All Ro-ro articles

  • Emanuele Grimaldi
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    Shipowners should be immune from fuel penalties, says Grimaldi

    2018-10-08T18:50:33Z

    Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has called for immunity from penalties for shipowners who find themselves in circumstances where it is impossible to comply with the forthcoming rules on maritime sulphur emissions. At the beginning of 2020 it will be compulsory under regulations ...

  • WW_Tongala_Toyota_Loading_Toyohashi_Japan_09122015
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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen acquires Syngin Technology

    2018-07-10T16:19:30Z

    Global logistics provider and shipping line, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, has signed a deal to buy 70% of US automated logistics provider and broker, Syngin Technology for $22m. Syngin, which currently operates in the US and Canadian markets, provides an online marketplace for the distribution of used vehicles that are used ...

  • Un.roro
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    DFDS takes over Turkish ocean forwarder U.N. Ro-Ro

    2018-04-17T09:41:59Z

    Danish shipping and logistics group DFDS has bought a majority 99% stake in U.N. Ro-Ro, Turkey's largest operator of ocean-going ro-ro freight vessels for €950m ($1.2 billion). U.N Ro-Ro was previously owned by Turkish private equity companies Actera and Esas. DFDS said the purchase would make it a major player ...

  • Thousands of imported VW diesel cars seized at harbour by Greenpeace volunteers
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    Greenpeace protestors board ro-ro vessel carrying VW diesel vehicles

    2017-09-27T10:31:23Z

    Greenpeace activists have boarded a ro-ro vessel in the UK’s Thames Estuary carrying Volkswagen diesel-engine passenger vehicles for the UK. A group of 25 volunteers in kayaks and boats surrounded the 23,000 tonne ship owned by K-Line’s European short-sea subsidiary, KESS, and attempted to stop the Volkswagen cars from entering ...

  • Slide4
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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

  • nave_roro_in_darsena_alti_fondali
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    Multi-level storage facility to boost capacity at busy Savona port

    2017-06-27T13:40:51Z

    The Mar Ligure Occidentale Port Authority , which oversees operations at the port of Savona in northwest Italy, has received notification from Savona Terminal Auto that it intends to proceed with construction of a multi-level storage facility at its terminal. Work will commence in September. The new building will be ...

  • Scania_UECC
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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

  • Ford Heinrichs
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    Europe conference: Data sharing could ease port constraints for finished vehicles

    2017-06-13T11:56:05Z

    Strong growth in vehicle numbers moving into and out of Europe over the past few years has created capacity constraints and bottlenecks at the continent’s ports. While the scope to significantly expand physical space might be limited, executives from carmakers and logistics providers have suggested better visibility and sharing of ...

  • Matson Inc Matt Cox 2017
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    Cox replaces Dods as chairman of Matson

    2017-05-05T16:01:03Z

    Matthew Cox (pictured) has taken over as chairman of US carrier Matson, which provides container and ro-ro services between the West Coast, Hawaii and Guam. He replaces Walter Dods, who is retiring from the board of directors. Cox will retain his role as CEO of Matson but his responsibilities as ...

  • Emanuele_Grimaldi
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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    2017-04-19T23:35:43Z

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ...

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    Euro Marine Logistics launches Biscay ro-ro service

    2017-04-04T22:48:30Z

    EML’s new Biscay route – click to enlarge Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML) has begun operating a new ro-ro service between Spain, Belgium, France and the UK. The company, a joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh Autoliners, said in March that it would be deploying two ...

  • neptune2016_top
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    Neptune Lines adds service between Europe, UK and Ireland following Renault contract

    2017-03-29T20:37:58Z

    Short-sea operator, Neptune Lines, is adding a new ro-ro service between northern Spain, France, the UK and Ireland following a contract with Renault. The company is dedicating two vessels to a direct, weekly service that it said would also serve all major customers in the region, covering vehicles, high and ...

  • UECC Atlantic
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    UECC links Scandinavia to north coast of Spain; deploys LNG vessels on Baltic service

    2017-03-01T16:05:05Z

    Short-sea maritime services operator, UECC, has launched a new Atlantic service linking Scandinavia with the north of Spain. The company said the new service provides a route from Vigo in Spain to Drammen in Norway and Wallhamm in Sweden. The company will deploy three vessels on the route over two ...

  • ARC_Honor
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    ARC carrier forced back to Southampton port by fire

    2017-02-27T12:27:46Z

    Ocean finished vehicle transporter, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC), is waiting to assess damage to its vessel M/V Honor following a fire that broke out in its cargo decks early last Friday (February 24th). The ship had just left the UK’s port of Southampton when a fire was discovered ...

  • DFDS_opt
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    DFDS takes delivery of Gardenia Seaways ro-ro vessel

    2017-02-21T17:58:08Z

    European short-sea operator DFDS has taken delivery of the first of two ro-ro vessels from German shipbuilder, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The new ship (pictured) was officially named Gardenia Seaways in a ceremony on February 17th. The second will be handed over in Flensburg, Germany in September. Each is 210m long ...

  • City of Rotterdam extensive bow damage
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    'Illusion and inadequate reactions' to blame for Humber collision

    2017-02-09T14:53:01Z

    A ‘compelling illusion’ coupled with the slow reaction of the two vessels involved was behind the collision between the car carrier City of Rotterdam (pictured) and the ro-ro freight ferry Primula Seaways , the official investigation into the incident has concluded. The City of Rotterdam , operated by Nissan ...

  • Alliance_St_Louis
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    Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    2017-01-17T15:11:22Z

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16 th ) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

  • EkolsMeleq4_web
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    Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    2016-11-21T15:20:39Z

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was ...

  • Newbuilding_Seaways
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    DFDS invests in larger, cleaner vessels for North Sea network

    2016-10-14T12:55:35Z

    European short-sea operator DFDS has finalised an investment of €134m ($148m) in two new ro-ro vessels it says will meet the growing demands of its freight customers, increase operational efficiency and reduce its environmental impact. The vessels were designed by Danish company Knud E Hansen and will be built at ...