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Valenciaport reinforces the strategy with its hinterland to improve competitiveness

Members Corner - 2021-09-15

The General Manager of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV) Francesc Sánchez, explained in EDEM the keys to consolidate Valenciaport as a strategic port in the Mediterranean...

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Mercedes sees sales stabilising by year-end despite chip turmoil

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-15

The German automaker is pushing to retain its profitability level even as some costs such as travel expenses creep back up once the pandemic eases...

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EU wants ‘Chips Act’ to rival US

News from Brussels - 2021-09-15

The European Commission "will present a European Chips Act" to catch up with world leaders on the design and production of microchips, its President Ursula von der Leyen said on 15 September...

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EU launches ‘Global Gateway’ to counter China’s Belt and Road

News from Brussels - 2021-09-15

The European Union will launch "Global Gateway" as a scheme to compete with China's Belt and Road Initiative — the massive, geopolitically influential network of infrastructure and...

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Road transport industry and EU institutions join forces to integrate migrant workforce

News from Brussels - 2021-09-15

As the European economy begins to recover from the pandemic, mobility networks and supply chains continue to face an increasingly high shortage of qualified professional drivers, which has been a long...

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British Ports Association responds to Government Brexit borders announcement

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-15

Following the government’s Written Ministerial Statement on 14 September confirming a further extension to the implementation of certain post Brexit trade arrangements, the British Ports Associa...

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Green Fleet: Making a Difference for the Environment

Members Corner - 2021-09-14

UECC has made big strides in cutting the carbon intensity of its vessels by taking a proactive approach to fleet renewal and experimenting with alternative fuels - but still sees a lack of market unde...

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Stellantis kicks off China reboot with push to take over Jeep venture, report says

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-14

The automaker is in advanced discussions with state-owned partner Guangzhou on raising its stake in the 50-50 JV...

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In the waiting room: how the chip crunch is now hitting dealer sales

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-14

As semiconductor shortages hit production, most OEMs were able to satisfy demand by running down inventory, but worsening supply shortages are starting to choke off new vehicle registrations, with imp...

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Complying with EEXI – how to speed up decarbonisation without slowing down vessels

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-13

How can shipowners comply with the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and improve the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) of a vessel without reducing sailing speeds? In this article we take a ...

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Eastern Europe Regional Meetings are back!  

News from ECG - 2021-09-13

Registrations to the our first Eastern Europe Regional meeting after more than one year of online meetings are still open...

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Changes to HGV driver testing process: measures a positive step forwards, says Logistics UK

Land Transport - 2021-09-13

The changes to the Heavy Goods Vehicle driver testing process announced on 10 September 2021 show the government is now moving at pace towards a solution to the curr...

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BGL representatives: Germany requires truckers from 3rd-countries to fill shortage

Land Transport - 2021-09-13

Representatives of Germany's Federal Association of Freight Transport, Logistics and Waste Disposal (Bundesverbandes Güterkraftverkehr, Logistik und Entsorgung – BGL), have reportedly s...

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Czech government will fight EU plan to ban combustion engine cars

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-13

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he will defend the country's key auto industry and will challenge a European Union proposal to abandon gasoline and diesel cars by 2035...

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Germany can achieve net zero emissions by 2045 at net zero costs – consultancy

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-13

Germany could transform its economy to net zero emissions by 2045 at net zero costs, because switching to green technologies opens up new markets and opportunities for growth, consultancy McKinsey has...

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UK set to shorten Heavy Goods Vehicle driver testing process

Land Transport - 2021-09-10

The UK government is expected to announce a further shake-up of the Heavy Goods Vehicle driver testing process this week, to fast-track drivers into the haulage industry amid the chronic shortages whi...

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Toyota cuts output again on shortage of chips, parts

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-10

Toyota will slash global production again in October by 330,000 units, as the pandemic and global shortage of automotive microchips continue to bite...

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Latest report from ECG Business Intelligence: Understanding Horizon Europe

News from ECG - 2021-09-10

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest report from ECG Business Intelligence in partnership with Automotive from Ultima Media...

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Maritime safety – three directives under review

News from Brussels - 2021-09-10

The Commission is currently carrying out an impact assessment of three pieces of maritime safety legislation to see whether and how they can be improved...

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CUPRA to go emissions-free by 2030

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-09

CUPRA aims to become a fully electric brand by 2030 – Seat will then continue to offer internal combustion engines and hybrids...

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