All Rail articles – Page 9

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    CSX elects Oscar Muñoz as president


    North American rail provider, CSX, has elected Oscar Muñoz (left) as its president with immediate effect. He replaces Michael Ward, who remains CEO and chairman. Muñoz will retain his existing role as chief operating officer. His new responsibilities include overseeing operations, sales and marketing, human resources, service design and information ...

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    Sunderland port looks to benefit from auto trade following rail link


    The UK's rail network authority – Network Rail – has re-established a link to the port of Sunderland in the northeast of England that will provide a boost to its import and export capabilities, something the port hopes will allow it to undertake more projects for key players in the ...

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    Union Pacific elects Lance Fritz as CEO


    Lance Fritz (left) has been elected CEO of North American rail provider Union Pacific by the company's board of directors. He succeeds John Koralski, who has now become executive chairman.Fritz is also president and has most recently been serving as COO in addition to that role. He was also elected ...

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    Mosolf takes supply chain prize in FCA Qualitas awards


    Transport and logistics provider, Horst Mosolf, has taken the Qualitas award for Supply Chain/Logistics Supplier of the Year at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Supplier Awards.The award was one of 18 given out by FCA at the Supplier Qualitas Convention, which was held recently in Turin, Italy, and hosted by ...

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    Gefco sees growing automotive interest for Europe-Asia rail


    Since Russian Railways (RZD) took majority control of Gefco in 2012, the companies have been targeting trade between Europe and China, including across the Trans-Siberian Railway, with Gefco expected to use its global network of customers to drive traffic across RZD’s infrastructure. Over the past year, Gefco has run a ...

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    Mexico conference: a sea change needed for short sea


    The use of short-sea shipping to move vehicles within North America still tends to be more of a fallback option for carmakers when there are capacity issues on the other modes such as rail, rather than as a regular service. But before shipping lines can offer more frequent sailings, investments ...

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    KCS rides on automotive gains for fourth quarter


    North American rail provider, Kansas City Southern (KCS), has reported a revenue growth of 4% to $643m in the fourth quarter, led by a 13% increase in revenue from automotive shipments, which accounted for $60.6m. The number of automotive units moved in the fourth quarter rose by 11% to 32,500.The ...

  • Yakunin

    RZD expects dividend from Gefco amid falling Russian market


    Despite a turbulent Russian market, along with slow growth with its main automotive customer, the Gefco Group is expected to remain profitable in 2015 and to yield a dividend to its major shareholder, Russian Railways (RZD). The logistics provider also expects to continue to grow in Russia and former Soviet ...

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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report


    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

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    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz


    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

  • Ferromex

    Mexico conference: Ferromex predicts investments will meet rail demand


    While carmakers in Mexico continue to voice their concerns over the adequate provision of rail services, the country’s biggest rail provider, Ferromex, has said it will have the capacity to support the demands of increased production in the country, which is forecast to hit 5m by 2020. Since the rail ...

  • Mercedes-Benz Werk Kecskemét, Ungarn: Produktion CLA Shooting BrakeMercedes-Benz Kecskemét plant, Hungary: CLA Shooting Brake production

    Third model at Kecskemét means more Mercedes exports from Hungary


    Daimler’s Kecskemét plant in Hungary has started making the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake this week, the third model to be produced at the plant since it opened in 2012, and the second to be made there exclusively following the CLA-Class, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2013. The ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Höegh ships Hitachi training wagon from Japan to UK


    Höegh Autoliners vessel – Höegh London – has delivered a rail carriage from Kobe in Japan to the port of Tyne in the UK for onward delivery to the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in County Durham, UK. The part assembled train carriage, which will be used for training purposes, travelled ...

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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014


    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported.Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase of ...

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    Thai rail link to benefit automotive shipments in region


    China has signed an agreement with Thailand to build a double track rail link stretching more than 870km between Nong Khai on the Laos border with Thailand, to the Thai industrial zone in the east of the country. According to industry analysts in the region, the development bodes well for ...

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    Norfolk Southern unveils first emission-friendly locomotives


    North American rail provider Norfolk Southern has revealed the first two low emission locomotives produced at its Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania. A further 23 have been commissioned.The first engines – GP33ECO switching locomotives – have been funded by the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program.Following ...

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    Renault tests rail delivery service between Spain and France


    Renault has tested a new rail route that could be used to move cars from its Valladolid plant in Spain to France on a regular basis, including to the Flins plant outside Paris. The vehicles are currently moved by road.The service is being provided by logistics provider Groupe CAT in ...

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    Planes, trains and slow boats to China


    With increased local production still relying heavily on imported material, supply chain efficiency in planning, customs, shipping and packing is crucial to succeeding in ChinaAs the largest automotive market in the world, on pace to build and sell nearly 23m vehicles in 2014, China has a strong and growing domestic ...

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    Last mile: Benefits on board


    A Swedish rail study suggests huge potential for stakeholders in track-and-trace collaboration for both railway and automotive logistics A pilot study involving the rail shipment of components to Volvo Cars’ Gothenburg assembly plant has shown the benefits of a significant increase in the use of RFID for freight rail in ...