All Central America articles – Page 14

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    UPDATE: Ford’s Steve Harley will lead European production changes as Grant Belanger takes over as head of MP&L

    2013-08-14T11:40:39Z

    Ford will have a new but familiar head of global logistics this autumn, as Grant Belanger returns to the US to replace Steve Harley, who will be leading projects to shift models from Belgium to Spain and Germany. *This story has been updated from its original version following an interview ...

  • Kerry Logistics truck
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    Kerry increases Latin American presence with stake in Mexican provider

    2013-08-13T13:32:02Z

    Kerry Logistics will continue an expansion in Latin America by taking a majority stake in Cargo Master's Group (CMG), a Mexico-based logistics and freight forwarding company. Kerry Logistics did not disclose how much it would pay for CMG or the exact stake that it would hold. In a statement the ...

  • Ceva truck
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    Ceva happy for stability in second quarter earnings

    2013-08-12T14:58:10Z

    Third party logistics provider Ceva has reported a small drop in revenue and profits for the second quarter of 2013 compared to 2012, although the company’s chief financial officer said the company was “very satisfied” that it had found stability following a recapitalisation this past May . The company also ...

  • GM Rail
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    GM to cut costs with supplier locations, rail and logistics centres

    2013-08-07T15:48:55Z

    General Motors’ top purchasing executive, Grace Lieblein, has revealed specific plans to reduce logistics costs for its plants in North America, including bringing suppliers and stamping operations closer to plants, extending rail lines and investing in logistics centres. The plans are part of a company objective of reducing material and ...

  • Toyota logistics
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    Japanese supply chain in US firing on all cylinders

    2013-08-07T11:51:08Z

    As Japanese OEMs see record growth in US-based production, parts sourcing and vehicle exports, the carmakers are investing significantly to increase manufacturing and logistics capacity across the region. Japanese carmakers are investing heavily in the US supply chain following growth of more than 37% in vehicle production in the ...

  • Thomas.vernier
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    Thomas Vernier takes over Renault’s spare parts logistics

    2013-08-02T16:47:23Z

    Renault has appointed Thomas Vernier (left) as its new director of logistics for spare parts and accessories. Vernier replaces Francesca Gamboni (lower, right), who is taking on a new role at a non-automotive company this autumn. Jean-Marc Carlicchi has filled Vernier’s previous post as general manager for outbound logistics operations ...

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    Geodis Wilson appoints managing director to expand US freight-forwarding

    2013-08-01T16:10:35Z

    Geodis Wilson Group has appointed Michael Greco as its managing director for the US market. Greco will take over a business that aims to increase net sales by 50% in the next five years across various sectors, including automotive. Geodis Wilson is the freight-forwarding arm of Geodis Group, which ...

  • gI_61109_Mike Valentine
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    Mike Valentine, former auto exec, to lead Americas sales for UTi

    2013-07-31T12:38:11Z

    Global supply chain providers UTi Worldwide has announced the appointment of Mike Valentine as its new regional sales vice-president for the Americas. Valentine will lead an integrated sales force across freight forwarding, contract logistics and distribution. According to Ed Feitzinger, executive vice-president, Valentine will be responsible for meeting all ...

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    ​China cuts anti-dumping duties on Nissan North America

    2013-07-31T11:44:48Z

    The anti-dumping duty imposed on Nissan vehicles built in the US and exported to China has been cut to 3.6% from 21.5%. The lower duty came into effect last Thursday, according to the China’s Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom). Dumping is the term used to describe the export and sale of ...

  • 9071227.008.1M
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    ​Toyota will increase exports and localisation with second Indonesian engine plant

    2013-07-31T10:18:12Z

    Toyota Motor Corporation has announced the development of a new engine plant in Indonesia near the company’s assembly plants in Karawang, some 50km from Jakarta. The plant will export standard engines and boost the company's localisation in Indonesia. In this story... TMMIN's current assembly plants Indonesia's growth as key supply ...

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    ​Goodman to construct CKD hub for Volkswagen in Duisport

    2013-07-30T14:26:11Z

    Goodman, the global logistics space provider, has announced plans to construct a 24,000 square metre complete knockdown kit (CKD) export hub for Volkswagen in the Duisburg-Kasslerfeld port and logistics area of Duisport, in western Germany. The hub will supply automotive parts to all of its plants not currently located in ...

  • Schnellecke Logistics
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    Schnellecke expands services in Spain and India

    2013-07-26T12:17:31Z

    The Schnellecke Group is expanding services in Spain, including an extended contract with Audi in Barcelona, and a new assembly project in Pamplona. It has also ramped up automotive activity outside Europe, including in North America and in India, where it has added further complete-knockdown kit (CKD) handling services. Schnellecke’s ...

  • Port Image(1)
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    Amports to develop vehicle terminal at port of Tampa

    2013-07-24T11:23:15Z

    The Tampa Port Authority has announced the development of a new vehicle terminal at the port of Tampa, Florida in conjunction with Amports, one of the US’s largest auto-processors. The terminal is expected to attract imported vehicles moving by short-sea shipping from Mexico, as well as US-built exports to the ...

  • Cathay Pacific COO Ivan Chu and Claudia Ruiz Massieu, secretary for tourism of Mexico
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    Cathay Pacific to launch from Latin America

    2013-07-23T09:30:54Z

    Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it will launch its first-ever service from Latin America, with a scheduled freighter from Mexico to Hong Kong that will include the movements of automotive parts. The freighter service, plans for which are subject to government approval, will launch to Guadalajara in the last ...

  • Leif Voelcker Geodis edit
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    Voelcker heads Geodis India as it plans to double business

    2013-07-23T09:22:17Z

    Geodis has appointed Leif Voelcker as managing director of the company’s business division in India. Voelcker will be also responsible for managing Geodis’ South Asian Cluster organisation. He replaces Rene Bach-Larsen, who has taken up the role of managing director for Geodis Wilson in Singapore, from where he is also ...

  • Gefco_Warehouse
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    Update: Gefco Group to use Mexico as global automotive hub

    2013-07-17T16:30:03Z

    *This story has been updated on July 30th from its original version following comment from the company The Gefco group has announced plans to expand its Mexican operations, including taking over an international platform that will supply automotive parts to the Latin American region. ...

  • cargolift-caminhoes
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    Cargolift to handle inbound for Renault-Nissan

    2013-07-17T16:27:16Z

    Cargolift is reported to have secured a contract with Renault-Nissan in Brazil to handle the transport of inbound parts from regional suppliers to Nissan’s factory in Resende and to the Renault facility in Pinhais. ​ Operations to the Nissan plant will begin in October this year, and thereafter and ...

  • BMW_Brilliance
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    BMW Brilliance parts centre will be biggest in China

    2013-07-17T16:23:55Z

    Work will begin this year on a new parts distribution centre (PDC) for BMW Brilliance Automotive near Shanghai, planned to become the joint venture’s largest such facility in China – at 75,000 square metres – once all phases of development are complete. The centre is being built and developed by ...

  • Thai_Tang_Hau
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    Thai-Tang to replace Brown as Ford’s global purchasing leader

    2013-07-17T15:51:29Z

    Ford’s Tony Brown, group vice-president of global purchasing, has announced he is retiring after a 36-year career, 11 of which were spent as Ford’s purchasing boss. He will be replaced by Hau Thai-Tang (pictured), who is currently vice-president of engineering. Ford said Thai-Tang’s extensive experience leading the company’s global engineering ...

  • 6.JAC_Brazil
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    JAC closes on 60k exports to Brazil

    2013-07-10T14:10:22Z

    China Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) has reported exports of 57,000 vehicles to Brazil since it started moving units there two years ago, making it the number one Chinese brand in the country. The company began exports in March 2011 with the J3 and J3 Turin models and hit 37,800 models ...