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  • InDesign-1

    Welcome to the next stage for Mitsubishi


    Kyoji Miwa reveals how Mitsubishi is redefining its production and distribution footprint to increase sales in the ASEAN region and further afield In this story...Strategic shiftsGrowth in ASEAN Production changesGlobal hubs Japanese networkOrder visibility Global partnershipsJapanese exporters have not had an easy time of it in recent years. Starting with ...

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    Taking hail repair in hand


    The random and varying nature of extreme weather damage presents OEMs, and logistics providers, with complicated and urgent repair challenges.In this story...A history of hailUnpredictable weatherAssessing repair timesPrevention better than cureStorm-chasing staffIT and organisationIn late July 2013, central Europe enjoyed a prolonged period of warm weather, with several weather stations ...

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    Rotterdam keeps tariffs low for 2014


    The port of Rotterdam has announced that its tariffs for 2014 will remain at the same level as those for 2008. Compared to this year, the rate will rise by 1% come January, after the port authorities committed to lowering tariffs during the economic crisis. The port has kept tariffs ...

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    Bolloré to develop Dakar terminal


    Senegal’s port of Dakar (Port Autonome de Dakar), on the west coast of Africa, has awarded a 25-year contract for the operation of its vehicle ro-ro terminal on Pier 2 to Bolloré Africa Logistics (BAL), a division of the Bolloré Group, one of the world’s biggest transport and logistics providers. ...

  • Geely Vehicles at Port

    Reports from China: under pressure to perform in outbound


    Competition and demand in a country of huge scale and diversity makes for a prosperous, but uncertain vehicle logistics marketIn this story...Chinese challenges Global port standardsTrailer length tricksMoving to multimodalPrivate vs. state-ownedGeely's exportsVehicles logistics providers in China face some of the most challenging conditions in the world. As well as ...

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    Mazatlán vies for Chrysler exports


    The port of Mazatlán, on Mexico’s west coast, is aiming to resurrect its finished vehicle business next year and is currently in negotiations with Chrysler to handle outbound traffic from the carmaker’s recently opened Saltillo van assembly plant, located 750km to the east.In July this year Chrysler’s Saltillo plant began ...

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    If you want a footprint in Russia, don’t run before you can walk


    Neovia and STS Logistics recently held a day of workshop talks in London, UK designed to provide international companies eager to set up business in Russia with the right insight into the marketFor companies wanting to establish a footprint in Russia, the priorities outlined at the advisory workshop on the ...

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    Inform - Next generation of yard management system


    The webinar showed how customers such as Volkswagen, Indonesia Port Corporation, and ICO/NYK Line have achieved the next level of efficiency by using the yard management system SyncroTESS. Popular amongst large maritime terminals, plant compounds and inland distribution hubs around the world, this complimentary session explores the main success factors ...

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    First finished vehicles shipment arrives in Rosario


    The Argentinian port of Rosario has taken delivery of its first ever consignment of finished vehicles. The initial consignment consisted of 2,200 GM vehicles including Chevrolet Captiva, Cruze and Spark models in what was essentially a pilot operation to see whether the terminal would be able to cope with this ...

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    Dock union stops vehicle deliveries at Ashdod


    Volume deliveries of vehicles through the Israeli port of Ashdod have been disrupted by labour action taken by dockworkers in the Ashdod Seaport Workers’ Union. The situation is causing problems for ocean forwarders, including Grimaldi, which have been forced to look for room at adjacent ports.According to Israel’s Haaretz news ...

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    Duty free storage at Novaya Gavan


    Carmakers using the Russian Commercial Sea Port of Ust-Luga can now benefit from long-term vehicle storage of up to three years without paying customs duties at the Novaya Gavan vehicle terminal operated by Russian Transport Lines (RTL). According to the company, the development follows the inclusion by the Central Excise ...

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    ​Panalpina increases LCL operations for automotive in Asia


    Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina announced last week the addition of 26 less-than-container load (LCL) services for its operations in South East Asia, which include services for the automotive industry. The company said the increased service will allow up to three sailings a week on primary ocean trade routes from Hong ...

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    Vehicle traffic falls at Mexican ports


    According to figures from the Mexican government the number of finished vehicles being moved by Mexican ports has fallen for eight consecutive months, with a drop of 1.9% noted for August. Between January and August this year, Mexican ports handled 790,843 units compared to 806,542 units in the first eight ...

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    Spain looks to rail as car sales recover


    Recently released figures for car production in Spain in the first half of this year indicate that the industry is growing at a rate of just under 5%, which is being viewed as extremely positive given that the overall market in Europe had fallen by around 7% in the same ...

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    ​Jaxport extends contract with Trailer Bridge


    The Jacksonville Port Authority (Jaxport) has signed a new ten-year lease with Trailer Bridge, which offers vehicle and cargo shipping to and from North America, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, to include two additional five-year options. Trailer Bridge has operated at Jaxport since the company was founded in 1991.“We ...

  • Last Panel

    Brazil struggles to keep supply chain costs from taking off


    The Automotive Logistics South America conference in São Paulo heard familiar laments about infrastructure and the creative ways that Brazilians keep the supply chain moving. Port reforms and continuing automotive investment is putting more emphasis on improving logistics operationsClick here to read the full version of this report. When automotive ...

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    ​SSA Mexico begins services at Lázaro Cárdenas port


    Finished vehicle logistics provider SSA Mexico has announced the start of car handling operations at the port of Lázaro Cárdenas in Mexico. Initial volumes were loaded on board an NYK Line vessel destined for markets in Latin America. SSA Mexico is a subsidiary of Carrix, one of the largest privately-owned ...

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    Carport files for bankruptcy


    " width="300">Carport, the specialist new vehicles terminal at the Spanish Mediterranean port of Sagunto, which is run by logistics provider Bergé Infrastructuras y Servicios Logísticos and administered by Valencia port authority, is reported to have filed for bankruptcy, with liabilities of €37m.The original concession for the terminal was awarded to ...

  • Port-of-Baltimore

    ​Services resumed after three-day strike at Baltimore


    The port of Baltimore has resumed operations after workers went on strike for three days last week. Members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local No.333, the port’s largest local ILA chapter, had joined three other unions representing port workers, protesting a contract that covered such issues as workplace safety. ...

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    AAPA signs MOU with Green Marine for cleaner ports


    The American Association of Ports Authorities has signed an agreement with Green Marine to advance the environmental sustainability of port and terminal operators. Green Marine is a 70-member voluntary marine industry initiative that aims to develop environmental performance beyond regulatory requirements in areas such as air, land and water emissions. ...