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Semiconductor crisis overshadows big car show

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-09

One of Europe's biggest car shows got underway on 6 September attempting to put a positive spin on an industry clobbered by the pandemic, but there's another huge shadow over any revival ...

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Germany's election will have major influence on auto industry

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-09

Germany's federal election will have a major influence on the future of its auto industry, already in a race against time to meet national and EU emissions targets...

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Electric cars: 10 EU countries do not have a single charging point per 100km of road

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-09

There is a serious lack of electric charging points along the road networks in most EU Member States, according to new data from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)...

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Neptune Lines Announces Mr. Craig Jasienski as the new CEO

Members Corner - 2021-09-08

Neptune Lines is pleased to announce that Mr...

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Shipping industry proposes levy to speed up zero carbon future

Maritime & Ports - 2021-09-08

Leading shipping associations have proposed creating a global levy on carbon emissions from ships to help speed up the industry’s efforts to go greener...

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Almost a third of trucks tested emit dangerous levels of air pollution

Land Transport - 2021-09-08

Nearly a third of trucks in Spain exceed the EU’s legal emission limits, testing in Barcelona and Madrid indicates...

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Road vs rail? Green logistics on Alpbach agenda

Land Transport - 2021-09-08

The Alpach Forum invited IRU to outline the road transport sector’s vision for green logistics in a session on decarbonising freight transport at the renowned annual Austrian even...

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Merkel: Car industry ‘part of the solution’ to climate change

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-08

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 7 September warned against focusing exclusively on electric cars in the race to decarbonise transport, urging carmakers at the International Motor Show (IAA) in...

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Intel to set aside production in Ireland for auto chips

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-08

Intel will dedicate production at its plant in Ireland for the manufacture of chips for automakers as the company pushes into a growing market currently buffeted by shortages that have crippled vehicl...

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Microchip shortage – economic impact worse than Covid - Unpredictability of new crisis threatens survival of vehicle logistics sector

News from ECG - 2021-09-08

The Finished Vehicle Logistics (FVL) industry faces major new challenges...

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DFDS has an ambition to launch the first green vessel by 2025

Members Corner - 2021-09-07

DFDS can accelerate its climate action strategy in an effort to decarbonise the maritime sector sooner than expected...

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German strikes continue despite DB’s court effort

Land Transport - 2021-09-07

German railway drivers continue their strike until at least 7 September...

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Worrying trend towards heavily polluting SUVs undermines carmakers’ sustainability claims

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-07

Carmakers are lining up to show off their latest electric models at Munich’s international motor show, but, behind all the talk of sustainability, engine-driven SUVs are the fastest growing...

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Gartner lays out how OEMs can navigate the global chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-07

The semiconductor shortage is hitting automotive production around the world and that disruption is going to continue into 2022...

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Electrified vehicle demand surges in small volume August but supply issues undermine overall market

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-07

August new car registrations fall -22...

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VW’s electric push ‘can’t go any faster’, says CEO

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-07

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on 6 September it was “impossible” for the German car giant’s electric transformation to happen any faster, but he accused Angela Merkel...

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Mercedes, VW, BMW warn chip shortage could last until 2023

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-07

The global semiconductor shortage may not entirely go away in 2022 and could take until 2023 to be resolved Executives said at the IAA Munich auto show...

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German NGOs push for 2030 combustion engine exit in legal battle with car and gas industry

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-06

The German environmental organisations DUH and Greenpeace have launched legal action against major carmakers VW, BMW and Mercedes Benz, as well as oil and gas company Wintershall Dea over their impact...

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Automakers gear up for an all-electric future

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-06

Europe's carmakers have their orders: Electrify or die...

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VW CEO says smart cars, not EVs, are 'game changer'

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-06

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess said autonomous cars, not electric vehicles, were the "real game changer" for the auto industry...

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