All Mexico articles – Page 4

  • FVL16-QualityPanel
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    FVL North America conference: Scratches, missing keys but still satisfied customers

    2016-06-14T09:42:20Z

    Damage caused to vehicles moving from factory to dealer can be caused by a multitude of things: weather, vandalism, carelessness, accidents or technical issues. But this damage, even if to a small percentage of an OEM's outbound volume, are costly, delay vehicle delivery and damage brand reputation.Technology, an increasing focus ...

  • Brian Mason
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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

  • Lexus Plant in Georgetown, Kentucky, USA
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    Plant locations: Right place, right time

    2016-06-10T02:30:00Z

    Considerations such as market demand, time to market, regulations, supplier and infrastructure issues are essential in choosing new manufacturing locations.

  • FVL16-D2_0156
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    FVL North America conference: A mixed picture for vehicle haulage capacity

    2016-06-10T02:11:13Z

    Nissan's Lee Hansen (left) and FCA's Luca Kolcaj (right) suggested that US vehicle logistics capacity was mostly in balanceIt seems the perennial problem of finding adequate haulaway capacity in the US outbound vehicle sector has been solved, at least for now, if comments from executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ...

  • FVL16-first_session_web
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    FVL North America conference: Logistics benefits could counter the coming rise in Mexican wages

    2016-06-09T00:01:22Z

    Wages in Mexico are going to be forced upwards as a shortage of skilled workers is exacerbated by a 51% increase in vehicle production by 2022, delegates at this week's Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in California were told.North America as a whole is set to enjoy another bumper ...

  • Terminal_Altamira
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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port

    2016-06-08T02:06:33Z

    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model.Amports’ vehicle terminal has ...

  • Paulo Monteiro, VW2
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    Supply Chain Conference: Mexican and intermodal shockwaves

    2016-05-24T13:50:51Z

    Ryder's Juan Calvillo and FCA's Wendi Gentry-StuenkelThe rise in Mexican parts and production output is sending more material back and forth over the border, creating opportunities and challenges for intermodal services. However, Christopher Ludwig writes that manufacturers and 3PLs may need to change their organisations and approach to supplier ...

  • Yusen Logistics Jordan Dewart
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    Dewart named president, Yusen Logistics Mexico; Shimizu moves to head India

    2016-05-23T17:25:18Z

    Yusen Logistics Mexico, a third-party logistics provider, has appointed Jordan Dewart (pictured) as its new president. He replaces Hiroshi Shimizu, who has moved to a new role as president of Yusen Logistics India.In his new position, Dewart will have responsibility for Yusen Logistics Mexico’s overall performance, including sales, business development ...

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    Parts shortage halts FCA production

    2016-05-23T10:48:07Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) cancelled production shifts across two different sites last week due to a parts shortage.At the FCA plant in Toledo, Ohio, which manufactures the Jeep Cherokee, a spokesperson confirmed that only partial shifts ran on Monday and Tuesday morning, with the second shift on Tuesday being cancelled. ...

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    Supply Chain Conference: Carmakers to benefit from greater use of intermodality

    2016-05-18T22:16:22Z

    The levelling out of car sales in North America and the reordering of production locations is giving carmakers the chance to make the delivery of their materials more efficient and sustainable, mainly through the greater use of intermodality, with rail as a core element.According to PWC Autofacts sales look to ...

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    Ford to start trials at Guaymas port

    2016-05-18T15:45:44Z

    Ford is to begin trials at the port of Guaymas (pictured) with a view to exporting vehicles through it from its Hermosillo plant, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, ports coordinator at Mexico's Transport and Communications Ministry, has revealed.The trials will be held to ascertain how badly its vehicles may be affected ...

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    First Nissan Kicks to be imported from Mexico

    2016-05-18T14:54:03Z

    The Nissan Kicks will go on sale in Brazil in August, followed by other Latin American countries later in the year. To meet the initial demand in Brazil, the Kicks will be produced at Nissan’s benchmark plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico and exported.Nissan has capacity to build 850,000 vehicles per year ...

  • Lazaro_Cardenas_FVL_web
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    SSA México signs definitive contract with Lázaro Cárdenas...

    2016-05-04T10:58:22Z

    SSA México, a subsidiary of port terminal group Carrix, has finally signed a concession to operate the Terminal Especializada de Automóviles (TEA) car terminal in the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The move marks the end of a lengthy legal dispute running since the company was originally awarded the contract ...

  • Warren_Truck_plant_RAM
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    FCA realigns output in North America as Jeep heads south

    2016-04-29T11:58:13Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is making changes to its production pattern in North America as part of efforts to focus its plants on larger, more profitable vehicles. The changes, which include the shifting of some Jeep production from the US to Mexico, have some substantial implications for its supply base ...

  • Moore transport US car carrier
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    US car carriers: Driving an open highway

    2016-04-07T12:18:43Z

    High sales and low fuel costs are favouring US car carriers, with many investing in equipment, infrastructure and technologyDespite an unsteady global economy and falling financial markets, North American car carriers have been tearing up the road with profits and operating efficiencies. Benefitting from an expanding manufacturing base, record vehicle ...

  • 2016 Ford Fiesta ST
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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 company, ...

  • Mahle Behr MAP-2 WEB LR
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    Mahle Behr: Experiencing a Thermal change

    2016-03-31T09:00:58Z

    Mahle Behr’s takeover of Delphi Thermal Systems in 2015 sparked a process of systems integration, freight consolidation and supply chain redesign that is set to last a further three years.Last year was a record one for global acquisition and mergers within the automotive supply chain. Consulting firm PwC estimated the ...

  • Yusen PHOTO 3_Miyoshi san_Jordan WEB
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    Yusen starts building automotive logistics centre in Mexico

    2016-03-18T09:22:55Z

    Yusen Logistics has begun building a facility to serve automotive customers near Celaya, in Mexico. The 5,000 sq.m warehouse is located on a 6.9-hectare location in the Amistad Industrial Park, in the Bajio region.At a groundbreaking ceremony in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, on March 11th, Kunihiko Miyoshi, chief regional officer ...

  • 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.

  • Steve Tripp ICL Systems
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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.