All Ports articles – Page 2

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    Strikes avoided as Spain attempts to overhaul stevedoring policy

    2017-02-21T11:43:36Z

    Threatened strikes by Spain’s port unions have been temporarily called off and talks resumed with the government as the country attempts to overhaul and liberalise stevedoring policy under pressure from the European Union (EU). The EU has called for a change to practices in the stevedoring sector in which all ...

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    Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    2017-02-01T08:31:27Z

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been ...

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    Patimban port set to boost Indonesian finished vehicle exports

    2017-01-31T17:39:34Z

    The Indonesian government is hoping that a new deep sea port at Patimban, in West Java, will absorb part of the finished vehicle traffic that the existing facility at Tanjung Priok, the country’s largest port (pictured), is struggling to cope with. Thomas Lembong, chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), ...

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    Ro-ro carriers given the right to jointly negotiate US tugboat prices

    2017-01-24T16:10:33Z

    The US Federal Maritime Commission has decided to permit major ro-ro carriers to jointly negotiate the pricing of tug services at US ports from now on. The news comes after the commission voted to amend the existing cooperative working agreement that shippers Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WWL), Eukor, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier ...

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    Port of Portland begins search for Wyatt’s replacement

    2017-01-16T17:22:26Z

    Port of Portland has begun searching for a new executive director after current incumbent Bill Wyatt (pictured) announced his imminent retirement. Port commissioner president, Jim Carter, said: “Our goal in this search is to ensure we select the best leader for the port moving forward and provide opportunities for our ...

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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

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    Limited damage to vehicles after surprise hailstorm in Valencia

    2016-12-12T09:51:21Z

    An unexpected hailstorm on the last weekend of November in Valencia seems to have caused limited damage to finished vehicles at the Spanish port. “We’re handling 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles at the moment, but we know of other OEMs with losses that we’re not dealing with,” one insurer told Automotive ...

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    Krishnakumar joins GAC Shipping India

    2016-11-16T11:14:52Z

    The Indian division of logistics and marine services provider GAC Shipping has recently appointed C Krishnakumar (pictured) as the general manager of logistics services at its Chennai office. Krishnakumar moves there from Caravel Logistics and will be responsible for the growing demands for services in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries ...

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    Gothenburg increases vehicle traffic in both directions

    2016-11-15T15:57:38Z

    Finished vehicle numbers at the Swedish port of Gothenburg rose by 24% in the first nine months of this year, to 176,548 units. In the most recent quarter (July-September), growth was 15%, with 56,000 cars passing through the port. “Volvo is selling more cars than ever before and the shipping ...

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    Horizon Terminal Services starts business at Jaxport

    2016-11-08T11:04:58Z

    Horizon Terminal Services, the terminal-operating subsidiary of Höegh Autoliners, has opened an 11-hectare facility at the US port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), in Florida. Jaxport is the top US port for car processing and last year handled more than 671,000 vehicles. The Horizon facility, which will handle vehicles and project cargo, ...

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    Brussels gives thumbs-up to UECC Ibérica sale

    2016-11-01T12:38:01Z

    Spain’s terminal operating and services company Marítima del Mediterráneo (Marmedsa) is to take a 50% stake in UECC Ibérica, the Portuguese-based firm that manages and operates the finished vehicle terminal at the northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes). The remaining 50% of the company will be retained by short-sea maritime ...

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    Port of Paranaguá predicts 83% rise in finished vehicle traffic

    2016-10-26T10:29:12Z

    The number of finished vehicles that the Brazilian port of Paranaguá will handle in 2017 is expected to grow by 83%, compared to this year. Forecasts from operators indicate that around 163,000 units, taking both imports and exports into account, will pass through the port next year – some 73,000 ...

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    DB Schenker pays out over allegations of bribery in Russia; Ford still under investigation

    2016-10-18T23:58:06Z

    The German authorities have reached a settlement with logistics provider DB Schenker over allegations that Russian customs officials in the port of St Petersburg were bribed between 2010 and mid-2012 to speed up the passage of automotive parts to Ford’s plant in the area. However, the authorities have confirmed that ...

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    Indian export logistics: Waiting for an upgrade

    2016-10-10T15:59:24Z

    In this story... Shipping routes Coastal issues Road reliance Multimodal shift Growing output India’s vehicle exports are gradually on the rise, with plenty of room to grow. However, the nation’s poor export logistics and high port costs may hold the country back India’s big problem ...

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    Michelin to build major tyre distribution centre in South Carolina

    2016-09-28T13:07:19Z

    French Tyremaker Michelin has confirmed plans to build a highly automated, $270m distribution centre close to Spartanburg, South Carolina to store and deliver tyres for passenger vehicles, heavy trucks and agricultural equipment in North America. The distribution centre will include five buildings representing a total of around 3.3m sq.ft (306,600 ...

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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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    Calais blockade disrupts freight between UK and France

    2016-09-07T12:23:08Z

    A protest by truck drivers and farmers in France has thrown freight movements through the port of Calais into disarray, leading to delays into and out of France and the UK. The protest, which began this week as a ‘go-slow’ drive on the A16, the main route into Calais and ...

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    Driverless train trials underway between Germany and the Netherlands

    2016-08-09T16:20:06Z

    Dutch rail network manager ProRail is working with Germany’s DB Cargo on trials to test an automated freight train service on a route between the port of Rotterdam and the German border at Zevenaar-Emmerich. The double-track dedicated freight rail line, known as Betuweroute, is 160km long and equipped with the ...

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    Vigo ramps up the ro-ro

    2016-08-09T15:54:35Z

    The north-western Spanish port of Vigo will start using a sixth ro-ro ramp in August this year and intends to build a seventh, making it the country's leading port in terms of its ro-ro provision. According to the port authority, the idea it to optimise its existing car carrier service ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 3: Building in an extra level of efficiency

    2016-07-19T16:37:42Z

    With VW’s Puebla plant expected to return to full capacity soon and Audi’s San José Chiapa facility poised to begin production, the Volkswagen Group in Mexico will be relying on its road, rail and port partners to meet future demand and quality standards The long history of Volkswagen’s plant in ...