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Opel will close Grandland X plant in Germany on chips shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

Opel will close its plant in Eisenach, Germany, from next week until the end of the year because of the global semiconductor shortage...

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BMW raises profit forecast as higher car prices counter chip woes

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-01

BMW raised its profit expectations for this year after higher car prices outweighed a worsening semiconductor shortage that is hampering output across global automakers...

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Successful online Quality meeting held

News from ECG - 2021-10-01

The last online meeting of the Quality Working Group was held on 29 September, with a very good attendance rate from members, OEMs and ECG partners alike...

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VW extends production cuts at Wolfsburg plant until mid-October

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-30

Volkswagen, which is suffering from a shortage of automotive chips, will cut working hours at its main German factory in Wolfsburg until the middle of October...

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Gas truck as bad for the climate as diesel in on-road tests

Land Transport - 2021-09-30

Trucks powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) are no better for the climate than conventional diesel trucks and pollute the air far more than manufacturers claim, new independent tests indic...

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France eyes control over chip agenda in EU-US tech alliance

News from Brussels - 2021-09-30

Top EU and US officials are set to meet in Pittsburgh on 29 September to inaugurate the new Trade and Tech Council (TTC), amid ongoing disruption to the global supply chain of microchips...

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IMO: Seafarers play vital role in ensuring sustainable future for shipping

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-30

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global maritime community have come together to mark World Maritime Day with a focus on this year’s theme: “Seafarers: At the core of ...

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Global transport chiefs urge UN to end humanitarian crisis for supply chain

Land Transport - 2021-09-30

Global road, air and sea organisations and unions have called on the world’s heads of government gathering at this week’s UN General Assembly to end a ‘global humanitarian and supply...

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Automobile Industry Pocket Guide 2021-2022

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-30

Every year, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) publishes this Pocket Guide in order to provide a clear and comprehensive overview of one of Europe’s most strategic a...

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China’s electric carmakers make their move on Europe

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-30

China’s electric carmakers are darting into Europe, hoping to catch traditional auto giants cold and seize a slice of a market supercharged by the continent’s drive towards zero emissions...

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More European lorry drivers disregard UK’s temporary visa scheme

Land Transport - 2021-09-29

On 28 September, drivers on Trans...

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Lack of green maritime fuels makes liquid natural gas a necessity says Commission

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-29

Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a necessary transitional fuel to decarbonise EU maritime activities as the available quantities of zero, or low-carbon fuels are currently insufficient, the European Commis...

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UK haulage industry in crisis as driver numbers haemorrhage

Land Transport - 2021-09-29

The current fuel crisis in the UK, which is being blamed on a severe shortage of Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers available to distribute it, is the latest example of a transport staffing crisis that is no...

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Following election, VW CEO calls for faster CO2 price increase, earlier coal exit

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess is calling for a faster increase in the CO2 price, an earlier coal phaseout and a greater expansion of renewables...

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Germany’s car industry braces for a new government

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

The German election result means tough talks on forming a new governing coalition, but that's good news for the country's car industry...

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EV interest soars as Britons confront fuel crisis

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

Britain's fuel crisis has intensified interest in electric vehicles, based on the record level of inquiries at one online auto marketplace...

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Stellantis criticised by French unions over furlough scheme to cushion chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-29

Two leading trade unions at Stellantis criticised the way the automaker is implementing a furlough scheme aimed at mitigating the impact of a fall in output brought on by a global chip shortage...

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Two new E-Flexer ferries to join Stena Line’s Baltic Sea fleet next year

Members Corner - 2021-09-28

Stena Line is to continue its expansion on the Baltic Sea during 2022, increasing both freight and passenger capacity...

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Drivers using UK visa scheme likely to work for just 2 months

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

A Home Office source has told Inews that the first drivers to take advantage of the UK's new visa scheme are expected to arrive at the end of October...

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Europe’s looming truck driver gap undermines UK appeals

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

A shortage of truck drivers isn't just a British problem...

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