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    Sustainable packaging a priority for the automotive sector

    2020-12-13T18:20:00Z

    Carmakers and tier suppliers affiliated under the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) have published guidance on sustainable packaging aimed at reducing waste in the automotive sector and increasing the amount of packaging that can be recycled. 

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    BMW to use AWS cloud computing software to improve supply chain visibility

    2020-12-11T16:22:00Z

    BMW and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have agreed to jointly develop applications to use AWS’ cloud computing platform to increase efficiency, performance and sustainability across the lifecycle of its vehicles, from design to aftersales services.

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    Christian Friedl takes over as director of Seat Martorell

    2020-12-08T11:52:00Z

    Christian Friedl is moving from Porsche to become director of Seat’s Martorell plant in Spain, starting from January 1. He replaces Rainer Fessel, who is moving to take over the management of the VW factory in Wolfsburg.

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    Mercedes-Benz demands carbon neutrality from supply base

    2020-12-07T13:30:00Z

    Mercedes-Benz is tasking its supply base with the supply of carbon-neutral battery cells and other parts as it strives toward a carbon-neutral vehicle fleet within the next 20 years, part of its Ambition 2039 environmental initiative.

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    Amports takes over Horizon Terminal Services

    2020-12-07T13:12:00Z

    North American finished-vehicle processor Amports has bought the port operations formerly run by Horizon Terminal Services (HTS). In doing so, Amports adds vehicle processing operations at the ports of Jacksonville, Port Everglades and Freeport in the US.

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    GPA starts moving container freight through Mason Mega Rail Terminal

    2020-12-04T17:37:00Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has started moving container freight by rail on newly installed track at the port of Savannah following a $128m investment into the Mason Mega Rail terminal project.

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    Audi using augmented reality for logistics and production planning

    2020-12-03T17:26:00Z

    Audi is using 3D holograms to better plan production logistics processes at its vehicle assembly plants. The use of augmented reality technology removes the need to produce prototypes of equipment or containers, making planning more cost and time efficient, according to the carmaker.

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    Sustainability at the core of Scania’s strategy for the future

    2020-12-03T13:46:00Z

    Scania has a strategy-focused approach to sustainability in its inbound supply chain according to Mathias Wijkström, head of the global Scania Production System (SPS) Office. That strategy encompasses the packaging the commercial vehicle maker uses for inbound parts and is informing its management of the batteries used to power its Scania Citywide electric bus.

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    VW boosts green credentials of lithium battery supply to Zwickau

    2020-11-30T15:13:00Z

    Volkswagen is using a combination of rail and automated unloading to move batteries to its plant in Zwickau, Germany, its first plant dedicated to electric vehicle production, which is currently making the ID.3 and ID.4. The move further reduces the carbon footprint of the plant and is another step closer to its zero-emission sustainability strategy – goTOzero.

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    Marco Prueglmeier leaves BMW to found innovation consultancy

    2020-11-30T14:53:00Z

    BMW’s project leader for logistics innovations and industry 4.0, Marco Prueglmeier, has left the carmaker to found an innovation consultancy called i2Market. The aim of the company is to provide industry with software development, robotics, automated warehousing, artificial intelligence and simulation. 

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    NYK embraces automation and increases dedicated terminals

    2020-11-30T14:48:00Z

    In the face of disruption and a drop in vehicle volumes caused by Covid-19, NYK is looking into the use of automation to reduce contact in storage yards, and remote management of cargo-handling and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) operations. At the same time it is continuing to expand its automotive-dedicated terminals globally

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    Asean region now benefiting from Acts online customs trade tool

    2020-11-30T14:40:00Z

    This week sees the launch of a new online customs transit management system in the 10-member Association of Southeast Nations (Asean), designed to accelerate trade in goods by road. The Asean Customs Transit System (Acts) enables private companies to make a single customers transit declaration that covers the transport of goods across multiple Asean countries without the need to make repeated customs declarations or change vehicles at each border. The online e-transit declaration can be made directly with Asean customs authorities. Companies can track the movement of their goods from loading at departure to delivery at the final destination.

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    VW switches to recycled oil to power ro-ro vessels

    2020-11-27T15:28:00Z

    In an innovative response to lowering emissions in European maritime freight transport, Volkswagen Group Logistics has set up an initiative for ro-ro vessels carrying its vehicles to use vegetable oil, including oil recycled from restaurants and the food industry.

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    Motter to replace Zernechel as head of VW Group Logistics

    2020-11-26T17:21:00Z

    Volkswagen’s Thomas Zernechel is retiring at the end of 2020 after 16 years as head of VW Group Logistics. He will be replaced on January 1 next year by Simon Motter, previously head of supply chain at Audi’s Ingolstadt plant, who joined VW Group Logistics at the beginning of November in preparation for the new role.

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    GM and Motorq use cars’ built-in telematics to streamline fleet deliveries

    2020-11-26T17:00:00Z

    General Motors is integrating its OnStar telematics system with connected car software provided by Motorq to offer vehicle fleet managers real-time visibility of vehicles prior to delivery.

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    BMW launches Idealworks subsidiary to supply logistics automation technology

    2020-11-23T13:41:00Z

    BMW Group has founded a subsidiary called Idealworks to supply autonomous robots to the logistics sector, including companies outside of the automotive industry. The subsidiary, which is based in Munich, Germany, and currently has a team of 30, takes its name from the acronym for industry-driven engineering for autonomous logistics (Ideal).

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    Audi switches to LNG trucks for inbound delivery at Neckarsulm

    2020-11-23T13:05:00Z

    Audi has started using trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) to deliver parts to its Neckarsulm factory in Germany. The carmaker said the two trucks would replace conventional diesel vehicles and save up to 20% of CO2 and around 85% of nitrogen oxides.

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    Scania to build battery plant and research centre in Sweden

    2020-11-23T12:34:00Z

    Scania is building a lithium battery assembly facility at its plant in Södertälje, Sweden to support production of a range of electric trucks and buses. The cells will be supplied by Northvolt in Sweden but battery module assembly onsite will overcome the dangers and cost associated with the inbound delivery of finished modules

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    Vittorio Battaglia takes over as head of Gefco France

    2020-11-23T11:26:00Z

    Vittorio Battaglia has been appointed president of Gefco France and given a place on the logistics provider’s executive committee. He replaces Emmanuel Delachambre, who has moved to become general manager of Hertz France.

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    Electric vehicles supporting sales through pandemic, says head of Gefco Russia

    2020-11-23T09:44:00Z

    Gefco Russia’s general director says that electric vehicles have been the one bright spot in terms of global vehicle and parts shipments in a industry otherwise still suffering from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic