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    Russia to hit Ukrainian auto industry with import duties


    The Russian government has announced the implementation of customs duties on vehicles made in Ukraine, which, according to local analysts, could bring the two largest manufacturers in the country – ZAZ and Bogdan – to the brink of bankruptcy. Russia authorities have said that to protect its own carmakers it ...

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    Automotive helps to lift DHL Supply Chain results in Q2


    DHL’s Supply Chain division has reported an increase in revenues in the second quarter of this year by 2.3% to €3.6 billion ($4.8 billion) compared with the same period last year. The company said growth in the division, which when adjusted for negative exchange-rate effects and the disposal of subsidiaries ...

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    Ceva reports mixed results amidst stronger contract logistics


    Ceva Logistics reported mixed second quarter results, with drops in revenue and earnings before tax lower than during the same period in 2013, the result of poor rates and cut to unprofitable business. However, the company cited growing new business wins and increased efforts to improve productivity and profit margins. ...

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    XPO Logistics to buy New Breed for $615m


    XPO Logistics has signed an agreement to buy New Breed Holdings for $615m. XPO Logistics is a non-asset based 3PL based in Connecticut, US that offers truckload, LTL, ground and air expedited services for the automotive industry (amongst others), as well as intermodal and transport services. New Breed specialises in ...


    Looking back: putting customers first in Indian vehicle logistics


    Achal Paliwal (left), until recently head of exports and logistics at Honda Cars India, sat down for a pint or two with our India correspondent to discuss a career in vehicle logistics and the evolution of two Japanese companies in India with very different approaches.When long-serving executives step down from ...

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    Georgia ports post record throughput in fiscal '14


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the southern US has recorded processing more than 700,000 vehicles and machinery units in its results for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), with the majority handled by the port of Brunswick’s dedicated Colonel’s Island automotive and machinery terminal. Brunswick ...

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    Guided by choices


    In the push to improve productivity, manufacturers and logistics providers are looking to increase the use of AGVs in parts and material warehouses, although there are still questions about investment and flexibility. Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are an increasingly common sight in the automotive industry, particularly in production plants, where ...

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    Alabama port to develop finished vehicle terminal


    The director of the Alabama State Port Authority, Jimmy Lyons, has revealed plans for the development of a $54m finished vehicle terminal at the port of Mobile. The authority has secured the property already and is in talks with carmakers and vehicle processors. The initial project will see the development ...

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    His heart always in logistics, Paliwal leaves Honda India


    *Updated August 6thJoining in a recent flurry of executive changes in India, Achal Paliwal, head of exports and logistics for Honda Cars India (left), has left the company. Paliwal had been with Honda since 2005, following a 19-year stint at Maruti Suzuki.Paliwal has declined to comment yet on what position ...

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    GM starts work on Lansing Grand River logistics facility


    General Motors has started work on a $44.5m logistics facility at its Lansing Grand River plant in Michigan. The 37,000 sq.m Logistics Optimization Center, which is adjacent to the plant, is expected to be complete by the end of the year and operations are due to begin in 2015. It ...

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    Keystone Automotive Operations comes to Texas


    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Keystone Automotive Operations, is moving to a 21,000-sq.m distribution centre in Flower Mound, near Dallas, Texas. The facility, which is being leased from Exeter Property Group and is located at the Lakeside Business District, is expected to be operational by the end of the year.The ...

  • KeystoneAutoOperations

    Keystone Automotive Operations comes to Texas


    North American aftermarket parts distributor, Keystone Automotive Operations, is moving to a 21,000-sq.m distribution centre in Flower Mound, near Dallas, Texas. The facility, which is being leased from Exeter Property Group and is located at the Lakeside Business District, is expected to be operational by the end of the year.The ...

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    Ferro to leave US Department of Transport in August


    Anne Ferro (left) is leaving her role as head of the US Department of Transport’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) at the end of August this year to take up a new role as president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA).Ferro has served longer ...

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    South Africa parts makers face two-month supply problem


    Following weeks of strike action by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), which has hit the automotive parts industry in South Africa, component makers are now faced with two months before they rebuild their pipeline of parts, according to Ken Manners, vice president of the National Association ...

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    Roadrunner buys Integrated Services for $13m


    US integrated logistics provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems has bought Integrated Services (ISI), an Indiana-based regional logistics provider focused on warehousing and transport services for the automotive industry. The purchase, which includes divisions ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South, is worth $13m. The company will fit into Roadrunner’s Truckload Logistics division“In ...

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    KCS reports 25% increase in automotive revenue in Q2


    North American rail provider Kansas City Southern has increased its revenues in the second quarter of 2014 by 12% based on the same period last year, to a record $650m, helped by a 25% increase in business from the automotive sector.“Looking ahead, KCS’ long-term growth story remains very much intact ...

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    Centric’s Hughes appointed to CAWA advisory council


    Steve Hughes, vice president of government affairs, supplier development and logistics at aftermarket brake parts supplier Centric Parts, has been appointed to the Manufacturers’ Advisory Council at the California Automotive Wholesalers' Association (CAWA).CAWA is an automotive aftermarket trade association, which represents automotive parts workers, retailers, warehouse distributors, manufacturers and programme ...

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    China’s Lifan looks at production near Moscow


    Chinese carmaker Lifan is looking at the launch of car production at a facility in Russia and has said it would be in one of five possible locations in the special economic zones (SEZs) surrounding Moscow. The announcement is stoking interest amongst Russian partners but conditions in the market may ...

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    Neptune Lines appoints directors for operations and finance


    European short sea operator Neptune Lines has made two director appointments. Nikos Paterakis has moved from his role as financial director to operations director, replacing Markos Vassilikos, who left the company earlier this year to pursue other interests.Nikos Gkezepis is moving to the role of finance director, replacing Paterakis.Paterakis has ...

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    Import/Export North America now underway in Baltimore


    The inaugural Import/Export North America conference is now underway at the port of Baltimore, organised by Finished Vehicle Logistics and the Automotive Industry Action Group. Senior vehicle logistics executives from OEMs including American Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan are present along with respresentatives of the US Maritime Administration. Captain Paul ‘Chip’ ...