• News » BMW to invest $600m in South Carolina plant for future X-models

    June 28th 2017 German carmaker BMW Group has announced a $600m investment at its largest manufacturing facility, Spartanburg, in the US state of South Carolina, as it prepares it for future generations of the X-model SUV range. The company has produced 3.9m vehicles since production began at the plant 25 years ago. In that time, $8 billion has […]
    Tagged with:
  • News » Logistics providers recognised at Ford World Excellence Awards

    June 28th 2017 Ford has recognised logistics providers Penske Logistics and M&M Cartage at its 19th World Excellence Awards, held recently at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Penske received an award in the Aligned Business Framework (ABF) category for meeting performance requirements, including premier operational performance, exemplary transparency, responsiveness and sustainability leadership. “We could not be […]
    Tagged with: , ,
  • News » PhilaPort’s new automobile berth receives first ro-ro vessel

    June 28th 2017 A Hyundai Glovis vessel carrying 2,176 Hyundai and Kia cars became the first ship to berth at the Port of Philadelphia’s (PhilaPort’s) Pier 122 in two decades. Glenn Clift, president and CEO of Hyundai Glovis in the United States, said the extra pier would allow for two of the company’s vessels to call at the […]
    Tagged with: , ,
  • News » Ceva adds China-Europe rail link between Shilong and Hamburg

    June 28th 2017 Ceva Logistics is building on its China-Europe rail service with the launch of a new route linking Shilong, in southern China’s Guangdong province, to Hamburg in Germany. The logistics provider is working with the Chinese state railway company on the new regular block train route that runs between Shilong, Manzhouli (China), Zabakalsky (Russia), Brest (Belarus), […]
    Tagged with:
  • News » Massive cyber-attack hits global shipping companies

    June 28th 2017 AP Moller-Maersk and TNT Express are among a rapidly growing number of companies so far affected by this week’s global cyber-attack, which has also hit Ukraine’s power network, transport services and banks, as well as the Rosneft oil company in Russia. Security experts said a malicious software called Petya and a similar strain of the […]
    Tagged with: , , , ,
  • News » SF Motors to buy AM General’s assembly plant in Indiana for $110m

    June 28th 2017 SF Motors, an electric vehicle company funded by China’s Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, has agreed to buy contract manufacturer AM General’s commercial assembly plant in the US State of Indiana, for a reported $110m. SF Motors will use the South Bend based facility to produce electric vehicles and said it expects to source subassemblies, parts […]
  • News » Siegfried Jung takes over BMW’s finished vehicle dispatch and logistics

    June 27th 2017 From July 1st, Siegfried Jung (pictured) is the new head of vehicle dispatch and distribution at the BMW Group, based at the carmaker’s global headquarters in Munich, Germany. He replaces Peter Hörndlein, who has left BMW for a logistics role at truckmaker MAN. Jung, 46, is responsible for the carmaker’s vehicle-handling operations at plants as […]
    Tagged with:
  • News » Navya chooses Michigan for its first US plant

    June 27th 2017 French autonomous vehicle maker, Navya, has chosen the Ann Arbor area in southeast Michigan as the location of its first US assembly plant. Production is expected to begin in the final quarter of 2017 at the as yet unidentified location. The company says the decision on the Ann Arbor area builds on its existing partnership […]
    Tagged with: ,
  • News » Multi-level storage facility to boost capacity at busy Savona port

    June 27th 2017 The Mar Ligure Occidentale Port Authority , which oversees operations at the port of Savona in northwest Italy, has received notification from Savona Terminal Auto that it intends to proceed with construction of a multi-level storage facility at its terminal. Work will commence in September. The new building will be integrated into an existing structure […]
    Tagged with: , , , , ,
  • News » Porsche starts electric truck trial within logistics network at Leipzig plant

    June 27th 2017 Porsche says it has started testing an electric truck for deliveries from the logistics centre at its Liepzig plant in Germany to the nearby assembly supply centre. The project forms part of the eJIT research initiative, which includes Porsche Leipzig as well as engineering group, IAV GmbH, Schnellecke Logistics, Volkswagen Sachsen and the Saxony Automotive […]