All north america articles – Page 39

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location


    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    Anji Logistics expands maritime and global partnerships


    One of China’s leading logistics providers, Anji Automotive Logistics, is currently restructuring its business to increase ocean and waterway services for short-sea shipping of automotive cargo, as well as well as to offer door-to-door services for vehicle exports from China.Anji, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, China’s largest carmaker, has been ...

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    Brazil to benefit from car terminal expansion at Suape port


    Carmakers active in the Brazilian market are expected to benefit from the development of a 19-hectare car terminal at the port of Suape, due for completion in November this year. The move promises to ease congestion for the processing of vehicles in Brazil, where insufficient port capacity is creating bottlenecks ...

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    WWL Fidelio crew rescue yachtsman from rough seas


    The crew of a car carrier operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have rescued a yachtsman adrift off the north-east coast of New Zealand.The MV Fidelio was diverted 370km from its route to the port of Auckland on Monday (April 7) following a distress signal sent to the Rescue Coordination ...

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    WWL adds second Chile port to South America service


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has expanded its ocean service to South America's West Coast with the addition of a monthly call to the port of San Antonio in Chile. Services will begin on May 1 this year and will involve a mix of cargo, including new passenger cars and heavy ...

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    ​Tesla will source battery materials from North America


    While the location of Tesla’s new lithium battery facility in the US is still being decided, the premium electric vehicle maker has announced its decision to use only raw materials sourced in North America for the batteries produced at its proposed new facility in the southern US, making for shorter, ...

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    MOL launches car carrier services from Mexico to US


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has launched services from the east and west coasts of Mexico to meet demand for vehicle exports from there to the US.On the East Coast, Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC) and World Logistics Service (USA), both divisions of MOL, are working together to provide a weekly ...

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    GM dealers start receiving ignition replacements


    Parts supplier Delphi has begun supplying GM dealers with replacement ignition parts this week, following the carmaker’s recall on vehicles with faulty systems that have been linked to a number of fatalities. So far the recall affects 2.6m vehicles worldwide sold between 2008 and 2011, and includes the Chevrolet Cobalt, ...

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    UPS announces automotive logistics expansion at Cologne airport


    Global logistics provider UPS has finished the expansion of its European air hub at Cologne/Bonn airport.The $200m investment in new facilities is partly aimed at boosting its automotive logistics capabilities. The project has taken two years to construct and will become one of the company’s largest funding projects in its ...

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    Nissan makes logistics promotions in North America


    Nissan has announced a number of executive changes for its Americas regions with effect April 1st, including several promotions for supply chain management and logistics. Mark Sharp, currently director of supply chain management at Nissan North America, has been promoted to a new position as senior director of Alliance New ...

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    Editor's note: innovation to last 30 years


    I often hear complaints about a lack of innovation in vehicle logistics. Carmakers accuse carriers of failing to update equipment and systems to fit the modern age. Logistics providers cry equally foul, citing rate squeezes that leave most unable to invest let alone innovate.I’ve never waded deep into this argument, ...

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    ​Nevada looks favourite for Tesla battery plant


    Tesla has ruled out southern New Mexico or western Texas as hubs for its new automotive battery factory. Based on earlier reports this now leaves San Antonio in Texas, as well as the states of Arizona and Nevada in the running as rival locations for the company’s $5 billion plant, ...

  • Luc Nadal

    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth


    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...

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    Suzuki boosts Thai exports to Europe with production shift


    Suzuki will be expanding exports from it Rayong plant in Thailand this year following the production launch of its latest global compact passenger car, called the Celerio. The carmaker is shifting production for the latest model from its Maruti Suzuki subsidiary plant in Manesar, India.The Rayong plant opened in March ...

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    Maersk sees auto parts trade rise in Brazil


    The world´s largest container carrier Maersk Line saw 38% growth in automotive imports coming into Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the same period a year ago thanks to a mix of auto parts and complete knockdown kits (CKDs). Maersk saw more volumes coming from China, including parts ...

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    Eight logistics providers among GM Supplier of the Year winners


    General Motors has announced its 2013 Supplier of the Year award to 68 suppliers, including eight companies working specifically in logistics for the carmaker.Only 1% of GM’s 24,000 global suppliers are selected for the awards, which are chosen by a group of purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives. “Our ...

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    Lohr restructures Delavan business in North America


    Car carrier equipment maker Lohr Automotive is restructuring its business in North America. Operating through the Delavan brand, which it purchased in 1998, the company is terminating its 50:50 joint venture with Miller Industries, which it set up two years ago, and concentrating its main assembly activity for the region ...

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    Who is going to pay the piper for car trailers?


    The US car carrier business is busier than ever with high demand for capacity at short notice. Technology might have the answers but who will pay for it is another question.As the demand for capacity in the US car hauling business grows, transport providers are faced with a number of ...

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    Lohr and CTM announce venture for convertible trailers


    French vehicle trailer manufacturer, Lohr Industries, has signed a partnership agreement with Convertible Trailer Manufacturers Worldwide (CTM WW) to produce trailer equipment that will be able to handle both finished vehicles and a range of other general cross-industry freight, including containerised parts. CTM WW’s vehicle transporter designs mean trailers can ...

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    Between light and darkness in IT visibility


    Carmakers were accused of a lack of discipline in their supply of information to the logistics providers at last week’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference in Bonn, Germany. Supply chain visibility is a constant issue for the logistic industry and its efforts to hone the delivery of materials. However according to ...