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    Finding the space in a crisis with two speeds

    2020-04-01T13:28:00Z

    Jochen Freese, chief commercial officer (CCO) at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, says that the automotive supply chain is not built for large numbers of huge warehouses in which to stock inbound parts, but it is a problem the industry is having to deal with in the face of a global production shutdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic

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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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    Onnen-Lübben oversees Mosolf’s expansion at Wilhelmshaven

    2020-04-01T09:25:00Z

    German logistics provider Mosolf has appointed Inke Onnen-Lübben (pictured) as manager of operations at its facility in the Jade-Weser-Port complex in Wilhelmshaven, Germany…

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    Berganus takes on COO role at Imperial Logistics International

    2020-04-01T09:09:00Z

    Robert Berganus (pictured) has joined transport service provider Imperial Logistics International in the newly created post of chief operating officer (COO) for contract logistics, with effect from April 1…

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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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    Geodis enlisted in France’s fight against coronavirus

    2020-03-31T13:42:00Z

     Global automotive sector transport service provider Geodis has delivered the first masks to France to help combat Covid-19…

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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…

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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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    VW Autoeuropa to import gearboxes through port of Sines

    2020-03-25T09:59:00Z

    Volkswagen is to start shipping gearboxes made at its components plant in Córdoba, Argentina, to its Autoeuropa assembly plant in Portugal. Containers are being shipped from the Argentine port of Buenos Aries to the Portuguese port of Sines for onward shipment by road to the plant in Palmela

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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

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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…

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    Buchner to step down as Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief

    2020-03-17T14:58:00Z

    Stefan Buchner (pictured) is to end his management board membership at Daimler Truck and role as the head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks on September 30…

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    Renault revs up logistics drive through F1

    2020-03-17T14:27:00Z

    Renault Sport Racing is partnering with global logistical provider DP World with an eye on mutually increasing supply chain efficiency and mitigating the environmental impact of their operations…