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    Chris Conner to take top job at AAPA

    2019-07-30T10:35:00Z

    Chris Conner is replacing Kurt Nagle as CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The former CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take on the new role in mid-October, though will start on September 23, working alongside Nagle during the transition…

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    Blockchain can disrupt the auto industry

    2018-10-01T15:11:37Z

    Blockchain has built its reputation as a distributed ledger platform, which provides a framework for securely using and trading cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin. However, its potential extends far beyond financial services. The functions of blockchain could cater to other sectors to create more transparency and deliver greater efficiency. One example ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel builds in blockchain

    2018-09-11T16:40:29Z

    Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel is applying blockchain technology to upgrade its existing Verified Gross Mass (VGM) portal. VGM is the weight of cargo, including the dunnage, bracing and tare weight of the container. Since 2016, the IMO has enforced the regulation that requires the shipper to provide the weight ...

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    Flooding in Celaya halts Honda assembly

    2018-07-03T10:17:59Z

    Flooding has stopped production at Honda’s plant in Celaya, Mexico. The carmaker confirmed that floodwater had gotten into the plant on June 28 (Thursday) because of an overflow of a channel connected to the Laja River. “Honda decided to suspend all production from the evening of June 28,” said the ...

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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico. The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly ...

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    Contecar opens dedicated facility for Renault at Cartagena

    2018-01-03T10:55:07Z

    Contecar, the marine terminal operator that supports vehicle handling operations at the Colombian port of Cartagena, has opened a dedicated storage area for Renault. The facility is handling volumes from the carmaker’s plant in Evigado, just outside Medellin, that are being exported to Mexico and the Caribbean. The models involved ...

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    Russian carmakers to export vehicles to Latin America

    2017-11-20T12:50:40Z

    Russian carmakers UAZ and GAZ will begin exporting vehicles to Latin America early next year. Andrey Dorofeev, director of UAZ’s export department, said the carmaker planned to export several trial batches of its Patriot SUV model to Mexico in the coming two months and would also make some trial shipments ...

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    GM starts exporting Chevrolet Sail from China to Mexico and Caribbean

    2017-11-08T10:23:54Z

    GM has started exporting the Chevrolet Sail from its joint venture plant with SAIC in China to Mexico and the Caribbean. The carmaker has confirmed to Automotive Logistics that as of late October, the models being sold in those markets are being built in Yantai, the port city in ...

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    Russian carmakers decry Kazakhstan’s customs policy

    2016-03-30T15:58:58Z

    Russian carmakers say they have been dramatically hit by the utilisation and registration fee on vehicle imports introduced by neighbouring Kazakhstan at the beginning of this year. Alexander Morozov, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade The registration fee for new cars varies between $300-400 per unit, while the ...

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    Höegh names third New Horizon vessel; adds Europe-Colombia service

    2016-02-10T12:00:56Z

    Höegh Autoliners has recently named the third vessel in its New Horizon class at a ceremony held at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industries yard in China. The vessel was named Höegh Tracer by Hiromi Oe, wife of Akio Oe, President of Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC). The Höegh Tracer ...

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    Höegh takeovers to strengthen North and Latin America services

    2016-01-27T15:05:44Z

    Höegh Autoliners and the Sola family, the owners of SC Line and Fast Terminal International, have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen both ro-ro and breakbulk services between the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. Höegh is expected to buy the ocean service operated by ...

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    Russia pumps billions into subsidising export logistics

    2016-01-20T12:48:20Z

    The Russian government has announced that it will provide grants of 5 billion roubles ($62.6m) to support the export of cars from assembly plants in the country. Denis Manturov, Russia’s minister of industry and trade (left), said last week that the money would cover the costs incurred by OEMs when ...

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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases

    2015-12-24T08:00:32Z

    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

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    A bridge to better business

    2015-12-23T08:00:44Z

    Christopher Ludwig talks to Höegh Autoliners CEO Ingar Skiaker about the carrier’s change of strategy to focus on expanding its logistics, terminal services and short-sea shipping. Among veteran ro-ro executives there is currently a touch of nostalgia for the business of the 1990s and most of the 2000s. Trade patterns ...

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    Autoport to begin operations at Port Canaveral next year

    2015-11-25T11:02:01Z

    US vehicle processing company, Autoport, will begin operations at Port Canaveral’s automotive terminal in January next year. The port, in Brevard County, Florida, is leasing approximately 65,000 sq.m at its new terminal to Autoport for operations, with an option to expand. “We are excited to partner with AutoPort and provide ...

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    Höegh now transporting buses to Martinique from Belgium

    2015-10-27T16:04:09Z

    Höegh Autoliners has started moving hybrid buses produced by Belgian manufacturer Van Hool from the port of Antwerp to the island of Martinique on its bi-weekly service between Europe and the Caribbean. The government on Martinique is currently engaged in a project to reduce the impact that private transport is ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course

    2015-10-22T13:28:36Z

    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to come In this story... Sea change in exports WWL's moving footprint Mexican connections A day at the helm A future by ...

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    Georgia Ports Authority to triple investment at Brunswick

    2015-10-21T12:36:25Z

    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has said it will invest $152m in improving facilities at the US port of Brunswick over the next ten years to keep pace with demand. The expenditure is almost three times that invested during the past decade and includes a fourth berth for ro-ro cargo at ...

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    Floods hit dealers in South Carolina and disrupt supply chain

    2015-10-07T10:49:38Z

    [Updated October 9th] Devastating flooding in the US state of South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin has left seven people dead and cut power to thousands of people across the state. The deluge, which affected central and coastal areas, has also hit vehicle makers in the region, ...

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    Ford veteran Ware joins AIAG

    2015-07-10T11:56:48Z

    Lang E. Ware has joined AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) as director of supply chain products and services. In his new position, Ware will be responsible for leading industry research, projects, programmes, events, training, and standards development related to the movement of products and/or data throughout the supply chain. Before ...