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    Steady makes a Subaru


    Subaru has doubled sales in the US over the past five years, by maintaining a well-planned, stable scheduling and logistics flow. Its top logistics team talks in depth about the carmaker's strategy for current and future growthSubaru has been on a tear for the last seven, tumultuous years in the ...

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    Tesla’s ‘gigafactory’ to be built in Nevada


    The long-awaited news is out that Tesla’s $5 billion battery ‘gigafactory’ is to be built around Reno, Nevada. The factory, which is a joint venture with Panasonic, will produce Tesla’s lithium-ion battery packs. Nevada is the eventual winner of a battle that involved Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas for ...

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    Renault-Nissan and Daimler focus on Manzanillo port


    Renault-Nissan’s alliance with Daimler is reported to be importing equipment for the construction of its recently announced plant in Aguascalientes in Mexico through the west coast port of Manzanillo. The choice of Manzanillo is a significant one because the port is expected to import Nissan parts and components from Asia ...

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    Progress Rail loses contracts as investigation continues says report


    Caterpillar’s subsidiary, Progress Rail, which provides locomotive and railcar repairs to some of North America’s leading rail providers, is reported to have lost a number of contracts to rival services provider TTX. The news comes as Progress Rail goes through a federal investigation into whether it has been mischarging customers ...

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    Newell leaves Porsche North America


    Justin Newell has left his role as manager of vehicle logistics and port operations at Porsche Cars North America.In a brief statement a spokesperson for the carmaker confirmed that he had left and that the company wished him well. It has yet to announce a successor.Newell was with Porsche Cars ...

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    Horizon Lines makes Rubin permanent CEO and president


    US domestic ocean forwarder, Horizon Lines, has elected Steven Rubin as its permanent president and CEO. Rubin was has been filling the roles on an interim basis for the past two months. He is also director of the company, a position to which he was appointed in 2011.“Throughout this interim ...

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    BNSF to improve port turnaround time with Tacoma Rail contract


    North American rail provider BNSF has signed a contract with local provider Tacoma rail for maintenance and stocking services at the port of Tacoma on the US West Coast. The contract is expected to improve turnaround times for locomotives at the port because of the vicinity of Tacoma Rail’s maintenance ...

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    Stech moves from Russia to Volvo Cars North America


    John Stech, who was president of Volvo Cars Russia until last month, has moved to a new role as executive vice-president of commercial operations at Volvo Cars of North America. He is now responsible for sales, customer service, the dealer network, and information technology in the US market.“I’m truly thrilled ...

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    Vascor expands services with Commonwealth Express buyout


    Third party logistics provider Vascor has bought Commonwealth Express, a US-based provider of transport and brokerage services. The acquisition is expected to boost Vascor’s 2014 revenue by more than $20m. The company said the move is part of its plans to expand services in dedicated contract carriage, transactional and truck ...

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    Kia to build Mexico plant and tackle global supply shortage


    Kia has become the latest carmaker to set up production in Mexico with the announcement it will start work this month on a $1 billion facility in Monterrey in the northeast of the country. The carmaker stated that it expects the plant to play a major role in alleviating current ...

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    Nissan makes logistics improvements to Canton facility


    Japanese carmaker Nissan has finished improvement works on the logistics centre at its US plant in Canton, Mississippi. It is also constructing a new supplier park with an integrated logistics centre at the site.The existing centre just completed will create immediate space for suppliers. A spokesperson for Nissan said ...

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    Ford’s Kolkata PDC to enable faster parts distribution in east


    Ford’s fourth parts distribution centre in India, which is located in Kolkata, is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of this year.The company also has regional PDCs in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi.The 3,200 sq.m centre was officially opened at the end of July and Ford said that ...

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    PIERS data shows H1 increase in US auto parts imports


    Automotive parts imports to the US increased by more than 5% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 based on figures provided by PIERS, the US import-export reporting service. That figure was up by nearly 11% compared to the same period in 2012 and the market has grown 10% over ...

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    Russia threatens retaliatory ban on vehicle imports


    Russia has said it will tighten retaliatory sanctions on products from Western nations to include a ban on vehicles if more sanctions are imposed on the export of Russian products.The announcement follows the recent imposition of sanctions on food products from the European Union, United States, Australia, Canada and Norway. ...

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    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland The recovery ...

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    Nissan inaugurates VDC at Aguascalientes A2 plant


    Nissan has officially opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at second plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico following an investment of $31m. The carmaker said the facility would accelerate the export of the Sentra vehicles made at the plant and push the daily number sent to the US to 720. Currently 100% ...

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    Krathwohl takes up management role with Jack Cooper


    Christine Krathwohl has taken up a new role at Jack Cooper Holdings as managing director on the company’s Strategic Advisory Board. Krathwohl was previously executive director of logistics and supplier diversity at General Motors, a position she left in May last year amid an executive reshuffle at the carmaker.She joins ...

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    ProTrans takes Mahle award for border processing services


    Transport and supply chain management provider, ProTrans, has been presented with the Mahle 2013 Innovation Award for border processing services at its Laredo service centre in Texas.Mahle supplies engine, filtration and thermal management systems.ProTrans has been building full truckloads of filtration system components at the Laredo centre and transporting them ...

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    Roadrunner on a roll with purchase of Active Aero Group


    US transport and logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems is continuing its recent run of acquisitions with the announcement this week that it is buying Active Aero Group, the expedited air and ground cargo provider, for $115m. The transaction is expected to close by the end of Roadrunner’s 2014 third quarter, ...

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    KCS announces top management appointments


    Kansas City Southern (KCS) has appointed Erik Hansen as vice-president of intermodal, responsible for automotive operations, as well as sales and marketing. He is based in Kansas City and reports to executive vice president of sales and marketing, Patrick Ottensmeyer."We are delighted that Erik has joined the KCS management team," ...