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    British car manufacturing recovery hampered by ‘pingdemic’ and chip shortages

    2021-08-03T12:52:00Z

    UK vehicle production and exports are rising from pandemic lows, but the sector facing serious challenges in supply chain bottlenecks and labour shortages because of the need to self-isolate.

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    Carbon-neutral supply chain a priority for Volkswagen

    2021-07-30T16:06:00Z

    Volkswagen is making a concerted effort to make the way it moves its vehicles as sustainable as the electric vehicles it is moving.  A good example is seen in the export of ID.4 from Germany to the US, as Marcus Williams finds out

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    Trade X gets cash injection for cross-border trade in used cars

    2021-07-28T12:20:00Z

    Trade X has secured a $35m investment from Aimia to support the development of digital services for the used car sector through its cross-border digital trading platform 

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    Now is the time to invest in sustainable port infrastructure

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    Ports are the gateway to supply chain recovery and growth for the North American automotive industry, and officials from the US Maritime Administration, Kuehne + Nagel and the American Association of Port Authorities see opportunity to strong returns on investment in capacity, transport links and digitalisation.

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    Can North American vehicle logistics ports get past Industry 3.0?

    2021-06-30T17:20:00Z

    There are growing capacity demands on ports but many OEMs, processors and logistics carriers depend on manual processes. Volkswagen’s Michael D’Angelo doesn’t think it needs to be that way.

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    SMMT proposes 12-point plan to keep UK car industry competitive

    2021-06-29T16:21:00Z

    At its International Automotive Summit this week, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) outlined launched a policy proposal on what was needed to secure the UK’s future competitiveness as the automotive industry moved toward its electric and autonomous future

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    Carmakers in North America worst hit by semiconductor shortage

    2021-06-23T10:45:00Z

    Joe McCabe, president and CEO, AutoForecast Solutions, told delegates at this week’s FVL North America Live conference that the North American automotive industry has taken the biggest hit globally from the semiconductor shortage, with the crossover segment particularly disrupted

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    Vehicle electrification shakes up export and import flows

    2021-06-11T15:00:00Z

    There are regional differences in the sales and manufacture of electric vehicles that are affecting finished vehicle logistics flows, with some countries with relatively small automotive output becoming the bigger EV exporters. That has consequences for finished vehicle logistics, as a new report from Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, Automotive, makes clear

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    Opinion: How you can avoid car shipping scams in 2021

    2021-06-10T15:16:00Z

    Car shipping scams are on the rise, with fraudsters seeking to con customers out of their hard-earned cash. Information is key and careful research of your car shipping options can help you to avoid falling victim to a scam says CFR Rinkens’ Joseph Giranda

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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

  • Building Europe’s battery supply base
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    Watch: Building a viable and sustainable European battery supply base

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    The huge demand for lithium-ion batteries is requiring massive investments and new supply sources across Europe, and experts from BMW Group, EV battery startup Britishvolt and packaging supplier ORBIS Europe reveal the supply chain opportunities and changes ahead.

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    Watch: A permanent change in container shipping for automotive

    2021-04-23T15:25:00Z

    Capacity, lead time and cost issues in container shipping have disrupted automotive shippers, and long-term structural changes in the sector will lead to new supplier relationships, according to Drewry.

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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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    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster

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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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    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

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    North American vehicle makers steer a course through Covid

    2021-02-08T14:38:00Z

    This year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live conference revealed how a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales has taken the supply chain by surprise and exacerbated the misalignment in inbound supply and capacity caused by the Covid-19 shutdowns.

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    USMCA: The milk in the coconut of North American trade

    2021-02-08T11:55:00Z

    The renegotiated rules on free trade in North America, known as USMCA, have been in effect six months but are coming under stricter enforcement. Trade experts from Toyota and Canada’s automotive supplier association point to risks around compliance and a lack of clarity in some rules, especially around ’alternative staging regimes’ on localisation – with the risk that some suppliers could lose significant business. 

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    Watch: Welcome to the future of North American automotive supply chains

    2021-02-07T19:15:00Z

    Kicking off the on-demand content for Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain North America Live, our hosts set out the trends impacting the industry today and how they will reshape processes, service and partnerships.