All north america articles – Page 30

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    Kion renames Linde Material Handling as part of North American strategy


    Linde Material Handling North America is changing its name to Kion North America Corporation as of January 2015. The company said the change would allow it to better align itself with its European parent company, The Kion Group, and serve as a platform for its North American growth strategy. The ...

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    Ceva posts automotive wins while profit drops; reorganises global operations


    In its Q3 results, Ceva Logistics has reported that business wins in 2014 so far are up 20% year-on-year. New business in the Contract Logistics division has risen 19% and Freight Management wins increased by 20%, thanks to new automotive contracts in the last quarter. However, overall profits have fallen ...

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    Moving into an up-and-coming neighbourhood


    While comparisons have been made between Australia and South Africa’s automotive industry, and concerns are growing, experts in the country believe the country has to take advantage of logistics and proximity to potential markets such as Nigeria.South Africa’s automotive industry could share a similar fate to Australia, where OEMs are ...

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    Taking your hands off the wheel


    As driving and park-assist technology becomes more prevalent in trucks today, experts look ahead to what a future with self-driving trucks would mean for logistics and the automotive supply chain.Driverless cars entered the public imagination in force several years ago, when the media started following the development of the self-driving ...

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    Rival operators benefit from Horizon Lines break up


    The business of US domestic container shipping company Horizon Lines is being sold off to rivals Matson and The Pasha Group.Matson is buying Horizon’s Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities for $69.2m plus the repayment of outstanding debt. The Pasha Group has bought Horizon’s Hawaii operations ...

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    West Coast port congestion risks delays to parts supply


    [This article was updated on the 14 November] Congestion at the US West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is risking delays to the inbound delivery automotive parts to the country’s carmakers. The throughput of containers is being hampered by a number of factors including an on-going labour ...

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    Schaecher takes on double role at Ceva Logistics


    Ceva Logistics’ chief operating officer (COO) for Global Airfreight, Michael Schaecher (left), has taken on additional responsibility for the company’s Global Oceanfreight business following the departure of Dominik Tichelkamp, who has left the company.Schaecher joined Ceva in April of this year and brings extensive freight management experience to the company. ...

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    German rail freight hit by second wave of strike action


    DB Schenker’s freight services have been disrupted for the second time in a month as drivers affiliated with the German Train Drivers Union (GDL) took strike action across the country. The latest strike, which began on at 15.00 on 5 November, was due to run for four days. However, the ...

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    South America: Where logistics can hurt you


    The 2014 South America conference proved that inefficient logistics can not only disrupt production, but can hurt long-term growth. OEMs in Brazil are looking for ways to improve the supply chain and avoid falling further behind other countries. During previous Automotive Logistics South America conferences, executives worried about Brazil’s logistics ...

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    It's export or die for UK car industry


    Looking at the pattern of production and trade in the UK car industry there was one straightforward message that came out of the automotive industry meeting held today (November 5th) by Nissan and Sunderland City Council in London – export or die.Presenting the report he was commissioned to write by ...

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    South America Summit: High logistics costs put Brazil behind Mexico


    Brazil’s poor logistics infrastructure and tax bureaucracy are contributing to higher costs and declining competitiveness for the automotive industry, with the country losing out on investment in production and the supply chain, notably to Mexico. “Brazil is facing economic uncertainty, but it also needs to address high labour costs, logistics ...

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    Anyware Express logistics expanding


    Anyware Express, a South Carolina-based freight haulier, warehousing and port services provider, is expanding its business following an increase in the automotive parts business it handles. The logistics company is moving into a 9,300 sq.m facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, to accommodate an increase in imports and exports from ...

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    Sulphur detection drones will monitor SECA compliance


    The enforcement of sulphur emission control areas (SECAs) in the waters around northern Europe will be supported with the use of sulphur detection, or ‘sniffer’ drones, which will be used to monitor emissions from ships.From January 2015, the sulphur content of bunker fuel in the North and Baltic Seas, as ...

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    Tom Jones moves to senior automotive role at Ceva Logistics


    Tom Jones, a long-time veteran in automotive logistics, has moved to Ceva Logistics as its new senior vice-president of automotive operations for North America.Jones was most recently vice-president, sales national accounts at third party provider Palogix Supply Chain Services, but he spent 25 years at Ryder and was most recently ...

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    GM increases supply localisation for Chevy Volt


    General Motors’ chief executive officer Mary Barra has confirmed that the carmaker is further localising the supply chain for Chevrolet Volt in the US amid new investment in its home state of Michigan. Among the key components coming to the state, GM’s Warren Transmission Plant will be the manufacturing location ...

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    FCA reported to be planning Jeep exports from India


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is planning to introduce the Jeep brand to India next year, starting with the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee models, and in 2016 will produce a third Jeep brand SUV. According to a report in India’s Economic Times the latter model will also be exported to overseas ...

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    Logistics and delays hampering Honda in Mexico


    Honda has reportedly faced issues with production at its new Celaya plant in Mexico because of problems affecting both the quality and supply of parts. A consultant speaking to Automotive News has also cited vandalism and hijacking for finished vehicle rail shipments as an issue.According to US Honda dealers in ...

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    PAM Transportation posts record profits


    PAM Transportation, an irregular route trucking company based in Arkansas, North America has reported record profits in the third quarter, 2014. Stronger freight demand and lower fuel costs helped PAM to reach its latest figures, with the company posting a net income of $5.06m, a 111% gain on the $2.39m ...

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    Daimler shifting some van production from Germany to NAFTA


    Daimler has announced that it will localise the next-generation Mercedes Sprinter van in North America in full part-by-part production, while investing further at its main German van plants in Düsseldorf and Ludwigsfelde.The OEM has not said where future production will be, including whether it will be based in the US, ...

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    KCS sees big automotive rail growth in Q3


    North American rail provider Kansas City Southern has reported a 28% increase in revenue from the automotive sector in its third quarter results and has announced higher investment in its network as it anticipates handling more US-Mexico cross border traffic, including that for intermodal and vehicle cargo.KCS’s strongest demand for ...