Sustainability – Page 8

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    VW puts carbon-neutral exports top of agenda for EV deliveries to the US

    2021-06-15T10:03:00Z

    Volkswagan has moved more than 8,000 units of its ID.4 electric SUV to the US from Germany since March this year and has set out to make the method of delivery as sustainable as the vehicle it is delivering, all part of its ‘goTOzero impact logistics’ strategy

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    Kuehne + Nagel appoints Andrea Debbane global head of sustainability

    2021-06-14T11:53:00Z

    Former sustainability lead at Airbus, Andrea Debbane (pictured), will join logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel as global head of sustainability next month. She says that sustainable logistics is a personal legacy, and will help drive forward the company’s plans for carbon neutral logistics by 2030

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    Cross-sector partnership to promote sustainable materials sourcing in Chile

    2021-06-11T11:34:00Z

    Daimler, VW, BASF and Fairphone have set up the Responsible Lithium Partnership to to promote sustainable development and tackle the negative impacts of material sourcing, beginning with a multi-stakeholder initiative into the impact of lithium mining in Chile

  • Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) ship in port
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    MOL uses AI to more efficiently allocate car carriers

    2021-06-04T16:22:00Z

    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is using a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool to plan the allocation of car carrier vessels across its global network.

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    Graham Hoare to head global operations at Britishvolt

    2021-05-24T14:12:00Z

    Ford’s former chairman of UK operations Dr Graham Hoare has taken on a new role as president of global operations at UK lithium-ion battery producer Britishvolt.

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    Better cooperation is needed to decarbonise the supply chain

    2021-05-18T10:23:00Z

    The automotive industry is investing to decarbonise the vehicles it makes as well as individual links in the supply chain used to deliver the parts and finished vehicles. However, without better logistics planning there will still be a lot of waste and the industry needs to join up its thinking, said Martin Corner, head of supply chain at Volvo Cars, on a recent panel discussion about shipping in the automotive industry.

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    Polestar looks deeper into supply chain with Circulor

    2021-05-11T09:59:00Z

    Polestar has signed a deal blockchain technology provider Circulor that aims to extend its visibility of ethical raw materials sourcing.

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    Nio targets Norway for first vehicle exports

    2021-05-10T09:22:00Z

    Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio will start exporting vehicles to Norway in September this year, beginning with the ES8 SUV. The carmaker will also introduce the ET7 luxury sedan in 2022.

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    VW cuts transport emissions by expanding Zwickau press shop

    2021-05-10T08:14:00Z

    Volkswagen’s electric vehicle (EV) assembly plant in Zwickau, Germany, has taken another step into sustainable manufacturing by investing €74m ($95m) to expand its press shop.

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    Stronger partnerships will drive a more sustainable car sector

    2021-05-04T11:52:00Z

    Overcoming the disruptions caused to the automotive industry over the last 12 months by the Covid pandemic has revealed the importance of long-term partnerships between OEMs, and their parts and logistics suppliers. What is more, at this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe conference, carmakers talked about how important those long-term partnerships are going to be if the industry is to clean up its act and become more sustainable.

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    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live

    2021-04-28T16:03:00Z

    Carmakers and their outbound logistics providers are dealing with a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales post-Covid, which has taken the supply chain by surprise. 

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    Why just-in-time will remain the way forward for Toyota

    2021-04-27T10:54:00Z

    Leon van der Merwe is leading inbound, outbound and service parts logistics for Toyota Motor Europe. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference he told Christopher Ludwig about the carmaker’s strategy to modernise just-in-time and make Toyota’s logistics more sustainable

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    Mastering complexity and getting sustainable at VW

    2021-04-26T15:25:00Z

    Logistics at the Volkswagen Group is a complex business. There are currently 12 brands in the VW Group and every day 8,500 suppliers send parts into 70 assembly plants worldwide, from where finished vehicles are delivered to 150 markets. According to Matthias Braun, head of digitalization and concept development at VW Group Logistics, the company is looking at the latest technology to manage that complexity and do it sustainably.

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    Sustainability means seeing beyond the surface

    2021-04-23T11:33:00Z

    Supply chains need to become more sustainable but you can’t change what you can’t see. Logistics experts at the recent Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference agreed that better tools and partnerships are needed to identify emissions in complex supply chains as a means to start reducing them.

  • BMW Gen5 High-Voltage-Battery for BMW iX3
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    European carmakers need a circular approach to EV production

    2021-04-23T10:09:00Z

    To meet ambitious goals to cut vehicle emissions in Europe, carmakers are focusing all their efforts on increasing the number of battery electric vehicles (EVs) they make and sell. There were more than 1m EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) sold in Europe last year but by 2030 that number is expected to hit 5m in annual sales. That will put a big demand on lithium-ion battery production as carmakers seek to localise supply.

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    UECC launches first LNG hybrid PCTC

    2021-04-19T11:13:00Z

    European ro-ro operator UECC has launched its first pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) and battery power. LNG burns more cleanly than traditional heavy fuels, and the battery component drives auxiliary equipment and reduces emissions in port.

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    Logistics providers call for fairness in calculating shipping emissions

    2021-04-19T11:02:00Z

    Clarity is needed on measuring emissions in shipping but a poorly judged methodology could disadvantage finished vehicle logistics and disrupt the supply chain

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    Inside Volkswagen’s battery logistics

    2021-04-14T09:46:00Z

    Volkswagen Group Components has developed a standardised, returnable container for the safe delivery of lithium battery cells and assembled modules in support of its ambitious electric vehicle goals leading up to 2030

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    Nio delivers record quarterly volume and hits production milestone

    2021-04-12T14:23:00Z

    Nio has announced record deliveries in the first quarter of this year and the production of its 100,000th vehicle.

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    A game of two halves at Europe’s vehicle ports

    2021-04-08T14:27:00Z

    Volatility at Europe’s leading finished vehicle handling ports was made worse in 2020 by the impact of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of the year and then by resurgent demand in the second half. Marcus Williams reports