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    Recoding the outbound at FVL North America Live

    2021-04-28T16:03:00Z

    Carmakers and their outbound logistics providers are dealing with a strong rebound in North American vehicle sales post-Covid, which has taken the supply chain by surprise. 

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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

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    Decarbonising the supply chain will be a gradual effort

    2021-02-11T09:24:00Z

    With the range of electric vehicles (EVs) available on the market it is possible to buy a car that does not have any tailpipe emissions. The realities of energy generation mean that true zero-emission motoring is still some way off but at least there is a clear first step. Decarbonising the supply chain, however, is a complex issue with many hurdles still to overcome.

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    Credit where credit is due

    2021-01-26T18:19:00Z

    The coronavirus pandemic meant 2020 was a tough year for everyone in the automotive sector. GM was no exception. While the carmaker’s sales for the calendar year reached 2.5m units, total deliveries were down 12% and retail deliveries down 6% for the year. However, toward the end of 2020 retail sales recovered to pre-pandemic levels. According to the carmaker’s executive vice-president, Steve Carlisle, that was down to the efforts made by GM’s workforce. They kept launches on track and each other safe.

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    ALSC Live North America event will focus on recovery and resilience

    2020-12-14T11:39:00Z

    The North American automotive market has shown resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic but its recovery and future success depend on high-performing logistics and supply chains to avoid further disruption and better serve customers.

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    Industry makes last call for zero tariffs and greater clarity on Brexit

    2020-11-16T11:18:00Z

    Bodies representing the UK’s automotive and logistics sectors are calling on the government for a zero-tariff trade deal with the European Union and clearer instruction on customs processes as Brexit negotiations enter their final stage.

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    ECG publishes health and safety report and urges members to contribute

    2020-10-28T17:50:00Z

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has presented the findings of its annual Health and Safety Working Group survey into the dangers of loading and unloading car transporters. It reports that most incidents reported could have been avoided if proper procedures had been followed by the drivers

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    DHL moves into North American finished vehicle logistics with Manheim partnership

    2020-10-08T14:21:00Z

    Manheim auctions’ logistics arm has partnered with DHL Supply Chain to manage its order management, load and route planning and dispatching of vehicles. This also constitutes a first foray into finished vehicle logistics for DHL in North America.

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    Changes in export operations, sales and technology leadership at Navistar

    2020-08-17T12:47:00Z

    Navistar has appointed Friedrich Baumann and Robert Walsh to new roles in sales and technology planning respectively, and expanded the responsibilities undertaken by Phil Christman, president of operations, to include global exports

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    Digital process planning and control project moves to second stage at Bremerhaven

    2020-08-17T11:14:00Z

    Following the successful completion of project Isabella at the German port of Bremerhaven, BLG Logistics is working with its project partners, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (Biba) and software specialist 28Apps Software, on the next phase of development – Isabella 2 – which will digitally integrate multimodal transport links for the optimised movement of finished vehicles

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    Trucking North America: in it for the long haul

    2020-04-30T08:31:00Z

    With a changing model mix and the perennial problem of driver shortages, the US car hauling industry is battling challenges on multiple fronts. But companies are now investing in technology and capacity to future-proof their fleets

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    US outbound sector fighting a storage war in coronavirus crisis

    2020-04-15T11:25:00Z

    The US finished vehicle sector is fighting for space because the outbound supply chain has become congested with excess inventory, resulting in risk of theft and vandalism to vehicles and haulage equipment

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    Next step into the unprecedented

    2020-03-31T15:16:00Z

    The disruption to the global automotive supply chain caused by the coronavirus pandemic is being exacerbated by uncertainty fed by a lack of accurate information. At last week’s Automotive Supply Chain update webinar, presented by Ultima Media’s business intelligence unit, analysts tried to provide some clarity on the current situation and what lay ahead for the industry

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    Watch: BMW prepares its logistics network for global export from Mexico

    2020-02-27T13:09:00Z

    Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control, logistics at BMW Group Mexico talks to Christopher Ludwig about the ramp up in production at the carmaker’s plant in San Luis Potosí

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    Weighing the cost of the EV revolution

    2020-01-14T13:10:00Z

    The rise in the number of electric vehicles being transported in Europe is bringing with it some significant challenges for those carriers tasked with volume shipments. They are having to deal with heavier and higher voltage vehicles that need charging on routes that cross countries with differing regulations on load dimensions

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    Transportes Marva: Investing for the next decade of delivery

    2020-01-08T13:33:00Z

    The Mexican automotive industry has undergone a period of intense growth and is on the path to becoming a global leader in the manufacturing and export of vehicles. This healthy trade relies on quality transport capacity, something that Transportes Marva is well equipped to provide with a fleet of 530 car-carrying trailers

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    Truck drivers temporarily exempt from gig worker law in California

    2020-01-07T11:43:00Z

    While it is designed to provide greater security to gig economy workers, California’s new AB5 law will make it harder for independent contractors to secure sub-contract work for spot haulage jobs during spikes in demand, say operators

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    Running short: US trucking sector battles driver deficit

    2019-12-19T16:39:00Z

    Car transporters across the US are feeling the effects of a significant shortage of drivers across the finished vehicle logistics sector – and are searching for the best solutions to tackle the continuing difficulties it poses to operations…

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    GM Brazil explores alternatives to road to broaden regional sales

    2019-10-09T09:22:00Z

    In Brazil, General Motors is exploring various alternatives to road as a means of exporting finished vehicles from its plants there to other countries in South America. Under consideration are rail, river and coastal shipping, but all will require partnering with logistics companies. There are various aims behind making the ...