The latest developments and investments at ports around the world.


Six notes on a supply chain crisis: key takeaways from ALSC Global 2022

2022-10-04T15:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Flexibility rules the waves of logistics, but supply chain managers want better visibility and data to make decisions, while investing in the right skills

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The USDOE wants to energise sustainable automotive supply chains

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Dr Jacob Ward from the Department of Energy gives a keynote on policy and investment opportunities for sustainable transport and manufacturing for the US.

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What resiliency in automotive logistics looks like

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Learn for yourself in this panel discussion featuring top logistics executive from General Motors, IAC Group, DSV and Ceva Logistics.

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Keeping the flow – ensuring tier one supply chain continuity in the era of disruption

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Executives from major tier-1 suppliers and logistics providers reveal the flexibility and tools they have used to minimise downtime and delivery delays.

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Collaborating from the start to design automotive logistics networks and processes

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Logistics executives from Toyota North America, Benteler, Carter Logistics and Agillence explore the strategic considerations for logistics from early in product development cycles.

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Mitigating risk across global automotive supply chains

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Reducing risk and disruption in global logistics is now the daily business of major OEMs like Stellantis and Agco, with a focus on improving control in the upstream supply chain.

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Never waste a good crisis – opportunities to improve supply chain resiliency

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Greater supply chain control and visibility, along with prioritising resiliency and communication are among the key lessons from top leaders in automotive logistics.


GM tackles costly supply chain disruption

2022-09-25T13:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Global supply chain and logistics experts from GM used last week’s ALSC Global conference in Detroit to outline the contingencies they were taking to tackle disruption to the inbound supply of parts

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US invests heavily to clean up transport sector

2022-09-22T12:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

At this week’s ALSC Global conference in Detroit the US DoE’s Dr Jacob Ward outlined the opportunities new legislation has created for OEMs and suppliers.

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The logistics of resiliency for General Motors

2022-09-16T14:39:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

GM’s global logistics chief Edgard Pezzo explains how the OEM has invested in visibility, capacity and collaboration to protect its supply chain and production.

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Grimaldi partners with European Space Agency for satellite-assisted berthing

2022-09-13T09:29:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Satellite technology will assist the docking manoeuvers of Grimaldi’s pure car and truck carriers, in collaboration with the European and Italian space agencies

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A cautious outlook for the global finished vehicle sector

2022-09-12T11:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volume volatility, labour shortages and capacity constraints are three main concerns for companies canvassed in the latest finished vehicle logistics survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics


Andrea Eck to leave BLG’s Automobile division

2022-09-06T10:01:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Andrea Eck is leaving BLG Logistics after a five-year tenure as head of its Automobile division, during which she led the development of new customer segments and preparations for new vehicle technology


Workers to strike at Liverpool container port

2022-09-05T14:38:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Workers at the port of Liverpool affiliated with the Unite trade union will go on strike for two weeks from September 19 in a protest with Peel Ports over pay and conditions

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Scott Cornell takes over the helm at Glovis America

2022-09-05T09:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Scott Cornell has been appointed president and CEO of Glovis America, replacing Bryan Ko, who stays with the company as chief executive coordinator


Kuehne+Nagel secures more sustainable logistics on land and sea

2022-08-30T12:20:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Logistics provider Kuehne+Nagel has invested in solar panels and biofuels to make the transport of goods on land by sea more sustainble

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Maersk pulls out of Russian terminal business and looks to Malaysia

2022-08-30T08:40:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Maersk’s APM Terminals division is divesting its share in Global Ports Investments, Russia’s biggest container terminal operator, while looking at developments in Malaysia


Trumpf finds a way around container export disruption

2022-08-23T09:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Trumpf has moved 49 pieces of laser-cutting machinery and associated parts to the US by chartering its own vessel between Hamburg and New York

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Jaxport promotes James Bennett to chief operating officer role

2022-08-22T16:44:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

James Bennett is moving to a new role at Jaxport as chief operating officer where continuing development of automotive capacity at Blount Island will be one of his key tasks

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Charting a course to bypass Russia

2022-08-17T15:23:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Carmakers including Audi, BMW and Porsche, have suspended shipments through Russia and are trying alternative rail routes to move vehicles and parts between Europe and China


UECC teams up with Svitzer on biofuels in tug operations

2022-08-16T07:41:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

European shortsea ro-ro operator UECC has signed a three-year deal with Svitzer on the use of carbon-neutral EcoTow tugboats for operations at ports in Scandinavia

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Foton signs deal to export 1,000+ electric buses to Chile

2022-08-15T15:48:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The Chinese commercial vehicle maker has signed its biggest export order for electric buses worth RMB 1.6 billion and will deliver 1,022 vehicles to the Chilean capital, Santiago


Low river levels hamper vehicle shipments in Europe

2022-08-12T15:30:00+01:00By Hazel Southwell

Carmakers in Europe are keeping a close eye on critically low levels across the inland waterway network, with Ford taking action to lessen loads but increase frequency

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Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports

2022-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North America’s main vehicle-handling ports are preparing for a return in volumes as production stabilises and have built in more sustainable ways to process them


A sustainable supply chain inbound and out at BMW

2022-08-02T13:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig, Marcus Williams

BMW’s Maike Rotmann and Wolfgang Rudorfer explain the strategies being put in place as part of the company’s Green Transport Logistics project for emission-free logistics


Strike action at Felixstowe threatens UK automotive supply chain

2022-08-02T12:05:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Port workers at the he UK’s biggest container port at Felixstowe have voted to take strike action this month, which could worsen disruption to the inbound logistics supporting vehicle production in the country

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Watch: Finished Vehicle Logistics survey results – what’s next for global outbound logistics?

2022-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Stellantis’s head of vehicle logistics for North America, Nick Thompson, and RPM’s Bill Kerrigan discuss results, trends and actions from the second global Finished Vehicle Logistics global survey.


Nissan imports first Ariya EVs through port of Tyne

2022-07-26T10:53:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Nissan has made its first volume delivery of Ariya pure-battery EVs to the UK via the port of Tyne. The vehicles were imported from Japan aboard the Nordic Ace car carrier

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Neptune Lines increases car carrier fleet

2022-07-26T10:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

European short-sea ro-ro provider Neptune Lines has increased its car carrier fleet to 19 in an effort to serve automotive customers at at time of high production volatility

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AL FVL summer 2022 digital edition – Boxing clever in the wake of chaos

2022-07-19T11:12:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The latest edition of ALFVL magazine is out now and features interviews with top executives at BMW and SAIC VW as well as insights into North American vehicle ports, Europe-China rail and greater collaboration between the automotive and semiconductor sectors


VW increases deliveries of electric vehicles in Europe and China

2022-07-19T08:59:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

VW Group delivered more pure battery electric vehicles in the first half of this year and is building on efforts to make the global multimodal delivery of those vehicles cleaner

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Chinese vehicle exports see solid growth despite hurdles

2022-07-12T13:18:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

The main carmakers in China have been able to increase exports in the first half of this year despite some adverse disruptions, including the shutdown of the world’s biggest vehicle terminal in Shanghai


Collaboration at Newark keeps inbound parts flowing

2022-07-12T08:44:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is working with terminal operator FAPS and stevedore Ports America to unload crated auto parts from ro-ro vessels also delivering finished vehicles

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Second quarter survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics now live

2022-07-05T09:54:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The second quarterly survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics aims to provide an overview of the key trends affecting the finished vehicle sector and how opinions are developing in light of the latest developments


Crisis in Europe could breed greater cooperation in outbound logistics

2022-07-04T15:17:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

As ECG celebrates 25 years, carmakers may be more open to the idea of volume guarantees, while the EU is more supportive of harmonised truck lengths.

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Jacksonville port invests ahead of volume rebound

2022-07-04T11:17:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Production volatility in the automotive industry means volumes are down at the US port of Jacksonville but with a rebound around the corner the port authority is working with terminal operators to upgrade its facilities


Slowing down for sustainability means sacrificing capacity

2022-06-29T10:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers already struggling to find outbound capacity could face further cuts because of stringent sustainability regulations affecting road and ocean transport, as discussed at this years FVL North America conference

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Watch: Better visibility drives continuous improving in Toyota’s vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Manny Bansi, responsible for vehicle logistics in North America, explains why the carmaker is putting so much focus on ETA and how it is impacting operations in transport and vehicle processing.

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Watch: Thank you for joining us at Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022!

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig closes out the 2022 Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, which was the most important gathering of vehicle logistics executives in more than a decade.

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Watch FVL highlights: ETA, capacity, driver shortages and collaboration

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig summarises key takeaways from FVL North America, where vehicle ETA, capacity and costs were major concerns, but so were finding practical ways to work together.

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Watch: How to up the processing power at vehicle distribution centres

2022-06-16T18:10:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Glovis and Cognosos reveal how changing supply chain dynamics are putting more pressure on VDCs to improve processing scheduling and visibility.

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Watch: Equipping vehicle logistics networks for EVs

2022-06-16T17:55:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Glovis America and EV charging provider Chargie discuss how vehicle logistics facilities and providers should prepare for EV growth.

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Watch: How Toyota is delivering on demand and improving ETA

2022-06-16T16:48:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

More predictable ETAs require advanced data analysis and continuous improvement, say Toyota’s supply and demand lead Kevin Austin and its vehicle logistics chief Manny Bansi.

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Watch: Outbound in torrid times

2022-06-16T13:40:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Eaton analyst Brandon Mason and RPM’s Sergio Gutierrez discuss how disruptions across the global supply chain are impacting vehicle logistics in North America.

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Watch: Reducing time to market at the touch of a button

2022-06-16T13:40:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Technology startups Seoul Robotics, Sphere and Degould share new possibilities for improving quality, increasing efficiency and speed across vehicle logistics.

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Watch: How to drive away vehicle logistics emissions

2022-06-16T13:40:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Hear how Nissan is working Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Accelerated to lower its carbon footprint in vehicle logistics.

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Watch: Vehicle logistics for a new era of build-to-order

2022-06-16T13:40:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Dealers and customers, such as those from Volkswagen, want better visibility of vehicle orders – and OEMs and logistics partners must provide it.

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UECC acquires second multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTC as decarbonisation drive ramps up

2022-06-14T09:08:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Norwegian shipping line UECC has expanded its sustainable fleet of pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with a second multi-fuel LNG battery hybrid newbuild.


Lasse Kristoffersen takes over as CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen

2022-06-07T00:34:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Lasse Kristoffersen is the new president and CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen and will lead the Norwegian ro-ro shipping giant’s initiatives on decarbonisation and digitalisation