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What JCI sale isn't: Prelude to a leap into EV batteries

JCI's big battery unit just sold for billions -- and believe it or not, electric vehicles are not where the future action is.

Johnson Controls exits the auto industry

Automotive giant Johnson Controls exits the industry stage to return to its 135-year-old roots of focusing on climate control systems for buildings.


Baltimore: Vehicle processor goes after stink bugs with heat

A new heat treatment facility to eradicate stink bugs and other pests at the Port of Baltimore is designed to speed processing of vehicles being shipped to Australia and New Zealand.

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Tuxpan: Overflow facility in Mexico

Tuxpan, a small port on the Gulf of Mexico originally envisioned for container business, is becoming an auto relief valve for the crowded Port of Veracruz.

Brunswick: Cross-country service planned from Ga.

Brunswick is the rare port with lots of available land for expansion, and the Georgia Ports Authority is taking advantage of it with an aggressive growth plan aimed at winning new customers and capturing greater market share.

Freeport: 100-acre expansion on tap

Port Freeport, in the middle of the Texas Gulf Coast, began handling autos in June 2015. Last year, Horizon Terminal Services processed about 45,000 new vehicles for General Motors, and volumes are up about 30 percent through the first three quarters of 2018, said Jason Miura, the port's business development manager.

Lazaro Cardenas: A body shop at processing center

SSA Marine this year opened a $50 million vehicle processing center at the Port of Lazaro Cardenas, in Mexico, under a 30-year exclusive operating agreement with the port authority. The auto terminal, sitting on 100 acres, has two vessel berths and a 72-spot on-dock rail loading area.

Who's watching the watchers?

Onboard cameras are beginning to watch drivers to make sure they have their eyes on the road. Is this a Pandora's box of privacy issues?

Brose sticks to core products

One of Europe's largest motor suppliers, Brose Fahrzeugteile, is taking a conservative path in the EV market and focusing on other product areas.


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