South America

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    GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

    2019-10-09T09:22:00Z

    In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...

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    VW hosts hackathon to develop digital supply chain

    2019-09-11T10:33:00Z

    German vehicle maker Volkswagen (VW) held a hackathon to develop computer-based systems to make it easier to monitor compliance with human rights and environmental protection along complex supply chains. Goods and services involved can pass through up to nine stages in various countries in Latin America, ...

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    Alfonso Sancha takes lead purchasing role at Seat

    2019-08-27T13:02:00Z

    Alfonso Sancha (pictured) will take over as Seat’s executive vice-president for purchasing effective September 1, moving from his current position as head of purchasing of metal parts for parent company, the Volkswagen Group. His goals in the new role include developing Seat’s electric strategy within the ...

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    Groupe PSA results show significant losses in China and Iran

    2019-07-30T13:41:00Z

    Groupe PSA has released worldwide sales results for the first half of the year that show a decline of 12.7% on the same period in 2018, down to 1.9m vehicles, principally caused by the suspension of the carmaker’s activity in Iran and losses in China…

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    Chris Conner to take top job at AAPA

    2019-07-30T10:35:00Z

    Chris Conner is replacing Kurt Nagle as CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The former CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take on the new role in mid-October, though will start on September 23, working alongside Nagle during the transition…

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    Nissan Sunderland exports new Leaf to Australia and South America

    2019-07-24T10:13:00Z

    Nissan has started delivering volumes of the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) to Australia and South America. The cars are being exported from the carmaker’s Sunderland plant in the UK…

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    Motoring on: Brazil’s heavyweight OEMs prepare for growth

    2019-05-20T10:20:00Z

    Brazilian truck and bus sales picked up strongly last year following the country’s long recession, and now both OEMs and logistics providers are hoping the trend continues 

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    Honda starts production at Itirapina plant in Brazil

    2019-03-06T10:01:00Z

    Japanese carmaker Honda has begun operations at its Itirapina assembly plant, in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. Production is starting with the Fit model but over the next three years, the company will transfer production of other models from its Brazilian plant in Sumare, which makes the Civic, ...

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    The long way home

    2019-01-22T12:24:00Z

    For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal. Far better to pay once for a robust, reusable container that provides better protection ...

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    GM withdraws from JV with Uzbek government

    2019-01-09T13:01:28Z

    General Motors has sold off its remaining stake in the GM Uzbekistan joint venture to state-owned company Uzavtosanoat, which held the majority stake in the company. GM Uzbekistan makes Ravon and Chevrolet vehicles at its plant in Asaka. Uzavtosanoat held a 75% stake in the company from 2008 but increased ...

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    Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

    2019-01-04T15:12:00Z

    Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities? The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America. I [also] manage outbound flows from the factories to ...

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    Shifting gear

    2018-11-26T09:26:49Z

    Brazilian vehicle sales have been gathering pace recently, as the country tentatively recovers from its long recession. Light vehicle sales have shown some growth, while bus and truck sales have positively motored ahead. Vehicle sales this year, however, have been tarnished somewhat by stalling exports – especially to Argentina, which ...

  • Carlos-Valderrama
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    Economic nationalism to force a lane-change

    2018-11-20T14:38:46Z

    Typically, the world experiences waves of economic nationalism every three decades but these are often limited to one region each time. Today we’re experiencing a global wave of economic disruption across multiple regions simultaneously. In reaction, automotive manufacturers are having to increase the flexibility and agility of their supply chains ...

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    Bigger vehicles, bigger challenges

    2018-11-02T16:56:20Z

    Last year, GM sold around 3m vehicles in the US, with roughly 775,000 imported from Canada and Mexico and the rest coming from around the world, mainly from South Korea, China and Europe. Combining deep-sea and short-sea volumes, the carmaker used seaports to receive close to 200,000 vehicles into the ...

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    Deficit in Brazil’s automotive parts sector worsens

    2018-10-16T15:36:47Z

    Brazil’s automotive parts industry posted a trade deficit of $4.48 billion over the first eight months of this year – a 22.4% increase compared to the deficit over the same period last year. Figures released by the National Association of Brazilian Auto Parts Manufacturers (Sindipeças) show exports of auto parts ...

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    Brazilian auto association adjusts forecast

    2018-10-16T15:15:43Z

    Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea), has adjusted predictions for how the year will end for the finished vehicle sector in the country – upwards for domestic registrations and production, downwards for exports. In updated forecasts, Anfavea projected a 13.7% rise to 2.54m units in vehicles licensed, up ...

  • GM-Uzbekistan
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    GM Uzbekistan streamlines its supply chain

    2018-10-05T12:34:19Z

    GM’s joint venture with the government of Uzbekistan – GM Uzbekistan – is expected to make 220,000 vehicles this year, a 37% increase compared to 2017. The OEM has more than halved the delivery time of Cobalt and Malibu vehicles – the two most popular models in the domestic market, ...

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    Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry

    2018-10-01T15:11:37Z

    Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services. The functions of blockchain could cater to other sectors to create more transparency and deliver greater efficiency. One example ...

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    VW Brazil launches logistics portal

    2018-09-26T15:24:05Z

    Volkswagen Truck & Bus is to launch a digital logistics portal in Brazil in tandem with the group’s digital brand, Rio. The Rio portal, which is based on vehicle data intelligence and stored in the cloud, will offer up to 20 services, which are currently purchased individually. These range from ...

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    Toyota runs roadtrains to Buenos Aires port

    2018-09-19T09:57:21Z

    The port of Buenos Aires in Argentina has received its first ever roadtrain delivery of containers from the Toyota plant at Zárate. The delivery was part of a trial intended to demonstrate the benefits of such roadtrains, and involved a single tractive unit hauling two semi-trailers on a shared axle ...