All MOL articles

  • USCG_SincerityAce
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    Fatal ship fire leaves Nissan vehicles stranded

    2019-01-08T09:44:50Z

    Around 3,500 Nissan vehicles are reported to be adrift in the Pacific Ocean between Japan and Hawaii following a fire aboard the Sincerity Ace car carrier operated by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL). Picture courtesy of US Coast Guard The cause of the fire, which broke out on Monday ...

  • Port_Manta3
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    Manta reports huge increase in vehicle traffic

    2018-08-28T11:09:31Z

    The port of Manta, in northern Ecuador, has reported a doubling in the volume of finished vehicles it handled over the first seven months of this year to 42,056 units, compared to 20,691 units in the same period last year. Roberto Salazar, president of Manta Port Terminals (TPM) – the ...

  • PKT_Penang_12_Waves_auto_hub
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    MOL raises stakes in Malaysia

    2018-08-21T14:36:47Z

    Japanese transport giant, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), has increased its share in PKT Logistics to 35% to strengthen its standing in Malaysia and wider south east Asia. PKT provides freight forwarding, customs brokerage, contract logistics, haulage, and distribution services to the automotive and electronics sectors in Malaysia and adjacent regions. ...

  • Trotter_Auriga_Canaveral
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    Port Canaveral on a roll

    2018-08-07T11:59:02Z

    Port Canaveral is now able to handle more finished vehicles thanks to a draft deepening project that allows post-Panamax ro-ro vessels to berth at the port. Late last month, the Floridian port accommodated vessels from Höegh Autoliners and NYK Line simultaneously, a first for the facility, which only started ...

  • 2018_01_08_PM_Cuxport_Frejya
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    Trusting the market will stay afloat

    2018-04-26T09:42:00Z

    European vehicle-handling ports saw growth in vehicle vehicle volumes in 2017, however geo-political worries – not least Brexit – is causing concerns. Ports continue to invest but there are worries over future volumes and capacity levels. 

  • Eukor-ships
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    EC fines shippers and parts suppliers for price-fixing

    2018-02-28T10:25:32Z

    The European Commission has issued fines for price-fixing totalling €546m ($668.7m) to a group of four shipping companies handling finished vehicles and, in three further cases, three tier suppliers of spark plugs and braking systems. Four of the major providers of ocean services to the automotive and commercial machinery sectors ...

  • BMW's being loaded at The Port of Charleston on 8/25/14.  File: 082414GR34
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    BMW Spartanburg remains top US car exporter

    2018-02-21T10:11:36Z

    BMW’s Spartanburg vehicle assembly plant in South Carolina remained the largest US automotive exporter by value last year, even though production there decreased. The factory turned out more than 371,280 cars during the year, 9.7% fewer than in 2016 because the X5/X6 assembly hall was shut down for four weeks ...

  • FCA complaint received
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    FCA seeks reparations from global ro-ro carriers for Shipping Act violations

    2017-10-25T16:21:08Z

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has sent a complaint to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) seeking damages from six shipping companies it says acted to suppress competition for ro-ro services it purchased along with other carmakers. The move follows action taken by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) after an investigation ...