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    Norfolk Southern train carrying Ford vehicles derails in Virginia


    [This story was updated on 18 July] A 33-wagon Norfolk Southern train including a consignment of vehicles, including Ford trucks, has derailed in south-western Virginia, US. The incident, which took place on Monday evening (14 July) in the town of Wytheville, resulted in 12 Autorack wagons and two double-stacked containers ...

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    End of long wait could be in sight for India’s GST


    Following nearly 15 years of parliamentary wrangling, India’s new government has committed to introducing the Goods and Service Tax (GST) as early as this financial year, as revealed last week in the annual budget, presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley. The tax reform is expected to have major impacts on ...

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    Union Pacific joins Ford’s list of preferred suppliers


    North American rail provider Union Pacific Railroad has become one of Ford’s preferred suppliers as part of its Aligned Business Framework (ABF).“Union Pacific Railroad has demonstrated a high level of collaboration and have not only embraced but integrated the ABF principals into their day to day operations and interaction with ...

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    Getting back on track


    Even in our digital world, location matters. Earlier this year, travelling between equally grey and rainy London and Germany, I didn’t appreciate how much the cold weather was disturbing the rail network in North America. Sure, Marcus Williams (our news editor) and I made calls and heard about the frozen ...

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    Scanlog to move parts inbound for Volvo Truck on rail shuttle


    Volvo has signed a long-term agreement with rail freight forwarder Scandinavian Logistics Partners (Scanlog) for the carriage of parts between Sweden and its Volvo Truck factory in Ghent, Belgium.Scanlog collects goods by truck from producers in Spain, France, Benelux and western Germany, and tranships them at Ghent to the rail ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    Special outbound report: For the rápido go the spoils in Mexico


    Logistics providers that don’t act quick could fall behind in the race to handle rising volume out of Mexico. Our special Mexico report continues by exploring the opportunities for vehicle logistics Reporting from south of the borderThe finished vehicle logistics portion of this multi-part report, written by editor Christopher ...

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    All systems ‘go’ at Nissan


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In fifth part of our Automotive Logistics Mexico special, Nissan Mexicana's logistics specialists explain how the carmaker, together ...

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    Down Mexico way...and back again


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here.In the second part of this special Mexico report, we explore how huge amounts of automotive material crossing ...

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    Special report: Many shades of Mexico


    Logistics is part of what has helped carmakers succeed in Mexico’s historically difficult economy, but will it be an advantage or pitfall in future?Reporting from south of the borderThis special multi-part report, by editor Christopher Ludwig, explores Mexico’s historic and developing supply chain as well as the logistics challenges connected ...

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    Russia at a standstill


    The market continues to fall, while transport capacity is exiting the market at an alarming rate. Even with prospects for long-term growth, the lack of investment could mean Russia will struggle to move the goods again when customers return to show rooms. We report from the Automotive Logistics Russia conference ...

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    Deadlock in the Russian vehicle transport sector


    The current stagnation in the Russian car market and the consequent drop in rates has led to more finished vehicle transport companies going out of business than in 2009 when the global economic downturn hit. The result is a loss of capacity, an instability in lead times for the carmakers ...

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    Ford works with rail providers for Transit shipments


    Ford has developed a rail car with some of North America’s leading rail providers for delivery of its new full-size Transit van in region. The rail cars have an elevated lower deck able to accommodate the van, which measures almost 2.8m in height and is therefore too tall to fit ...

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    Rail freight strike in France threatens automotive sector


    A strike by the French rail provider SNCF, involving its freight division along with passenger services, is now in its second week with no sign of a resolution. The situation is forcing shippers, including carmakers, to reorganise their transport and logistics plans. June is a busy month for freight shipments ...

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    Logistics providers recognised with Glovis awards


    Hyundai Glovis, which provides services for Kia and Hyundai, has recognised its finished vehicle transport providers in North America for services with this year’s Club Elite awards. Glovis said it based the selection on results in transit performance, damage prevention and customer services.Amongst those companies recognised were car haulier Proficient ...

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    Michigan DoT commits $10m to Detroit tunnel project


    A project to build a new, larger train tunnel under the Detroit River able to handle double deck container traffic, as well as finished vehicle shipments, has taken a step closer to realisation with the approval of a $10m contribution by the Michigan Department of Transportation.A report in the Detroit ...


    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America


    Growing production in Mexico and the US, along with rail wagon shortages, could disrupt the regional port network and its services. However, with new plants only just launching in Mexico, the future patterns aren't yet clear. The continuing trend of nearshoring in North America’s automotive sector is poised to have ...

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    Logistics providers awarded at WWL VSA Carrier Conference


    WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which provides vehicle processing and logistics services to the North American market, has awarded top performing suppliers at its annual Carrier Conference, held in Tennessee. The awards were held on behalf of Nissan North America.As well as representatives from WWL and Nissan North America’s logistics and ...

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    Rail providers boost services for automotive between US and Mexico


    Following the severe disruption to North American rail capacity this year, as discussed in detail at the recent FVL North America conference, two recent announcements by three of the region’s leading providers offer positive signs for OEMs that those capacity issues are being addressed.In the first, BNSF Railway and Ferromex ...

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    Union Pacific opens intermodal facility in New Mexico


    North American rail provider Union Pacific has officially opened its $400m intermodal facility at Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The 900,000-hectacre facility is on the Mexican border.The project, which was first proposed in 2006, began construction in 2011 and was completed this year, one year ahead of schedule. It features fuelling ...