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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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Boris Johnson implies hauliers are to blame for UK’s poor lorry parking facilities

Land Transport - 2021-10-04

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested that the haulage industry in Britain is to blame for a lack of investment in lorry parking facilities...

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Boris Johnson: No going back to ‘uncontrolled migration’ to tackle shortages

Land Transport - 2021-10-04

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on 3 October said he wouldn't fall back on "uncontrolled migration" to respond to supply chain disruptions, adding there would be a "period...

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VW works council urges faster EV rollout at Wolfsburg plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-04

Volkswagen Group's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, might face historically low output in 2021 and needs a faster shift toward electric vehicles to remain competitive, according to the ...

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Stellantis prioritises making EVs in midst of chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-04

With only so many semiconductors to work with, Stellantis is putting electric cars before combustion-engine vehicles as consumers respond to sweeteners including significant subsidies...

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e-CMR adoption by Germany - A big step forward for digital transport

News from ECG - 2021-10-01

After years of campaigning ECG finally welcomes the adoption by Germany of the e-CMR protocol following the approval by the Bundesrat on 17th September...

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IHS Markit announces major production forecast revision

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

The IHS Markit light-vehicle production forecast has been cut by 6...

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Report: lorry drivers using visa scheme to be paid up to 20% more

Land Transport - 2021-10-01

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, British retail insiders say higher pay is required in order to attract lorry drivers from abroad to take on temporary work through the UK government's...

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Belgian minister wants ease of state aid rules for European rail

Land Transport - 2021-10-01

Belgian Mobility Minister Georges Gilkinet has asked Europe to ease state aid rules for rail transport, both for freight and for international passenger transport, including night trains...

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August car production falls as global chip shortage continues to bite

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

British car production falls -27...

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