All United States Of America articles – Page 17

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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)…

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    Fighting back against fake parts

    2020-01-28T11:46:00Z

    Counterfeit parts in the automotive industry will soon be worth more than the annual gross domestic product of Canada, Brazil or Italy. According to World Trademark Review, the estimated global economic cost of counterfeiting in the automotive industry could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022. In Europe, it is estimated that €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) is lost annually to counterfeit tyre sales alone, while counterfeit battery sales effectively steal €180m ($198m) from OEMs. Furthermore, the rise of e-commerce is making it ever easier for consumers to knowingly or unknowingly access counterfeit, possibly dangerous vehicle parts.

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    Mazda changes Californian ports of entry for finished vehicles

    2020-01-28T11:34:00Z

    Carmaker Mazda is now dividing dispatch of its vehicles from Japan to California between Benicia and Los Angeles ports, instead of sending them all to National City port, San Diego, in the state’s far south…

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    Grimaldi adds Grande Houston to car carrier fleet

    2020-01-27T15:52:00Z

    Shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), the Grande Houston, from Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, China…

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    Gedia hit by “massive cyber-attack”

    2020-01-27T14:58:00Z

    Gedia Automotive Group has been the victim of a cyber-attack by a gang using ransomware known as Sodinokibi…

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    Automotive industry looks for silver linings in China-US trade ‘truce’

    2020-01-22T10:56:00Z

    On the face of it last week’s signing of a ‘phase one’ agreement between the US and China is more of a truce than a substantial trade deal, though that is no less welcome given the two years of escalating tariffs between the two countries, which has affected a range of industries, including automotive…

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    Philaport to benefit from containerised vehicle shipment service

    2020-01-22T10:36:00Z

    Containerised vehicle forwarder CFR Rinkens and GWSI, which specialises in warehousing and cross-dock services, have set up a centre for containerised vehicle shipping near the Packer Avenue Marine Terminal at the US port of Philadelphia (PhilaPort)…

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    Control what you can in Mexico, says RPS

    2020-01-22T10:07:00Z

    Royal Power Solutions (RPS) vice-president of supply chain Kevin Reed (pictured) believes medium-sized suppliers should find a reason for entry and control what they can when deciding to expand into Mexico…