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    Berganus takes on COO role at Imperial Logistics International

    2020-04-01T09:09:00Z

    Robert Berganus (pictured) has joined transport service provider Imperial Logistics International in the newly created post of chief operating officer (COO) for contract logistics, with effect from April 1…

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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Ford brings in ‘no touch’ servicing during coronavirus outbreak

    2020-03-31T14:09:00Z

    Cars and vans are now being thoroughly sanitised before being returned to customers in Europe after repairs and servicing, says Ford…

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    Geodis enlisted in France’s fight against coronavirus

    2020-03-31T13:42:00Z

     Global automotive sector transport service provider Geodis has delivered the first masks to France to help combat Covid-19…

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    BMW to expand blockchain applications for parts purchasing

    2020-03-31T10:41:00Z

    BMW has announced it will expand the use of blockchain technology for the purchasing of components this year. Blockchain creates a distributed electronic ledger that allows parties involved in often complex supply chains to view, share and update critical documents such as bills of lading, invoices, terms and agreements relating to a particular shipment or transaction…

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    Watch Livestream: Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Automotive Supply Chain March Update

    2020-03-27T15:14:00Z

    Presented by Automotive from Ultima Media, hear from our analysts as they share insight on how the coronavirus crisis will impact global vehicle sales and what it will mean for automotive manufacturing and logistics.

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    Global vehicle demand forecast 2020-2030: The drastic impact of the coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-26T10:27:00Z

    Download our full report and analysis on the devastating impact of the coronavirus crisis on global vehicle demand across major regions. Our forecast includes assessments according to best case, base case and worst case scenarios across North America, Europe, China, Japan, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. ...

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    Coronavirus takes its toll on maritime sector

    2020-03-25T09:48:00Z

    Ro-ro operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is to reduce its fleet of around 125 vessels by up to 15 in wake of car plants closing down, automotive supply chains being interrupted and coronavirus-related disruption to normal business activity looking set to continue for months…

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    Mazda curbs production during coronavirus crisis

    2020-03-24T16:32:00Z

    Mazda is suspending output in Japan, Mexico and Thailand, because of difficulties procuring parts, plummeting sales and uncertainty of future sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic..

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    Siem Car Carriers using LNG vessels for VW volumes

    2020-03-24T15:16:00Z

    Vessel leasing company Seven Yield has delivered LNG-powered car carrier Siem Confucius to affiliated company Siem Car Carriers. Sister ship Siem Aristotle will follow…

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

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    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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    Marsh to take up manufacturing and supply chain role at Nissan NA

    2020-03-18T10:42:00Z

    Following the departure of Heath Holz from Nissan North America, the carmaker has announced that Steve Marsh (pictured) is replacing him as senior vice president, manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing..

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    Coronavirus latest: plant closures spread across Europe

    2020-03-18T10:01:00Z

    Temporary car plant closures are spreading across Europe this week as the escalation of coronavirus in the region disrupts the automotive supply chain and hits sales…

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    VW employs AR to improve lineside logistics at Chattanooga

    2020-03-17T16:03:00Z

    Engineers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga factory are using specially developed augmented reality (AR) goggles to help spot potential problems with new production lines they are designing for the next set of vehicles at the Tennessee plant…

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    Buchner to step down as Mercedes-Benz Trucks chief

    2020-03-17T14:58:00Z

    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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    Renault revs up logistics drive through F1

    2020-03-17T14:27:00Z

    Renault Sport Racing is partnering with global logistical provider DP World with an eye on mutually increasing supply chain efficiency and mitigating the environmental impact of their operations…

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    Volvo shifting more outbound volumes to rail

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    As part of its climate action plan announced in October last year, Volvo Cars is moving more finished vehicle transport to rail from truck, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations.

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    Reaching for the stars: how Galileo’s satellites could help automotive logistics

    2020-03-16T10:27:00Z

    Since launching its first test navigation satellite in 2005, the European Space Agency (ESA) has steadily built up the Galileo global positioning network and today operates 22 satellites. With four further launches due in 2020, the Galileo network is set to become the first fully operational high-accuracy global navigation satellite system (GNSS) – heralding a new era of precision navigation and, for the automotive industry, bringing opportunities for improved vehicle logistics.

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    Russia: still supporting exports

    2020-03-09T17:46:00Z

    As its domestic market stagnates, Russia is continuing to seek growth abroad and is subsidising the export of vehicles and parts – at a cost of more than $60m a year. The  government is seemingly succeeding in its ambition of turning the country into a fully fledged automotive exporter, as its official target is to establish exports of at least 240,000 vehicles per year by 2025 – ideally up to 400,000 – and recent growth in this segment suggests that these figures could be within reach.

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    6 questions in 60 seconds…with Sue Slaughter

    2020-03-09T09:39:00Z

    Sue Slaughter, purchasing director global material cost, supply chain sustainability and diversity, Ford Europe, talks manufacturing, mobility and why Extinction Rebellion is making an impact