The latest logistics developments at Mercedes-Benz cars and vans.


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EVs “in good condition” after Fremantle Highway ro-ro fire

2023-08-22T12:00:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The Fremantle Highway ro-ro vessel caught fire at the end of July, killing one person and injuring several others. 

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Register: Balancing Sustainability, Resilience, and Profitability in the Automotive Supply Chain

2023-08-21T11:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

This livestream with Mercedes-Benz explores how supply chain stakeholders can use machine learning to develop a more resilient, sustainable logistics network.

Aston Martin is set to create an ulta-luxury high-performance range of EVs by 2030

Aston Martin partners with EV specialist Lucid for battery systems

2023-06-29T13:41:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The potential agreement would allow Aston Martin to use Lucid’s EV technology in exchange for shares and cash. 

Rory Hepner, Mercedes-Benz USA on the FVL red sofa

Mercedes Benz: People are our most critical asset in vehicle logistics

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Rory Hepner points to the partnerships and human capital that will help the Mercedes-Benz USA meet its ambitions for service and electrification.

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The FVL party has started: capacity, ETA, standards and network changes

2023-05-15T22:19:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Halfway through this year’s conference on the sidelines of the evening reception, Christopher Ludwig sums up the highlights so far.

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Shared standards for an electric future

2023-05-11T15:27:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s FVL North America conference in California, carmakers and their logistics providers discussed how greater collaboration was needed across the sector to establish shared safety and charging standards in the distribution of EVs

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US Senate investigates forced labour in auto supply chain

2023-04-11T07:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The US Senate Committee on Finance is questioning car manufacturers and suppliers about the suspected use of forced labour by tier suppliers based in Xinjiang, China


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

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Mercedes-Benz breaks ground on battery recycling plant in Kuppenheim

2023-03-14T14:48:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz has celebrated the start of work on a lithium battery recycling plant in Germany that will recover 96% of materials, helping to produce 50,000 battery modules a year


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 

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Merc Trucks to open global service parts centre in Halberstadt

2023-01-30T14:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is working on a Global Parts Center in Germany that will supply global dealers with service parts from 2026


Mercedes-Benz Vans and Rivian pause production plans in Europe

2022-12-13T14:24:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

Rivian is putting its production plans with Mercedes-Benz Vans on hold to focus on producing its R1T and R1S vehicles 

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The fast track to problem-solving at FVL North America

2022-12-01T12:39:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts in finished vehicle logistics are meeting in California next May to share ideas on managing capacity constraints, labour shortages and the transition to EV logistics 


Mercedes-Benz Trucks takes emissions out of deliveries in Germany

2022-11-25T13:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is aiming to convert all inbound truck deliveries to its Wörth assembly plant to electric vehicles by the end of 2026, including its own fleet and those of its freight forwarders

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Strategies for a sustainable US auto sector

2022-11-01T15:16:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Cleaning up the finished vehicle is a priority for meeting climate targets and that includes cleaning up the supply chain and logistics supporting localised production of EVs, which is what the Inflation Reduction Act aims to do


Russia pins hopes on electric future as carmakers continue exodus

2022-10-31T17:18:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

As foreign carmakers continue to cut ties with Russia the country is finding it hard to secure parts for nationalised production and is now looking at EV investment as a strategy to rebuild


Carmakers look to restructure European dealer network

2022-10-24T15:50:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

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

Mercedes Benz Trucks Milton Keynes service hub and distribution centre

Mercedes-Benz Trucks partners with XPO to open UK distribution hub

2022-10-24T09:00:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

The centre outside Milton Keynes will act as a dedicated service hub and spare parts warehouse for Mercedes and fellow Daimler brand Fuso trucks.

Mercedes Microsoft MO360 data platform launch

Mercedes to use Microsoft data platform to streamline supply chain

2022-10-14T16:11:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

The MO360 Data Platform will connect Mercedes’ plants worldwide to better predict supply chain demands and solve logistics bottlenecks quickly

Canadian government representatives, including prime minister Justin Trudeau, sign an agreement for lithium supply with VW Group CEO Herbert Diess

Mercedes-Benz and VW choose Canadian lithium supply for German gigafactories

2022-08-30T10:57:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Mercedes-Benz and VW Group have signed agreements to secure lithium supply from Canada for future battery and EV production in Europe

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