Examining and explaining the latest logistics developments.



A Russian market close to catastrophe

2023-02-28T13:11:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

One year since Russia invaded Ukraine the consequent sanctions taken by global companies combined with the exodus of European businesses have shattered the manufacturing base

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Vehicle imports to Russia increase despite legal grey zone

2023-01-17T13:11:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Russian logistics companies are using third parties to move vehicles from Europe, through Iran and across the Caspian Sea into Russia. 

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Challenging times continue: finished vehicle logistics survey Q4 results

2022-12-14T00:21:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the current challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers around the world, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the logistics sector and also captures the wider market sentiment across the automotive industry

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What’s ahead for Mexico? North America production and sales outlook

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Guido Vildozo at S&P Global to explore the latest global trends and drivers shaping carmaker strategies and volume targets, and how this will impact on Mexican automotive production and exports.

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Clean energy, flexibility, digital mindsets: conference day one in review at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Mexico

2022-11-24T16:00:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Mexico’s recovery depends on stronger logistics and more coordinated government policy to support clean energy, infrastructure, trade and electrification. Editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig assesses the significance after discussions with leaders from Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, American Axle and more. 


Ukraine war to shake up car making in the post-Soviet space

2022-11-21T12:54:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Vehicle production in central Asia stands to benefit from the international sanctions affecting the car industries in Russia and Belarus


Iran sets sights on Russia’s automotive market

2022-11-15T12:29:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Iran’s main carmakers are looking to improve sales by targeting consumers in Russia, beginning with sales of Iran Khodro’s Tara model early next year, but there are logistics and quality issues that could compromise plans


Compliance with Mexico’s Carta Porte a concern for the car industry

2022-11-15T11:26:00+00:00By Hazel Southwell

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 


Six notes on a supply chain crisis: key takeaways from ALSC Global 2022

2022-10-04T15:08:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Flexibility rules the waves of logistics, but supply chain managers want better visibility and data to make decisions, while investing in the right skills

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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.

Ryder Gala Dinner

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

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