All south & central america articles – Page 9

  • Mark_Morgan_Russia_14
  • _MG_3382

    Giving investors safe harbour in Brazil


    Brazil has passed legislation to loosen terminal concession rules and encourage more private investment. However, it looks unlikely to be plain sailing ahead Brazil is widely viewed as having insufficient port capacity, with bottlenecks often constraining imports and exports. The country’s major port of Santos, in São Paulo state, faces ...

  • AL_Europe_Kameha

    This year’s Europe conference is streaming Live online!


    This year's Automotive Logistics Europe conference, being held in Bonn, Germany, is now live streaming debate and offering those in direct attendance, and those with an interest abroad, the ability to participate online.Once again the conference has filled the stylish and spacious Kameha Grand Hotel on the banks of the ...

  • mexico-photo-523863-s-original

    ​Mazda officially opens Salamanca plant in Mexico


    Mazda’s new assembly plant in Salamanca, Mexico, will open officially on Thursday this week, in a move that will significantly boost the OEM’s shipping capacities to the US market. The new facility will offer the company a low-cost production base from which the OEM can operate in Mexico, already one ...

  • FathiTlatli_04_small

    Getting launches off to a flying start


    More frequent launches and longer supply chains are placing significant pressure on manufacturers and inbound and outbound providers. Having spent tens of millions of dollars promoting the autumn 2012 launch of its 2013 model year Lincoln MKZ, Ford had high hopes for the vehicle, which was the subject of a ...

  • Article

    Redrawing the line side


    Carmakers are looking carefully at ways to simplify inbound logistics to assembly lines, including kitting operations and, in some cases, insourcing.After a number of recent visits to automotive plants I have noticed changes to the ways that carmakers are thinking about final deliveries to the assembly line. Manufacturers as diverse ...

  • CrowleyMaritime_CommitmentClass_elcoqui_rear

    Sulphur limits: cleaning up shipping or going overboard?


    With new limits on sulphur emissions coming into force for much of northern Europe and North America next year, shipping operators are trying to comply in ways as sustainable for costs as for the environment. Come January 1st 2015, parts of the shipping world will not be the same again. ...

  • asiaroadnetwork

    ​TNT announces improved Q4 results and reorganisation


    TNT Express has reported improvements to its business in the fourth quarter of last year, swinging back into profit for the quarter despite lower revenues. The company saw its profits fall for the full year 2013, but plans to accelerate its cost-cutting initiatives and reorganise its domestic and international logistics ...

  • JCB opening logistics hub

    JCB officially opens inbound logistics facility in UK


    UK-based construction machinery maker JCB has officially opened its new logistics hub in North Staffordshire. The centre has been set up to receive inbound components for onward shipment to JCB's global manufacturing facilities, including those in Europe, the US, Brazil, China and India, as well as those local to the ...

  • tony_leach

    ​Horizon International appoints Tony Leach as SCM manager


    Horizon International Cargo, an independent freight forwarder and logistics provider, has announced the appointment of Tony Leach (left) as manager of supply chain development. Leach will work alongside clients in Horizon’s automotive and component manufacturing sectors. He joined Horizon in December 2012 and has since been delivering new logistics products ...

  • KA6

    ​Kongsberg wins supply contract to Europe and China


    Component supplier Kongsberg Automotive has been granted a five-year contract for the supply of brake vacuum assemblies from its Fluid Transfer division to an as-yet unnamed car manufacturer. The contract is said to be worth an estimated €15m ($20.5m). Fluid Transfer assembles automotive pipe and hose components for a range ...


    Outsourcing's thin grey line


    The boundary between outsourced supply chain and in-house manufacturing is moving all the time. Where should carmakers draw the line?Once, perhaps, it was easy to see where logistics management and labour stopped and where manufacturing started at assembly plants. Parts were taken from the trucks at the loading dock of ...

  • Wilson Duaik

    Duaik moves from VW Brazil to outbound role in Germany


    Wilson Duaik has moved from his role as head of Logistics Supply, Inbound Transport at Volkswagen’s division in Brazil to take up a new role in outbound logistics at Volkswagen Group based in Germany. Duaik has more than 10 years’ experience in all aspects of purchasing directly related to global ...

  • TMMI_2014_Highlander_Dec_2013_1

    Toyota begins Highlander exports from US to global markets


    Toyota has begun exporting Highlander SUVs from the US to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – the first time the model has been exported from North America to those markets. Previously exports of the Highlander to those markets were supplied from Japan. The vehicles are manufactured at the ...

  • AATS in Singapore

    NYK not afraid to go local for logistics


    NYK Auto Logistics is that rarest of things: a finished vehicle logistics provider with a strategy scope and asset base that stretches into many different countries, including difficult emerging markets. But can it combine its myriad services effectively? An NYK ro-ro terminal in Shanghai With the exception of ro-ro ...

  • 07764-001

    Are Russian import tariffs going back to the USSR?


    UPDATE: Since publication, there have been further developments, including the decision by the Ukrainian government to increase excise duties. Read more here . Despite joining the WTO or promoting trade, Russia and its neighbours retain a highly complex set of import tariffs and barriers. But could political tension and economic ...

  • tnt_rear_view

    TNT Express reverses sale of Brazil domestic business


    TNT Express has decided to end the bidding process for the sale of its domestic operations in Brazil – TNT Mercurio – stating that it was “not possible to realise a transaction on acceptable terms”. It will continue to be managed as a separate business unit within TNT Express. Back ...

  • ZaratePort

    Argentina plans to restrict vehicle imports in 2014


    Carmakers exporting vehicles to Argentina are facing restrictions on the number of vehicles they can send to the country in the early part of 2014. The Argentine government is looking to cut imports by 27.5% based on volumes in 2013 because of a perceived imbalance in automotive trade. During the ...

  • Michael_Robinet_IHS_web

    Global car making will be based on a risk-benefit model


    Emerging markets are expected to account for 50% of global vehicle production by 2020 and, to remain competitive and reduce risk in the face of stiffening international legislation, carmakers are looking at co-location and the sourcing of components closer to the final consumerStiffening legislation, increased competition and a focus on ...

  • Steve Hill

    GM announces moves in executive aftersales


    Steve Hill (left) is leaving his position at GM as vice president of Customer Care and Aftersales to take up a new role as vice president of US Sales and Service, where he will lead US Sales Operations, as well as GMC Sales and Service. He will also head Fleet ...