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    Mercedes-Benz to move terminals in Los Angeles


    Mercedes-Benz will see some big changes to its US port processing and accessory installation operations, as the carmaker is set to change locations in the Los Angeles area. Speaking at the 2014 FVL North America Conference in North America, Rory Anne Hepner, general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics at ...

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    North American vehicle logistics upheaval could be 'new normal'


    The car hauling sector in North America is facing some of the biggest challenges in its history following a hard winter in which vehicle logistics capacity has been severely constrained. A shortage of railcars and disturbances in the network has led to thousands of vehicles stranded at rail ramps, vehicle ...

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    Chrysler struggles with payment system glitches


    Technical problems with Chrysler’s supplier payment software have been causing headaches for a number of companies since the beginning of this year.Lower tier, or indirect, suppliers submitting invoices to the system, called PentaSAP, are having invoices rejected and payment withheld. Sixty one suppliers, or 4% of the total population of ...

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    Chism awarded membership of IoPP College of Fellows


    Camille Chism, SCM packaging engineer at tier supplier Johnson Controls (JCI), is to be inducted into the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ College of Fellows as part of its 2014 Honors and Awards programme.College of Fellows membership is given by the IoPP Board of Directors in recognition of special and outstanding ...

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    This week’s FVL conference in California is streaming Live!


    This year's Finished Vehicle North America conference, which is taking place now, is streaming live debate from its main sessions, offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online.This year the luxurious and spacious Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa is playing host ...

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    Renault investing in Brazil PDC


    Renault is investing R$240m ($108.5m) to build a national parts distribution centre (PDC) in the city of Quatro Barras, Brazil, with the start of operations planned for the second half of 2015. The new facility will create 250 jobs, and operations will involve the movement of 200 heavy-duty trucks on ...

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    Congestion costing trucking industry billions says ATRI


    The American Transport Research Institute (ATRI) has released analysis on US interstate highways that shows that congestion added $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry last year. Looking at financial and GPS data, ATRI found that there was a total of 141m hours of lost productivity, which it ...

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    BNSF expands vehicle-handling facility at Portland


    North American Class 1 rail provider BNSF is expanding its 11-hectare North Rivergate Vehicle Facility at the port of Portland in Oregon, in response to an increase in the number of vehicles handled there. The company has bought an additional two hectares from the port of Portland for $1.35m to ...

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    DSV plans to double automotive business by 2020


    Logistics and transport provider DSV has announced plans to double its revenue from the automotive sector to €1 billion ($1.4 billion) by 2020, which would account for 20% of its overall business.Talking to Automotive Logistics at last week’s Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham, UK, the company said that the automotive sector ...

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    Honda to import Fit volumes to US through Brunswick


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has confirmed that Honda will move volumes of its 2015 model year Fit, produced in Mexico, through the port of Brunswick for distribution to the US market. International Auto Processing (IAP) will handle the cars upon arrival.While Brunswick has been exporting US-made Honda vehicles for some ...

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    Ceva announces “excellent results” from automotive in Q1


    Ceva has reported its first quarter results and highlighted “excellent results in the automotive sector” led by two major contracts that are currently being implemented. There were also healthy figures for the contract logistics part of the business, which showed profits up almost 38% year-on-year thanks to the company’s decision ...


    Accavitti moves to oversee Acura at American Honda Motor


    Honda North America’s Michael Accavitti has moved from his role as senior vice-president of Automobile Operations to take up a new role as senior vice president and general manager of the Acura division for American Honda Motor. He will now oversee all Acura brand activities including parts and service, sales, ...

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    Record parts purchasing year for Honda NA; suppliers awarded


    Honda has reported a record year for parts purchasing in North America in 2013, spending in excess of $25.5 billion. It brings the amount the carmaker has purchased in terms of parts and materials in the country to more than $300 billion since it began building vehicles in the region ...

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    Acumen secures contracts with Jaguar Land Rover


    UK logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has secured new contracts with Jaguar Land Rover for the transport of vehicles from the carmaker’s plants in the UK Midlands to dealers in the south of the UK, as well as for delivery to ports of export. The contracts will mean the annual ...

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    Toyota move will unite supply chain management in Texas


    Toyota’s decision to build a new headquarters in Texas for its North American corporate functions will bring together for the first time much of the region’s top management for inbound, outbound and spare parts logistics. Toyota’s chief executive and logistics managers expect that this proximity will allow for better collaboration ...

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    ​Advance Auto Parts expands in Jacksonville


    US-based aftermarket parts supplier, Advance Auto Parts, has opened its fifth facility in Jacksonville, Florida. The largest automotive aftermarket provider in North America now operates around 5,300 stores across the region.The new store provides parts, accessories, batteries and maintenance and is situated near Bojangles: an area reputed locally for its ...

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    WWL adds Novorossiysk to Asia-Europe service


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Russian port of Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea, to its service from Asia to Europe, the first deep-sea ro-ro carrier to provide access to the port according to the company. The service has feeder operators from two of WWL’s Mediterranean ports on the ...

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    ‘End of an era’ as Steve Harley retires from Ford


    A renowned executive across the carmaker and the industry for more than four decades, Stephen Harley is moving on. He talks to Automotive Logistics about what has changed in logistics as well as his last project at Ford Europe. [This story was updated on 12 May 2014] Stephen Harley (left) ...

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    Toyota begins Corolla exports from Mississippi


    [sam_ad id=6 codes='true']Toyota has announced the start of exports of the Corolla from its US facility in Mississippi to Central and South America, and to the Caribbean.“The export of Mississippi-built Corollas directly supports 2,000 Toyota jobs, keeps our plant running at optimal capacity and increases opportunities for our suppliers and ...

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    Joint venture to make Jeep in China


    Fiat-Chrysler is extending its partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to make Jeep models in China from 2015.Fiat Group Automobiles, Chrysler Group International and GAC reached an agreement last weekend to form a new alliance called GAC Fiat to make the brand. It will develop the current portfolio of Jeep ...