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    ​Gefco expands presence in Croatia


    Gefco has announced plans to expand its operations in Croatia following the opening of a subsidiary in the capital Zagreb. The new subsidiary is located near the port of Rijeka, which is the largest port complex in the country and the company will also be opening an office there in ...

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    Better times ahead for European vehicle logistics sector


    With vehicle sales across the EU finally heading in the right direction, carmakers and providers cited the need for increased efficiency, cost reduction, and understanding government regulations as key to success in 2013 and beyond. The European finished vehicle logistics sector will get some much-needed relief as the automotive market ...

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    US Government shutdown could threaten US ports


    The federal government shutdown in the US, which is moving into to its second week as Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives remain in dispute over president Obama’s healthcare reform, is currently having a minimal impact at US ports that specialise in automotive cargo. This is thanks in ...

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    Portland boosts exports with Ford


    Ford will begin export shipments of vehicles from the US to China through the port of Portland in Oregon in the next few weeks. It is the first time that Ford has used the port for exports to China, although it established shipments to South Korea from there last year.In ...

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    ​Knatz to leave port of Los Angeles


    Shipping providers operating in the port of Los Angeles have been told to expect the resignation of its executive director, Dr Geraldine Knatz, in November. She has been in the role for the past eight years but recently-elected mayor of LA, Eric Garcetti, has asked a number of the city’s ...

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    Deicmar warns of vehicle handling monopoly at Santos


    Deicmar, which operates Brazil's second largest new vehicles terminal in Brazil, is petitioning the government to suspend the tender associated with a new finished vehicles terminal in the Saboó area at the port of Santos.What are currently five independent areas are being bundled together to form a single concession, where ...

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    Caterpillar moves the earth for better distribution


    The volumes and logistics capabilities of the world’s largest maker of earth-moving machinery are intertwined with global growth and government investment in its US-baseMoving high-and-heavy equipment, such as construction machinery, is a tricky and costly logistics task. Many products are outsized, requiring dedicated facilities and special permits to travel on ...

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    ​Malaysia’s Straits Auto Logistics expands ro-ro fleet


    Malaysian shipping service provider, Straits Auto Logistics, has invested $20m in a ro-ro vessel capable of carrying more than 5,300 vehicles. The company, which is a joint venture between Japan’s NYK Group and local Malaysian companies, now has a fleet of six ro-ro carriers, and its executives see further growth ...

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    Ocean Exchange awards prizes for marine innovations


    The Ocean Exchange, an advocate group for shipping and logistics innovation, has announced the two winners of its Ocean Exchange 2013 awards. Each award includes a $100,000 prize from worldwide sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL). The winners are ECOsubsea and WITT. The prize is given to innovations ...

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    WWL buys SRO Manufacturing


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has acquired the manufacturing division of SRO Group, which handles customised manufacturing and service repairs for service vehicles, trucks and heavy construction machinery. The company said the acquisition will enhance WWL’s technical services offering in Australia for equipment assembly and processing customers. The SRO Group Vehicle ...

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    Daimler's premium ambition


    Egon Christ (left), senior manager for worldwide vehicle transportation and logistics at Daimler, reveals how the OEM plans to get the best from its logistics providers as it ramps up global productionIn this story...Global premium takeoverLogistics as a commodityPlanning and purchasingSmoothing distributionHub-and-spoke successTracking performanceNew ideas for NAFTAStandards in ChinaAlready the ...

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    RTL handles landmark delivery


    Last week logistics provider Russian Transport Lines (RTL) received its 1,000th ro-ro vessel at its terminal in the Sea Fishing Port of St Petersburg. The M/V City of St Petersburg, which is operated by Euro Marine Logistics (EML), joint-owned by Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh, delivered more than 1,500 Nissan ...

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    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains


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    Pasha announces major US ro-ro developments


    Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), a division of US-based logistics and transport provider, The Pasha Group, is developing a multipurpose ro-ro terminal with Port Manatee, which is sited at the entrance to Tampa Bay in Florida. It is the closest port in the Gulf to Mexico, according to the company, which ...

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    £26m auto terminal opens in Grimsby


    Last week saw the official opening of the Grimsby River Terminal, which will provide ro-ro services to a large number of OEMs and is already being touted as the most significant economic boost for Grimsby in over 100 years. GBA, which provides end-to-end finished vehicle logistics solutions, worked together with ...

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    Rolf SCS and Deloports open terminal at Novorossiysk


    The Russian port Novorossiysk, currently one the country's most important ports on the Black Sea, has inaugurated a new ro-ro terminal dedicated to the handling of finished vehicles.Called South Gate Novo, the terminal is a joint venture between the Delo Group of Companies and Rolf SCS, the finished vehicle joint ...

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    ​Autolink expands services at Malmö


    Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has added 45,000 square metres of new terminal space for vehicle handling at Frihamnen in Malmö, Sweden. The area has been added to accommodate traffic handled by finished vehicle distribution company Autolink, which needs capacity to meet growing demand according to the port. The company has ...

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    ​Ryder ventures into Alaskan market


    Ryder is opening a maintenance and rental facility in Anchorage, Alaska. This will be the transport and supply chain management group’s first venture in the area. The new plant will provide maintenance and rental services for commercial vehicle fleets. The facility features two and a half service bays, and is ...

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    Port-related projects granted $104m


    The US Department of Transportation has announced the investment of $104m in the implementation of a connective seaport infrastructure known as Tiger-V.The port of Baltimore in the state of Maryland has been particularly lucky in this case, having been endowed with $10,000 to expand its handling capacity at the Fairline ...

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    Better logistics could save Spain €500m says Anfac


    The Spanish Association of Car and Truck Manufacturers (Anfac) is continuing to call for improvements in the provision of logistics services as a means of boosting the competitiveness of Spanish industry, believing that by doing so the automotive sector could save an estimated €500m ($790m) a year.The latest annual report ...