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    MBUSA starts work on latest West Coast facility


    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has started work on a new West Coast regional facility in Long Beach, California that will house its vehicle preparation centre (VPC) for imported units.The company is moving to the new facility from its current location in Carson, just ten miles further inland, and expects the new ...

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    Yusen develops US-Mexico cross-border services


    Global third party logistics provider, Yusen Logistics, has announced an expansion of its multimodal cross-border services between the US and Mexico.As part of its Mexico Border Cargo Management offering, the company will now offer four main options for customers: a road service between points of origin in the US or ...

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    Logistics providers awarded at WWL VSA Carrier Conference


    WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which provides vehicle processing and logistics services to the North American market, has awarded top performing suppliers at its annual Carrier Conference, held in Tennessee. The awards were held on behalf of Nissan North America.As well as representatives from WWL and Nissan North America’s logistics and ...

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    Racking up the savings


    The use of specialised metal racks is a common albeit costly practice in the automotive sector. Packaging engineers are working on making them lighter and more modular. The use of specialised metal racks is a common albeit costly practice in the automotive sector. Packaging engineers are working on making ...

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    Horizon introduces LCL groupage service from US to UK


    Automotive freight forwarder and logistics provider, Horizon International Cargo, has announced it will be running and managing its own less-than-container load (LCL) groupage services on a weekly basis to the UK from Chicago and its recently opened New York office.It means the handling of both air and ocean consignments at ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels.The ...

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    Rail providers boost services for automotive between US and Mexico


    Following the severe disruption to North American rail capacity this year, as discussed in detail at the recent FVL North America conference, two recent announcements by three of the region’s leading providers offer positive signs for OEMs that those capacity issues are being addressed.In the first, BNSF Railway and Ferromex ...

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    Ship operators meet to discuss Trident Alliance


    Maersk Maritime Technology and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have hosted a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which saw representatives from 12 shipping companies convene to discuss the enforcement of the forthcoming maritime sulphur regulations in Europe and North America.The exploratory discussions were held to work toward the establishment of the Trident ...

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    Union Pacific opens intermodal facility in New Mexico


    North American rail provider Union Pacific has officially opened its $400m intermodal facility at Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The 900,000-hectacre facility is on the Mexican border.The project, which was first proposed in 2006, began construction in 2011 and was completed this year, one year ahead of schedule. It features fuelling ...

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    Caterpillar hangs onto Gartner ranking; Ford drops out


    Ford has dropped out of this year’s annual list of the top 25 supply chain companies compiled by research and advisory firm Gartner. Last year it was ranked at 22, the first time it had made it into the top 25, and was the only passenger car manufacturer to be ...

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    Federal-Mogul renames vehicle parts division


    Automotive parts supplier Federal-Mogul has renamed its Vehicle Components division as Federal-Mogul Motorparts. The division provides brands including Moog, Fel-Pro, Champion, Wagner, Anco and Ferodo, to the global aftermarket. It also provides vehicle braking, chassis and wiper components.Federal-Mogul markets its products through independent warehouse distributors and retailers throughout North America, ...

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    ​Harmonisation of loaded lengths remains “key priority” for ECG


    Members of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) met last week in Athens, to discuss the current climate in Europe and the challenges faced across the industry. The importance of continued lobbying for harmonised loading lengths in car carriers was a key point of discussion, as was the slowly ...

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    ​European sales not much to celebrate yet, says LMC’s Cox


    A number of recent reports have painted a rosy picture of returning sales to the European market, but the reality is less overwhelmingly positive than these would suggest. This was the opinion of LMC Automotive’s head of European production, Justin Cox, speaking at last week’s spring congress and general assembly ...

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    Thirsty for pressure


    Gefco’s chief executive, Luc Nadal (pictured), has ambitious plans for global expansion under Russian Railways ownership. But as an avid seaman, he knows it won’t always be smooth sailing.Few logistics providers have seen as much change as the Gefco Group in just two years. The major trigger was PSA Peugeot ...

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    Amports sold to private equity firm; Davis returns to CEO role


    North American vehicle ports processor Amports is in the process of being purchased by private equity firm Lincolnshire Management for an unverified sum. Subject to completion it will be the second time that Lincolnshire has owned Amports, having first bought the company from Associated British Ports in 2006 for 107.8m.It ...

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    Chrysler will ship 800k transmissions from Tipton to global facilities


    Chrysler expects to be shipping 800,000 transmissions out of its new plant in Tipton, Indiana when it reaches full capacity. The facility is set to become a global hub for the nine-speed transmission made there and units will be sent to Toledo, Ohio, for use in the Jeep Cherokee and ...

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    Delegates discuss conflict and cost in vehicle shipments


    Outside of sudden weather events, such as hailstorms, less than 30% of damages that occur to finished vehicles between the factory and the dealer are traced back to the true culprit, especially when there is no comprehensive system in place to identify where and when that damage happened. So said ...

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    BMW and Mercedes part ways at Baltimore


    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and BMW North America will end a cooperation agreement whereby Mercedes-Benz has processed BMW imports at its terminal at the port of Baltimore, Maryland. The operations will terminate at the end of May, from which point Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take over processing activities for BMW. ...

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    What’s keeping US outbound executives awake in the middle of the night?


    A severe disruption to rail capacity this year has left thousands of vehicles stranded in North America, leading some carmakers to look more carefully at their road and short-sea shipping options. Executives discussed their long-term plans at this year’s conference in California.The prospect of modal shifts for finished vehicle distribution ...

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    ‘Insane’ ideas for solving the crunch in used car deliveries


    Speakers at this year's FVL North America conference revealed ideas for streamlining used car deliveries and saving logistics costs.While the first quarter of 2014 was bad for new vehicle deliveries as a result rail capacity issues and weather disruptions, it was worse for the more unpredictable used car market, which ...