All South America articles – Page 20

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    Pasha announces major US ro-ro developments


    Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), a division of US-based logistics and transport provider, The Pasha Group, is developing a multipurpose ro-ro terminal with Port Manatee, which is sited at the entrance to Tampa Bay in Florida. It is the closest port in the Gulf to Mexico, according to the company, which ...

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    Brazil aims to stimulate auto parts sector


    This September, the Brazilian government is to launch a new programme called “Innovate – Autoparts” (Inovar – Autopeças), aimed at stimulating the automotive parts sector. The main objective is to boost the technological content of components, thereby reducing imports of vehicle parts. This latest initiative will necessitate changes to the ...

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    Mendunekas takes South America role at Ceva


    Ceva Logistics has appointed Fabio Mendunekas as its vice president of Business Development for South America. He will be in charge of Ceva’s commercial business development and marketing in the region, as well as developing strategies aimed at continuing the company’s growth in the South American market. The sectors he ...

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    Finding the missing link in car-handling terminals


    Terminal operators have been expanding their services in global markets with varying degrees of success. But in both the east and west, providers are using IT systems and new technology to improve planning and visibility.Vehicle-handling terminals are essential to the smooth and efficient flow at ports of imported or exported ...

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    Low tide for vehicles in South American ports


    Brazilian and Argentine ports are seeing some choppy waters but the finished car market continues to provide significant volumes. After years of neglect, there are signs that public and private investment are gathering apace.Brazil, which for a decade has been on the mighty march of the BRIC economies, has recently ...

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    Progreso tempts auto traffic from Veracruz


    Given increasing capacity shortages for vehicles at the Mexican port of Veracruz, the government of the Yucatán region is trying to tempt vehicle manufacturers to make use of the port of Progreso to serve markets in the US, as well as Central and South America.Gabriel Magaña Legorreta, managing director of ...

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    Opportunites for Russian CKDs


    Russian government policy has pushed carmakers in Russia and Central Asia toward expansion by kit assembly methods. Logistics is playing a critical role and providers are likely to see more opportunities. Russian kit production growth Government influences Subsidies in the Far East Central Asian opportunity Localisation and CKD Big ...

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    Gefco and Ford team up in UK market


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco has announced a new partnership with Ford. Under the agreement, the logistics provider will assume responsibility for multi-user, in-night distribution of parts to dealers across several UK regions. This is the first alliance of its kind to be implemented between the two organisations in the ...

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    ​BMW in Mexico assembly plant negotiations


    BMW has entered into discussions regarding the possibility of a vehicle assembly plant in Mexico, according to an interview with BMW North America in Automotive News. This comes as the latest in a series of investment projects within the automotive sector in Mexico. Ludwig Willisch, CEO of BMW North America, ...

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


    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 with ...

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    Kerry increases Latin American presence with stake in Mexican provider


    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 ...

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    Ceva happy for stability in second quarter earnings


    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 pointed ...

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


    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 ...

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    Thomas Vernier takes over Renault’s spare parts logistics


    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


    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 integrated ...

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    ​China cuts anti-dumping duties on Nissan North America


    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 ...

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


    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 baseLocalisation ...

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    ​Goodman to construct CKD hub for Volkswagen in Duisport


    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 ...

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    Schnellecke expands services in Spain and India


    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 ...

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    Voelcker heads Geodis India as it plans to double business


    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 handling ...