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    JLR moves into larger VPC in North America

    2019-11-04T15:11:00Z

    British OEM JLR has relocated to a larger, renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia, to cater for increasing demand for its vehicles…

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    UK activates Operation Brock to avoid port-bound highway congestion

    2019-10-28T15:57:00Z

    Highways England has activated its plan to avoid freight traffic congestion on the M20 in the event of disruption to cross-Channel services caused by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU...

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    DP World: Access to Africa

    2019-10-16T08:39:00Z

    DP World is expanding its network of logistics operations for the automotive industry across the Middle East and Africa, with a focus on integrated services and special economic zones such as its flagship Jebel Ali Port

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    Julia Prescot joins Port of Tyne board

    2019-10-09T11:28:00Z

    Julia Prescot has been appointed a non-executive director of the Port of Tyne authority in North East England

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    Penske builds on range of EVs deployed in California with Kalmar Ottawa

    2019-10-09T10:48:00Z

    Penske is deploying an Electric Terminal Tractor made by Kalmar Ottawa for trailer-handling operations in California

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    Ben Buben to lead cargo sales at Jaxport

    2019-10-09T09:01:00Z

    Ben Buben has moved to a new role as director of cargo sales at Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) replacing Frank Camp, who has moved to a new role at Jaxport focusing on developing new and existing container cargo business 

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    GPA expands vehicle handling space at Brunswick port

    2019-10-08T14:08:00Z

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has added 40 acres (16 hectares) of dedicated ro-ro space at Brunswick port’s Colonel’s Island Terminal. The additional dock space increases the car storage area at the vehicle terminal by 6,000 spaces and will help speed vessel turnaround

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    Adampol: One Belt, One Road

    2019-10-01T10:59:00Z

    Adampol’s intermodal terminal in Małaszewicze, Poland is crucial for container transport between China and Europe. Territorial development director Dariusz Stypułkowski explains how the transport and logistics firm’s new Baltic and Euro China trains are ready to offer clients a short cut

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    UECC wins Bremenports’ Greenports award

    2019-10-01T10:36:00Z

    Source: UECC United European Car Carriers’ (UECC) pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Auto Energy has been recognised as the most environmentally friendly vessel calling at the ports of Bremen, northern Germany. Its sister ship, Auto Eco , was runner-up. Dual-fuelled LNG (liquid natural ...

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    Tangible progress: Morocco boosts automotive production and logistics

    2019-09-30T14:08:00Z

    There is no doubt that shipping professionals are familiar with the Moroccan city of Tangier, as it is ranked 50th among container ports worldwide. The first container terminal opened in 2007 and has since been joined by three others; two at Tanger Med port 1 and two at Tanger Med port 2.

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    VW AutoEuropa back on track to Setúbal

    2019-09-18T10:10:00Z

    Volkswagen Autoeuropa has reintroduced a rail connection to the port of Setúbal. The daily service will transport 250 finished vehicles, resulting in a decrease in carbon emissions of 400 tonnes annually, according to a company statement. The company claims that by using rail, carbon emissions ...

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    Grimaldi adds PCTC to North America service

    2019-09-17T13:39:00Z

    Grande Mirafiori Italian shipping line Grimaldi has taken delivery of the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Grande Mirafiori – named after a Fiat car plant – at the Yangfan shipyard in Zhoushan, eastern China. With a service speed of 19 knots, length of 199.90 ...

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    Easing off the gas: Is the shipping industry ready for Sulphur 2020?

    2019-09-11T11:22:00Z

    The IMO’s new regulation to cut sulphur emissions, which is coming into force next year, will require operational changes by ports and shipping lines. But some parts of the world are far from prepared.

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    Ford to import EcoSport to Canada via Vancouver

    2019-08-21T11:18:00Z

    Ford will start importing EcoSports through the Canadian port of Vancouver next month for the first time. The carmaker has previously only used the port of Halifax on the east coast and used rail to distribute the vehicles to rest of the country. While Ford is ...

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    ABP to expand Grimsby auto terminal

    2019-08-12T13:25:00Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) has awarded a construction contract for the next phase of development at its Grimsby Automotive Terminal on England’s east coast.

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    Manns launches logistics consultancy

    2019-08-12T10:50:00Z

    Industry advisor Dennis Manns is leading a new automotive and logistics consulting company, North Motors Group.

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    Nansha doubles direct sailings to Europe

    2019-08-07T09:24:00Z

    The port of Nansha in southern China now has four direct sailings to Europe, in response to rising demand

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    Automotive industry mourns the loss of Gary Hurley

    2019-08-07T08:42:00Z

    It was with regret that Automotive Logistics learned this week of the death of Gary Hurley (pictured, right), a veteran logistics expert at NYK Line and most recently vice-president of the company’s ro-ro division. He died after a sudden illness. Hurley, 62, was a well-known and ...

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    SCH seals Neptune ro-ro deal in Southampton

    2019-08-05T10:03:00Z

    Southampton-based terminal operator SCH has secured a contract to load and discharge all Neptune Lines ro-ro vessels calling at the English port…

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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…