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    Caxxor looks for investment for rail link between Mexico and Canada

    2021-02-01T11:01:00Z

    Infrastructure investment conglomerate, Caxxor Group, is proposing to build a rail route linking the Mexican east coast port of Mazatlán with the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The $3.3 billion (€2.7 billion) project, which will draw investment from the governments of Mexico, the US and Canada, as well as the private sector, will link strategic points across all three countries. Caxxor is targeting the movement of container freight, finished vehicles, bulk commodities and petroleum products.

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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    GPA starts moving container freight through Mason Mega Rail Terminal

    2020-12-04T17:37:00Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has started moving container freight by rail on newly installed track at the port of Savannah following a $128m investment into the Mason Mega Rail terminal project.

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    Rhenus Cuxport looks forward to more deep-sea trade after latest BMW exports

    2020-11-19T14:01:00Z

    BMW has shipped exports of 3,500 vehicles bound for China through the German port of Cuxhaven to avoid delays caused by peak demand at the port of Bremerhaven

  • Monika Thielemann-Hald
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    Monika Thielemann-Hald takes over as global head of automotive logistics at Hellmann

    2020-09-24T12:15:00Z

    Monika Thielemann-Hald has joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics as global head of automotive logistics, replacing Martin Wehner who has moved to a new role at the company as chief commercial officer Europe.

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    OEM cooperation has the potential to reduce empty rail miles, says Glovis

    2020-09-22T17:16:00Z

    Carmakers need to collaborate on shared rail wagon loads to reduce empty rail miles where feasible and technology provides the means to make the most of existing capacity according to speakers at last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain conference

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    VW to use sustainable electricity for all shipments by rail in Germany

    2020-09-14T10:25:00Z

    Volkswagen Group aims to switch all of the material, parts and vehicles it moves in Germany with state-run rail provider Deutsche Bahn to ‘green electricity’ by 2021 and also wants to increase the number of vehicles it moves by rail in Germany to 60% by 2022, an 8% increase on the number currently moved 

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    Digital process planning and control project moves to second stage at Bremerhaven

    2020-08-17T11:14:00Z

    Following the successful completion of project Isabella at the German port of Bremerhaven, BLG Logistics is working with its project partners, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (Biba) and software specialist 28Apps Software, on the next phase of development – Isabella 2 – which will digitally integrate multimodal transport links for the optimised movement of finished vehicles

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    First Aiways U5 imports arrive through AutoTerminal Bremerhaven

    2020-08-03T11:19:00Z

    BLG Logistics has taken its first shipment of electric vehicles imported to Europe by the Chinese start-up carmaker Aiways…

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    Volkswagen opens vehicle terminal at Baltimore with Tradepoint Atlantic

    2020-07-23T15:47:00Z

    Volkswagen Group of America has started processing vehicles through its new terminal at the US port of Baltimore, which is being operated by Tradepoint Atlantic on a 20-year lease…

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    Maruti Suzuki reports savings made through greater adoption of rail

    2020-07-13T10:36:00Z

    India carmaker Maruti Suzuki has highlighted the environmental benefits it has made over the past six years through the greater use of rail to move finished vehicles around the country…

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    Gefco makes spot blocktrain shipment of car parts from China to France

    2020-06-18T15:04:00Z

    Gefco has revealed this week that it moved 500 tons of automotive spare parts from China to France in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown on a dedicated blocktrain out of Wuhan…

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    From the industry

    Logistical Data Services: All hands on tech

    2020-06-08T10:44:00Z

    Vehicle condition reporting is vulnerable to error, but US-based Logistical Data Services says transit times and damage can be reduced by the accuracy and accessibility of its real-time inspection technology 

  • PhilaPort-NS-Hyundai
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    Hyundai Glovis back on track in US by next month despite rail concerns

    2020-06-08T09:59:00Z

    Hyundai Kia’s logistics division, Hyundai Glovis, hopes for “some sort of level of normalcy” for the manufacture and distribution of vehicles in the US by July 4, despite railroads being currently under capacity, according to the group’s senior national manager of vehicle logistics, Darren Acker. Hyundai vehicles ...

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    Changjiu moves Volvo S90 through Suifenhe Railway Port

    2020-05-13T08:17:00Z

    Chinese logistics provider Changjiu Logistics has recently added an alternative rail entry point between China and Russia for Europe-bound shipments of Volvo’s S90 passenger car, which is made at the carmaker’s plant in Daqing…

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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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    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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    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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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Missy Pearlman

    2020-03-02T09:44:00Z

    Missy Pearlman, group manager, vehicle transportation operations, Toyota Motor North America, talks singing, respect and working in an open environment

  • Karl-Friedrich Koch talks to Chris Ludwig at AL Mexico
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    Watch: BMW prepares its logistics network for global export from Mexico

    2020-02-27T13:09:00Z

    Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control, logistics at BMW Group Mexico talks to Christopher Ludwig about the ramp up in production at the carmaker’s plant in San Luis Potosí