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    BMW opens two service parts distribution centres in US


    BMW has recently opened two regional parts distribution centres (RDCs) in the US – in California and Texas – which are both now fully operational. The first RDC in Redlands, California, is serving BMW dealers in the Southwest US, including in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona, as well as ...

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    FCA selects Autoport for exports to Middle East


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has signed a contract with Autoport for the export of vehicles from the port of Wilmington in Delaware to the Middle East. Beginning this month (March) the port processor will begin handling volumes of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. The vehicles are being made at ...

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    GM opens MASC logistics facility as it reaches 90 years in Brazil


    General Motors has opened a 30,000 sq.m logistics centre at its Brazilian industrial complex in Sao Caetano do Sul for the sequenced delivery of parts to its nearby assembly plant. The inauguration of the facility, which saw an investment of R$100m ($35m), coincided with celebrations for the 90th anniversary of ...

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    SMMT reports seven-fold increase in UK exports to China


    The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has reported that exports of vehicles from the UK to China have increased seven times since 2009. In 2014, 137,410 vehicles were exported to China, an increase of 14.5% over 2013. China is now the largest single market for vehicles built in ...

  • PierA_POLB

    Agreement finally reached on West Coast ports dispute


    Disruption to container movements through ports up and down the US West Coast, which has affected production at a number of US automotive plants, looks to have been resolved following an agreement signed last week the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). “After more ...

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    Schulz to replace Stec as Ford's director of MP&L in North America


    Pamela Stec (left) is retiring from Ford after 37 years with the company. Her role as director of North American material planning and logistics (MP&L) operations, which she has held since 2004, will be taken up by Matthias Schulz, currently director of MP&L at Ford Europe.Stec, who is based in ...

  • Nissan_Rus

    Hyundai and Nissan join a wave of OEMs looking to export from Russia


    A growing number of carmakers are announcing the expansion of export supplies from their production sites in Russia because of the dramatic drop in sales on the domestic market. Following the announcement earlier this month that Kia was exporting from its St Petersburg plant its sister firm Hyundai has ...

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    Honda’s president Ito to be replaced by managing officer in June


    Honda Motor has announced that its president Takanobu Ito will be replaced in June this year by Takahiro Hachigo, currently a managing officer with responsibility for purchasing in China (pictured).Hachigo took up the managing officer role last April. He will become senior managing officer in April this year, and will ...

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    Tripp retires from FCA; Cook to head global vehicle transport for interim


    Steve Tripp, head of worldwide vehicle transportation at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is retiring from the company this week. He joined Chrysler in 2004 as senior manager of inbound logistics.Tripp has over 30 years of automotive supply chain experience at Ford and Chrysler, and has managed all aspects of the ...

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    ICL to handle FCA outbound logistics operations in North America


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has chosen logistics management and IT provider ICL to manage its outbound vehicle operations across North America. The contract, which will officially start in August this year, will see ICL coordinating and overseeing the transport of Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Dodge, Fiat and Alpha Romeo vehicles to dealers ...

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    Kintetsu World Express buying APL Logistics


    Kintetsu World Express has bought APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. The Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors in the global market; as much as 70% of ...

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    BLG comes up with a cool idea for vehicle exports


    The automotive logistics industry is always looking at making the best use of capacity, even on niche routes, and a recent move by BLG Logistics at the port of Bremerhaven harks back to the days before the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) to do so. The company has just ...

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    Weiss replaces Billiet in SCM role at Fiat Chrysler in Europe


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has confirmed that Peter Weiss (left), currently vice-president of International Operations, based in Detroit, will be moving to a new role in Europe, replacing Luc Billiet, head of supply chain management in the EMEA region at FCA.

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    Honda cutting output at six plants because of US ports congestion


    Following the news that the continuing dispute between dockworkers and port companies on the US West Coast has been affecting the inbound supply of parts to OEMs, Honda has confirmed that it is cutting output at six plants between the 16th and 23rd February as a direct result. There are ...

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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales


    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

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    Yusen expands operations at Tamworth


    Yusen Logistics has increased its handling of car mats from supplier Visscher Caravelle through its sub-assembly and sequencing centre in Tamworth, UK. The mats are being supplied to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plants in the UK. According to the company, volumes of the mats have increased by 12 times, with ...

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    VW adds Jaxport to its US ports of entry


    Volkswagen Group of America (VWoA) has announced that it will begin using the port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) in Florida in May this year as its main port of entry for the delivery of vehicles to the south-eastern region of the US. Under an initial five-year contract the carmaker said it ...

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    Daimler exports bus chassis to Egypt for local sale


    Daimler Buses has started exporting bus chassis from India to Egypt for final assembly by its partner, MCV, which will fit bodies to those chassis at its facility in Cairo. The vehicles will be sold as Mercedes-Benz brand buses through MCV’s sales network in the country. Daimler said sales figures ...

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    Carmakers look to the skies as US port dispute snags inbound supply


    Carmakers with production facilities in the US, including leading Japanese brands, are having to resort to air charter services, among other measures, as continued congestion at the country's West Coast ports following labour disputes has threatened the supply of inbound parts. With no end to the dispute in sight and ...

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    South African vehicle exports soar in January


    Sales of cars exported by South Africa are currently booming. In January 2015, for example, units sold abroad rose by 84.4% compared to January 2014. A weak rand and recovering markets in the northern hemisphere helped boost car shipments, which rose from 6,021 units to 11,104 units. However, these figures ...