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    Returning vehicle sales test Russian ro-ro capacity

    2021-05-04T08:29:00Z

    Returning vehicle sales in Russia are prompting ocean transport providers to return laid up vessels into operation as capacity on international routes becomes tighter. Higher tariffs on containerised vehicle shipments from China is also leading to a switch in mode to ocean, adding to the demand for more services. That is expected to create an imbalance in supply and demand in the ro-ro transport sector in the short and medium-term.

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    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live

    2021-04-28T16:03:00Z

    Carmakers and their outbound logistics providers are dealing with a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales post-Covid, which has taken the supply chain by surprise. 

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    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

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    Sustainability means seeing beyond the surface

    2021-04-23T11:33:00Z

    Supply chains need to become more sustainable but you can’t change what you can’t see. Logistics experts at the recent Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference agreed that better tools and partnerships are needed to identify emissions in complex supply chains as a means to start reducing them.

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    European carmakers need a circular approach to EV production

    2021-04-23T10:09:00Z

    To meet ambitious goals to cut vehicle emissions in Europe, carmakers are focusing all their efforts on increasing the number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) they make and sell. There were more than 1m EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sold in Europe last year but by 2030 that number is expected to hit 5m in annual sales. That will put a big demand on lithium-ion battery production as carmakers seek to localise supply.

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    Light at the end of the Suez canal but challenges for automotive

    2021-04-21T10:48:00Z

    Of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused, the chain reaction of delays and spiralling costs in container global container shipping must have been one of the hardest to deal with. The delays in the Suez Canal were just the icing on an already unappetising cake.

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    Zeebrugge remains busiest European vehicle handling port

    2021-04-06T09:26:00Z

    Despite the impact on throughput, Belgium’s port of Zeebrugge maintained its position as Europe’s busiest vehicle handling port in 2020. 

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    Semiconductor shortage hits Volvo Truck manufacturing

    2021-04-06T08:11:00Z

    Volvo Group has said the ongoing shortage of semiconductors to the automotive industry will cause it to halt production at its truck manufacturing operations in the second quarter of this year. 

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    Bernd Pischetsrieder elected chairman of Daimler

    2021-04-05T16:55:00Z

    Daimler has elected Bernd Pischetsrieder as chairman of its supervisory board, replacing Manfred Bischoff who is stepping down from the role after 14 years. 

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen puts more vessels back into service

    2021-04-05T15:33:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen will reactivate the last three of the ro-ro vessels it placed in cold layup in the second quarter of last year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit finished vehicle volumes.

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    Karl Bernqvist to head procurement at VW Commercial Vehicles

    2020-06-02T15:54:00Z

    Karl Bernqvist is taking over responsibility for procurement at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV). He replaces Jörn Hasenfuß, who left VWCV to manage VW’s Osnabrück assembly plant as CEO and executive chairman on May 1. He moves to the new role in Hannover from Global Truck and Bus Procurement, the purchasing joint venture between VW subsidiary Traton and US truckmaker Navistar

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    Decisive action needed for realignment of India’s supply chain

    2020-05-03T15:21:00Z

    There are opportunities to be had for automotive companies that survive the coronavirus pandemic. However, those companies need to take decisive action on restarting, reshaping and reimagining a supply chain that will change quite significantly and is likely to be characterised by greater localisation…

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    Russia to help fund localisation of parts production

    2020-01-03T17:24:00Z

    The Russian government will allocate state support over the next five years to companies investing in the latest technology who agree to produce parts for more than one OEM, according to a new automotive industry development strategy

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    Russia begins serial production of Zetta EV supported by export trade

    2019-12-11T14:51:00Z

    The Russian government has started serial production of the state-owned Zetta electric vehicle (EV) at a plant in Togliatti, with the first models expected to hit the market in early 2020. Russian Industry and Trade Ministry Denis Manturov said the new EVs are expected to be ...

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    Tesla’s new factory: Berlin gets the gig

    2019-11-15T09:57:00Z

    Electric carmaker Tesla is to build its next Gigafactory in Germany, co-founder and CEO Elon Musk told an awards ceremony in the country on Tuesday.

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    DICV exports 25,000th truck from Oragadam plant

    2019-08-20T11:20:00Z

    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) has exported its 25,000th truck from the Oragadam plant near Chennai and increased exports to more than 7,000 in 2018, an increase of 8% on the previous year 

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    VW takes electric Silk Road train to put ID.R at Heaven’s Gate

    2019-08-20T10:39:00Z

    German OEM Volkswagen (VW) has opted to use the new Silk Road rail route to China to transport its prototype electric ID.R car – and all the ancillary equipment – for a motoring challenge in Tianmen.

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    Contingency costs for Brexit exceed £330m while automotive investment plummets

    2019-07-31T12:05:00Z

    The UK automotive industry has already spent at least £330m ($401m) on contingency plans to cover the country’s departure from the EU, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). At the same time, investment has stalled as automotive manufacturers brace themselves for Brexit and big investors fear a no-deal scenario, said the SMMT’s CEO, Mike Hawes, at a press conference in London…

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    UK automotive on shaky ground amid ‘seismic’ trade shifts

    2019-07-24T11:46:00Z

    Immingham port The UK’s automotive industry is in danger of being crushed by shifting trade relations across different regions of the world, as vehicle import tariffs change between it and the EU, the US and Japan. Uncertainty over the reworking of two of these key ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches Middle East and North Africa conference in Dubai

    2019-06-28T11:24:00Z

    Automotive Logistics is responding to the fast pace of growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with the launch of a completely new conference to be held in Dubai between November 19-20 . Vehicle sales in the MENA region are on a sharp increase, ...