The United Kingdom car production fell to its lowest level since 1956 in 2022 as output was hit by global shortages of semiconductor chips, figures show. A total of 775,014 cars were built in 2022, down 9.8% from the 859,575 made during the previous year, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said.
Argentina's Defense Minister Jorge Taiana undertook negotiations earlier this week with Brazil for the purchase of 156 Iveco Guarani 6x6 armored vehicles, it was reported. South America's largest country already has 500 units of the same model.
Construction is underway on the second Type 31 frigate being built for the Royal Navy. The first steel has been cut on HMS Active at the Babcock shipyard in Fife, by Defense Minister Alex Chalk.
Brazilian Minister of Ports and Airports, Márcio França, anticipated that the federal government may help fund the construction of a tunnel between Santos and Guarujá, a project that should cost around some three billion Reais equivalent to some US$ 500 million.
Uruguay’s Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo, sent a note with a remark to the Uruguayan ambassador in Buenos Aires, Carlos Enciso, in which he questions the pertinence of his statements in a radio interview. Enciso spoke of a possible drop in Argentine investments if there is a political change in his country's government after the favorable policies in the past few years by President Luis Lacalle Pou.
Uruguay's Ambassador to Buenos Aires Carlos Enciso said in a radio interview that a political change in his country's government would scare away potential Argentine investors after the favorable policies in the past few years by President Luis Lacalle Pou.
Uruguay's state-run oil company Ancap plans to set up a charging station for electric vehicles in Paysandú, right beside the international bridge leading to Colón in the Argentine province of Entre Ríos, in a move to promote sustainable international travel in the near future, according to the website Surtidores citing company Vice President Diego Durand.
Shipbuilders Incat Tasmania has begun construction of what they claim will be the world's largest electric ferry boat. The 130-meter-long unit has been ordered by Buquebús, the company offering passenger services between Buenos Aires and the Uruguayan ports of Colonia and Montevideo through the Río de la Plata. It will have room for 2,100 travelers and 226 vehicles, it was reported.
Uruguayan Defense Minister Javier García explained in an interview with Paysandú's 'El Telégrafo' earlier this week that the new Protector class Coast Guard cutters donated by the United States in November of 2022 were actively patrolling the country's river waterways bordering Argentina.
Francesco Starace, CEO of Italy's Enel, the company owning a majority of Buenos Aires electricity suppliers Edesur, said last week during a convention at the Harvard Business School, that they would be leaving the South American country because it has the most bizarre regulation in the world.