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    Honda to import Fit volumes to US through Brunswick


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has confirmed that Honda will move volumes of its 2015 model year Fit, produced in Mexico, through the port of Brunswick for distribution to the US market. International Auto Processing (IAP) will handle the cars upon arrival.While Brunswick has been exporting US-made Honda vehicles for some ...

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    Transfennica adds service between Bilbao and Portsmouth


    Short sea operator Transfennica is starting a twice-weekly direct call to Portsmouth from Bilbao this month. Beginning on May 13, the service will give customers, including those in the automotive industry, a direct connection and fast transit times from Spain to the UK, according to the company.Tuesday and Friday evening ...

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    Ruscon launches weekly Far East rail service


    Ruscon, the multimodal subsidiary of Russia’s Global Container Service (GCS), has launched a weekly block train service between Moscow and Khabarovsk in the Far East region of the country.The train, which has a capacity for 154 TEUs, will depart from the GCS-owned MANP inland terminal, south-west of Moscow, at midday ...


    Antwerp port to buy former Opel plant


    Antwerp Port Authority (APA) is purchasing GM’s Opel plant, which is located close to the port area but which has been closed since the end of 2010 following the carmaker’s restructuring of activity in Europe.APA said it plans to develop the entire 96-hectare site to attract manufacturing to the complex, ...

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    DFDS to invest €100m in scrubber technology


    European short sea operator, DFDS, has confirmed its commitment to the adoption of abatement, or ‘scrubber’, technology ahead of next year’s EU Sulphur Directive deadline and will invest €100m ($138m) in retrofitting its vessels with the equipment.From January next year all ships sailing in the English Channel, North Sea and ...

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    Neptune Lines adds PCTC to short sea fleet


    Neptune Lines has taken delivery of its latest vessel, M/V Neptune Thalassa, a pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) with a capacity for 3,500 vehicles.It is the second of two new vessels the Greek short sea operator has ordered from South Korean shipbuilder – Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (MPD). The first ...

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    Russia sets up SEZ for automotive companies in the Far East


    Work is ready to go ahead on a special economic zone (SEZ) for the automotive industry near Vladivostok, capital of Russia’s Far East territory. The main focus will be on attracting carmakers from Korea, Japan and China to launch parts production and complete knockdown (CKD) kit assembly, though the authorities ...

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    WWL adds Novorossiysk to Asia-Europe service


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Russian port of Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea, to its service from Asia to Europe, the first deep-sea ro-ro carrier to provide access to the port according to the company. The service has feeder operators from two of WWL’s Mediterranean ports on the ...

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    Crew abandons fire-stricken Eukor car carrier


    A Eukor car carrier is adrift off the coast of Japan following a fire that caused the crew to abandon the vessel in a lifeboat on Saturday (April 19). All 24 members of the crew are accounted for and in good condition, having been rescued by a merchant vessel, which ...

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    Crimean car market facing collapse following supply cut


    The car market in Crimea is facing collapse because of an economic blockade that has completely closed the supply of vehicles and service parts to the troubled area.Supply lines to dealers in Crimea, which already have depleted stocks, stopped on April 22 (Tuesday) and the situation is worsening the prospects ...

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    Joint venture to make Jeep in China


    Fiat-Chrysler is extending its partnership with Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) to make Jeep models in China from 2015.Fiat Group Automobiles, Chrysler Group International and GAC reached an agreement last weekend to form a new alliance called GAC Fiat to make the brand. It will develop the current portfolio of Jeep ...

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    Imports to China grow but tax policy is a concern


    Imported vehicles to China have shown a growth in sales of 13% in the first quarter of 2014, according to the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID). The first two months of the year also saw vehicle imports to the country surge by 50%, led by high-end vehicles with ...

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    Anji Logistics expands maritime and global partnerships


    One of China’s leading logistics providers, Anji Automotive Logistics, is currently restructuring its business to increase ocean and waterway services for short-sea shipping of automotive cargo, as well as well as to offer door-to-door services for vehicle exports from China.Anji, a subsidiary of SAIC Motor, China’s largest carmaker, has been ...

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    WWL Fidelio crew rescue yachtsman from rough seas


    The crew of a car carrier operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have rescued a yachtsman adrift off the north-east coast of New Zealand.The MV Fidelio was diverted 370km from its route to the port of Auckland on Monday (April 7) following a distress signal sent to the Rescue Coordination ...

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    EML expands ro-ro service to Nordic countries


    Euro Marine Logistics (EML), the short sea carrier joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh Autoliners, has started a new weekly ro-ro service from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge to three ports in the Nordic region. The service links with EML’s existing one between Zeebrugge and the port of ...

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    WWL adds second Chile port to South America service


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has expanded its ocean service to South America's West Coast with the addition of a monthly call to the port of San Antonio in Chile. Services will begin on May 1 this year and will involve a mix of cargo, including new passenger cars and heavy ...

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    ERL sets up on the Seine corridor


    Short-sea operator European Ro-Ro Lines (ERL) is enhancing its services for the transport of new and used passenger vehicles. A new French subsidiary will be based at the port of Le Havre – ERL France – in addition to the development of a new terminal at France’s largest river port ...

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    Strike threat at Argentine port


    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the maritime services provider, is warning that a potential general strike at the Argentine port of San Lorenzo-Rosario this week could see stoppages in various ports by truck, bus and train drivers, pilot boat masters, linesmen, tug boat operators and stevedores. The strike, which is ...

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    MOL launches car carrier services from Mexico to US


    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has launched services from the east and west coasts of Mexico to meet demand for vehicle exports from there to the US.On the East Coast, Nissan Motor Car Carrier (NMCC) and World Logistics Service (USA), both divisions of MOL, are working together to provide a weekly ...

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    UPS announces automotive logistics expansion at Cologne airport


    Global logistics provider UPS has finished the expansion of its European air hub at Cologne/Bonn airport.The $200m investment in new facilities is partly aimed at boosting its automotive logistics capabilities. The project has taken two years to construct and will become one of the company’s largest funding projects in its ...