South America – Page 5

  • Montage der C-Klasse Limousine im Mercedes-Benz Werk Iracemápolis im Großraum Sau Paulo, Brasilien // Assembly of the C-Class Saloon at the Mercedes-Benz plant Iracemápolis in the metropolitan area Sa
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    Mercedes-Benz pushes ahead in Brazil despite downturn

    2016-03-30T17:15:59Z

    Mercedes-Benz has started production at a new 600m reais ($165m) plant at Iracemápolis in Brazil, about 170km north west of the capital São Paulo. The plant, which was officially opened last week, is making the C-Class Saloon and, from this summer, the GLA compact SUV. The new plant follows ...

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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there. “In 2016, we are expecting growth ...

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    Quotas damaging finished vehicle market in Ecuador

    2016-03-30T15:13:44Z

    Gloria Navas, president of the AEADE, says that Ecuador's vehicle import quotas for the first quarter have been met a month early Both the Ecuadorian Association of Motor Companies (AEADE) and the Ecuadorian Automotive Association (AEA) have written to Ecuador’s overseas commerce minister to request the country’s quota for ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

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    Ford part 1: Always looking ahead

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    In the first of a four-part feature, Christopher Ludwig talks to Ford Customer Service Division president Frederiek Toney (pictured) about changing times for logistics and providing global customer service

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    Ford part 2: Global strategies

    2016-03-29T12:08:00Z

    Ford intends to support dealers through its Professional Service Network, a proliferation of Quick Lane stores and extended parts retention.

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    Binding ambition at Toyota Manufacturing UK

    2016-03-25T12:12:43Z

    TMUK is developing its logistics efficiency even more closely in line with the Toyota Production System and proving it can manage complex supply chain changes, writes Ian Henry The UK is an important manufacturing hub for Toyota within its European operations, and a prime example of how carmakers have tightly ...

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    Exports soar but production plummets in Brazil

    2016-03-09T14:51:28Z

    Brazilian finished vehicle exports have risen dramatically so far this year, according to the National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). In February, 36,400 light vehicles, trucks and buses were exported – up 16.7% on the corresponding period in 2015 and up 53.1% on January. For the first two months ...

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    Brazil investigates ro-ro operators over alleged cartel

    2016-03-02T09:57:39Z

    The supervisory body of Brazil's competition authority, CADE, has begun assessing an investigation into the alleged existence of an international cartel operating in the transport of finished vehicles by sea. Those under investigation are CSAV, Eukor, Grimaldi Group, Höegh Autoliners, K Line, Mitsui OSK (MOL), NYK, Nissan Motor Car Carriers ...

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    Hyundai opts for Indian coastal service but ro-ro rates are prohibitive

    2016-02-23T09:57:44Z

    Hyundai has started using a new short-sea coastal service set up by Link Shipping and Management Systems for the transport of vehicles in India between the ports of Chennai on the south east coast, and Pipavav on the north west. However, high port fees are dissuading more shipping lines from ...

  • Ford Unleashes New Wave of Vehicles at Geneva Motor Show
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    Ford to build Ka/Figo model in Europe

    2016-02-17T12:33:34Z

    Following press speculation that Ford could be starting production of its Ka and EcoSport models at its plant in Romania, the carmaker has confirmed that it will begin assembly of a minicar model in Europe. However, it would not confirm where. The news of a possible transfer of Ka production ...

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    ATK opts for containers to cut vehicle delivery times from China to Russia

    2016-02-12T16:16:27Z

    Russian finished vehicle transport provider, ATK, reports that it has cut delivery times on imports from China by more than half, by shipping them by rail in containers. “In 2015, we transported four container trains stacked with 800 vehicles from Wuhan to Moscow,” ATK’s spokesperson, Sergey Kuvshinov said. “Containerisation gives ...

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    Brazil wants to liberalise automotive trade with Argentina and Mexico

    2016-02-10T13:07:52Z

    The Brazilian government is looking at liberalising its trade in finished vehicles and automotive parts with Argentina and Mexico. The announcement, which was broken in a Reuters news report last week, marks a major shift away from Brazil’s protectionist trade policy and may be triggered by the fact that ...

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    Höegh names third New Horizon vessel; adds Europe-Colombia service

    2016-02-10T12:00:56Z

    Höegh Autoliners has recently named the third vessel in its New Horizon class at a ceremony held at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries yard in China. The vessel was named Höegh Tracer by Hiromi Oe, wife of Akio Oe, President of Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC). The Höegh Tracer ...

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    Group 1 Automotive expands UK dealer network with Spire buyout

    2016-02-09T12:54:55Z

    US dealer, Group 1 Automotive, has bought the Spire Automotive Group, which has 12 dealerships operating in the greater London area, for an undisclosed sum. At the same time it has announced the divestiture of three of its US dealerships and made several senior management appointments. Group 1 will retain ...

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    Nadia Ribeiro returns to Ceva as South America head

    2016-02-02T10:23:27Z

    Ceva Logistics has appointed Nadia Ribeiro as executive vice president and head of its South America cluster. Ribeiro succeeds Richard Vieites who has moved to the company’s North American operations to become executive vice president of contract logistics. Ribeiro, who previously worked for Ceva for 13 years as senior vice ...

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    Mexico Conference report: On the borderline of change

    2016-02-01T01:23:47Z

    The second Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, saw hundreds of executives and officials discuss how best to ensure that the country’s fast-growing automotive production and supply chain will be fit for purpose by 2020 and beyond. Christopher Ludwig reports on plenty of progress, as well as ...

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    Mexico conference: Freeing trade from all points

    2016-01-30T04:43:18Z

    After more than five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally agreed last year across 12 countries in the Americas and Asia . Once the landmark agreement is ratified by national governments, it could reshape trade patterns across the Pacific. For the Mexican automotive industry, TPP brings the ...

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    Mexico conference: Audi adapts logistics for San José Chiapa

    2016-01-30T00:48:43Z

    When Audi starts series production later this year of the Q5 SUV crossover at its new plant in San José Chiapa, in the state of Puebla, Mexico, it will begin one of the most complex operations for parts handling and logistics in the country, with tremendous variety and customisation in ...

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    Mexico conference: BMW’s global plans for San Luis Potosi

    2016-01-29T18:25:03Z

    BMW has mapped out its logistics plans so far for its upcoming plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, revealing a global supply chain, streamlined internal logistics and ambitions for a highly diverse outbound distribution. The plant is scheduled to come online in 2019 with an initial capacity for ...