• Port throughput

    News » Pasha secures Grays Harbor deal to process FCA imports from Mexico

    August 16th 2017 Pasha Automotive Services has secured a contract starting this summer to process Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) finished vehicles imported into Grays Harbor, on the US west coast, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico. John Pasha, senior vice-president of Pasha Automotive Services, said: “FCA US has been a long-time customer, and it is an […]
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  • Port throughput

    News » Mexican ports report boom in vehicle traffic

    July 19th 2017 Mexico’s ports saw a 42% increase in finished vehicle traffic in the first five months of this year, figures from the country’s Transport & Communications Ministry (SCT) have shown. During the period, total finished vehicle throughput reached 667,881 units, compared to just 470,350 units in January-May 2016. Ports in the Gulf of Mexico (Veracruz, Altamira […]
  • Port throughput

    Intelligence » North American ports: Slowdown after growth tests capacity to cope

    July 5th 2017 While seven years of consecutive sales growth in the North American automotive industry have put vehicle handling ports to the test in terms of throughput, many of them are now being tested further by the slowdown in sales in the US, with inventory build-ups in some ports, and slower throughput. Meanwhile, others are dealing with […]
  • IT security

    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 […]
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  • Market trends

    News » Brazil posts best ever export figures

    June 15th 2017 Brazilian finished vehicles exports reached a new peak in May. Taking cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks and bus chassis together, a total of 73,400 units were shipped abroad during the month, according to the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). The figure was up nearly 22% on the previous month and over 51% compared […]
  • Industry 4.0

    News » Audi to hold second Smart Factory hackathon at Ingolstadt facility

    May 31st 2017 Audi’s production division will be holding its second Smart Factory hackathon at its Ingolstadt facility in October. The goal for the students and young professionals that participate is to work out practical solutions for future production processes during the 25-hour event. Specialised knowledge will include IT, mathematics, business administration and communication design. Participants in groups […]
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  • Industry 4.0

    News » Gartner rankings highlight trend towards digitalisation

    May 31st 2017 This year’s supply chain rankings from research and advisory firm Gartner have shown little change as far as the automotive sector is concerned but highlight digitalisation as one of the key trends accelerating companies’ capabilities.
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  • Supply chain digitalisation

    News » ECG highlights the opportunities and threats of a digital future

    May 23rd 2017 The looming arrival of self-driving cars could be a serious threat to the future of finished vehicle logistics providers, those attending the Spring Congress and General Assembly of the Association of Europe Vehicle Logistics (ECG) were warned. Speaking at the event in Malta last week, Pavel Haidai, president of Ukrainian vehicle transport provider, Avtologistika, pointed […]
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  • Autonomous vehicles

    News » EU truckmakers set out roadmap for platooning

    May 10th 2017 European truck manufacturer body ACEA has provided a roadmap for EU-wide truck platooning calling for a wide range of regulatory change as well as upgrades to EU roads. Speaking at the European Parliament on May 9th, Erik Jonnaert, secretary general of ACEA, said the roadmap provided an overview of the steps required to implement multi-brand […]
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  • Vehicle exports

    News » Mitsubishi becomes top exporter in Thailand

    May 3rd 2017  Mitsubishi Motors has become the largest vehicle exporter in Thailand for the first time, according to results for the year ending March 31st. The carmaker’s total export volume during the year was 309,915. The Laem Chabang factory – one of four plants it has in Thailand – exported more than 80% of its production. Mitsubishi’s […]
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