The latest developments and investments at ports around the world.

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ALSC Digital Strategies North America: Live blog

2024-06-19T15:44:00+01:00By

Follow our live blog below for expert insights in the countdown to Automotive Logistics & Supply Chain Digital Strategies North America 2024

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UECC launches Sail for Change decarbonisation product for vehicle makers

2024-06-19T08:25:00+01:00By

UECC has begun a fuel switch programme for carmakers that offers them the option to choose biofuel for shortsea shipments

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Europe imposes tariffs up to 38% on Chinese EV imports

2024-06-18T08:22:00+01:00By

The European Commission’s additional tariffs on Chinese EV imports aim to tackle “unfair subsidisation” 

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Red Sofa Interview: VW’s Anu Goel on thinking regionally in FVL

2024-06-18T07:42:00+01:00By

Watch Volkswagen Group’s Anu Goel talk about regionalising finished vehicle logistics operations across North America.

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Volkswagen Group’s North America vehicle logistics approach saves cost and delivery time

2024-06-17T14:04:00+01:00By

How VW’s vehicle logistics divisions united to free up capacity, enable more efficiency, and save millions in working capital and logistics costs

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Data snapshot: Volume increases at Mexico’s finished vehicle handling ports

2024-06-12T11:50:00+01:00By

There have been volume increases across the board at Mexico’s finished vehicle handling ports, in part fed by imports from China

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Polestar adopts biofuels to cut emissions from ocean shipments

2024-06-12T10:47:00+01:00By

The EV maker is using renewable biofuels for ocean freight shipments of finished vehicles and inbound parts between China and Europe

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Brunswick port records historical month for autos and equipment

2024-06-10T14:06:00+01:00By

Along with strong Asian imports, increasing exports and new customers, Brunswick added vehicles and equipment diverted from Baltimore

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BMW and Nissan make Mexican networks flexible for changing market demands

2024-06-07T16:27:00+01:00By

Read about how the OEMs are ramping up operations in Mexico, preparing for EVs, and digitalising their networks.

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Port of Baltimore fully restored as last bridge debris is removed

2024-06-07T13:41:00+01:00By

Enough debris has been cleared to allow deep-draft commercial vehicles to access the port again

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Forvia’s supply chain built on technology and trust

2024-06-03T11:14:00+01:00By

Ricardo Manzanera, transport director for Americas purchasing logistics at tier one supplier Forvia outlines the tech-led approach to transport the company is taking

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How to democratise data and enable transparency in FVL

2024-05-30T11:12:00+01:00By

Leaders from Ford, Subaru, Volkswagen and more discuss how to enable and improve data sharing and transparency in finished vehicle logistics across North America. 

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen sells Melbourne ro-ro terminal

2024-05-28T15:09:00+01:00By

MIRRAT in Melbourne will be sold to Qube’s subsidiary Australian Amalgamated Terminals.

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Managing long-haul partnerships in FVL

2024-05-24T16:51:00+01:00By

 OEMs and logistics providers are looking at how to create more valuable and trusting partnerships that can endure disruptions.

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FVL NA in pictures: Day 2

2024-05-24T16:16:00+01:00By

Here’s how the second day at the FVL North America 2024 confernece went. Speakers from Ford, BMW, NIssan and Volkswagen took the stage to share important insights form the finished vehical sector. 

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Red Sofa Interview: How California State is investing in finished vehicle logistics

2024-05-24T14:46:00+01:00By

Casey explains her role was created as a result of the supply chain crisis and the evident need to coordinate efforts to improve the FVL supply chain.

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FVL North America 2024 Day 2 wrap-up

2024-05-24T14:02:00+01:00By

A recap of our FVL North America 2024 conference as it draws to a close after a busy few days.

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Red Sofa Interview: BMW’s progress in US-Mexico network strategy

2024-05-23T17:31:00+01:00By

BMW’s Raúl Gamboa talks strategy, beneficial partnerships and the state-of-play in Mexico’s FVL sector.

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Private equity and logistics firms eye up DB Schenker

2024-05-23T14:57:00+01:00By

DB Schenker’s parent company Deutsche Bahn confirmed it is weighing up bids for the logistics firm.

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FVL North America 2024 Cocktail Reception wrap-up

2024-05-22T11:00:00+01:00By

Join us inside the FVL North America 2024 Cocktail Reception as we get revved up for the hottest topics in finished vehicle logistics!

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BMW’s secret to success is preparation

2024-05-20T14:55:00+01:00By

 The main lesson BMW learned from the pandemic is that logistics disruption is the new normal and being prepared to cope with it is critical to the company mindset. Part of that preparation is having a flexible supply chain.

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Drewes prepares to take over as CEO at Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

2024-05-15T12:03:00+01:00By

Jens Drewes will take over as CEO of Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in June, replacing Reiner Heiken, who is retiring from the logistics provider

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Autoport’s efficiency drive on the east coast

2024-05-15T11:42:00+01:00By

US vehicle terminal operator Autoport, based at the port of Wilmington in Delaware, moved 115,000 vehicles through its facilities last year

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Red Sofa interview: Nissan’s Steve Jernigan on network improvements in Mexico

2024-05-14T10:51:00+01:00By

Steve Jernigan, Nissan North America talks about improvements to finished vehicle logistics performance in Mexico and its intermodal flexible approach.

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Finished Vehicle Logistics North America: Recap blog

2024-05-13T15:12:00+01:00By

Follow our recap blog below to get the most important insights from Finished Vehicle Logistics North America 2024

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Suardíaz adds car carrier to fleet for Africa-Europe vehicle trade

2024-05-10T11:27:00+01:00By

Suardíaz Shipping Lines has added a ninth vessel to its fleet of car carriers operating in Europe in the shape of the M/V Asturias, which can carry 4,200 vehicles

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Data snapshot: North American ports in review

2024-05-10T09:55:00+01:00By

This infographic provides a data-driven snapshot of key ports across the continent, highlighting their volumes across years

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Chinese vehicle exports above 1.3m in first quarter, reports ECG

2024-05-09T11:57:00+01:00By

China has exported 1.3m in the first quarter of this year, up 33% on the same quarter last year, with leading markets being Russia, Mexico, Belgium and the UK

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North American vehicle ports review: cooperation and agile contingencies

2024-05-08T15:40:00+01:00By

The recent vehicle distruptions have  tested the resilience and adaptability of regional port operations, highlighting their crucial role in maintaining the flow of goods under crisis conditions.

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Toyota opens Tri-Gen renewable hydrogen system at Long Beach port

2024-05-08T11:43:00+01:00By

Toyota and FuelCell Energy have officially opened a Tri-Gen renewable hydrogen and electricity system at its vehicle processing centre (VPC) in the US port of Long Beach

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Time to get serious about cars in containers

2024-05-07T12:27:00+01:00By

As light vehicle production hits pre-pandemic levels, regional disparities and new shipping capacities are reshaping how vehicles are transported worldwide

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BLG Logistics’ Automobile division boosts sales in FY2023

2024-05-07T11:56:00+01:00By

The logistics provider’s Automobile division transported, handled and technically processed 5m vehicles during the financial year thanks to higher volumes moved through its inland terminals

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Baltimore port on the rebound after bridge collapse

2024-05-07T10:25:00+01:00By

Baltimore port is working to get back on track as the US’ busiest vehicle-handling port and continuing with its revitalisation of infrastructure

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Transforming automotive supply chains by navigating complexities

2024-04-29T14:59:00+01:00By

The ever-changing automotive supply chain requires flexibility, resilience and the adoption of new strategies in order to continue to flourish

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Future-proofing the finished vehicle trucking fleet in North America

2024-04-24T13:39:00+01:00By

Vehicle haulers Jack Cooper, Vascor and United Road give their expert insight into current capacity challenges, competition and consolidation 

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Containerised car deliveries soar on the US east coast

2024-04-22T14:56:00+01:00By

Tight ro-ro capacity is leading some carmakers to ship vehicles in containers and there has been a tenfold rise in volumes at the port of New York and New Jersey

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Competition takes repair services to the next level

2024-04-16T13:32:00+01:00By

A lack of competition and options is causing the quality of automotive hail damage to take a dip while costs skyrocket, but DRS Group says it has the solution 

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DFDS in agreement to buy Ekol Logistics’ transport network

2024-04-16T10:06:00+01:00By

DFDS is expanding its multimodal transport network between Turkey and Europe with the buyout of Ekol Logistics’ international transport network

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Tensions in Middle East trigger war risk premiums in freight rates

2024-04-15T12:05:00+01:00By

The capture of the MSC vessel is the latest in the crisis affecting shipping routes on the Red Sea and could cause even more problems for global shipping. 

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Brunswick port increases vehicle traffic and invests for further growth

2024-04-15T11:39:00+01:00By

The US port of Brunswick processed 740,000 passenger cars and light trucks last year, up 13.5%, with Mercedes-Benz its biggest customer

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Honda begins vehicle exports from India to Japan

2024-04-08T14:36:00+01:00By

Honda Cars India is exporting its Elevate mid-size SUV to Japan for the first time via the APM Terminals facility at the port of Pipavav

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US Coast Guard opens alternate channel at Baltimore bridge site

2024-04-03T10:55:00+01:00By

A cleanup effort is underway at the site of the bridge collapse in Baltimore, while vessels carrying finished vehicles reroute to nearby ports

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Wallenius Wilhelmsen secures sustainable capacity with PCTC orders

2024-04-02T16:51:00+01:00By

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has ordered four more methanol dual-fuel vessels that can run on alternative fuel sources and will be ammonia-ready

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Highlights from ALSC Europe day one

2024-04-02T15:37:00+01:00By

 Delegates at ALSC Europe 2024 heard how to better scale and leverage relationships across the automotive supply chain to be more competitive

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UECC working on maritime biofuel trials for cleaner vessel services

2024-04-02T09:32:00+01:00By

UECC is working with Act Group, Lloyd’s Register and Wartsila on a project assessing the suitability of a new biofuel for use on vessels providing vehicle forwarding services

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Baltimore FVL vessels re-route to New York, Norfolk and Philadelphia

2024-03-28T15:17:00+00:00By

Finished vehicle logistics shipping firms are looking to divert vessels to nearby ports as the Baltimore port will be closed for the foreseeable future

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Baltimore port likely to be closed until May after bridge collapse

2024-03-26T14:20:00+00:00By

A Maersk-chartered container ship crashed into a pillar of the bridge on the Patapsco River

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Ceva Logistics to set up vehicle-handling terminal at Dunkirk port

2024-03-26T14:02:00+00:00By

Ceva Logistics is developing a finished vehicle-handling terminal at the French port of Dunkirk, serving leading European carmakers at a time of tight capacity at European ports

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Battling the bottlenecks in European vehicle distribution

2024-03-25T14:04:00+00:00By

Speakers from Ford, Inform, RPM and Sallaum Lines met at ALSC Europe to discuss port congestion, direct chartering and the role digital tools can play in mitigating congestion for vehicle logistics

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Rebuilding resilience and stability for a more sustainable supply chain

2024-03-21T17:24:00+00:00By

Speakers at this week’s ALSC Europe conference in Bonn, Germany talked about using supply chain and logistics management to navigate disruption and build a stable future