Watch this Livestream Hour episode to get the inside track on coping with Brexit and optimising global trade processes, with exclusive insight from customs experts at Volvo Cars and GEFCO
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.
The UK car industry has welcomed the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which was finally announced on December 24. The agreement avoids a no-deal Brexit that would have added tariff charges to the import and export of parts and vehicles, but there are still hurdles to overcome in terms of new customs procedures.
A number of countries, including France, have closed their borders with the UK to passengers and accompanied freight following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the UK which is suspected to be more infectious than previous types.
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.
Analysis: Middle East and Africa recovery will depend on better trade relations, logistics and investment
The wider Middle East and North Africa region is set for vehicle sales and production declines of 25% year-on-year in 2020, but there are prospects for recovery in automotive markets and in trade, if OEMs and suppliers can overcome supply chain barriers. Download our latest analysis.
Watch this Livestream for the latest insight on vehicle demand, production and trade across Middle East and North Africa automotive supply chains, plus insights with General Motors’ head of purchasing and supply chain for the Middle East, Sulaiman Pallak.
In the face of disruption and a drop in vehicle volumes caused by Covid-19, NYK is looking into the use of automation to reduce contact in storage yards, and remote management of cargo-handling and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) operations. At the same time it is continuing to expand its automotive-dedicated terminals globally
In an innovative response to lowering emissions in European maritime freight transport, Volkswagen Group Logistics has set up an initiative for ro-ro vessels carrying its vehicles to use vegetable oil, including oil recycled from restaurants and the food industry.
BMW has shipped exports of 3,500 vehicles bound for China through the German port of Cuxhaven to avoid delays caused by peak demand at the port of Bremerhaven
The awakening of global manufacturing from a Covid-induced coma has coincided with the usual holiday season rush and a move away from the just-in-time delivery model to produce a nightmare peak season that’s making replenishing stock in the automotive industry a Herculean task. Illya Verpraet and Christopher Ludwig report.
Grimaldi has updated its fleet of ro-ro vessels this month with the delivery of two new ships. The Eco Valencia is the first of 12 hybrid ro-ro vessels that will be used to transport vehicles in Europe. The Grande Florida is conventionally-powered, but has a number of features to reduce emissions.
Volkswagen and Audi have begun shipping Mexican-made cars headed for the US, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to California.
Norwegian ro-ro shipping line UECC has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, which supports and unites companies to become more sustainable in terms of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
Shortsea ro-ro provider CLdN has been adding capacity on its cross-channel routes, with an extra vessel to be deployed. Meanwhile, LSP Rhenus has announced it is launching an FVL department in the UK.
Finished vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has officially opened its new seaport terminal at Wilhelmshaven in northwestern Germany. It will handle vehicles and other rolling cargo, with an eye to expand to other lines of business.
Electric vehicle startup Lucid is launching its first production model with support from Glovis America in finished vehicle logistics. Head of logistics Greg Henninger shares details together with partners from Glovis on the unique challenge for EV outbound logistics.
Hyperloop technology sounds futuristics but Hyperloop TT is already implementing a number of projects in logistics, including infrastructure in Dubai to port operations at the port of Hamburg. Chief strategy officer Juan Quintana details the company’s plans at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.
The crisis has underlined how vulnerable the supply chain is to shocks and is leading some manufacturers to reconsider inventory and planning strategies to mitigate disruption and instability. In this session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, experts debate whether this means a rethink in lean and just-in-time.
During Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, DSV’s automotive logistics experts set out a path to navigate a turbulent year ahead with an overview of supply chain stability, trends, insights, and strategies that will impact on logistics operations and pricing across transport modes.
OEMs like Nissan and Volkswagen are working with logistics specialists like Jack Cooper and Inform to deliver the recovery amidst low vehicle inventory, uncertainty from Covid-19 and driver shortages, while looking at how to use technology to optimise networks over the long term. Check out this lively discussion from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.
While vehicle logistics faces ongoing challenges in managing capacity utilisation and visibility, this panel from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live points to key strategies from FCA North America, Hyundai Glovis and CFR Rinkens for improving load factors and responding to customer needs.
As the European vehicle logistics sector faces huge challenges and changes, senior logistics leaders from Daimler, Volvo Cars and Hyundai Glovis discuss capacity requirements, digitalisation and requirements from their logistics partners during a panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.
Manufacturers are facing recovering but uncertain automotive demand, while limits in ocean and air freight capacity risk disruption and cost increeses. In this session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, experts from Toyota North America, Adient and CNW discuss strategies for improving demand forecasting and network planning across transport modes.
In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.
An industry-wide initiative in Europe aims to set a standard for digital communication across all outbound delivery processes from factory to dealer. In this excluive panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, leaders from key stakeholders explain the systems and benefits, including from Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, ECG, Odette and VDA.
Manufacturers and logistics providers are increasingly putting sustainability at the heart of their supply chain networks. In this panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, learn how Kuehne + Nagel and CSR Europe are driving a greener, socially, and environmentally responsible future.
Sharing information between companies and ensuring regulatory alignment between regions is crucial if the automotive industry wants to take real steps towards more sustainable supply chains. Panellists from logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel and CSR Europe, the European Business Network for Corporate Sustainability, came to the conclusion at this week’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live conference
In line with environmental efforts being made by the world’s car carrier operators K Line will take delivery of its first vessel powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) in the fourth quarter of this year, following its launch from the Tadotsu Shipyard. The vessel has capacity to carry more than 7,000 vehicles
Following the successful completion of project Isabella at the German port of Bremerhaven, BLG Logistics is working with its project partners, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (Biba) and software specialist 28Apps Software, on the next phase of development – Isabella 2 – which will digitally integrate multimodal transport links for the optimised movement of finished vehicles
Dachser has moved 138 tons of automotive project cargo between Brazil and Mexico using road and shortsea routes in the midst of restrictions caused by. the coronavirus. The breakbulk consignment contained a compressor machine and 14 accessory items.
Volkswagen has extended its vehicle handling contract with the US east coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for three years and will continue to work with terminal operator Amports…
Experts including Chris Connor from the American Association of Port Authorities and IT specialist Inform answer questions on North American port vehicle-handling operations, investments, digitalisation and insight on managing through the coronavirus crisis.
The main vehicle handling ports on the US west coast shared some common challenges last year and dealt with them in different ways, but no matter where you were in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic had the same impact on volume throughput and led to a build-up of vehicle inventory.
Last year the top vehicle handling ports in North America continued to deal with capacity issues and volume fluctuations while the US, Mexico and Canada hammered out a new trade agreement. Our review takes in the top 30 ports and analyses what impact the coronavirus has had on trade in the first half of 2020.
Ports are immense operations both in terms of size and complexity, and this is where digital technology can make a big impact: optimising processes, reducing paperwork, organising the workforce and improving efficiency. Justin Newell, chief operating officer at Inform Software, speaks to editor Joanne Perry about the company’s recent work ...
This week’s show will feature insights into how leading automotive ports have adapted rapidly to manage the crisis, how they are using digital technologies and investing in smart infrastructure to better support the automotive supply chain.
In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and responding to changing legislation. With insight from Kuehne + Nagel, University of Applied Science Stuttgart and CSR Europe.
Volvo Cars has announced an investment plan worth 150 billion won ($124m) to boost its aftermarket service network in South Korea as part of an initiative called Service by Volvo…
Our review of activity in 2019 at Europe’s vehicle handling ports includes insight into how Zeebrugge and Le Havre dealt with capacity issues through investments in infrastructure and digital technology, and how ports in Spain maintained throughput during the European downturn thanks to a resilient export trade.
Germany’s BLG Logistics has reported that its Automobile division showed the strongest performance in 2019 with sales growing more than 9% to €603.7m in 2019…
Firefighters were called to the Blount Island vehicle handling terminal at the US port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) last Thursday when a fire broke out on the Höegh Xiamen car carrying vessel.
Download this report for a forecast of European new vehicle demand from 2020-2030 across the region and the top five markets, and analysis of impacts and changes for the European finished vehicle logistics sector. This report is the latest from ECG Business Intelligence, a collaboration between the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Automotive from Ultima Media
Norway’s Höegh Autoliners has announced that Andreas Enger will take over as its CEO from September 8 this year, replacing Thor Jørgen Guttormsen who will continue to support the company as a non-executive director and senior advisor…
This special livestream episode focuses on the finished vehicle logistics network and how it is preparing to restart for the new normal, with insights from Hyundai Glovis, ProAct and more. Hosted by Christopher Ludwig and featuring updates and insights from the crisis and beyond for automotive supply chain and manufacturing.
Maritime logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is providing a direct monthly service from the US and Mexico to the mining hub of Puerto Angamos in Chile.
Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has been forced to terminate 55 jobs in Copenhagen as a result of the financial impact of the coronavirus. The move follows the announcement in April that 40 jobs would be lost from Malmö, Scandinavia’s largest vehicle handling port…
In Episode 5 of the Livestream Hour, we discuss the key risks in the Mexican automotive supply chain, and strategies for successfully restarting manufacturing and supply chains, whilst preparing for USMCA implementation. With special guests from Volkswagen, Honda, the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and CNW. Hosted by editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig.
The world’s biggest vehicle handling port saw an increase in vehicle handling in 2019. It is speeding up throughput to keep pace using the latest technology and some major reconstruction projects. was closing on the 3m mark for the number of finished vehicles handled through its terminals when it got to the end of 2019, up 4.4% on the previous year. That was thanks to some major reconstruction projects and developments in digital technology supporting a more sustainable industry
As vehicle manufacturers tentatively restart production in Europe after shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there are concerns that insolvencies in the outbound logistics sector could hamper distribution and sales…