VEHICLE LOGISTICS RAIL

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    Analysis

    Carbon-neutral supply chain a priority for Volkswagen

    2021-07-30T16:06:00Z

    Volkswagen is making a concerted effort to make the way it moves its vehicles as sustainable as the electric vehicles it is moving.  A good example is seen in the export of ID.4 from Germany to the US, as Marcus Williams finds out

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    News

    Back in Detroit for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global

    2021-07-20T15:06:00Z

    The Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global conference will be back in its old home of Detroit this fall, giving a new impetus to this year’s theme Accelerating Stronger Together. 

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    Article

    Getting North American rail back on track for vehicle logistics

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    North American rail is critical to lead time and sustainability objectives for vehicle logistics, but the sector is in need of further investment for flexibility, electrification and network management.

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    Article

    How Renault and Horizon Auto Logistics made lead and cost savings in the Mexican logistics network

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    Alfredo Riquelme from Renault explains how the OEM worked with Horizon to join up data across vehicle distribution and helped improve performance and increase market share in Mexico.

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    Article

    Cross the plains and rugged mountains

    2021-06-29T06:12:00Z

    Canadian Pacific has been increasing its investment in compound and track infrastructure to support growing automotive business despite the disruption caused by the coronavirus and looks set to continue its reach across the US and Canada

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    News

    Finished vehicle logistics needs a sustainable rethink in the EV era

    2021-06-23T14:00:00Z

    VW Group of America is trying to make its vehicle logistics more sustainable through operational procedure and supply chain design but there are load-capacity headwinds related to road haulage in the US

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    Opinion: How you can avoid car shipping scams in 2021

    2021-06-10T15:16:00Z

    Car shipping scams are on the rise, with fraudsters seeking to con customers out of their hard-earned cash. Information is key and careful research of your car shipping options can help you to avoid falling victim to a scam says CFR Rinkens’ Joseph Giranda

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    News

    Matt Ritter now leading vehicle planning and logistics at Subaru of America

    2021-06-10T08:48:00Z

    Matt Ritter (pictured) has replaced Troy Poston as vice-president of vehicle planning and logistics at Subaru of America. He will direct vehicle sales operations, including shipping, tracking and delivery to retailers, as well as all port operations, and inland and parts logistics.

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    News

    Renault forecasts shift in the make-up of outbound deliveries

    2021-06-07T10:23:00Z

    At a recent automotive webinar hosted by Haropa Port, Renault’s global vice-president of supply chain, Jean-François Salles, said that the vehicle mix in the outbound supply chain was going to change over the next few years, with more second-hand, light commercial and shared vehicles being distributed. That trend will require different logistics planning

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    News

    Canadian National wins bid for Kansas City Southern merger

    2021-06-02T08:42:00Z

    Canadian National Railway (CN) has outbid its rival Canadian Pacific to combine services and networks with Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS) in North America.

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    News

    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live

    2021-04-28T16:03:00Z

    Carmakers and their outbound logistics providers are dealing with a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales post-Covid, which has taken the supply chain by surprise. 

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    News

    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    News

    VW moves more vehicles by rail than road in Spain

    2021-03-11T17:25:00Z

    Volkswagen has been able to move more finished vehicles using rail than road in Spain thanks to services provided by Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, Transfesa Logistics. Results for 2020 show that 56% of finished vehicle shipments were made by rail, a record that simultaneously reduced annual carbon emissions by 4,820 tons, ...

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    News

    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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    Article

    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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    News

    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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    News

    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

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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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    News

    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