All Central America articles – Page 8

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    Ceva appoints Bissell to Contract Logistics role


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Brett Bissell as chief operating officer (COO), Contract Logistics. Bissell joined Ceva in 2011 as executive vice president, Latin America. He is a senior executive with more than 20 years of extensive international experience and previously served in executive positions with supply chain services provider Flextronics ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    The home frontier


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here . For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here . Mexico’s domestic market has been stagnant and yet it is complex, including a high ...

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    Special outbound report: For the rápido go the spoils in Mexico


    Logistics providers that don’t act quick could fall behind in the race to handle rising volume out of Mexico. Our special Mexico report continues by exploring the opportunities for vehicle logistics Reporting from south of the border The finished vehicle logistics portion of this multi-part report, written by editor ...

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    All systems ‘go’ at Nissan


    * This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here ; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here . In fifth part of our Automotive Logistics Mexico special, Nissan Mexicana's logistics specialists explain ...

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    Right at the heart of it all


    * This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here ; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here . Part three of our Automotive Logistics special report on Mexico: the rise of ...

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    Special report: Many shades of Mexico


    Logistics is part of what has helped carmakers succeed in Mexico’s historically difficult economy, but will it be an advantage or pitfall in future? Reporting from south of the border This special multi-part report, by editor Christopher Ludwig, explores Mexico’s historic and developing supply chain as well as the logistics ...

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    Warehouse excellence at Robert Bosch


    Extensive research and testing of lean principles have elevated tier one supplier Robert Bosch’s warehousing practices alongside the highest OEM plant standards. The supplier is trying to replicate these lean standards globally Few terms are used as ubiquitously throughout automotive production as ‘lean management’, a concept of continuous improvement and ...

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    Moving towards integration in Southeast Asia


    Potential customs harmonisation among the ten ASEAN nations could see Thailand at the centre of a global automotive powerhouse, with big implications for logistics Thailand continues to hold much promise for the automotive industry. Home to many of the world’s largest carmakers and tier suppliers, it should also receive a ...

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    Ro-ro providers dealing with fragmented trade flows


    Ocean carriers providing services for vehicle import and export to Russia have a lot more to think about in the current climate. Global trade routes continue to fragment, there is a growth in intra-regional supply and vessel sizes are increasing as the industry seeks greater efficiencies by moving larger volumes. ...

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    K Line adds to latest generation car carrier fleet


    Ocean carrier K Line has ordered two new car carrier vessels, each with a capacity for 7,500 units. The latest order, which will be delivered in 2017, follows its recent contract for eight vessels, which will be delivered between 2015 and 2016. The two new orders are being built by ...

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    A star still on the rise in Brazil


    Toyota is a fast-growing player in the huge but difficult Brazilian market. Growth has helped the carmaker apply more lean logistics principles to its vehicle distribution. The inclusion of Brazil in the BRIC group of emerging nations more than a decade ago put the country of more than 200m inhabitants ...

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    Sean Bricknell takes up global logistics role at GM


    Sean Bricknell has taken up a new role at General Motors focusing on the carmaker’s global logistics strategy. He moves over from his role as logistics director for GM International Operations (GMIO) where he was responsible for the Asia, Africa and Middle East region. In his current role in ...

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    Mitsubishi chooses Highjump WMS for Brazil


    Mitsubishi Motor’s division in Brazil has chosen a warehouse management system provided by Highjump Software for its parts distribution centre in Sao Paulo and its production plant in Catalao, in the inland state of Goias. The software, called Highjump Warehouse Advantage, will be deployed by Optimis, Highjump Software’s partner in ...

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    Argentina and Brazil parts deal expected to restore trade flows


    The governments of Brazil and Argentina have signed a one-year deal to regulate the trade in vehicle parts between the two countries. The deal will allow Brazil to export $150 worth of car parts for every $100 worth of automobiles it imports from Argentina, without paying tariffs, according to industry ...

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    Randy Creel takes up role at DB Schenker in the US


    Randy Creel has moved from Ford to take up a new position at DB Schenker as head of vertical market automotive, Americas. From his base in Boston, Creel head automotive activity throughout North and South America. Creel was with Ford for almost 14 years, most recently as global strategy and ...

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    First post-Panamax car carrier delivered to NYK


    NYK has taken delivery of it first post-Panamax car carrier – Aries Leader – which has capacity for 7,000 units and a gross tonnage of almost 70,000 tons. The vessel was built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard at its Onishi Shipyard in Ehime prefecture and is the very first post-Panamax car ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels. ...

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    ​European sales not much to celebrate yet, says LMC’s Cox


    A number of recent reports have painted a rosy picture of returning sales to the European market, but the reality is less overwhelmingly positive than these would suggest. This was the opinion of LMC Automotive’s head of European production, Justin Cox, speaking at last week’s spring congress and general assembly ...

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    Thirsty for pressure


    Gefco’s chief executive, Luc Nadal (pictured), has ambitious plans for global expansion under Russian Railways ownership. But as an avid seaman, he knows it won’t always be smooth sailing. Few logistics providers have seen as much change as the Gefco Group in just two years. The major trigger was PSA ...