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    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America


    Growing production in Mexico and the US, along with rail wagon shortages, could disrupt the regional port network and its services. However, with new plants only just launching in Mexico, the future patterns aren't yet clear. The continuing trend of nearshoring in North America’s automotive sector is poised to have ...

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    MOL America promotes Craig to CEO and president


    Dick Craig has been promoted to CEO and president of Mitusi OSK Lines (America), taking on those responsibilities from Tsuyoshi Yoshida.Craig, moves up from his role as of executive vice president, sales and operations, a position he was only recently promoted to in January this year. He has been with ...

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    MBUSA starts work on latest West Coast facility


    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) has started work on a new West Coast regional facility in Long Beach, California that will house its vehicle preparation centre (VPC) for imported units.The company is moving to the new facility from its current location in Carson, just ten miles further inland, and expects the new ...

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    Tarragona allows expansion of Bergé facility


    Spain’s Tarragona Port Authority has changed the concession granted to Bergé Marítima at its finished vehicle terminal on Cantàbria quay. The company can now expand the facility by 10,500 sq.m. This extra space will be given over to a centre for vehicle handling.In 2013, the port of Tarragona handled 61,487 ...

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    Honda switches motorcycle parts hub from Algeciras to Barcelona


    During June Honda will move its main Spanish hub exporting motorcycle parts and components to North Africa from the port of Algeciras to Barcelona. The change was prefaced by the company's opening of a logistics centre at Santa Perpètua de Mogoda, close to the Catalan capital. The switch of ports ...

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    Big movements needed at Turkish ports


    Turkey’s volatile vehicle trade has seen export growth, but not all of its ro-ro ports have kept up with the services and capacity that manufacturers require to handle the volume effectively.Turkey is a sizeable albeit volatile hub for vehicle trade, with exports a particular strength. Last year, Turkish-based manufacturers exported ...

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    Salvage operation to begin on Baltic Ace


    Almost a year and half since the sinking of the car carrier Baltic Ace, Dutch salvage operators Boskalis and Mammoet Salvage have started an operation to raise the vessel.The Baltic Ace, managed by Stamco Ship Management and chartered by UECC, was on route between the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels.The ...

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    Ship operators meet to discuss Trident Alliance


    Maersk Maritime Technology and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have hosted a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which saw representatives from 12 shipping companies convene to discuss the enforcement of the forthcoming maritime sulphur regulations in Europe and North America.The exploratory discussions were held to work toward the establishment of the Trident ...

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    Sohar to become storage and distribution centre for Toyota Lexus


    Sohar Port and Freezone has signed an agreement with the Saud Bahwan group for the creation of a new, 40-hectare vehicle storage and distribution centre for Toyota Lexus finished vehicles.Sohar Port and the adjacent free zone space is already home to two other automotive distribution companies: Suhail Bahwan Automotive (handling ...

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    UECC boosts traffic through Pasajes with Mercedes contract


    United European Car Carriers (UECC), which has its Spanish base is at the northern port of Pasajes (Pasaia), has reported a notable increase in both the number of finished vehicles and components this year. The terminal's director, Miguel García, believes that this will translate into a slight overall increase compared ...

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    Union Pacific opens intermodal facility in New Mexico


    North American rail provider Union Pacific has officially opened its $400m intermodal facility at Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The 900,000-hectacre facility is on the Mexican border.The project, which was first proposed in 2006, began construction in 2011 and was completed this year, one year ahead of schedule. It features fuelling ...

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    Amports sold to private equity firm; Davis returns to CEO role


    North American vehicle ports processor Amports is in the process of being purchased by private equity firm Lincolnshire Management for an unverified sum. Subject to completion it will be the second time that Lincolnshire has owned Amports, having first bought the company from Associated British Ports in 2006 for 107.8m.It ...

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    Anji orders second PCTC as it increases maritime services


    Anji Automotive Logistics has ordered a second pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from Jinling Shipyard, part of the Sinotrans and CSC group, with delivery due in 2016. The vessel will have capacity for 2,000 car equivalent units and will join a growing fleet as the company meets demand for ...

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    Hambantota has become regional hub for South Asia


    Sri Lanka's Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa port, in Hambantota, is now South Asia's biggest regional transshipment hub for finished vehicles, according to Dr Priyath Wickrama, chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority.In the first quarter of this year alone, the facility handled more than 41,000 transshipped units, which he said was ...

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    Windmills squeeze out vehicles at Montevideo


    Vehicle importers at the Uruguayan port of Montevideo are seriously concerned by a 50% reduction in the amount of space given over to inbound vehicles. They suggest that the situation could get worse.According to Julio Martínez, head of the Uruguayan Automotive Business Association (ACAU), which represents 23 companies in the ...

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    BMW and Mercedes part ways at Baltimore


    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and BMW North America will end a cooperation agreement whereby Mercedes-Benz has processed BMW imports at its terminal at the port of Baltimore, Maryland. The operations will terminate at the end of May, from which point Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take over processing activities for BMW. ...

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    What’s keeping US outbound executives awake in the middle of the night?


    A severe disruption to rail capacity this year has left thousands of vehicles stranded in North America, leading some carmakers to look more carefully at their road and short-sea shipping options. Executives discussed their long-term plans at this year’s conference in California.The prospect of modal shifts for finished vehicle distribution ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to move terminals in Los Angeles


    Mercedes-Benz will see some big changes to its US port processing and accessory installation operations, as the carmaker is set to change locations in the Los Angeles area. Speaking at the 2014 FVL North America Conference in North America, Rory Anne Hepner, general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics at ...

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    BLG reports a tough 2013 but increases vehicle handling


    BLG Logistics has reported an increase in the handling of finished vehicles thanks to Asian and US exports but its operating results have been hit by poor economic conditions in Europe and a drop in high and heavy, and offshore logistics.The German company handled 7.5m vehicles in 2013, around 100,000 ...