Automotive Industry

European sales plunge 25% in September amid chip supply crisis

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-15

European passenger-car registrations slumped 25% in September as the microchip shortage squeezed the supply of vehicles to dealerships...

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BMW ready for any ban on combustion-engine cars from 2030, CEO says

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-15

BMW will be ready for any ban on combustion-engine cars from 2030 onwards with an offering of electric vehicles, CEO Oliver Zipse said...

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New European Standard to Ensure Safer Truck Parking is Welcomed

Land Transport - 2021-10-14

Right across the world the need for Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPAs) is paramount as levels of vehicle crime escalate...

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VW CEO Diess warns slow shift to EVs could cost 30,000 jobs, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-14

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess told a supervisory board meeting in September that the company could lose 30,000 jobs if it transitioned too slowly to full-electric vehicles, two sources with knowl...

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Hyundai aims to develop own chips, cut reliance on chipmakers

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-14

Hyundai Motor's Chief Operating Officer said the automaker wants to develop its own chips to reduce reliance on chipmakers...

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The Tropos ABLE can now be ordered with a rear or 3-sided tipper body

Members Corner - 2021-10-13

Tropos Motors Europe is expanding its range of commercial vehicle bodies for its compact Tropos ABLE electric utility vehicles...

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KAPI Logistics is the latest member of ECG

Members Corner - 2021-10-13

KAPI Transport was founded in 2012 and since then the company has been constantly growing and offering support along with comprehensive logistics solutions to the largest car manufacturers and dealers...

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Shipping industry unites to launch Code of Conduct and self-assessment to protect seafarers’ rights and welfare

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-13

13 October sees the launch of a landmark Code of Conduct and self-assessment tool developed to protect the human rights and welfare of the world’s nearly 2m seafarers...

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Fuel for thought

Members Corner - 2021-10-13

UECC is calling for “aggressive” emissions targets to be set by the EU under the proposed move to include shipping in the Emissions Trading System (ETS) that it believes will level the pla...

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Stellantis will turn Turin factory into hub for EVs, Maserati cars

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-12

Stellantis plans to retool its factory in Turin, Italy, into an electric-vehicle hub, transferring production of two Maserati models to the Mirafiori plant...

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Chip shortage: German car transporters fear for their existence

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-12

The serious bottlenecks in global semiconductor production plunge Germany's car transporters into an existence-threatening crisis...

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Europe’s policymakers lag behind truckmakers on CO2 emissions

News from Brussels - 2021-10-12

EU policymakers are lagging behind truckmakers when it comes to CO2 emissions, a new study shows...

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Vehicles remain Britain’s most valuable trade good, as export revenues reach £27bn

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-12

SMMT calls for automotive sector to be the engine of the UK’s future international trade deals after new report reveals vehicles are the nation’s most valuable exported good, worth &...

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Toyota aims to make up lost production as supplies rebound, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-12

Toyota in December wants to restart production that has been curtailed by component shortages after a rebound in shipments from pandemic-hit suppliers...

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XXIV Euromed convention from land to sea Valencia, October 7-10 2021

Members Corner - 2021-10-11

The XXIV Euromed Convention From Land to Sea started on 8 October in Valencia...

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Europe’s policymakers lag behind truckmakers on CO2 emissions

Land Transport - 2021-10-11

EU policymakers are lagging behind truckmakers when it comes to CO2 emissions, a new study shows...

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Fuel duel in the race to power green trucks

Land Transport - 2021-10-11

Millions of trucks rumbling across the Continent keep supermarket shelves stocked, factories humming with just-in-time deliveries of parts and online purchases showing up on doorsteps — but...

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Connecting Europe Express reaches final destination after 20,000km journey

News from Brussels - 2021-10-11

On 7 October, the Connecting Europe Express reached its final destination of Paris after 36 days travelling across Europe - West to East, North to South, and even visiting neighbours outside the EU...

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ECG forced to focus on survival in industry conference - Microchip crisis – impact on vehicle logistics worsens

News from ECG - 2021-10-08

The Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) industry is staring into the abyss as volumes continue to decline, demand fluctuates and forecasts are almost non-existent...

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Construction of the second new Superstar Ro-Pax began

Members Corner - 2021-10-08

Steel cutting, the beginning of construction of the second Superstar Ro-Pax vessel, Finncanopus, was celebrated at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard in Weihai, China on 8 October 2021...

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