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    Mercedes-Benz dealer improves performance in Chile

    2019-05-22T12:04:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz’s official dealer in Chile, Kaufmann is increasing its delivery reliability using vehicle logistics software…

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    Tesla to close showrooms and move sales online

    2019-03-04T16:18:49Z

    Tesla is closing all of its showrooms globally and moving to an online sales model in an effort to lower overheads and find cost efficiencies across the business. The carmaker hopes this will help it to deliver its Model 3 product at a lower price of $35,000 (£26,400) and therefore ...

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    Schaeffler opens new parts centre in Mexico

    2019-02-18T17:11:26Z

    German parts- maker Schaeffler has officially opened a n 18,000 sq.m aftermarket assembly and packaging centre in Cuautitlán Izcalli, on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The new €5m ($5.6m) base can process more than 124,000 items a day through its receiving, packaging and shipping departments , according to the ...

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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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    Don't hope for a trade war truce

    2018-09-14T11:47:04Z

    Escalating trade wars look set to be the new risk frontier in the automotive supply chain. With countries and trading blocs starting to retaliate against US moves to raise tariffs, open trade borders are closing in quickly. On July 6, 2018, the US began imposing a 25% tax on $34 ...

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    Port Canaveral on a roll

    2018-08-07T11:59:02Z

    Port Canaveral is now able to handle more finished vehicles thanks to a draft deepening project that allows post-Panamax ro-ro vessels to berth at the port. Late last month, the Floridian port accommodated vessels from Höegh Autoliners and NYK Line simultaneously, a first for the facility, which only started ...

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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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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico. The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly ...

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    Moving with market currents

    2017-11-24T11:06:03Z

    Growing sales prompt rising shipments The first half of 2017 has seen a partial recovery in deep-sea shipments of new light vehicles. Management consultancy Maritime Strategies International (MSI) estimates that global shipments will be up around 3% during the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016. ...

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    Russian carmakers to export vehicles to Latin America

    2017-11-20T12:50:40Z

    Russian carmakers UAZ and GAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Latin America early next year. Andrey Dorofeev, director of UAZ’s export department, said the carmaker planned to export several trial batches of its Patriot SUV model to Mexico in the coming two months and would also make some trial shipments ...

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    In-depth analysis: strong logistics and supply base central to Ford’s new Mexico plant

    2016-04-06T16:34:40Z

    Ford is the latest carmaker to plan a new assembly plant in Mexico with the announcement that it will invest $1.6 billion in a factory in San Luis Potosi to produce compact cars from 2018. The plant is aimed at making the assembly of smaller cars more profitable for the ...

  • Volker Vossler Seglo Logistics Mexico
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    Video interview: Volker Vossler, vice-president, operations, Mexico, Seglo Logistics

    2016-02-15T14:26:51Z

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, Volker Vossler, vice-president of operations, Mexico, Seglo Logistics, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about how business is developing for Seglo in Mexico.

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    Video interview: Steve Tripp, vice-president, global strategy and execution, ICL Systems

    2016-02-14T11:38:26Z

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, Steve Tripp, vice-president of global strategy and execution, ICL Systems, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the possibility of developing short sea from Mexico, and any potential barriers or challenges.

  • Peter Koltai Audi Mexico
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    Video interview: Peter Koltai, director of production control and logistics, Audi Mexico

    2016-02-13T11:27:00Z

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference in Mexico City, Peter Koltai, director of production control and logistics for Audi Mexico, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor of the Automotive Logistics Group, about Audi's upcoming plant in San José Chiapa, which will begin production this year.

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    Video interview: Chris Styles, senior director of logistics, Nissan North America

    2016-02-12T11:02:02Z

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference in Mexico City, Chris Styles, senior director of logistics, Nissan North America, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor of the Automotive Logistics Group, about Nissan's logistics plans in Mexico.

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    Höegh names third New Horizon vessel; adds Europe-Colombia service

    2016-02-10T12:00:56Z

    Höegh Autoliners has recently named the third vessel in its New Horizon class at a ceremony held at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries yard in China. The vessel was named Höegh Tracer by Hiromi Oe, wife of Akio Oe, President of Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC). The Höegh Tracer ...

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    Reportaje sobre la Conferencia en México: En la frontera del cambio

    2016-02-03T19:28:35Z

    La segunda conferencia Automotive Logistics México, celebrada en la Ciudad de México, vio a cientos de ejecutivos y funcionarios discutir la mejor manera de asegurar que la producción y cadena logística automotriz del país estén listas para cumplir su propósito para el 2020 y más allá. Christopher Ludwig informa ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Höegh takeovers to strengthen North and Latin America services

    2016-01-27T15:05:44Z

    Höegh Autoliners and the Sola family, the owners of SC Line and Fast Terminal International, have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen both ro-ro and breakbulk services between the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. Höegh is expected to buy the ocean service operated by ...

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    ERL ro-ro vessel abandoned in Bay of Biscay

    2016-01-27T10:21:16Z

    The ro-ro vessel Modern Express , operated by European RoRo Lines (ERL), is currently drifting at a severe list in the Bay of Biscay following a loss of stability in heavy seas and Force 8 gales. All 22 crew members have been evacuated. The Panama-flagged vessel, which remains afloat ...