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  • Electric vehicles

    News » Daimler launches Fuso eCanter electric light-duty truck

    September 20th 2017 Daimler’s Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched the Fuso eCanter, an all-electric, light-duty truck. The first vehicles will be delivered to customers in the US, Europe and Japan before the end of the year. The company is planning to produce a total of 500 trucks over the next two years, with larger […]
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  • Supply chain

    News » Volkswagen joins global battery alliance aiming to clean up supply chain

    September 20th 2017 Volkswagen has been named amongst a group of corporations and NGOs aiming to end child labour, hazardous working conditions, pollution and environmental damage in the global battery supply chain. The Global Battery Alliance was launched this week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Summit and aims to create a responsible value chain […]
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  • Live Stream

    News » Watch the Automotive Logistics Global Conference Live

    September 20th 2017 The Automotive Logistics Global Conference takes place in Detroit on Wednesday and Thursday, September 20th-21st, and will be streamed Live online. Click here to find out more about this event, which will truly help your organisation prepare for the challenges of the market ahead. Now in its 18th year, Automotive Logistics Global is the must-attend event in the […]
  • Rail

    News » Union Pacific combines intermodal and automotive, creates new logistics entity

    September 20th 2017 US railroad company, Union Pacific, has consolidated four of its subsidiaries into one logistics entity as part of a reorganisation of marketing and sales that also sees six of its business units reduced to four. As part of the change, the company’s automotive and intermodal business units have been combined to form a Premium unit […]
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  • Systems security

    News » FedEx puts hit from recent cyber-attack at $300m

    September 20th 2017 Global courier FedEx has valued the impact of June’s NotPetya cyber-attack on its TNT Express subsidiary at $300m, mostly relating to lost revenues. The cyber-attack happened on June 27th, hitting as many as 7,000 companies globally. It was distributed through Ukrainian accounting software called MeDoc, used for filing tax returns in the country. The MeDoc software […]
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  • Aftermarket

    News » VW expanding parts centre in Bangalore

    September 20th 2017 Volkswagen has expanded its regional parts distribution centre (PDC) in Bangalore, India with an investment of 12 crores ($1.8m). The recent work has enlarged the facility to 7,900 sq.m. The PDC, which opened in 2015 with an investment of $4.7m, now serves more than 100 VW Group dealerships across the southern part of country with […]
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  • 3PL

    News » Ceva continues to invest in automotive services

    September 19th 2017 Ceva Logistics is investing in 120 new trucks to upgrade its fleet in the UK between now and the end of the year. The company said the 44-tonne Iveco Stralis trucks, which are being supplied by Dawson Rentals, will enhance the efficiency and fuel economy of its operations serving the automotive, consumer and healthcare industries. […]
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  • Vehicle logistics

    News » BCA Logistics expands operations in UK

    September 19th 2017  BCA Logistics, one of the four divisions of UK-based used car auction and vehicle logistics provider, BCA, is expanding its operations in the West Midlands region of England and moving to a new office at Birmingham Business Park. The company said the move would create up to 30 new jobs in the coming year as […]
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  • People moves

    News » Top level changes at Nissan North America

    September 19th 2017 John Martin (pictured) is moving from his role at Nissan North America as senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain management and purchasing to take up a new role as executive vice president, Alliance Manufacturing Engineering and Supply Chain Management at Renault-Nissan Alliance. From the beginning of October Martin will oversee global industrial strategy across the […]
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  • Sponsored article

    News » From the industry: A digital platform for changing the outbound sector

    September 19th 2017 Latvian finished vehicle services provider, Fracht SIA, rolled out its Automotive Logistics Control System (ALCS) in 2014 to aid in the distribution of cars for Volkswagen Group brands, General Motors and a number of commercial vehicle companies. Fracht has invested €3m ($3.6m) in the transport management software tool so far and it now handles everything […]
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