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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port sees 30% surge in imports

    2020-03-12T10:25:00Z

    Santa Marta port is now responsible for importing 25% of Colombia’s finished vehicles and is also rising in importance as a transhipment hub. Vehicle traffic through the port increased by more than 30% last year as sales in the country to more than 257,000

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    Puerto Bahía to distribute Porsche brands in Colombia

    2019-07-16T16:18:00Z

    Puerto Bahía, the terminal operator at the Colombian port of Cartanega, has signed a three-year contract with Porsche Colombia to import vehicles under the VW Group brands, including Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen. As part of the agreement, Puerto Bahía will handle vessel calls, offer reception ...

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    Containerisation: Why finished vehicle logistics needs to think inside the box

    2019-04-05T16:02:00Z

    While ro-ro is the traditional method of shipping finished vehicles, containerisation is becoming increasingly viable as the automotive industry decentralises and introduces more EVs. Growth in China and South East Asia offers particularly good opportunities

  • Marcelo Turri, head of supply chain and IT, Alpargatas feature
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    Q&A: Marcelo Turri, Alpargatas

    2019-02-08T15:03:39Z

    Could you give an overview of the logistical operation which supports Havaianas? We have different models in different regions, so in Brazil, we operate our warehouses but we have third parties that do the transportation for us. In the US, Europe and Asia, we have third parties that operate our ...

  • Bodyshop GM SCdoS and Neuton Karassawa feature
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    Q&A: Neuton Karassawa

    2019-01-04T15:12:00Z

    Can you give an overview of GM’s logistics activities in Brazil, and your own responsibilities? The scope of my function in the region is to handle the inbound pieces and materials, such as local inbound flows from overseas to South America. I [also] manage outbound flows from the factories to ...

  • brazil_cars250
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    Car sales drive growth in Latin America

    2018-08-15T16:16:42Z

    The first two quarters of 2018 have seen a 7% increase in the Latin American automotive market, with sales of light commercial and passenger vehicles increasing from 2.64m to 2.83m. However, Felipe Munoz, global analyst of JATO Dynamics, comments that while the results are positive, the economies of the region ...

  • Trotter_Auriga_Canaveral
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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 ...

  • Kia_Sportage
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    Kia moves Sportage through Santa Marta

    2018-06-27T12:21:17Z

    The Colombian port of Santa Marta has started handling imported Kia vehicles from Slovakia. By the end of the year, it is expected to have handled around 4,000 Sportages. The vehicles are being imported into Colombia on a monthly basis by regional distributor Metrokia SA and are being delivered to ...

  • Port-of-Vigo
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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 ...

  • contecar_Renault_noticia
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    Contecar opens dedicated facility for Renault at Cartagena

    2018-01-03T10:55:07Z

    Contecar, the marine terminal operator that supports vehicle handling operations at the Colombian port of Cartagena, has opened a dedicated storage area for Renault. The facility is handling volumes from the carmaker’s plant in Evigado, just outside Medellin, that are being exported to Mexico and the Caribbean. The models involved ...

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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 ...

  • Ford_PDC_Cartagena
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    Ford opens new parts DC in Colombia

    2017-05-16T17:15:22Z

    Ford’s division in Colombia has opened a new parts distribution centre at the port of Cartagena de Indias, operated for it by 3PL Almaviva. Ford says the 3,000 sq.m facility – which is located at the Cartagena Container Terminal (Contecar) and complements another facility in the capital, Bogota – will ...

  • Gaston Colla
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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 ...