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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 ...

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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 Lines hit by cyber-attack

    2018-07-31T10:59:00Z

    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 ...

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    Transforming inbound flows

    2018-07-10T15:03:05Z

    Daimler Trucks’ division in Brazil – Mercedes-Benz do Brasil – has invested 500m reais ($150.6m) in its 1m sq.m plant in São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo state, to establish a new truck assembly line and transform its supporting inbound logistics structure. The comprehensive overhaul of operations is part ...

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    NYK sets up direct service between Europe and South America

    2018-06-13T09:47:39Z

    Ro-ro line NYK has set up a direct monthly service for ocean vehicle shipments from Europe to South America. The first departure left the port of Bremerhaven, Germany, on May 19 before calling at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Cargo from Spain is also being taken on-board by NYK through ...

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    VW resumes production after haulage strikes

    2018-06-12T15:49:34Z

    Volkswagen’s bus and truck plant at Resende, in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, is reported to be back to normal production, following a week of strikes in the road haulage industry at the end of May. A spokesperson for the company said it was now working with its ...

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    Waking up to a new dawn

    2018-04-27T15:51:03Z

    Brazilian vehicle manufacturers are increasingly optimistic that the country can claw its way out of a deep recession. The country is experiencing a period of low inflation, low interest rates, light GDP growth and a tentative recovery in employment, reflected in improving purchasing power and consumer confidence. Moreover, consumers with ...

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    Caracatzanis replacing Maure as CEO of Avtovaz

    2018-04-16T13:02:02Z

    Nicolas Maure is moving out of his role as CEO at Russian carmaker Avtovaz to take up a new position at the beginning of June as Renault Group senior vice-president alongside his role as chairman of the Eurasia region at the carmaker. Yves Caracatzanis will become the new CEO ...

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    VW cancels contracts with Prevent Group after supply problems

    2018-04-10T10:17:33Z

    Volkswagen has cancelled the majority of its contracts with parts and material supplier Prevent Group following a series of supply problems affecting production in Brazil between 2015 and 2016. The carmaker said the problems had cost it a total of €250m ($307m). Since the 1990s, Prevent Group, based in Bosnia, ...

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    Suape reports strong start to 2018

    2018-04-04T10:07:29Z

    The Brazilian port of Suape, in the state of Pernambuco, has reported a 54% rise in the number of finished vehicles handled in the first two months of 2018. In total, 10,274 units moved across the docks in the period, with February alone accounting for 6,824 units – a month-on-month ...

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    Mercedes-Benz starts up industry 4.0-based truck line in Brazil

    2018-04-04T09:44:11Z

    Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has started production on a new truck assembly line at its plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo that uses industry 4.0 technology to raise production line and inbound logistics efficiency. The move follows a three-year investment programme totalling 500m real ($150.6m). The company said the use of ...

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    Brazilian automotive sector raises its profile

    2018-03-13T17:50:04Z

    Brazil’s automotive sector now accounts for 22% of industrial GDP and 4% of GDP as a whole, the country’s industry, overseas trade and services minister, Marcos Jorge, has revealed. Directly and indirectly, it is responsible for 1.6m jobs. “The Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) is committed to ...

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    A stormy year of negotiations, electric plans and cyber-attacks

    2017-12-20T15:03:48Z

    As the year draws to close, major uncertainty regarding both Nafta and Brexit remains, as well a lack of clarity on what any changes could mean for the global automotive sector and the logistics industry that supports it. During the past 12 months, OEMs have made major strides towards an ...