The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) is working with consultants PwC on a freight cost index for vehicle logistics services on road, rail and sea, as well as inland and port compounds
Hyundai Glovis has appointed Kyoo Bok Lee as its new president and CEO, replacing Jung-Hoon Kim. Lee moves from Hyundai Motor Group where he was senior vice-president
Ivan Davila from Nissan discusses the carmaker’s ambitions in efficiency and systems in Mexico, and is joined on a panel by American Axle Manufacturing, Ascent and Wallenius Wilhelmsen to discuss managing logistics bottlenecks and mitigating disruptions.
Clean energy, flexibility, digital mindsets: conference day one in review at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico
Mexico’s recovery depends on stronger logistics and more coordinated government policy to support clean energy, infrastructure, trade and electrification. Editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig assesses the significance after discussions with leaders from Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, American Axle and more.
VW is putting new processes in place to build resilience and flexiblity into production and logistics at its Puebla plant in Mexico after two years of disruption as it looks toward electric vehicle production.
Maersk has opened a logistics facility for handlng electric vehicle batteries and is providing a range of services for carmakers based in central Europe
Speakers at his week’s ALSC Mexico conference said that considering the human factor was essential before investing in expensive digital systems
The head of BLG’s Contract division, Matthias Magnor, has spent the last year reorganising its regional management structure and its target market focus to achieve greater resilience and profitability
Extended vehicle dwell times at the German port of Bremerhaven have maxed out capacity in recent weeks but BLG Logistics is tackling the issue by moving vehicles offsite
Hyundai Mobis will build a $72m integrated parts logistics centre in Gyeongju next year that will use autonomous mobile robots and feature sustainable energy supply
Paul Duncan will replace Cindy Sanborn as executive vice-president and chief operating officer at US rail company Norfolk Southern from January 2023
Grimaldi has ordered five pure car and truck carriers that can run on both lithium battery power and ammonia to reach zero emissions in the transport of finished electric vehicles
Carmakers, tier suppliers and their logistics partners return to the Mexico City in November this year to discuss how the Mexican automotive industry is working to bring opportunity out of disruption
Like other carmakers in Europe, Tesla has been fighting to secure finished vehicle logistics capacity as it ramps up production at its new gigafactory in Berlin, Germany
Getting more women into operational and managerial roles in the automotive logistics industry means tackling some fundamental challenges and raising awareness that opportunities exist
JCB has signed parts logistics contracts with Maersk and Unipart Logistics to support global operations at a time of ”unprecedented growth” and transform the machinery maker’s global supply chain operations
European carmakers are looking to cut costs from the distrubution of their vehicles at a time when capacity is curtailed and digital tools offer alternatives to the traditional way of selling vehicles
At this year’s ECG conference Toyota and VW said the industry cannot survive without longer-term contracts and closer collaboration to improve outbound visibility
The centre outside Milton Keynes will act as a dedicated service hub and spare parts warehouse for Mercedes and fellow Daimler brand Fuso trucks.
The driver shorage and related capacity problems were under discussion at last week’s ECG conference in Vienna, as well as the need to tackle the problem with closer OEM-LSP collaboration