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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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Tesla invites public to visit controversial European plant

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-22

Tesla is inviting people living near its new German factory to look around the production complex in October...

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Russia sales fall 17% in August on chip shortage

Automotive Industry - 2021-09-22

New-car sales in Russia fell 17% in August as the global shortage of semiconductors continued to squeeze the volume of vehicles available on the market...

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Microchip shortage threatens finished vehicle carriers, warns ECG

News from ECG - 2021-09-22

The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has warned that the “very existence” of finished vehicle carriers is threatened by the ongoing global microchip shortage...

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Changes to Heavy Goods Vehicle and bus driving tests from autumn 2021

Land Transport - 2021-09-21

Some rules about learning to drive an Heavy Goods Vehicle and bus or coach are going to change later in 2021...

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