The latest developments and investments at ports around the world.

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The many roads, fuels and tech leading to zero emission logistics at Volkswagen Group

2024-03-01T20:02:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Volkswagen Group Logistics’ plan for cutting supply chain emissions will require multiple transport modes, technology innovation and investment with logistics partners for the long term. 

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Volkswagen Group Logistics special series: Securing the supply chain

2024-03-01T20:01:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.


BYD wants to conquer Europe by maritime means

2024-02-27T15:21:00+00:00By Ronja Schmiedchen

BYD’s first own car freighter, the Explorer No. 1, and its maiden voyage to Bremerhaven mark the beginning of a new era for the OEM, which is intended to pave the way to Europe. 


ABP invests to manage larger volumes through UK ports

2024-02-20T10:38:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Associated British Ports is investing in inland and port capacity to manage increasing import and export volumes per vessel, with 1.3m vehicles handled in 2023


Antwerp-Bruges increases vehicle traffic in face of tight capacity

2024-02-12T13:56:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The port of Antwerp-Bruges has recorded a 9% increase in the number of finished vehicles handled in calendar year 2023 to 3.56m

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Neptune Line orders two more Genesis Project vessels

2024-02-07T09:31:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Neptune Lines has ordered two more pure car and truck carriers with hybrid energy systems as part of its Genesis Project for more sustainable shipping

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Anders Lund Kristensen takes up CCO role at Copenhagen Malmö Port

2024-02-06T11:37:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Anders Lund Kristensen will take over as chief commercial officer at Copenhagen Malmö Port at the beginning of March, replacing Sune Norup Christensen

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Jens Bjørn Andersen steps down as CEO at DSV amid raft of executive changes

2024-02-05T15:09:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

DSV has announced executive changes across the board at a group and division level, including the appointment of Jens Lund as its new CEO

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Brunswick port boosts vehicle and machinery handling in 2023

2024-02-05T08:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Georgia Ports Authority has reported increased vehicle and machinery throughput at the port of Brunswick in 2023


Red Sofa Interview: Navistar to use VW Group and Traton cross-docking in North America and Mexico

2024-02-02T15:04:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Haley Wilson, logistics director at Navistar, is working with Volkswagen Group in North America and the wider Traton Group to enhance best practices, share processes and consolidation such as cross-docking, which will improve logistics while Navistar ramps up its EV production.


AD Ports’ Noatum enters European FVL market through Sesé acquisition

2024-02-01T17:00:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Noatum said the strategic move is part of its goal to be a leading supplier of FVL services in Europe.


Bridging troubled waters in global shipping

2024-01-31T09:26:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

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

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

2024-01-29T12:52:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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.


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

2024-01-26T16:51:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

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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Red Sofa Interview: VW’s global logistics experts on synergy in the supply chain

2024-01-25T14:38:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Logistics experts from across VW Group’s global divisions speak to Automotive Logistics about collaborating internationally. 

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Jaxport signs deal with Enstructure to develop multiple-cargo facility

2024-01-23T12:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

US marine terminal and logistics provider Enstructure is setting up a multi-cargo facility at the port of Jacksonville in 2025 as part of a 30-year lease worth $136m 

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Bora Argac expands commercial role at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

2024-01-23T09:55:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Bora Argac has been appointed chief commercial officer (CCO) for Germany at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics replacing Kai Hasenpusch


Avtovaz looks for ro-ro capacity to strengthen vehicle exports

2024-01-22T12:37:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Russian carmaker Avtovaz is looking to boost production through exports abroad in 2024, with a target of 25,000 vehicle shipments in 2024 


Škoda begins exports from Europe to Vietnam

2024-01-15T12:09:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Škoda is delivering the vehicles via ro-ro vessels from Bremerhaven port to Ho Chi Minh City and Hai Phòng in Singapore.

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Maersk opts for land bridge due to Panama Canal drought

2024-01-11T16:08:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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

2024-01-10T11:15:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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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Escalation in Taiwan could cause further semiconductor crisis in 2024

2024-01-09T16:01:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

As tensions and regulatory frictions rise, semiconductor supply may face disruption, prompting investment in semiconductor facilities in the US. 


Sri Lanka’s Hambantota International Port increases vehicle throughput

2024-01-09T14:59:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Hambantota port has reported an increase in finished vehicle throughput by 26% last year, compared to 2022, handling 700,000 transhipments


Cargotech builds on equipment orders to logistics sector

2024-01-08T17:25:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Cargotech’s Kalmar and MacGregor business units are supplying terminal cargo-handling and ro-ro vessel equipment to Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Höegh Autoliners respectively


Mosolf restructures business and forms ports division

2024-01-05T10:21:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Mosolf is restructuring its business into three divisions, streamlining existing finished vehicle logistics services as well as introducing a new business unit focused on port logistics


Vessel operators divert ships from Red Sea following Houthi attacks

2024-01-03T14:07:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Container ship and ro-ro operators are taking action in response to attacks by Houthi militants in the Red Sea, with many services now rerouted around the Cape of Good Hope

Whitepaper partnerships in automotive logistics

Whitepaper: Partnerships in automotive logistics

2023-12-21T11:13:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Download today and discover collaborative solutions for operational excellence, capacity enhancement, EV transition and sustainable practices

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An automotive supply chain in transition – the year in review

2023-12-19T12:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

This year has seen greater efforts to stabilise the supply of key components and investments in localised production of electric vehicles on both sides of the Atlantic

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Digital competency is needed to predict the unexpected

2023-12-15T15:05:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Speakers from Audi, Penske and Rhenus discussed how KPIs were being redefined by today’s complex automotive supply chain at this year’s ALSC Mexico conference


Red Sofa Interview: BMW’s creativity is helping solve its supply chain problems in Mexico

2023-12-14T15:00:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Raúl Gamboa, director of material and transport control, BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi talks to Richard Logan, senior content producer, Automotive Logistics about BMW’s creative innovations to mitigate supply chain problems in Mexico.


Seaspan moves into car carrier sector with Hyundai Glovis

2023-12-13T15:52:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Seaspan made an order for up to 10 large LNG PCTCs, marking its first venture into the car carrier market. 

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Hueneme port obtains grant to plan vehicle parking facility

2023-12-12T13:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The port of Hueneme has secured a $2m federal grant to plan a 8,000-unit vehicle parking structure which will double capacity for vehicle staging

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VW Group looks for partnerships to build a resilient North American supply chain

2023-12-07T17:15:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Supply chain and logistics leaders from across the VW Group met at ALSC Mexico to outline what the company is doing to build a more efficient and resilient inbound supply chain in North America

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Chinese carmaker JAC plans to be part of Mexican EV supply chain for ‘100 years’

2023-12-07T16:22:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

JAC México is planning to be a core part of Mexico’s EV supply chain for the next 100 years, the division’s manager Isidoro Massri told delegates at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2023

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North American Automotive Logistics Market Report 2024-2033

2023-12-07T16:08:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Discover clear insight around major automotive logistics industry challenges in North America in our latest business intelligence report

Peter Koltai said VW Mexico needs the help of AI to deal with large swathes of data from its supply chain

How Volkswagen Mexico is digitalising its supply chain

2023-12-06T23:28:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

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

2023-12-06T16:20:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

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.


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

2023-12-06T15:46:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief, closes out day one of the Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2023 conference. 

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Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico: Pre-conference cocktail reception

2023-12-06T15:42:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

 Join us as we gear up for Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2023!

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Red Sofa Interview: Collaborating with Mexican authorities to ease logistics constraints

2023-12-06T15:40:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Lizette Gracida, Toyota Motor de Mexico joins the Red Sofa at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico to share how collaboration can ease bottlenecks and improve logistics within the country.


Red Sofa Interview: How Bocar is championing Mexican localisation

2023-12-06T15:38:00+00:00By Christopher Ludwig

Leonardo Martins spoke to Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief, Automotive Logistics about Bocar’s decades-long foothold in Mexico and nearshoring as the market grows. 

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Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico: Recap blog

2023-12-05T17:42:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico 2023.  

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UK vehicle exports drive production increase in October

2023-12-01T11:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

October saw UK vehicle production increase by 32% driven by exports to the EU according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders


Record month for Subaru imports through the Port of Vancouver USA

2023-11-28T09:12:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Subaru imported a record number of vehicles through the Port of Vancouver USA in October and is benefiting from balanced flows on road and rail into the country

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Industrial action against Tesla in Sweden escalates

2023-11-28T08:41:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tesla’s refusal in October to sign a collective agreement for repair centre mechanics has resulted in strike action taking place across the country


Houthi forces seize NYK car carrier in Red Sea

2023-11-21T10:37:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

An NYK-chartered car carrier, the Galaxy Leader, has been hijacked by armed Houthi rebels in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen

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Peel Ports and Suardíaz set up sustainable logistics for EV parts deliveries to Stellantis

2023-11-17T14:29:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Suardíaz and Peel Ports have combined forces to support more sustainable parts movements from Spain to the Stellantis EV assembly plant in Ellesmere Port


Hyundai Glovis invests in world’s biggest ro-ro vessels

2023-11-06T13:13:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Hyundai Glovis is investing $1.89 billion in 12 dual-fuel car carrier vessels that will be able to run on liquified natural gas (LNG). Each ship will be able to carry 10,800 car equivalent units (CEUs) making them the world’s largest pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs). Delivery of the vessels ...


How Lisa Kline is balancing Subaru’s logistics and achieving success

2023-11-02T16:00:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Lisa Kline was appointed as vice president of planning and logistics for Subaru of America this year, and plans to lead the team to more success through a balanced logistics and distribution network. 

Volkswagen Group is the first company among Cofinity-X members to launch the digital supply chain services from the ecosystem

VW Group accelerates digital supply chain transformation as part of Cofinity-X partnership

2023-11-02T13:01:00+00:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

VW Group has signed agreements with Cofinity-X and will begin by deploying industry-wide business partner data management