Why sea captains prefer piloting car carriers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013

Every day, Captain Sharif Ahmed Zahedi peers from the bridge of the massive 12-deck, 57,455-ton Cassiopeia Leader and counts his blessings he's shipping cars. The secret to worry-free sailing in era of marauding pirates, says Zahedi: The gargantuan vehicle transport is too tough for would-be raiders to tackle.... Read More »

Jack Cooper to buy Allied Systems, become largest N.A. car hauler

3:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2013

Leading U.S. car hauler Allied Systems Holdings Inc. said it has agreed to be sold in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. for $135 million. The transaction, announced Wednesday, makes Jack Cooper Transport Co. Inc. North America's largest automotive transportation company. Allied Systems owned and operated one of the largest auto transportation companies in the United States, but struggled financially, having filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy twice in the past decade.... Read More »

BMW will fix supply-chain delays by month's end, execs say

Sept. 11, 2013 06:01 CET

BMW says it will resolve a supply chain problem that has delayed the global delivery of spare parts to some customers by the end of this month.... Read More »

BMW owners vent anger at months-long wait for spare parts

Aug. 28, 2013 15:19 CET

BMW has angered some of its global customers because a new supply-management system is delaying the delivery of spare parts to fix their vehicles.... Read More »

BMW owners wait for repairs on supply chain breakdown

Aug. 21, 2013 06:01 CET

BMW is struggling to deliver spare parts on time because of a new supply-management system in Germany, which is forcing customers to wait for repairs.... Read More »

Nissan to suppliers: Move closer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2013

Nissan wants about 100 parts to be made near its U.S. plants, but after three decades of vehicle production in this country, Nissan is only about one-fourth of the way to that goal, estimates Bill Krueger, Nissan senior vice president for manufacturing, purchasing, production engineering and supply chain management.... Read More »

VW opens logistics center in Tenn. to speed Passat parts delivery

11:34 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2013

Volkswagen opened a $40 million logistics center in Roane County, Tenn., to reduce delivery times of components for the Passat mid-sized sedan.... Read More »


DHL wants to grow in the vehicle-launch logistics area

June 12, 2013 12:40 CET

Logistics company DHL is looking to increase the amount of shipping it does for car companies at the pre-launch and launch stages by offering an integrated approach, head of automotive Fathi Tlatli told the Automotive News Europe Congress in Paris today.... Read More »

Ford's Saudi distributor drifts into global spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2013

Al Jazirah, Ford's distributor for Saudi Arabia, has created a sensation in the Middle Eastern auto racing world with a run of success in the sport of drifting.... Read More »

U.S. lawsuit accuses vehicle shipping companies of price fixing

11:09 am U.S. ET | May 30, 2013

Several major import-vehicle shippers, which together are said to command 70 percent of the global car-shipping market, face allegations of price fixing in a civil lawsuit filed federal court.... Read More »

Opel keeps Bochum logistics center open to fulfill contract

May 22, 2013 06:01 CET

Opel will keep a spare-parts distribution center open until 2016 at its plant in Bochum, Germany, as long as two years after car production ends at the site. The plant, which makes the Zafira minivan, is scheduled to close by the end of 2014 after workers rejected a restructuring plan in March that would have extended manufacturing there for another two years.... Read More »

Port strike deadline raises pressure for Obama intervention

1:56 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2012

President Barack Obama is facing pressure to block a strike that would gridlock East Coast ports and risk damaging industries that include auto manufacturing.... Read More »

Automakers will scrap 15,000 new vehicles damaged by Sandy

9:36 am U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2012

Toyota, Chrysler, Nissan and Honda plan to scrap about 15,000 vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy as automakers and dealers continue assessing the storm's impact. Including used autos and those of individual owners, as many as 200,000 may have to be replaced, said Larry Dixon, senior analyst for the National Automobile Dealers Association.... Read More »

PSA's Varin says no further asset sales planned after Gefco deal

Nov. 5, 2012 14:05 CET

Following the signing of a deal on Monday to sell PSA's 75 percent stake in Gefco to Russian Railways for 800 million euros ($1.03 billion), the carmaker's CEO Phillipe Varin said the company was not planning any further asset sales.... Read More »

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