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    Ekol buys majority stake in Trieste terminal operator

    2016-12-12T17:48:35Z

    Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics has bought a majority 65% stake in Europa Multipurpose Terminals for an undisclosed sum. The company operates a ro-ro terminal at the port of Trieste, in Italy, served by ocean and rail. The other stakeholders are forwarding company, Casa di Spedizioni, and regional ...

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    Limited damage to vehicles after surprise hailstorm in Valencia

    2016-12-12T09:51:21Z

    An unexpected hailstorm on the last weekend of November in Valencia seems to have caused limited damage to finished vehicles at the Spanish port. “We’re handling 1,500 to 2,000 vehicles at the moment, but we know of other OEMs with losses that we’re not dealing with,” one insurer told Automotive ...

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    Grimaldi Group confirms vertical storage unit at Valencia

    2016-12-05T17:30:23Z

    Grimaldi Group has reaffirmed a commitment to build a vertical storage facility at its Valencia Terminal Europa, on Dique del Este, at the Mediterranean port of Valencia. Mario Massarotti, MD of the group’s Spanish operation, said the new facility was required to improve the quality of service it offered in ...

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    Setram introduces electric vehicles at Barcelona terminal

    2016-11-28T16:35:19Z

    Spanish finished vehicle logistics provider, Setram, has deployed four electric vehicles (EVs) to help with operations at its car terminal in the port of Barcelona. Four Peugeot iPartner vans are being used at the terminal, which can store 13,300 vehicles. The vans are being leased from Spanish car rental and ...

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    Auto Warehousing Company takes over cruise terminal for vehicle imports

    2016-11-23T11:15:33Z

    Car terminal operator, Auto Warehousing Company (AWC), has taken over the Bayport Cruise Terminal at the US port of Houston as part of a five-year lease of 15 hectares of land there. It will be using the facility and surrounding land to import vehicles from next month. It is the ...

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    Chennai port expedites automotive consignment clearance

    2016-11-23T11:12:33Z

    Pressure from the automotive industry in India has finally resulted in the Chennai Customs Zone agreeing to adopt a faster system for container clearance at the port of Chennai. Chennai will now permit direct port delivery of containerised automotive parts using bills of entry under the Risk Management System (RMS). ...

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    India conference: Somewhere behind the smog, the sun is rising

    2016-11-09T10:42:38Z

    While the North American economy and automotive supply chain may have been thrown into disarray this week with the election victory of Donald Trump in the US, there was a clearer picture of the prospects for the Indian market, despite the record levels of obscuring smog in Delhi. According to ...

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    K Line joint venture to provide total logistics service in Vietnam

    2016-11-08T15:08:37Z

    Global maritime logistics provider Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) and Vietnamese logistics company Gemadept Corp have formed a joint venture based in Ho Chi Minh offering 'total' automotive logistics services. The K Line-Gemadept Logistics Company (KGL), as the JV has been called, has secured a 20,000 sq.m vehicle processing facility ...

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    Horizon Terminal Services starts business at Jaxport

    2016-11-08T11:04:58Z

    Horizon Terminal Services, the terminal-operating subsidiary of Höegh Autoliners, has opened an 11-hectare facility at the US port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), in Florida. Jaxport is the top US port for car processing and last year handled more than 671,000 vehicles. The Horizon facility, which will handle vehicles and project cargo, ...

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    Brussels gives thumbs-up to UECC Ibérica sale

    2016-11-01T12:38:01Z

    Spain’s terminal operating and services company Marítima del Mediterráneo (Marmedsa) is to take a 50% stake in UECC Ibérica, the Portuguese-based firm that manages and operates the finished vehicle terminal at the northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes). The remaining 50% of the company will be retained by short-sea maritime ...

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    Fire aboard vessel docked at Antwerp port

    2016-10-26T11:18:57Z

    An investigation is underway into a major fire that broke out last week aboard the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Silver Sky when it was docked at the port of Antwerp, in Belgium. The fire is reported to have started around midnight last Thursday (October 20 th ) ...

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    Port of Paranaguá predicts 83% rise in finished vehicle traffic

    2016-10-26T10:29:12Z

    The number of finished vehicles that the Brazilian port of Paranaguá will handle in 2017 is expected to grow by 83%, compared to this year. Forecasts from operators indicate that around 163,000 units, taking both imports and exports into account, will pass through the port next year – some 73,000 ...

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    Peel Ports receives planning permission for Sheerness expansion

    2016-10-18T15:38:17Z

    Peel Ports, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has received planning permission from Swale council to develop a 50-plus hectare derelict industrial site at Sheerness, about 80km east of London. Peel’s existing port at Sheerness, along with the port of Chatham, form the core of its London Medway cluster. ...

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    UK summit: Smart ports could solve bottlenecks says ABP

    2016-10-12T15:13:11Z

    More accurate forecasts and an optimised network are crucial for port operators and ocean transport providers if the perennial problem of bottlenecks is to be avoided. The UK car industry, in particular, continues to grow, meaning finished vehicle flows in and out of the ports supporting the outbound sector are ...

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    Port of Zeebrugge outlines plans to expand automotive capacity

    2016-10-12T14:31:43Z

    The Port of Zeebrugge has announced plans to expand automotive capacity by 40% in response to strong demand. Joachim Coens, chief executive of the Belgian port, said the need for additional capacity became evident when 58 hectares of new ground was recently made available. “Demand for expansion from our current ...

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    Power restored at Colonel’s Island following Hurricane Matthew

    2016-10-11T09:40:16Z

    Power has been restored to the Colonel’s Island Terminal in Georgia after Hurricane Matthew hit over the weekend, according to the US state’s port authority. Rail services are also available for all port facilities. Colonel’s Island is one of the three deepwater terminals at the Port of Brunswick. The dedicated ...

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    Yard management: Tricks of the terminal trade

    2016-10-03T10:26:32Z

    Balancing the demands of high volumes and diverse products with the need for efficiency and security calls for investment and flexibility in both staffing and IT The growth in the US and UK vehicle industries over the last few years means more cars are being moved in and out of ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"]Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, that ...

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    Brexit and shipping: Playing a game of wait and sea

    2016-09-30T14:23:14Z

    A country’s ports and the shipping lines that serve them are at the front line of fluctuations in international trade. So is the UK sector bracing itself for a Brexit-induced storm? The past two years have been busy ones for any company involved in the import or export of vehicles ...

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    ABP investing £50m in Southampton port vehicle terminal

    2016-09-18T14:33:31Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) is investing £50m ($66m) in its vehicle handling facilities at the port of Southampton. The investment will be applied in two phases beginning with a two new multi-story vehicle handling facilities that together will be able to store 7,600 vehicles on route to export markets. The ...