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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi

    2016-01-29T18:25:03Z

    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...

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    Höegh takeovers to strengthen North and Latin America services

    2016-01-27T15:05:44Z

    Höegh Autoliners and the Sola family, the owners of SC Line and Fast Terminal International, have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen both ro-ro and breakbulk services between the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. Höegh is expected to buy the ocean service operated by ...

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    Markus Lange takes over Volkswagen Group’s outbound logistics; Andrea Eck leads Logistics Campus

    2016-01-19T19:42:10Z

    Volkswagen Group has a new head of global vehicle logistics, as Markus Lange has taken over the role from Andrea Eck (pictured), who is now responsible for the Logistics Campus at the Volkswagen Academy, a training and innovation centre. Markus Lange is now the head of outbound for Volkswagen Konzernlogistik ...

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    Hyundai bringing Santa Fe Sport to Alabama and Accent to Mexico

    2016-01-13T11:02:16Z

    Hyundai Motor in the US has said it will add production of the Santa Fe Sport crossover SUV to its output at the Montgomery plant in Alabama. The model is already in production at Kia Motors’ plant in West Point plant in Georgia, but has not been made in Montgomery ...

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change

    2016-01-12T14:59:41Z

    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Europe regulators approve FedEx acquisition of TNT

    2016-01-08T16:21:01Z

    Regulators in the European Union have approved FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express. The news sees the end of a six-month antitrust investigation that had previously been one of the biggest hurdles towards the deal.The merger – worth around $5 billion – which was announced in April last year, would give ...

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    Magna: One for all, and all for one

    2016-01-08T11:14:50Z

    Magna is putting an emphasis on global coordination, standards and best practice for both logistics and packaging, with technology and training crucial to the tier one’s future success A defining characteristic of large tier one suppliers is often decentralisation. At Canada-based Magna – North America’s largest tier supplier and among ...

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    Formula E looking into electric commercial vehicles for on-site logistics

    2016-01-06T15:15:27Z

    Formula E has said that it plans to bring electric trucks and buses to manage its paddock activities. A British start-up company called Charge is working on an electric commercial vehicle that could be used to move cars, equipment, and people around the paddock at Formula E races – helping ...

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    Porto de Santa Marta atinge novos níveis de produtividade

    2016-01-06T12:56:28Z

    No porto colombiano de Santa Marta, a instalação do especialista de veículos terminados, Terminal Fast, estabeleceu um novo recorde de produtividade em dezembro. No espaço de uma hora e cinquenta minutos, o terminal desembarcou 632 veículos. De acordo com o porto, isto foi 232% mais rápido do que a média ...

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    Santa Marta port achieves new productivity levels

    2016-01-06T11:24:27Z

    In the Colombian port of Santa Marta, the specialist finished vehicles facility, Fast Terminal, set a new productivity record in December. In the space of one hour and fifty minutes, the terminal disembarked 632 vehicles. According to the port, this is some 232% faster than the regional average, which is ...

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    A bridge to better business

    2015-12-23T08:00:00Z

    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade ...

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    Nissan North America part 5: Carrying the weight of expectation

    2015-12-18T11:04:24Z

    Christopher Ludwig highlights global supply and production coordination within the Renault Nissan Alliance, and how Mexican efficiency helps keep US operations lean and keen. In recent years, the Renault Nissan Alliance has accelerated integration across its organisations, including the combination of management functions, as well as implementing cross-production and supply, ...

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    Grace Lieblein to leave GM by end of year

    2015-12-16T14:39:54Z

    Grace Lieblein, GM’s vice-president of global quality, is retiring from the company at the end of the year. Lieblein moved to her most recent post last year. She was previously vice president, global purchasing and supply chain at GM. She joined GM in 1978 as a co-op student at ...

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    Venezuela imports Chery taxis

    2015-12-08T12:38:07Z

    Chinese carmaker Chery has delivered a first volume instalment of 2,500 taxis to Venezuela through the port of Cabello. The delivery follows an initial shipment of 400 vehicles last month. The Venezuelan Minister of People Power for Aquatic and Air Transport (MPPTAA), Giuseppe Yoffreda, supervised the unloading as part of ...

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    Autoport to begin operations at Port Canaveral next year

    2015-11-25T11:02:01Z

    US vehicle processing company, Autoport, will begin operations at Port Canaveral’s automotive terminal in January next year. The port, in Brevard County, Florida, is leasing approximately 65,000 sq.m at its new terminal to Autoport for operations, with an option to expand. “We are excited to partner with AutoPort and provide ...

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    Ceva opens HQ and logistics centre in Sao Paulo

    2015-11-23T10:04:18Z

    Ceva Logistics has opened a regional headquarters and its fourth Center of Logistics Excellence in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The headquarters and logistics centre are located in the Vila Olimpia region of the city. “This is an important strategic step for Ceva in the region as we consolidate our presence and ...

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    VW India begins exports to Argentina; imports from SA start at Altamira

    2015-11-18T12:37:23Z

    Volkswagen has announced that it has begun exports of the Vento model made at its Chakan plant near Pune, India, to Argentina, where it is being rebadged for sale as a Polo. The vehicle was launched in Argentina on November 10th and so far VW has exported 1,600 vehicles to ...

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    Video interview with Paulo Sarti, managing director, South America, Penske Logistics

    2015-11-17T16:02:46Z

    Paulo Sarti, managing director of South America for Penske Logistics, spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the increasing need to share information, investment in new technology, and thinking differently. 

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    Video interview with Orlando Moral, operations director, Chery Brazil

    2015-11-11T16:43:54Z

    After his presentation at the recent Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil on how Chery is currently hibernating in order to come back stronger , Orlando Moral, operations director at Chery Brazil spoke with Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the difficulties, challenges and opportunities for the OEM ...