In response to congestion and delays on the US rail freight network the government is proposing legislation that will give the Surface Transportation Board greater powers of control
Port workers at the he UK’s biggest container port at Felixstowe have voted to take strike action this month, which could worsen disruption to the inbound logistics supporting vehicle production in the country
Matt Pohlman is taking over from J Scot Sharland has head of the the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) and will continue his work to help drive out cost and complexity from the automotive supply chain
Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.
Vehicle assembly has resumed in Ukraine and sales show signs of recovery but the ongoing Russian hostilities in the country continue to threaten production and supply, with the production of key materials and components severely constrained.
The EU and German government will part-fund expansion of semiconductor manufacturing which the bloc has identified as an area of strategic importance.
The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment has released an updated guidance document on sustainable packaging for automotive manufacturing operations
Ceva Logistics is now providing contract logistics for transmission production at VW Group Argentina’s facility in Córdoba
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is working with terminal operator FAPS and stevedore Ports America to unload crated auto parts from ro-ro vessels also delivering finished vehicles
Tier one systems supplier Brose has appointed Stefan Krug as executive vice-president of operations, overseeing plant operations, factory planning, production technology, quality control and logistics
Nissan North America is now using software from Agillence to manage its inbound and aftersales parts logistics, which promises to reduce planning cycle times and help find cost-savings
European carmakers have increased the amount of palladium they import from Russia amidst threats that supplies could be further restricted and that the metal will only be sold in roubles
There needs to be greater coordination between the automotive and electronics industries to avoid future shortages in supply, say experts from Bolloré, DB Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel, along with analysts of the semiconductor sector.
EV charging infrastrcuture company Flo is building a $3m production factory in Michigan that will make Level 2 stations and DC fast chargers
Skoda is working with suppliers including PEKM Kabeltechnik to set up alternative production sites for cable harnesses outside Ukraine in an attempt to solve supply bottlenecks caused by the ongoing war
As part of wider changes to executive roles at Stellantis, Marlo Vitous is taking over as vice-president of purchasing and supply chain for the North America region
Toyota has had to revise its production plans globally for June becasue of restrictions on parts shipments from Shanghai caused by the Covid lockdown there
Disastrous flooding in KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa has badly affected the country’s automotive industry with logistics routes knocked out and damage to the port of Durban. Toyota’s plant in Prospecton has also been closed down
BMW, Tesla and Volkswagen Group are among the vehicle makers taking a vertical approach to integration as a means to secure supply of crucial components in the face of continued disruption
The global container shipping industry is in a state of disarray that has set it back 50 years in terms of transit and arrival times but there are contingencies that can be taken, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants