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  • Digital Technology
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    Now is the time to get vehicle distribution out of the stone age

    2020-09-15T14:15:00Z

    The number one strategic challenge for the automotive logistics sector right now is in matching vehicle distribution with demand through new channels of communication and different levels of service. According to Martin Corner, vice-president of global supply chain logistics at Volvo Cars, the future of the automotive sector also depends on better collaboration between carmakers and their logistics service providers (LSPs) on adapting the outbound supply chain to accommodate the growth of electric vehicles (EVs).

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    Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live Overview

    The first Automotive Logistics and Supply Chain Live virtual conference is here, with more than 70 speakers and 30 sessions. Read this overview for insight into the key topics and theme, including electric vehicle and battery supply chains, sustainable supply chains, digital transformation and supply chain resilience. Featuring interviews and keynotes from leading carmakers, tier suppliers, logistics providers and supply chain and trade experts. 

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    The medium is the message

    2020-09-09T11:22:00Z

    Over the last two years leading players in the European automotive industry have been collaborating on a standard for digital messaging that covers outbound logistics processes from the factory to the dealership. The project has involved almost 30 other organisations, including carmakers, logistics providers, software companies, shortsea car carrier lines and terminal operators 

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    Volvo secures battery chain with Circulor blockchain investment

    2020-07-13T10:05:00Z

    Volvo Cars is investing an undisclosed sum in blockchain technology provider Circulor to provide visibility into its battery supply chain

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    First Polestar 2 vehicles delivered through Zeebrugge

    2020-07-06T15:23:00Z

    The first European deliveries of the Polestar 2 performance electric vehicle (EV) landed at the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium last week…

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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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    Changjiu moves Volvo S90 through Suifenhe Railway Port

    2020-05-13T08:17:00Z

    Chinese logistics provider Changjiu Logistics has recently added an alternative rail entry point between China and Russia for Europe-bound shipments of Volvo’s S90 passenger car, which is made at the carmaker’s plant in Daqing…

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    Volvo Cars transforms supply chain and logistics organisation

    2020-04-21T10:53:00Z

    Following the news that Chris Godfrey had moved to a new role at Volvo Cars as head of global outbound to logistics operations, the company has revealed further details of its new supply chain logistics (SCL) reorganisation, which became effective at the beginning of April…

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    Brazil’s automotive industry paralysed in the second half of March

    2020-04-15T10:57:00Z

    Robust growth in Brazil’s automotive market for the first two weeks of March has been sharply undermined by the collapse of the industry in the second two weeks because of coronavirus, according to National Association of Automobile Manufacturers (Anfavea)…

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    Logistics leadership changes at Volvo Cars

    2020-04-08T09:53:00Z

    Chris Godfrey has been appointed the new head of global outbound logistics at Volvo Cars…

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    Calling stop on automotive supply chains: how long can companies survive the Covid-19 crisis?

    2020-03-20T13:48:00Z

    With the coronavirus pandemic causing a level of automotive plant shutdowns not seen since the second world war, suppliers and logistics providers will face failures without direct support from government, and close collaboration with OEMs and industry.

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    Volvo shifting more outbound volumes to rail

    2020-03-16T11:00:00Z

    As part of its climate action plan announced in October last year, Volvo Cars is moving more finished vehicle transport to rail from truck, thereby reducing CO2 emissions from its logistics operations.

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    Taking the assault out of the battery

    2020-01-14T13:12:00Z

    The traceability of raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries, such as lithium and cobalt, is one of the main sustainability challenges faced by carmakers who are investing to meet the consumer demand and regulatory pressures behind the electric vehicle revolution

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    A new dawn of maintenance for the EV aftermarket

    2019-12-11T10:05:00Z

    The EV revolution is great for the planet but problematic for many dealerships that must now reconcile the unique technical complexities of a variety of engines all at the same time

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    Volvo to use new cargo ship from DFDS

    2019-12-04T11:59:00Z

    Danish shipping line DFDS is introducing the ro-ro vessel, Hollandia Seaways, to the Gothenburg-Ghent route, with Volvo set to be one of its customers…

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    Volvo Cars and Geely to merge ICE operations

    2019-10-15T13:51:00Z

    Volvo Cars and Chinese owner Geely intend to combine their internal combustion engine (ICE) activities to form a stand-alone business and become a new global supplier. The unit will develop next-generation combustion engines and hybrid powertrains. While Volvo foresees the powertrain future as electric, the Swedish ...

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    Martin Corner takes up global SCM role at Volvo Cars

    2019-10-02T11:43:00Z

    Martin Corner has moved from the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi (RNM) Alliance to take up a newly created role at Volvo Cars as head of supply chain management

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    Ghent on a roll with new rail terminal and crossdock

    2019-07-30T08:31:00Z

    North Sea Port, the merged port authority at the European ports of Ghent, Vlissingen and Terneuzen, has signed a letter of intent with Turkish logistics firm Ekol Logistics and Belgian groupage firm Transuniverse Forwarding to build a multimodal site at Kluizendok, Ghent…

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    Samsung SDI to supply Volvo with truck batteries

    2019-07-24T09:40:00Z

    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 on track from China to Belgium with ARS Altmann and ICL

    2019-07-22T15:49:00Z

    German vehicle transporter ARS Altmann and Intermodal Container Logistics (ICL) have transported Volvos by train between Xi’an in China and Gent, Belgium.