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    San Francisco Port strikes new deal with Pasha Automotive

    2016-05-17T15:59:57Z

    The San Francisco Port Commission has approved a 15-year marine terminal management agreement with Pasha Group subsidiary, Pasha Automotive Services (PAS). The agreement covers Pier 80, the port’s cargo terminal on the southern waterfront, which although currently under-utilised could now become a busy marine terminal for automotive. San Francisco Port ...

  • Dana_axle_parts
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    Dana to build axle plant to supply FCA in Toledo

    2016-05-11T09:33:44Z

    US powertrain components supplier Dana Holding is to open a new axle manufacturing facility in Toledo, Ohio next year, near to Fiat-Chrysler’s plant, following a $70m investment. The tier one supplier said it planned to assemble “enhanced versions” of its Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles by late 2017 and ...

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    Texan hailstorms put the dent in unprecedented

    2016-05-09T11:50:42Z

    The adverse weather conditions that hit the US state of Texas during April, including exceptional levels of hail, have caused widespread damage to vehicles at dealerships in the Dallas/Fort Worth and San Antonio areas. Spring storms have brought severe flooding and violent gales to Texas throughout March and April. While ...

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    Tesla: ramping up and stepping down

    2016-05-06T10:01:27Z

    Tesla has announced that it is stepping up its production plans substantially, with expectations to increase output by more than 50% in the second half of the year compared to its current rate, while also launching production of the first cells by the end of this year at its 'Gigafactory' ...

  • PaccarParts_Renton PDC
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    Paccar Parts opens aftersales PDC in Renton

    2016-05-04T15:40:04Z

    Paccar Parts, the division of truckmaker Paccar that distributes aftersales parts to Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF truck dealerships around the world, has opened a $32m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Renton, Washington. The 15,000 sq.m facility, which doubles the size of its previously facility, is supplying 76 prime dealers in ...

  • Lazaro_Cardenas_FVL_web
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    SSA México signs definitive contract with Lázaro Cárdenas...

    2016-05-04T10:58:22Z

    SSA México, a subsidiary of port terminal group Carrix, has finally signed a concession to operate the Terminal Especializada de Automóviles (TEA) car terminal in the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The move marks the end of a lengthy legal dispute running since the company was originally awarded the contract ...

  • Warren_Truck_plant_RAM
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    FCA realigns output in North America as Jeep heads south

    2016-04-29T11:58:13Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is making changes to its production pattern in North America as part of efforts to focus its plants on larger, more profitable vehicles. The changes, which include the shifting of some Jeep production from the US to Mexico, have some substantial implications for its supply base ...

  • Lordstown_plant_Chevrolet-Cruze-122-medium
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    Japanese shockwaves reach North America

    2016-04-28T12:37:05Z

    The earthquakes that hit the Kumamoto region of Japan’s Kyushu island on April 15th-16th, knocking out production at assembly and supplier plants across the country, have now also affected automotive production in North America. GM has suspended production for two weeks (from Monday April 25th) at four of its ...

  • ToyotaBNSFaward2016
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    TLS recognises top rail, sea and road logistics providers

    2016-04-26T10:45:02Z

    Left to right: D’Anne Duclos, vice-president, TLS; Daniel Meyers, director, automotive facilities, BNSF; Aaron Lakey, director automotive sales, BNSF; Katie Farmer, group vice-president, consumer products, BNSF; Dave Fleenor, assistant vice-president, automotive marketing, BNSF; Lee Hobgood, general manager, vehicle transportation, TLS; Missy Pearlman, senior rail and truck strategy and operations ...

  • Al Cardona, BMW
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    China conference: preparing for the new and the old, for growth and decline

    2016-04-25T20:26:37Z

    The 11th annual Automotive Logistics China conference was held for the first time in the south-western city of Chengdu, a symbol of the automotive industry’s westward development and the centre of the revival of the old ‘Silk Road’ trade routes emphasised by the government’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ policy. Christopher ...

  • Stephen Dyer2
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    China conference: catching up with digital and automation trends

    2016-04-25T17:32:04Z

    Steve Dyer, from Bain & Company, said China had a long way to go in catching up to the US and European productivity Despite China’s reputation as a manufacturing powerhouse, filling the world’s homes and stores with products ‘made in China’, rising labour and production costs are increasingly a ...

  • BMW automobiles at Pier 10 at the Port of Galveston
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    BMW opens VDC at port of Galveston

    2016-04-22T15:54:41Z

    BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the US port of Galveston, Texas, following a $12m investment. The centre, which has 4,000 sq.m of processing space on an 8 hectare site, will import and process 32,500 vehicles annually for onward distribution to 45 BMW and Mini dealers across ...

  • IAC_Kelli Carney
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    IAC puts Carney in charge of Europe

    2016-04-20T15:57:01Z

    In one of a number of new appointments at International Automotive Components (IAC), Kelli Carney (pictured) has taken up the newly created role of president of the European region.In her new role, Carney is responsible for overseeing all primary central business functions for the European region, including procurement, commercial, engineering, ...

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    Analysis: PSA ‘product blitz’ will put the focus on its supply chain

    2016-04-13T15:31:40Z

    'Push to Pass' plan will involve the launch of 26 new cars by 2021 with more local manufacturing in some areas PSA Peugeot-Citroën has announced some big organisational changes recently, both in terms of its group divisions and its approach to customer trends, with some big consequences for its ...

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    Ford continues to invest in South Africa

    2016-04-12T14:30:47Z

    Ford has announced an investment of $170m (R2.5 billion) to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The OEM will produce the new Ford Everest SUV (pictured) and increase output of the Ford Ranger at the site. Production of the Ranger at the Silverton plant has ...

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    UPS appoints Cindy Miller as head of global freight forwarding

    2016-04-08T16:51:31Z

    Cindy Miller (left) has been promoted to president of global freight forwarding at logistics and supply chain giant, UPS. She replaces Steve Flowers, who has moved to the company’s strategy group.Miller has been with the company for 28 years and started as a driver in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She was most ...

  • Moore transport US car carrier
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    US car carriers: Driving an open highway

    2016-04-07T12:18:43Z

    High sales and low fuel costs are favouring US car carriers, with many investing in equipment, infrastructure and technology Despite an unsteady global economy and falling financial markets, North American car carriers have been tearing up the road with profits and operating efficiencies. Benefitting from an expanding manufacturing base, record ...

  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

  • Tesla_Model3
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    Tesla’s Model 3 puts customers and the supply chain to the test

    2016-04-06T13:42:38Z

    The Tesla Model 3 is finally on order, almost two years after the vehicle was first announced. The mass-market, lower-priced electric car has seen unprecedented demand, reaching 276,000 pre-orders in the first 72 hours. Customers had to put down a $1,000 (refundable) deposit for the new Model 3. Given that ...

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    WWL invests in expansion at Brunswick port

    2016-04-06T10:33:37Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is adding 8 hectares of newly developed land to its vehicle services operations (WWL Atlantic Vehicle Processors) at the US port of Brunswick. Once completed, the company’s footprint at the port will cover 36.5 hectares on the Colonel’s Island ro-ro terminal. A spokesperson for WWL said ...