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    Shipping line cartel exposed in Chile says FNE


    In Chile, the national agency responsible for ensuring free competition, the Fiscalía Nacional Económica (FNE), has referred six shipping lines to a competition tribunal to face allegations of price fixing on the transport of imported finished vehicles. The FNE claims the practice has been going on since 2000.According to a ...

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    Mexico conference: a sea change needed for short sea


    The use of short-sea shipping to move vehicles within North America still tends to be more of a fallback option for carmakers when there are capacity issues on the other modes such as rail, rather than as a regular service. But before shipping lines can offer more frequent sailings, investments ...

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    Mexico conference: US-EU deal without NAFTA 'doesn't make sense'


    The North American vehicle industry could lose out on export market potential and manufacturing integration as a result of the exclusion of Mexico and Canada from the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. According to the Mexican Secretary of the Economy, ...

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    Connecting the many Mexicos – conference report


    The first Automotive Logistics Mexico conference saw more than 350 delegates discussing how best to manage the country’s vehicle production and export growth. Officials from the economy and transport ministries, the US ambassador, and senior executives pointed to economic and supply chain strengths, as well as weaknesses in infrastructure and ...

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    Mexico conference: urgent developments needed at port of Veracruz


    Executives from carmakers used the Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, held in Mexico City, to voice their concerns about whether the country’s ports were going to be able to handle the sharp increase in trade for the automotive industry. The port is close to full capacity and suffers from infrastructure constraints, ...

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    Cargo removed from Höegh Osaka


    More than three weeks after the Höegh Osaka ran aground in the Solent area off Southampton, UK, the cargo onboard is beginning to be removed from the ship. With an estimated £60m worth of vehicles and machinery on board, a team of people are now driving the vehicles, including Land ...

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    Porsche to meet demand for Macan in US through increased production requests


    Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) has confirmed that it will boost inventory of its Macan midsize SUV crossover for dealers in the US to meet increased demand from customers. Since it was introduced there in May last year customers have been waiting anything up to six months for delivery of ...

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    Höegh opens office in Mexico; looks for trade and cargo diversity


    Norwegian car carrier Höegh Autoliners has officially opened an office in Mexico City in a move designed to build on its established import/export trade in the country and take advantage of the opportunities for business that the growing automotive production in the country offers.According to Per Folkesson, president of Region ...

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    DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line promise CO2 reduction


    Global logistics provider DB Schenker Logistics and global shipping company Maersk Line have recently signed a six-year strategic agreement to reduce CO2 emissions from ocean freight. Between now and 2020, Maersk Line has committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of every container it ships for DB Schenker Logistics by 20%, ...

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    Höegh Osaka returns to Port of Southampton


    The stricken Höegh Osaka has been successfully towed to berth 101 at the Port of Southampton.After being stranded for nearly three weeks, the vessel is now safely moored, after a large operation in difficult conditions to reduce the listing to around five degrees, and remove around 3,000 tonnes of water ...

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    Third model at Kecskemét means more Mercedes exports from Hungary


    Daimler’s Kecskemét plant in Hungary has started making the Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake this week, the third model to be produced at the plant since it opened in 2012, and the second to be made there exclusively following the CLA-Class, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2013. The ...

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    Ford launches Mustang exports to global markets, beginning with China


    Ford’s iconic Mustang brand is being exported in volume shipments from the US to global markets for the first time in its 50-year history. The first shipment of just over 100 vehicles made at the Flat Rock manufacturing plant in Michigan has left the port of Portland in Oregon, on ...

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    Vigo port records healthy vehicle handling for 2014


    In 2014, the north-western Spanish port of Vigo handled more than 423,000 finished vehicles, the vast majority of which were exported.PSA-Citroen accounted for 80% of all automotive traffic in the port, followed by Ford, Renault, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen.Countries where imports from Vigo rose notably were Egypt, Germany, Greece, ...

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    Grimaldi introduces direct services between Europe and US


    From next month, the Grimaldi Group will launch a new a new direct service between Europe and the US, including the Italian port of Civitavecchia and the ports of Baltimore and Halifax in the US, to transport cars and other ro-ro cargo. The new link will be the first direct ...

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    Car importers protest increased import duties in Kyrgyzstan


    Automotive importers in Kyrgyzstan are urging the country’s government to cancel, or at least postpone, the introduction of a second round of levies on imported cars, which were brought in at the beginning of 2015. The first stage of the increase in duties, which are based on engine capacity, took ...

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    Mexico reports record output and exports during 2014


    The Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA) has reported a jump in exports for the month of December 2014 of 21%, based on the same month in 2013. This is up by almost 34,000 units to more than 195,000 vehicles exported.Over the year, exports increased to 2.64m vehicles, an increase of ...

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    Höegh Osaka remains anchored on UK coast


    Salvors are currently working onboard the listing car carrier vessel Höegh Osaka, which ran into trouble outside the UK port of Southampton last week, to install two new pumps. If the weather permits, divers will also inspect the hull. Although strong winds and storms are forecast around Southampton, the weather ...

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    Justin Newell takes up position at Reliable Carriers


    Following his departure from Porsche Cars North America last September, Justin Newell, formerly manager of vehicle logistics and port operations at the carmaker, has taken up a new role as operations manager at Reliable Carriers, one of North America’s leading enclosed vehicle carriers, based in Canton, Indiana.Newell was with Porsche ...


    Dream Angel makes first call at Khalifa


    On January 5th, Abu Dhabi's port of Khalifa welcomed the vessel MV Dream Angel, which is operated by Nissan Motor Car Carrier, in what was the first call at the relatively new port for a car-carrying vessel.The Dream Angel had arrived from the Japanese ports of Yokohama and Kanda with ...

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    Barcelona's Autoterminal road access being improved


    Barcelona port authority has signed a €450,000 ($531,000) contract with the Pasquina construction company to improve road access to terminals operated by Estibarna and Autoterminal. The work will involve upgrades to the main roundabout on the port's arterial road. Work will take two months to complete and is viewed as ...