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Back Podcast: Kuehne+Nagel's “Automotive Logistics Most Wanted” series

Our exclusive automotive podcast series—Automotive Logistics Most Wanted—unpicks the latest developments surrounding logistics in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, preparing you and your business for an ever-evolving market.

Episode #3: The new landscape of automotive sea and air logistics

In this episode, we’re discussing the changes to the automotive logistics landscape. Drawing on our Head of Global Business Development Automotive Achim Glass’  visits to meet customers in key global regions ,we uncover the effects of the last 24 months. In particular, we focus on the disruptions affecting automotive supply, from capacity shortages in sea and air to striking workers.

We also examine the consumer shift towards electric vehicles. While these new engines offer a simpler drivetrain and fewer components, they also present new challenges. From sourcing high-tech parts to changing production locations, we need to stay resilient as new trends emerge. This resilience also applies to the geopolitical landscape, giving automakers more incentive to mitigate risk by diversifying suppliers and stockpiling.

Key topics covered in this episode:

  • A new era of battery-electric vehicles and their impact on the supply chain
  • The biggest supply chain disruptions including capacity, strikes and climate change
  • Geopolitical tensions and the methods to mitigate sanctions or high transportation costs

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Episode #2: The logistics behind gigafactories

In this episode, we’re diving into the world of gigafactories. These enormous plants are pivotal in shaping a sustainable future for the transportation and energy sectors, showcasing pioneering manufacturing techniques and automation. However, the substantial investments required for such innovation often overshadow the role logistics and supply chain management play in keeping gigafactories running.

Beyond the impressive scale, an equally crucial narrative unfolds behind the scenes—the intricate choreography of managing the supply chains that sustain these manufacturing giants. Amidst the headlines about groundbreaking battery technologies, the story of gigafactory logistics remains unknown. Highlighting this pivotal aspect, Achim Glass, our Head of Global Business Development Automotive, uncovers the intricacies that keep gigafactories moving.

Key topics covered in this episode:

  • Flagging the complexities and potential disruptions to gigafactory logistics
  • Proposing pragmatic solutions for an unobstructed gigafactory supply chain
  • Demonstrating how central gigafactory logistics is to the future of mobility

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Episode #1: Chinese EVs and cars in containers

Our debut podcast explores the emerging "cars in containers" market. With an increasing demand for Chinese EVs globally, manufacturers are shifting to container shipping, moving away from traditional RORO vessels. Faster transit times, efficiency, and flexibility are driving this change. Staggered delivery optimises inventory and reduces costs, while containers provide enhanced security and protection from theft and the elements.

Achim Glass, our Head of Global Business Development Automotive, shares his expertise to help you grasp this novel topic.

Key topics covered in this episode:

  • Why the "cars in containers" market is booming, and how you can leverage this shift
  • An expert analysis of how the logistics industry is adapting to current EV market demands
  • The advantages of shipping EVs in containers as opposed to via RORO vessels

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This podcast series reflects our team's passion for staying ahead in global automotive logistics. As your trusted advisor, we'll keep you informed about the industry's latest trends and unravel them along the way.

Achim Glass, Head of Global Business Development Automotive

Achim Glass, Head of Global Business Development Automotive