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    Port of Vitória sees 40% rise in imported vehicles

    2020-03-11T12:13:00Z

    Stability in the Brazilian economy is reported to be behind the 40% surge in imported finished vehicles through the port of Vitória in January 2020, compared to the same month last year, with 3,569 units imported 

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    Vitória sees double-digit growth in imports

    2020-02-19T12:51:00Z

    The Brazilian port of Vitória, which is managed by Codesa port authority, reported a 16.8% rise in imported vehicles during 2019 and there is strong expectation that volumes through the port will increase

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    MRS Logística targets Rio automotive hub

    2020-01-28T11:33:00Z

    Brazilian rail operator MRS Logística is looking into ways of providing better logistics solutions for the Sul Fluminense automotive hub in the state of Rio de Janeiro

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    Ro-ro service underway at Argentina’s Tajiber terminal

    2020-01-22T09:24:00Z

    The port of Campana’s Tajiber terminal, in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has begun a regular ro-ro service for vehicle import and export volumes..

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    Finished vehicle volumes return to Sepetiba in pilot operation

    2019-12-17T11:41:00Z

    CSN has confirmed trial operations for the processing of finished vehicles movements through its Tecon facility in the Sepetiba, the first time in 15 years cars have been moved through the facility

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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.

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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 ...