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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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    Thyssenkrupp to establish 3D printing centre in Singapore

    2019-04-10T11:28:00Z

    German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp will set up an additive manufacturing facility in Singapore this year to serve as a regional base for the company’s existing TechCenter in Germany. The materials and components maker said it aims to unlock 3D printing’s potential for customers in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region. The centre ...

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    DHL responds to demand for customs brokerage at Port Huron

    2019-04-10T10:37:59Z

    Logistics provider DHL Global Forwarding has hired 49 workers at its Port Huron customs processing centre in Michigan, US. The company said the Port Huron centre relied on state-of-the-art technology and experienced customs brokers, adding it may recruit more staff in the year ahead. DHL is seeing growing demand for ...

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    Russia to set up parts cluster near EU border

    2019-04-09T18:15:00Z

    Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry is planning an automotive components cluster of up to 20 companies in Kaliningrad, the country’s western outpost, which is sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. The federal government intends to make available funds to reimburse between 10% and 20% of capital costs for all projects ...

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    Continental rolls out expansion in Germany

    2019-04-08T17:06:51Z

    German tyre manufacturer Continental has extended its logistics centre in Gross-Rohrheim in Germany to 34,000 sq.m to cater to growing market demand. The 7,000 sq.m increase, equal to a 25% enlargement of the total space, includes an expanded small parts warehouse, with more than 25,000 storage spaces, almost 20,000 more ...

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    In the service of free trade

    2019-04-04T15:59:00Z

    Free trade zones offer many tax and logistics benefits to the automotive supply chain. DP World, with its flagship facility in Dubai, UAE, wants to expand these services in markets in the Middle East and Africa, the UK and the US

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    Cyber-attacks: not a question of if, but when

    2019-04-01T11:38:20Z

    As industry becomes ever more connected, the risk of cyber-attacks is increasing, delegates at this year’s Automotive Logistics Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta were warned. Automation, technology and network communications are now central to the daily operations of carmakers and their suppliers, with a vast amount of information and ...

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    DHL steps on the gas to cut emissions

    2019-03-26T15:35:08Z

    DHL Freight has begun using one of the first long-haul trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which is capable of towing a mega trailer. During a year-long trial, an Iveco Stralis will operate a daily shuttle service between DHL’s logistics centre and a BMW Group production plant in southern ...

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    Honda prepares for sharp rise in EVs and costs

    2019-03-25T16:09:05Z

    Honda has revealed some massive changes across its operations in North America as it prepares for a surge in production of electric vehicles (EVs) and a big rise in logistics costs. Speaking at The Supply Chain Conference last week in Atlanta, George Grahovac (pictured), Honda of America’s new senior ...

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    Technology drives massive change in the supply chain

    2019-03-21T17:58:00Z

    The rise of EVs and higher customer expectations are putting pressure on inbound supply chains and forcing structural changes. Marcus Williams reports from The Supply Chain Conference in Atlanta

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    Electricity crisis hits South Africa’s automotive industry

    2019-03-20T10:43:00Z

    Rolling power cuts across South Africa are threatening the automotive logistics chain, as the country’s overburdened state electricity provider Eskom struggles to meet the needs of business. Vehicle sales are down as consumer confidence has fallen and automotive manufacturers are keeping production going by sacrificing non-essential plant functions. President ...

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    Trump delays tariff hike on Chinese imports

    2019-02-26T11:09:32Z

    US president Donald Trump tweeted late on Sunday (February 24) that he would be delaying the planned increase in tariffs on imports from China, including automotive goods, which were scheduled to rise from 10% to 25% on Friday (March 1). Trump said there had been “substantial progress” in what were ...

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    Automotive industry condemns tariff ‘secrecy’

    2019-02-20T15:01:00Z

    Automotive sector bodies from the US and overseas have rounded on the US Department of Commerce for not giving them access to its report for Donald Trump about possible duties on imports of automotive goods. Trump requested the report in May last year as part of a Section 232 ...

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    Oliver Loch moves to Kerry Logistics as MD of Germany

    2019-02-18T12:32:40Z

    Oliver Loch (pictured) has taken over as MD at Kerry Logistics’ division in Germany. He replaces Ronnie Kempf, who has left the company. Loch brings 20 years of experience in the transport and logistics sector to the position and moves from rival logistics provider Rhenus, where he was an international ...

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    Calling on OEMs, LSPs and carriers to help fight people trafficking

    2019-02-12T16:52:00Z

    Every day, victims of human trafficking are forced to sell sex at truck stops, rest areas, hotels/motels and other locations within the transportation network. Every day, members of the trucking industry are in these same places – and in a position to make a difference. Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT) ...

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    Linamar CEO warns of Trump's metal tariffs

    2019-02-12T15:07:51Z

    The head of Canada’s second largest auto parts maker Linamar says she is concerned no one is talking about the impact steel and aluminium import duties are having on North American companies. Initially imposed by US President Donald Trump at 25% for steel and 10% for aluminium, Canada retaliated ...

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    Honda strikes deal with CATL on battery supply

    2019-02-12T15:04:47Z

    Japanese carmaker Honda has signed a cooperation agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) under which the Chinese battery-maker will supply about 56 GWh of lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries by 2027. The accord, seen as way for Honda to diversify its supply sources, also provides for the companies to cooperate ...

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    Q&A: Scott Krebs, Orbis

    2019-02-08T11:02:13Z

    What does Orbis see as the main problem in providing accurate data on where a container is, whether empty or full, and what is it doing to solve some of these problems for its automotive customers? In the automotive industry, one of the biggest obstacles is standardisation. Toyota puts identification ...

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    Standing up to risk

    2019-02-06T16:00:00Z

    Given that it has recently welcomed a new government, is preparing for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and is tackling a worsening domestic security situation, it is safe to say that the Mexican automotive industry faces significant risks as it seeks to improve on its position as the world’s ...

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    Q&A: Olivier Thouard, customs and tax director, Gefco

    2019-02-06T09:08:12Z

    Automotive companies and their logistics providers have largely been kept in the dark over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and how they will continue to trade vehicles and parts with the continent. The UK exports more than 80% of the vehicles it makes but more than ...