Automotive

New Russia sanctions threaten automotive supply chains

Tensions have soared in recent months in Eastern Europe as Russia massed soldiers and heavy weapons at its border with Ukraine, raising fears of an invasion and the potential to cause even more global supply chain disruption. High-stake talks between Russia and the West have so far failed to de-escalate the tense standoff and there

Automotive supply chain issues not just about semiconductors

An unexpected upturn in consumer demand is playing havoc with Europe’s automotive supply chains, as supply shortages disrupt OEM’s manufacturing productivity Factory shutdowns were a significant contributor to poor sales in 2020 and there were fears that a shortage of semiconductors would be manufacturers undoing in 2021. The semiconductor chips are important to the microcontroller units that underpin

Safely moving dangerous goods

Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries are a type of rechargeable battery that’s used commonly in electronic devices such as smartwatches and mobile phones, with demand for larger Li-ion batteries to power electric vehicles, but there are significant challenges in transporting these hazardous products. The global penetration of smartphone and innovative technology means demand for smaller batteries, up