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    Toyota part 3: On time, any time, all of the time


    Run with the precision of its famed production system, transport management forms the backbone of Toyota’s service parts distribution, with daily, multimodal services, and strong controls over expedited freight Toyota’s North American Parts Operations (NAPO) division manages a complex set of transport flows designed to allow for the latest possible ...

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    Mosolf Automotive Railway adds more cars


    Mosolf Automotive Railway (MAR) is adding 100 open rail wagons to its fleet to facilitate more vehicles to be transported by rail.Since March 2015 the wagons have been leased by rail car leasing company Touax, but will become the property of MAR in 2016.The additional wagons mean MAR now has ...

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    On board for progress


    Ashok Leyland’s head of vehicle distribution, Chandrakant Mishra reveals how the OEM is trying to maximise its outbound logistics efficiency as much as the Indian landscape will allow.Unpaved and congested roads; long queues of vehicles waiting at state borders to pay various tolls and taxes; limited handling and storage at ...

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    Analysis: European discord for logistics


    Although Europe is considered to be a single market, differing laws and regulations surrounding wages, truck dimensions and weights are making it increasingly difficult for finished vehicle logistics providers. In the face of growing divisions between transport regulations in various European countries, finished vehicle logistics executives and European officials have ...

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    Ewals uses multimodal trailer to solve tyre deliveries by rail


    Transport provider, Ewals Cargo Care, is using its intermodal Mega Huckepack XLS curtain-sided trailer to ship vehicle tyres by truck and rail between Bettembourg in Luxembourg and Le Boulou in the South of France. It is the first time that tyres have been shipped in curtained trailers by rail according ...

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    Toyota part 1: Cornerstone of a strong supply chain


    Toyota’s unique ‘two-tier’ supply chain in North America is designed to smooth distribution and ensure fast, uninterrupted supply to dealers, distributors and export marketsThe view outside the Toyota parts centre in Ontario, 50 miles east of Los Angeles, is pure California. Palm trees line the road in either direction and ...

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    American vistas of the Toyota way: A report in five parts


    As Toyota’s largest global market, maintaining a fast, reliable supply of service parts and accessories across North America is critical to the carmaker’s business model. Spare parts sales add incremental profit to dealers and to Toyota alike, while their availability is essential to the company’s brand promise, from supporting vehicle ...

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    The big freeze thaws


    Following last year’s winter of discontent, rail providers in North America are putting record amounts of revenue back into meeting demand, while better forecasting and communication with carmakers appear to be improving services.For the North American finished vehicle rail logistics industry, 2014 was both a bumper year and a bumpy ...

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    Gefco Russia: Big plans, but little certainty


    Although the market is suffering, Gefco is still optimistic about recovery as well as future flows between Russia and ChinaDespite Russia’s evident difficulties, Gefco Russia is continuing its aggressive growth strategy, with plans to develop trans-Eurasian logistics and grow its market share in the domestic market. The company is even ...

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    Gefco marks 30 years in Spain; announces management change


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco celebrated 30 years of business in Spain earlier this month. The event coincided with the announcement that Julián Navarro has replaced Dulsé Díaz as Gefco Spain's new managing director, following the latter’s retirement. Navarro joined Gefco in 1988 and managed the company's subsidiaries in Argentina ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability


    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations.Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s primary ...

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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept


    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution.CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that convert ...

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    Europe conference: JLR will use telematics to manage vehicle logistics


    Telematics – the long range transmission of vehicle performance data – is driving a transformation in the finished vehicle supply chain, according to Jaguar Land Rover. Now the company is leading the way in the use of proprietary technology to improve the delivery of vehicles to the dealerships, according to ...

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    Hyundai Glovis completes Adampol purchase


    Hyundai Glovis has completed its purchase of a 70% controlling stake in Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol. As reported last November, the Korean logistics provider signed an agreement to take over Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time. That agreement was ...

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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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    Chennai receives first vehicles delivered on modified trains


    In India, the port of Chennai has become the first in the south of the country to receive automotive traffic moved by a rake of New Modified Goods (NMG) car transporters operated by Indian Railways. NMGs are single-decker auto carriers that have been built from old ICF and BEML passenger ...

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    Canadian National reaches agreement with Unifor


    North American rail provider Canadian National has reached a tentative labour agreement with the railway workers union Unifor, which represents 4,800 of its employees. The two sides have been negotiating renewal of contract terms since the end of last year. The terms of the new contract will not be made ...

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    Ottensmeyer elected president of KCS


    North American rail provider, Kansas City Southern (KCS), has appointed Patrick Ottensmeyer (left) as its president. He will take up the position, from David Starling, on 1 March this year, moving from his current role at the company as executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Starling remains CEO of ...

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    Carmakers welcome end of Canadian Pacific rail strike


    [Story updated on 20 February] On Monday this week (16th) Canadian Pacific (CP) locomotive engineers called off the strike, which had begun on Sunday and concerned working conditions, and agreed to enter government arbitration with the rail provider. Freight services resumed on Tuesday morning, including those for the automotive industry, ...