Auto logistics operators brace for Hurricane Irma

Auto distributors and ports in the Southeast are scrambling to prepare for Hurricane Irma, a devastating storm that is forecast to directly hit South Florida on Sunday and move into Georgia by Monday.

Gulf ports play growing role in auto trade

Automakers now realize they can save on logistics by using ocean shipping to reach customers in the lower Midwest with foreign-made vehicles, or to export vehicles built in the Southeast's assembly plants.

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