All South America articles – Page 23

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    Prepared for take-off as airfreight carriers predict growth


    In this story...The uses of air freightChina on the riseScheduled growthOvercapacity With substantial overcapacity in scheduled services, air freight carriers are primed to take advantage of a return to growth in the automotive industry.When it comes to analysis of transport modes used in automotive industry supply chains, air cargo can ...

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    Nexteer steering a straight course


    An insight into steering supplier Nexteer’s drive for control and visibility over a supply chain is becoming more global and complex.For a medium-sized tier supplier, Nexteer Automotive has an impressive global footprint and pedigree. The company is headquartered in Saginaw, Michigan, but owned by a Chinese consortium of state-owned entities, ...

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    Car ports come back to life in South America


    Port risk Ports push for businessNorthern LightsFord’s private port Brazil’s deep southArgentina’s ZàrateDelta DockEighthThe strength of the Brazilian car market has kept imports rising through Brazil and exports out of Argentina. But with investment in capacity needed, Tony Danby reports on future risks and development.Brazilian and Argentine ports reported lower ...

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    Editor's Note: VW North America and Fiat Latin America


    This issue features our first ‘double bill’ cover, with interviews across Volkswagen in North America (p16), and Fiat in Latin America (p26). Each of these stories, carved into their smaller halves, warrants its own cover.Volkswagen's return to US production is historic, while its Mexican growth – even before adding a ...

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    Developing with China's export demand


    China’s increasing export volume, particularly to low-cost markets, has resulted in a challenging, fragmented logistics sector. Anthony Coia reports.China's export destination;Geely's expanding needs and Great Wall's ambition; Ro-ro shipping services;Terminals and 3PLs;Cars and containers. ​​The links jump to sections of the articleChina’s phenomenal rise to becoming the world’s largest vehicle ...

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    Packaged for prime protection


    Aftermarket differencesPackaging methodsReusable packaging and cardboardDunnage and foamMarcia MacLeod reports on the requirements for packaging in the aftermarket and finds that while processes vary by OEM and by region, its importance is greater than ever.With milkrun, sequencing and just-in-time supply chains dominating automotive production, plants are used to seeing parts ...

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    Upgrading Brazil to World Class


    Fiat's volume and growth in Latin America;Logistics operations;The Pernambuco plant;Outbound Logistics.Alfredo Leggero, manufacturing director of Fiat-Chrysler Latin America, gives an insider’s view of Fiat’s complex Latin American logistics operationsAlfredo Leggero is responsible for the manufacturing, supply chain and logistics operations for Fiat in Latin America, which this year could surpass ...

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    JCB to supply backhoes in Brazil


    JCB has secured a second order worth more than £40m ($68m) with the Brazilian government for the supply of 1,000 backhoe loaders through 2013. The machines will be manufactured at JCB’s $100m factory in Brazil, which was opened last September in Sao Paulo, and supplied to Brazil’s Ministry ...

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    Brazil concerned over parts trade


    The Brazilian automotive parts industry is worried by two recent developments affecting trade with its neighbours Argentina and Mexico. In the first, the government of Argentina is to revise the automotive agreement it has with Brazil to favour the local production of components. Secondly, imported parts from Mexico are ...

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    Global round up: JAC to boost exports; Supply chain mapping tool; Renault renews with TNT; GM Supplier Awards


    JAC plans to boost global exportsChinese carmaker Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) said it intends to sell more than 1.6m cars by the end of the 2015 with exports accounting for 25% of the volume. The company’s largest market share is in South America and last year it reported exports there ...

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    EcoSport could be shipped to Europe from India


    Unconfirmed reports coming out of the Geneva Motor show this week suggest that Ford is planning to export its EcoSport SUV from India to supply the European and UK markets later this year. The vehicle went into production at Ford India’s Maraimalai Nagar plant near Chennai for the local ...

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    Executives on the move: Karl May, Roland Gentsch, Craig Jasienski, Glenn Edvardsen, Reinhard Lange,


    As part of wider organisational changes at BMW, it has been confirmed that Dr Karl May, formerly head of logistics, design and supply networks, has taken up a new position in outbound logistics at the carmaker as head of Vehicle Distribution and VDCs (vehicle distribution centres). In his previous ...

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    Geely making most of Mercosur


    Local sources in Brazil are reporting that Chinese carmaker Geely is planning to export vehicles for sale in Brazil and Argentina from its joint venture facility with Uruguayan carmaker Nordex in neighbouring Uruguay. The move would enable Geely to avoid tariffs on imported vehicles.The rise in Brazil’s industrial production ...

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    Gefco signs contract with Setram on exports


    Spanish logistics provider and terminal operator Setram has signed a contract with Gefco to handle the movement of finished vehicles from France to the port of Barcelona. The vehicles, which were previously dispatched from other European ports, will be loaded there for shipment to Algeria.Around 17,000 Peugeot-Citroën vehicles will ...

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    More cars through Lazaro Cardenas


    In 2012, the Mexican Port of Lazaro Cárdenas is reported to have increased the number of finished vehicles it handled by nearly 30% from more than 167,000 units in 2011 to around 213,500 units (of which 172,527 were imported and 40,937 exported).Amongst the carmakers using the port is ...

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    Global round up: Gefco wins Ford business in SA; Yusen sequences for JLR supplier; Sunderland warehouse close to Nissan; UPS increase in LCL


    Gefco supports PSA and Ford in South AfricaFollowing Gefco’s opening of a subsidiary in South Africa last year the logistics provider has announced that it has a new contract with Ford to export 30 containers of parts from the carmaker’s Struandale plant there to its Pacheco assembly plant in ...

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    Ryder's Tom Jones to retire


    Ryder’s senior vice president and general manager of Supply Chain Solution (SCS) is retiring this week after approximately 25 years with the company and 35 years in the logistics industry, much of it focused on the automotive supply chain. He was most recently responsible for leading Ryder’s automotive, retail, ...

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    VW to build Golf in Mexico


    Volkswagen has said it will start making the Golf hatchback at its Puebla facility in Mexico in the first quarter of next year for distribution to the North and South American market. Sales of the Golf in the US last year were just more than 38,000 met by exports ...

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    Supply chain barriers matter more than trade tariffs


    A report published this week reveals that the reduction of certain supply chain and logistics barriers could have the potential to increase GDP and world trade significantly more than would eliminating all import tariffs on their own.The report, ‘Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities’, suggests that governments, together with manufacturing ...

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    Robert Strain, Eddie Wright, Frederick Beelaerts van Blokland, Petra Küster, Andreas Renschler


    Robert Strain has moved from his role as head of daily operations at General Motor’s Global Logistics and Containers division to become vice president of the Automotive Sector in Asia Pacific for Ceva Logistics. He fills the role left by Dave Dudek who moved to a new role in ...