Members Corner

Serbia to invest EUR 6 billion for rail modernisation

Land Transport - 2021-09-28

Serbia’s Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced that the government will invest €6bn to modernise the rail infrastructure to get connected with all countries in the region and the EU by ...

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Swedish electric carmaker Polestar to go public

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-28

Electric carmaker Polestar, controlled by Sweden’s Volvo Cars and its Chinese owner Geely, said on 27 September it plans to go public in a stock market debut that could value it at around $...

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"The semiconductor crisis has not peaked yet," warns Andrew Austin

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-28

The widespread effect of the semiconductor crisis on the automotive sector has been well documented of late, with many manufacturers halting production or altering vehicle specs in response to the sho...

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Shift to EVs means huge 'reskilling' job for Europe, study says

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-28

The shift to electric vehicles will force huge changes in the auto industry and require EU backing for 'reskilling' programs to help workers prepare for a zero-emissions future, according to a...

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Progress made on life-cycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) guidelines for alternative low/zero carbon marine fuels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-27

An International Maritime Organisation (IMO) working group has made concrete progress in developing lifecycle GHG/carbon intensity guidelines (LCA guidelines,) to be utilized when assessing the o...

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UK to issue short-term visas to help ease trucker, food industry shortages

Land Transport - 2021-09-27

The United Kingdom will grant temporary visas in an effort to tackle supply chain woes, the government said late 25 September...

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Tesla's German factory will fuel competition, VW's Diess says

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-27

The planned opening of Tesla's first gigafactory in Europe later in 2021 will force local industry to step up its game, Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said...

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Transport Ministers Discuss Afir Proposal

News from Brussels - 2021-09-27

Transport Ministers of the EU gathered on 23 September at an informal meeting in Slovenia to discuss the key aspects the proposal for a regulation on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure...

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Successful Eastern Europe Regional Meeting in Katowice  

News from ECG - 2021-09-24

The Eastern Europe Regional Meeting took place in presence on 23 September in Katowice kindly sponsored by ECG Member CAT Mosolf Poland (CMPL)...

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BP closes some petrol stations amid Heavy Good Vehicle driver shortage

Land Transport - 2021-09-24

Some petrol stations in the UK have been forced to close after the nationwide shortage of Heavy Good Vehicle drivers left forecourts without supplies...

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Freeze fuel duty forever, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-09-24

Business group Logistics UK is calling on government to freeze fuel duty forever to help the sector make the shift to alternatively fuelled vehicles on the road to Net Zero...

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Ports and Shipping are at the centre of levelling up, says ABP Director Simon Bird

Members Corner - 2021-09-24

Last week 13-17 September 2021 thousands of people gathered throughout the week in the nation’s capital for London International Shipping Week...

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VW cuts output at Wolfsburg plant again on chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-24

Volkswagen will reduce production next week at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, as the global shortage of microchips and electronic components continues to hit the automaker...

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Car industry “dirty tricks” seek to derail tough EU emissions standards

News from Brussels - 2021-09-24

The European car industry is using aggressive lobbying and making unsubstantiated claims in an attempt to derail EU plans to cut pollution from road transport, campaign group Transport & Environme...

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Industry leaders and organisations call for government action

Members Corner - 2021-09-23

We have, together with over 150 industry leaders and organisations, called for decisive government action to enable full decarbonisation of international shipping by 2050...

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UN seeks IRU voice in key debate on transport resilience

Land Transport - 2021-09-23

Transport networks around the world, both logistics supply chains and passenger mobility services, are increasingly looking at how they can become more resilient to change, such as the impacts resulti...

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Elkann says Turin is key to Stellantis production

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-23

Stellantis Chairman John Elkann said an investment in a historical production plant in Italy showed manufacturing in the country remained key to the automaker...

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Czech leader demands big changes to EU green deal over cars

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-23

The Czech Republic will demand major changes to the European Union's plan to cut carbon emissions because the current proposal would damage its key automotive industry, Prime Minister Andrej Babis...

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COVID update: ECG Conference 2021  

News from ECG - 2021-09-22

ECG’s annual conference is only a few days away...

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Freight Association Takes on the Task of Spreading the Word About Logistics Jobs to Youngsters

Land Transport - 2021-09-22

Even before the desperate search for qualified staff to manage the mountain of extra customs entries required due to the unsatisfactory Brexit deal, nobody could have accused the British International...

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