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
Grimaldi now has build orders for 15 car carrier vessels from Chinese shipyards, each certified to run on ammonia as zero-carbon fuel and each able to carry 9,000 CEUs
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
The joint Orcelle project to bring a wind-powered car carrier into operation by 2027 has received €9 million funding from the European Union.
The latest quarterly survey into the global finished vehicle logistics sector conducted by Automotive Logistics in collaboration with RPM has now gone live
After 25 years at Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Flavio Batista has moved to a new role as vice-president of sales and marketing at Georgia Ports Authority
Reports suggest the Chinese carrier is paying a record price for each carrier, to be built at Jinling and Jiangnan shipyards.
Russian logistics companies are using third parties to move vehicles from Europe, through Iran and across the Caspian Sea into Russia.
Ceva has completed the integration of Gefco’s finished vehicle logistics business, giving it a global presence as it ties those services to its own in Asia and looks to the Americas
Volvo has taken up the latest recommendations from the Association of European Vehicle Logistics and Odette on correct VIN labelling
Renault Group’s Dacia division has started importing its newest models through the UK port of Bristol with a healthy sales outlook expected for 2023
Faced with a lack of capacity on existing maritime logistics services, carmakers including BYD, Chery and JAC are taking matters into their own hands
Suardíaz is providing a twice-weekly shipping service for Stellantis for van parts deliveries from Spain to the carmaker’s Ellesmere Port plant in the UK
Mitsubishi Motors (Thailand) has exported its 5 millionth vehicle from Thailand and is the biggest vehicle exporter based in the country
Maersk’s CEO, Søren Skou is retiring after a 40-year career with the logistics provider and will be replaced in January by Vincent Clerc, currently head of the Ocean & Logistics division
The global container logistics provider says the buyout of Gefco contributed $750m to its logistics revenue for Q3. Logistics revenue totalled $4.34 billion in the third quarter of the year
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
Hyundai Glovis has appointed Kyoo Bok Lee as its new president and CEO, replacing Jung-Hoon Kim. Lee moves from Hyundai Motor Group where he was senior vice-president
Experts in finished vehicle logistics are meeting in California next May to share ideas on managing capacity constraints, labour shortages and the transition to EV logistics
Peter Koltai from Volkswagen de México details the OEM’s logistics strategy, and is joined on a panel by Continental, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and Maersk to explore how to optimise automotive supply chain and production across Mexico.
General Motors Mexico, RPM Mexico, CSI Group and KhS Global explore how carmakers such as General Motors and logistics providers are working cross functionally and collaboratively to improve finished vehicle logistics in Mexico.
Francisco Bravo Gómez, Senior Director Supply Chain at Audi Mexico demonstrates digital transformation at the OEM and is joined by experts at Cargobase, RXO and Cognosos to discuss the logistics network.
VW is putting new processes in place to build resilience and flexiblity into production and logistics at its Puebla plant in Mexico after two years of disruption as it looks toward electric vehicle production.
US regulation in support of the local production of electric vehicles in North America is good news for carmakers in Mexico, but it could be even better if the government there introduced its own incentives
Extended vehicle dwell times at the German port of Bremerhaven have maxed out capacity in recent weeks but BLG Logistics is tackling the issue by moving vehicles offsite
Last week Volvo revealed its first pure battery electric SUV, the EX90, and announced the vehilce will be made at its plant in South Carolina in the US, with further plans for Chinese production to follow
Mexico has a new tax system for the movement of goods into and around the country, with penalties for non-compliance, but there has been confusion over its introduction
Renault Group is working with Shippeo to build greater transparency into the carmaker’s supply chain and avoid the sort of disruption to the inbound parts supply that has become the norm over the last two years
Grimaldi has ordered five pure car and truck carriers that can run on both lithium battery power and ammonia to reach zero emissions in the transport of finished electric vehicles
Xavier Leroi has taken up the role of chief operating officer (COO) for shipping at Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW), replacing Erik Noeklebye, who announced his retirement from the company in June. Leroi takes up the role at the beginning of November.
Following a pilot held since 2019, logistics provider Samskip has rolled out the use of biofuels across four of its shortsea container ships based out of Rotterdam.
The port of Liverpool is suffering a further two weeks of strike action after the latest pay negotiations “ended in farce” according to the Unite union, which is representing 600 workers
JCB has signed parts logistics contracts with Maersk and Unipart Logistics to support global operations at a time of ”unprecedented growth” and transform the machinery maker’s global supply chain operations
At this year’s ECG conference Toyota and VW said the industry cannot survive without longer-term contracts and closer collaboration to improve outbound visibility
That latest survey into the global finished vehicle logistics sector has now been launched by logistics provider RPM in collaboration with Automotive Logistics
Nissan North America has chosen the US port of Brunswick to move import volumes to its dealers in the south-east US and stands to benefit from a raft of infrastructure investment at the port
Volkswagen Group of America is moving vehilce imports to the US Gulf Coast to Port Freeport from 2024. Vehicles are being delivered from Mexico and Europe to the port
Flexibility rules the waves of logistics, but supply chain managers want better visibility and data to make decisions, while investing in the right skills
Dr Jacob Ward from the Department of Energy gives a keynote on policy and investment opportunities for sustainable transport and manufacturing for the US.
Learn for yourself in this panel discussion featuring top logistics executive from General Motors, IAC Group, DSV and Ceva Logistics.
Executives from major tier-1 suppliers and logistics providers reveal the flexibility and tools they have used to minimise downtime and delivery delays.
Logistics executives from Toyota North America, Benteler, Carter Logistics and Agillence explore the strategic considerations for logistics from early in product development cycles.
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.
Greater supply chain control and visibility, along with prioritising resiliency and communication are among the key lessons from top leaders in automotive logistics.
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
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.
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.
Satellite technology will assist the docking manoeuvers of Grimaldi’s pure car and truck carriers, in collaboration with the European and Italian space agencies
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