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    News » Trump suggests Nafta renegotiation is likely to lead to US withdrawal

    August 23rd 2017 Just a week after the formal renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) began, US president Donald Trump has suggested the US is likely to pull out of the arrangement. Speaking after the first round of talks about the two-decade-plus accord that many carmakers’ supply chains currently rely on, Trump said he did […]
  • Production logistics

    News » Kuehne + Nagel to support production of Mercedes-Benz vans in South Carolina

    August 23rd 2017 Kuehne + Nagel (KN) will begin a multi-year contract this autumn to provide production logistics services for Mercedes-Benz Vans’ new assembly line and manufacturing facility in Charleston, South Carolina. The logistics provider will be taking care of all production logistics for the plant, including receiving, inventory management and delivery of parts to the assembly line, […]
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  • Vehicle deliveries

    News » Acumen bolsters its enclosed car transporter fleet

    August 23rd 2017 UK automotive logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has added two more DAF LF curtainsided rigids to its fleet of 20 enclosed car transporters. One of the new trucks will be based at the company’s operating centre in Coventry, with the other at its depot in Farnborough. Acumen says it has been updating its enclosed car […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Royal Mail begins Arrival commercial vehicle trial

    August 23rd 2017 UK parcel and post delivery firm Royal Mail has begun trialling nine electric vehicles from all-electric truck and bus manufacturer Arrival (formerly Charge Auto), which recently opened a 110,000 sq.ft (10,000 sq.m) factory in the country in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The 3.5, 6.0 and 7.5-tonne trucks, based at Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant depot, will be used to […]
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  • Vehicle distribution

    News » Ship Your Car Now expands in Florida to meet rising B2B demand

    August 23rd 2017 US finished vehicle and heavy equipment mover Ship Your Car Now (SYCN) has expanded its business with the opening of a new office in Boca Raton, Florida. The company said the move was in response to increased demand for outbound services in the business-to-business (B2B) division, which includes customers such as new and used vehicle […]
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  • Driver training

    News » UPS to use virtual reality technology to enhance driver safety awareness

    August 23rd 2017 Global courier company UPS has revealed it will begin using virtual reality (VR) to help train vehicle drivers in hazard awareness from September at its nine Integrad training facilities in the US, replacing the touchscreen devices currently used. The VR technology will be used to help students identify potential road hazards such as pedestrians, parked […]
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  • Joint ventures

    News » Ford to build electric vehicles in China with Zotye Auto

    August 22nd 2017 Ford Motor Company has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Anhui Zotye Automobile to explore a joint venture for the manufacture of a new brand of all-electric vehicles in the Asian country. “The potential to launch a new line of all-electric vehicles in the world’s largest auto market is an exciting next step for […]
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  • Rail security

    News » KCS Laredo facility will speed secure rail shipments between Mexico and US

    August 22nd 2017 A new cargo processing facility that should improve security for shipments heading northbound from Mexico was launched at the Laredo rail border crossing in the US state of Texas last week, as negotiations in North American on the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) got underway. The Unified Cargo Processing facility has been built by […]
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  • Systems security

    News » Maersk estimates cost of NotPetya cyber-attack at $200m-300m

    August 22nd 2017 Shipping company AP Moller-Maersk says it expects the impact of the NotPetya cyber-attack in June to have cost the company $200m-300m, of which the majority relates to lost revenues in July. Despite this, the company still expects to beat last year’s figure of $711m in terms of underlying profits for the year to the end […]
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  • People moves

    News » Alexander Kohnen takes up top role at time:matters

    August 21st 2017 Lufthansa Cargo’s air charter division, time:matters, has appointed Alexander Kohnen as its managing director of strategy and sales. Kohnen, who has been with time:matters for more than 16 years, moves from his role as senior director of industry development and product management with the company, and will take up the new role in the middle […]
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