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Taking the smoke out of the chain

2023-03-28T14:01:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Vehicle makers including Daimler Truck, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota are working with logistics providers to clean up the inbound parts logistics supporting ambitious EV production targets


Renault and Bosch reap the benefits of digital investments

2023-03-28T09:47:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this year’s ALSC Europe conference, supply chain and logistics leaders from Renault and Bosch outlined the digital platforms they were using to make the inbound delivery of parts more efficient

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Supply chain needs its own movement in the C-suite

2023-03-27T12:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

There need to be more CEOs with a supply chain and logistics background in the automotive industry according to speakers from Aston Martin and Toyota at this year’s ALSC Europe conference


Carmakers and tier ones need better supply chain alignment

2023-03-27T10:10:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At ALSC Europe this year, Jaguar Land Rover, Plastic Omnium and Kuehne + Nagel tackled the issue of supply chain misalignment between the OEMs and tier one suppliers


No light at the end of the tunnel

2023-03-21T08:53:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Extensive reparations to the German rail network aimed at increasing capacity and efficiency in the long term are causing more immediate disruption for vehicle and parts movements


Tanger Med boosts vehicle throughput and cuts emissions

2023-03-10T12:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tanger Med port in Morocco handled almost 478,600 finished vehicles in 2022, an 11% rise on the previous year. The majority of vehicles were exports from Renault Group and Stellantis.


BLG expands capacity for handling high and heavy cargoes

2023-03-07T13:58:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BLG Logistics is leasing more space at Bremerhaven port in Germany to handle increasing volumes of high and heavy equipment, including rolling construction machinery, tractors and other heavy goods

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FVL Cost Index shows increase across transport modes and compounds

2023-03-07T10:25:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Costs associated with the provision of finished vehicle logistics services in Europe increased by around 54% between January 2019 and September 2022, according to the first of a new cost index series of reports published by the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics and analyst PwC Austria.

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Geodis pilots electric Volvo FE truck for parts deliveries in Australia

2023-03-06T17:19:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics provider Geodis is piloting a project with Volvo Trucks in Australia for the delivery of automotive parts to dealers and services centres


A Russian market close to catastrophe

2023-02-28T13:11:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

One year since Russia invaded Ukraine the consequent sanctions taken by global companies combined with the exodus of European businesses have shattered the manufacturing base

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Nissan uses electric semi-trailers for vehicle deliveries to US

2023-02-24T09:19:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan North America is working with Avant Garde Auto Logistics (Agal) on a project to move vehicles imported through the port of LA on electric semi-trailers, including the Ariya EV


Continental using Toledo distribution centre to speed deliveries in Spain

2023-02-21T13:29:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Continental is using a new distribution centre near Toledo run by logistics provider Groupe CAT to make the delivery of tyres in the region more efficient


Grimaldi buys terminal for vehicle imports through Amsterdam

2023-02-14T12:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Grimaldi has invested in terminal space at the Dutch port of Amsterdam and intends to increase vehicle imports through the port alongside its other freight handling


BMW will make Neue Klasse EV platform in Mexico

2023-02-14T09:36:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

BMW plans to make electric vehicles based at its San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico from 2027 and is building a battery assembly facility 

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Axel Bantel moves to BLG Automobile Logistics

2023-02-06T11:51:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Axel Bantel has taken over a new role at BLG Logistics as managing director of sales in the Automobile division of German logistics provider 


Cofinity-X platform aims to improve supply chain transparency

2023-02-02T12:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The establishment of the Cofinity-X data exchange platform comes at a time when the auto industry is looking for more supply chain transparency to avoid disruption and improve sustainability 


The swing of the post-Covid pendulum

2023-01-31T10:22:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell, Marcus Williams

Dennis Manns, executive vice-president of advisory group North Motors, talks in detail about the lessons learned from the disruption of the last three years and why better communication is crucial

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Grimaldi increases orders for sustainable car carriers

2023-01-26T15:56:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Grimaldi now has build orders for 15 car carrier vessels from Chinese shipyards, each certified to run on ammonia as zero-carbon fuel and each able to carry 9,000 CEUs

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Ro-ro capacity crunch means carmakers are looking for containers

2023-01-24T15:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

A shortage in available ro-ro capacity and an increase in EV shipments from China means carmakers are looking for vehicle containerisation services, such as those offered by CFR Rinkens


Bridgestone tightens its grip on Europe

2023-01-24T14:14:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Bridgestone is supporting tyre distribution in the European region from a new facility in Poznan, Poland, which is being operated by ETA logistika

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