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  • Kirill Nikoda, analyst at Gazprombank’s Economic Forecasting Centre
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    Russia summit: Dealing with the reality of a slow recovery

    2017-07-11T15:51:00Z

    Confidence is gradually returning to the Russian automotive market with sales and production showing definite signs of life after a tough period of retrenching and divestment. Sanctions remain but many at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow felt that this was the time to invest in the market ...

  • Auto_ECO_Engie
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    UECC starts ship-to-ship LNG fuelling

    2017-06-14T12:51:36Z

    European ro-ro operator UECC has set up a weekly ship-to-ship bunkering service for its Auto Eco and Auto Energy vessels, which can run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as heavy fuel. The vessels were fuelled at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge during loading operations. The move ...

  • Alexander Kovalenko
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    Russian imports: Forecasting a fragile recovery

    2017-05-15T11:44:09Z

    [in_this_story align="right" border="yes"] In August last year, imports of finished vehicles in Russia rose 5.3% year-on-year, bringing an end to a decline that had lasted for 35 consecutive months. Meanwhile, during the course of 2016, several carmakers, including SsangYong and Honda, unveiled plans to start importing finished vehicles into the ...

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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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    China conference: Fast lane to the future

    2017-04-18T23:20:37Z

    Looking to 2025 and beyond: (left to right) Automotive Logistics' Louis Yiakoumi; CFLP's Ma Zengrong; Continental's Andreas Subbe; Volvo Cars' Magnus Ödling; Automotive Logistics' Christopher Ludwig The Chinese automotive industry continues to climb to new heights both in quantity of volume and in quality of service. After a red-hot ...

  • Michael-Tian_BMWBrill
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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes. That is because ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2017-04-05T17:02:39Z

    strong em a href="https://automotivelogistics.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" img class="alignleft wp-image-115721" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" alt="GM_supplier_award" width="359" height="202" / /a /em /strong General Motors has once again recognised the services of its logistics providers at its annual Supplier of the Year awards, held in Orlando, Florida, on March 31 sup ...

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics begins trading on Oslo stock exchange

    2017-04-05T16:59:04Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL ASA) began trading on the Oslo stock exchange – the Oslo Børs – on Wednesday (April 5), following completion of the ownership merger announced in September last year. The company, which is worth 17.9 billion krone ($2 billion), said it was among the 10 largest ...

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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 ...

  • Gefco_Gefbox
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    Groupe PSA report: Engineering logistics partnerships

    2017-03-31T20:57:00Z

    PSA’s partnership of choice with Gefco aims to reap benefits in purchasing, pooling and packaging innovation, as well as bringing further intermodal options

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    Liberty shows a passion for vehicle shipping with new ro-ro launch

    2017-03-21T12:17:37Z

    Liberty Global Logistics has held a ceremony at the port of Beaumont in Texas to officially name its new ro-ro vessel, the Liberty Passion . The US flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) will be loading military and other commercial cargo in Beaumont, as well as other US ports, ...

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    FVL conference 2017: Live poll results

    2017-03-14T18:36:04Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference revealed mixed sentiments on the economy, what technology to invest in and visibility in the sector ($236 billion is the correct answer)

  • Alex Meza, JC
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    FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    2017-03-14T18:13:54Z

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports ...

  • Volkswagen SUV-Studie Taigun
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    VW starts making Taigun in Portugal; Neptune Lines takes it to Italy

    2017-02-15T15:10:47Z

    Volkswagen has started production of the Taigun subcompact SUV at its AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal. The carmaker announced last year that its was “significantly expanding” its range of SUVs in a variety of classes and the Taigun, which until now was reported to be in the development phase, is ...

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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 ...

  • Tanjung_Priok_port
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    Patimban port set to boost Indonesian finished vehicle exports

    2017-01-31T17:39:34Z

    The Indonesian government is hoping that a new deep sea port at Patimban, in West Java, will absorb part of the finished vehicle traffic that the existing facility at Tanjung Priok, the country’s largest port (pictured), is struggling to cope with. Thomas Lembong, chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), ...

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    Record UK vehicle exports while Brexit weighs on investment and supply chain

    2017-01-26T19:54:57Z

    While UK ports would suffer if OEMs are eventually forced to shift production to other territories, shipping lines will most likely move with the flow UK car production reached its highest level this century in 2016, while vehicle exports surpassed an all-time record for the second year in a ...

  • RobertoZavala_WWL
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    US tariffs ‘of limited long-term impact’ on Mexico, says WWL

    2017-01-24T15:12:29Z

    Export tariffs to the US will be of limited long-term impact on Mexico’s automotive sector despite some short- to medium-term concerns, the head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in Mexico has suggested. Commenting on an analysis of the Mexican market produced by WWL recently, including the threat of tariffs being ...

  • 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 ...