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Finished vehicle logistics global survey: Fishing in troubled waters

2022-05-11T00:19:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison, Marcus Williams

Download this report to find out what are currently the main concerns for those companies providing and using finished vehicle logistics services around the world. Based on an extensive survey of companies in Asia, Europe and North America, the results give an overview of the key trends affecting the sector and the sentiment in the market as a whole


LG Chem and Henkel work to control lithium battery fires

2022-04-25T15:46:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Chemical companies are doing their bit to help minimise the risk of fires caused by lithium-ion batteries, with recent announcements for Korea’s LG Chem and Henkel in Germany.


BMW Brilliance extends Dadong plant and integrates logistics

2022-04-20T10:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has completed the extension of its Dadong plant in Shenyang, taking its footprint to 91 hectares. The upgraded facility now includes an integrated logistics and assembly hall with two production lines as well as greater rail access for more sustainable logistics

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CATL powers ahead with a regional, sustainable supply chain strategy

2022-04-11T23:21:00+01:00By Daniel Harrison

With a new carbon-neutral gigafactory in China, and a plant set to start production this year in Germany, the Chinese battery cell producer is scaling its production and logistics to create secure and sustainable battery supply.


Mazda begins direct imports to UK from Japan

2022-04-04T16:54:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Mazda has made its first direct delivery of Japanese vehicle exports to the UK through the port of Bristol, part of a regular service that will delivery vehicles every 10 days. The vehicles are being processed at a dedicated distribution centre at the port. 


Toyota cuts March production plans because of chip shortage

2022-02-14T14:11:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota has been forced to cut global vehicle production by 100,000 in March because of the spread of Covid and its impact on the production of semiconductors.


Britishvolt and Glencore sign agreement to build up battery recycling capacity in the UK

2022-02-03T09:36:00+00:00By Jason Dunn

Britishvolt has announced a joint venture with strategic partner Glencore to build a battery recycling ecosystem in the UK.


Hyundai signs up PSA Cargo Solutions for EV logistics in Singapore

2022-01-31T09:58:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

PSA Cargo Solutions is going to be supplying lead logistics services for Hyundai Motor in Singapore under a new contract signed this month.


Tesla exporting Model 3 from China to Europe with Glovis

2022-01-11T10:38:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

Tesla has signed a one-year contract with global logistics provider Hyundai Glovis to import vehicles made in China for sale in Europe.


UECC celebrates launch of third LNG battery hybrid car carrier

2022-01-10T10:38:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

The third and final in the current series of advanced dual-fuel, LNG battery hybrid car carriers built for European short-sea ro-ro shipping provider UECC has been launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China.

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Automotive outlook: No going back to ‘normal’

2021-11-29T17:30:00+00:00By Automotive Logistics

Top Eaton analyst Brandon Mason discusses how inventory and supply chain issues are impacting North American sales and production, as well as how the industry might be seeing the start of permanent changes


Further cutbacks to Toyota’s global output but recovery is in sight

2021-10-19T08:22:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Toyota is having to make further reductions to planned global production in November because of the shortage in the supply of semiconductors and other Covid restrictions

Kelly Bysouth, IAC chief supply chain officer

Talking strategic planning with Kelly Bysouth, IAC’s chief supply chain officer

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The global tier one supplier’s top supply chain and procurement executive talks about the importance of joining up data across the network and organisation, maintaining free cash flow in inventory considerations and why she wouldn’t take the job unless she was chief supply chain officer and not only procurement.

Marcel Fujike (Keuhne and Nagel), Kevin Butt (Toyota North America), Fred Gersdorff (GM), Alissa Yakali (Honda of America), Neemish Ladwa (Automotive Logistics)

Accelerate to net zero in the supply chain

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Sustainability leaders from General Motors, Toyota, Honda and Kuehne and Nagel discuss how they are working together on common standards, actions and performance to better measure and reduce emissions in the global supply chain, including through The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment.

John Andrew Carmichael (Maersk), Marcus Bennett (Quick), Ryan Etherton (American Axle), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Navigating continuous disruption across global supply chains

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts from North American tier supplier American Axle, premium freight supplier Quick and container shipping and logistics giant Maersk talk about how to reduce risk, including network redesigns, modal shifts, data management and advanced planning.

Michael Andersen (Maersk), Matt Pohlman (First Brands), Maxim Serov (Benteler), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Holding back the tiers: The automotive supplier perspective

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Automotive supplier Benteler, diversified aftermarket distributor First Brands Group together with Maersk outline strategies specific to mitigating risk for automotive tier suppliers.

Chris Styles (Nissan), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Rethinking the semiconductor supply chain

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Executives from Nissan North America, electronics supplier Johnson Electric and semiconductor association SEMI Americas discuss the longer-term strategies required to make the automotive semiconductor supply chain more stable and secure.

Augustin Sustaita (TLE Mexico), Adam Pieniazek (Magna), Philippe Grinstein (CNW), Christopher Ludwig (Automotive Logistics)

Crossing continents and back again – mitigating global logistics and cross-border bottlenecks

2021-10-18T06:00:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Learn how Magna Powertrain, CNW Courier Network, D-Troy and TLE are collaborating and adapting to overcome international logistics and supply chain challenges, with technology, partnership and localisation strategies.

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CATL partners with BASF for EV battery material recycling

2021-09-20T11:38:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

China’s CATL has announced a strategic partnership with German chemicals firm BASF in battery materials solutions that will support recycling of batteries and CATL’s plans for the production of battery cells in Europe.

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In the waiting room: how the chip crunch is now hitting dealer sales

2021-09-13T06:00:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

Most OEMs have met demand through existing vehicle inventory, but worsening chip shortages are now choking off new vehicle registrations, with impacts likely across the supply chain for years.