Maritime & Ports

How has the semi-conductor shortage affected the road freight transport industry?

Land Transport - 2021-10-26

As the world has still grappled with the fallout from COVID-19, the introduction of vaccines has helped the global economy slowly get back on its feet...

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Overtaking ban for lorries in Slovenia in force from 1 November

Land Transport - 2021-10-26

An overtaking ban for Heavy Goods Vehicles over 7...

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Chip shortage takes toll on Hyundai's quarterly earnings

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-26

Hyundai Motor said it expects it will take a long time to get back to normal chip supplies after the automaker reported a net profit of 1...

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UECC boosts Cuxhaven service

Members Corner - 2021-10-25

UECC said that in the deepwater port, various imports coming from Russia and also Finland are unloaded and dispatched to the European hinterland...

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Turning tides: how the shipping sector is going green

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-25

The EU will spend the coming years discussing whether European shipping will be included in the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) and thus contribute to the block’s push to curb greenhouse gas...

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Mercedes migrates to more expensive chips to plug shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-25

For Daimler CEO Ola Kallenius, one of the lessons of the global chip shortage is that it's time for an upgrade...

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EU leaders signal alarm over Chinese magnesium crunch

News from Brussels - 2021-10-25

Fears are growing among European Leaders that the EU's industrial recovery from the pandemic is about to be undercut by yet another supply shock: a shortage of Chinese magnesium, which is vital to...

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Heavy Goods Vehicle crisis: 53,000 drivers left profession in past 4 years over poor conditions, Brexit and Covid, data shows

Land Transport - 2021-10-22

The number of lorry drivers in the UK has decreased by a sixth since 2017, while the Road Haulage Association has warned MPs the situation is not improving  The number of Heavy Goods Vehi...

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Tesla's German factory hits snag as public consultation is repeated

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-22

An online consultation for local citizens to express objections to Tesla's huge factory near Berlin will be repeated, the regional environmental ministry said on 21 October, over concerns the proc...

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Brussels defends EU battery law against charges from car industry

News from Brussels - 2021-10-22

The European Commission has brushed off industry criticism that the upcoming EU battery regulation could raise the cost of electric vehicles, arguing that prices will fall thanks to increased manufact...

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Renault cuts 2021 production outlook further as chip shortage shuts plants

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-22

Renault Group said production losses in 2021 because of a global semiconductor chip shortage would be far larger than previously forecast, but maintained its profit outlook thanks to high car pri...

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Greece wants ‘realistic’ EU green policy for shipping

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-21

EU shipping power Greece has told the European Commission that adding the industry to the bloc’s carbon emissions trading scheme should be proportionate and tightly enforced to secure a level pl...

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RightShip: IMO mandate may be too slow to reduce global supply chain emissions

Maritime & Ports - 2021-10-21

RightShip, the world’s biggest third party maritime due diligence organisation and safety experts, has argued that the IMO’s Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensi...

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Renault sees bigger production hit from chip shortage, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-21

Renault expects to produce at least 300,000 fewer vehicles in 2021 year due to a global shortage in semiconductor chips, three sources close to the automaker told Reuters, a much bigger hit than previ...

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VW's Wolfsburg plant is producing fewest cars since 1958, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-21

Volkswagen Group has produced just 300,000 cars at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, so far in 2021, a company source with knowledge of the matter said, the lowest figure since 1958 and far behind...

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Heavy Goods Vehicle driver shortage: UK in a ‘state of logistical disarray’

Land Transport - 2021-10-20

"Anyone with an ounce of common sense would know that if you restrict movement, put in trade barriers and generally make hard-working people feel unwelcome, a lot of them will decide they're ...

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IRU calls out global border chaos risk to SDGs at UN Sustainable Transport Conference

Land Transport - 2021-10-20

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto has outlined major issues confronting cross-border road transport services that are risking pandemic recovery efforts, and longer-term achievement of the UN&rsq...

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Audi extends production stops due to semiconductor shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-20

Audi is extending production stops due to a lack of semiconductor supplies, with most of the assembly lines at its factories in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm in Germany at a standstill this week...

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Outbound sector grapples with reality of reaching carbon neutrality

Automotive Industry - 2021-10-20

The demand is clear: a carbon neutral Europe by 2050...

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CPC is outdated and refresher exams are needless, says Hungarian haulage association

Land Transport - 2021-10-19

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) refresher exams are unnecessary and make it more difficult to employ drivers, which is a significant problem nowadays, says Tivadar Árva...

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