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  • FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    March 14, 2017

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector                                                         …

  • FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    March 14, 2017

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports from Huntington Beach, California. Gareth …

  • FVL conference: High tech over brute force in reducing vandalism in Mexico

    March 11, 2017

    Damage and theft on Mexico’s railways can be a chronic problem for carmakers in the country. One of the industry’s most successful security experts suggests that tracking data and behaviour can help tackle the problem over the long term Vandalism and theft on the rail network in Mexico continue to cost the automotive industry millions …

  • FVL conference: American Honda overcomes Mexican vandalism issue

    March 10, 2017

    Honda has drastically reduced incidents of damage and vandalism on vehicles that it exports from Mexico beyond North America, as well as vehicles shipped to Mexico, thanks to a number of route and transport changes. Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics at American Honda (pictured), says his company had zero incidences of vandalism to vehicles …

  • FVL conference: WWL implements RFID at Nissan’s Mississippi plant

    March 10, 2017

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has teamed up with technology company, Surgere, to implement a radio-frequency identification (RFID) project for managing finished vehicle stock at Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi. Work on the Canton study has already begun, according to John Felitto, president of WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which operates Nissan’s plant and distribution centre yards …

  • FVL conference: OEMs with US capacity and flexibility best placed ahead of any Nafta changes

    March 10, 2017

    Carmakers with excess US capacity, or those that haven’t yet put significant investments into Mexico are best placed ahead of negotiations between the trading partners in the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). This is according to Brandon Mason, global automotive director at PwC, who highlighted a $60 billion trade imbalance with Mexico as the motivation behind …

  • FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    August 12, 2016

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that ‘vessel bunching’ and larger ships are causing. Christopher Ludwig and Marcus Williams report …

  • Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China

    June 9, 2016

    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region. The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai Nangang, on the southern perimeter …

  • Wolfgang Göbel takes over ECG presidency as confidence among European providers rises

    May 30, 2016

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has elected Wolfgang Göbel (pictured left) as its new president, succeeding Costantino Baldissara, who held the post since 2009. Göbel, who had been vice-president under Baldissara and a board member since 2003, is a long-time veteran of Germany’s Horst Mosolf, one of the largest providers of road, compound …

  • Watch the FVL North America conference Live

    May 19, 2016

    If you couldn’t make it to this year’s FVL North America Conference in Newport Beach, California, you can still watch the event Live for free, wherever you are in the world. If you haven’t already signed up, you can do so here, and tune in to all the action. As well as watching the conference, you …