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    A stronger supply chain since Fukushima

    2021-03-22T14:40:00Z

    In the ten years since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese region of Tohoku, carmakers disrupted by the disaster have been working on mitigation strategies to better prepare and respond to the next supply chain threat. Marcus Williams talks to Mazda, Nissan and Toyota about what has been achieved over the last decade

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    Volvo Cars appoints heads of procurement and supply chain management

    2021-03-16T11:47:00Z

    From this month, Volvo Cars has appointed Kerstin Enochsson the global head of its Procurement division and Martin Corner head of its new Supply Chain Management organisation, which combines operations planning and logistics for inbound parts, outbound finished vehicles and aftersales.

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    SKF and Einride trial autonomous truck for cross-facility shipments

    2021-03-16T11:37:00Z

    Bearing manufacturer SKF is trialling an autonomous electric truck to transport parts between its factory and its warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has been developed with Einride, the Swedish transport provider that specialises in electric and autonomous vehicles (AVs), and is based on its Pod concept.

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    VW strengthens ties with Northvolt to expand battery capacity in Europe

    2021-03-16T11:19:00Z

    Volkswagen Group plans to significantly increase battery cell production capacity and reshape the EV battery supply chain in Europe, with plans to add six ‘gigafactories’ by the end of the decade – including an expansion of its partnership with Sweden’s Northvolt. 

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    Kuehne + Nagel partners with American Airlines to use more sustainable fuel

    2021-03-09T10:50:00Z

    Kuehne + Nagel has entered into a partnership with American Airlines to use 11m litres of so-called sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The logistics provider claims this would allow 13m kg of cargo to be transported from London to Dallas on a Boeing 777F in a carbon neutral way.

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    Carmakers forced to extend shutdowns because of microchip shortage

    2021-03-09T10:31:00Z

    Ford and GM have been forced to extend assembly plant closures because of a shortage in the supply of semiconductors, a problem that continues to disrupt vehicle production globally.

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    Hellman Worldwide Logistics appoints Jörg Herwig as COO

    2021-03-08T11:59:00Z

    Jörg Herwig has joined Hellman Worldwide Logistics as chief operating officer (COO), replacing Matthias Magnor, who has left the company.

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    Cédric Chacon drives integration and talent at Gefco UK

    2021-03-08T11:15:00Z

    Gefco UK appointed a new managing director at the start of this year. Despite taking the helm during a stormy period, Cédric Chacon, a Gefco veteran, has ambitious plans to get the different divisions working together more closely and culture the sort of brand loyalty amongst customers that Apple is used to. Illya Verpraet reports

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    Opinion: The durable benefits of metal packaging

    2021-03-03T16:09:00Z

    The automotive and industrial industries have some of the most complex supply chains in the world. Evolving manufacturing processes, shifting consumer demands and new trends all impact the supply chain network for raw materials, components and finished goods. With the necessity to protect, move and sequence high-cost parts, metal solutions are becoming an increasingly popular packaging solution in these, and many other, industries.

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    Grimaldi orders six G5-class ro-ro vessels for improved efficiency

    2021-03-02T10:10:00Z

    Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement worth $500m with South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for the construction of six container ro-ro (conro) vessels classed as G5 and able to transport 2,500 car equivalent units or 4,700 linear metres of rolling freight, as well as 2,000 container units.

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    BMW using LNG-powered trucks for engine deliveries to Regensburg

    2021-03-01T15:33:00Z

    BMW is using trucks fuelled by liquified natural gas (LNG) to deliver engines to its assembly plant in Regensburg, Germany, cutting carbon and nitrogen emissions. The use of the trucks is part of the vehicle maker’s sustainability target of making all of the cargo transport for its operations carbon neutral by 2050.

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    Biden signs order to secure US supply chain network

    2021-03-01T11:58:00Z

    President Biden has signed an executive order designed to fortify US supply chains, including those supporting the production of EV batteries and semiconductors.

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    Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

    2021-02-22T18:05:00Z

    After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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    Texas winter storm blackouts hit automotive sector

    2021-02-22T15:06:00Z

    Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.

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    Fukushima earthquake hits automotive and semiconductor supply chains

    2021-02-16T12:31:00Z

    An earthquake has struck the the north-east coast of Japan, near Fukushima Prefecture, almost ten years since the area was devastated by a much stronger earthquake and tsunami that took 19,000 lives and led to global supply chain disruption.

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    German carmakers race to secure European battery cell production

    2021-02-15T12:41:00Z

    The millions of electric vehicles being produced also need millions of batteries. But where do the German manufacturers source their cells from?

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    SK Innovation banned from the US for 10 years following LG lawsuit

    2021-02-12T15:00:00Z

    The US International Trade Commission has imposed a 10-year ban on SK Innovation for the importation, domestic production and sale of electric vehicle batteries within the US because of intellectual property theft from rival LG Chem. It is a tough sentence, but perhaps unsurprising given the context of the global push to electrification.

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    Decarbonising the supply chain will be a gradual effort

    2021-02-11T09:24:00Z

    With the range of electric vehicles (EVs) available on the market it is possible to buy a car that does not have any tailpipe emissions. The realities of energy generation mean that true zero-emission motoring is still some way off but at least there is a clear first step. Decarbonising the supply chain, however, is a complex issue with many hurdles still to overcome.

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    North American vehicle makers steer a course through Covid

    2021-02-08T14:38:00Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference revealed how a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales has taken the supply chain by surprise and exacerbated the misalignment in inbound supply and capacity caused by the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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    USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

    2021-02-08T11:55:00Z

    The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association point to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around ’alternative staging regimes’ on localisation – with the risk that some suppliers could lose significant business.