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    Valencia frees up stevedoring market for finished vehicles


    The Valencia Port Authority in Spain has given the go ahead for the specialist finished vehicles handling facility, Valencia Terminal Europa (VTE), to use personnel not contracted to the port stevedoring company Sevasa-Sagep, during the loading and unloading of Ro Ro vessels. In future, VTE will use its own staff ...

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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases


    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

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    Focus on Spain part 3: Closely controlled growth


    GM and Gefco are managing a global supply chain to produce the Mokka in Zaragoza, while the OEM is trying to cope with a shortage of transport assets in Spain.One of the important carmakers in Spain is General Motors, which has been operating its Opel plant since 1982 in the ...

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    GM to import Buick Envision to US from China


    General Motors has confirmed it will import volumes of its Buick Envision SUV to the US from its joint venture plant in China from next year. The model, which is made at the Shanghai-GM plant in Yantai, Shandong – one of the plants GM runs with Chinese carmaker SAIC. Hoegh ...

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    Ro-ro vessels collide in Humber


    The Nissan Car Carriers’ vessel City of Rotterdam (pictured) was involved in a collision with the DFDS ro-ro ferry Primula Seaways in the UK’s Humber Estuary near Immingham port last week. The collision happened at around 20.40pm UK time on December 3rd off Clee Ness Sands and the ...

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    Yogayatan Group to build multipurpose port near Mumbai


    India’s Yogayatan Group is holding a foundation stone laying ceremony for the development of a port complex at Mankhurd near Mumbai this week (December 4th). Mankhurd is 10 nautical miles from Jawaharlal Nehru port across the Thane estuary and around 20 km north of the port of Mumbai. It will ...

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    Höegh takes delivery of second post-panamax vessel


    Following t he delivery of its first post-panamax vessel in June this year , Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of the second of six such car carriers that are being delivered over the next 18 months, in what the company is describing as its New Horizon class. It was built ...

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    Video interview with Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, WWL


    At this year’s Automotive Logistics South America conference in Brazil, Ana Quaresma, head of commercial, Latin America, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, spoke with Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics Group about the prospects for WWL over the coming years, and the challenges of operating in the current market.

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    Ford begins exports of Fiestas via Lázaro Cárdenas


    The Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas has handled its first ever consignment of Ford vehicles for export, which were despatched to Portland, in the US. The 68 Ford Fiesta vehicles were transported aboard NYK’s Hyperion Leader. The cars were built at the Ford plant at Cuautitlán Izcalli, in Mexico State, ...

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    Local suppliers struggle to gain scale in Brazil's fragmented market


    Despite years of growth leading up to the current downturn, Brazil faces weaknesses in its tier supply chain following chronic underinvestment in equipment, tooling and logistics. High labour costs and stifling bureaucracy have also made imported parts more attractive than local ones in some cases despite customs issues and logistics ...

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    Höegh now transporting buses to Martinique from Belgium


    Höegh Autoliners has started moving hybrid buses produced by Belgian manufacturer Van Hool from the port of Antwerp to the island of Martinique on its bi-weekly service between Europe and the Caribbean. The government on Martinique is currently engaged in a project to reduce the impact that private transport is ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course


    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to come In this story... Sea change in exports WWL's moving footprint Mexican connections A day at the helm A future by ...

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    Grimaldi invests further in Finnlines


    Grimaldi Euromed, a company owned by the Grimaldi Group, has purchased more shares in Finnish subsidiary, Finnlines, increasing its investment in the sister company. Finnlines is a European short sea operator, and the leading company in the ro-ro and passenger transport in the Baltic and North Sea, with one of ...

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    Further changes to shipping needed, ITF states


    Despite the measures taken so far to clean up maritime transport and reduce the associated greenhouse gases, more needs to be done. That is the warning from the International Transport Forum (ITF) in their October policy briefing. The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries. It acts as ...

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    Strike at port of Calais causes more freight delays


    The port of Calais is once again subject to disruption for trucks bound for the UK following strike action by port security workers that began early in the day on October 13th.Truck check-in posts have been blocked by strikers, who are demanding better working conditions and requesting that more personnel ...

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    VW commits to Setúbal for a further 15 years


    The Setúbal and Sesimbra port authority (APSS) in Portugal has signed a concession renewal contract with Volkswagen Autoeuropa, which will last for 15 years. As part of this, APSS will charge rent of €500,000 for a 60,000sq.m operating area, and also provide access to the port's specialist ro-ro terminal. Over ...

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    The Port of Mazatlán re-enters the Mexican finished vehicles market


    The Mexican port of Mazatlán has resumed finished vehicles handling, after an absence of five years. The first vessel arrived from Japan on October 8 th , carrying 900 imported vehicles for distribution by Nissan Mexicana. Once ashore, the vehicles were despatched by rail, using Ferromex, to the Nissan plant ...

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    FVL 10th anniversary playlist


    Who knew that logistics had inspired and influenced some of the world's greatest musicians?Ok, so while that might not strictly be true, bands and artists have been singing about 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Truck Driver's Blues' and 'Running Late' for years.Musicians from Otis Redding, to Kraftwerk, The Chemical Brothers, Bob ...

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    Ford extends contract with NYK Auto Logistics in India


    Ford India has extended the scope of a contract it signed with NYK Auto Logistics (India) in 2011. Initially, this simply involved the provision of ro-ro terminal services for finished vehicles at the Indian ports of Chennai and Ennore. However, under the new arrangement, NYK Auto Logistics (India) has also ...

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    The pros and cons of short-sea in Mexico


    The picture in Mexico is constantly changing. At this year's Automotive Logistics Global conference in Detroit, Roberto Zavala, head of Mexico for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, said it was a country of contrast, or “two Mexicos”. One is the booming emerging market with huge amounts of investment and development, but the ...