VEHICLE LOGISTICS PORTS & SHIPPING

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    VW begins shipping finished vehicles from Lázaro Cárdenas, Mexico to California

    2020-10-12T14:50:00Z

    Volkswagen and Audi have begun shipping Mexican-made cars headed for the US, from the port of Lázaro Cárdenas to California.

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    Ro-ro shipping line UECC joins UN sustainability pact

    2020-10-12T12:07:00Z

    Norwegian ro-ro shipping line UECC has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, which supports and unites companies to become more sustainable in terms of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

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    CLdN and Rhenus add finished vehicle capacity ahead of Brexit

    2020-10-07T12:27:00Z

    Shortsea ro-ro provider CLdN has been adding capacity on its cross-channel routes, with an extra vessel to be deployed. Meanwhile, LSP Rhenus has announced it is launching an FVL department in the UK. 

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    Mosolf expands into seaport logistics with Wilhelmshaven terminal

    2020-10-05T13:17:00Z

    Finished vehicle logistics provider Mosolf has officially opened its new seaport terminal at Wilhelmshaven in northwestern Germany. It will handle vehicles and other rolling cargo, with an eye to expand to other lines of business.

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    Watch: Building Lucid’s electric vehicle logistics network

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    Electric vehicle startup Lucid is launching its first production model with support from Glovis America in finished vehicle logistics. Head of logistics Greg Henninger shares details together with partners from Glovis on the unique challenge for EV outbound logistics.

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    Watch: Rethinking vehicle logistics network design and optimisation in North America

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    OEMs like Nissan and Volkswagen are working with logistics specialists like Jack Cooper and Inform to deliver the recovery amidst low vehicle inventory, uncertainty from Covid-19 and driver shortages, while looking at how to use technology to optimise networks over the long term. Check out this lively discussion from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: Rethinking supply chain resilience

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    The crisis has underlined how vulnerable the supply chain is to shocks and is leading some manufacturers to reconsider inventory and planning strategies to mitigate disruption and instability. In this session at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, experts debate whether this means a rethink in lean and just-in-time.

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    Watch: How Daimler digitalised its damage claims process for vehicle logistics

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    In a case study presentation at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, Dr Monica Schmickler explains Mercedes-Benz’s new global quality management system, Q.DOME, and how the carmaker is gaining more visibility and data over vehicle transport damage in its global distribution network.

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    Watch: Keeping the metal moving in Europe

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    As the European vehicle logistics sector faces huge challenges and changes, senior logistics leaders from Daimler, Volvo Cars and Hyundai Glovis discuss capacity requirements, digitalisation and requirements from their logistics partners during a panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live.

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    Watch: How to improve agility and flexibility in finished vehicle logistics

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    While vehicle logistics faces ongoing challenges in managing capacity utilisation and visibility, this panel from Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live points to key strategies from FCA North America, Hyundai Glovis and CFR Rinkens for improving load factors and responding to customer needs.

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    Watch: Setting a new standard for vehicle logistics communication

    2020-09-28T17:00:00Z

    An industry-wide initiative in Europe aims to set a standard for digital communication across all outbound delivery processes from factory to dealer. In this excluive panel at Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live, leaders from key stakeholders explain the systems and benefits, including from Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, ECG, Odette and VDA.

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    VW will stay with Amports at Jaxport

    2020-08-10T11:20:00Z

    Volkswagen has extended its vehicle handling contract with the US east coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) for three years and will continue to work with terminal operator Amports…

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    Watch: Q&A on North American vehicle ports – Livestream Hour

    2020-07-28T21:50:00Z

    Experts including Chris Connor from the American Association of Port Authorities and IT specialist Inform answer questions on North American port vehicle-handling operations, investments, digitalisation and insight on managing through the coronavirus crisis. 

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    Pros and cons on the Pacific Coast

    2020-07-27T16:01:00Z

    The main vehicle handling ports on the US west coast shared some common challenges last year and dealt with them in different ways, but no matter where you were in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic had the same impact on volume throughput and led to a build-up of vehicle inventory.

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    FVL North American Ports 2020

    Last year the top vehicle handling ports in North America continued to deal with capacity issues and volume fluctuations while the US, Mexico and Canada hammered out a new trade agreement. Our review takes in the top 30 ports and analyses what impact the coronavirus has had on trade in the first half of 2020.

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    Inform’s Justin Newell discusses software to optimise port operations

    2020-07-16T10:55:00Z

    Ports are immense operations both in terms of size and complexity, and this is where digital technology can make a big impact: optimising processes, reducing paperwork, organising the workforce and improving efficiency. Justin Newell, chief operating officer at Inform Software, speaks to editor Joanne Perry about the company’s recent work ...

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 12 – North American vehicle ports

    2020-07-15T16:33:00Z

    This week’s show will feature insights into how leading automotive ports have adapted rapidly to manage the crisis, how they are using digital technologies and investing in smart infrastructure to better support the automotive supply chain.

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    Watch: Livestream Hour Episode 11 – Rebuilding greener supply chains

    2020-07-08T16:20:00Z

    In this episode of the Livestream Hour, we look at the how the automotive industry is using new technology to design and execute greener, more sustainable supply chains including reduced emissions and responding to changing legislation. With insight from Kuehne + Nagel, University of Applied Science Stuttgart and CSR Europe.

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    Volvo Cars strengthens service network in South Korea

    2020-06-24T11:42:00Z

    Volvo Cars has announced an investment plan worth 150 billion won ($124m) to boost its aftermarket service network in South Korea as part of an initiative called Service by Volvo…

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    FVL European Ports 2020

    Our review of activity in 2019 at Europe’s vehicle handling ports includes insight into how Zeebrugge and Le Havre dealt with capacity issues through investments in infrastructure and digital technology, and how ports in Spain maintained throughput during the European downturn thanks to a resilient export trade.