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Lufthansa Cargo starts Frankfurt to Monterrey air-freight service


From June 3 Lufthansa Cargo is offering a connection from its home hub in Frankfurt, Germany to Monterrey in Mexico, via Mexico City, the first European cargo airline to connect Europe with Monterrey.


Finished Vehicle Logistics North America: Recap blog


Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2024

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Canada rail faces strike action


After six months of negotiating, the union and the railways have come to an impasse  


Time to get serious about cars in containers


As light vehicle production hits pre-pandemic levels, regional disparities and new shipping capacities are reshaping how vehicles are transported worldwide

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Future-proofing the finished vehicle trucking fleet in North America


Vehicle haulers Jack Cooper, Vascor and United Road give their expert insight into current capacity challenges, competition and consolidation 

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Competition takes repair services to the next level


A lack of competition and options is causing the quality of automotive hail damage to take a dip while costs skyrocket, but DRS Group says it has the solution 

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Tensions in Middle East trigger war risk premiums in freight rates


The capture of the MSC vessel is the latest in the crisis affecting shipping routes on the Red Sea and could cause even more problems for global shipping. 

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US Coast Guard opens alternate channel at Baltimore bridge site


A cleanup effort is underway at the site of the bridge collapse in Baltimore, while vessels carrying finished vehicles reroute to nearby ports


Baltimore FVL vessels re-route to New York, Norfolk and Philadelphia


Finished vehicle logistics shipping firms are looking to divert vessels to nearby ports as the Baltimore port will be closed for the foreseeable future

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Baltimore port likely to be closed until May after bridge collapse


A Maersk-chartered container ship crashed into a pillar of the bridge on the Patapsco River

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Ready for any crisis, anywhere in Volkswagen Group’s supply chain


Crisis management has become de rigueur for Group Logistics, and has led to changes in capacity planning, visibility and mindset across the company.

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Volkswagen Group Logistics series: Simon Motter on securing the supply chain


Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics Simon Motter is making sure the supply chain can master disruption and improve resiliency as well as deliver on goals for electrification, sustainability and cost.


On the road to recovery in the east


As Eastern Europe’s auto sector rebounds from Covid, it faces the need for infrastructural upgrades and a pivot towards EVs against Chinese market penetration

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Maersk opts for land bridge due to Panama Canal drought


Maersk has changed its services due to the ongoing drought affecting the Panama Canal and is instead opting for a ‘land bridge’ to mitigate disruptions.


Red Sea blog: Live updates


Houthi attacks on vessels passing through the Red Sea are increasing, causing container ship and ro-ro operators to reroute vessels to avoid danger. Follow Automotive Logistics’ live blog for the latest updates. 

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Richard Campbell moves from Volvo Cars to time:matters


Richard Campbell has moved from Volvo Cars to take up a new role as industry lead for automotive at emergency logistics provider time:matters

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Red Sofa Interview: Audi Mexico’s agile supply chain strategies


Francisco Bravo, Senior Director of Supply Chain at Audi Mexico, shares insights into the company’s progressive supply chain strategies, overcoming port congestion, adapting to localisation challenges and preparing for the electrification shift. Collaboration and communication are key.

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Red Sofa Interview: Unveiling Nissan’s approach to talent and tech in Mexico


Chris Styles, vice-president of supply chain management at Nissan North America, takes to the Red Sofa at ALSC Mexico 2023 to discuss the role of talent and technology in advancing Nissan’s logistics and supply chain strategies in the region

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How Volkswagen Mexico is digitalising its supply chain


Peter Koltai, senior director of production control, logistics at Volkswagen de México, says Mexico’s supply chain needs to expand its use of digital tools to manage challenges and secure opportunities


Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico: Day two wrap-up


To finish this year’s ALSC Mexico conference, Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief, Automotive Logistics runs through the highpoints of day two of the event.