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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 expands digital platform to improve connectivity

    2019-10-02T13:38:00Z

    Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle division, Traton, is expanding the application of its cloud-based logistics platform Rio to support the carmaker’s group logistics function across 13 brands in Europe. Rio will be used by VW Group Logistics to more efficiently coordinate both the inbound supply of parts ...

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    Toyota to invest in Sao Paulo plant with focus on exports

    2019-09-25T11:48:00Z

    Japanese OEM Toyota has announced plans to spend 1 billion reals ($242m) on its Sorocaba car assembly plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The focus will be on adding a third model to the Etios and Yaris cars the factory already builds for domestic and foreign markets. ...

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    Renault returns to Nigeria with Coscharis

    2019-07-22T09:50:00Z

    Renault has outlined plans for the distribution of four vehicles in Nigeria from October this year, which includes local joint venture production from semi-knockdown (SKD) kits of two models and the import of finished vehicles from Brazil…

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    Brazilian car market on the up but drop in exports is hitting production

    2019-07-16T15:33:00Z

    Brazil’s automobile manufacturers’ association, Anfavea, posted higher production and sales figures for May but the dramatic fall in exports is predicted to continue, mainly because of the economic crisis in neighbouring Argentina. Anfavea reported that 275,700 vehicles were built in Brazil through May while sales amounted ...

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    Brazilian vehicle sales help to offset export decline to Argentina

    2019-06-12T11:11:00Z

    Domestic demand for vehicles in Brazil is helping to offset a decline in export sales because of the economic slowdown in neighbouring Argentina, which is Brazil’s main automotive export market. However, according to research commissioned by the national association of automotive vehicle manufacturers in Brazil – Anfavea – it is ...

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    FCA renews contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2019-04-16T15:16:00Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has extended its aftermarket contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil for a further four and a half years.

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

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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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    Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    2019-02-08T15:03:39Z

    Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our ...

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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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    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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    Brazil needs investment and talent to flip the recession

    2018-12-04T09:00:00Z

    While the automotive sector in Brazil waits for political reform under its new president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, including investment in transport and infrastructure, logistics providers need to be creative in overcoming the existing poor state of the roads and ports. That is if the country is to exploit returning growth, including ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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    Argentinian economic downturn hits Brazil

    2018-09-11T13:01:35Z

    Brazil’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea) has confirmed it is lowering its forecast for automotive exports this year, after warnings that the economic crisis in neighbouring Argentina is impacting on that country’s ability to import finished vehicles. While total automotive exports will not actually decline this year, they ...

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    Suape to put vehicle terminal in private hands

    2018-08-28T09:53:08Z

    A public consultation has begun over plans for a new concession to run the finished vehicle terminal at the north-western Brazilian Port of Suape. The National Waterways Transport Agency (Antaq), the port authority currently running the terminal, plans to issue a tender for the concession in early September. The consultation ...

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    Cosco Shipping Line hit by cyber-attack

    2018-07-31T10:59:15Z

    Cosco Shipping Lines has restored network services to its America regions following a ransomware attack that took out local email and telephone connections last week, delaying services and temporarily affecting its global business. On July 25 the company was forced to isolate internal networks and shutdown connections within its American ...