North America

The latest logistics developments in North America.

North America

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Future-proofing the finished vehicle trucking fleet in North America


 Finished vehicle logistics trucking experts including Jack Cooper, Vascor and United Road give their expert insight into the FVL market in North America, including current capacity challenges, competition and consolidation and the key areas for investment opportunities over the coming years.

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Jack Cooper drops bid for LTL provider Yellow


Jack Cooper had been involved in negotiations to resurrect the trucking firm, having spent recent years expanding through acquisitions.  


Proficient goes public to acquire five logistics firms


If successful, the IPO and roll-up of the five other firms would make Proficient one of the largest fleets in North America. 

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Competition takes repair services to the next level


A lack of competition and options is causing the quality of automotive hail damage to take a dip while costs skyrocket, but DRS Group says it has the solution. 


Restrictions tighten on Chinese semiconductor firms


The US has been increasing pressure on countries in Europe, such as Germany and the Netherlands, as well as South Korea and Japan, to restrict trade with Chinese firms

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US Coast Guard opens alternate channel at Baltimore bridge site


A cleanup effort is underway at the site of the bridge collapse in Baltimore, while vessels carrying finished vehicles reroute to nearby ports


Maersk opens Tijuana logistics facility for cross-border services


Maersk has opened a cross-dock facility a the Pacifico Industrial Park in Baja California that will provide inventory services for the automotive sector


Baltimore FVL vessels re-route to New York, Norfolk and Philadelphia


Finished vehicle logistics shipping firms are looking to divert vessels to nearby ports as the Baltimore port will be closed for the foreseeable future

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Baltimore port likely to be closed until May after bridge collapse


A Maersk-chartered container ship crashed into a pillar of the bridge on the Patapsco River


The power of digitalised, automated and sustainable supply chains


ALSC Europe 2024 saw industry leaders shed light on accelerating supply chains to address challenges and promises for digital, automated, sustainable logistics

Anouck Arnaud, director of Worldwide Transport Logistics, Mercedes-Benz Group

ALSC Europe 2024 in pictures: Day 2


The second day of ALSC Europe 2024 in Bonn, Germany was a comprehensive exploration of the themes of innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, offering attendees valuable perspectives and strategies to take back to their organisations.

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ALSC Europe 2024 Day two wrap-up


And that’s a wrap! ALSC Europe has finished for another year - join us to take a look at the highlights from the day. 

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ALSC Europe 2024 Day one wrap-up


Join us as we close the first day of ALSC Europe 2024 and take a look at all the inspiring content of the day - as well as what’s in store for us tomorrow


Red Sofa Interview: VW’s Oliver Bronder on turning disruptions into strategic advantages


This discussion not only highlights Volkswagen’s adaptive strategies in the face of industry disruptions but also underscores the company’s commitment to sustainability and efficiency in logistics.


ALSC Europe 2024 in pictures: Day 1


Here’s how the first day of the Automotive Logistivs and Supply Chains Europe 2024 went. From panels, networking sessions to a grand gala dinner on a boat, the event had it all. Stay tuned for pictures from day two. 


ALSC Europe 2024 Cocktail Reception wrap-up


Join us inside the exclusive ALSC Europe 2024 cocktail reception as we get revved up for the hottest topics in automotive logistics! 


APM Terminals appoints Yera and Burmúdez to port leadership roles


Beatriz Yera (left) will become managing director for APM Terminals in Mexico replacing Marliz Burmúdez who is moving to become head of investments for the Americas region 


US regulator votes on emissions disclosure rule, drops scope 3 emissions


The SEC ruling ditched the potential requirement to report scope 3 emissions, but is already receiving backlash from both opponents and supporters of the ruling


Shorter supply chains for resilient production


Mercedes-Benz and Stellantis are streamlining EV production with localised supply chain to boost efficiency, lower costs, and achieve sustainability goals

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Navigating the digital turn in automotive supply chain


Europe’s leading automakers and suppliers are adopting advanced digital tech to strengthen supply chains, aiming for greater efficiency and security in the automotive industry.

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