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CMA CGM and MSC join TradeLens blockchain platform

2019-06-03T15:12:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have announced they are joining the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient

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DHL tackles hurricane season with Resilience360 initiatives

2019-05-29T13:39:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

As global hurricane and typhoon seasons kick in, DHL has updated its weather tracking service to notify users of where storms are occurring and how they could impact supply chains. At the same time, the logistics giant has published a report on the potential of these storms in 2019…

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Toyota to use automated trucks at Melbourne parts centre

2019-05-28T14:54:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Toyota’s Altona parts centre in Melbourne, Australia, will deploy six autonomous tow trucks and a reach truck next year to improve reliability, performance and productivity…

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Mercedes-Benz dealer improves performance in Chile

2019-05-22T12:04:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Mercedes-Benz’s official dealer in Chile, Kaufmann is increasing its delivery reliability using vehicle logistics software…

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Prepare your supply chain for Brexit and more

2019-05-22T10:39:00+01:00By project44

project44, which provides cloud-based platform services for shippers and 3PLs, is holding an expert-led webinar next week to help companies prepare for Brexit and other supply chain and logistics disruptions

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Automotive industry angry over US import tariff threat

2019-05-22T10:13:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

 

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Schenker and MAN trial reveals platooning potential

2019-05-21T13:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Driving electronically linked trucks on German motorways is safe, technically reliable and easily applicable to a logistic company’s day-to-day operations, researchers claim after completion of a pilot project…

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Vinturas backing blockchain for supply chain visibility

2019-05-21T08:30:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Vinturas, a consortium of major automotive logistics service providers in Europe, says it will operate a digital, blockchain-based platform from September. The system will provide end-to-end transparency in the finished vehicles’ supply chain, according to a company statement.

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Why all eyes are on Israel for AI

2019-05-17T15:59:00+01:00By Jonathan Ward

In the race to perfect autonomous driving, Israel has proven to be a hotspot of technological innovation – driven, in part, by its military expertise and surveillance tools

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Ford trials self-driving factory robot

2019-05-17T08:21:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Ford is trialling an autonomous robot to deliver parts at its assembly and stamping plant in Valencia, Spain, with a view to using the machine at other factories.

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CDN releases system to ease vehicle data flow between carriers

2019-05-15T08:43:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

 

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Delivering a smarter factory

2019-05-14T14:23:00+01:00By Malcolm Ramsay

Magna Steyr’s vehicle assembly plant in the Austrian city of Graz is not a typical automotive factory; the site, which in 2018 brought its cumulative total production tally to 3.5m vehicles, produces vehicles under contract for OEMs such as Daimler, BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. Efficiency is important in any ...

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Maersk launches digital customs clearance

2019-05-07T15:38:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Shipping line Maersk has launched a digital customs clearance platform, to help customers deal with complex shipping regulations. It claims to be the first container shipping company to offer the service. Various rules must be followed to ensure traded goods enter and exit a country legally. But if a delay ...

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Flight club: Why more logistics operations are signing up to drone technology

2019-05-03T11:06:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

Impressive advancements have been made in drone technology over the last few years and many believe that drones will play a key role in the logistics of the future, for internal business functions as well as deliveries to consumers. In fact, NASA estimates that there will be 7m drones in ...

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Working together to drive out disruption

2019-05-01T16:02:00+01:00By Victoria Johns

In the context of testing trade relations and new technology in supply chains, finished vehicle logistics providers need to work out how to position themselves for the future, delegates heard at April’s FVL North America conference in Huntington Beach, California

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Zim joins TradeLens to boost digitalisation

2019-05-01T11:15:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Global container shipping provider, Zim Integrated Shipping Services, has signed up to the TradeLens digital business platform, a service based on blockchain technology to provide secure shipping data and make global trade more efficient.

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Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant reaches CKD milestone

2019-05-01T10:37:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

Workers at Mercedes-Benz Wörth plant in Germany, have dispatched the 750,000th complete-knock down (CKD) truck kit from the facility’s CKD Centre.

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Toyota North America: Breaking down supply chain barriers

2019-04-30T15:18:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Toyota is realigning its production and service parts organisation by integrating its inbound and aftermarket supply chain departments into a new division called PDAD. Group vice-president of the new division, Alok Vaish, explains the thinking behind it

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A transformation for China's automotive landscape

2019-04-29T18:45:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

Carmakers, logistics providers and tier suppliers joined the heads of China’s leading trade associations in Shanghai this year to assess the sweeping changes taking place in the country’s automotive market. As regulators seek to support business during the slowdown, trade upheaval continues but so does the growth in digitalisation and ...

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Nio targets more dynamic logistics for NEVs

2019-04-29T18:42:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer sees opportunities to improve inventory management and parts handling in its supply chain

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