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Aluminium is a surface sensitive material, which presents a number challenges in blanking and forming operations.

GM, Tesla, BYD, Toyota & VW at risk of forced labour in Chinese aluminium supply chains

2024-02-27T12:14:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

A report by Human Rights Watch named carmakers including GM, Tesla, Toyota and VW as failing to minimise risk of forced labour in their automotive supply chains. 

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On the road to recovery in the east

2024-02-20T09:14:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

As Eastern Europe’s auto sector rebounds from Covid, it faces the need for infrastructural upgrades and a pivot towards EVs against Chinese market penetration

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Bridging troubled waters in global shipping

2024-01-31T09:26:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Deep-sea vessel operators are facing attacks when transiting the Middle East and Africa but Inchape Shipping Services and Ambrey have recently provided advice in their Global Shipping Report

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UK output reaches 2019 level, but breakdown in Canada trade talks dampens optimism

2024-01-26T17:12:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

The UK’s automotive manufacturing output has topped 1m units for the first time since 2019, but SMMT said UK Canada trade talk suspension is disappointing. 

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GM wins big in 2023, Stellantis and Ford lose out

2024-01-19T17:32:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

GM had the strongest sales in North America last year compared to other OEMs, having sold nearly 2.6m units in 2023, up 14% over 2022 according to market analyst Cox Automotive.

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Red Sea blog: Live updates

2024-01-10T11:15:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Houthi attacks on vessels passing through the Red Sea are increasing, causing container ship and ro-ro operators to reroute vessels to avoid danger. Follow Automotive Logistics’ live blog for the latest updates. 

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Escalation in Taiwan could cause further semiconductor crisis in 2024

2024-01-09T16:01:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

As tensions and regulatory frictions rise, semiconductor supply may face disruption, prompting investment in semiconductor facilities in the US. 

Whitepaper partnerships in automotive logistics

Whitepaper: Partnerships in automotive logistics

2023-12-21T11:13:00+00:00By Megan Kelly

Download today and discover collaborative solutions for operational excellence, capacity enhancement, EV transition and sustainable practices

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North American Automotive Logistics Market Report 2024-2033

2023-12-07T16:08:00+00:00By Daniel Harrison

Discover clear insight around major automotive logistics industry challenges in North America in our latest business intelligence report
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Steering sustainability in European vehicle logistics

2023-10-20T18:58:00+01:00By Ilkhan Ozsevim

Automotive logistics leaders prioritised action over measurement for carbon emissions at this year’s conference held by the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG). Regulatory support, tech diversity, collaboration and trust were flagged as key actions for long-term success.

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FVL capacity constraints likely to remain across North America

2023-10-19T13:29:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Expert panellists at the Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023 conference explained current FVL capacity woes, mitigation strategies and why the issue will not be resolved any time soon.

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Unreliable forecasting remains a key challenge for automotive logistics

2023-10-05T14:33:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Panellists at Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Global 2023 conference revealed the issues they face with unpredictability and the resulting logistics network challenges.

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Top 3 focuses for automotive logistics at ALSC Global 2023

2023-09-26T12:50:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Automotive Logistics has outlined the key areas of focus for the automotive logistics industry to take note of at our ALSC Global 2023 conference.

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Barriers to digitalisation are ‘failures of tech industry’

2023-09-14T15:19:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

The biggest barriers to further digitalisation in FVL are ‘damning’ failures of the technology industry rather than failures of the FVL sector. 

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Capacity constraints continue: finished vehicle logistics survey Q2 2023

2023-09-13T15:00:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Download this exclusive report to discover the latest challenges facing finished vehicle logistics. Based on an extensive survey of FVL users and providers so far in 2023, the results provide clear insight into the specific issues affecting the global vehicle logistics sector. 

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What Tata’s new UK battery gigafactory means for the supply chain

2023-07-19T15:11:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

Tata Group has announced a £4bn battery cell gigafactory in the UK, with JLR as its anchor client. But with Brexit trade tariffs due to be enforced in the UK this year, what does the future look like for the UK’s EV supply chain? 

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BMW powers Spartanburg with ‘local for local’ battery supply chain

2023-06-28T00:28:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

The carmaker’s battery assembly plant in South Carolina will be key to reducing logistics costs and risks in EV production.

European Automotive Logistics Market Report 2023-2033

European Automotive Logistics Market Report 2023-2033: Capacity Constraints, Costs and Collaboration Come to the Fore

2023-06-14T10:47:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

This report forecasts the size of Europe’s automotive and vehicle logistics market, with insights on vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and logistics providers

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Ford names Liz Door chief supply chain officer with aim to make SCM a competitive advantage

2023-06-07T15:23:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Door will lead in securing operations and improving quality and digitalisation across the supply chain. Jonathan Jennings and Dave Bozeman will also leave Ford

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Battery supply chain could bottleneck in 2025, says analyst

2023-06-01T12:03:00+01:00By Megan Kelly

Growing demand for electric vehicles, supported by OEM investment and government incentives, is putting pressure on the lithium battery supply chain, while at the same time, the cost of materials increases 

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