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    North American vehicle ports: versatile through the year of the virus

    2021-07-27T15:25:00Z

    Regional closures and varying rates of recovery have seen a slight shift in the records of throughput at North America’s main vehicle handling ports, most notably with the Mexican port of Veracruz losing ground to Baltimore for the first time in six years.

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    Uber Freight says Transplace buyout will transform logistics landscape

    2021-07-27T11:09:00Z

    The logistics division of Uber is buying one of the largest managed transport service and logistics technology providers in North America to create a global logistics network for multiple verticals

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    AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

    2021-07-23T16:23:00Z

    The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports

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    Back in Detroit for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global

    2021-07-20T15:06:00Z

    The Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global conference will be back in its old home of Detroit this fall, giving a new impetus to this year’s theme Accelerating Stronger Together. 

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    Gefco opts for Blue Yonder cloud technology

    2021-07-12T13:24:00Z

    Gefco is continuing its strategy to digitalise supply chain services with the adoption of warehouse and transport management software provided by Blue Yonder

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    Höegh Autoliners signs MoU for Aurora-class car carrier fleet

    2021-06-22T12:32:00Z

    Höegh Autoliners is planning to introduce a fleet of 12 Aurora-class car carriers as part of its plan to make the delivery of finished vehicles more sustainable from 2024

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    NYK commissions 12 LNG-fuelled car carriers

    2021-06-21T10:43:00Z

    NYK is boosting the number of car carriers in its fleet fuelled with LNG with the commission of 12 vessels from the Shin Kurushima and Nihon shipyards in Japan

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    Making the best of it at Mazatlán

    2021-06-18T11:29:00Z

    Terminal Marítima Mazatlán (TMAZ) runs the finished vehicle terminal at the Mexican port of Mazatlán and over the last decade the company has invested $20m in infrastructure and technology to increase volumes. While Covid has hit throughput Nissan remains committed and TMAZ is gearing up for a return in trade 

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    Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

    2021-06-17T13:29:00Z

    Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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    Renault forecasts shift in the make-up of outbound deliveries

    2021-06-07T10:23:00Z

    At a recent automotive webinar hosted by Haropa Port, Renault’s global vice-president of supply chain, Jean-François Salles, said that the vehicle mix in the outbound supply chain was going to change over the next few years, with more second-hand, light commercial and shared vehicles being distributed. That trend will require different logistics planning

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    Haropa completes merger of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris ports

    2021-06-07T09:38:00Z

    This month the French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris officially merged under the banner of Haropa Port and the joint venture is planning to extend vehicle storage capacity at Le Havre from the current 56,000 vehicles to 80,000 by 2027 by reorganising the current storage, and taking 43 additional hectares around the existing terminal.

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    Aditi Rasquinha heads ocean freight for Apac at DB Schenker

    2021-05-17T11:50:00Z

    DB Schenker has appointed Aditi Rasquinha as its new head of ocean freight for the Asia Pacific (Apac) region. She replaces Christoph Matthes who has moved to a new role as CEO of the south-east Asia region for Agility. 

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    Tom Pippingsköld widens remit at Finnlines

    2021-05-11T14:30:00Z

    Tom Pippingsköld (pictured) has taken up the newly created position of vice-president and deputy CEO at Finnlines, which provides short-sea ro-ro services in Europe. Pippingsköld retains his role as chief financial officer (CFO) at the company, a role he has held since 2013. 

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    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live

    2021-04-28T16:03:00Z

    Carmakers and their outbound logistics providers are dealing with a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales post-Covid, which has taken the supply chain by surprise. 

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    Jens Wollesen to take COO role at Hellmann

    2021-04-27T14:15:00Z

    Hellmann Worldwide Logistics will appoint Jens Wollesen (pictured) to the role of chief operating officer (COO) at the beginning of January next year. The move represents a reallocation of responsibilities at the management board level of the company.

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    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    Light at the end of the Suez Canal but challenges for automotive

    2021-04-21T10:48:00Z

    Of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused, the chain reaction of delays and spiralling costs in container global container shipping must have been one of the hardest to deal with. The delays in the Suez Canal were just the icing on an already unappetising cake.

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    UECC launches first LNG hybrid PCTC

    2021-04-19T11:13:00Z

    European ro-ro operator UECC has launched its first pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) and battery power. LNG burns more cleanly than traditional heavy fuels, and the battery component drives auxiliary equipment and reduces emissions in port.

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    Logistics providers call for fairness in calculating shipping emissions

    2021-04-19T11:02:00Z

    Clarity is needed on measuring emissions in shipping but a poorly judged methodology could disadvantage finished vehicle logistics and disrupt the supply chain

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    VW begins exporting Taos from Mexico to US

    2021-04-19T09:43:00Z

    Volkswagen has started exporting Taos models from its plant in Puebla, Mexico to the US. The vehicles are moving through the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to different northbound destinations.