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    Acertus to streamline shipping with latest TMS

    2019-10-16T10:14:00Z

    US finished vehicle logistics provider, Acertus, has launched a transport management system (TMS) for its automotive customers. The company said its new VINIocity platform can connect customers to pre-approved carriers representing 20,000 trucks and streamline the shipping process with free quotes, standard and expedited shipping rates, ...

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    Volvo Trucks opts for Geotab to comply with safety regulations

    2019-10-16T08:44:00Z

    Volvo Trucks’ US division has turned to Geotab for an integrated electronic logging device (ELD) to be coupled to the truck manufacturer’s own factory-fit telematics. Geotab provides global positioning system fleet management and vehicle tracking technology. According to Volvo the cloud-based system provides more reliable data ...

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    AutoMap appoints Mark Sargeant as CEO

    2019-10-09T11:50:00Z

    Mark Sargeant has been promoted to CEO of AutoMap after nine years with the company, most recently moving from his role as vice-president of business development and marketing

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    NYK trials autonomous vessel operations between China and Japan

    2019-10-02T11:32:00Z

    NYK has completed an autonomous vessel trial with its PCTC vessel Iris Leader. The company said the trial is a step toward its goal of operating manned autonomous ships, which should ultimately result in safer operations and a reduction in crew workload

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    Nissan back to normal after IT systems crash in North America

    2019-09-02T09:24:00Z

    Nissan has restored its communication system in North America after a power outage hit its data centre and took out the NNANet system controlling production, dealer and customer systems for five days

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    JLR supplier IAC signs lease at Prologis park

    2019-07-29T14:07:00Z

    International Automotive Components (IAC) has signed an 11-year lease at the Prologis Park Birmingham Interchange, in the UK…

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    BMW Brilliance applies 5G network across China

    2019-07-22T13:32:00Z

    BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) said this week it has become the first carmaker to enable full 5G wireless at all of its plants. BBA has two assembly plants inTiexi and Dadong, along with an engine plantin Shenyang…

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    BMW employs AI for logistics processes in Europe

    2019-07-17T09:33:00Z

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing an increasing role in the logistical aspects of production at BMW’s plants, with the first smart AI control application making its debut at the Steyr engine factory in Austria. BMW is using a camera station at Steyr to identify whether a container ...

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    Using the past to better predict the future of vehicle logistics

    2019-07-09T11:53:00Z

    In finished vehicle logistics and distribution, disruptions and changes in the supply chain often lead to higher costs and bottlenecks, including stock pileups and imbalances in transport capacity. Last year’s implementation of WLTP in Europe was a case in point, as some OEMs faced delays in getting vehicles certified ...

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    VW opens IT centre in Dresden

    2019-06-26T10:41:00Z

    German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has opened a new production software development centre (SDC) at its showcase Gläserne Manufaktur site in Dresden…

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    Volvo using AI to transform trucking

    2019-06-25T14:15:00Z

    Sweden’s Volvo Group is to jointly develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system to enable driverless commercial vehicles to use public roads in an agreement with US software company Nvidia…

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    Surgere joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance

    2019-06-24T16:08:00Z

    Digital supply chain and packaging specialist Surgere has become a member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (Bita), a US-based organisation aimed at helping to educate, advocate and establish standards for blockchain applications in the transport industry. Surgere said becoming a member of Bita was another ...

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    CMA CGM and MSC join TradeLens blockchain platform

    2019-06-03T15:12:00Z

    CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced they are joining the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient

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    DHL tackles hurricane season with Resilience360 initiatives

    2019-05-29T13:39:00Z

    As global hurricane and typhoon seasons kick in, DHL has updated its weather tracking service to notify users of where storms are occurring and how they could impact supply chains. At the same time, the logistics giant has published a report on the potential of these storms in 2019…

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    Toyota to use automated trucks at Melbourne parts centre

    2019-05-28T14:54:00Z

    Toyota’s Altona parts centre in Melbourne, Australia, will deploy six autonomous tow trucks and a reach truck next year to improve reliability, performance and productivity…

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    Mercedes-Benz dealer improves performance in Chile

    2019-05-22T12:04:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz’s official dealer in Chile, Kaufmann is increasing its delivery reliability using vehicle logistics software…

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    Prepare your supply chain for Brexit and more

    2019-05-22T10:39:00Z

    project44, which provides cloud-based platform services for shippers and 3PLs, is holding an expert-led webinar next week to help companies prepare for Brexit and other supply chain and logistics disruptions

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    Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

    2019-05-22T10:13:00Z

    OEMs, parts manufacturers and sector bodies have all strongly criticised Donald Trump’s pronouncement that he is considering levying duties as high as 25% on imports of vehicles and parts into the US. Trump has this week said he would delay any imposition of duties ...

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    Schenker and MAN trial reveals platooning potential

    2019-05-21T13:38:00Z

    Driving electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable to a logistic company’s day-to-day operations, researchers claim after completion of a pilot project…

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    Article

    Vinturas backing blockchain for supply chain visibility

    2019-05-21T08:30:00Z

    Vinturas, a consortium of major automotive logistics service providers in Europe, says it will operate a digital, blockchain-based platform from September. The system will provide end-to-end transparency in the finished vehicles’ supply chain, according to a company statement.