Logistics

2 senators want probe of delays in rail deliveries to dealerships

4:23 pm U.S. ET | July 11, 2014
Two senators are asking the Surface Transportation Board -- a bipartisan body of the Department of Transportation -- to investigate railroad delays of vehicle deliveries to dealerships....
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Penske Logistics to close site servicing Ford

3:20 pm U.S. ET | July 9, 2014
Penske Logistics, the lead logistics provider for Ford in North America, plans to shut down a site south of Detroit in September and cut 183 jobs....
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China's 24 million car market spurs trucking investment

April 26, 2014 06:01 CET
As car sales spread inland from China's crowded east coast cities and automakers such as VW, Ford and Nissan boost capacity in the west of the country, logistics companies are expanding to meet the demand....
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Weather-related rail congestion keeps vehicles parked near factories

2:48 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Across the Rust Belt, thousands of freshly built cars, pickups and SUVs are parked, waiting for a ride that’s late. A brutal winter and the highest automotive production in a decade have strained railroads and moved automakers to use more expensive over-the-road trucks to get their vehicles to dealerships....
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Record U.S. auto exports fill ships, help carmakers with costs

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2013
Saudis driving Ford F-150 pickups and Chinese coveting Jeep SUVs mean more automobiles are filling up ships leaving U.S. ports, boosting revenue for vessel operators....
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Gulf States Toyota will cut 83 jobs, report says

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 25, 2013
Gulf States Toyota plans to cut 83 jobs at its vehicle processing center in Houston, according to a newspaper report and a notice the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission....
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Baltimore port fully reopens, car shipments resume

6:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2013
Baltimore’s port, a gateway for autos from BMW and Mazda, fully late Friday after an agreement was reached to temporarily extend local contracts. Longshoremen had partially resumed work earlier in the day, leaving car shipments still idled....
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Baltimore port reopening, but car shipments still idled

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 18, 2013
Baltimore’s port, a gateway for autos from BMW and Mazda, partially reopened with car shipments still idled even as striking longshoremen resumed work on container vessels....
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U.S. vehicle shipments threatened as strike idles Baltimore port

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 16, 2013
The port of Baltimore, which handles Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Fiat vehicles and was the No. 1 U.S. port for automobile cargo last year, ceased operations as workers from the International Longshoremen's Association began a strike over a contract dispute with the Steamship Trade Association....
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THAILAND'S TURN?

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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