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  • OpeningShotwithJin
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    Settling into steady growth

    2018-04-24T15:54:19Z

    China has the biggest car market in the world and is expected to make 25.3m vehicles this year. The city of Chengdu has 4.5m of them driving around it, making it the second largest in China for vehicle numbers behind Beijing – and it was to Chengdu that delegates headed ...

  • Yara Birkeland 1 (1)
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    Yara and Kongsberg to launch autonomous electric container ship

    2017-05-17T14:31:55Z

    Norwegian chemical and fertilizer producer Yara International has announced plans for the first all-electric, autonomous container ship. It is being developed in partnership with digital technology group, Kongsberg, and will ship products from Yara's Porsgrunn production plant to Brevik and Larvik in Norway. Named Yara Birkeland after the Norwegian ...

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    Cox replaces Dods as chairman of Matson

    2017-05-05T16:01:03Z

    Matthew Cox (pictured) has taken over as chairman of US carrier Matson, which provides container and ro-ro services between the West Coast, Hawaii and Guam. He replaces Walter Dods, who is retiring from the board of directors. Cox will retain his role as CEO of Matson but his responsibilities as ...

  • Santa Teresa am 2.3.12 in Santos / Brasilien
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    Green light for Maersk Line's acquisition of Hamburg Süd

    2017-05-03T15:02:00Z

    The respective boards of Maersk Line and Oetker Group have approved the agreement for a takeover by the former of shipping company Hamburg Süd, in a deal first announced last December. The acquisition of the Oetker subsidiary will add 20% to Maersk Line’s capacity and 26% to revenues, mainly on ...

  • Avantida cosco-vessel lr
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    Inttra snaps up Avantida to move into container logistics

    2017-03-14T16:17:09Z

    Parsippany, New Jersey-based electronic shipping transaction platform Inttra has acquired Belgian empty container management solutions provider Avantida for an undisclosed sum. Avantida, based in Antwerp, specialises in optimising the handling of empty shipping containers. Its reuse and repositioning applications provide information for shippers and transport companies to help minimise miles ...

  • DSCF2501
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    Cars in containers: Boxing above their weight

    2017-01-17T12:25:51Z

    Suppliers of car container equipment are gaining ground by providing fast, flexible shipping options in specific global markets In this story... Racks and cassettes Electric cars light up the way Containing the situation in Asia Incorporating SKD kits Multimodal growth potential Shipping vehicles by container ...

  • Container_Load_Securing_Wood_Hammer
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    Ocean container packaging: Hammering out a waste of space

    2017-01-13T14:50:51Z

    More efforts are taking place to improve efficiency, cost and quality through the better use and construction of packaging within container transport The expansion of international supply chains has placed increased pressure on maximising the use of ocean containers when shipping global automotive parts. While freight rates, storage and port ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

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    Ekol buys majority stake in Trieste terminal operator

    2016-12-12T17:48:35Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has bought a majority 65% stake in Europa Multipurpose Terminals for an undisclosed sum. The company operates a ro-ro terminal at the port of Trieste, in Italy, served by ocean and rail. The other stakeholders are forwarding company, Casa di Spedizioni, and regional ...

  • Maersk
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    Maersk Line buys Hamburg Süd as sector consolidation continues

    2016-12-02T09:53:08Z

    Denmark’s Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has agreed to buy Hamburg Süd, the world’s seventh biggest, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is just the latest in a series announcements reflecting consolidation in the shipping industry, which is suffering from record low rates and overcapacity. Back in ...

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    BLG develops smart containers for the automobile industry

    2016-11-23T13:36:17Z

    A project consortium involving Germany’s BLG Logistics has won a technology competition to develop smart containers that can be used to transport automotive parts while digitally recording the quality data of the parts being moved. BLG Logistics is working with tier supplier Bosch along with the Bremen Institute for Production ...

  • Chennai_Int_Terminal
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    Chennai port expedites automotive consignment clearance

    2016-11-23T11:12:33Z

    Pressure from the automotive industry in India has finally resulted in the Chennai Customs Zone agreeing to adopt a faster system for container clearance at the port of Chennai. Chennai will now permit direct port delivery of containerised automotive parts using bills of entry under the Risk Management System (RMS). ...

  • NYK_container
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    K Line, MOL and NYK form container joint venture

    2016-10-31T14:49:52Z

    Global maritime logistics providers Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui OSK Line (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) are integrating their respective container shipping businesses in a new, as yet unnamed, joint venture. The merger includes the companies’ worldwide terminal operations, with the exception of Japan. NYK will own ...

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    BMW and Greer: A port far from any storms

    2016-09-30T10:55:55Z

    No ocean-going vessel ever docks there but an inland port at Greer, South Carolina, has proved a perfect solution for BMW’s import and export parts shipping needs In this story... Seeking new options A custom designed platform Expanding the scope of service Storing for success Perhaps ...

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    DP World explores high-speed propulsion system for freight

    2016-08-22T10:54:33Z

    Port terminal giant DP World has signed an agreement with Hyperloop One to explore the use of its high-speed tube propulsion system for the movement of containers between Jebel Ali Port and a new inland container depot in Dubai. Jebel Ali Port, which is operated by DP World, is the ...

  • Paul_Donaldson_Trans-rak
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    Trans-rak sees pick-up in sales of containerised vehicle system

    2016-08-16T17:25:16Z

    Trans-rak International is benefitting from the rise in containerised finished vehicle shipments to new and emerging markets with a reported 20% increase in sales of its in-container racking system for the first six months of the year. While the company would not comment on additional production volumes of the R-Rak ...

  • DelhiGurgaon_highway
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    NEC and DMIC Trust set up Indian container tracking service

    2016-04-27T14:31:25Z

    Japanese IT and communications provider NEC Corporation has established a 50-50 joint venture with the DMIC Trust, which oversees infrastructure developments on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, to provide a new container location service. DMICDC Logistics Data Services will provide shippers and transport operators with logistics visualisation services enabling them to ...

  • TransRak
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    Gefco supports BMW with Silk Road rail shipments

    2016-03-23T16:46:08Z

    BMW is working with transport and logistics provider Gefco on trial shipments of vehicles in containers between Europe and China. Gefco has recently completed a second trail shipment involving 40 BMW 1-series cars that were transported between Regensburg in Germany and Chengdu in China. It followed a pilot trial carried ...

  • PortHouston
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    Grimaldi launches mixed cargo service between Houston and West Africa

    2016-02-23T13:19:15Z

    Italian shipping line, Grimaldi, has launched the first direct container/ro-ro service between the US port of Houston and West Africa, taking in a total of 15 ports. The company will deploy a fleet of six multipurpose vessels on the route and there will be a call every 11 days at ...