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The latest logistics developments in Asia.



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.

Brandon Mason, Eaton

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.

Liu Yuchao FF

Faraday Future names Liu Yuchao senior vice-president of supply chain in China

2021-09-07T12:23:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

As Faraday Future future looks eastward to expand the production and rollout of its flagship FF 91 EV, the firm is making a series of appointments to its team of experts to oversee this process.


Clarity drives focus in the battery supply chain

2021-09-06T15:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The increasing demand from the automotive industry for lithium battery materials could be the next big disruption unless OEMs adopt better risk and contingency analysis says Rekha Menon-Varma, co-founder and managing partner at Vertaeon

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Marcelo Navarro to lead logistics at Lotus as it expands global supply chain

2021-09-01T10:21:00+01:00By Jason Dunn, Christopher Ludwig

Lotus Group has reorganised its supply chain management, with Mike Dickinson leading purchasing and supply chain, and Marcelo Wilson Navarro on logistics. 


DSV Panalpina buys Global Integrated Logistics for $4.1 billion

2021-08-23T16:33:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

DSV Panalpina has bought Agility’s Global Integrated Logistics, with significant gains for its Road, Solutions and Sea & Air divisions, and making it one of the top three logistics providers globally


Sean Bricknell appointed head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars

2021-08-23T13:07:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Sean Bricknell (pictured) has moved from BLG Logistics to take up a new role as head of inbound logistics and packaging at Volvo Cars


Material shortages are forcing a supply chain rethink in automotive

2021-08-19T10:57:00+01:00By Namrita Chow

In the face of material shortages across the board, carmakers and their suppliers are looking a range of radical alternatives as part of drive toward more sustainable closed-loop supply chains

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Nissan and Envision AESC to build battery plant in Japan - reports

2021-08-10T11:46:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

Nissan Motor will reportedly build a lithium-ion battery plant in Japan to support EV production as part of a joint investment project with battery manufacturer Envision AESC.

EV battery is ramping up due to rising global demand

SK Innovation battery division to split off amid rising demand for EVs

2021-08-10T11:16:00+01:00By Jason Dunn

SKI will split off its battery business as an independent company, following a trend of other manufacturers creating separate firms to hone in on battery production.