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  • Volvo Logistics
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    Volvo Cars to build US plant amid changing supply chain strategy

    2015-03-30T18:17:01Z

    The Volvo Car Group has announced that it will build its first manufacturing plant in the US, in a bid to become a truly global carmaker. In a statement Volvo indicated that it would spend around $500m, and would eventually produce at least 100,000 cars per year for both the ...

  • Light tunnel Audi
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    Maintaining the flow

    2015-03-30T11:23:50Z

    What are OEMs, claims managers and repair specialists doing to prevent damaged vehicles from damaging profits and customer confidence? Despite the best efforts of carmakers and their logistics providers, and despite vehicles arriving in perfect condition most of the time – up to 99.75% for some OEMs – there will ...

  • Albert Gallagoes
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    E-commerce: Online and on the road

    2015-03-25T12:00:16Z

    E-commerce in automotive is starting to penetrate spare parts and vehicle purchases, with implications for OEMs, dealers, LSPs and customers In the early days of eBay and Amazon, consumers marvelled at their own boldness. Buying on the internet was a step into the unknown: sending money to strangers to purchase ...

  • Penske_hp-banner
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    Mitsui invests in Penske Truck Leasing

    2015-03-23T10:28:52Z

    Japanese trading and investment giant Mitsui & Co has announced it is investing in Penske Truck Leasing (PTL), a primarily US-based truck leasing, truck rental and logistics business. Mitsui has acquired a 20% limited partnership interest in PTL from General Electric Capital Corporation (GECC). The deal is worth approximately $750m. ...

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    Faster forwarding

    2015-03-23T09:00:42Z

    CEO Ed Feitzinger reveals how UTi’s recent decentralisation aims to offer a personalised, five-star service to customers in both forwarding and contract logistics Ed Feitzinger’s 15th floor office at UTi’s headquarters looks out toward the mouth of the Los Angeles River and the edge of the port of Long Beach. ...

  • Gefco_RZD
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    Gefco Russia: Big plans, but little certainty

    2015-03-18T17:45:15Z

    Although the market is suffering, Gefco is still optimistic about recovery as well as future flows between Russia and China Despite Russia’s evident difficulties, Gefco Russia is continuing its aggressive growth strategy, with plans to develop trans-Eurasian logistics and grow its market share in the domestic market. The company is ...

  • Yusen_truck1
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    Yusen Logistics bases team in Sao Paulo

    2015-03-17T14:33:54Z

    Yusen Logistics has established a dedicated project cargo team in Sao Paulo, Brazil to develop services for the movement of high and heavy equipment, as well as support the company’s overall project network in the country. The team will provide global project consultation, planning and implementation, across all modes of ...

  • Gefco_Ontigola_Spain
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    Gefco marks 30 years in Spain; announces management change

    2015-03-17T14:11:21Z

    Transport and logistics provider Gefco celebrated 30 years of business in Spain earlier this month. The event coincided with the announcement that Julián Navarro has replaced Dulsé Díaz as Gefco Spain's new managing director, following the latter’s retirement. Navarro joined Gefco in 1988 and managed the company's subsidiaries in Argentina ...

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    Vehicles clog San Antonio port as a result of strikes in Chile

    2015-03-16T15:03:30Z

    On March 12, importers of finished vehicles at the Chilean Port of San Antonio's Puerto Central used police protection to begin retrieving more than 8,000 vehicles that have been stuck at the facility since strikes closed the port on February 21. The first batch of 135 vehicles were moved at ...

  • 2015 Supplier of the Year Award
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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2015-03-16T14:51:16Z

    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”.“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding ...

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    Europe conference: Joined up thinking needed to make logistics greener

    2015-03-13T16:47:17Z

    The Automotive Logistics Europe conference raised plenty of legislative issues for vehicle logistics, from dealing with the EU’s continuing ‘patchwork’ of truck sizes and loading rules, to the number of national tax and employment laws that could cause trouble for providers, notably Germany’s minimum wage requirement. Environmental legislation is also ...

  • brazil_cars250
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    Brazil and Mexico extend vehicle trade agreement

    2015-03-10T17:30:06Z

    The governments of Brazil and Mexico have extended their vehicle trade agreement, which was signed in 2012, for a further four years. It was due to expire on March 18th, but the extension now means the limit will remain in place until March 2019. Quotas are set by the dollar ...

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    GM opens MASC logistics facility as it reaches 90 years in Brazil

    2015-03-02T13:58:51Z

    General Motors has opened a 30,000 sq.m logistics centre at its Brazilian industrial complex in Sao Caetano do Sul for the sequenced delivery of parts to its nearby assembly plant. The inauguration of the facility, which saw an investment of R$100m ($35m), coincided with celebrations for the 90th anniversary of ...

  • IndianRailways08
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    Chennai receives first vehicles delivered on modified trains

    2015-03-02T12:41:28Z

    In India, the port of Chennai has become the first in the south of the country to receive automotive traffic moved by a rake of New Modified Goods (NMG) car transporters operated by Indian Railways. NMGs are single-decker auto carriers that have been built from old ICF and BEML passenger ...

  • TakahiroHachigo_Honda
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    Honda’s president Ito to be replaced by managing officer in June

    2015-02-23T15:03:21Z

    Honda Motor has announced that its president Takanobu Ito will be replaced in June this year by Takahiro Hachigo, currently a managing officer with responsibility for purchasing in China (pictured). Hachigo took up the managing officer role last April. He will become senior managing officer in April this year, and ...

  • 155autoumschlag
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    BLG comes up with a cool idea for vehicle exports

    2015-02-18T11:09:23Z

    The automotive logistics industry is always looking at making the best use of capacity, even on niche routes, and a recent move by BLG Logistics at the port of Bremerhaven harks back to the days before the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) to do so. The company has just ...

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    Ceva expands in Canada with facility in Richmond, BC

    2015-02-18T10:07:41Z

    Ceva Logistics is expanding its operations in Canada with a move to a new 5,000 sq.m facility in Richmond, British Colombia that will provide air and ground freight management, and consolidation services, for a range of industries, including the automotive aftermarket. The company is moving to the new location on ...

  • production of UAZ
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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales

    2015-02-17T12:44:56Z

    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

  • FISCALIA-INTERIOR_2
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    Shipping line cartel exposed in Chile says FNE

    2015-02-03T17:36:20Z

    In Chile, the national agency responsible for ensuring free competition, the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), has referred six shipping lines to a competition tribunal to face allegations of price fixing on the transport of imported finished vehicles. The FNE claims the practice has been going on since 2000. According to ...

  • Roberts Cummins
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    Mexico conference: Supply base set to grow and deepen

    2015-02-03T13:42:42Z

    The automotive supply base in Mexico looks set to enjoy further growth and localisation as carmakers and tier suppliers increase production and sourcing in the country to take advantage of favourable labour costs, falling energy prices, as well as lower logistics and distribution costs for key markets in North America, ...