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    OEM cooperation has the potential to reduce empty rail miles, says Glovis

    2020-09-22T17:16:00Z

    Carmakers need to collaborate on shared rail wagon loads to reduce empty rail miles where feasible and technology provides the means to make the most of existing capacity according to speakers at last week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain conference

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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    Meeting increasing demand for EVs in Europe depends on better battery supply

    2020-09-07T12:39:00Z

    Carmakers are investing colossal sums of money into low and zero-emission powertrain technologies. Even before the coronavirus crisis infected the finances of most manufacturers the survival of many of them hinged upon a return on investment and a successful transition to electrification over the coming years. 

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    Gefco secures contract with RNM Alliance in France and Netherlands

    2020-09-03T15:50:00Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has signed a new three-year contract with French logistics provider Gefco for the multimodal movement of finished vehicles in France and the Netherlands

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    AL FVL Summer 2020

    Collaboration between the automotive, logistics and the tech sectors is growing by the day, with the coronavirus crisis accelerating digitalisation across the supply chain. Our latest digital edition explores systems standards and tech innovations, including new communication protocols for vehicle logistics in Europe, and a range of new supply chain technology at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Audi México, VW Zwickau, Seat Martorell and Renault F-1. 

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    The logistics driving Renault Formula 1

    2020-08-13T11:48:00Z

    The world’s F1 series evokes an image of speed, precision and prestigious podium finishes. However, behind the scenes is a labyrinthine logistics effort. Victoria Johns finds out more from the team keeping Renault on track

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    Ford secures loan to build on engine exports from UK

    2020-08-10T12:58:00Z

    Ford has received a £500m ($648m) guarantee from UK Export Finance (UKEF) to help it maintain exports of engines and transmissions from the UK. The guarantee, which was given in July, is part of a planned £625m loan facility from commercial banks using its Export Development Guarantee…

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    VW will stay with Amports at Jaxport

    2020-08-10T11:20:00Z

    Volkswagen has extended its vehicle handling contract with the US east coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for three years and will continue to work with terminal operator Amports…

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    RNM Alliance extends contract with Groupe Cat in France and Belgium

    2020-08-10T11:07:00Z

    The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance has extended its contract with Groupe Cat for the distribution of vehicles in France and Belgium. The new three-year contract will see around 350,000 vehicles delivered per year, including across international borders…

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    Mercedes-Benz celebrates 30 years at Germersheim with high-tech warehouse

    2020-08-04T10:38:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz has invested €100m ($84m) in a new warehousing complex at its global spare parts logistics centre in Germersheim, Germany, which handles aftermarket parts for Mercedes-Benz, smart and Fuso vehicles…

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    First Aiways U5 imports arrive through AutoTerminal Bremerhaven

    2020-08-03T11:19:00Z

    BLG Logistics has taken its first shipment of electric vehicles imported to Europe by the Chinese start-up carmaker Aiways…

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    VW Poznań will start full production in September with improved logistics

    2020-08-03T10:41:00Z

    Following two years of expansion work worth €400m ($463m), Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle (LCV) plant in Poznań, Poland is almost ready to start full production of the new mark 5 Caddy van…

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    Audi using drone to locate vehicles at Neckarsulm

    2020-08-03T10:24:00Z

    In the latest example of Industry 4.0 technology being used across the VW Group for logistics applications, Audi is conducting a drone pilot project to more efficiently locate vehicles for dispatch at its Neckarsulm assembly plant in Germany…

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    Mexico rail blockade impacting Ford operations

    2020-07-27T14:20:00Z

    A rail blockade in the Mexican border state of Sonora is affecting operations at Ford’s Hermosillo stamping and assembly plant, as well as hitting imports and exports to and from the United States, according to the carmaker. Members of the local Yaqui indigenous community, who are demanding th

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    Sanjeev replaces Bose as head of Ford Global Centre of Excellence

    2020-07-27T14:16:00Z

    Amlan Bose, vice-president of Ford’s Global Centre of Excellence, overseeing inbound logistics, supply chain, customs and compliance, digitalisation and automation at Ford’s International Markets Group (pictured), is leaving the carmaker after a tenure of more than 20 years…

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    Better communication remains key for VW Group’s global logistics post-Covid

    2020-07-27T13:09:00Z

    Good communication and operational transparency helped Volkswagen react quickly to the impact of the coronavirus on its global operations. Concurrently, collaborative support from its logistics providers has helped it restart operations, with improvements to the flow of inbound materials

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    INEOS in discussions with Daimler to produce Grenadier in Hambach

    2020-07-27T13:01:00Z

    British start-up INEOS Automotive may be making its new 4x4 vehicle in France instead of South Wales after German OEM Daimler announced it wanted to sell its Hambach factory in France. Head of supply chain management at INEOS, Marko Weisshaar (pictured), spoke about the possibility of a French connection during last week’s Livestream Hour

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Season Finale Part 1: Global logistics lessons with the Volkswagen Group

    2020-07-23T22:54:00Z

    As part of our finale for this season’s Livestream Hour, watch this exclusive interview with our special guest Matthias Braun, who leads digitalisation and concept development for group logistics at the Volkswagen Group, on how the carmaker has managed its supply chain through all phases of the coronavirus crisis so far, and lessons for the future

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    Gefco now handling vehicle deliveries in France for Ford

    2020-07-23T09:43:00Z

    Ford has chosen logistics provider Gefco to distribute new vehicles to the carmaker’s dealers in France, equal to 40,000 units annually…

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 13 – Start-up OEM supply chains with INEOS Automotive

    2020-07-22T20:49:00Z

    Watch this discussion to hear key insights and ask questions to our special guest panel including INEOS Automotive’s head of supply chain management, Marko Weisshaar