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Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports

2022-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North America’s main vehicle-handling ports are preparing for a return in volumes as production stabilises and have built in more sustainable ways to process them

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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AL FVL summer 2022 digital edition – Boxing clever in the wake of chaos

2022-07-19T11:12:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of ALFVL magazine is out now and features interviews with top executives at BMW and SAIC VW as well as insights into North American vehicle ports, Europe-China rail and greater collaboration between the automotive and semiconductor sectors


Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford

2022-07-18T10:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Frederiek Toney, vice-president of the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), is leaving the company later this year after a career stretching 22 years. Dave Bozeman will take over from him


Suppliers Partnership releases updated guidance for automotive packaging

2022-07-14T13:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment has released an updated guidance document on sustainable packaging for automotive manufacturing operations

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Jacksonville port invests ahead of volume rebound

2022-07-04T11:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Production volatility in the automotive industry means volumes are down at the US port of Jacksonville but with a rebound around the corner the port authority is working with terminal operators to upgrade its facilities


Slowing down for sustainability means sacrificing capacity

2022-06-29T10:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers already struggling to find outbound capacity could face further cuts because of stringent sustainability regulations affecting road and ocean transport, as discussed at this years FVL North America conference

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Watch FVL highlights: ETA, capacity, driver shortages and collaboration

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig summarises key takeaways from FVL North America, where vehicle ETA, capacity and costs were major concerns, but so were finding practical ways to work together.

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FLO electrifies Michigan with charger plant

2022-06-20T13:25:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

EV charging infrastrcuture company Flo is building a $3m production factory in Michigan that will make Level 2 stations and DC fast chargers

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Watch: Getting the network back in gear

2022-06-16T13:40:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Logistics executives from Ford, United Road and Kansas City Southern discuss how to help service recover across road and rail.

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Outbound sector needs accurate deliveries in the nick of time

2022-06-09T22:23:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference in Huntington Beach, California, carmakers including Ford, Kia, Nissan, Toyota and VW discussed the urgent issue of low inventory and how important visibility in delivery was for more accurate ETAs


Ford signs up DHL for fleet services

2022-04-29T11:13:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has signed a contract with DHL for the provision of logistics services for customers of its joint venture Ford Fleet Management offering


Ford looks for more sustainability through Catena-X and RSCI initiatives

2022-04-25T16:35:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is looking to improve the sustainablity of its supply chain and drive in more efficiency in dealing with disruption in its membership of both Catena-X Automotive network and he Responsible Supply Chain Initiative 

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Ford signs deal for clean lithium supply from Lake Resources

2022-04-12T12:06:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Ford has signed an agreement with Lake Resources for the supply of highly pure lithium from Argentina with which to build its EV batteries


Ford appoints Jonathan Jennings vice-president of supply chain

2022-03-22T10:53:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Jennings moves from his role as vice-president of the Global Commodity Purchasing and Supplier Technical Assistance division


Ford looks at India as export production hub for EVs

2022-02-25T13:00:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford is considering making a U-turn on its decision to pull manufacturing out of India and looking at EV production for exports following a successful application for support through India’s Champion OEM Incentive Scheme


Ford says Lincoln is among the fastest-growing luxury brands in China

2022-01-18T10:03:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Deliveries of the luxury Lincoln brand in China passed 91,000 in 2021 meaning Ford sold more in China than it did in the US for the first time

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Sallaum Lines adds BMW and Ford volumes to global shipments

2021-12-16T17:29:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Sallaum Lines is taking on new business with BMW and Ford shipments from South Africa to Europe

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Optimise to thrive: how Ford, Carter Logistics and Ryder are redefining freight networks

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Leaders from the North American automotive logistics market share insights, including on Ford’s service parts and customer service network, as well as lead logistics provider strategies from Ryder and Carter.

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Ford to build battery and assembly plants in Kentucky and Tennessee for massive acceleration of EV output

2021-09-28T12:12:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Together with South Korean battery maker SK Innovation (SKI), Ford is investing $11.4 billion on new plants, which aim to significantly increase regional battery supply and production capacity.

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