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  • port.of.vigo.roro.vessels

    Vigo port records healthy vehicle handling for 2014


    In 2014, the north-western Spanish port of Vigo handled more than 423,000 finished vehicles, the vast majority of which were exported.PSA-Citroen accounted for 80% of all automotive traffic in the port, followed by Ford, Renault, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen.Countries where imports from Vigo rose notably were Egypt, Germany, Greece, ...

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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US


    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

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    Peter Ward moves to CEO role at UKWA


    Peter Ward is moving on from his role as commercial director and head of cargo supply chain at DP World London Gateway, to take over as CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA). His move to UKWA follows the announcement that Roger Williams will be leaving the role in ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Höegh Osaka remains anchored on UK coast


    Salvors are currently working onboard the listing car carrier vessel Höegh Osaka, which ran into trouble outside the UK port of Southampton last week, to install two new pumps. If the weather permits, divers will also inspect the hull. Although strong winds and storms are forecast around Southampton, the weather ...


    Dream Angel makes first call at Khalifa


    On January 5th, Abu Dhabi's port of Khalifa welcomed the vessel MV Dream Angel, which is operated by Nissan Motor Car Carrier, in what was the first call at the relatively new port for a car-carrying vessel.The Dream Angel had arrived from the Japanese ports of Yokohama and Kanda with ...

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    Barcelona's Autoterminal road access being improved


    Barcelona port authority has signed a €450,000 ($531,000) contract with the Pasquina construction company to improve road access to terminals operated by Estibarna and Autoterminal. The work will involve upgrades to the main roundabout on the port's arterial road. Work will take two months to complete and is viewed as ...

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    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges


    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles.A number of the world’s leading ro-ro providers, ...

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    Port Panama IDC targets automotive business


    Port Panama City, Florida, has recently completed its intermodal distribution centre (IDC), and is now ready to accommodate new business. Addressing the Port Authority in a meeting last week, Becca Hardin, interim director of the Bay County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), said that the EDA is targeting automotive companies in ...

  • Hoegh Osaka

    Stricken Höegh car carrier towed to Spitbank for investigation


    A Höegh Autoliners car carrier, with around 1,400 vehicles and 100 pieces of earthmoving equipment on board, grounded in the waters known as the Solent, outside the UK south-coast port of Southampton, refloated itself on January 7th and has been moved to investigate further.

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    NYK to open vehicle terminal in Gujurat with APM


    NYK Auto Logistics India (NALI), a subsidiary of NYK Line, has recently announced that it will start operating a finished vehicle logistics terminal at Gujarat Pipavav Port from June 2015. The port is operated by APM Terminals and located near Gujurat in the northwest of India.APM Terminals Pipavav, the operator ...

  • PortAntwerpVerrebroekdok

    Antwerp reports ro-ro hit by political, economic and epidemic factors


    While the Belgian port of Antwerp has reported strong figures for container and liquid bulk traffic through 2014, the number of vehicles handled is down by almost 8% compared to the previous year.A final figure on volumes moved through the port last year is expected to be around 1.2m, compared ...

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    K-Line chooses Hambantota port for vehicle hub as volumes soar


    Japanese ocean forwarder K-Line is planning to use Sri Lanka’s Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) – more popularly known as known as Hambantota – as its future regional distribution hub for finished vehicles bound for Africa and the Persian Gulf.Recently, K-Line established a new transshipment record at Hambantota, involving the ...

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    Shipping focus


    Our special global ro-ro focus reveals changes in capacity, regulations and technology that will influence global shipping and trade for finished vehicles. Changes by land and by seaClick on the links below to read the different articles that make up this report.Global ocean capacity shiftsNavigating trade barriersTranshipment rise at HambantotaIT ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance


    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vesselsThe balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed in ...

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    Shipping focus: The unexpected rise of Hambantota port


    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention.Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t manufacture ...

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    Shipping focus: The ghosts of future shipping


    Autonomous driving is not just for cars. The prospect of an unmanned ship transporting automotive cargo may not be so far fetchedIt is possible that in the coming decades, more ghost ships will be found sailing the seas, with not a soul on board. This isn’t a repeat of the ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost


    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many parts ...


    Chery JLR puts complex logistics plan into action


    As Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) launches series production of the Range Rover Evoque in China, the joint venture carmaker is putting into action a complex and global supply chain that its logistics team has been planning for nearly three years, including the use of a diverse set of lead ...

  • portSagunto

    Ford switch helps Sagunto realise hub ambitions


    The Mediterranean port of Sagunto, which is managed by the Valencia port authority, finally appears to have realised its potential as a Spanish hub port for finished vehicle volumes. Ford, which previously moved much of the output from the nearby Almusafes production plant through the port of Valencia, has announced ...

  • ACMA

    Symbols for better days ahead


    The 2014 Automotive Logistics India conference, held in Gurgaon, revealed that despite years of lacklustre growth, the Indian automotive logistics industry has not lost its hope in its own potential. Buoyed by the reforms expected from the recently elected government, executives are now looking forward to ‘acche din’ Rachael Hogg ...