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    UK automotive supply chain demands support in EV transition


    The industry is calling for an industrial strategy and support in the transition to electric vehicles ahead of rules of origin tariffs being implemented.

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    Geodis pilots electric Volvo FE truck for parts deliveries in Australia


    Logistics provider Geodis is piloting a project with Volvo Trucks in Australia for the delivery of automotive parts to dealers and services centres

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    BMW-led Hycet consortium will develop hydrogen combustion trucks


    With funding from the German government and in partnership with Volvo and DHL, BMW will lead on developing hydrogen combustion trucks

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    Volvo Trucks to start battery production in Ghent


    Volvo Trucks has comleted a battery facility attached to its plant Ghent, Belgium that will supply local production as well exports for overseas locations. Samsung SDI is supplying the cells and modules

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    Kässbohrer and Galliker trial electric car transporter


    Kässbohrer, is developing a battery-powered car transporter that uses electric power not only for its powertrain but also its lifting and loading systems

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    A cleaner corridor for container movements through LA


    Given the ongoing congestion crisis in container throughput at the US west coast container ports, one could be forgiven for thinking investment in more sustainable logistics was low on the agenda. Not so at the Port of Los Angeles, where the port authority is working hand in hand with vehicle and equipment makers, logistics providers and fuel companies to clean up container logistics once and for all.

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    Material shortages are forcing a supply chain rethink in automotive


    In the face of material shortages across the board, carmakers and their suppliers are looking a range of radical alternatives as part of drive toward more sustainable closed-loop supply chains

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    Semiconductor shortage hits Volvo Truck manufacturing


    Volvo Group has said the ongoing shortage of semiconductors to the automotive industry will cause it to halt production at its truck manufacturing operations in the second quarter of this year. 

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    Delegates to reimagine a more resilient and sustainable supply chain at ALSC Europe Live


    The lessons learned through the Covid pandemic and the acceleration in the adoption of digital tools to help solve problems now stands the sector in good stead to embrace a more sustainable future, as mobility is redefined by electric and connected priorities. At this year’s Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Europe Live conference, which takes place between April 20-21, discussions will focus on solving the current logistics challenges but also renewing the vitality of the European automotive sector through better informed strategies, more sustainable products, and more efficient and resilient operations.

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    James Buckingham
    Director Customs & Logistics
    Nikola Motor Company


    James Buckingham has over 25 years of experience in logistics and international trade. He joined hydrogen fuel cell truck manufacturer and electric vehicle start-up Nikola Motor Corporation in March 2019. Prior to this, he spent over 13 years leading Volvo group’s Customs and Trade function in North America. James started his career at Yusen Global Logistics as an export clerk, working his way up to Assistant Branch Manager. He then spent time as both Import Manager and Customs Compliance Manager for retailer, Dollar Tree Stores. James is a U.S. Licensed Customs Broker.

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    Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries


    South Korea’s Samsung SDI has agreed to provide battery cells and modules to Volvo Group. The deal is part of an alliance the pair has signed to develop battery packs for Volvo’s electric-powered trucks…

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    Volvo using AI to transform trucking


    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 Cars: Outbound evolutions


    The vehicle yard at Torslanda, at Volvo Cars’ global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, is just one part of the OEM’s growing global logistics operations, but it is a good place to glimpse some important changes and innovations. For example, the global shape of the Geely-owned carmaker’s expanding production footprint ...

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    Volvo Cars: Leaning towards greater stability


    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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    Japan trials truck platooning


    Hino Motors, Isuzu Motors, Volvo group-owned UD Trucks and Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus have begun highway testing of truck platooning in Japan, under a project backed by the government.Each platoon consists of three 12-metre trucks, spaced about 35 metres apart and driving at 80km/h on motorways near ...

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    WWL sells Australia inland transport business to Prixcar for a 20% stake


    Norwegian transport and logistics provider, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), has confirmed it will sell its inland transport and technical service business in Australia to local finished vehicle logistics services provider Prixcar, in exchange for a 20% share in that company.WWL would not confirm what that share of Prixcar was worth. ...

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    UK’s Road Haulage Association brings case against truck cartel


    The UK’s Road Haulage Association (RHA) has invited haulage and logistics firms to sign up, free of charge, to its legal case brought before the Competition Tribunal in London, seeking compensation from a group of truck manufacturers found guilty of price fixing by the European Commission last year.In July last ...

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    Omnitracs to offer Peloton’s platooning solution to customers


    Fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs has formed a partnership with Peloton Technology allowing the former to offer the latter’s truck platooning solution to its customers.This year, Peloton will begin filling pre-orders of its platooning product for Class 8 trucks. The Silicon Valley-based company’s investors include Volvo Group, UPS, Intel Capital ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies


    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"]Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, that ...

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    JLR part 1: Ensuring logistics is not a victim of success


    With so much expansion, change and inevitable risk still ahead of the carmaker, JLR’s director of global material planning and logistics, David Dyke, is pushing his department’s influence across the company and the supply chain to gain efficiency and further strength