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    Ro-ro carriers given the right to jointly negotiate US tugboat prices

    2017-01-24T16:10:33Z

    The US Federal Maritime Commission has decided to permit major ro-ro carriers to jointly negotiate the pricing of tug services at US ports from now on. The news comes after the commission voted to amend the existing cooperative working agreement that shippers Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WWL), Eukor, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier ...

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    US car hauliers: Keeping all eyes on the road

    2017-01-24T15:45:04Z

    Despite a levelling off in US vehicle sales, car carriers hope to carry on expanding as new technology makes them more efficient. But there are potholes to negotiate, as Automotive Logistics finds out... The car haulage industry in the United States has begun to experience the inevitable – a ...

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    US tariffs ‘of limited long-term impact’ on Mexico, says WWL

    2017-01-24T15:12:29Z

    Export tariffs to the US will be of limited long-term impact on Mexico’s automotive sector despite some short- to medium-term concerns, the head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in Mexico has suggested. Commenting on an analysis of the Mexican market produced by WWL recently, including the threat of tariffs being ...

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    Tesla to build Model 3 powertrains in Nevada

    2017-01-24T10:11:22Z

    Electric car manufacturer Tesla plans to invest $350m in its ‘gigafactory’ in Nevada to allow it to manufacture the drive units for its newest product, the Model 3. In his annual ‘state of the state’ address last week, Nevada governor Brian Sandoval announced the planned investment and said it would ...

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    Glovis America opens VDC for Kia at former GM plant

    2017-01-23T14:34:19Z

    Hyundai Glovis-owned finished vehicle service provider, Glovis America, has invested an initial $1m in an inland vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the former GM plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. As well as serving local Kia dealers, the new 11,600 sq.m facility will function as a distribution hub for the central and ...

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    VW admits diesel emissions scandal spelt an end to C-TPAT status

    2017-01-18T18:06:52Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has revealed that it was removed from the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and Importer Self-Assessment (ISA) programmes, following the diesel emissions scandal in 2015. Companies on the C-TPAT list are considered low risk, resulting in expedited processing of their cargo, including fewer customs examinations. The ...

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    Carmakers continue with investment plans for US plants

    2017-01-18T16:50:14Z

    GM and Hyundai have both announced substantial investments in the US this week – but despite incoming US president Donald Trump using Twitter to shower himself with praise for these investments, their plans have been in place for some time, according to the OEMs themselves. Following Trump's criticism of GM’s ...

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    Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    2017-01-17T15:11:22Z

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16 th ) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 ...

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    Port of Portland begins search for Wyatt’s replacement

    2017-01-16T17:22:26Z

    Port of Portland has begun searching for a new executive director after current incumbent Bill Wyatt (pictured) announced his imminent retirement. Port commissioner president, Jim Carter, said: “Our goal in this search is to ensure we select the best leader for the port moving forward and provide opportunities for our ...

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    Honda secures 4,000 jobs with new investment in Ontario facilities

    2017-01-16T16:23:10Z

    Honda Canada has agreed to invest C$492m ($374m) in new facilities in Ontario, securing 4,000 direct jobs, according to the province’s government. Among the developments, the carmaker has agreed to build a new paint shop at its plant in Alliston that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 44%. It will ...

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    FCA invests in US Jeep output; warns over withdrawal from Mexico

    2017-01-11T17:20:31Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed plans to invest $1 billion in its Michigan and Ohio plants, generating 2,000 jobs in the US. The move will create the capacity to extend its Jeep product line-up in response to a continued shift by consumers to SUVs and pickup trucks, and will ...

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    Electric vehicle firm Rivian buys former Mitsubishi plant in Illinois

    2017-01-11T10:40:51Z

    Rivian Automotive, the US-based electric car hopeful, has agreed a deal to purchase Mitsubishi’s former manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois. In July 2015, Mitsubishi confirmed it would end production of the Outlander model at the near 80,000 sq.m facility (pictured), its only plant in the US, switching production to ...

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    MetroGistics buys AmeriFleet to expand fleet services

    2017-01-10T14:27:49Z

    US-based automotive 3PL MetroGistics has announced its first acquisition since being bought by private equity group, Tailwind Capital , in October. The company has acquired Georgia-based AmeriFleet, which says it is the biggest fleet logistics services partner in North America, for an undisclosed sum. The merged operations of AmeriFleet and ...

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    Trump turns on Toyota over vehicle imports from Mexico

    2017-01-06T12:43:42Z

    Following recent attacks on Ford and GM for existing and planned imports of vehicles into the US from Mexico, US president-elect Donald Trump has now turned his attention to Toyota. In a tweet posted on Thursday (January 5 th ) Trump said: “Toyota Motor said will build a new plant ...

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    Ford cancels plans for plant in Mexico as GM defends its position

    2017-01-04T15:55:26Z

    Ford has confirmed it is cancelling plans to build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in San Luis Potosi, in north-central Mexico, citing slowing demand for the smaller vehicles intended for the plant for the move, rather than recent criticism from president-elect Donald Trump over production in Mexico for export to ...

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    Bradford opens packaging facility for automotive sector in Mexico

    2017-01-04T15:19:31Z

    The Mexican division of US packaging firm Bradford – Bradford de Mexico (BdM) – has opened a plant for the supply of automotive packaging in Querétaro, in the central region of the country. The company said the newly built facility, which has room for expansion, would make custom returnable packaging ...

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    Dependable Auto Shippers files for Chapter 11 Protection

    2017-01-04T14:50:04Z

    US finished vehicle haulier Dependable Auto Shippers (DAS) has filed for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal published over the festive break. The WSJ reported that the company, which has been moving cars for over 50 years, could not repay debt following revenue problems ...

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    General Motors: The new law of supply & demand

    2016-12-29T12:46:38Z

    GM has restructured its order fulfilment, supply chain and logistics to share more common objectives, grouping them together in a department reporting to James Bovenzi The size and complexity of General Motors’ supply chain mean that designing and sourcing the most effective logistics and distribution network for the carmaker is ...

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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots… North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or ...

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    American Honda: Looking for smart, sustainable solutions

    2016-12-19T14:23:09Z

    All photos of Chuck Kendig by: Walter Savinovich American Honda’s head of sales planning and logistics, Chuck Kendig, reveals the philosophy behind his approach to managing the carmaker’s outbound flows and describes how the department operates to cope with changing model demand Since April 2015, when Chuck Kendig inherited ...