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  • TraPac-Container-Terminal
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    Light at the end of the Suez canal but challenges for automotive

    2021-04-21T10:48:00Z

    Of the many disruptions the pandemic has caused, the chain reaction of delays and spiralling costs in container global container shipping must have been one of the hardest to deal with. The delays in the Suez Canal were just the icing on an already unappetising cake.

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    Battery makers settle legal dispute over supply to US

    2021-04-12T14:22:00Z

    LG Energy Solution and SK Innovation are settling their legal dispute relating to EV battery supply in the US and South Korea.

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    DHL Supply Chain report looks at automotive challenges ahead

    2021-04-12T11:59:00Z

    Contract logistics provider DHL Supply Chain has published a report that shows how the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic will create and speed up certain trends in the automotive industry but arrest others.

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    Semiconductor shortage hits Volvo Truck manufacturing

    2021-04-06T08:11:00Z

    Volvo Group has said the ongoing shortage of semiconductors to the automotive industry will cause it to halt production at its truck manufacturing operations in the second quarter of this year. 

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    Nio suspends assembly in China because of chip shortage

    2021-03-30T07:48:00Z

    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) start-up, Nio, has been forced to temporarily suspend operations at the plant it shares with state-owned carmaker JAC in Hefei because of a shortage of semiconductors. The line stoppage will last five days between March 29-April 2.

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    Chips will require changes to the just-in-time model

    2021-03-29T06:46:00Z

    The bottlenecks for semiconductors have caused delays for many car manufacturers, highlighting how supply chains in the tech industry are not always easily compatible with those in automotive. Fabian Pertschy spoke to Lars Reger, chief technology officer (CTO) at semiconductor maker NXP, about the importance of components in today’s vehicles and what long-term effects the current semiconductor crisis may have

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    LKQ Euro Car Parts now using Microlise SmartPOD

    2021-03-23T12:07:00Z

    The SmartPOD mobile app provides drivers with access to delivery and consignment information, as well as providing real-time tracking of deliveries through the Microlise Journey Management system. 

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    How Bosch is connecting its business for the AIoT era

    2021-03-23T11:16:00Z

    Robert Bosch CIO Vijay Ratnaparkhe is continuing a revolution in the company’s corporate IT division as it takes a starring role in connecting Bosch operating units and products – expanding the possibility for data-driven services and AI across the business and supply chain. 

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    A stronger supply chain since Fukushima

    2021-03-22T14:40:00Z

    In the ten years since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese region of Tohoku, carmakers disrupted by the disaster have been working on mitigation strategies to better prepare and respond to the next supply chain threat. Marcus Williams talks to Mazda, Nissan and Toyota about what has been achieved over the last decade

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    Volvo Cars appoints heads of procurement and supply chain management

    2021-03-16T11:47:00Z

    From this month, Volvo Cars has appointed Kerstin Enochsson the global head of its Procurement division and Martin Corner head of its new Supply Chain Management organisation, which combines operations planning and logistics for inbound parts, outbound finished vehicles and aftersales.

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    Mitsubishi to sell models in Europe made by Renault from 2023

    2021-03-12T07:30:00Z

    As part of an agreement to build on joint purchasing and vehicle standardisation announced by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance last year, Mitsubishi Motors will begin selling two models procured from Groupe Renault in selected European markets in 2023.

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    Cédric Chacon drives integration and talent at Gefco UK

    2021-03-08T11:15:00Z

    Gefco UK appointed a new managing director at the start of this year. Despite taking the helm during a stormy period, Cédric Chacon, a Gefco veteran, has ambitious plans to get the different divisions working together more closely and culture the sort of brand loyalty amongst customers that Apple is used to. Illya Verpraet reports

  • Biden supply chain speech semiconductors
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    Biden signs order to secure US supply chain network

    2021-03-01T11:58:00Z

    President Biden has signed an executive order designed to fortify US supply chains, including those supporting the production of EV batteries and semiconductors.

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    Sustainable as standard: Transforming automotive supply chains with BSI

    2021-03-01T08:56:00Z

    In this podcast, BSI’s Robert Brown and Martin Townsend discuss how Covid, digitalisation and the circular economy are reshaping processes and business models across automotive supply chains with Automotive Logistics editor-in-chief Christopher Ludwig

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    Ford Europe invests $1 billion in Cologne for EV production

    2021-02-22T18:05:00Z

    After JLR, Ford has also announced that all its vehicles for sale in Europe will be pure-electric by 2030. It is investing $1 billion in its Cologne (Köln) plant to make that a reality. This move will be supported by the sharing of the VW Group’s MEB electric vehicle platform.

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    Texas winter storm blackouts hit automotive sector

    2021-02-22T15:06:00Z

    Severe weather conditions in the US state of Texas over the last ten days have closed down manufacturing locations, including vehicle and parts supplier plants, as well as disrupting delivery routes.

  • 4. Hyundai Glovis car haulers
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    Outsourcing is a cost-effective means to cope with change

    2021-02-18T12:35:00Z

    Picking the right supplier or logistics partner to troubleshoot supply problems previously managed in-house is proving to be very valuable, according to speakers at the recent Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference.

  • Battery pre-assembly VW Dresden
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    German carmakers race to secure European battery cell production

    2021-02-15T12:41:00Z

    The millions of electric vehicles being produced also need millions of batteries. But where do the German manufacturers source their cells from?

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    Pandemic gives finished vehicle logistics a fresh perspective

    2021-02-09T10:17:00Z

    According to speakers at the Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference there was a silver lining to the disruption inflicted on the automotive industry by the coronavirus pandemic: it allowed companies to look at things afresh and identify where existing problems in the outbound supply chain lay hidden by day-to-day activity.

  • Porsche Taycan North America FVL
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    Porsche turns to ICL for better visibility on vehicle deliveries

    2021-02-08T17:44:00Z

    The continuing need for accurate tracking of vehicles in the outbound supply chain became more of a critical issue last year as assembly plants ramped up production after the Covid shutdowns. Demand for new cars remained strong throughout the crisis, which shrank available inventory 32%, from 3.8m to 2.6m when plants were shut or operating on restricted schedules and according to new safety protocols.