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BMW chief warns against setting gas-powered phase-out date

Automotive Industry Reuters - 2022-10-19

Setting a date to phase out gas-powered vehicles could remove "cheap cars" from the market, putting ownership out of reach for many, and be politically dangerous, the board chair of German automaker BMW Oliver Zipse, said on Wednesd …

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Port of Antwerp-Bruges: slight growth despite ongoing challenges

News from ECG Port of Antwerp-Bruges - 2022-10-18

After nine months, the total throughput of Port of Antwerp-Bruges was 217.4 million tonnes, a slight increase of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. …

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Better pay and conditions will help solve the capacity crisis

News from ECG Automotive Logistics - 2022-10-18

One of the main problems is the critical shortage of labour across all transport modes and across all areas of vehicle logistics, including road, rail and shortsea transport, as well as vehicle compound management …

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EU policymakers urged to raise climate ambition in the FuelEU Maritime and EU ETS

Maritime and Ports Offshore Energy - 2022-10-18

While the European Parliament gears up to vote on the FuelEU Maritime on 19 October as the ‘Fit for 55’ package of legislative proposals enters its final stage, EU policymakers are being called to raise climate ambition …

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Revision of Belgium’s federal hydrogen strategy proposed at Port of Antwerp-Bruges

Members Corner Port of Antwerp-Bruges - 2022-10-18

On 18 October 2022, Belgium’s Prime Minister Alexander De Croo proposed a revision of the country’s federal hydrogen strategy during a visit to the Port of Antwerp-Bruges. …

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Passenger car registrations: -9.9% nine months into 2022; +9.6% in September

Automotive Industry ACEA - 2022-10-18

In September 2022, new passenger car registrations in the European Union rose by 9.6%, marking the second consecutive month of growth this year. …

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Finnlines invests heavily in passenger traffic with two new ro-pax vessels for the route between Sweden and Finland

Members Corner Finnlines - 2022-10-18

Finnlines announced the arrival of two new Superstar Ro- …

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Hyundai Motor is considering selling its Russia plant

Automotive Industry Reuters - 2022-10-18

South Korea's Hyundai Motor is considering options for its suspended Russia operations that could include selling its manufacturing plant there, South Korean media reported on 18 October. …

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Auto industry falls short of EU sustainability targets

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-10-17

Investments in sustainability initiatives this year have fallen to 0.85% of overall average revenue from 1.22 % in 2019. …

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BMW to shift UK production of electric Mini to China

Automotive Industry Automotive News Europe - 2022-10-17

BMW will stop making electric versions of Mini hatchbacks in the UK, dealing a setback to a country trying to transition its already diminished auto industry to full-electric models. …

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