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Focus: Ocean shippers playing catch up to electric vehicle fire risk

Maritime and Ports Reuters - 2023-07-27

Electric vehicles are crisscrossing the globe to reach their eager buyers, but the battery technology involved in the zero-emission automobiles is exposing under-prepared maritime shippers to the risk of hard-to-control fires, industry, …

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UK car production could take five years to return to 1m units, says industry

Automotive Industry Reuters - 2023-07-27

It could take five more years for Britain to return to producing 1m or more cars a year, the industry body said on Thursday 27 July 2023, as figures showed car manufacturing still remained a third below pre-pandemic levels. …

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Second wildcat strike in Grafenhausen shines new light on continued human rights abuses in European road transport

Land transportation ETF: European Transport Worker's Federation - 2023-07-27

A second wildcat strike by truck drivers at a rest area in Grafenhausen, Germany, has brought renewed attention to the systemic issues plaguing the road transport industry in Europe, and the urgent need for intervention by government and …

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Europe's automakers look to slash EV costs to fight Chinese 'invasion'

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2023-07-27

European automakers are concerned about an "invasion" of cheap Chinese electric cars into the region, prompting Renault to say that it was aiming to slash production costs for its electric models by 40%. …

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Renting a HGV without a driver: Denmark has transposed the EU regulation

Land transportation - 2023-07-26

The main purpose of the regulation is to implement Directive (EU) 2022/738 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 April 2022 amending Directive 2006/1/EC on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods …

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Surprise! Media is misreporting the source of a Dutch cargo ship fire

Maritime and Ports electrek - 2023-07-26

Early on July 26 2023, the Fremantle Highway, a vehicle carrying cargo ship, caught fire in the North Sea, off the coast of Ameland in the Netherlands. …

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One dead and several injured in major fire onboard car carrier

Maritime and Ports - 2023-07-26

Around midnight on 26 July 2023, the Dutch coastguard received a report that a major fire broke out on the Fremantle Highway car carrier. …

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Nissan seals Renault deal, now faces hard yards in China

Automotive Industry Reuters - 2023-07-26

Nissan will invest up to $663m in Renault's new electric vehicle unit, the automakers said on 26 July 2023, as they finalised terms of their restructured partnership after months of negotiation clouded by tension. …

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New EV battery safe handling & storage guidance developed by global automakers and suppliers

Automotive Industry Automotive Purchasing and Supply Chain - 2023-07-26

In a collaborative effort to enhance safety measures and promote responsible handling of electric vehicle (EV) batteries, at its 2023 Innovation Summit in Columbus, Ohio, the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) announced the p …

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Mercedes vehicles aboard cargo ship ablaze off Dutch coast

Maritime and Ports Automotive News Europe - 2023-07-26

A fire blazed on a ship off the Dutch coast with nearly 3,000 vehicles on board on Thursday 27 July 2023, killing one member of the crew and injuring several others. …

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