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Turkey suspends automotive re-export to Russia

2023-03-28T13:33:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Turkey is reported to have halted the passage of sanctioned goods to Russia, including finished vehicles and automotive parts, which his adding additional pressure to the automotive supply chain in the country


Audi’s ambitious strategy for a cleaner future

2023-03-24T13:25:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Audi’s head of supply chain Dieter Braun opened this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference by outlining the carmaker’s goals for more sustainable logistics operations


Interview: Audi’s Dieter Braun on leading a long-term sustainable supply chain strategy

2023-03-24T10:05:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Head of supply chain Dieter Braun says the key to reducing logistics emissions is committment to Audi and the Volkswagen Group’s long-term strategy – as well as focusing on total emission calculations in transport and purchasing decisions


The end-to-end in sight at Volvo Cars


Kerstin Enochsson, head of procurement and supply chain at Volvo Cars, explains the advantages of combining procurement and supply chain logistics for greater clarity in the flow of materials 

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GM calls in the chips with GlobalFoundries

2023-03-14T15:28:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Kamal Khouri, vice-president and general manager for the Automotive Business Line at GlobalFoundries, talks about the benefits of a transparent supply chain when it comes to semiconductor supply to GM

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FVL Cost Index shows increase across transport modes and compounds

2023-03-07T10:25:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Costs associated with the provision of finished vehicle logistics services in Europe increased by around 54% between January 2019 and September 2022, according to the first of a new cost index series of reports published by the Association of European Finished Vehicle Logistics and analyst PwC Austria.


A Russian market close to catastrophe

2023-02-28T13:11:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

One year since Russia invaded Ukraine the consequent sanctions taken by global companies combined with the exodus of European businesses have shattered the manufacturing base

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Does the UK restructuring regime put suppliers at a disadvantage?

2023-02-15T17:48:00+00:00By Lee Swinerd

The UK’s administration rules contain loopholes that are a risk to production and that perceived risk is a contributory factor to customers choosing to source parts away from UK-based suppliers

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Ford takes next step in localising EV battery making in US

2023-02-14T14:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Ford will make its own lithium iron phosphate batteries in the US from 2026 at a new $3.5 billion plant located in Marshall, Michigan


GM secures dedicated supply of semiconductors from GlobalFoundries

2023-02-13T15:34:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

GlobalFoundries is expanding its semiconductor facility in Malta, New York state, for a dedicated line of supply to GM’s chip makers


Avtovaz looks for more capacity despite supply disruption

2023-02-06T16:23:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Russian OEM Avtovaz says it will make cars at the former Nissan plant in St Petersburg, despite ongoing supply problems that have have frustrated its existing production volume


The swing of the post-Covid pendulum

2023-01-31T10:22:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell, Marcus Williams

Dennis Manns, executive vice-president of advisory group North Motors, talks in detail about the lessons learned from the disruption of the last three years and why better communication is crucial

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Ro-ro capacity crunch means carmakers are looking for containers

2023-01-24T15:10:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

A shortage in available ro-ro capacity and an increase in EV shipments from China means carmakers are looking for vehicle containerisation services, such as those offered by CFR Rinkens


Latest quarterly survey from Automotive Logistics and RPM now live

2023-01-24T11:36:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest quarterly survey into the global finished vehicle logistics sector conducted by Automotive Logistics in collaboration with RPM has now gone live


Britishvolt collapse a shock to UK’s electric vehicle goals

2023-01-24T09:32:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Britishvolt’s business in the UK, which included the first first largescale battery manufacturing facility, has gone into administration, a setback for EV manufacturing in the country

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Vehicle imports to Russia increase despite legal grey zone

2023-01-17T13:11:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Russian logistics companies are using third parties to move vehicles from Europe, through Iran and across the Caspian Sea into Russia. 


Vehicle-handling expansion at port of Liverpool

2023-01-10T09:51:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Operations are up and running at the newly expanded vehicle-handling terminal at the UK’s port of Liverpool, following a deal between Peel Ports and SCH


Russian carmakers begin CKD assembly from Chinese imports

2022-12-15T15:36:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Avtotor, Avtovaz and Moskvitch are trying revive carmaking in Russia but are heavily reliant on assembling kits imported from China

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Europe needs to take charge of its battery supply chain

2022-12-09T09:18:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

There needs to be a concerted effort to build more gigafactories in Europe and secure the lithium battery supply chain for the future of regional EV production, according to speakers at this autumn’s Future Mobility roundtable hosted by Kuehne + Nagel

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ECG develops FVL Cost Index with PwC

2022-12-06T15:53:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) is working with consultants PwC on a freight cost index for vehicle logistics services on road, rail and sea, as well as inland and port compounds