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    WWL pays out nearly $100m over price-fixing


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has become the fourth car carrier confirmed to have been fined by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to price-fixing on international ro-ro services between 2000 and 2009, following an investigation that began in 2012.The Norwegian ocean services provider has agreed to plead guilty ...

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    Video interview with Bill Kerrigan, vice-president, logistics, SSA Marine


    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Bill Kerrigan, vice-president of logistics at SSA Marine Auto, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about trade with Mexico, the growth of short-sea shipping, and new business. 

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    ABP boss calls for 'bold' ports policy after Brexit vote


    The UK government needs to respond with a “bold, ambitious and visionary” ports policy in the wake of the country’s vote to leave the European Union (EU), the nation’s biggest port operator has warned.Speaking to members of Parliament last week, ABP chief executive James Cooper said the government must now ...

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    Dispute at Mexico’s Lázaro Cárdenas port heats up


    Amports president Steve Taylor has hotly contested suggestions his firm will be obliged to leave the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, despite the recent decision to grant SSA Mexico the concession for the Specialist Automobile Terminal (TEA) there.Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, the ports and merchant marine coordinator of Mexico's Transport ...

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    Volvo doubles exports through Gothenburg as sales surge


    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg has reported a doubling in the number of Volvo vehicles exported during the past year. Between June 2015 and May this year, around 170,000 cars were sent out via the port.Volvo’s global sales have reached record levels. The carmaker said 2015 was “a record-breaking year”, led ...

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    Automar takes a 50% stake in BLG terminal at Gioia Tauro port


    Automar Logistics has taken a 50% stake in the vehicle terminal operated by BLG Logistics at Italy’s Gioia Tauro port (pictured) for an undisclosed sum.Automar, which is part-owned by the Grimaldi Group, provides port-based pre-delivery inspection services and road transport for finished vehicles (Bertani, Elia Ambrosetti and Mercurio are also ...

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    Vandermeiren to take over as head of Antwerp Port Authority


    Jacques Vandermeiren (pictured, left) will take over as CEO of Antwerp Port Authority from the beginning of January. He succeeds Eddy Bruyninckx (pictured, right) who is retiring at the end of 2016 after serving 25 years in the role. Vandermeiren will start in November this year as CEO designate and ...

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    Niedersachsen Ports upgrades ro-ro facility at Cuxport


    Work has begun on a new heavy lift ramp at Cuxport in Germany that will support high and heavy shipments weighing more than 1,000 tonnes.The ramp is being built by Niedersachsen Ports (NPorts) at berth 9.3 at Cuxhaven’s inland port and will be 115 metres long and 55 metres wide."We ...

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    SSA displaces Amports at Lázaro Cárdenas


    Amports de Mexico will have to pull out of the handling of finished vehicles at the Pacific port of Lázaro Cárdenas, following the failure of its legal case against SSA Mexico.As reported in May, SSA México, a subsidiary of port terminal group Carrix, finally signed a concession to operate the ...

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    Panama canal: Open locks free up trade


    After nine years of anticipation, the newly expanded Panama Canal is set to open to commercial traffic. Charlie Fiveash considers the implications for vehicle shipping Next week, the Panama Canal is poised to welcome the first commercial customer along its new expanded route. The container ship, COSCO China, was set ...

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    Neptune Lines launches Middle East short-sea service


    European short-sea ro-ro operator, Neptune Lines, has launched a weekly service for vehicle shipments connecting eight countries in the Arabian Gulf.The service will operate on two loops, interchanging weekly, between Jebel Ali port in Dubai, and Khalifa port in Abu Dhabi, both in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the ...

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    Japan's Hitachinaka port opens terminal for high and heavy moves


    The port of Hitachinaka has opened a new terminal for the handling of construction and mining machinery as part of a major expansion programme for the port. The terminal is owned by the Ibaraki prefectural government.The port is around 100km north-east of Tokyo and located near a production hub for ...

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    Savona expands car terminal


    Italy’s port of Savona is extending its Darsena Alti Fondali quay at a cost of €9m ($13.2m). The move means that Savona Terminal Auto (STA), the specialist finished vehicles facility at the port, will be also be expanding, with the building of a multi-storey vehicle storage facility of approximately 8,500 ...

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    India’s Mumbai port cuts ro-ro rates to attract coastal vehicle moves


    The Indian port of Mumbai has reduced vessel-related charges for ro-ro traffic by around 10%, in an effort to encourage the coastal movement of vehicles and to meet OEM and vessel operator demand. The reduced charges will stay in place for a year from June 1st this year.In a statement ...

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    Volvo Cars signs deal with APM Terminals for import storage at Chennai port


    Global terminal operator, APM Terminals, has said its Inland Services division in South Asia has signed an agreement with Volvo Cars to provide a finished vehicle storage warehouse at the port of Chennai in India for imports from Europe.The 9,500 sq.m facility will include bonded and non-bonded areas with an ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow


    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China


    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region.The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai Nangang, ...

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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port


    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model.Amports’ vehicle terminal has ...

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    Pasha launches vehicle processing at Sparrows Point in Baltimore


    Pasha Automotive Services, part of global logistics and transport provider The Pasha Group, has signed a lease at the port of Baltimore in the US with Tradepoint Atlantic to launch vehicle processing operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The first vessel carrying FCA volumes is due to call next month. ...

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    Ford to start trials at Guaymas port


    Ford is to begin trials at the port of Guaymas (pictured) with a view to exporting vehicles through it from its Hermosillo plant, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, ports coordinator at Mexico's Transport and Communications Ministry, has revealed.The trials will be held to ascertain how badly its vehicles may be affected ...