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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report

    2015-02-01T18:11:45Z

    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

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    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz

    2015-02-01T18:06:52Z

    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

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    Mexico conference: stronger trade agreements central to auto sector

    2015-01-28T19:18:12Z

    At the opening of the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, which took place last week in Mexico City, the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo (left), highlighted the importance of global trade agreements and improvements in the movement of goods across the country’s borders for the continued success of the automotive ...

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    Automotive Logistics inaugural Mexico conference on video

    2015-01-28T16:11:22Z

    Principal sessions from the inaugural Automotive Logistics Mexico conference held last week are now available to view. The event saw a packed attendance and speakers including top political figures such as federal government Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo, Miguel Marquez, Governor for the State of ...

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    Höegh opens office in Mexico; looks for trade and cargo diversity

    2015-01-27T21:48:14Z

    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has officially opened an office in Mexico City in a move designed to build on its established import/export trade in the country and take advantage of the opportunities for business that the growing automotive production in the country offers. According to Per Folkesson, president of ...

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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US

    2015-01-20T15:37:14Z

    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

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    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges

    2015-01-12T15:14:11Z

    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles. A number of the world’s leading ro-ro ...

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    Port Panama IDC targets automotive business

    2015-01-09T12:22:37Z

    Port Panama City, Florida, has recently completed its intermodal distribution centre (IDC), and is now ready to accommodate new business. Addressing the Port Authority in a meeting last week, Becca Hardin, interim director of the Bay County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), said that the EDA is targeting automotive companies in ...

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    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors

    2015-01-06T17:44:42Z

    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year. A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, ...

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    China fines eight car carrier shipping lines

    2015-01-06T11:55:59Z

    China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has fined eight international shipping lines for anticompetitive practices in the transport of finished vehicles. This news follows similar fines levied in Europe following a 2013 investigation by the European Union, Japan – courtesy of the country's Fair Trade Commission – and Chile, ...

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    The cross-border crawl

    2014-12-23T12:00:07Z

    With the number of vehicles and parts moving between the US and Mexico set to increase even further, there are efforts to speed up the import and export processes. Are they enough?Freight flows between the US and Mexico have been steadily increasing, helped by strengthening economies on both sides of ...

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    Premium plant logistics

    2014-12-22T06:30:23Z

    Six months after Chery JLR’s Rui Zhu and Alex Holland gave an exclusive preview of their logistics plan to Christopher Ludwig, they invited him back into the plant shortly after launch to reveal the latest innovations for its complex material flows A few weeks before visiting Chery Jaguar Land ...

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    Aiming to go the distance

    2014-12-22T06:30:05Z

    Reusable packaging is on the rise in international supply chains for tier ones. Executives are also interested in returnable pools, though they remain difficult over long distances The tier one supply chain, both inbound and outbound, continues to grow more complex. As tier suppliers respond to OEMs’ global platforms – ...

  • Fiat India plant
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    Assembling a stable supply structure

    2014-12-17T14:05:04Z

    Fiat India’s assistant vice-president of corporate purchasing, Sudhir Chikhle, talks to Ramesh Kumar about supplier standards, the obstacles to JIT delivery and greater localised sourcing near its Pune factoryDespite an erratic and sluggish market over the past three years, India still holds considerable promise for Fiat Chrysler. The carmaker has ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance

    2014-12-17T12:19:05Z

    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed ...

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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock

    2014-12-17T12:18:52Z

    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs procedures While the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it ...

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    Shipping focus: The unexpected rise of Hambantota port

    2014-12-17T12:18:35Z

    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost

    2014-12-16T16:23:08Z

    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’ The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many ...

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    Audi special report: A question of complexity and convergence

    2014-12-15T20:01:39Z

    The plethora of models, derivatives and options that has boosted Audi’s success over the past decade would not have been possible without an evolution in its logistics management and processes Audi’s emphasis on technology and innovation – Vorsprung durch Technik , as its Teutonic motto proclaims – is at the ...

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    Audi special report: Outbound delivery accuracy

    2014-12-15T20:00:06Z

    The concept of Liefertreue , or delivery reliability, is central to Audi’s customer promise and consequently crucial in every aspect of the supply chain right up to the point of receipt at dealers, says Dr Michael Hauf, head of brand logistics (pictured) Consumers who order an Audi and customise it ...