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    Onnen-Lübben oversees Mosolf’s expansion at Wilhelmshaven

    2020-04-01T09:25:00Z

    German logistics provider Mosolf has appointed Inke Onnen-Lübben (pictured) as manager of operations at its facility in the Jade-Weser-Port complex in Wilhelmshaven, Germany…

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Amy Paulsen

    2020-04-01T08:29:00Z

    Amy Paulsen joined electric vehicle start-up Rivian in May 2018, after previous tenures at Tesla and Byton. Her role there encompasses global logistics operations, trade compliance and development of transportation and trade IT architecture. Amy, who has studied maritime and international law as well as business administration in the US, Austria and Denmark, is an expert in logistics operations and sourcing,..

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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Ford brings in ‘no touch’ servicing during coronavirus outbreak

    2020-03-31T14:09:00Z

    Cars and vans are now being thoroughly sanitised before being returned to customers in Europe after repairs and servicing, says Ford…

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    Car dealers turn to online sales and servicing

    2020-03-25T10:10:00Z

    Vehicle sales around the world are being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with end-users either prevented from visiting dealerships by closure or quarantine, or at best fearful of doing so. However, servicing vehicles remains a priority and carmakers and their affiliated dealers are embracing digital technology to ensure aftermarket services…

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Kristin Decas

    2020-03-23T10:23:00Z

    Kristin Decas, CEO/port director, Port of Hueneme, talks, boxing, chocolate and why it’s important to be a sponge

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    Marsh to take up manufacturing and supply chain role at Nissan NA

    2020-03-18T10:42:00Z

    Following the departure of Heath Holz from Nissan North America, the carmaker has announced that Steve Marsh (pictured) is replacing him as senior vice president, manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing..

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    VW employs AR to improve lineside logistics at Chattanooga

    2020-03-17T16:03:00Z

    Engineers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory are using specially developed augmented reality (AR) goggles to help spot potential problems with new production lines they are designing for the next set of vehicles at the Tennessee plant…

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    Volvo shifting more outbound volumes to rail

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    As part of its climate action plan announced in October last year, Volvo Cars is moving more finished vehicle transport to rail from truck, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations.

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Rory Hepner

    2020-03-16T09:30:00Z

    Rory Hepner, general manager duty drawback and finished vehicles, logistics/customs, Mercedes-Benz USA, talks leadership, law and why you should never be afraid to ask questions

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    US rail: tracking in the right direction

    2020-03-04T10:51:00Z

    Rail transportation offers an efficient, reliable option for the distribution of finished vehicles, and in an age of increased concern over sustainability, it is also relatively environmentally friendly. This helps to explain why it remains a popular mode for moving vehicles, despite drawbacks such as limited flexibility.

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    Canaveral’s ship comes in as port authority takes over vehicle handling

    2020-03-03T16:53:00Z

     US terminal operator Autoport has chosen not to renew its lease at Canaveral Port’s vehicle handling terminal on the east coast of Florida and from the beginning of March finished vehicle throughput is being managed by Canaveral Port Authority (CPA)…

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    Chamberlain appointed head of Mercedes-Benz in Canada

    2020-03-03T09:11:00Z

    Adam Chamberlain will become president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada from 1st April. Since 2016, he has been responsible for developing distribution and logistics as well as new and used vehicle sales as vice-president of sales at Mercedes-Benz USA…

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    Heath Holz leaves Nissan North America

    2020-03-02T10:46:00Z

     Heath Holz, who was senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing at Nissan North America, has resigned from the carmaker to take up a position outside the automotive industry…

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    abatUS to support OEMs and LSPs in South Carolina

    2020-02-25T15:21:00Z

    IT systems service provider, abatUS, is investing $10m to set up operations in Greenville, South Carolina to support the local automotive industry…

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    Hirotec deploys AVs to handle Mazda parts in Hiroshima

    2020-02-12T10:47:00Z

    Tier one parts supplier Hirotec has started using autonomous vehicles (AVs) provided by Otto Motors at its manufacturing plant in Hiroshima. The vehicles are delivering Mazda door panels to welding cells at the facility…

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    Hinrichs to leave Ford, Farley named new COO

    2020-02-10T14:29:00Z

    Joe Hinrichs is leaving Ford at the end of February after 20 years with the carmaker, most recently as president of Ford Automotive…

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    Omron devises new way of moving heavy items lineside

    2020-02-05T11:00:00Z

    Robot producer Omron Automation Americas has brought out a new machine to move bulky and heavy objects such as transmission blocks and automotive seats around vehicle assembly plants…

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    UK tax on US tech firms could backfire on car industry

    2020-01-29T09:31:00Z

    The UK government’s commitment to a 2% tax on the sales of US technology giants, including Apple, Amazon and Facebook, could lead to retaliatory taxes on the UK automotive industry, which exported more than 221,000 finished vehicles to the US last year, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)…