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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port to benefit from Kia’s Mexican plant

    2016-09-12T17:42:42Z

    The opening in May this year of Kia Motor’s plant at Pesqueria in the Mexican state of Nuevo León is helping to consolidate a key commercial route along the Atlantic Ocean, where the Colombian port of Santa Marta is a direct beneficiary. For the rest of this year, the port ...

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    Ford to concentrate logistics activities at Valencia port

    2016-09-12T09:34:46Z

    Throughout the month of September this year, Valencia port authority is preparing an area on its north quay in preparation for Ford, which is to operate a own terminal area there. At present, Ford cars are handled in the area but as part of a concession held by Valencia Terminal ...

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    Calais blockade disrupts freight between UK and France

    2016-09-07T12:23:08Z

    A protest by truck drivers and farmers in France has thrown freight movements through the port of Calais into disarray, leading to delays into and out of France and the UK. The protest, which began this week as a ‘go-slow’ drive on the A16, the main route into Calais and ...

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    Santander port to boost vehicle throughput to 500,000 units

    2016-09-06T16:40:21Z

    Northern Spanish port Santander expects to increase its annual finished vehicle throughput to 500,000 units this year, port authority president Jaime González has revealed. Santander is Spain’s third busiest port in terms of finished vehicles. Last year, it handled 460,991 units, putting it behind Barcelona with 886,980 units and Valencia ...

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    US vehicle ports hit by Hermine

    2016-09-02T16:58:30Z

    Vehicle terminals in the US states of Florida and Georgia shut down operations last week as Tropical Storm Hermine raged through the region. The Georgia Ports Authority took the precaution of shutting its facilities at Brunswick and Savannah ports on Thursday night (September 1st). The closures included Garden City Terminal ...

  • Fords for Hawaii Auto Show loading on the Jean Anne in National City CA
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    Pasha begins operations at the port of San Francisco

    2016-08-24T10:27:16Z

    Following the signing of a 15-year lease agreement with the port of San Francisco, Pasha Automotive Services (PAS) has handled its first batch of vehicles through Pier 80, the port’s 28-hectare cargo terminal. The first load of 500 units, which included Ford Mustangs among other vehicles and brands, was delivered ...

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    DP World explores high-speed propulsion system for freight

    2016-08-22T10:54:33Z

    Port terminal giant DP World has signed an agreement with Hyperloop One to explore the use of its high-speed tube propulsion system for the movement of containers between Jebel Ali Port and a new inland container depot in Dubai. Jebel Ali Port, which is operated by DP World, is the ...

  • MOL_car carrier service launch
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    Toyota signs deal with MOL for exports from Argentina

    2016-08-17T15:06:29Z

    [Updated August 19th] Toyota has signed a multi-year contract with ocean forwarder Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for the movement of vehicles from Argentina to other west coast ports in South America, as well as those to the north in central American countries. Vehicles produced at Toyota Argentina’s Zarate plant, ...

  • New Honda Civic hatchback heads stateside
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    Honda begins exports of Civic hatchback from UK to US

    2016-08-17T14:29:07Z

    Honda’s division in the UK has started exports of the new generation Civic hatchback from its plant in Swindon to the US via the port of Southampton. The Civic is due to arrive at dealers in the US by September this year via an ocean service provided by K-Line. Honda ...

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    Port of Suape quadruples vehicle exports

    2016-08-16T16:28:34Z

    Vehicle exports through Brazil’s north-eastern port of Suape were all but quadrupled in the first half of this year, thanks to a switch in strategy by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and a recent expansion in storage capacity there. The port exported more than 23,500 finished vehicles in the first six ...

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

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    Lack of federal funds is leaving ro-ro ports high and dry

    2016-08-10T20:43:54Z

    With new vehicle sales and production in North America still running at record levels, the region’s vehicle-handling ports are running out of room. Larger vessels, sometimes arriving in bunches, are putting more pressure on terminals and yard space. Land for expansion, meanwhile, is hotly contested because port authorities have competing ...

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    Kia switches to rail for parts shipments through Cordele

    2016-08-09T21:19:38Z

    Governor Deal, centre left, is joined at the rail yard by CIS president Jonathan Lafevers, Georgia Rep. Buddy Harden, KMMG chief administrative officer Stuart Countess, Georgia Ports Authority Board chairman Jimmy Allgood, and GPA executive director Griff Lynch Kia Motors America is moving the shipment of inbound parts through ...

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    Mexico to develop port of Cuyutlán for automotive traffic

    2016-08-02T12:35:45Z

    The government of the state of Colima, in Mexico, has announced plans to develop the port of Cuyutlán, which lies adjacent to the port of Manzanillo, in an effort to cater for a predicted increase in automotive imports and exports in the run-up to 2020. Both the state governor, Ignacio ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

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    South Africa: Flagging but still fighting

    2016-07-28T12:36:08Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]South Africa’s economy is battling problems, but its vehicle exports and role in global vehicle programmes mean it continues to attract investment South Africa’s economy is in the doldrums. A rout in commodity prices has damaged consumer spending power. The country is skirting perilously close to having its debt ...

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    Deliveries are feeling the crunch

    2016-07-27T15:07:04Z

    If you can’t get your product to market, every other competitive advantage is lost – a problem Europe’s OEMs could face as transport capacity tightens for moving finished vehicles New vehicle registrations across Europe have been rising, including double-digit sales increases in recent months across the EU. ACEA, the European ...

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    BMW consolidates air freight shipments between US and Germany

    2016-07-27T09:45:01Z

    BMW’s division in North America has confirmed it will start using an air freight service for the regular import and export of parts between the US and Germany. Flights are due to start in November. The service, called the Senator Atlantic Bridge, is being set up by German distributor Senator ...

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    ICO expands vehicle terminals at port of Zeebrugge

    2016-07-26T15:40:28Z

    NYK’s stevedoring subsidiary International Car Operators (ICO) is expanding ro-ro terminal capacity at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge, after an 11% increase in ro-ro traffic at the port in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year, to 1.38m vehicles. ICO’s Benelux division is extending ...

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    Turkish car sector bounces back quickly from failed coup disruption

    2016-07-20T15:40:06Z

    [Updated July 21st] The short-lived military coup that was attempted in Turkey last weekend had only a limited impact on the automotive sector in the country, according to representatives at the carmakers and ports, though how Thursday's declaration of a state of emergency in the country is going to ...