• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Port operations

    News » Georgia’s ports extend their role for carmakers

    February 11th 2019 The linked ports of Brunswick and Savannah in Georgia, in the south-east US, are playing a growing role in the supply chain of North America’s leading vehicle manufacturers, delegates at the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference were told recently. Speaking at the event, Kia announced it was to start dispatching its new, eight-person Telluride SUV from […]
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  • Supply chain analytics

    Intelligence » Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    February 8th 2019 Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our warehouses as well as the […]
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  • International trade

    Intelligence » Q&A: Olivier Thouard, customs and tax director, Gefco

    February 6th 2019 Automotive companies and their logistics providers have largely been kept in the dark over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and how they will continue to trade vehicles and parts with the continent. The UK exports more than 80% of the vehicles it makes but more than 80% of its domestic sales […]
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    News » Mitsubishi starts shipments to Mexico via Mazatlán

    January 28th 2019 Mitsubishi has delivered its first shipment of Japanese-made vehicles to Mexico through the port of Mazatlán. It was the largest single delivery of vehicles by a carmaker to the port, consisting of 4,870 vehicles including Mirage hatchback, Mirage G4, Eclipse Cross, Outlander and L200 units. The vehicles were unloaded in a record 60 hours by […]
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  • Logistics excellence

    News » Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 launched

    January 23rd 2019 Automotive Logistics is proud to announce the return of the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe. Following in the footsteps of last year’s highly successful inaugural event, the Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe 2019 will once again recognise excellence and innovation in every corner of the automotive logistics sector. Last year’s inaugural Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe celebrated […]
  • Packaging & container management

    Intelligence » The long way home

    January 22nd 2019 For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal. Far better to pay once for a robust, reusable container that provides better protection for parts and can, ideally, […]
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  • Country focus: Poland

    Intelligence » Hanging in the balance

    January 21st 2019 Towards the end of last year, passenger car production in Poland looked like it was going to finish lower for the second consecutive year, after being affected by weak sales in the EU. The big questions now are whether the current downward trend will last and if new approaches in the outbound logistics segment can […]
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