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GEFCO France and Gardien Transports test biodiesel fuel in car transporters

Members Corner - 2021-12-02

In November 2021, GEFCO France and Gardien Transports started testing synthetic biodiesel made from waste oil and fat as an alternative fuel for two car transporters distributing new vehicles in the H...

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Brenner transit: European transport and logistics industry calls on EU Commission President to take action against Austria

Land Transport - 2021-12-02

Austria's policy to limit goods transport by road in the Tyrol region is increasingly hindering the ability to provide services and move goods through one of the most important transit corridors i...

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Stellantis CEO says EV cost burden is 'beyond the limits' for automakers

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-02

Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said external pressure on automakers to accelerate the shift to electric vehicles potentially threatens jobs and vehicle quality as producers struggle to manage the highe...

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Rail freight in Germany to a near standstill due to construction works

Land Transport - 2021-12-01

The rail freight industry is deeply concerned about the disturbance on the German railway network of the last two weeks, caused by construction works...

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Renault sees 'difficult' chip supply until at least mid-2022

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-01

Renault expects the supply of semiconductors to remain difficult until at least mid-2022, complicating the automaker's turnaround that includes overhauling its factory base...

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Car charging point numbers fall behind as plug-in vehicles surge

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-01

New analysis by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has revealed that the ratio of vehicle chargepoints to plug-in cars deteriorated by -31% during 2020...

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ESPORG launches its Excellence in Truck Parking Award: applications are most welcome by 11 February 2022

News from Brussels - 2021-12-01

ESPORG, the European Secure Truck Parking Organisation, with its public and private partners, from the European Commission, ITF, ACEA, CLECAT, ECG, ESC, UETR, TVM, DEKRA and the Truckers Life Foundati...

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Compared to other parts of the world, development of EU transport infrastructure remains in the slow lane

News from Brussels - 2021-12-01

In recent years, EU auditors have repeatedly highlighted various weaknesses affecting the delivery of large transport projects in the EU...

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ECG Guidelines – Safe loading process now also available in PORTUGUESE 

News from ECG - 2021-12-01

After the publication of the ECG Guidelines – Safe loading process in several languages, we are glad to announce also the publication of the Portuguese ve...

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ECG calls for volume guarantees with automotive manufacturers

News from ECG - 2021-12-01

Logistics service providers face record losses, putting investments and recovery at risk The Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) industry is staring into the abyss as further material shortages threat...

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Visual Inspection Guidelines - Translations published

News from ECG - 2021-11-30

ECG published version 4 of the Visual Inspection Guidelines in September this year, following a 10-month review process...

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Germany’s covid-pass rules present complications for truckers with Sputnik jab

Land Transport - 2021-11-30

Germany's covid-pass requirements, which oblige lorry drivers vaccinated with Sputnik to be tested, creates increasing challenges at loading places, reports German national paper Die Welt...

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Volvo sees supply situation improving after Q3 profit drop

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-30

Volvo Cars said on 30 November the supply of microchips had improved going into the fourth quarter, as it posted its first quarterly report after listing its shares on the stock exchange in October 20...

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Nissan unveils $18 bn electrification push in bid to draw level with rivals

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-30

Nissan Motor Co...

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New German government aims for at least 15 mln EVs by 2030

News from Brussels - 2021-11-30

Germany aims to have at least 15m electric cars on the roads by 2030 in its shift towards climate neutrality, up from a previous goal of 14m, according to the coalition agreement of the incoming ...

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European Commission publishes CountEmissions EU initiative 

News from ECG - 2021-11-29

The European Commission published the “CountEmissions EU” initiative on 19 November...

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Debut Delivery: World’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTC to start trading

Members Corner - 2021-11-29

UECC has taken delivery of the world’s first dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid PCTC that is set to provide significant gains in energy efficiency and emissions reduction as it enters service this yea...

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MEPC 77: For climate progress, shipping needs action from IMO member states on concrete initiatives

Maritime & Ports - 2021-11-29

During COP26 it was encouraging to see the maritime sector being included in the discussion between governments...

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Automakers get inventive as global chip crisis bites

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-29

Whether buying computer chips directly from manufacturers, reconfiguring cars, or producing them with parts missing, automakers are having to get creative to cope with the global shortage of semicondu...

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VW Group rail link makes vehicle logistics more sustainable in Spain

Automotive Industry - 2021-11-29

Seat will begin weekly operations of its new rail service linking its plant in Martorell, Spain with the Volkswagen Autoeuropa factory in Palmela, Portugal...

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