All africa articles – Page 9

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    Agreement finally reached on West Coast ports dispute


    Disruption to container movements through ports up and down the US West Coast, which has affected production at a number of US automotive plants, looks to have been resolved following an agreement signed last week the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). “After more ...

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    Grimaldi adds ro-ro services in Europe and beyond


    Italian ocean forwarder Grimaldi has made a number of recent additions to its services in the Mediterranean and to West Africa. Most recently the company has added a fourth vessel – the MV Grande Ghana (pictured) – to its Mediterranean Express service (MEX), which moves between the port of ...

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    UAZ looks at new export markets to recover sales


    Russian carmaker UAZ has announced plans to target new markets to increase vehicle exports this year following a sharp drop in exports to established markets last year. The company said it would aim at a 40% increase on last year’s figures to markets in South America, the Middle East, Southeast ...

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    Yusen expands operations at Tamworth


    Yusen Logistics has increased its handling of car mats from supplier Visscher Caravelle through its sub-assembly and sequencing centre in Tamworth, UK. The mats are being supplied to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plants in the UK. According to the company, volumes of the mats have increased by 12 times, with ...

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    Daimler exports bus chassis to Egypt for local sale


    Daimler Buses has started exporting bus chassis from India to Egypt for final assembly by its partner, MCV, which will fit bodies to those chassis at its facility in Cairo. The vehicles will be sold as Mercedes-Benz brand buses through MCV’s sales network in the country. Daimler said sales figures ...

  • PortDurbanZA

    South African vehicle exports soar in January


    Sales of cars exported by South Africa are currently booming. In January 2015, for example, units sold abroad rose by 84.4% compared to January 2014. A weak rand and recovering markets in the northern hemisphere helped boost car shipments, which rose from 6,021 units to 11,104 units. However, these figures ...

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    Vigo announces €9m investment to enhance ro-ro services


    Following healthy annual figures for vehicle handling at the north-western Spanish port of Vigo, as reported last month , and the introduction of the Vigo-Nantes sea motorway service, the management authority at the port has been re-evaluating the existing layout, with a view to making operations more efficient. In total, ...

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    Certainty in sight for Indian carrier lengths?


    Most of the Indian passenger vehicle and two-wheeler carrier fleet is technically illegal, thanks to out-dated regulations, conflicting state laws, and a growing gap between industry practice and the law. However, the government may be close to deciding a new standard. The Indian trucking sector, including carriers for passenger ...

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    Weak yen not the only reason for Japanese export growth


    The weakening yen has helped stimulate a growth in automotive-related exports from Japan to the US along with other markets. In terms of finished vehicle exports to the US, the country saw a rise of 6.4% in December compared to the same month in 2013, reaching almost 152,760 units, according ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Vigo port records healthy vehicle handling for 2014


    In 2014, the north-western Spanish port of Vigo handled more than 423,000 finished vehicles, the vast majority of which were exported. PSA-Citroen accounted for 80% of all automotive traffic in the port, followed by Ford, Renault, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen. Countries where imports from Vigo rose notably were Egypt, ...

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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US


    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok

    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors


    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year. A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, ...

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    K-Line chooses Hambantota port for vehicle hub as volumes soar


    Japanese ocean forwarder K-Line is planning to use Sri Lanka’s Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) – more popularly known as known as Hambantota – as its future regional distribution hub for finished vehicles bound for Africa and the Persian Gulf. Recently, K-Line established a new transshipment record at Hambantota, involving ...

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    Packaging case study: An intercontinental shift


    One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde + Wiemann, a supplier of body frame parts, seats, and instrument panels based in Dillenburg, Germany One prominent example of a tier one supplier using reusable containers for its overseas shipments is Linde ...

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    Analysis: Mahindra Logistics invests in hope as much as assets


    Mahindra Logistics recent acquisition in assets and freight forwarding are moves to secure capacity ahead of an expected upturn in automotive and vehicle logistics More than six months after the election of Narendra Modi in India, it may still be too early to determine whether the Modi government’s agenda is ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance


    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vessels The balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed ...

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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock


    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs procedures While the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it ...

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    Shipping focus: The unexpected rise of Hambantota port


    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention. Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t ...

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    Shipping focus case study: A crow’s nest view of the supply chain


    Complex, multimodal, multi-activity supply chains call for smart management systems. For WWL, that has meant a decade-long partnership with UK software specialist ProAct International Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is one of the world’s largest specialist ro-ro carriers, however the company’s infrastructure and activities go far beyond its 60-strong vessel fleet. ...