained and profit secured in a competitive market that will become defined by greater complexity over the coming years.This webinar, presented by Ryder, showcased strategies for ...

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    Schenker seeks $2.5 billion in damages from air cargo carriers


    Deutsche Bahn’s logistics subsidiary, Schenker, has announced it will seek damages estimated at $2.5 billion from air cargo carriers found guilty by the US Department of Justice (DoJ), the European Commission and other international authorities (including Comco in Switzerland for operating a global price-fixing cartel.In a statement the company ...

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    Latest AAR rail figures reveal auto gains in Mexico; Canada hit by weather


    Figures just published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) for the week ending November 22nd reveal that carloads of motor vehicles and parts shipped in Mexico are up 15.4% compared to the same week last year, with year-to-date results showing an 11% increase over the same period in 2013.Almost ...


    Yards apart


    Wastefully expensive lots of inventory, or a vital link in the finished vehicle logistics chain? Operators are investing in technology and process innovations to make storage yards work harder.For the industry that invented lean production and the concept of single-piece flow, the sight of thousands of valuable vehicles sitting stationary ...

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    Winter returns early to hit US automotive sector


    Threats of the level of disruption experienced by the US automotive sector last winter were renewed last week, with record snow and low temperatures coming early to all 50 states.The northeast of the US was hit particularly hard when massive snowfall put some dealers in Buffalo, NY, under seven feet ...

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    有报道称,日本海运商“K” Line公司的汽车卡车专运船 (PCTC)的船员们,营救了4位由于船舵损害而被困在大西洋的游艇船员。 该游艇的驾驶员向葡萄牙蓬塔德尔加达海上救援协调中心(MRCC Delgada)发出了求救信号,“K”Line公司密歇根州航线的船员收到信号后,立刻前往事故所在地,并成功解救了该游艇的船员,无任何伤亡。 随后该游艇被带往意大利利沃诺港口,于11月20日登陆。 该专运船由Ognyan Stanakiev Nikolov船长驾驶,船上共有23名船员,其中包括保加利亚和菲律宾国籍的船员。

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    “K” Line vessel rescues yacht crew from Atlantic


    The crew of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), owned by Japanese ocean forwarder “K” Line, are reported to have rescued a crew of four yachtsman who were in difficulty in the Atlantic ocean following damage to their vessel’s rudder.The yachtsmen sent a distress signal to the Maritime Rescue ...

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    Magna puts more in providers’ hands


    As tier suppliers take over more content and engineering in the automotive supply chain, the scope for logistics providers to increase their services and value to companies such as Magna is growing.For decades, the automotive supply chain has seen considerable product development and engineering spread from OEMs to the supply ...

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    Carlisle takes over from Williams as head of GM Canada


    In another top executive move at GM this week, Stephen Carlisle, formerly vice-president of Global Product Planning and Program Management (left), has been named president and managing director of GM Canada.Carlisle succeeds Kevin Williams who has been in the role since 2010, but who is retiring from the carmaker at ...

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    Grace Lieblein moves roles amidst top level GM shake up


    As part of a number of high level management changes at General Motors, it has been announced that Grace Lieblein, currently vice-president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, is moving to the position of vice-president, Global Quality. Steve Kiefer, currently vice-president, Global Powertrain, is moving into her previous role.Lieblein has been ...

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    WWL takes full control of Thai sales and customer service functions


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has revealed that it is bringing its sales and customer service operations in Thailand in house to “better coordinate its business in a growing market”. Those functions have been handled by Wilhelmsen Ship Service (WSS) for the past two decades. WWL said that the move should ...

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    Vehicle imports to China on the up while exports fall


    While China’s government has forecast that industry growth in the automotive sector will reach 8% by 2020, and account for 7.5% of its GDP, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) has recently released its own October figures, highlighting a growth in imports, but indicating that exports were down. In ...

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    Mercedes-Benz deepens global procurement footprint


    Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced it is expanding the international reach of its procurement organisation in an effort to safeguard its 2020 growth strategy. The move will see a closer integration of procurement and supplier quality functions, with locations in China, North America and South Africa playing a more important role ...

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    Transplace enhances customs portal for US-Mexico shippers


    North American 3PL and technology provider, Transplace, has announced improvements to the customs portal it provides for shippers moving goods through the US-Mexico border, including those in the automotive industry. According to the company the system automates and standardises the interaction between shippers, importers and customs, for better communication and ...

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    Denso opens Nashville facility as part of North American expansion plan


    Automotive systems supplier Denso is opening a parts distribution centre (PDC) in Nashville Tennessee as part of its plans to expand product development and manufacturing capabilities across the region.The Nashville facility – Denso Logistics Nashville Tennessee (DLNT) – represents an investment of $6.7m and covers an area of 15,300 sq.m.Overall ...

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    China reveals measures to make logistics sector globally competitive


    China’s State Council has released guidelines to promote the development of the commerce and logistics sectors to boost consumption and speed up job creation. According to state-run news agency, Xinhua, commercial loans and other policy support will be provided to relevant companies with the intention of building them into globally ...