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    Yamaha sets up autonomous vehicle JV with Tier IV in Japan

    2020-04-01T09:32:00Z

     Yamaha Motor has started trials using autonomous vehicles to move parts to assembly lines at its Hamakita production plant in Hamamatsu…

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Amy Paulsen

    2020-04-01T08:29:00Z

    Amy Paulsen joined electric vehicle start-up Rivian in May 2018, after previous tenures at Tesla and Byton. Her role there encompasses global logistics operations, trade compliance and development of transportation and trade IT architecture. Amy, who has studied maritime and international law as well as business administration in the US, Austria and Denmark, is an expert in logistics operations and sourcing,..

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    Stronger connections for a competitive future

    2020-04-01T07:13:00Z

    Capacity constraints have tested the resourcefulness of Haropa ports, which oversees activity at the sea port of Le Havre, and the inland ports of Rouen and Paris, but the company is responding with investment, redevelopment and the application of smart technology 

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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Ford brings in ‘no touch’ servicing during coronavirus outbreak

    2020-03-31T14:09:00Z

    Cars and vans are now being thoroughly sanitised before being returned to customers in Europe after repairs and servicing, says Ford…

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    BMW to expand blockchain applications for parts purchasing

    2020-03-31T10:41:00Z

    BMW has announced it will expand the use of blockchain technology for the purchasing of components this year. Blockchain creates a distributed electronic ledger that allows parties involved in often complex supply chains to view, share and update critical documents such as bills of lading, invoices, terms and agreements relating to a particular shipment or transaction…

  • Karl-Friedrich Koch, BMW Mexico
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    Listen: Presentation by Karl-Friedrich Koch, BMW Mexico

    2020-03-27T20:34:00Z

    Since 2015, Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president, production control, BMW Mexico, has played a fundamental role in the OEM’s project to develop its first Mexican car factory. At the Automotive Logistics Mexico 2020 conference, he provided delegates with an insight into the launch and ramp-up process, which kicked off in 2019. ...

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    Watch Livestream: Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Automotive Supply Chain March Update

    2020-03-27T15:14:00Z

    Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.

  • Global vehicle demand coronavirus forecast
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    Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-26T10:27:00Z

    Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. ...

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    Mahle opens test centre for EV batteries

    2020-03-25T11:27:00Z

    Engineering services company Mahle Powertrain has opened a new test base for electric vehicle (EV) battery modules at its technical centre in Northampton, UK…

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    Car dealers turn to online sales and servicing

    2020-03-25T10:10:00Z

    Vehicle sales around the world are being badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with end-users either prevented from visiting dealerships by closure or quarantine, or at best fearful of doing so. However, servicing vehicles remains a priority and carmakers and their affiliated dealers are embracing digital technology to ensure aftermarket services…

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    Coronavirus takes its toll on maritime sector

    2020-03-25T09:48:00Z

    Ro-ro operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is to reduce its fleet of around 125 vessels by up to 15 in wake of car plants closing down, automotive supply chains being interrupted and coronavirus-related disruption to normal business activity looking set to continue for months…

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    Mazda curbs production during coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-24T16:32:00Z

    Mazda is suspending output in Japan, Mexico and Thailand, because of difficulties procuring parts, plummeting sales and uncertainty of future sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic..

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    Siem Car Carriers using LNG vessels for VW volumes

    2020-03-24T15:16:00Z

    Vessel leasing company Seven Yield has delivered LNG-powered car carrier Siem Confucius to affiliated company Siem Car Carriers. Sister ship Siem Aristotle will follow…

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Kristin Decas

    2020-03-23T10:23:00Z

    Kristin Decas, CEO/port director, Port of Hueneme, talks, boxing, chocolate and why it’s important to be a sponge

  • Auto plant closures
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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    Russian car industry caught between coronavirus and currency fluctuations

    2020-03-20T10:02:00Z

    Automotive plants in Russia are reported to be running out of components as supply shortages caused by the coronavirus continue out of China and South Korea, and disruption spreads across Europe. At the same time the Russian ruble has hit a four-year low against the US dollar, which is taking its toll on production costs

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    Marsh to take up manufacturing and supply chain role at Nissan NA

    2020-03-18T10:42:00Z

    Following the departure of Heath Holz from Nissan North America, the carmaker has announced that Steve Marsh (pictured) is replacing him as senior vice president, manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing..

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    Coronavirus latest: plant closures spread across Europe

    2020-03-18T10:01:00Z

    Temporary car plant closures are spreading across Europe this week as the escalation of coronavirus in the region disrupts the automotive supply chain and hits sales…

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    VW employs AR to improve lineside logistics at Chattanooga

    2020-03-17T16:03:00Z

    Engineers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory are using specially developed augmented reality (AR) goggles to help spot potential problems with new production lines they are designing for the next set of vehicles at the Tennessee plant…