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    North American vehicle ports: versatile through the year of the virus

    2021-07-27T15:25:00Z

    Regional closures and varying rates of recovery have seen a slight shift in the records of throughput at North America’s main vehicle handling ports, most notably with the Mexican port of Veracruz losing ground to Baltimore for the first time in six years.

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    AL FVL Summer 2021 Digital Edition – Gearing up the supply chain for sustainable growth

    2021-07-23T16:23:00Z

    The summer digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics magazine is out now features interviews with Ford and VW, as well as an overview of activity at the North American vehicle handling ports

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    Low vehicle inventory pushes up prices in US

    2021-07-01T15:29:00Z

    Carmakers are fighting hard to meet strong demand for their vehicles in the US because of production shortfalls, meaning inventory is at its lowest point for ten years and average transaction prices are rising

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    Data key to collaboration in an era of disruption

    2021-06-28T12:25:00Z

    Nissan is already out in front when it comes to the digital transformation of the outbound supply chain and improving communication with logistics partners to make the delivery of vehicle more efficient in the face of increasingly frequent disruption

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    Clepa calls for EU strategy to tackle semiconductor shortage

    2021-06-21T09:55:00Z

    The shortage in the supply of semiconductors has delayed the production of 500,000 vehicles globally and will continue to affect the automotive industry into 2022, according to the The European Association of Automotive Suppliers (Clepa)

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    Smart tools for sustainable logistics at Hellmann

    2021-06-17T13:29:00Z

    Monika Thielemann-Hald joined Hellmann Worldwide Logistics just as Covid started disrupting manufacturing for east to west. But as global head of automotive logistics she has helped steer the company through the crisis with the right mix of teamwork and smart technology

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    Unipart Logistics to run JLR aftermarket parts facility in UK

    2021-06-14T09:13:00Z

    Unipart Logistics is building on the services it provides for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in the UK with the signing of a new five-year contrarct to run the carmaker’s global parts logistics centre in Appleby Magna in the UK Midlands

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    Strong sales and chip shortage squeeze US vehicle inventory

    2021-05-17T16:38:00Z

    US vehicle inventory is down 37%, to 2.24m units compared to the same period to the end of April in 2020, according to analyst firm Cox Automotive.

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    VW Group reports strong Q1 but chip shortage will damage Q2

    2021-05-11T10:25:00Z

    In its first quarter results for 2021 VW Group has reported a 21.2% increase in global vehicle deliveries on the same period last year, reaching 2.4m passenger and commercial units.

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    Stronger partnerships will drive a more sustainable car sector

    2021-05-04T11:52:00Z

    Overcoming the disruptions caused to the automotive industry over the last 12 months by the Covid pandemic has revealed the importance of long-term partnerships between OEMs, and their parts and logistics suppliers. What is more, at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference, carmakers talked about how important those long-term partnerships are going to be if the industry is to clean up its act and become more sustainable.

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    Real-time visibility platforms keep automotive supply chains moving

    2021-04-27T14:50:00Z

    The global automotive market is competitive and volatile, and manufacturers and OEMs were already under pressure thanks to new market challengers such as Tesla, and consumer preferences shifting towards electric vehicles (EVs).

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    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    Greater cross-sector dialogue needed to solve chip crisis

    2021-04-27T10:16:00Z

    The current global shortage in the supply of computer chips to the automotive industry is causing significant disruption to production and looks likely to continue into next year. There are signs though that the current crisis could lead to new forms of partnership between the automotive and semiconductor industries, and a move away from the rigid hierarchy of the traditional automotive supply chain. That promises to lead to a more secure relationship for the future.

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    Watch: Transforming the European supply chain the Toyota way

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Toyota Motor Europe’s VP of supply chain, Leon van der Merve, explains how the carmaker plans to reduce logistics emissions and how he wants to modernise just-in-time to be even leaner wherever possible.

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    Watch: Preparing for a 99.99% chance of supply chain disruption

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Disruptions in the automotive supply chain are a near certainty but nonetheless near impossible to pinpoint. Supply chain experts from automotive supplier Hella, tracking provider Wakeo and emergency freight provider CNW discuss the best ways to minimise risk.

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    Brazil deliveries hit by Q1 decline but exports are a silver lining

    2021-04-19T16:20:00Z

    Domestic Brazilian vehicle sales stood at 527,900 for the first quarter of this year, a decline of 5.4% on the same period in 2020 but down 23% on the previous quarter (Q4 2020), according to the National Association of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (ANFAVEA).

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    DHL Supply Chain report looks at automotive challenges ahead

    2021-04-12T11:59:00Z

    Contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has published a report that shows how the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic will create and speed up certain trends in the automotive industry but arrest others.

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen puts more vessels back into service

    2021-04-05T15:33:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen will reactivate the last three of the ro-ro vessels it placed in cold layup in the second quarter of last year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit finished vehicle volumes.

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    A stronger supply chain since Fukushima

    2021-03-22T14:40:00Z

    In the ten years since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese region of Tohoku, carmakers disrupted by the disaster have been working on mitigation strategies to better prepare and respond to the next supply chain threat. Marcus Williams talks to Mazda, Nissan and Toyota about what has been achieved over the last decade

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    Carmakers forced to extend shutdowns because of microchip shortage

    2021-03-09T10:31:00Z

    Ford and GM have been forced to extend assembly plant closures because of a shortage in the supply of semiconductors, a problem that continues to disrupt vehicle production globally.