Automotive Industry

IRU briefs 14 transport ministers on COVID, borders and trade

Land Transport - 2021-10-08

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has addressed 14 Ministers of Transport in a closed door round table session during the 12th Transport and Communication Forum, hosted by the Turkish Minis...

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Skoda will significantly cut output until year-end

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-08

Skoda will "significantly reduce or even halt" production from 18 October untill the end of the year due to the global shortage of chips hobbling the automotive sector...

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Stellantis looks at splitting off Opel plants in Germany

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-08

Stellantis, owner of Opel, is considering splitting off the German automaker's largest plant and a second plant, which is shutting down temporarily next week due to chip shortages...

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ECG Conference 2021: What you need to know

News from ECG - 2021-10-08

The first ECG conference in 2 years, as predicted, has generated a record attendance as the industry celebrates being able to come back together once again...

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Women are ‘the answer to the jobs crisis in shipping’, says Stena Line

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-07

Women are the answer to the jobs crisis in shipping, according to Stena Line, with the Swedish ferry company calling for “diversity in a sector badly hit by Brexit and the pandemic...

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Daimler separates business into strategic management of cars and trucks

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-07

At the end of 2021, Daimler is spinning off its commercial vehicles business into a separately listed and fully independent company called Daimler Truck Holding...

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Latest report from ECG Business Intelligence: Chinese OEMs' strategies for Europe

News from ECG - 2021-10-07

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report from ECG Business Intelligence in partnership with Automotive from Ultima Media...

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DFDS orders 100 electrical Volvo trucks

Members Corner - 2021-10-06

DFDS places large commercial order of electric Volvo trucks which is one of the largest heavy-duty electric truck orders to date...

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Campaign seeks to attract ex-Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers back to the industry

Land Transport - 2021-10-06

A campaign is underway to address the severe shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers in the UK by contacting people with a vocational licence but who are currently not driving for a living in an attem...

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Chip crisis crimps German, UK car sales but electric up

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-06

New car sales in Germany and Britain sank in September as a global chip shortage bedevils the auto sector, but electric demand accelerated in both countries, data showed on 5 Octob...

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EV revolution bringing major change to automotive supply chains

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-06

The switch to alternatively fuelled cars – as well as the disruptions caused by the Covid pandemic – are leading to a re-think of the way automotive supply chains are designed and managed,...

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European battery law will set global standard for the car industry, EU says

News from Brussels - 2021-10-06

Proposed EU legislation to ensure materials for batteries are sourced ethically and sustainably will push up global standards, making Europe a “trailblazer” in the field, the European Comm...

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Pecovasa Renfe Mercancias joins ECG

Members Corner - 2021-10-06

Pecovasa Renfe Mercancías has recently joined the ranks of ECG members! The company, founded in 1988, works in the automobile sector, mainly in railway transportation, with vocat...

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Increase transport investment, Logistics UK urges government

Land Transport - 2021-10-05

Submitting a response to the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review, Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK is urging the government to recognis...

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Germany signs up to e-CMR digital consignment note protocol

Land Transport - 2021-10-05

Germany has signed up to the e-CMR protocol, which is designed to digitalise consignment notices needed for the international transport of goods and make the process more efficient, while at the same ...

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Volvo sales fall 30% in September as chip crisis weighs

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-05

Volvo Car's monthly sales fell 30% to 47,223 in September, dented by the global component shortage, the automaker said in a statement...

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Audi CEO sees chip shortage as 'perfect storm'

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-05

Audi, Volkswagen Group's biggest profit contributor, has to troubleshoot on a day-to-day basis to tackle an ongoing shortage of auto chips, CEO Markus Duesmann said...

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Better Rail-Port connectivity a win-win for Europe
 

News from Brussels - 2021-10-05

The Connecting Europe Express, which is one of the European Year of Rail’s most prominent initiatives, has passed through Rotterdam on 3 October and arrived on 4 October in Antwerp...

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Tran MEPs exchange views with Commissioner Valean on Fit for 55 Package

News from Brussels - 2021-10-04

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee met on 27 September to discuss the Fit for 55 proposals with EU Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean...

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IMO World Maritime Day amplifies seafarer voices

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-04

Seafarer voices were front and centre on IMO's World Maritime Day, with an all-seafarer panel discussing a number of issues relating to this year's theme of 'Seafarers at the core of ...

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