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CFR Rinkens launches first China-Germany blocktrain for Dongfeng

2020-05-18T10:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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

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Preparing for the next phase of the Covid-19 crisis: European vehicle forecast and logistics changes

2020-04-17T11:58:00+01:00By ECG Business Intelligence

Download this report for monthly forecast of European vehicle registration and production, and an analysis of the manufacturing, supply chain and logistics changes required as OEMs begin restarting assembly plants. This report is the latest from ECG Business Intelligence, a collaboration between the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Automotive from Ultima Media

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Brazil’s automotive industry paralysed in the second half of March

2020-04-15T10:57:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Robust growth in Brazil’s automotive market for the first two weeks of March has been sharply undermined by the collapse of the industry in the second two weeks because of coronavirus, according to National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea)…

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

2020-03-20T13:48:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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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Buchner to step down as Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief

2020-03-17T14:58:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

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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Daimler appoints Schäfer as new COO

2020-02-26T10:29:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Markus Schäfer is to take on the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO) at the Daimler group from 1 April…

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Procurement a priority in Mercedes’ sustainability plan

2020-02-04T15:28:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz Cars has launched a pilot project to improve transparency on how much CO2 is emitted in the transport of source materials, starting with recycled cobalt. It will extend the company’s existing use of blockchain technology by tracking climate-relevant gases and other material along battery cell manufacturers’ supply chains

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Daimler India to focus on customised applications for new CVs

2020-02-04T15:24:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Systems for improved fleet management will play an increasingly important role in the BharatBenz trucks and buses built by Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)…

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Lagermax deploys latest Actros in car-carrying fleet

2020-01-23T13:54:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Austrian finished vehicle carrier, Lagermax, has deployed the first new Mercedes-Benz Actros truck for the transport of passenger cars. Transport equipment provider Kässbohrer supplied and fitted the vehicle-carrying trailer. It is the first instance of the new Actros being used as a finished vehicle carrier 

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German domestic car market expands, but exports and output fall

2020-01-14T10:25:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Registrations for new passenger cars in Germany last year grew by 5% year-on-year to 3.607m vehicles…

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Damage control: How technology can assist vehicle inspection

2019-12-19T10:36:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

With approximately 80m new cars being produced globally each year, the automotive industry has a big job to do when it comes to checking the condition of finished vehicles, something that has long relied on human labour…

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Daimler Trucks North America inaugurates tenth PDC

2019-11-26T09:52:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has formally opened its tenth parts distribution centre in Arizona

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Global trade disputes could dim electric vehicle supply chain potential in key markets

2019-10-28T19:43:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison, Christopher Ludwig

Trade uncertainties such as those between the US and China, or the UK and the EU, could put the brakes on growth in the electric vehicle and battery supply chain for some OEMs and countries, despite bullish forecasts for alternative powertrains 

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CATL to supply battery cells to Daimler Trucks & Buses

2019-09-24T14:41:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Chinese battery manufacturer Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) has signed up to providing lithium-ion battery cell modules worldwide to Daimler Trucks & Buses.

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Daimler tests automated trucks on public roads

2019-09-11T13:35:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks and its newly acquired business, Torc Robotics, which specialises in automated driving technology, have moved to the next stage of their autonomous truck trials in the US. The companies announced that they have been trying out automated lorries with Level 4 technology on highways in southwest Virginia, where ...

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Daimler extends electric truck testing in US

2019-09-10T15:02:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Daimler Trucks North America is expanding field tests for its electric-powered trucks. This time the emphasis is on heavy-duty lorries.

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Cuxport on a roll with 2m BMW exports

2019-09-04T08:55:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

German port services provider Cuxport, a joint venture between Rhenus Group and HHLA Container Terminals, exported its two millionth BMW to the UK last week. The company is looking ahead to build on that and other intercontinental trade, and while Brexit uncertainty is a challenge, Rhenus’ management believes that Cuxhaven ...

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DICV exports 25,000th truck from Oragadam plant

2019-08-20T11:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has exported its 25,000th truck from the Oragadam plant near Chennai and increased exports to more than 7,000 in 2018, an increase of 8% on the previous year 

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Data and the digitisation of the supply chain

2019-07-16T15:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The automotive industry is being transformed by new vehicle technology, but operational processes are also undergoing profound changes driven by unprecedented levels of data

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BharatBenz expands aftermarket network in India

2019-06-26T14:02:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) is supporting aftermarket services for the BharatBenz division with the inauguration this month of its first parts distribution and service centre in Coimbature, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The facility has been set up with Prabal Trucking and is part of BharatBenz’s network ...

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