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    Scania updates supply chain system with JDA

    2019-12-11T10:48:00Z

    Truck and bus manufacturer Scania is revamping its transportation management processes with the purpose of being more agile and smarter as well as using fewer resources… 

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    Volvo using AI to transform trucking

    2019-06-25T14:15:00Z

    Sweden’s Volvo Group is to jointly develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system to enable driverless commercial vehicles to use public roads in an agreement with US software company Nvidia…

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    Volvo’s Vera gears up for shuttle service

    2019-06-19T09:03:00Z

    Vera, an electric, connected and autonomous vehicle (AV) developed by Volvo Trucks, has begun transporting containers between a DFDS logistics centre in Gothenburg to the APM port terminal in the Swedish city…

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    Toyota to use automated trucks at Melbourne parts centre

    2019-05-28T14:54:00Z

    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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    UECC invests in battery hybrid PCTC

    2019-03-13T12:20:00Z

    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has signed a contract for two new-generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) with China Ship Building Trading Company and the Jiangnan Shipyard Group. The first vessel is planned for delivery in 2021, and UECC has options for two more PCTCs. F eature ...

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    Dachser moving spare parts to Germany for Volvo

    2019-03-13T11:30:00Z

    German logistics provider Dachser has signed a contract to transport spare parts from Volvo Car’s Torslanda assembly plant in Sweden, to the OEM’s warehouses in Germany. As part of the contract, Volvo is now able to load a full trailer with spare parts for Germany as the orders are ...

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    Volvo starts shipments to Europe from Ridgeville

    2019-02-25T11:05:01Z

    Volvo has started shipping S60 sedans to Europe from the US, six months after beginning production at its $1.1 billion assembly plant in Ridgeville, near Charleston, South Carolina. “Export markets are critical to the long-term success of our plant and we’re on track to deliver vehicles to our customers worldwide,” ...

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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 ...

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    Stepping up the pace

    2019-01-02T17:30:02Z

    When Groupe PSA bought Opel/Vauxhall from GM in 2017 for €2.2 billion ($2.33 billion), Gefco was already providing logistics services for it. Then, when Opel/Vauxhall renewed its contract for fourth-party logistics (4PL) services with Gefco in October 2018 for a further four years, Gefco was tasked with finding ...

  • The first new XC60 rolls off the production line in Torslanda, Sweden
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    Volvo seeks US tariff relief for China-built SUV

    2018-09-19T10:06:35Z

    Following its decision to shift production of its XC60 back to Europe from China, Volvo Cars has revealed it sought exemption from US tariffs of 25% on imports of its SUV, which were exclusively made in China and exported to the US. So far this year the carmaker, which is ...

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    V8 engine production restarted at Scania

    2018-09-03T14:03:37Z

    Swedish truckmaker Scania is trying to reduce the order backlog for trucks, and industrial and marine V8 engines, because of a strike at an unnamed supplier of cast engine components , which began on June 14 and is reportedly continuing. However, last week the supplier started to produce engine blocks ...

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    Hella disposes of two operations

    2018-08-08T10:08:36Z

    German automotive components and services firm Hella Group is selling its wholesale companies in Denmark and Poland to Swedish aftermarket company Mekonomen to concentrate its activities on the independent spare parts business and develop workshop equipment. “As part of this, we are accelerating the interaction between the divisions and opening ...

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    Damaged Kess vessel being towed to Swedish port

    2018-08-01T09:55:39Z

    Ocean forwarder K Line has confirmed that its ro-ro vessel Makassar Highway , which ran aground off the Swedish coast last week on its way to Sodertalije port in Sweden, has been refloated and is now being towed at a slow speed to Oskarshamn port. Photo credit: Kustbevakningen The ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability

    2018-04-03T09:57:00Z

    Since Geely Holdings acquired it from Ford Motor Company in 2010, Volvo Cars has been reinventing itself, from product development through to its industrial base and supply chain. Today, with a refreshed model line-up and amidst several new launches, sales have grown to record levels, with further expansion still to ...

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    Northvolt picks Skellefteå in Sweden as home for battery factory

    2017-10-24T11:16:16Z

    Northvolt has announced a partnership with the two Swedish municipalities Skellefteå and Västerås for the establishment of Europe’s largest lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant. After an initial assessment of eight Swedish and two Finnish municipalities , Northvolt narrowed its choice down to Västerås and Skellefteå. The company has since decided to ...

  • Siemens eHighway: Testfahrt mit Bundesumweltministerin Hendricks / Siemens eHighway: Test drive with Federal Environment Minister Hendricks
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    Siemens eHighway trial to take place in Germany next year

    2017-08-16T11:52:01Z

    Engineering and technology giant Siemens is to build a 10km overhead contact line on the German motorway system to support electrified freight transport. The line will supply power to a hybrid truck in an initial trial taking place next year. The system will be installed on the A5 Autobahn between ...

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    Executive changes at Volvo Cars' new integrated logistics department

    2017-06-21T09:47:48Z

    Volvo Car Group has confirmed a number of key logistics appointments as part of a wider reorganisation and integration of its global logistics functions. Magnus Ödling (pictured left) has been appointed senior director for global core and car program, a role that will cover logistics engineering across the supply chain. ...

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    Buchhauser joins Volvo Cars as head of procurement

    2017-04-10T17:23:13Z

    Martina Buchhauser (pictured) has joined Volvo Cars as senior vice president of procurement. She joins the Geely-owned carmaker from BMW where, from 2012 until her departure, she was in charge of quality and supply for all interior components at the carmaker’s vehicle manufacturing plants around the globe. Håkan Samuelsson, president ...

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    Scania welcomes plans to promote electrified road technology

    2017-02-01T10:04:44Z

    Truckmaker Scania has welcomed plans by Sweden and Germany to speed up the development of electrified road technology. The plans are part of a new innovation partnership between the two countries launched on Tuesday (January 31 st ) during a visit to Sweden by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The partnership ...

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    Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    2017-02-01T08:31:27Z

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been ...