• People moves

    News » Oliver Loch moves to Kerry Logistics as MD of Germany

    February 18th 2019 Oliver Loch (pictured) has taken over as MD at Kerry Logistics’ division in Germany. He replaces Ronnie Kempf, who has left the company. Loch brings 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector to the position and moves from rival logistics provider Rhenus, where he was an international account manager in Europe for […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » Nissan plans to expand output in Russia

    February 18th 2019 Nissan plans to increase production activity at its plant in St Petersburg, Russia, this year and build on last year’s record-breaking sales, Nissan Manufacturing Rus general director, Igor Boitsov, has revealed. Given low forecast sales on the domestic Russian market, however, this may depend on increasing exports to adjacent markets, he admitted. Nissan manufactured 56,500 […]
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  • Supply chain disruption

    News » Fire-damaged Sincerity Ace towed back to Japan

    February 13th 2019 The Sincerity Ace car-carrier, which caught fire in the Pacific at the beginning of this year with 3,500 Nissan vehicles onboard, is now in Japan after being towed there by the Nippon Salvage tug Koyo Maru. The tow began on January 9. A spokesperson for the ship’s owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, said it had stopped in Shibushi […]
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  • US trucking

    Opinion » Calling on OEMs, LSPs and carriers to help fight people trafficking

    February 12th 2019 Every day, victims of human trafficking are forced to sell sex at truck stops, rest areas, hotels/motels and other locations within the transportation network. Every day, members of the trucking industry are in these same places – and in a position to make a difference. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) is a US-based, non-profit organisation which educates and empowers those […]
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  • Mergers and acquisitions

    News » EC approves CMA CGM takeover of Ceva

    February 12th 2019 The European Commission (EC) has approved a plan for French shipping company CMA CGM to acquire logistics provider Ceva of Switzerland. Under an agreement between the two companies, Ceva will take over the freight management business of CMA CGM, its major shareholder, for $105m (€92.9m), with closure expected in the second quarter; while CMA CGM will […]
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  • Tariffs and trade

    News » Linamar CEO warns of Trump’s metal tariffs

    February 12th 2019 The head of Canada’s second largest auto parts maker Linamar says she is concerned no one is talking about the impact steel and aluminium import duties are having on North American companies. Initially imposed by US President Donald Trump at 25% for steel and 10% for aluminium, Canada retaliated by imposing similar levies. “It is completely […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Honda strikes deal with CATL on battery supply

    February 12th 2019 Japanese carmaker Honda has signed a cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) under which the Chinese battery-maker will supply about 56 GWh of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2027. The accord, seen as way for Honda to diversify its supply sources, also provides for the companies to cooperate on the development of EV batteries […]
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  • Market strategy

    News » Uzavtosanoat to rename GM Uzbekistan and raise output

    February 12th 2019 Uzbekistan state-owned corporation Uzavtosanoat has confirmed it plans to rename GM Uzbekistan following the withdrawal of the US carmaker from the joint venture. It has not yet indicated what its new name will be. At a press conference in Tashkent on February 6, Aziz Shukurov, deputy chairman of the board of Uzavtosanoat, said the company would […]
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  • Port operations

    News » TMAZ expands at Mazatlán after boost from Mitsubishi

    February 12th 2019 Terminal operator Mazatlán Maritime Terminal (TMAZ) is to invest $350,000 in expanding its facilities at the Mexican port of Mazatlán, after starting to handle new volumes from Mitsubishi. TMAZ, whose principal shareholder is Chilean company SAAM, currently occupies an operational free trade area there of around 160,000 sq.m, which can accommodate 1,600 vehicles. However, it […]
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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Tesla cuts jobs but reports logistics gains

    February 12th 2019 Tesla is reported to have cut the number of staff it uses to deliver its vehicles in North America by nearly two thirds as part of wider second round of layoffs announced by the carmaker in January. According to Reuters news service, a staff of 230 employed at the company’s Las Vegas delivery facility has […]
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