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EU imposes tariffs up to 38% on Chinese EV imports


The European Commission’s additional tariffs on Chinese EV imports could push them as high as 48% 

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


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


Closing the digital divide at Ford


Ford’s product line manager for material and vehicle logistics IT, Becca Adam, explains the carmaker’s implementation of digital twin concepts 


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

Hoerndlein to lead vehicle logistics for Volkswagen Group Logistics; Bronder moves to SAIC JV

Hoerndlein to lead vehicle logistics for Volkswagen Group Logistics; Bronder moves to SAIC JV


Peter Hoerndlein replaces Oliver Bronder, who will lead logistics across the OEM’s vast SAIC-VW joint venture. 


DHL to provide EV warehousing for Chery brands


DHL will provide warehousing for Chery subsidiaries Jaecoo and Omoda in their entrance to the UK market. 


Volvo Cars promotes Francesca Gamboni to chief supply chain officer


Francesca Gamboni is now chief supply chain officer, and will have combined oversight of procurement, logistics and manufacturing, as Javier Varela leaves the OEM to join Rivian


Restrictions tighten on Chinese semiconductor firms


The US has been increasing pressure on countries in Europe, such as Germany and the Netherlands, as well as South Korea and Japan, to restrict trade with Chinese firms

ALSC Europe 2024 Henner Lehne, Vice President – Global Vehicle Forecasting, Automotive, S&P Global Mobility

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. 

Anouck Arnaud, director of Worldwide Transport Logistics, Mercedes-Benz Group

ALSC Europe 2024 in pictures: Day 2


The second day of ALSC Europe 2024 in Bonn, Germany was a comprehensive exploration of the themes of innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, offering attendees valuable perspectives and strategies to take back to their organisations.

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ALSC Europe 2024 Day two wrap-up


And that’s a wrap! ALSC Europe has finished for another year - join us to take a look at the highlights from the day. 

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ALSC Europe 2024 Day one wrap-up


Join us as we close the first day of ALSC Europe 2024 and take a look at all the inspiring content of the day - as well as what’s in store for us tomorrow


ALSC Europe 2024 in pictures: Day 1


Here’s how the first day of the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe 2024 went. From panels, networking sessions to a grand gala dinner on a boat, the event had it all. Stay tuned for pictures from day two 


ALSC Europe 2024 Cocktail Reception wrap-up


Join us inside the exclusive ALSC Europe 2024 cocktail reception as we get revved up for the hottest topics in automotive logistics! 

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Chinese carmakers ride a wave into European ports


This scenario unfolds as Europe adapts to the increasing presence of Chinese EVs, reflecting broader shifts in the global automotive and shipping industries.

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Ready for any crisis, anywhere in Volkswagen Group’s supply chain


Crisis management has become de rigueur for Group Logistics, and has led to changes in capacity planning, visibility and mindset across the company.

Simon Motter, VW Group Logistics

Volkswagen Group Logistics series: Simon Motter on securing the supply chain


Head of Volkswagen Group Logistics Simon Motter is making sure the supply chain can master disruption and improve resiliency as well as deliver on goals for electrification, sustainability and cost.


BYD wants to conquer Europe by maritime means


BYD’s first own car freighter, the Explorer No. 1, and its maiden voyage to Bremerhaven mark the beginning of a new era for the OEM, which is intended to pave the way to Europe. 

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Maxime Picat, Stellantis talks strategy and influencing supply chain and manufacturing design


The chief purchasing and supply chain officer reveals how Stellantis will improve supplier relations, plan the battery supply chain, localise where it makes sense, and invest in logistics.

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


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.