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  • Honda invests a further $85m in Alabama assembly plant

    March 29, 2017

    Honda has announced plans to invest $85m in its Lincoln plant in Alabama, including an expansion at the south end of Line 1 of the vehicle assembly operation there. The company said the investment was the first part of a multi-phase project to “improve vehicle manufacturing flexibility, strengthen the logistics efficiency for future models and …

  • Vehicle logistics & regulations: The new rules of the game

    March 29, 2017

    Donald Trump’s pledge to lighten the US regulatory load should be music to the logistics industry’s ears, but road and rail providers may have to fight their own corners as and when the changes are rung in In this story… Looking to lighten the burden Testing Trump’s orders Waiting for the concrete to pour First …

  • Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    March 22, 2017

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last year. Kansas City Southern Mexico …

  • White House budget blueprint cuts transport in favour of defence

    March 22, 2017

    A blueprint federal budget released by the Trump administration has proposed major cuts, including to the Department of Transportation (DOT), in order to fund a major increase in defence spending alongside additions to veterans’ affairs and homeland security. In the budget document, America First – A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again, the country’s president …

  • Major investment to double vehicle handling at Philadelphia port

    March 22, 2017

    The US state of Pennsylvania is investing $93m in the port of Philadelphia’s finished vehicle terminal to more than double annual import capacity there to 350,000 vehicles. The move is part of an overall $300m government investment in infrastructure, warehousing and equipment at the port. The capital investment programme was first announced in November last year …

  • SCPA breaks ground on second inland port in South Carolina

    March 21, 2017

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has broken ground on a new inland port in the town of Dillon. The move follows its recent success in establishing an inland logistics hub used by BMW and tyremaker Michelin. In choosing a location in the eastern part of South Carolina with close proximity to I-95, class one railway …

  • Liberty shows a passion for vehicle shipping with new ro-ro launch

    March 21, 2017

    Liberty Global Logistics has held a ceremony at the port of Beaumont in Texas to officially name its new ro-ro vessel, the Liberty Passion. The US flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) will be loading military and other commercial cargo in Beaumont, as well as other US ports, for delivery to the Mediterranean and …

  • Port of Portland hires O’Hollaren to help grow automotive business

    March 21, 2017

    Ken O’Hollaren (pictured) has been hired as marine marketing director at the Port of Portland. He has more than 25 years of experience and was previously executive director at the ports of Longview and Port Angeles. Keith Leavitt, the Port of Portland’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited to have Ken’s ideas and expertise …

  • Childs joins Moore Transport as VP of sales and marketing

    March 21, 2017

    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 VP – sales and operations. Prior to that, he was director of business planning at third party logistics provider Glovis America. …

  • Trump’s campaigning ignores supply chain might

    March 20, 2017

    The president’s relentless criticism of trade terms and regulation often ignores some of the automotive industry’s most important developments for the future Since his election victory, many have wondered about the extent to which Donald Trump, the president, would resemble Donald Trump, the presidential candidate. For the automotive industry and its supply chain, the questions …