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Take part in the Automotive Logistics Systems and Software Survey 2024


Take part in our Automotive Logistics Systems and Software Survey 2024!

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BEV adoption in North America will take ‘longer than thought’


 The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) on the North American market outlook.

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VW responds to EU imposing up to 38% tariffs on Chinese EVs


VW has spoken on the European Commission’s decision to add tariffs up to 38% on Chinese EV imports…


Trade wars: Protectionism and its impact on finished vehicle logistics


While intended to bolster domestic industries and foster sustainable growth, the efficacy of stringent duties in dissuading Chinese exporters remains uncertain

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How to democratise data and enable transparency in FVL


Leaders from Ford, Subaru, Volkswagen and more discuss how to enable and improve data sharing and transparency in finished vehicle logistics across North America. 


Data snapshot: North American ports in review


This infographic provides a data-driven snapshot of key ports across the continent, highlighting their volumes across years

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Future-proofing the finished vehicle trucking fleet in North America


Vehicle haulers Jack Cooper, Vascor and United Road give their expert insight into current capacity challenges, competition and consolidation 

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Global and European vehicle production and the impacts on logistics


Following years of deep disruption in the automotive production and logistics supply chain, S&P Global Mobility’s head of global vehicle forecasting outlines what the next months and years will look like for the industry. 

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Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe: Recap blog


Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Europe 2024 

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


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. 


On the road to recovery in the east


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


Bridging troubled waters in global shipping


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


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


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.


Red Sea blog: Live updates


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


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

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Whitepaper: Partnerships in automotive logistics


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


Download our latest North American Automotive Logistics Market Report 2024-2033 to discover clear insight around major automotive logistics industry challenges, including capacity shortages, labour shortages, inflationary pressures, low margins, industry fragmentation, visibility and digitalisation, and adapting to vehicle electrification in parallel with the logistics industry transition to sustainable transport modes.


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Steering sustainability in European vehicle logistics


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.

Sarah Amico, Jack Cooper, Sean Baltazar, RPM and Oskar Orstadious, Höegh Autoliners discussed how to keep pace with change in FVL

FVL capacity constraints likely to remain across North America


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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