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Finished Vehicle Logistics North America: Live blog


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


Red Sea crisis resurrects China-Europe rail freight transit through Russia


State-owned Russian Railways says its expects cargo flows to rise by 30-40% this year against last year’s volumes, based on a healthy Q1 


Restrictions tighten on Chinese semiconductor firms


The US has been increasing pressure on countries in Europe, such as Germany and the Netherlands, as well as South Korea and Japan, to restrict trade with Chinese firms

ALSC Europe 2024 Henner Lehne, Vice President – Global Vehicle Forecasting, Automotive, S&P Global Mobility

Global and European vehicle production and the impacts on logistics


Following years of deep disruption in the automotive production and logistics supply chain, S&P Global Mobility’s head of global vehicle forecasting outlines what the next months and years will look like for the industry. 

Russia expects a shorage of automotive carriers

Russia cracks down on parallel imports through EEU


Parallel imports account for roughly 15% of the Russian vehicle market but new rules that apply from the beginning of next month will significantly increase the sales price


VW cancels ID.3 assembly plans at Wolfsburg plant


Volkswagen has cancelled plans to build the ID.3 EV at its Wolfsburg plant in Germany this summer and will continue to focus production at Zwickau, supported by smaller volumes out of Dresden


US regulator votes on emissions disclosure rule, drops scope 3 emissions


The SEC ruling ditched the potential requirement to report scope 3 emissions, but is already receiving backlash from both opponents and supporters of the ruling


NYK to capture vessel emissions in California with Stax technology


NYK Line will use technology from Stax Engineering to capture exhaust emissions from the vessels its operates while they are at berth in Californian ports from 2025

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Speed to market is critical for affordable electric vehicles

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As UK carmakers prepare to increase EV production and compete with cheaper Chinese imports, special care is needed to establish resilient and efficient supply chains

Aluminium is a surface sensitive material, which presents a number challenges in blanking and forming operations.

GM, Tesla, BYD, Toyota & VW at risk of forced labour in Chinese aluminium supply chains


A report by Human Rights Watch named carmakers including GM, Tesla, Toyota and VW as failing to minimise risk of forced labour in their automotive supply chains. 


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


NMG to supply GM with graphite anode material for EV battery production


GM will invest $150m in NMG to support the mining and production of grahite for the anode material used in its EV batteries produced in North America

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GM bolsters EV supply chain in North America with LG cathode deal


GM has signed a ten-year supply contract with LG Chem for the supply of cathode material to support EV production in the US


Bridging troubled waters in global shipping


Deep-sea vessel operators are facing attacks when transiting the Middle East and Africa but Inchape Shipping Services and Ambrey have recently provided advice in their Global Shipping Report

Paulo Monteiro, head of logistics, VW Group of America Chattanooga Operations

Red Sofa Interview: VW Chattanooga is sharing EV logistics learnings with the VW Group


Paulo Monteiro, head of Logistics, VW Group of America Chattanooga Operations speaks to Automotive Logistics in Mexico about how the Chattanooga plant is leading the way in terms of EV logistics, and why it is sharing its findings with the wider Volkswagen Group and its resurrected Scout brand.

From left to right: V. Barale (Louis Vuitton Group), P.M. Huet (Michelin Group), A. Briant (École des Ponts ParisTech), M. Graham (DECATHLON Group), D. Le Vot (Renault Group) and Y. Salamon (Argon&Co)

Renault, Michelin renew supply chain research chairmanship with Paris university


The chair will focus on promoting innovation, agility and green transformation across the supply chain. 

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Red Sofa Interview: How Volkswagen is readying for electrification in México


Peter Koltai, senior director of logistics at Volkswagen de México discusses how the division is getting ready for electrification across the country and how to find synergies between the plants and the wider VW Group.

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UK output reaches 2019 level, but breakdown in Canada trade talks dampens optimism


The UK’s automotive manufacturing output has topped 1m units for the first time since 2019, but SMMT said UK Canada trade talk suspension is disappointing. 


Maersk teams up with Hapag-Lloyd for more reliable maritime services


Global maritime shipping giants Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd are forming a new operational partnership called Gemini Cooperation to offer a more reliable global ocean container service.

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Latest rail strike in Germany threatens cargo shipments


The German locomotive drivers’ union GDL is calling for a six-day strike that will impact cargo and passenger services across the country