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The latest logistics developments in North America.

North America

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Watch: Consolations for a container shipping crisis


The global container shipping industry is in a state of disarray that has set it back 50 years in terms of transit and arrival times but there are contingencies that can be taken, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants

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Watch: Future battery technology - a journey into the unknown for the supply chain

2022-05-18T23:06:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Battery technology expert Greg Ombach explores shifts the balance of power in the value chain and what different cell and pack designs will mean for the battery and EV supply chain.

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Finished vehicle logistics global survey: Fishing in troubled waters

2022-05-11T00:19:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Marcus Williams

Download this report to find out what are currently the main concerns for those companies providing and using finished vehicle logistics services around the world. Based on an extensive survey of companies in Asia, Europe and North America, the results give an overview of the key trends affecting the sector and the sentiment in the market as a whole


GM signs agreement to source cobalt from Glencore

2022-04-19T09:28:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

GM has signed a multi-year sourcing agreement for the supply of cobalt from Glencore’s mining operation in Australia. Both are members of the Responsible Minerals Initiative

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Finished Vehicle Logistics 2022


The in-person Finished Vehicle Logistics conference is returning! We are thrilled to announce that our 12th conference will be held on June 7-9, 2022, at the stunning Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach!

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No more rough estimates

2022-04-04T07:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota Motor North America is rolling out a new system called Project ETA, designed to more accurately trace the movement of its vehicles. Kevin Austin, vice-president of demand and supply management at the carmaker, explains how it works

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Kirchholtes takes up procurement and supply chain role at Daimler Truck

2022-03-29T12:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As part of a restructing of activities at Daimler Trucks North America, Carsten Kirchholtes has expanded on his supply chain role to include purchasing


Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global returns to Detroit

2022-03-22T07:19:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Top executives from global carmakers, suppliers and logistics providers, including those from Nissan, IAC and Johnson Electric, are among those converging on the MGM Grand in September this year


Jeffrey Morrison moves to lead purchasing supply chain role at GM

2022-03-04T10:13:00+00:00By Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig

Jeffrey Morrison is taking over as vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain at GM from April 1, replacing Shilpan Amin who is moving to GM International


Chevy Bolt assembly back up and running from April

2022-02-16T16:54:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

GM will restart production of its Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) at the Orion plant in Michigan, US, in the first week of April this year, after a closure of almost six months.


​BMW opens US VDC at Sparrows Point with Tradepoint Atlantic

2022-02-15T10:52:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) in the US port of Baltimore with logistics property developer Tradepoint Atlantic.


Trucker protest hits automotive shipments on US-Canada border

2022-02-14T17:28:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Last week’s driver protests on the US-Canadian border caused disruption to the movement of automotive parts and finished vehicles. As a consequence, some assembly plants in Canada and the US had to temporarily implement shift downtimes.


Philaport to gain from state funding worth $246m

2022-02-08T11:22:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The port of Philadelphia (Philaport) is to benefit from $246m of state investment funding aimed at continuing modernisation at the port and improving regional economic stability.


Swift using ICL digital yard management tool for Stellantis moves

2022-02-07T16:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

US finished vehicle carrier Swift Transportation has signed up to use a digital yard management system from ICL, provider of finished vehicle logistics software, to better support its OEM customer Stellantis.


Union Pacific invests in electric locomotives

2022-02-07T14:42:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Union Pacific has said it will buy 20 battery-electric locomotives for testing in railyard operations as it seeks to make operations more sustainable.


Britishvolt and Glencore sign agreement to build up battery recycling capacity in the UK

2022-02-03T09:36:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Britishvolt has announced a joint venture with strategic partner Glencore to build a battery recycling ecosystem in the UK.

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Canadian National Railway appoints Tracy Robinson as new CEO

2022-02-01T12:32:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Canadian National Railway (CN) has named Tracy Robinson as its new chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors from February 28th.


DHL invests $15m in warehouse automation from Boston Dynamics

2022-01-28T10:07:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

DHL Supply Chain has invested $15m in warehouse automation technology supplied by engineering and robotics provider Boston Dynamics.


An ongoing crisis for terminal throughput

2022-01-18T10:45:00+00:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Supply chain delays that were initially viewed as temporary hiccups have now morphed into a prolonged crisis as global trade dynamics have been upended


Canada joins Mexico in trade spat with US over auto content

2022-01-18T09:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Canada says that the US interpretiation of the section in the USMCA trade deal covering rules of origin for automotive parts does not tally with what it signed in 2020

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