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  • ICO_Terminal
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    ICO opens latest terminal at Zeebrugge

    2018-10-03T15:48:29Z

    NYK’s car terminal subsidiary, International Car Operators (ICO), has recently opened its new office building and terminal in the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. The new central gate building has operational and corporate departments, with five levels of 900 sq.m and houses 150 employees. International Car Operators signed a concession agreement ...

  • puerto_de_santander
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    Anfac study downgrades port logistics in Spain

    2018-08-01T11:07:18Z

    The Spanish automotive manufacturers’ association, Anfac, has just released its annual Maritime Port Logistics Grading study, which identifies Santander (pictured), Sagunto and Pasajes ports as currently the best for vehicle processing in Spain. One of the significant conclusions of the report, however, is that the overall grading for port logistics ...

  • BMW scanning booth pulse
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    ABP invests in quality control for BMW at Southampton

    2018-07-24T10:31:23Z

    Port operator Associated British Ports (ABP) is installing quality control equipment at the port of Southampton, representing the first phase of a multi-million pound investment. Digital imaging technology provided by Degould, including two drive-in booths, have been built in the multi-deck areas of the facility, which will be used to ...

  • VolvoPlant_5
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    Location key to Volvo’s latest plant in the US

    2018-06-27T14:55:55Z

    Sweden’s Volvo Cars has held a plant opening for its first US manufacturing base, near Charleston, South Carolina. The company invested around $1.1 billion (€950m) in the plant, which has an annual production capacity of 150,000 cars a year. The new S60 mid-size sports sedan will be the first model ...

  • portManta
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    Manta becoming regional hub for finished vehicles

    2018-05-29T17:11:50Z

    The northern Ecuadorian port of Manta is looking to expand its role as a hub for finished vehicles and this month reached its full storage capacity for transhipped vehicle volumes. Manta only began operating regularly in the transshipment market as of July last year but in the third week of ...

  • Un.roro
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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 ...

  • Terminal_Altamira
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    Amports will invest $11m in terminal at Altamira port

    2018-04-17T00:04:34Z

    Amports Mexico has signed a partial concession agreement with the Port of Altamira Authority (API) to set up a public finished vehicles terminal rather than continuing to rent area within the port to do so. Amports managing director Ernesto Ibarra explained that the concession is for 20 years, although it ...

  • Thousands of imported VW diesel cars seized at harbour by Greenpeace volunteers
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    Greenpeace protestors board ro-ro vessel carrying VW diesel vehicles

    2017-09-27T10:31:23Z

    Greenpeace activists have boarded a ro-ro vessel in the UK’s Thames Estuary carrying Volkswagen diesel-engine passenger vehicles for the UK. A group of 25 volunteers in kayaks and boats surrounded the 23,000 tonne ship owned by K-Line’s European short-sea subsidiary, KESS, and attempted to stop the Volkswagen cars from entering ...

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    UECC holds event in Southampton to showcase its dual-fuel LNG vessel

    2017-09-12T17:30:01Z

    European short-sea carrier, UECC, has held an event at Southampton port in the UK for clients and authorities to get a closer look at its new Auto Eco vessel capable of running on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). Last November, the vessel, which was the first pure car and truck ...

  • Santos_Tev02_media
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    Export growth heralds recovery in Brazilian car output

    2017-09-11T16:23:59Z

    Brazilian passenger car exports in the first eight months of this year have increased by 57% to almost 481,390 units, according to figures from the country’s National Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea). Overall vehicle exports, which includes commercial vehicles and buses, have increased to 506,000 units over the same ...

  • Slide4
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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

  • Ford Heinrichs
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    Europe conference: Data sharing could ease port constraints for finished vehicles

    2017-06-13T11:56:05Z

    Strong growth in vehicle numbers moving into and out of Europe over the past few years has created capacity constraints and bottlenecks at the continent’s ports. While the scope to significantly expand physical space might be limited, executives from carmakers and logistics providers have suggested better visibility and sharing of ...

  • Emanuele_Grimaldi
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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    2017-04-19T23:35:43Z

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ...

  • Cardero-FMC
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    Cordero leaves FMC to lead the Port of Long Beach

    2017-04-19T23:33:02Z

    Mario Cordero (pictured, right) has been appointed as executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California, the second busiest container port in the US. He is leaving his role as a Federal Maritime Commission member having served as chairman for almost six years until January, when US president ...

  • PORT DE BARCELONA
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    European ports: Sailing into a tide of protectionism?

    2017-04-04T22:43:43Z

    The repercussions of last year’s political eruptions have yet to be felt in Europe’s ports and growth is expected to continue this year, bringing with it much-needed investment. But port operators and shipping companies remain on alert for any shift in trading patterns While last year was one of political ...

  • Megatruck
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    Seat: A megatruckload of progress

    2017-03-30T21:32:54Z

    Seat’s supply chain leaders open up about rail infrastructure, the carmaker’s use of automation and its service parts network In this story... Seat's European network Multimodal and connected Aftersales in motion Seat has been emblematic of Spain’s automotive ups and downs over the past decade. It suffered ...

  • PortDevelopmentPlan_Philadelphia_opt
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    Major investment to double vehicle handling at Philadelphia port

    2017-03-22T17:35:03Z

    The US state of Pennsylvania is investing $93m in the port of Philadelphia's finished vehicle terminal to more than double annual import capacity there to 350,000 vehicles. The move is part of an overall $300m government investment in infrastructure, warehousing and equipment at the port. The capital investment programme was ...

  • Nissan_Gdansk_4_opt
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    Gdansk increases car volumes as Nissan signs contract with Adampol

    2017-03-22T11:55:14Z

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract with Polish logistics provider Adampol for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles through the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland. The vehicles are being imported from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe (CEE) including ...

  • Dillon-port
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    SCPA breaks ground on second inland port in South Carolina

    2017-03-21T17:24:43Z

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has broken ground on a new inland port in the town of Dillon. The move follows its recent success in establishing an inland logistics hub used by BMW and tyremaker Michelin. In choosing a location in the eastern part of South Carolina with close proximity ...

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    ATI invests in multi-level car park to deal with Philippine imports

    2017-03-20T17:29:13Z

    Asian Terminals (ATI), the Philippine port operator and developer, is investing 1.3 billion Philippine pesos ($25.8m) in a five-level vehicle storage facility at the port of Batangas to handle continued growth in imports of vehicles to the country. Batangas port accounts for the majority of the country’s annual car imports ...