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    Port of Pasaia handles first Opel Mokka units


    The Basque port of Pasaia (Pasajes) in Spain has begun handling its first Opel Mokka SUVs. In May, the Opel plant at Figueruelas (Zaragoza) announced that this year's production forecast for the model had been raised by 13,000 units.Short-sea operator UECC has said that for 2014 the number of Mokka ...

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    VW imports to UK set to increase through Sheerness


    Volkswagen is now benefitting from enhanced ro-ro services at the UK port of Sheerness following a 10-year contract signed with Peel Ports that includes a new 32,000-sq.m pre-delivery inspection facility.PDI services on the newly extended facility, which are now operational, are being handled by vehicle logistics provider GBA Group and ...


    WWL makes trial shipment of equipment to UK’s port of Tyne


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has made a trial shipment of 15 excavator units to the port of Tyne on the UK’s northeast coast. The equipment, moved for an undisclosed but established WWL customer, was brought aboard the MV Tristan from various ports in Asia as part of WWL’s Abnormal Loads ...

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    WWL enters joint venture for vehicle services in Myanmar


    [This story was updated on Thursday 10 July] Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has started a joint venture with Myanmar-based freight forwarder Carrier King Logistics to provide distribution services for finished vehicles in the country.The joint venture, which is 80% controlled by WWL, will provide a fleet of car hauliers and ...

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    BMW’s Mexico plant will use advanced logistics and localisation


    BMW has joined the race for a production footprint in Mexico with the announcement that it is building a plant near the city of San Luis Potosi. The company said that a large number of free trade agreements, a solid network of suppliers and a well-developed infrastructure, with access to ...

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    Ford will help India become major export hub


    According to data compiled by India's engineering exporters' body, the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), the combined value of the country's exports of finished vehicles and auto parts increased by 25% in April 2014.This figure includes exports of cars, as well as two- and three-wheel vehicles. The latter group grew ...

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    WWL wins bid to operate Webb Dock auto terminal


    [This story was updated on 4 July 2014] Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has won the bid to operate the new Webb Dock automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne in Australia following the submission of a bid back in 2013. The company will operate through its subsidiary Melbourne International Ro-Ro ...

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    Fiat Chrysler's automotive melting pot


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mercedes Figueroa (below) has taken over Fiat Chrysler’s logistics at a time of supply chain and sales integration. ...

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    The home frontier


    *This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here. For features on the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here.Mexico’s domestic market has been stagnant and yet it is complex, including a high number of used sales ...

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    Special outbound report: For the rápido go the spoils in Mexico


    Logistics providers that don’t act quick could fall behind in the race to handle rising volume out of Mexico. Our special Mexico report continues by exploring the opportunities for vehicle logistics Reporting from south of the borderThe finished vehicle logistics portion of this multi-part report, written by editor Christopher ...

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    Realities of a risky business


    OEMs would love to reduce their insurance premiums, but with catastrophic damage more frequent, they may have to risk their balance sheets to achieve thisWhen Superstorm Sandy made landfall on the eastern seaboard of the US in October 2012, hurricane-force high winds were just one problem. Another was the enormous ...

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    Russia at a standstill


    The market continues to fall, while transport capacity is exiting the market at an alarming rate. Even with prospects for long-term growth, the lack of investment could mean Russia will struggle to move the goods again when customers return to show rooms. We report from the Automotive Logistics Russia conference ...

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    Украина предупреждает МMO o вопросах безопасности в Крыму


    Министерство инфраструктуры Украины объявило, что далее не может контролировать порты Крымского полуострова, и что ситуация связана с высоким риском, поэтому Министерство в настоящее время пытается закрыть компании, занимавшиеся управлением деятельностью в портах.Правительство Украины сообщило об этом Международной Морской организации (IMO) в мае. В письме, направленном Посольством Украины в Лондоне, Великобритания, ...

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    India looks at short sea for domestic car movements


    India's Shipping Ministry has revealed that it is preparing a feasibility study into the movement of locally built finished vehicles by sea for sale in the domestic market. The move would entail linking the ports near to Chennai, in the southeast of the country with those around Gujurat, including the ...

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    K Line adds to latest generation car carrier fleet


    Ocean carrier K Line has ordered two new car carrier vessels, each with a capacity for 7,500 units. The latest order, which will be delivered in 2017, follows its recent contract for eight vessels, which will be delivered between 2015 and 2016. The two new orders are being built by ...

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    A star still on the rise in Brazil


    Toyota is a fast-growing player in the huge but difficult Brazilian market. Growth has helped the carmaker apply more lean logistics principles to its vehicle distribution.The inclusion of Brazil in the BRIC group of emerging nations more than a decade ago put the country of more than 200m inhabitants in ...

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    NYK adds services from Jaxport to Far East


    From this month NYK Line is expanding its ro-ro service to and from the US East Coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), increasing sailings to the Middle East to three per month and offering wider connections to Asia.The newly expanded service now offers connections to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong ...

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    Yusen expands services for GM in Russia


    Yusen Logistics has been appointed by General Motors DAT/CIS to provide final mile inbound delivery services in Russia.The new business represents a further step in the development of the relationship between GM and Yusen Logistics in Russia, according to the company, with Yusen now providing delivery solutions for service parts ...

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    Lázaro Cárdenas to benefit from government investment


    In Mexico, Raúl Murrieta Cummings, the undersecretary for infrastructure at the Transport and Communications Ministry (SCT), has announced investment of more than $153m to increase capacity at the finished vehicles terminal at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas. The investment is part of the state of Michoacán New Plan.The wider plan ...

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    NYK expands Mexico business with CSI stake


    NYK has taken 30% ownership of Mexican finished vehicle logistics provider, CSI Group (Consorcio de Servicios Internacionales). NYK will be providing inland logistics and ocean services in cooperation with the company. The Mexican provider, which was established in 2005, provides inland haulage for vehicles as well as port terminal services ...