At last week’s Livestream Hour from Ultima Media, panellists from Volvo Cars and Gefco discussed how their daily business had changed with nearly two weeks of Brexit under their belts. Volvo had yet to experience severe disruption but both companies are seeing an increased workload to comply with the eleventh-hour regulations
The ocean division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s car carrying business (WW Ocean) is re-activating nine of the 16 car carrying vessels it has in cold lay-up. It will be reactivating them during the first quarter of 2021, to replace capacity currently sourced through short-term charters.
Volkswagen Group Components has presented a mobile robot that can autonomously charge electric vehicles (EVs) and plug-in hybrids, offering a potential solution to keep EVs charged during storage in compounds.
The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), formerly the London Taxi Company, has signed a contract with the UK division of transport and logistics provider Gefco for pre-delivery services and delivery to fleet customers.
The North American automotive market has shown resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic but its recovery and future success depend on high-performing logistics and supply chains to avoid further disruption and better serve customers.
Daimler’s joint venture with Russian truck maker Kamaz celebrated the production of its 25,000th Mercedes-Benz truck at the Daimler Kamaz Rus (DK Rus) plant in Naberezhnye Chelny last week – a white Mercedes-Benz Actros 1845 LS.
GM will be importing more vehicles from China to supply the Middle East following a re-evaluation of its sourcing strategy triggered by Covid-19, according to Sulaiman Pallak, head of purchasing and supply chain for GM Africa and Middle East.
2020-12-09T17:17:00+00:00By Automotive from Ultima Media
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