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    Video interview with Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, WWL

    2015-11-11T16:38:16Z

    At this year’s Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil, Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, spoke with Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the prospects for WWL over the coming years, and the challenges of operating in the current market.

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    Inform now supplying SyncroTESS software to Kaufmann in Chile

    2015-11-11T14:17:55Z

    Inform, which supplies advanced optimisation software, has won a contract to supply its SyncroTESS finished vehicle logistics suite to automotive group Kaufmann, which imports and sells vehicles in Chile. Alongside passenger cars, Kaufmann handles a third of the commercial vehicles sold in the country, with customers including Freightliner, Fuso, Western ...

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    Positive sales for JLR but slump in China has affected quarterly results

    2015-11-11T13:07:29Z

    Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has reported its best ever October sales with year-to-date figures for 2015 also up on the same period in 2014. However, a dramatic drop of around 30% in China for the three months to September 30th has affected global results for the quarter. The carmaker’s sales ...

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas

    2015-11-11T11:43:18Z

    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader. The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, ...

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    South America: holding out for better times

    2015-11-10T13:50:03Z

    Facing further declines and difficulties, OEM executives talk about their plans to survive the ongoing Brazilian storm For the Brazilian automotive industry, 2015 has been bad, and next year is expected to be even worse. However, despite the sharp declines and pessimism, executives are optimistic that things will eventually get ...

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    Renault: A new direction for parts supply

    2015-11-10T12:21:29Z

    Thomas Vernier, Renault’s vice-president of aftersales logistics (above), talks about the OEM’s attempts to make network cost savings while improving customer service around the world, as well as the opportunities to further integrate logistics and distribution within the Renault Nissan AllianceRenault has been setting, and achieving, ambitious sales growth, cost ...

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    South America conference: Taking control in a crisis

    2015-11-05T19:25:29Z

    The 7th Automotive Logistics South America conference, held in São Paulo, Brazil, may have brought together delegates experiencing recession, and suffering from declining volumes, but the Brazilians showed their resilience and creativity. Companies emphasised how to reshape supply chains in a crisis, and how they could move forward together stronger, ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market

    2015-11-04T17:09:28Z

    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    South America conference: Chery hibernating to come back stronger

    2015-11-04T15:04:00Z

    The sharp decline in growth in Brazil over the past several years has come at the same time as a number of manufacturers have invested or expanded operations in the country. Among those carmakers was China’s Chery. In 2010 it was riding a wave of expansion in Brazil and a ...

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    WWL announces top executive changes

    2015-10-26T11:59:43Z

    There have been a number of top executive moves at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics over the past few months. Mike Hynekamp (left) has been appointed as chief operating officer for Ocean, replacing Fridtjof Naess, who has moved to a role as senior advisor at the company. Hynekamp was most recently deputy ...

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    The race to deliver

    2015-10-23T13:35:21Z

    When the chequered flag is waved at any Formula 1, Formula E or World Rallycross race, a vital logistics operation revs up to ensure teams reach the next starting line Motor racing is a sport that captivates audiences around the world, but how many of the millions of people who ...

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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock

    2015-10-22T13:26:41Z

    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market. During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the ...

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    DHL supports major multimodal project for Formula E in China

    2015-10-21T16:20:33Z

    DHL has shipped 41 electric race cars, spare parts, and 45 lithium-ion batteries to China for the opening of the second season of the FIA Formula E championship. The vehicles and equipment have been moved more than 12,000km from Donington Park in the UK, to Beijing, China, via Belgium, Germany, ...

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    Colombia and Brazil sign automotive agreement

    2015-10-20T17:10:40Z

    Antonio Sérgio Martins Mello, vice president of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea), believes that the recent deal signed by Brazil and Colombia in respect of finished vehicles sales will have a positive influence on the Brazilian motor industry. “The automotive agreement with Colombia is ...

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    Lanka Harness: Out of Asia

    2015-10-19T13:22:30Z

    Rohan Gunasekera reports on Sri Lankan supplier Lanka Harness’s global success and expansion in Mexico, and the local supply chain its executive chairman, Rohan Pallewatta, hopes to build for the company at home Lanka Harness, a Sri Lankan company that supplies impact sensors for airbags and seatbelts, has recently been ...

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    Are European vehicle logistics going back to the past or the future?

    2015-10-18T18:56:14Z

    More than 240 delegates gathered in Vienna, Austria for this year’s annual meeting of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), powered by Finished Vehicle Logistics, to discuss an industry that has returned to growth and is now confronting new technologies that could transform operations. But an ongoing and worsening ...

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    Supply chain and mining are potential barriers to alternative powertrains

    2015-10-14T13:12:04Z

    Most of the larger OEMs have made commitments for the coming years to increasing the amount of alternative powertrains within their production lineup. Electric vehicles are growing in appeal around the world and, as they do, so does the demand for a once-obscure group of specialist metals, which are vital ...

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    GM India’s first export shipment to Mexico

    2015-10-14T12:37:41Z

    General Motors has announced that it is shipping the first 3,000 left-hand-drive Chevrolet Beats to Mexico. The vehicles have now left the Mumbai Port Trust of Maharashtra, and should arrive in Mexico within eight weeks. Sales of the vehicles will commence in December in Mexico. Arvind Saxena, GM India president ...

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    TPP trade deal is signed by Pacific Rim countries

    2015-10-07T14:46:24Z

    The biggest trade deal in decades was signed in Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, on Monday this week when the 12 Pacific Rim countries that have been involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks since 2010 finally came to an agreement. “With today’s successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership ...

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    BLG to open CKD logistics facility for Daimler in Düsseldorf

    2015-10-02T16:08:01Z

    BLG Logistics is to open a distribution facility for Daimler at the port of Düsseldorf, Germany, in the spring of 2016. BLG will primarily carry out logistics services for the nearby Mercedes-Benz van plant in Düsseldorf from the facility, including the containerisation of complete knockdown (CKD) kits of the Sprinter ...