South America

The latest logistics developments in South America.

South America


Stellantis picks president of Mexican division for North America COO


Stellantis has appointed Carlos Zarlenga to replace Mark Stewart as chief operating officer for North America. Zarlenga was previously president and CEO of GM South America before joining Stellantis as president of its Mexican division. 

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From South Carolina to the world of BMW, with love


 BMW’s parts export operations in Spartanburg are a study in managing complexity and quality in packing, and where innovation can make a big difference.

Volvo Cars switches to renewable fuels for ocean freight

Volvo Cars uses renewable fuels in ocean freight


Volvo Cars is aiming to reduce its supply chain emissions by using the biofuel in place of the traditonal fossil fuel shipping vessels, becoming the first OEM to switch all intercontinental container shipments.

Sallaum Lines orders new PCTC vessels to increase ro-ro capacity

Sallaum Lines expands ro-ro capacity with new PCTC orders


The shipping firm moves finished vehicles for OEMs like Ford and BMW between the US, Europe and Africa.

Elizabeth Door, Ford

Ford names Liz Door chief supply chain officer with aim to make SCM a competitive advantage


Door will lead in securing operations and improving quality and digitalisation across the supply chain. Jonathan Jennings and Dave Bozeman will also leave Ford

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Denis Le Vot is chief supply chain officer at Renault Group; Jean-François Salles to lead strategic partnerships


The board-level position reports to CEO Luca de Meo. Renault’s current supply chain vice-president, Jean-François Salles, leads partnerships in materials, battery and digitalisation


GM aims to secure lithium supply with record mining investment


GM is investing in Lithium Americas to secure the supply of lithium carbonate from the Thacker Pass mine in Nevada, US as it works to secure meet its goals for battery and EV production in North America


Flavio Batista jumps from ship to shore with role at GPA


After 25 years at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Flavio Batista has moved to a new role as vice-president of sales and marketing at Georgia Ports Authority

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Ceva completes integration of Gefco’s vehicle logistics business


Ceva has completed the integration of Gefco’s finished vehicle logistics business, giving it a global presence as it ties those services to its own in Asia and looks to the Americas

Porsche Siemens Haru Oni Synthetic EFuels Factory

Porsche Haru Oni synthetic fuel plant begins production


The project in Southern Chile has begun its pilot phase to produce 130,000 litres of synthetic fuel from water and wind energy in 2023, using an efficient logistics distribution setup as well.

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database


Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.


Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford


Frederiek Toney, vice-president of the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), is leaving the company later this year after a career stretching 22 years. Dave Bozeman will take over from him


ICL appoints Gina Tovar as managing director of Europe


Gina Tovar has joined ICL Systems as managing director for Europe, a role she will share as the finished vehicle logistics software specialist with Rudolf Luttmann, who has been in the role since June 2021.

EV and hybrid EV assembly plant database

Electric vehicle and hybrid vehicle plant database


Track factory locations for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid and hybrid vehicles by manufacturer, model and location


Brazil deliveries hit by Q1 decline but exports are a silver lining


Domestic Brazilian vehicle sales stood at 527,900 for the first quarter of this year, a decline of 5.4% on the same period in 2020 but down 23% on the previous quarter (Q4 2020), according to the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA).

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Horizon Auto Logistics restructures business in the Americas


Following a realignment of operations last year, Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), has restructured its business and will operate the following group divisions: Horizon Auto Logistics in Mexico, Fast Terminal International in Colombia, and Fast Auto Logistics in the US and Dominican Republic.

Ford Ka+ Camaçari

Ford cuts its losses in Brazil with closure of all production in 2021


Ford will shut all three of its production facilities in Brazil this year and import vehicles from other markets in South America, including neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay, to meet demand in the country.

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Watch: How Daimler digitalised its damage claims process for vehicle logistics


In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.


VW extends contract for Brazilian spare parts logistics with Ceva


Volkswagen has signed an extension to its contract with Ceva Logistics for the operation of its 132,000 sq.m spare parts centre in Vinhedo, Brazil, north of São Paulo..