GM Shipping China-Bound Buicks, Cadillacs

PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) - General Motors is shipping China-bound Buicks and Cadillacs out of Ventura County's Port Hueneme.

More than 2,100 GM vehicles, the first shipments to Shanghai and Xingang, were loaded onto the CSCC Shanghai cargo ship on Thursday.
GM logistics specialist Don Asdell says there will be one or two sailings monthly.

The vehicles include gas guzzling Cadillac Escalades, which have diminished in popularity in the United States but still are in demand in China.

The vehicles are manufactured at plants in Arlington, Texas; Bowling Green, Ky.; and Lansing, Mich., then hauled by train to Mira Loma in Riverside County. Trucks then take the vehicles to Hueneme.

The Oxnard Harbor District, operators of the port, collects nearly $60,000 in tariffs from each GM shipment. ---

Information from: Ventura County Star,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-10-24-08 1154EDT

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