All Ports/terminals articles – Page 20

  • Baltic_Breeze_04

    Car carrier collides with fishing vessel – three dead


    The ocean car carrier Baltic Breeze, which is chartered by UECC and Wallenius Marine Singapore (WMS), has collided with and sunk a fishing vessel approximately 1.5 nautical miles from the port of Vigo in Spain. Three of the crew of the Spanish fishing vessel have been reported dead with two ...

  • TerexScreen4

    Big moves for WWL ALS


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ high and heavy specialist division Abnormal Loads Services (ALS) has reported two recent moves of equipment.The company is currently transporting a Liebherr R984 hydraulic excavator from France to South Africa.WWL ALS arranged for road transport of the excavator, which it collected from Liebherr’s manufacturing plant in Colmar, ...

  • Maersk

    Maersk sees auto parts trade rise in Brazil


    The world´s largest container carrier Maersk Line saw 38% growth in automotive imports coming into Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the same period a year ago thanks to a mix of auto parts and complete knockdown kits (CKDs). Maersk saw more volumes coming from China, including parts ...

  • Screenshot_14_03_2014_11_45

    European vehicle ports sail into the light


    After years of overall decline, this year’s survey reveals a sense that Europe’s ports are prepared to engage competitively as automotive trade recovers. In this story...Top ten port tablesBremerhaven still leadsGrowth at Zeebrugge Spanish exports on risePort figuresUK strong across the boardRouting and hub changes Volume by biggest regionsAlthough ...

  • fuss

    OEMs should take advantage of ‘floating warehouse’


    Carmakers may not be able to avoid long shipping legs but they can reduce dwell time at ports through better planning across the supply chain. The timely and efficient rescheduling of labour at port-based vehicle processing centres (VPCs) and the prioritization of units is one of the main drivers towards ...

  • FRPIC140312001

    VW reveals efforts to cut emissions in logistics


    A big part of Volkswagen’s ambitious target to reduce emissions by 25% across its business by 2018 will come from its logistics strategy, the carmaker’s head of outbound logistics has revealed. But VW does not anticipate moving volumes from ocean to road when sulphur emissions restrictions come in for much ...

  • NYK_JaguarLandRover_web

    Jaguar Land Rover signs first contract with NYK for US exports


    NYK Group’s European division has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to transport vehicles from the port of Southampton in the UK to the US West Coast port of Hueneme. It is the first time JLR have used NYK for ocean services. Shipments began earlier this year in ...

  • Volvo Logistics

    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo


    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain.Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. Since ...

  • Roads connection between Crimea and mainland Ukraine is about to be interrupted[1]

    Car supplies to Crimea disrupted by crisis


    Transport difficulties in the Crimean peninsula have partially disrupted car imports to Ukraine through the region’s ports, resulting in a suspension of sales for a number of car brands there according to local dealers. A number of shipments have been redirected through the mainland Ukrainian ports of Nikolaev, Odessa and ...

  • UECC_1

    UECC invests in dual fuel LNG car carriers


    European short-sea operator UECC has ordered two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to add to its 23-vessel fleet that are capable of being powered by both liquefied natural gas (LNG) along with heavy fuel or marine gas oil. The contract for the dual fuel new builds has been signed ...

  • portGuaymas

    Mexico vehicle exports dip in January


    The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) has released figures that show finished vehicle exports in January declined by 0.4% to 177,928 units, compared to January 2013. The organisation's president, Eduardo Solís, noted that the decrease was due to a fall in the US market brought about by the current harsh ...

  • Tacoma_vehicle_unload

    Tacoma sees spike in vehicle imports


    Vehicle imports through the US port of Tacoma in Washington state increased 63% in January thanks, in part, to a year-end inventory push by Korean carmakers. A total of 15,203 vehicles were imported through the port for the month, compared to around 9,335 in January 2013. Total automotive imports in ...

  • Scrubber_installation_001

    Ro-ro lines “living in denial since 2008”


    With ten months to go before new environmental restrictions come into effect in the Baltic and North seas, and the English Channel, many ro-ro carriers are still deliberating what method they are going to adopt to operate in the 0.1% sulphur emission control areas (SECAs).Most are choosing between three compliance ...

  • eu_oc21852

    WWL begins extended service from Santander


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has introduced a new service for vehicle and special cargo shipments from Santander, Spain calling at South Africa and onto Australia. The service will operate twice a month and call at ports including Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban in South Africa, and Fremantle, Melbourne, Port ...

  • WWL_Barcelona

    WWL backs up business growth in Spain


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened a branch office in Barcelona to support the development of its business in the Iberian region.It will be headed by Ramon Oliete, formerly head of WWL’s agency in Barcelona – Agencia Maritima Espanola Evge – which has been operating there since 1987. The core ...

  • TMMI_2014_Highlander_Dec_2013_1

    Toyota begins Highlander exports from US to global markets


    Toyota has begun exporting Highlander SUVs from the US to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – the first time the model has been exported from North America to those markets. Previously exports of the Highlander to those markets were supplied from Japan.The vehicles are manufactured at the carmaker’s ...

  • AATS in Singapore

    NYK not afraid to go local for logistics


    NYK Auto Logistics is that rarest of things: a finished vehicle logistics provider with a strategy scope and asset base that stretches into many different countries, including difficult emerging markets. But can it combine its myriad services effectively? An NYK ro-ro terminal in ShanghaiWith the exception of ro-ro shipping, ...

  • Russian_Railways_terminal

    RZD building vehicle terminal and logistics centre at Doskino


    Russian Railways (RZD) is building a logistics complex in Nizhny Novgorod that will include a car terminal for use by its transport and logistics subsidiary Gefco. Completion of the terminal and logistics centre, which is being built by RZD’s construction subsidiary RZDstroy, is expected by August this year.Sited at Doskino ...

  • ZAH_port_LN-20140202230248801835-300x0

    ​WWL in final bidding for Melbourne port development


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is in the last stages of a bid to lease at the largest vehicle terminal in Australia.The logistics provider is one of two remaining bidders left in the race for the lease of the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. It follows a ...

  • GAPS_carpark

    Hueneme signs contract extension with GAPS


    The port of Hueneme in California has signed a five-year extension to its contract with Global Auto Processing Services (GAPS), the vehicle port processor that has been operating there since 2007. It is the fifth extension to the contract signed between Hueneme and GAPS.“The renewal is a critical part of ...