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  • DHL Supply Chain to handle in-plant logistics for JLR in Brazil

    April 19, 2017

    DHL Supply Chain has been awarded the contract to manage in-plant logistics at Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR’s) new manufacturing plant in Itatiaia, Brazil (pictured). JLR opened its 750m reais ($215m) manufacturing facility last June. It is the first wholly-owned manufacturing plant the carmaker has set up outside of the UK (its plant in China is …

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks expands contract with Ceva in Brazil

    February 14, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz has extended its contract with Ceva Logistics in Brazil covering inbound and aftermarket services for its Juiz de Fora assembly facility in Minais Gerais. The deal means a three-year extension to its existing contract with Ceva, which covers materials handling, line feeding and external warehousing. However, the latest deal also includes two new agreements that will …

  • Mercedes-Benz Trucks looks to double exports from Brazil to the Arab world

    February 9, 2017

    Mercedes-Benz Trucks in Brazil has said it expects to more than double its exports of trucks to the Middle East and North Africa during 2017. Last year it exported 348 units to the region, consisting of 202 medium-weight Atego trucks and 146 light and medium-weight Accelo trucks. In 2016, the majority of these went to …

  • Emerging market growth overshadowed by protectionism concerns

    January 25, 2017

    The outlook for growth in emerging markets is decidedly mixed, according to a recent survey of logistics and supply chain professionals, with economic uncertainty compounded by worries over rising protectionism and restrictions to free trade from developed countries. Nevertheless, continued expansion in China and improvements in a number of other countries suggest that supply chains …

  • Latin America: The good, the bad & the uncertainty

    January 10, 2017

    Governments, carmakers, processors and carriers will all have their roles to play in establishing greater economic and logistical integration across Latin America, as Automotive Logistics finds out. In this story… Trade deal ups and downs Mexico sets gold standard Exports save Brazil Recovery in Argentina Return to peace in Colombia Looking ahead to better times …

  • What to watch in 2017 

    December 27, 2016

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots…       North America Which way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or import rules, though it …

  • VW Truck & Bus commits to Brazil with €420m investment

    December 9, 2016

    Volkswagen’s truck and bus division in Brazil – Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) – is to invest €420m ($446m) in its business in Brazil over the next five years, the biggest single funding package the company has made. The investment will include modernisation of its plant in Resende, the “steady renewal” of its product portfolio …

  • South America summit report: Never let a serious crisis go to waste

    December 9, 2016

    The South American automotive landscape is looking bleak as sales and production continue to drag and excess capacity increases. But a crisis is also a turning point, as speakers at this year’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in São Paulo pointed out…  Bleak outlook in Brazil Exports offer some hope Supplier relationships are crucial Logistics purchasing issues Finding …

  • South America summit: A region in dire need of a defibrillator

    December 7, 2016

    South America desperately needs the economic equivalent of a defibrillator to get its heart going again, delegates at this week’s Automotive Logistics South America summit in Brazil’s financial capital, São Paulo, were told. Automotive sales in the region continue to stagnate, with consumer confidence at rock bottom because of political strife, corruption and economic uncertainty. …

  • WWL and Eukor settle with Brazil’s competition regulator

    November 15, 2016

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have agreed to pay fines totalling 28.6m reais ($8.8m) to Brazil’s competition regulator as settlement in a probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the car-carrying industry. The news was released within the third quarter results announcement by holding company Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holdings (WWH). “Through this …