All south & central america articles – Page 8

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location

    2014-04-22T16:00:19Z

    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    Brazil to benefit from car terminal expansion at Suape port

    2014-04-15T09:47:51Z

    Carmakers active in the Brazilian market are expected to benefit from the development of a 19-hectare car terminal at the port of Suape, due for completion in November this year. The move promises to ease congestion for the processing of vehicles in Brazil, where insufficient port capacity is creating bottlenecks ...

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    Berbetz takes head procurement role at Mercedes-Benz Brazil

    2014-04-11T13:01:13Z

    Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz division in Brazil has a new head of procurement. Erodes Berbentz has replaced Ricardo Viera Santos, who is retiring. Berbetz moves over from Volvo do Brasil where he was purchasing director, South America. “With Erodes Berbetz we won an expert, who knows the commercial vehicle market in Brazil ...

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    WWL adds second Chile port to South America service

    2014-04-09T15:56:06Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has expanded its ocean service to South America's West Coast with the addition of a monthly call to the port of San Antonio in Chile. Services will begin on May 1 this year and will involve a mix of cargo, including new passenger cars and heavy ...

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    Strike threat at Argentine port

    2014-04-09T14:56:32Z

    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime services provider, is warning that a potential general strike at the Argentine port of San Lorenzo-Rosario this week could see stoppages in various ports by truck, bus and train drivers, pilot boat masters, linesmen, tug boat operators and stevedores. The strike, which is ...

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    Gefco prepares global rollout of Loading Supervisor app

    2014-04-09T13:30:09Z

    Logistics and transport provider Gefco is preparing for the global deployment of its own iPad application, which has been designed in-house to facilitate the inspection of finished vehicle loading. The ‘Loading Supervisor’ application has been trialled in seven of the Gefco Group’s regional divisions – Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Poland, ...

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    MOL launches car carrier services from Mexico to US

    2014-04-08T09:56:16Z

    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has launched services from the east and west coasts of Mexico to meet demand for vehicle exports from there to the US. On the East Coast, Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC) and World Logistics Service (USA), both divisions of MOL, are working together to provide a ...

  • Luc Nadal
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    With solid financials, Gefco looks to acquisition and growth

    2014-03-28T17:30:59Z

    The Gefco Group has announced positive results for 2013, including higher revenue and net profits, although difficult automotive markets in Europe and costs weighed on its operating profit and margin. While Gefco is facing risks over the Russia-Ukraine crisis, the company has charted an aggressive growth plan, which is likely ...

  • Vios_G-Type
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    Toyota increases exports from Indonesia to Middle East

    2014-03-26T13:32:14Z

    Toyota’s production subsidiary in Indonesia – PT. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia (TMMIN) – has officially launched the beginning of exports of the Vios sedan from its facility in Karawang to a number of Middle East markets, as well as Singapore. A ceremony was held this week to mark the occasion ...

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    ​Goodman celebrates opening of VW’s Duisport CKD facility

    2014-03-25T14:16:42Z

    Global logistics space provider Goodman has announced the opening of its new complete knockdown (CKD) kit export hub for Volkswagen. The warehouse, which is located in the Duisburg-Kasslerfeld port and logistics complex, in western Germany, came online last week. It will be supplying automotive parts to all Volkswagen’s non-European plants. ...

  • Maersk
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    Maersk sees auto parts trade rise in Brazil

    2014-03-25T13:12:19Z

    The world´s largest container carrier Maersk Line saw 38% growth in automotive imports coming into Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the same period a year ago thanks to a mix of auto parts and complete knockdown kits (CKDs). Maersk saw more volumes coming from China, including parts ...

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    European vehicle ports sail into the light

    2014-03-17T15:51:11Z

    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story... Top ten port tables Bremerhaven still leads Growth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on rise Port figures UK strong across the board Routing and ...

  • Opening web
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    Executive summary: Blue skies over Bonn as logistics returns to growth

    2014-03-14T19:56:23Z

    Vehicle sales and production are rising again in Europe, while supply chain complexity is driving more demand for logistics and better systems. But many risks remain both within the industry, and on Europe's periphery. Additional reporting by Marcus Williams and Zoë Apostolides [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] Although the Europe conference was ...

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    Just in time frappuccinos

    2014-03-14T10:30:07Z

    Europe’s automotive supply chain experts got an opportunity to see how the other side lives at this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference, with a presentation on the logistics at American coffee-chain giant Starbucks. Jan Huijgens (pictured), senior manager of logistics for the European region, revealed that logistics is a strong ...

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    Arriving at the moment of truth in North America

    2014-03-06T19:11:42Z

    In this story... Honda's multimodal exports S hort sea rises and flows Railroads respond V W's strategic savings Stretching capacity After years of anticipation about growth in North American production and potential logistics bottlenecks in Mexico, this is the year when hopes – and possibly fears – will become ...

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    Covering all the bases in damage protection

    2014-03-06T19:02:34Z

    With quality expectations higher than ever, OEMs have to consider the cost and general effectiveness of damage avoidance solutions, including full body covers. In this story... Cost versus protection Wrapped up in film Opting for full coverage Targeting risk If there is one thing that carmakers, logistics providers, dealers and ...

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    Kamaz to launch CKD assembly in Venezuela

    2014-03-05T13:29:04Z

    Russia’s largest truck manufacturer Kamaz is planning to launch CKD assembly in Venezuela in the second half of this year. According to Russia’s ambassador in Karakas, Vladimir Zaemsky, the issue is under discussion at the inter-government level and is already close to final agreement. Russian authorities are currently engaged in ...

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    ACS reports auto contracts helping charter increase

    2014-03-05T13:20:08Z

    Aircraft charter provider, Air Charter Service, has reported a 22% year-on-year rise in the number of charter contracts its North American offices completed, and has partly attributed the rise to an increase in bookings from automotive customers. “As the auto industry as a whole has begun to pick up, we ...

  • portGuaymas
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    Mexico vehicle exports dip in January

    2014-03-04T16:57:34Z

    The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) has released figures that show finished vehicle exports in January declined by 0.4% to 177,928 units, compared to January 2013. The organisation's president, Eduardo Solís, noted that the decrease was due to a fall in the US market brought about by the current harsh ...

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    PSA Dongfeng and logistics – dealing in reality

    2014-03-04T12:36:31Z

    The deal to rescue PSA signifies both risk and reward for its logistics providers in Europe and China. The deal to rescue PSA Peugeot Citroën between Dongfeng Motor Group, the French government and Peugeot family will transform the carmaker’s global strategy over the coming years as the brands look to ...