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    Export growth heralds recovery in Brazilian car output

    2017-09-11T16:23:59Z

    Brazilian passenger car exports in the first eight months of this year have increased by 57% to almost 481,390 units, according to figures from the country’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). Overall vehicle exports, which includes commercial vehicles and buses, have increased to 506,000 units over the same ...

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    DHL Supply Chain to handle in-plant logistics for JLR in Brazil

    2017-04-19T23:26:17Z

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded the contract to manage in-plant logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil (pictured). JLR opened its 750m reais ($215m) manufacturing facility last June . It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the ...

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    In these uncertain days, supply chain reaction times are critical

    2017-04-05T16:52:01Z

    Given current political and economic uncertainties, there may be many twists and turns in the track ahead... making it all the more important that supply chains can plan and react with real efficiency Strip the global outlook to pure numbers, and the story for the automotive industry is quite positive. ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    2017-02-14T11:57:17Z

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal ...

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    Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    2017-02-09T11:40:56Z

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the ...

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    Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    2017-01-25T12:06:35Z

    China topped the index once again, based on market size, ease of doing business and logistics infrastructure The outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions ...

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    Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    2017-01-10T18:02:54Z

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story... Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina ...

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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    VW Truck & Bus commits to Brazil with €420m investment

    2016-12-09T16:14:52Z

    Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus (left) with Roberto Cortes, CEO of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (right) and Brazil’s president, Michel Temer Volkswagen’s truck and bus division in Brazil – Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) – is to invest €420m ($446m) in its business in Brazil over ...

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    South America summit report: Never let a serious crisis go to waste

    2016-12-09T10:53:01Z

    The South American automotive landscape is looking bleak as sales and production continue to drag and excess capacity increases. But a crisis is also a turning point, as speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in São Paulo pointed out... Bleak outlook in Brazi l Exports ...

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    WWL and Eukor settle with Brazil’s competition regulator

    2016-11-15T15:05:28Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have agreed to pay fines totalling 28.6m reais ($8.8m) to Brazil’s competition regulator as settlement in a probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the car-carrying industry. The news was released within the third quarter results announcement by holding company Wilh. ...

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    Port of Paranaguá predicts 83% rise in finished vehicle traffic

    2016-10-26T10:29:12Z

    The number of finished vehicles that the Brazilian port of Paranaguá will handle in 2017 is expected to grow by 83%, compared to this year. Forecasts from operators indicate that around 163,000 units, taking both imports and exports into account, will pass through the port next year – some 73,000 ...

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    VW ramps up Brazil output following assembly disruption

    2016-10-25T17:15:22Z

    Volkswagen is accelerating its production in Brazil to 50,000 vehicles a month, following a widespread shutdown across its four plants in the country because of a parts supply problem. The stoppage is thought to be related to seat supplier Keiper, owned by Prevent DEV Group, though Volkswagen do Brasil (VW ...

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    Marcos Ferlin handling GM South America’s supply chain directorship

    2016-09-14T15:34:25Z

    Following the untimely death of Fred Roldan in July , the position of supply chain director at GM South America is currently being handled on an interim basis by Marcos Ferlin. Ferlin is also purchasing program management director at the carmaker and has been with the company for more than ...

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    Rising Brazilian exports help offset slump in domestic demand

    2016-08-23T14:09:52Z

    Exports of finished vehicles from Brazil were up almost 25% in July as vehicle makers tried to offset the continued slump in domestic demand. Vehicle exports during the month were worth $940m, up 24.6% over July last year, according to figures from the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). ...

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    Port of Suape quadruples vehicle exports

    2016-08-16T16:28:34Z

    Vehicle exports through Brazil’s north-eastern port of Suape were all but quadrupled in the first half of this year, thanks to a switch in strategy by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and a recent expansion in storage capacity there. The port exported more than 23,500 finished vehicles in the first six ...

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    Industry mourns loss of Frederico Roldan

    2016-08-02T12:16:58Z

    It is with great sadness that Automotive Logistics has learned of the death of Frederico Roldan, General Motors’ supply chain director for South America and a long-time executive in logistics roles. Roldan died suddenly on July 21st, aged 46. Roldan had over 20 years’ automotive experience with GM, working in ...

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    Brazil: Life in the narrow margins

    2016-07-25T16:31:19Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]OEMs and their LSPs are grappling with collapsing sales in Brazil even as new plants come online. As a result, they are looking for new ways to slash costs and boost exports Brazil’s economy is facing crippling political and economic challenges, with the general outlook poor and vehicle sales ...

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    BMW begins exports from Brazil to US through Paranagua port

    2016-07-13T10:40:31Z

    [Updated July 14th] BMW has started exports of its X1 model, made at its Araquari plant (pictured) in Santa Catarina, Brazil, to the US through the port of Paranagua, the country’s second biggest vehicle handling port. The carmaker is aiming to export 1,500 vehicles a month from the port ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover opens plant in Brazil for local supply

    2016-06-15T13:05:15Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has opened its 750m reais ($215m, £152m) manufacturing facility in Brazil. It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the UK ( its plant in China is a joint venture with Chery ), and the first automotive facility opened by ...