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    Paragon using RFID system at Immingham facility

    2016-03-22T12:34:18Z

    UK finished vehicle logistics provider Paragon Automotive has rolled out an RFID system at the car handling facility it manages near the port of Immingham, which it expects to result in “significant cost savings and service-enhancing benefits”. As mentioned at the official launch of the facility in January this year, ...

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    Glovis Europe goes short-sea for Hyundai and Kia exports to Spain

    2016-03-22T12:30:37Z

    Hyundai Glovis’s division in Europe has begun using a short-sea route from Slovenia to Spain for the export of vehicles made at Hyundai-Kia’s production plants in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Previously the logistics provider moved the volumes, which add up to 50,000 vehicles a year, over land. Following a ...

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    Port of Gothenburg to expand with terminal investment

    2016-03-14T16:26:41Z

    Sweden’s port of Gothenburg is investing 1 billion kronor ($120m) in a new 220,000 sq.m freight terminal. Construction of the terminal will begin in 2017 between the Alvsborg and Arendal harbours, and is expected to be complete at some point after 2020. The port has yet to announce what sort ...

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    ACL committed to Halifax; will double volume through the port

    2016-03-14T16:00:11Z

    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will maintain its twice-weekly call at the Canadian port of Halifax using its new G4 ro-ro/container ships. The company said it would continue to serve the North American and European markets at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal operated by Ceres Halifax. "We looked long and hard ...

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    Grimaldi launches mixed cargo service between Houston and West Africa

    2016-02-23T13:19:15Z

    Italian shipping line, Grimaldi, has launched the first direct container/ro-ro service between the US port of Houston and West Africa, taking in a total of 15 ports. The company will deploy a fleet of six multipurpose vessels on the route and there will be a call every 11 days at ...

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    Hyundai opts for Indian coastal service but ro-ro rates are prohibitive

    2016-02-23T09:57:44Z

    Hyundai has started using a new short-sea coastal service set up by Link Shipping and Management Systems for the transport of vehicles in India between the ports of Chennai on the south east coast, and Pipavav on the north west. However, high port fees are dissuading more shipping lines from ...

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    Gefco leases vehicle transporters from Fraikin in the UK

    2016-02-16T15:18:46Z

    Gefco UK has signed a six-year contract with commercial vehicle fleet services provider Fraikin for the supply and maintenance of 10 new car and van transporters. It builds on the contracts Fraikin has with Gefco for the provision of fleet services in France, Poland and Switzerland. Fraikin reports being the ...

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    Eukor increases Barcelona calls with service to North American and Far East

    2016-02-15T17:13:18Z

    The Eukor Car Carrier shipping line and its Spanish agent Agencia Marítima Española Evge have announced that they are to reinforce the number of calls being made in the port of Barcelona. Henceforth, a new service, NAME, will link the port to both North America and the Far East, considerably ...

  • Lukakoper
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    Mercedes forced to re-route cars from port of Koper to Bremerhaven

    2016-02-10T13:19:01Z

    [UPDATED 11 February] Mercedes-Benz has been forced to reroute Asia-bound European exports from the Slovenian port of Koper to Germany’s Bremerhaven port, because of widespread disruption on the Slovenian rail network, which is run by the state-owned company, Slovenske Zeleznice. The disruption includes closures to the one-track line between ...

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    Santander breaks all records in 2015

    2016-02-08T16:12:46Z

    In 2015, the Spanish port of Santander broke all throughput records for finished vehicles. By November, it had already handled almost 415,000 units, which was 23% more than the corresponding 11-month period in 2014 and 10% higher than the previous year as a whole. In 2014, Santander handled 374,646 vehicles, ...

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    Höegh takeovers to strengthen North and Latin America services

    2016-01-27T15:05:44Z

    Höegh Autoliners and the Sola family, the owners of SC Line and Fast Terminal International, have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen both ro-ro and breakbulk services between the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Colombia and Venezuela. Höegh is expected to buy the ocean service operated by ...

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    Car shipments start at the UK port of Ramsgate

    2016-01-27T14:27:56Z

    [Updated 1st February] Last week saw the first delivery of finished vehicles to the port of Ramsgate in the UK, marking the start of a new port operation, which is being handled by transport and logistics provider Gefco. Around 1,000 Peugeot-Citroën vehicles were delivered aboard the UECC-operated car carrier Autopremier ...

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    ERL ro-ro vessel abandoned in Bay of Biscay

    2016-01-27T10:21:16Z

    The ro-ro vessel Modern Express , operated by European RoRo Lines (ERL), is currently drifting at a severe list in the Bay of Biscay following a loss of stability in heavy seas and Force 8 gales. All 22 crew members have been evacuated. The Panama-flagged vessel, which remains afloat ...

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    Mark Boucher takes over outbound logistics at Volkswagen Group of America

    2016-01-26T20:50:24Z

    Mark Boucher (left) is now general manager of vehicle logistics for the Volkswagen Group of America, based in Herndon, Virginia. Boucher leads the company’s outbound logistics team and has responsibility for the finished vehicles supply chain from factories through to dealer delivery in the US. Boucher, who has been with ...

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    Pasajes handles finished vehicles for southern French market

    2016-01-26T12:21:21Z

    The northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes) has begun handling imported Honda vehicles from the UK. The first consignment of almost 100 units arrived on board the car carrier Autostar on 13th January, operated by UECC. The vehicles were shipped from the port of Southampton. However, they were not ...

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    Trying to tie down demand

    2016-01-22T10:06:19Z

    Forecasting matters for any organisation juggling costs and service levels, but in the finished vehicle sector, the stakes are higher than mostGenerally speaking, it is easier to be prepared if you know what’s coming. Reliable demand forecasts help participants throughout the supply chain to ensure they have the materials, equipment, ...

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    WWL fully acquires South African joint venture with Groupe CAT

    2016-01-20T16:25:55Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is buying 50% of the shares in CAT-WWL, a joint venture network of ten vehicle-processing facilities in South Africa that WWL originally set up with Groupe CAT in 2006. After acquiring the shares and taking full ownership, WWL will become one of the top independent providers ...

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    Kia begins moving cars through Paragon’s Grimsby facility

    2016-01-20T16:18:02Z

    Kia Motors has started processing vehicles through its new UK facility at Stallingborough near the port of Immingham on the north-east coast, managed by transport and logistics provider Paragon Automotive.The start of operations follows the signing of a £115m ($176.5m) 10-year deal last year that will see Paragon receive, store ...

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    Russia’s Bronka port signs container deal with CMA CGM

    2016-01-13T12:29:41Z

    There have been a number of recent developments at the new Russian deep-water port of Bronka, which opened in October last year. Last month the port’s owner, Fenix, signed a long-term agreement for the handling and storage of container cargo with CMA CGM. CMA CGM ranks as the world’s third ...

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    Myanmar awards inland port concession to Kerry Logistics

    2016-01-12T10:12:28Z

    Kerry Logistics has announced that its subsidiary, KLN (Singapore) has been awarded a concession to operate inland ports in Yangon and Mandalay, both major commercial ports in the South East Asian country of Myanmar. The ports were previously managed by the government. According to Kerry Logistics, the Myanmar government is ...