North America

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North America


Kuehne + Nagel builds customs offering with Farrow buyout

2023-12-01T09:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Kuehne + Nagel is buying customs broker and logistics provider Farrow to expand its customs capabilities in North America


UAW workers ratify deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis

2023-11-21T12:47:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Members of the United Auto Workers union (UAW) have ratified the tentative deals with GM, Ford and Stellantis following weeks of strikes against the Detroit Big Three, but an expert warned the damage may already be done for some suppliers.


Yanfeng cyberattack disrupts production at Stellantis

2023-11-15T15:49:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Stellantis production in North America was hit by a cyberattack against its parts supplier Yanfeng International Automotive Technology last week.


How Lisa Kline is balancing Subaru’s logistics and achieving success

2023-11-02T16:00:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Lisa Kline was appointed as vice president of planning and logistics for Subaru of America this year, and plans to lead the team to more success through a balanced logistics and distribution network. 

GPA Brunswick Colonel's Island terminal 02

Brunswick port invests in ro-ro expansion

2023-11-01T15:03:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Georgia Port Authority is investing $262m in infrastructure improvements and building in more capacity to make Brunswick port the biggest ro-ro handler in the US

Ariel of Locks Panama Canal

Panama Canal disruptions set to continue into 2024, but container shipping less affected

2023-10-23T16:27:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The drought that is impacting shipping logistics on the Panama Canal is set to continue for the rest of the year and into early 2024, according to meteorologists and logistics experts, but container shipping is less likely to be affected than other shipping modes.


DP World advances vehicle container services with CFR Rinkens buyout

2023-10-19T14:52:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Global logistics operator DP World has bought vehicle containerisation expert CFR Rinkens to enhance is vehicle containerisation offering

Sarah Amico, Jack Cooper, Sean Baltazar, RPM and Oskar Orstadious, Höegh Autoliners discussed how to keep pace with change in FVL

FVL capacity constraints likely to remain across North America

2023-10-19T13:29:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Expert panellists at the Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023 conference explained current FVL capacity woes, mitigation strategies and why the issue will not be resolved any time soon.

Volta Trucks had been accepting orders for the Volta Zero, with deliveries slated for 2023 in England, France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden, with plans to expand into North America and Italy in the near future

Volta Trucks files for bankruptcy after collapse of battery supplier

2023-10-18T23:29:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Electric truckmaker Volta Trucks has been forced to declare bankruptcy following the collapse of its battery supplier Proterra earlier this year


Umicore deal strengthens BMW’s localised battery supply chain

2023-10-17T09:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW’s efforts to localise the electric vehicle supply chain in North America took a step forward this week, with the announcement of a new deal between Umicore and AESC

ALSC Global 2023 Henry Ford Museum

ALSC Global 2023 On Demand: Day two wrap-up from the Henry Ford Museum

2023-10-12T16:59:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Logistics gives us the rundown of day two at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023, from the Ryder Gala Dinner at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. 

ALSC Global 2023 crowd

ALSC Global 2023 On Demand: That’s a wrap!

2023-10-12T16:46:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Logistics sits on the Red Sofa for a final time as we wrap up Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023 in Dearborn, Michigan. 

Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief, Automotive Logistics, ALSC Global 2023

ALSC Global 2023 On Demand: Welcome drinks and what to expect

2023-10-12T16:02:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Christopher Ludwig, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Logistics is at the welcoming night of Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023 at the Welcome Drinks Reception, sponsored by Kuehne+Nagel, as delegates get excited about the coming days at the conference.


Stellantis and Samsung SDI to build second gigafactory in Kokomo

2023-10-11T13:42:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Stellantis and Samsung SDI have announced that their joint venture StarPlus Energy will build its second US gigafactory in Kokomo, Indiana

Toyota North Carolina construction progress_TBMNC

LG Energy Solution to supply Toyota with batteries for EV production in US

2023-10-10T11:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

LG Energy will move battery modules from its forthoming facility in Michigan to Toyota’s Kentucky plant for electric SUV production beginning in 2025

Jack Cooper Transport Silverado 3

Jack Cooper gets big and bold in Mexico

2023-10-10T07:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Jack Cooper is seeing rapid growth in demand for its vehicle haulage services in Mexico, according to executive chairperson, Sarah Amico.

ALSC Global 2023, Chris Styles, Nissan

Unreliable forecasting remains a key challenge for automotive logistics

2023-10-05T14:33:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Panellists at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023 conference revealed the issues they face with unpredictability and the resulting logistics network challenges.

Oliver Bilstein, BMW Spartanburg

Insourcing and localising supply chains help BMW stay flexible

2023-10-03T13:06:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Insourcing and localising are some of the ways that BMW Spartanburg is staying flexible and lean while growing, according to Oliver Bilstein, vice-president of Logistics and Production Control, BMW Manufacturing.


Collaboration in the supply chain is key for successful EV transition

2023-10-03T12:35:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The switch to EV production demands greater collaboration between the inbound, outbound and service parts logistics sectors


Gestamp joins Catena-X digital supply chain platform

2023-10-03T11:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Spanish parts maker Gestamp is boosting its technological and environmental credentials by joining the Catena-X data-sharing platform.

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