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    Paldiski port benefits from Inform car handling system


    German optimisation software provider Inform has implemented its SyncroTESS system for vehicle distribution at the vehicle terminal of Paldiski Northern Port in Estonia. The technology is being used to organise the movement of new vehicles through the terminal. Paldiski Northern Port is a major import route for vehicles into Russia ...

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    Automotive Logistics launches first Mexico conference


    Automotive Logistics is holding its first conference in Mexico in January next year in association with the US Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG). The three-day event will take place in Mexico City, at the Marquis Reforma hotel, between the 27-29 January.Mexico is seeing a wave of new investment as OEMs ...

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    Steady makes a Subaru


    Subaru has doubled sales in the US over the past five years, by maintaining a well-planned, stable scheduling and logistics flow. Its top logistics team talks in depth about the carmaker's strategy for current and future growthSubaru has been on a tear for the last seven, tumultuous years in the ...

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    Renault-Nissan and Daimler focus on Manzanillo port


    Renault-Nissan’s alliance with Daimler is reported to be importing equipment for the construction of its recently announced plant in Aguascalientes in Mexico through the west coast port of Manzanillo. The choice of Manzanillo is a significant one because the port is expected to import Nissan parts and components from Asia ...

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    Livorno port to benefit from Grimaldi and Fremura investment


    Despite the current economic situation in southern Europe, and low vehicle sales in Italy, the Italian port of Livorno is set to grow thanks to new investment. Italian maritime groups Grimaldi and Fremura have announced joint investment at the port, with an aim of strengthening terminal ...

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    Gefco handles inland vehicle deliveries in China for Volkswagen


    Transport and logistics provider Gefco is now distributing imported vehicles for the Skoda and Volkswagen brands following a contract it signed with the German carmaker this year.The company’s Asia division is receiving vehicles from the ports of Shanghai and Tianjin, located in the east of the country, and transporting them ...

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    BMW celebrates double milestone at Mini Oxford plant


    BMW’s Mini division has reached an export milestone from the UK of 2m vehicles this week, 13 years after the brand was relaunched in 2001. At the same time the company reported that the three millionth vehicle has come off the production line at the Oxford plant in the UK. ...

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    BNSF to improve port turnaround time with Tacoma Rail contract


    North American rail provider BNSF has signed a contract with local provider Tacoma rail for maintenance and stocking services at the port of Tacoma on the US West Coast. The contract is expected to improve turnaround times for locomotives at the port because of the vicinity of Tacoma Rail’s maintenance ...

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    On the right path


    With foreign investment and favourable legislation, Nigeria could spring from automotive stagnation to overtake South Africa as the continent’s lead car manufacturing country. But the supply chain will be a major challenge.Nigeria’s once thriving domestic car assembly industry may be soon be reborn after years of stagnation nearly brought it ...

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    Kenyan car importers hurt by port rate hikes


    Companies in Kenya involved in importing finished vehicles have expressed their opposition to a series of new charges being levied by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). Their industry body, the Car Importers Association of Kenya, is demanding an urgent review of the price hikes, pointing out that higher prices will ...

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    Sical announces withdrawal from Ennore port joint venture


    Indian logistics provider Sical Logistics is withdrawing from its joint venture in Ennore Automotive Logistics, which manages vehicle exports at Ennore Port near Chennai, including those for Honda, Nissan and Toyota.Sical Logistics holds a 40.92% stake in the venture, which also includes Mitsui OSK Lines and was set up in ...

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    Kuehne + Nagel releases enhanced emissions calculator


    Kuehne + Nagel has announced the release of a new carbon calculator for its customers that it said will provide exact data on emissions rather than estimations.The Global Seafreight Carbon Calculator (GSCC) allows calculations of carbon, sulphur and nitrogen dioxide emissions for container and less-than-container (LCL) movements from door-to-door. The ...

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    Indian hopes return, problems remain


    Automotive sales and confidence are returning, with Indian logistics executives seeing brighter days ahead. While many are looking to the Modi government for reforms, some companies most important improvements may still be internal.Excitement has pervaded the Indian landscape since the May national elections that swept Narendra Modi and his National ...

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    Private equity firms buy Turkish forwarder UN Ro-Ro


    Private equity firms Esas Holding and Actera Partners have formed a partnership to buy Turkish ocean forwarder UN Ro-Ro for a reported €700m ($936m) from its owner Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR).UN Ro-Ro operates a fleet of 12 vessels with capacity to move 322,000 vehicles a year. It has four ...

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    PIERS data shows H1 increase in US auto parts imports


    Automotive parts imports to the US increased by more than 5% year-on-year in the first half of 2014 based on figures provided by PIERS, the US import-export reporting service. That figure was up by nearly 11% compared to the same period in 2012 and the market has grown 10% over ...

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    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland The recovery ...

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    DHL handles machinery move to Ghana


    DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is organising the ocean delivery of construction machinery from German firm GT Günter Papenburg to the Ghanaian Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in Africa. The transport is being handled by DGF’s special projects team – DHL Industrial Projects.The company is overseeing port handling at ...

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    Vehicle numbers at Spanish ports return to pre-crisis levels


    Automotive traffic at Spanish ports, which has been particularly badly hit by the country's economic difficulties in recent years, is finally beginning to show signs of exceeding previous growth. The ports of Barcelona and Santander have both reported healthy figures for the first five months of 2014.At the Mediterranean port ...

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    Georgia ports post record throughput in fiscal '14


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the southern US has recorded processing more than 700,000 vehicles and machinery units in its results for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), with the majority handled by the port of Brunswick’s dedicated Colonel’s Island automotive and machinery terminal. Brunswick ...

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    Alabama port to develop finished vehicle terminal


    The director of the Alabama State Port Authority, Jimmy Lyons, has revealed plans for the development of a $54m finished vehicle terminal at the port of Mobile. The authority has secured the property already and is in talks with carmakers and vehicle processors. The initial project will see the development ...