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    Looking for the safe side in uncertain times

    2018-10-31T17:00:25Z

    Europe’s finished vehicle sector faces several big challenges in coming months, as speakers at the recent ECG conference in Germany made clear. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle sector in Europe is dealing with some major challenges at the moment, including an increasingly serious driver shortage, severe fluctuations in capacity ...

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    DFDS takes over Turkish ocean forwarder U.N. Ro-Ro

    2018-04-17T09:41:59Z

    Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has bought a majority 99% stake in U.N. Ro-Ro, Turkey's largest operator of ocean-going ro-ro freight vessels for €950m ($1.2 billion). U.N Ro-Ro was previously owned by Turkish private equity companies Actera and Esas. DFDS said the purchase would make it a major player ...

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    Navigating uncharted waters

    2018-04-17T02:01:46Z

    At 04.00 on June 26 last year, Jim Hagemann Snabe, chairman of AP Moller-Maersk, was woken by a phone call from his office. That’s when he learned that the global shipping giant had fallen victim to a cyber-attack. Over the next few hours, the true severity of the incident became ...

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    ARC carrier forced back to Southampton port by fire

    2017-02-27T12:27:46Z

    Ocean finished vehicle transporter, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC), is waiting to assess damage to its vessel M/V Honor following a fire that broke out in its cargo decks early last Friday (February 24th). The ship had just left the UK’s port of Southampton when a fire was discovered ...

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    Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    2016-11-21T15:20:39Z

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was ...

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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port to benefit from Kia’s Mexican plant

    2016-09-12T17:42:42Z

    The opening in May this year of Kia Motor’s plant at Pesqueria in the Mexican state of Nuevo León is helping to consolidate a key commercial route along the Atlantic Ocean, where the Colombian port of Santa Marta is a direct beneficiary. For the rest of this year, the port ...

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    Japan's Hitachinaka port opens terminal for high and heavy moves

    2016-06-22T14:33:22Z

    The port of Hitachinaka has opened a new terminal for the handling of construction and mining machinery as part of a major expansion programme for the port. The terminal is owned by the Ibaraki prefectural government. The port is around 100km north-east of Tokyo and located near a production hub ...

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    India’s Mumbai port cuts ro-ro rates to attract coastal vehicle moves

    2016-06-22T13:48:45Z

    The Indian port of Mumbai has reduced vessel-related charges for ro-ro traffic by around 10%, in an effort to encourage the coastal movement of vehicles and to meet OEM and vessel operator demand. The reduced charges will stay in place for a year from June 1st this year. In a ...

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    WWL promotes Gur Prasad Kohli to head new South Asia office

    2016-05-24T12:17:26Z

    Gur Prasad Kohli (left), who has been managing director for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in India for the past five years, is moving to a new role as head of WWL’s new South Asia area office. The office combines the current responsibilities for South-East Asia and India. Kohli replaces the ...

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    ACL committed to Halifax; will double volume through the port

    2016-03-14T16:00:11Z

    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will maintain its twice-weekly call at the Canadian port of Halifax using its new G4 ro-ro/container ships. The company said it would continue to serve the North American and European markets at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal operated by Ceres Halifax. "We looked long and hard ...

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    Brazil investigates ro-ro operators over alleged cartel

    2016-03-02T09:57:39Z

    The supervisory body of Brazil's competition authority, CADE, has begun assessing an investigation into the alleged existence of an international cartel operating in the transport of finished vehicles by sea. Those under investigation are CSAV, Eukor, Grimaldi Group, Höegh Autoliners, K Line, Mitsui OSK (MOL), NYK, Nissan Motor Car Carriers ...

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    Ocean carriers fined $520,000 by Federal Maritime Commission

    2016-02-24T13:09:30Z

    [Updated 29th February] Last week the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) announced it had collected $520,000 in civil penalty payments from five ocean carriers, including Volkswagen Konzernlogistiks (Group Logistics), which provides ro-ro services for new and used vehicles, and other rolling stock. The other companies involved were Orient Star ...

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    Inna Kuznetsova becomes president and COO at Inttra

    2016-02-22T12:06:19Z

    Inna Kuznetsova has been promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) at Inttra, the ocean shipping electronic marketplace, which provides transaction and information to streamline the container shipping business. Kuznetsova joined Inttra in 2015 as president of Inttra Marketplace, the company’s core business, having previously been COO at Ceva ...

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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 ...