Examining and explaining the latest logistics developments.


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From the top of Detroit: Welcome to Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2022

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig kicks off the event at the Kuehne + Nagel cocktail reception, pointing to tools, investments and partnerships needed to mitigate disruption.

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Global automotive outlook: no return to normal

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Leading analyst Joe McCabe shares insight on the key trends shaping the market, including EV forecasts, semiconductors and OEMs’ inventory and business models.

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Raising a glass to Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global!

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig gives a sneak peak behind the scenes of the Ryder-sponsored Gala Reception at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Global 2022.

Christopher Ludwig, editor-in-chief in Detroit

Signing off from ALSC Global with a focus on visibility and resilience – and new ways of working

2022-09-27T18:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig recaps the industry’s commitment to improving tier-N visibility and coordination, the value in investing in flexible logistics and in building new relationships.


Finished vehicle logistics global survey: Caution and restraint for the next quarter

2022-09-09T12:30:00+01:00By Marcus Williams, Daniel Harrison

Download the second of our quarterly reports to discover what are the main concerns for those providing and using finished vehicle logistics services in North America, Europe and Asia, and how they have changed since the last quarter. This latest overview is once again based on an extensive survey of carmakers and logistics service providers, amongst others, and reveals the key trends affecting the sector

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Blueprints for the rebound at North America’s vehicle ports

2022-08-10T15:03:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

North America’s main vehicle-handling ports are preparing for a return in volumes as production stabilises and have built in more sustainable ways to process them


Building vehicle supply chains fit for a digital world

2022-08-09T10:24:00+01:00By Ben Waller

The organisation of finished vehicle delivery is at a crossroads and carmakers are grasping the challenge to replace legacy systems with a more robust and agile outbound supply chain


Supply chains made visible as part of US tax credit legislation on EVs

2022-08-02T11:26:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

A new ruling on tax credits for EVs, which is ruled by strict parts localisation targets, means vehicle makers will have to make their material sourcing more transparent 

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Watch: Finished Vehicle Logistics survey results – what’s next for global outbound logistics?

2022-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Stellantis’s head of vehicle logistics for North America, Nick Thompson, and RPM’s Bill Kerrigan discuss results, trends and actions from the second global Finished Vehicle Logistics global survey.

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Chinese vehicle exports see solid growth despite hurdles

2022-07-12T13:18:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

The main carmakers in China have been able to increase exports in the first half of this year despite some adverse disruptions, including the shutdown of the world’s biggest vehicle terminal in Shanghai

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EU Mobility Package falls short on costs and recruitment

2022-07-11T16:04:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

The latest EU Mobility Package could hit the availability of drivers across Europe at a time when the finished vehicle sector is struggling with recruitment and capacity

Christopher Ludwig at FVL North America

Watch: Thank you for joining us at Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022!

2022-06-20T21:26:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig closes out the 2022 Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference, which was the most important gathering of vehicle logistics executives in more than a decade.

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Watch: Welcome to a new world of finished vehicle logistics

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig kicks off Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2022, where the industry came together to address improving ETA accuracy, managing built-to-order vehicles, ensuring capacity and managing cost rises.

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Watch FVL highlights: ETA, capacity, driver shortages and collaboration

2022-06-20T21:25:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Christopher Ludwig summarises key takeaways from FVL North America, where vehicle ETA, capacity and costs were major concerns, but so were finding practical ways to work together.

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Russia struggles to repair its broken supply chain

2022-05-24T11:36:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Western sanctions against Russia have all but ended Russian automotive production and the country is struggling to source parts from other markets and set up new supply routes to feed the remaining plants in operation

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Watch: Forecasting in the never normal – European vehicle production and sales outlook

2022-05-18T22:50:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Learn the outlook for European vehicle production, electrification and ownership models and how they will impact the automotive supply chain

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Finished vehicle logistics global survey: Fishing in troubled waters

2022-05-11T00:19:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Marcus Williams

Download this report to find out what are currently the main concerns for those companies providing and using finished vehicle logistics services around the world. Based on an extensive survey of companies in Asia, Europe and North America, the results give an overview of the key trends affecting the sector and the sentiment in the market as a whole


Vehicle export growth from China stalled by port congestion

2022-04-28T16:53:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

Exports from China in the first quarter of this year were showing impressive gains on the same period in 2021 but the lockdown in Shanghai has hit monthly growth figures


A carbon-neutral network for Volvo

2022-04-12T10:16:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Volvo Cars is making good on its commitments at COP26 to cut carbon from its supply chain operations as well as the vehicles it is making, including through an internal pricing mechanism

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CATL powers ahead with a regional, sustainable supply chain strategy

2022-04-11T23:21:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

With a new carbon-neutral gigafactory in China, and a plant set to start production this year in Germany, the Chinese battery cell producer is scaling its production and logistics to create secure and sustainable battery supply.

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