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New impetus for digitalization of shipping in the COVID-19 pandemic

Maritime & Ports - 2020-09-29

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance  of electronic data exchange and the vital need for digitalization and automation, to ensure supply chains conti...

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Brexit: ETF warns of chaos in road transport with port delays at UK border

Land Transport - 2020-09-29

The ETF has addressed a letter to the EU-UK Brexit Negotiation Taskforce to express and share UNITE the UNION’s concerns that Brexit will come with chaos and confusion on the UK border...

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Start-up vehicle makers demand more from their logistics providers

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

Automotive start-ups are well-known for changing the rules when it comes to the cars they produce, as well as their sales and distribution models, but they are doing things a little differently when i...

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Building e-car requires same labour as combustion engine car – BCG study

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

A study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says that there is little difference in the amount of personnel and work involved in building an electric car and a vehicle with a combustion engine, repo...

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France plans to trim EV subsidies, lower limit for CO2 penalties

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

France will gradually cut subsidies for full-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, posing a risk to a segment that is growing but still remains a relatively small portion of the market...

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German car industry says California's 2035 conventional car ban is inappropriate

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-29

The German car industry has criticised California's decision to ban sales of new conventional cars from 2035...

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Higher climate targets must go hand in hand with stronger incentives and infrastructure ramp-up

News from Brussels - 2020-09-29

Message from ACEA's Director General – September 2020 From the outset, I want to stress that the automobile industry supports the EU’s long-term goal of achieving climate neutrality...

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Increasing the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target is necessary and feasible

News from Brussels - 2020-09-29

On Monday 28 September, the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety held a debate with Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the Commission, on stepping up Europe’s 20...

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New chair of the ECG Academy Advisory Board (EAAG) elected  

News from ECG - 2020-09-29

On Friday 25 September, the members of the ECG Academy Advisory Group (EAAG) met virtually for the election of the chairperson...

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Recommendation on Full Body Covers published

News from ECG - 2020-09-28

The ECG Quality Working Group in its recent meetings has been discussing the utilization of Full Body Covers (FBCs) in the supply chain...

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UECC’s eco-friendly PCTCs tagged for new Oslo tram transport

Members Corner - 2020-09-28

New trams for the City of Oslo, Norway, will be delivered using UECC’s eco-friendly duel-fuel LNG PCTC vessels, with new LNG battery-hybrid ships joining the mix in 2021...

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Eurotunnel on track for Brexit disruption as talks falter

Land Transport - 2020-09-28

A report published on Tuesday (22 September) accused the UK government of failing to ensure that the cross-Channel rail link can continue to operate after the Brexit transition is over, while EU offic...

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UK production falls by nearly half in August

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-28

British car production fell by an annual 45% in August as the sector continues to suffer due to the COVID-19 pandemic pushing down demand, an industry body said on Friday 25 September...

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SMMT response to CBI Brexit survey

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-28

"The pandemic has caused immense damage to the automotive sector, with thousands of jobs lost and precious resources diverted to dealing with the crisis at hand...

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Open letter to EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier and to UK Chief Negotiator David Frost and Prime Minister Boris Johnson

News from ECG - 2020-09-25

A EU-UK deal is still possible and remains indispensable Every year, more than 2...

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How to achieve sustainable shipping for a sustainable planet?

Maritime & Ports - 2020-09-25

​A global audience has heard how innovation, the maritime workforce and the role of industry and governments can work to realise shipping's sustainable future...

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UK should support viable suppliers in distress amid COVID pandemic, McLaren says

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-25

Britain should prevent viable suppliers in trouble because of the coronavirus pandemic from going bankrupt, McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt said...

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Daimler to re-tool century-old engine plants in electric shift

Automotive Industry - 2020-09-25

Daimler has entered discussions with its powerful German labor unions to convert key engine and transmission factories for the electric-vehicle era...

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Truck industry and NGOs urge governments to agree road tolls to cut CO2

News from Brussels - 2020-09-25

Truckmakers, logistics operators and environmental organisations have asked EU governments to agree a common position on the long-delayed reform of European truck tolling, a revision which was designe...

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British Ports responds to reasonable worst-case scenario Brexit assumptions

Maritime & Ports - 2020-09-24

Responding to the letter sent to trade bodies by the chancellor of Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove which highlights potential issues for freight traffic after the Brexit transition period, the British...

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