All South America articles – Page 31

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    Latin's America's export engine


    Northbound network Ocean exports Vehicle processing connections The domestic network Overland challenges Zero-damage mindset Mexico is the fastest growing region for vehicle production in North America. While its benefiting from some recovery to its main market in the US, it is also expanding its links to the south in Latin ...

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    Paranagua boosts vehicle turnover


    The Brazilian port of Paranaguá handled 230,000 finished vehicles in 2011, which was 27% higher than in 2010. The performance has attracted the attention of technicians working for the local subsidiary of Nissan and, as a result, managers from plants in Japan have visited the port to study the logistics ...

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    Vehnet phases in AMT at Cartagena


    The Colombian port of Cartagena is now implementing a terminal management tool from software specialist Vehnet for vehicle movements through its Contecar terminal following a successful testing phase. The Advance Marine Terminal technology will manage the lifecycle of all vehicles coming into the terminal, which handles up to 5,000 ...

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    An almost endless potential


    With BMW’s production at full speed, logistics has become critical in maintaining record profits. But Dr Karl May, head of logistics, tells Christopher Ludwig that there have been service failures and he’s looking for reliable partners to share BMW’s considerable growth. The sound of opportunity speeding through; The necessary preassure ...

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    In Profile: David Panjwani at John Deere


    David Panjwani is passionate about how logistics should be handled for high-and-heavy brands like John Deere.Unlike shipping consumer goods or raw materials, Panjwani refuses to see this sector as a commodity. Not only is the equipment and material specialised, but so too must be the providers.That’s one reason he has ...

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    Another BRIC builds a wall


    Trade barriers are going up again. Christopher Ludwig writes that carmakers and logistics providers will have to adapt to avoid sinking outside the border. The narrative of globalisation tells of nations steadily dismantling national barriers for a free exchange of goods and services. But in today’s souring political and economic ...

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    Stacking up the benefits of IT


    Aftermarket software solutions are key to OEMs providing a cost-effective and quality service throughout their supply chains. Anthony Coia takes a look at the diversity, drivers and development of several such systems. Integration challanges; Nissan and the click system; Reducing diversity at Renault Nissan; Nascent systems for emerging markets; Growth ...

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    Rolling out on to terra firma in Brazil


    With a fast flow of new cars being produced and an abundance of older vehicles still requiring maintenance and spare parts, Brazil is a busy land for carmakers and logistics providers. The arrival of new manufacturers from Asia and Europe may also kick-start new business, as Tony Danby discoversGrowth opportunities ...

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    Heavy ideas on weighty prices


    There is a feeling among some high-and-heavy manufacturers that the prices they pay to logistics providers do not always correspond to the service they receive, particularly in relation to the car industry. But should such OEMs be more grateful, particularly to shipping lines, whose services are essential to their global ...

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    Closing the gap


    Eastern Europe continues to see steady investment in its manufacturing and supply base and with ongoing growth expected in Russia, the region should grow more than Western Europe. But logistics still needs focus, writes Malcolm Wheatley. A long way to go for logistics; Constraints for vehicle logistics; A growing supply ...

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    Global round up


    China imposes anti-dumping duties China's Ministry of Commerce is planning to impose punitive anti-dumping duties on vehicles imported from the US that have an engine capacity at or above 2.5 litres. For GM vehicles the duties will be as high as 8.9% and up to 8.8% for Chrysler. Cars ...

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    Shacman trucks come to Brazil


    January 2012 will see the first shipment of Chinese Shacman Trucks to Brazil through the port of Recife in the northeastern state of Pernambuco. The move follows an agreement signed between Recife port, Brazilian truck distributor Caminhões Metro Shacman and the economic development agency AD Diper. The imported trucks ...

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    Global round up


    Mercedes renews contract with Brit European Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz van division has extended its contract with finished vehicle carrier Brit European for a further three years. Building on a previous contract that began in 1997, the logistics provider will handle the final delivery leg of all Sprinter and Vario van ...

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    Ceva steady in an unstable climate


    Ceva Logistics has reported stable profits in the third quarter despite a 3.3% decline in revenue amidst a challenging business environment and highly volatile exchange rates. According to its senior management, on-going payback from Ceva’s cost reduction programme and strong performance in the automotive sector in the contract logistics ...

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    Toyota begins Sienna exports to Korea


    Toyota has begun exports of its Sienna minivan from the US to South Korea, the first time that the Sienna has been exported outside of the country. Toyota Motor North America began the shipments from the port of Hueneme in September. The company is targeting the shipment of around ...

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    Amports gives detail on Lazaro bid


    Further details have come to light regarding the new tender for finished vehicle handling terminal and berth development at the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The incumbent processor for vehicle handling at the port, Amports, has revealed that, contrary to last week’s report, which stated that the previous tender ...

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    Global round up


    Tender for new vehicles terminal at Lázaro Cárdenas The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas will issue a tender for a new finished vehicles terminal in either November or December this year. This tender will require an investment of $40m. The eventual concession will be for a two-berth, ...

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    Port capacity problems hit imports to Brazil


    Carmakers including GM and Nissan are struggling to find available port capacity in Brazil, which is hampering the flow of vehicles as sales rise in the country. According to sources, Nissan is struggling to find available port capacity in Brazil able to accommodate imported vehicles and parts from Mexico. ...

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    Global round up


    Fesco adds Tacoma to US-Russia serviceRussian transport and logistics provider Fesco Transport is responding to growing demand for breakbulk, ro-ro and project cargo deliveries in the Far East of Russia with a new fortnightly service from the port of Tacoma on the US West Coast. Fesco Russian Pacific Line is ...

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    Gefco and Faurecia shine amidst poor PSA results


    The PSA Group reported third quarter financial results today that showed a mixed picture of stagnant revenue and falling profits as a result of largely deteriorating sales in Europe, slower growth in emerging markets, rising cost pressure and a wide-scale supply chain disruption for European plants in September. The group’s ...