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  • DHL Supply Chain appoints automotive lead for North America

    February 15, 2017

    Dennis Lutwen has taken over as president of automotive at DHL Supply Chain North America. Lutwen (pictured) moves from his role as vice-president operations for dedicated fleet in the region. Lutwen first joined DHL Supply Chain in North America in 2003 as finance director for the company’s chemical, energy and industrial business. Since then, he …

  • Yusen Logistics expands services for automotive in Mexico

    February 14, 2017

    Yusen Logistics has invested $13m in a new facility near Celaya, in Mexico, that will provide a range of services for inbound parts shipments to the growing automotive industry in the Bajio region. The site will also function as the headquarters of Yusen Logistics Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse, which will officially open on February …

  • Georgia Ports Authority announces new developments

    February 8, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has just announced the sale to developers of 200 hectares of property to accommodate growing demand for warehousing, distribution and trans-shipping facilities near the port of Savannah. The new development, located on five parcels of land at GPA’s Savannah River International Trade Park, is less than eight kilometres from the Garden City …

  • OIA Global buys out ACE and opens new site in India

    February 8, 2017

    US-headquartered OIA Global, which provides transport, supply chain management and packaging services, has acquired American Cargo Express (ACE), a US-based provider of domestic and international freight forwarding, warehousing and trade management services, for an undisclosed sum. “Joining forces with ACE expands OIA’s footprint into the highly competitive Canadian market of Toronto and adds to our …

  • Mexico conference: Nafta concerns slow supply chain investment

    February 6, 2017

    Carmakers, tier suppliers and logistics providers are becoming increasingly cautious about investment in Mexico, downgrading some plans or holding back on decisions amid the uncertainty of Mexico’s future trade relations with the United States and potential changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta). Mexico has been one of the largest recipients of automotive …

  • Mexico conference: government urges ‘tranquillity’ in Nafta debate

    February 3, 2017

    The Mexican government has confirmed that it will seek to maintain the current advantages of the North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta), including tariff-free trade of automotive parts and vehicles, in upcoming negotiations with the governments of the US and Canada. It will also seek to further reduce regulatory barriers to trade, as well as …

  • GM job cuts loom in Canada as overlap of Equinox production ends

    February 1, 2017

    General Motors has issued a notice at its CAMI plant in Canada that could result in the laying off of about 600 employees, according to labour union Unifor. The union said it was informed of the decision by company management earlier this week. The CAMI assembly plant in Ontario has historically produced the Chevrolet Equinox …

  • Bronczek takes over at FedEx; Cunningham to lead FedEx Express

    January 31, 2017

    David Bronczek (pictured) is to take over as president and chief operating officer (COO) of FedEx tomorrow (February 1st). He moves from his role as president and CEO of the FedEx Express division, a position he has held for 17 years, and will now be responsible for all of FedEx’s operating companies. Frederick Smith, chairman …

  • Priority Freight recognised for crisis-management project

    January 30, 2017

    Time-critical logistics provider Priority Freight has been recognised with a Specialist Services Award from the British International Freight Association (BIFA) after a complex crisis-management project that involved moving a component production operation from the UK to the US to prevent supplies to numerous carmakers from being suspended. Priority Freight MD Neal Williams (pictured, centre) received …

  • Armour replaces Toyota veteran Moore in Canada

    January 27, 2017

    It has recently emerged that Lee Armour (pictured) has succeeded Ernie Moore as national manager of the vehicle logistics division at Toyota Canada. Moore, who has retired, joined Toyota Canada over 26 years ago. He held a variety of senior management and executive positions within the customer services and logistics divisions, as well as spearheading …