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  • 2017_TMMK_Engine_Line_01_93F80710ADFBBAFA89104265120D4DCBEF53D7C5_opt
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    Toyota invests record amount to ready Kentucky plant for new architecture

    2017-04-10T17:25:29Z

    Carmaker Toyota has announced plans to invest $1.33 billion at its largest plant, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) in the US, as it prepares for a New Global Architecture (TNGA) production platform. By 2020, the majority of the company’s global models will be built using the platform and upgrades are ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

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    Childs joins Moore Transport as VP of sales and marketing

    2017-03-21T17:02:10Z

    a href="https://automotivelogistics.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Brad-Childs.jpg" img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-114674" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Brad-Childs.jpg" alt="Brad Childs" width="300" height="200" / /a Bradley Childs has been appointed as vice-president of sales and marketing at Moore Transport. He joins the company after almost five years with Proficient Auto Transport, a Florida based car carrier, where he was ...

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    Mexico conference: government urges ‘tranquillity’ in Nafta debate

    2017-02-03T22:40:07Z

    The Mexican government has confirmed that it will seek to maintain the current advantages of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), including tariff-free trade of automotive parts and vehicles, in upcoming negotiations with the governments of the US and Canada. It will also seek to further reduce regulatory barriers ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Auto Warehousing Company takes over cruise terminal for vehicle imports

    2016-11-23T11:15:33Z

    Car terminal operator, Auto Warehousing Company (AWC), has taken over the Bayport Cruise Terminal at the US port of Houston as part of a five-year lease of 15 hectares of land there. It will be using the facility and surrounding land to import vehicles from next month. It is the ...

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    US vehicle ports hit by Hermine

    2016-09-02T16:58:30Z

    Vehicle terminals in the US states of Florida and Georgia shut down operations last week as Tropical Storm Hermine raged through the region. The Georgia Ports Authority took the precaution of shutting its facilities at Brunswick and Savannah ports on Thursday night (September 1st). The closures included Garden City Terminal ...

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    Ontario and Michigan working together to support auto industry

    2016-08-08T19:05:05Z

    The Canadian province of Ontario and its US neighbour Michigan have signed an agreement to promote regional competitiveness and innovation in the automotive industry through greater collaboration. The deal includes the provision to increase supply chain integration and transfer technology through business-to-business partnerships. Ontario and Michigan account for more than ...

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    GM avoids plant shutdowns following court hearing

    2016-07-14T13:00:15Z

    [Updated July 14th] GM has avoided the threat of closure at 19 of its assembly plants across North America following a hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court for the State of Massachusetts on Wednesday (13th) related to its dispute with interiors supplier Clark-Cutler McDermott (CCM). According to a report ...

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    FVL North America conference: Scratches, missing keys but still satisfied customers

    2016-06-14T09:42:20Z

    Damage caused to vehicles moving from factory to dealer can be caused by a multitude of things: weather, vandalism, carelessness, accidents or technical issues. But this damage, even if to a small percentage of an OEM's outbound volume, are costly, delay vehicle delivery and damage brand reputation. Technology, an increasing ...

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    MAN invests in freight management IT provider

    2016-05-31T10:33:27Z

    Commercial vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus, part of the Volkswagen Group, has invested around $8.5m in a US technology firm called FR8 Revolution. The start-up company has developed an IT platform due for launch this quarter that is designed to optimise schedules to help shippers, carriers and truck drivers ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-StuenkelThe rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach to supplier ...

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    Robert Walpole takes up CEO role at Schenker USA

    2016-05-24T12:34:31Z

    DB Schenker USA has appointed Robert Walpole (left) to the position of CEO at its Schenker division in the country. Walpole moves from his role as senior vice-president, global logistics development, and will oversee both the contract logistics and the transport businesses. “Robert has a proven track record in leading ...

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    WWL invests in expansion at Brunswick port

    2016-04-06T10:33:37Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is adding 8 hectares of newly developed land to its vehicle services operations (WWL Atlantic Vehicle Processors) at the US port of Brunswick. Once completed, the company’s footprint at the port will cover 36.5 hectares on the Colonel’s Island ro-ro terminal. A spokesperson for WWL said ...

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    BMW hits 2m export milestone at port of Charleston

    2016-03-22T14:23:08Z

    BMW exported its two millionth vehicle through the US port of Charleston last week. The BMW X5 was loaded at the port’s Columbus Street Terminal for export to Germany on board the WWL-operated vessel, Elektra. The carmaker has been exporting vehicles from the port in cooperation with South Carolina Ports ...