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The latest logistics developments in Asia.


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Schaeffler India opens parts CDC in Hosur

2022-08-09T08:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Schaeffler’s division in India has opened a parts consolidation and distribution centre (CDC) in Hosur, in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

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How Audi wants to use its supply chain as a force for good

2022-08-08T07:30:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

Marco Philippi is adapting Audi’s supply chain to meet environmental standards and withstand global crises

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Lithium-ion battery gigafactory database

2022-08-02T09:28:00+01:00By Automotive from Ultima Media

Track electric vehicle lithium battery gigafactories by manufacturer, location, manufacturer, current and planned gigawatt (GWh) capacity.

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Register: Finished Vehicle Logistics survey results – what’s next for global outbound logistics?

2022-07-26T10:57:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Join this livestream to discuss results from the latest vehicle logistics survey with experts at RPM and Automotive Logistics. September 9th at 9.30 EST/15.30 CEST.


Dave Bozeman to replace Frederiek Toney at Ford

2022-07-18T10:21:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Frederiek Toney, vice-president of the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), is leaving the company later this year after a career stretching 22 years. Dave Bozeman will take over from him

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Second quarter survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics now live

2022-07-05T09:54:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

The second quarterly survey from RPM and Automotive Logistics aims to provide an overview of the key trends affecting the finished vehicle sector and how opinions are developing in light of the latest developments


Jumping the chip queue

2022-06-24T13:04:00+01:00By Stuart Todd

There needs to be greater coordination between the automotive and electronics industries to avoid future shortages in supply, say experts from Bolloré, DB Schenker, DHL and Kuehne + Nagel, along with analysts of the semiconductor sector.


Geely launches satellites that will monitor logistics

2022-06-06T23:51:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Geely subsidiary Geespace is builidng a satellite constellation that will provide ”the first one-stop logistics monitoring service platform with real-time management and control of the transport process”.


Logistics in another dimension for SAIC VW in China

2022-06-06T21:00:00+01:00By Marcus Williams, Christopher Ludwig

Susanne Lehmann, who leads logistics at SAIC Volkswagen, reveals how the JV has managed lockdowns in China and is advancing digitalisation and supply partnerships

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Watch: Shanghai rises again for Volkswagen’s supply chain

2022-06-06T21:00:00+01:00By Christopher Ludwig

SAIC VW’s Dr Susanne Lehmann discusses managing China’s Covid lockdowns and how the JV is digitalising logistics and creating more supply chain transparency.

AvtoVaz was forced to stop its plants several times in recent years because of the problems with components

Russia struggles to repair its broken supply chain

2022-05-24T11:36:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Western sanctions against Russia have all but ended Russian automotive production and the country is struggling to source parts from other markets and set up new supply routes to feed the remaining plants in operation


Survey reveals labour a big concern for the finished vehicle sector

2022-05-24T09:52:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

A new survey from logistics provider RPM and Automotive Logistics shows that labour shortages and expenditure is currently a major concern for providers of finished vehicle services

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Watch: Consolations for a container shipping crisis


The global container shipping industry is in a state of disarray that has set it back 50 years in terms of transit and arrival times but there are contingencies that can be taken, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants

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Watch: Finished vehicle logistics – delivering vehicles with better data

2022-05-19T12:21:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Experts from Designwerk Europe, Inform and Seoul Robotics discuss the latest technology designed to help carmakers get their vehicles to market more efficiently and sustainably in the face of ongoing disruption

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Watch: Future battery technology - a journey into the unknown for the supply chain

2022-05-18T23:06:00+01:00By Automotive Logistics

Battery technology expert Greg Ombach explores shifts the balance of power in the value chain and what different cell and pack designs will mean for the battery and EV supply chain.

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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.