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    All mixed up: the impact of the SUV trend on European car carriers

    2019-06-03T14:23:00Z

    Volumes of finished vehicles may have recovered from the recession, but users and manufacturers of car transporters are now having to handle a very different array of vehicles, including larger and heavier models – with implications for capacity utilisation

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    Shipping and climate change: Are we in hot water?

    2019-05-20T09:22:00Z

    With 2019 set to be one of the hottest years on record, for the shipping sector the issue of climate change is becoming a concern. But how great is the danger to vessels, their crews and cargo? And could there be any upside to global geographical changes?

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    Benedikt Anderhofstadt
    Specialist Green Logistics Strategy (Road)
    BMW Group

    Benedikt joined the Innovation and Industry 4.0 in Logistics department at BMW Group in 2016. He is responsible for the successful implementation of autonomous and alternative fuel-powered heavy-duty trucks in BMW Group’s global supply chain which is part of the company’s Green Logistics Strategy 2050. ...

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    Thomas Irrenhauser
    Project Lead: Robotics, Autonomous Transports & Green Logistics
    BMW Group

    Thomas has worked with BMW Group since 2013, starting his career as a specialist in the early concept phase of new vehicles. Since 2015, he has been responsible for the development of logistics robotics and autonomous guided vehicles as part of BMW Group’s Innovation and ...

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    Still got it: How reuse and recycling can give EV batteries a new lease of life

    2019-04-15T11:40:00Z

    As the EV trend continues, it raises the question of what to do with their hazardous lithium-ion batteries once they have reached the end of their useful life. Options include reuse and recycling, but both of these require special expertise in reverse logistics

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    The long way home

    2019-01-22T12:24:00Z

    For inbound automotive supply chains, returnable packaging just makes sense. No carmaker wants to spend money on wood, paper and cardboard again and again, only to have to fork out straight away for costly waste disposal.

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    Scania trials first CNG truck in Lithuania

    2019-01-15T15:30:48Z

    Truck and engine manufacturer Scania has started trialling the use of trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in Lithuania. The Swedish company has partnered with Lithuanian logistics provider Vlantana and natural gas developer SG Dujos. Potential advantages for Vlantana following the successful adoption of CNG-fuelled lorries, include being able ...

  • Joanne Perry
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    Value of stability in the push for progress

    2019-01-02T09:23:00Z

    I first visited Brazil in 2014, touring a variety of vehicle and component factories on behalf of our sister magazine, Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (and to think, some people go to Rio). I came back home, made a magazine about my trip – and then the market dropped and Brazil entered the worst recession in its history. But now the signs are that Brazil is on its way back up

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    Seat debuts duo trailer

    2018-08-08T10:21:58Z

    Spanish OEM Seat and transport provider Grupo Sesé have begun to pilot a double trailer truck combination to see if it can reduce the cost of delivering inbound components by a quarter. The double trailer approach could help reduce the number of large trucks on the road by ...

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    Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe winners announced

    2018-06-12T21:30:00Z

    The winners of the first ever Automotive Logistics Awards – Europe were revealed in Bonn, Germany, this week. During the event on June 12 – held on the eve of this year’s Automotive Logistics Europe conference – former Opel, Fiat and BMW vehicle designer Chris Bangle handed out a total ...

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    Daimler takes a systematic approach to human rights

    2018-05-09T14:16:53Z

    Daimler has announced implementation of its new Human Rights Respect System, in a move designed to ensure a systematic approach to human rights within its supply chain. The German group already has a long-established supplier sustainability standards system in place which states working conditions must respect human rights and explicitly ...

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    The ethics of sourcing for electrics

    2018-04-27T11:11:38Z

    As the march towards mass-market take-up of electric vehicles continues, there is a growing focus on the sustainability of the raw materials used in the EV and battery supply chain, such as copper, nickel, cobalt and lithium. Generally speaking, the social and environmental impacts of raw material production will depend ...

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    BMW Brilliance opens VDC at Ningbo

    2018-04-05T14:42:05Z

    BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance Automobile in China, BMW Brilliance Automobile (BBA), has opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the Meishin (Meixi) ro-ro terminal in Ningbo-Zhoushan port, the world’s busiest port in terms of cargo tonnage. The facility, which BBA refers to as a decentralised distribution area (DDA), is ...

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    Work begins in China on LNG vessels for VW

    2018-03-28T12:30:42Z

    The Xiamen shipyard in China has begun work on the first of two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) for Volkswagen Group Logistics, which will be operated under charter by Siem Car Carriers and will run on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessels will be in service by 2019, moving ...

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    Vollmer takes production and logistics role at Seat

    2018-03-07T13:24:51Z

    From July 1st, Christian Vollmer will be the OEM’s new vice-president for production and logistics, leading the management of its three factories at Martorell, El Prat de Llobregat and Barcelona in Spain. He will also promote strategies relating to environmental sustainability and the challenges of future mobility, as part of ...

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    ARS Altmann trials gas-powered car carrier

    2018-02-20T17:37:57Z

    German finished vehicle logistics provider ARS Altmann has taken delivery of its first car carrier powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).The Iveco Stralis NP truck was handed over in February to the company’s subsidiary AFT H. Altmann Fahrzeugtransporte and is currently being used on an in-house pilot project in southern ...

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    Melanie Moore takes up lead sustainability role at Wilhelmsen

    2018-01-12T17:21:07Z

    Melanie Moore (pictured) has taken up a newly created role as head of sustainability at Wilh. Wilhelmsen, the global ro-ro shipping line and maritime services provider based in Norway. Moore moves from her role as director of health, safety and security at the company. Moore said the role reflected the ...

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    Audi’s logistics part 1: Prepared for a new reality

    2018-01-04T12:41:00Z

    The recent history of the Audi brand is written deeply into the company’s supply chain and logistics, and can be read across the carmaker’s expanding geography, plant and parts handling operations

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    Renault Nissan Automotive India part 1: Working towards a single standard

    2017-12-21T15:20:42Z

    Among the many global plants of the Renault Nissan Alliance, the factory in Oragadam, close to Chennai in India, stands out in several ways. Though other Alliance factories now also produce multiple brands, the Indian site was the first planned from the beginning as a joint facility, including shared production ...

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    VW pushes its suppliers to raise supply chain sustainability

    2017-12-13T15:20:24Z

    Volkswagen Group has said it is engaging in “intensive” discussions with its suppliers to determine how the sustainability of its supply chain can be improved, especially for the raw materials used in electric vehicles. “We are engaging in intensive dialogue with companies from the mine through to our direct suppliers. ...