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  • Mann-Lines

    Mann and Stena join forces in Europe


    European ocean forwarder Mann Lines has signed a contract with ro-ro ferry group Stena Line in which each with utilise the strengths of their respective services.Mann Lines, specialises in logistics, project, and general freight forwarding. The company operates a container shipping service between Rotterdam and the Baltics, and liner ro-ro ...

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    Santander upgrades to cope with increased vehicle traffic


    Finished vehicle traffic continues to rise at the northern Spanish port of Santander. In the first three quarters, it handled 264,852 units, equivalent to growth of just more than 20%, meaning it is on course to beat its 2005 record of 320,000 vehicles for the year as a whole.Indeed, for ...

  • CJLR inside plant

    Jaguar Land Rover begins production with Chery in China


    Jaguar Land Rover’s 50:50 joint venture with Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile – CJLR – has opened its first plant in the Changshu Economic Development Zone, 80km north of Shanghai. Its production is based on an international supply chain, including a considerable amount of material imported from Europe and the UK.The ...

  • Weberer

    Waberer's establishes British subsidiary


    Waberer's, a Hungarian road transport operator, has established a subsidiary in Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK.Felixstowe is home to the largest container port in the United Kingdom, making it suitable for Waberer’s strategic requirements.Although Waberer's is only now establishing a subsidiary in the UK, it has been working in the UK and ...

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    Rail link to improve vehicle traffic through Gothenburg


    [This story was update on 27 October] The port of Gothenburg in Sweden has announced the completion of a new €2.3m rail track at the car terminal operated by logistics provider Logent. The first rail wagons have started using the line to deliver inbound Renault and Nissan vehicles for distribution ...

  • Dublin Port

    Dublin port opens car terminal as economy recovers


    Dublin Port Company, which provides ro-ro services at the Irish port, has opened a new €3.4m ($4.3m) car terminal, which will have capacity for 2,500 units and includes an 80-metre flyover bridge across the East Wall Road running alongside the port. The terminal took 13 months to complete and was ...

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    NYK announces service in Myanmar with Silverbird Auto Logistics


    [Story updated on 28 October] Global logistics provider NYK has signed a contract with Silverbird Auto Logistics to provide inland transport services for finished vehicles in Myanmar. Services began last week.Silverbird Auto Logistics is part of the Phee Group, which operates shipping and liner operations as well as providing third ...

  • Maximilian Strotmann European Commission ECG 2014

    ECG Conference: Regulation, regulation, regulation


    Brussels came to Amsterdam to discuss the potential impacts of upcoming European regulations, from sulphur restrictions to land transport weights and measures. Lawmakers stressed the need for industry, member states and EU bodies to work together better to shape policy.“Transport is the backbone of society” said Maximilian Strotmann, member of ...

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    Baltimore port opens second berth for vehicle handling


    The US port of Baltimore has officially opened a new automotive berth at the Masonville/Fairfield terminal following an investment of $22m. At 358 metres it is 90 metres longer than the existing berth and nine metres wider, as well as being much stronger. It is also equipped to handle rail ...

  • Antwerp port

    Antwerp port extends e-Desk system for ro-ro exports


    [Updated: Added comments]Terminal operators handling vehicle exports at the port of Antwerp in Belgium have now switched to a paperless web-based system called e-Desk to speed up the processing of customs permits for exit declarations.The system was introduced by the Antwerp Port Community System (APCS) back in 2012 for container ...

  • Ports4Prosperity logo

    UK ports manifesto to protect industry


    During the recent political party conferences held across the UK, United Kingdom Major Ports Group (UKMPG) launched Ports4Prosperity – a new manifesto – for the UK ports industry. UKMPG represents 41 of the UK’s major parts, and is now calling on the government to support UK industry by working with ...

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    Investment needed for Rosario to grow as FV port says Murchison


    Since it began handling finished vehicle volumes last year, the Argentine port of Rosario has been looking to capture more business from the sector. With GM set up in the region at Cordoba and optimistic about the investments being made at the port, an alternative for automotive shipments to the ...

  • PortLA_fire_aerial

    Blaze consumes Pasha warehouse at port of LA


    Container and finished vehicle operations at the port of Los Angeles were temporarily disrupted last week by a major fire that broke out in a warehouse at the Wilmington terminal operated by Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals (PST). The fire also temporarily affected the nearby international terminal operated by Yusen, as ...

  • Christopher Ludwig

    Editor's note: good problems to have


    If they could choose, most managers would probably prefer having more demand for a product than supply. It may stress plants, and increase delivery times, but growing sales and profits usually speak louder to top management than dealer complaints over delivery.However, if not managed properly, having more cars than customers ...

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    Endless possibilities


    Glovis Europe general manager Frank Schnelle talks about the company's strategy for consolidating logistics in some markets and ambitions to gain transport assets.The growth of Kia and Hyundai in Europe has propelled the expansion of Glovis Europe, the group subsidiary tasked with managing the two brands’ logistics. From its beginnings ...

  • Renault Nissan Rouge Busan, Korea port

    Renault Samsung ships Nissan Rogue from Korea to US


    The first batch of Nissan Rogue SUVs, produced at the Renault Samsung Motors Busan plant in South Korea, has been shipped to the US from Busan New Port. A total of 4,000 vehicles were moved on the first haul, with plans to begin selling them in North America and Canada ...

  • 1935 Aerial View of the GM Baltimore Assembly Plant

    Last mile: the end will be a start


    Industries rise and fall, but logistics tends to remain.The Broening Highway moves in two lanes on either side, the road surface cracked into an asphalt web in parts, while elsewhere it is being expanded and resurfaced. It traces a landscape dotted with water towers, small factories, warehouses, empty yards and ...

  • BMW Vehicle Distribution Center Port Of Baltimore

    BMW’s Baltimore vehicle distribution centre opens


    BMW’s latest vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at the port of Baltimore has officially opened.Between now and 2016, the German carmaker’s facility, which is being managed by logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) under a new contract, will import around 166,000 BMW and Mini vehicles.The facility will provide a full range ...

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    Brazil is slowing down to take stock


    The Brazilian automotive sector has seen stalling production and sales following a stagnant economy and the end of tax breaks. Logistics companies are trying to combat the slowdown and find growthFollowing several years of boom time over much of the past decade, Brazil’s automotive supply chain players are now learning ...

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    Global conference: pressure is on for outbound innovation


    “The enterprise that doesn’t innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change, such as the present, the decline will be fast.” So said the management consultant Peter Drucker, and it should be a warning to the finished vehicle sector, according to Kirk Williams, president of car haulier ...