All Central America articles – Page 12

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    Vigo ro-ro terminal operating at full capacity


    New finished vehicle traffic at the Spanish north-western port of Vigo increased by 13% in the first ten months of this year, while car components have gone up by 10.5%, during which time the port has consolidated its position as a major Atlantic hub. On November 25, the dedicated ro-ro ...

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    Toyota to export US-made Highlanders to the Antipodes and Russia


    Toyota has started production of its 2014 model year Highlander SUV at the Princeton plant in Indiana, US and will be exporting models made there to Australia, New Zealand and Russia next year. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) started production of the model on December 5, following a $430m expansion ...

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    Is expendable packaging too expensive?


    Depending on its use, received wisdom about one-way packaging in the automotive supply chain does not necessarily applyIn this story... Tipping toward one-way Returnable reasoning Container risks Mixed solutionsIn an assembly plant somewhere in Detroit, there’s something going on that, according to conventional automotive industry custom and practice, shouldn’t be. ...

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    Welcome to the next stage for Mitsubishi


    Kyoji Miwa reveals how Mitsubishi is redefining its production and distribution footprint to increase sales in the ASEAN region and further afield In this story... Strategic shifts Growth in ASEAN Production changes Global hubs Japanese network Order visibility Global partnerships Japanese exporters have not had an easy time of ...

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    China reports: an industry on the advance


    In China’s complex automotive landscape, logistics is crucial, but OEMs and 3PLs still face a steep learning curve on which they can help each other. In this story... Push for quality logistics Supply chain engineering 3PLs falling behind Export services Working together China’s vehicle sales and production growth has ...

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    Gaining power through diversity in ASEAN


    Southeast Asian countries are intensifying their logistics networks to accommodate growth in sales and exports In this story... The Thai production hub Moving parts Finished vehicle exports Supply chain integration Malaysian changes Countries on the rise As automotive production rises in the Asia-Pacific region, Southeast Asia has emerged as ...

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    BMW's one and only in America


    To meet domestic and export demand for the SUVs it produces, BMW is introducing measures to reduce logistics cost and complexity at its Spartanburg plant. In this story... Inbound management Global supply chain links Containers on tracks A global export strategy Improving plant and warehouse integration BMW’s only North ...

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    Feeding the lean machine in North America


    Efficient and growing production is putting pressure on tier suppliers to better manage their own logistics networks in North America Capacity and creativity Shape of things to come Balance at Draexlmaier Flexibile space use Local goes global IT for support Mergers and acquisitions Tier one suppliers in North America are ...

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    Car usership is changing – how should supply chains adapt?


    Trends in the automotive market are fundamentally shifting, resulting in manufacturers facing challenges on two fronts: maintaining profits in established markets, where sales are falling, and taking advantage of the sales opportunities in growing markets in Asia and South America. In both situations, supply chains are proving key to sustaining ...

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    First finished vehicles shipment arrives in Rosario


    The Argentinian port of Rosario has taken delivery of its first ever consignment of finished vehicles. The initial consignment consisted of 2,200 GM vehicles including Chevrolet Captiva, Cruze and Spark models in what was essentially a pilot operation to see whether the terminal would be able to cope with this ...

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    Ceva to handle parts distribution for Terex in Brazil


    Ceva Logistics has signed a three-year contract with Terex, a global manufacturer of lifting and material-handling equipment, to manage its integrated hub for parts distribution in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Terex makes equipment for industries including construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining, shipping, transport, energy, refining, utilities and manufacturing. The 1,430-square-metre parts distribution ...

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    Penske opts for JDA warehouse system for global operations


    Penske Logistics announced this week that it is extending its use of JDA Software to manage its warehouse management on a global basis. JDA Software, which merged with supply chain rival RedPrairie in December last year, is a leading provider of supply chain management software, and amidst its 2,800+ customer ...

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    Vehicle traffic falls at Mexican ports


    According to figures from the Mexican government the number of finished vehicles being moved by Mexican ports has fallen for eight consecutive months, with a drop of 1.9% noted for August. Between January and August this year, Mexican ports handled 790,843 units compared to 806,542 units in the first eight ...

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    ​Jaxport extends contract with Trailer Bridge


    The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has signed a new ten-year lease with Trailer Bridge, which offers vehicle and cargo shipping to and from North America, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, to include two additional five-year options. Trailer Bridge has operated at Jaxport since the company was founded in 1991. ...

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    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operations Click here to read the full version of this report . ...

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    Glovis shifts strategic focus from automotive to bulk


    Hyundai’s integrated logistics subsidiary Glovis is reported to be shifting the strategic focus of its ocean transport business from finished vehicle shipments to the bulk sector, in an effort to increase business outside of the automotive industry. Under its 2020 business plan the company stated it will increase the number ...

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    Gefco enhances service for Mirgor


    Gefco has designed a new customised logistics service for Argentinean industrial supplier Grupo Mirgor, which it said will enable the automotive and electronics supplier to manage its national and international supply of parts more efficiently. Mirgor, which has been using Gefco services for a decade, makes vehicle air conditioning units, ...

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    ​SSA Mexico begins services at Lázaro Cárdenas port


    Finished vehicle logistics provider SSA Mexico has announced the start of car handling operations at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico. Initial volumes were loaded on board an NYK Line vessel destined for markets in Latin America. SSA Mexico is a subsidiary of Carrix, one of the largest privately-owned ...

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    AAPA signs MOU with Green Marine for cleaner ports


    The American Association of Ports Authorities has signed an agreement with Green Marine to advance the environmental sustainability of port and terminal operators. Green Marine is a 70-member voluntary marine industry initiative that aims to develop environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements in areas such as air, land and water emissions. ...

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    ​Inergy Automotive launches fuel tank plant in Detroit


    Automotive parts supplier Inergy Automotive Systems, a subsidiary of Plastic Omnium which produces automotive fuel tanks and systems, has officially launched its new fuel tank production plant in Detroit, US this week. Located in the suburb of New Boston, the $110m plant, which employs extrusion blow moulding technology, will produce ...