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Automotive Logistics Mexico conference

  • Tariffs and trade

    News » Linamar CEO warns of Trump’s metal tariffs

    February 12th 2019 The head of Canada’s second largest auto parts maker Linamar says she is concerned no one is talking about the impact steel and aluminium import duties are having on North American companies. Initially imposed by US President Donald Trump at 25% for steel and 10% for aluminium, Canada retaliated by imposing similar levies. “It is completely […]
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  • Port operations

    News » TMAZ expands at Mazatlán after boost from Mitsubishi

    February 12th 2019 Terminal operator Mazatlán Maritime Terminal (TMAZ) is to invest $350,000 in expanding its facilities at the Mexican port of Mazatlán, after starting to handle new volumes from Mitsubishi. TMAZ, whose principal shareholder is Chilean company SAAM, currently occupies an operational free trade area there of around 160,000 sq.m, which can accommodate 1,600 vehicles. However, it […]
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    News » Standing up to risk

    February 6th 2019 Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s seventh-largest automotive manufacturer and fourth-largest vehicle […]
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    News » Mexico stays strong in the face of adversity

    February 6th 2019 Mexico is holding onto its position as a top-ten global automotive manufacturer and exporter despite a variety of challenges, including the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the occurrence of severe weather events and a worsening domestic security situation. Eduardo Solis, executive president of the Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA), told delegates at the […]
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  • Port operations

    News » Mitsubishi starts shipments to Mexico via Mazatlán

    January 28th 2019 Mitsubishi has delivered its first shipment of Japanese-made vehicles to Mexico through the port of Mazatlán. It was the largest single delivery of vehicles by a carmaker to the port, consisting of 4,870 vehicles including Mirage hatchback, Mirage G4, Eclipse Cross, Outlander and L200 units. The vehicles were unloaded in a record 60 hours by […]
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  • Country focus: Mexico

    News » Mexican car industry calls for action on fuel shortage

    January 16th 2019 Mexico’s new federal government has launched a radical strategy to combat the country’s long-term problem of fuel theft. However, this has led to fuel shortages in central regions, which have closed gas stations, and is now threatening the transport and logistics supporting the automotive sector. States including Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Guanajuato and Queretaro have all reported […]
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  • People moves

    News » FCA combines purchasing and supply chain in new roles

    January 9th 2019 Carl Smiley (pictured) has moved from electronics supplier TE Connectivity to take the newly created role of chief purchasing and supply chain officer at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). At the same time, Scott Thiele adds head of supply chain in North America to his responsibilities as head of purchasing for the region. Wendi Gentry-Stuenkel, who […]
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  • Market trends

    News » Contrasting trends mark Mexico’s car market

    December 19th 2018 Domestic sales of light vehicles are down, exports are up, while production is little changed. These are the key trends in recent months to emerge from the latest survey of the Mexican market by the country’s sector body AMIA. The 1.28m vehicles sold in the year to November represented a 6.7% fall on the year-ago […]
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  • International trade

    News » Costly USMCA rules ‘may prove unworkable’ for supply chains

    November 21st 2018 Complying with the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces Nafta will be expensive for those in the automotive supply chain and could prove unworkable for some, according to John Bozzella (pictured), president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers in the US. Details in the draft accord include a proposal that, for vehicle-makers to […]
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  • Manufacturing moves

    News » FCA reconsiders Ram production in Mexico

    October 30th 2018 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is reported to be reconsidering its plans to cease Ram Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck production at its Saltillo plant in Mexico. The company had previously announced it would phase out Ram HD production in Mexico by 2020 and move it to the Warren truck assembly plant. However, Reuters and other […]
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