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    First Polestar 2 vehicles delivered through Zeebrugge

    2020-07-06T15:23:00Z

    The first European deliveries of the Polestar 2 performance electric vehicle (EV) landed at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium last week…

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    cargo-partner makes room for automotive parts in Slovakia

    2020-06-29T12:19:00Z

    Logistics and transport provider cargo-partner has added capacity to its Dunajská Streda warehouse in Slovakia to improve services for one of two automotive customers served out of the facility…

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    Xpeng Motors starts distributing P7 performance EV in China

    2020-06-29T11:43:00Z

    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng Motors has started distributing its Xpeng P7 high performance sports sedan this week to dealers across the country…

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    Gefco makes spot blocktrain shipment of car parts from China to France

    2020-06-18T15:04:00Z

    Gefco has revealed this week that it moved 500 tons of automotive spare parts from China to France in the midst of the coronavirus lockdown on a dedicated blocktrain out of Wuhan…

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    Permanent change and prospects for logistics post-Covid

    2020-06-15T11:55:00Z

    Having battled to cope with sudden disruptions to the automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic, logistics providers are now looking at the more permanent changes to the sector that the continued threat of the virus poses…

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    No V-shaped recovery for automotive industry

    2020-06-01T14:11:00Z

    Automotive analyst Daniel Harrison predicts the Covid-19 crisis will cause a global decline in vehicle sales this year of around 14m units, including both passenger and commercial vehicles, down 15.4% from last year…

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    CFR Rinkens launches first China-Germany blocktrain for Dongfeng

    2020-05-18T10:35:00Z

    Freight forwarder CFR Rinkens has made its first westbound rail shipment of containerised vehicles between China and Germany..

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    Changjiu moves Volvo S90 through Suifenhe Railway Port

    2020-05-13T08:17:00Z

    Chinese logistics provider Changjiu Logistics has recently added an alternative rail entry point between China and Russia for Europe-bound shipments of Volvo’s S90 passenger car, which is made at the carmaker’s plant in Daqing…

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    Battery consortiums and regional supply lie ahead for EV production

    2020-05-08T12:45:00Z

    Fisker is working on the release of the fully electric Fisker Ocean SUV for release in 2022. The development of battery supply chain since the company was founded, including the emergence of consortiums for battery purchasing, has put the company is a strong competitive position to challenge the bigger players. Volume forecasts have been too unreliable for lithium-ion battery supply chains to develop outside China and Korea so far, and cumulative sales will have to pass 10m before they do so, something Henrik Fisker believes will happen between 2022 and 2023

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    Coronavirus pandemic could force supplier consolidation

    2020-05-04T11:14:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic will exact a heavy toll on automotive manufacturers and suppliers, who will face mounting financial losses and growing debt. Some may not survive, at least in their current form or without further government bailouts. Such financial fallout, and the need for companies to reduce costs and consolidate investments, could prompt more consolidation at all levels of the automotive industry in the coming years.

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    Maersk offers weekly rail service from China to Turkey

    2020-05-04T09:54:00Z

    Maersk has set up a weekly rail service running between Turkey and China which it said stands to benefit the automotive and industrial sectors..

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    Start-stop production part of the new normal for OEMs

    2020-05-04T09:36:00Z

    Carmakers are potentially hostage to a halting series of restarts as the automotive industry tries to gradually restart production across Europe in regions seeing a lowering of coronavirus infections. During last week’s Livestream event from Ultima Media Matteo Fini, executive director, automotive supply chain and technology, at market analyst IHS Markit said start and stop operations, such as Kia has recently experienced, are definitely part of the new normal

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    Decisive action needed for realignment of India’s supply chain

    2020-05-03T15:21:00Z

    There are opportunities to be had for automotive companies that survive the coronavirus pandemic. However, those companies need to take decisive action on restarting, reshaping and reimagining a supply chain that will change quite significantly and is likely to be characterised by greater localisation…

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    Germany allows car dealerships to reopen as assembly restarts

    2020-04-21T10:08:00Z

     German car dealerships have been given the go-ahead to reopen by the federal government as carmakers across the country restart production. The actual timing for reopening of the dealerships will be determined by individual states…

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    Carmakers need to get cross-functional after coronavirus pandemic

    2020-04-15T08:43:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has swept the world and closed car plants from east to west. Production has begun again in China, where the virus originated, and that recovery is also likely to sweep the globe in the coming months…

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    Gefco uses air charter for parts shipments from China to France

    2020-04-08T13:18:00Z

    Gefco has transported 750 tons of key automotive spare parts from China to France using eight chartered flights…

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    Logistics leadership changes at Volvo Cars

    2020-04-08T09:53:00Z

    Chris Godfrey has been appointed the new head of global outbound logistics at Volvo Cars…

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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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    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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    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..