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    Metrogistics completes merger with McNutt Automotive Logistics


    Following last year’s announcement that finished vehicle carrier Metrogistics would be merging with rival carrier McNutt Automotive Logistics, the companies have now completed the merger.The merged company will offer a full range of logistics and asset-based transport services to all customer segments including new carmakers, the used car market, new ...

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    GM pulls assembly out of troubled Russian market; VW cuts back in Kaluga


    General Motors has announced that it is stopping volume production of midrange vehicles at its plant in St Petersburg by the middle of this year and will concentrate on importing premium Cadillac and Chevrolet products to Russia, such as the Corvette, Camaro and Tahoe. It will end sales of Opel ...

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    Stanger moves to newly created role at Paragon Automotive


    Paragon Automotive, which provides logistics services for new and used cars in the UK, has appointed Steve Stanger to a newly created role as head of planning, technical and special projects.Stanger moves from his role at Paragon as group operations director and the company is now in the process of ...

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    NYK and APM bet on Gujarati ro-ro hub


    A new, dedicated ro-ro terminal at Pipavev could become a major west coast export hub for India - but it depends on a number of factors, not least what will happen at the port of MumbaiWhile not without its hiccups, India’s vehicle exports have been on the rise, with some ...

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    Korean carmakers cut exports to Russia amid falling sales


    The export of cars from South Korea to Russia dropped by 71.5% year-on-year at the beginning of 2015 according to a report from the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA). The sudden decline, because of poor sales in the Russian market for some of those carmakers, has forced companies to announce ...

  • Andy Lane CTI

    Bridges over troubled water


    To protect their crews, the public, the environment, and not least their operations and profits, carriers must have a ‘plan B’ in place for when things go wrong.Even if ‘Plan A’ works for you 99.9% of the time, it is always worth having a ‘Plan B’. For any business worth ...


    Growth and agreement in South-east Asia


    With the imminent introduction of a new regional trade agreement, the logistics challenges posed by difficult border crossings and the ASEAN region’s island geography could ease as investments in services increaseDespite some setbacks, vehicle production is expected to grow further in South-East Asia as part of wider economic growth in ...

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    Third ro-ro executive sentenced in anti-trust investigation


    Three ocean shipping executives have now received prison sentences associated with a US Department of Justice (DoJ) investigation into price fixing amongst a number of car carriers.Susumu Tanaka, who held a number of managerial roles in NYK’s car carrier division, was sentenced last week to 15 months in a US ...

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    WWL opens third VPC in China; starts work on another in US


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a vehicle processing centre (VPC) at the port of Tianjin in China, its third such facility in the country. The latest facility, which is a joint venture with the Tianjin Port Group, provides 140,000 sq.m of storage and a 6,000 sq. m workshop, which will ...

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    Mazda's key to unlocking a continent


    Michael Beyer (right), group manager of vehicle logistics at Mazda North American Operations, reveals how logistics for the OEM’s new Mexican plant will be crucial to its success in the US and in global markets The current decade has been a transformative one for Mazda in the US and North ...

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    Demand for Hellcat forces FCA to temporarily restrict orders


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed that it has had to temporarily restrict orders for its 2015 Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcat models because of unprecedented demand.“Dodge has received more than 9,000 orders since ordering opened in September of last year, and the company has delivered more than 2,200 units ...

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    European ports: Surviving SECAs and instability


    Our 2014 survey shows growth across vehicle-handling ports, helped by sales recovery and exports. However, some countries and operators are struggling in the face of declining trade and new regulations.Europe’s vehicle industry continues through a cautious recovery, as demonstrated by sea shipments of light vehicles across the greater continent’s primary ...

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    Vehicles clog San Antonio port as a result of strikes in Chile


    On March 12, importers of finished vehicles at the Chilean Port of San Antonio's Puerto Central used police protection to begin retrieving more than 8,000 vehicles that have been stuck at the facility since strikes closed the port on February 21.The first batch of 135 vehicles were moved at night, ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards


    General Motors recently announced the winners of its 23rd supplier awards for services provided in 2014 and there were a number of logistics providers amongst the 78 companies receiving recognition “for going above and beyond GM’s requirements”.“These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, and deserving of special recognition for their outstanding ...

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    CTM signs deal with Inform for data capture on convertible concept


    Convertible Trailer Manufacturing Worldwide (CTM) is signing a three-year agreement with German software specialist Inform with the aim of gathering information on OEM outbound and inbound flows to solve the finished vehicle sector’s wasteful ‘turn and burn’ approach to distribution.CTM has a patented design for car carrying trailers that convert ...

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    Volvo increases exports from Gothenburg


    Volvo switches more exports to Gothenburg portVolvo Cars has switched its vehicle exports from Sweden to Finland, Russia and China from the port of Wallhamn to the port of Gothenburg. The move consolidates Volvo’s exports from Gothenburg with an additional annual volume of 30,000 cars. Gothenburg is Volvo’s main export ...

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    Grimaldi invests in car carrier fleet for Europe-US services


    Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group is investing $300m in five car carriers to provide services between Europe and the US. The vessels are most likely to be used for the transport of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, though this was unconfirmed by Grimaldi.The vessels will each be able to carry 7,000 cars ...

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    Hyundai Glovis completes Adampol purchase


    Hyundai Glovis has completed its purchase of a 70% controlling stake in Polish finished vehicle carrier Adampol. As reported last November, the Korean logistics provider signed an agreement to take over Adampol, giving the company direct access to European trucking and logistics assets for the first time. That agreement was ...

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    Russian authorities encourage carmakers to launch deliveries to Crimea


    Several carmakers in Russia will deliver vehicles to the troubled Crimea region of Ukraine in the first half of 2015, including domestic producers GAZ and VAZ, as well as foreign brands with production facilities in Russia, such as Hyundai and Kia. The move was announced recently by the deputy of ...

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    FCA selects Autoport for exports to Middle East


    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has signed a contract with Autoport for the export of vehicles from the port of Wilmington in Delaware to the Middle East. Beginning this month (March) the port processor will begin handling volumes of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles. The vehicles are being made at ...