Automotive Industry

EU decision makers can supercharge the shift to electric vehicles

News from Brussels - 2021-12-17

Despite progress, barriers remain to electric vehicle (EV) uptake in eastern and southern Europe...

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Toyota says it will build record 800,000 vehicles in January

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-16

Toyota said it plans to build 800,000 vehicles globally in January 2022, a record for the month, as it ramps up production to make up for output lost to parts shortages...

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IRU welcomes EU green mobility proposals, but warns on mode inequality and lack of TEN-T ambition

News from Brussels - 2021-12-16

IRU, the voice of almost 1m European passenger and goods road transport operators, has welcomed the Package for Efficient and Green Mobility, announced by the European Commission this week...

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Finnlines increases capacity between Finland and Sweden and marks 25th anniversary of commitment to the freight industry

Members Corner - 2021-12-15

Finnlines introduces a larger vessel to operate between Finland and Sweden and upgrades services to cargo carriers and private passengers...

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WHO and ILO form Action Group with global transport bodies to protect workers’ rights and ease supply chain congestion

Land Transport - 2021-12-15

World Health Organisation Director-General Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder have confirmed their organisations will form an Action Group “as a matter of urgency” wi...

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Renault unions agree to plan to cut 1,700 jobs in France

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-15

Three of Renault Group's four main French unions have signed an agreement with the automaker on a plan to eliminate 1,700 jobs in exchange for guarantees on production targets and new model alloca...

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New transport proposals target greater efficiency and more sustainable travel

News from Brussels - 2021-12-15

To support the transition to cleaner, greener, and smarter mobility, in line with the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Commission on 14 December adopted four proposals that will mo...

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The new proposal of the TEN-T Regulation is timely and necessary for modal shift to rail

News from Brussels - 2021-12-15

CER – the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies, EIM – the Association representing the independent rail infrastructure managers in Europe, and UNIFE – represent...

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Fit for 55: an opportunity for the road transport industry

News from Brussels - 2021-12-14

On 8 December, the IRU EU Conference brought together EU decision makers, mobility and logistics leaders, and representatives from industry and non-governmental organisations to discuss...

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VW's Seat cuts output as chip shortage lingers

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-14

Volkswagen Group's Spanish unit, Seat, has added new output curbs at its car plant near Barcelona in December 2021, closing its factory for five days because of global semiconductor supply bottlen...

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Toyota will have lineup of 30 full EVs by 2030; Lexus will be all-electric brand

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-14

Toyota said it would invest ¥4tn ($35bn) to build a lineup of 30 battery electric vehicles by 2030 as the automaker looks to tap the growing market of zero emission vehicles...

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Let’s Call It Renewable Synthetic LNG

Maritime & Ports - 2021-12-13

SEA-LNG exists to support the ongoing development of the LNG decarbonisation pathway and is dedicated to helping shipping thrive through the energy transition...

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Daimler to idle Mercedes plant in Hungary for a month

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-13

Daimler will idle its Mercedes-Benz plant in Hungary for a month starting on 13 December, extending a regular end-of-year maintenance period due to a global component shortage...

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Europe's car industry too reliant on other regions, Bosch chairman says

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-13

Europe's automotive sector has become too reliant on Asia and other regions for vital components such as semiconductors and battery cells, Bosch's outgoing chairman told a German newspaper...

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Transport Ministers Debate Fit For 55 Package

News from Brussels - 2021-12-13

On 9 December, the Transport Council held debates over a number of Fit for 55 Package, including ReFuelEU Aviation, FuelEU Maritime and the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulation (AFIR...

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ECG publishes its response to the CountEmissions EU initiative 

News from ECG - 2021-12-13

ECG published its response to the “CountEmissions EU” initiative which can be accessed here...

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen celebrates naming ceremony for MV Nabucco

Members Corner - 2021-12-10

On 6 December we celebrated the naming ceremony of the Ro-Ro vessel MV Nabucco at the Port of Gothenburg...

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Toyota halts production at 2 Japan factories due to supply-chain shortages

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-10

Toyota has halted production at two factories in Japan due to a supply shortage, a Spokesperson told Reuters on 9 December...

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Finished vehicle logistics industry ‘staring into the abyss’

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-10

The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned that the industry is “staring into the abyss” as further material shortages threaten production schedules that are already vo...

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BMW signs long-term chip deal after global shortage hits output

Automotive Industry - 2021-12-09

BMW signed a long-term deal to secure semiconductors for in-car lighting systems after a global shortage of the components led to shutdowns at some of its factories...

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