All north america articles – Page 4

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    Mexico government deploys troops to address railway vandalism

    2016-12-14T10:57:04Z

    It has been revealed that the Mexican government has been deploying troops since the autumn at various troubled areas in response to rising vandalism and theft targeting both railway lines and automotive cargo. “The Mexican military is providing some short-term protection to the automotive industry in the state of Guanajuato,” ...

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    Marc Boonen joins syncreon as chief commercial officer

    2016-12-13T15:07:47Z

    US-based contract logistics specialist, syncreon, has appointed Marc Boonen (pictured) as its chief commercial officer. Boonen, who took up the newly created role last month, is responsible for the company’s business development and will lead a global sales team across its automotive and technology portfolio. Boonen moved to syncreon from ...

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    Robinson takes on logistics strategy for Mazda after Beyer’s exit

    2016-12-13T10:44:11Z

    MNAO's former manager of vehicle logistics, Michael Beyer, has now left the company Following a reorganisation of roles at Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) earlier this year, Michael Robinson has taken on a new role as logistics strategy manager. Robinson was previously logistics quality manager at the company. In ...

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    Road & Rail performance recognised in two separate awards

    2016-12-07T12:12:39Z

    US rail services provider Road & Rail Services has received two awards – from CSX and American Honda respectively – in recognition of its performance. The Service Excellence & Partnership award from rail freight transport firm CSX and its subsidiary TDSI, which offers vehicle-handling services through a network of automobile ...

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    Orbis hires Mathes as VP of manufacturing for plastics division

    2016-12-07T09:36:20Z

    US reusable packaging manufacturer Orbis has appointed Todd Mathes (pictured) as vice-president of manufacturing for its plastics operations. Mathes has over 25 years of manufacturing, marketing sales and new business experience. He joins from Berry Plastics Corp, where he most recently served as vice-president of manufacturing operations. Orbis president, Bill ...

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    Nikola unveils first hydrogen-electric truck

    2016-12-06T17:24:29Z

    Salt Lake City, Utah-based Nikola Motor Company has unveiled its first hydrogen-electric truck, the Nikola One. Based on high-density lithium batteries, it is said to provide a 1,200-mile (1,920km) range and over 1,000hp of power. The company has also announced an agreement with Ryder to use its 800-plus locations in ...

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    Lucid Motors picks Arizona as electric vehicle manufacturing base

    2016-12-05T15:58:40Z

    Electric vehicle start-up Lucid Motors has announced Casa Grande, about 80km south of Phoenix, Arizona, as the location for its manufacturing centre, after evaluating over 60 sites in 13 US states. The facility will start producing the company’s first model in 2018 and by 2022, $700m will have been invested. ...

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    Changing trade agreements in the spotlight after US election

    2016-11-16T15:09:27Z

    A week after Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US presidential election, automotive manufacturers and experts are still piecing together what his new administration could mean for vehicle production, trade and investment across North America and beyond. Global trade deals with the US seem likely to fall back in priority ...

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    Concerns over global trade as Trump secures US election victory

    2016-11-09T14:17:06Z

    Donald Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in the November 8th US election has created serious concerns over the future of the country’s major trade agreement with its neighbours, which has become such an important part of many carmakers’ and tier suppliers’ automotive supply chains. Markets and currencies including the ...

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    Ford confirms C$700m spend as Unifor members ratify wage deal

    2016-11-08T11:45:13Z

    Ford Canada’s employees have voted in favour of a four-year agreement that the company has since confirmed includes a C$700m ($523m) investment at its operations in the country. Details remain scarce, but a spokesperson told Automotive Logistics that C$600m of the planned investment was earmarked for the engine manufacturing ...

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    ACEA backs VDA on Ceta’s potential to unlock further exports

    2016-11-03T17:11:08Z

    The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has backed comments by Germany’s automotive trade body earlier this week that the recently-signed EU-Canada free trade agreement could result in an increase in European vehicle exports to the North American country. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) was finally sorted out this ...

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    Ceta deal is an opportunity but TTIP is the main prize, says VDA

    2016-11-02T13:02:15Z

    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta) signed this week may create an opportunity for increased vehicle sales to Canada by European manufacturers. But given how small that market is compared to the US, it has also highlighted the need to close the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) as ...

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    Ford and Unifor reach tentative labour agreement in Canada

    2016-11-01T16:34:47Z

    Ford and Canada’s Unifor labour union have reached a tentative agreement on a four-year national labour contract covering more than 6,400 employees. The deal comes after similar recent agreements between Canada’s largest union and carmakers General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), completing the round of wage negotiations ...

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    FCA invests over $10m in Mopar PDC in Michigan

    2016-10-31T16:46:22Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is investing $10.4m in a parts distribution centre (PDC) that will handle aftermarket parts for its service, parts and customer-care brand, Mopar. Work has already begun on the 46,500 sq.m facility, which is located in Romulus, Michigan, and is scheduled to open in the third quarter ...

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    Private equity firm Tailwind Capital buys MetroGistics

    2016-10-31T10:30:31Z

    US-based automotive third party logistics provider MetroGistics has been bought out by private equity firm Tailwind Capital for an undisclosed sum. "We are excited to partner with the MetroGistics management team,” said Jeff Calhoun, partner at Tailwind Capital. “The team brings extensive logistics industry experience and an impressive track record ...

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    XPO Logistics sells NA truckload business to TransForce

    2016-10-28T17:08:30Z

    XPO Logistics has sold its North American truckload business to TransForce for $558m and will use the proceeds to pay down debt. The business formed part of XPO’s $3 billion acquisition of logistics provider Con-way in October 2015 and takes place as the company narrows its focus on areas ...

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    Constellium invests in new line to serve a changing auto landscape

    2016-10-27T11:07:14Z

    The growing penetration of aluminium in vehicle manufacture is changing the landscape in the automotive industry, Arnaud Jouron (pictured), president of Constellium’s packaging and automotive rolled products business unit, has suggested. Speaking to Automotive Logistics soon after the Dutch company inaugurated a €180m ($196m) integrated aluminium rolling, finishing and ...

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    Service parts distribution: Less distance, more speed

    2016-10-27T10:15:41Z

    Aftersales service is critical to a car buyer’s satisfaction and brand perception. We find out how OEMs are dealing with the growing pressures on North American parts distribution networks Identifying efficiencies in service parts distribution is a key issue for OEMs – servicing retail outlets is the primary goal of ...

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    Canadian pension fund manager buys stake in TVS Logistics

    2016-10-26T09:52:22Z

    The Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund (CDPQ) has acquired a $155m interest in Indian-based third-party logistics provider, TVS Logistics Services. According to India’s Economic Times , the Canadian pension fund manager has acquired a 37% stake for its money, valuing the company at almost $420m (2,700 crore rupees). The deal ...

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    WWL and Eukor resolve alleged breaches of US Shipping Act

    2016-10-19T11:41:54Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have made a compromise agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) that will involve them paying out $1.5m in civil penalties to resolve alleged breaches of the US’s Shipping Act. The two companies allegedly violated Section 10(a) of the act ...