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    NYK agrees to pay fine following US anti-trust probe into ro-ro charges


    Japanese transport and logistics giant, NYK, has agreed to pay a fine of $59.4m as part of a plea agreement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) following charges that it violated US anti-trust laws in connection with shipping services for finished vehicles.A number of the world’s leading ro-ro providers, ...

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    Port Panama IDC targets automotive business


    Port Panama City, Florida, has recently completed its intermodal distribution centre (IDC), and is now ready to accommodate new business. Addressing the Port Authority in a meeting last week, Becca Hardin, interim director of the Bay County’s Economic Development Alliance (EDA), said that the EDA is targeting automotive companies in ...

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    Stricken Höegh car carrier towed to Spitbank for investigation


    A Höegh Autoliners car carrier, with around 1,400 vehicles and 100 pieces of earthmoving equipment on board, grounded in the waters known as the Solent, outside the UK south-coast port of Southampton, refloated itself on January 7th and has been moved to investigate further.

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    CDN kicks off 2015 with $1m for further growth


    Car Delivery Network, which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has announced it has secured $1m in funding from private investors to expand its operations as an independently owned and operated business. While the investors are unnamed CDN said they were from outside the automotive industry."These funds will ...

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    DPCA to sell vehicles to ASEAN region from Singapore


    PSA Peugeot Citroën has signed a 50:50 joint venture agreement with Dongfeng Motor, its partner in China, to sell Chinese and European-made vehicles in ASEAN markets from a base in Singapore.The agreement, which is reported to be worth 100m yuan ($16m), is part of PSA’s existing strategic partnership with Dongfeng ...

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    NYK to open vehicle terminal in Gujurat with APM


    NYK Auto Logistics India (NALI), a subsidiary of NYK Line, has recently announced that it will start operating a finished vehicle logistics terminal at Gujarat Pipavav Port from June 2015. The port is operated by APM Terminals and located near Gujurat in the northwest of India.APM Terminals Pipavav, the operator ...

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    Ukraine starts year with additional import duty on cars


    On January 1 this year Ukraine introduced additional import duties on a wide range of goods, including cars. The duties will lead to a substantial increase in automotive logistics expenditure, according to leading providers operating in the country, adding to financial pressures caused by the falling exchange rate Ukraine’s currency, ...

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    China fines eight car carrier shipping lines


    China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has fined eight international shipping lines for anticompetitive practices in the transport of finished vehicles.This news follows similar fines levied in Europe following a 2013 investigation by the European Union, Japan – courtesy of the country's Fair Trade Commission – and Chile, where ...

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    K-Line chooses Hambantota port for vehicle hub as volumes soar


    Japanese ocean forwarder K-Line is planning to use Sri Lanka’s Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port (MRMRP) – more popularly known as known as Hambantota – as its future regional distribution hub for finished vehicles bound for Africa and the Persian Gulf.Recently, K-Line established a new transshipment record at Hambantota, involving the ...

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    Editor's note: expect the unexpected


    In the forthcoming issue of Finished Vehicle Logistics, we have something of a special focus on Europe, including reports from the ECG Conference, a feature interview with PSA Peugeot Citroën, with Audi, as well as the European carmaker's association (ACEA). This reporting comes as the European Union and economic area ...

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    Carmakers halt sales and deliveries in Russia because of depreciating rouble


    [Story updated on 7 January 2015] Audi, General Motors and Jaguar Land Rover temporarily suspended deliveries of vehicles in Russia in December because of the current economic situation. Poor sales have led to a build up of inventory.The announcement follows last November’s news that Spanish vehicle maker Seat had stopped ...

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    Shipping focus


    Our special global ro-ro focus reveals changes in capacity, regulations and technology that will influence global shipping and trade for finished vehicles. Changes by land and by seaClick on the links below to read the different articles that make up this report.Global ocean capacity shiftsNavigating trade barriersTranshipment rise at HambantotaIT ...

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    Shipping focus: Capacity in the balance


    Ocean carriers face increasing trade and regulatory complexity to go with a volatile global market. However, many are investing in larger, more efficient vesselsThe balance of supply and demand for capacity is a tricky objective for ocean car carriers to achieve. For the most part, the leading carriers succeed in ...

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    Shipping focus: Global complexity in the dock


    The lack of a standard worldwide trading system has resulted in many and varied trade agreements between countries that make for complicated import and export scenarios. However, progress is being made by way of broader negotiations and smarter customs proceduresWhile the shipping of finished vehicles follows market demand, it is ...

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    Shipping focus: The unexpected rise of Hambantota port


    While it may seem an unlikely destination, the Sri Lankan port is a growing automotive hub for transhipments from Asia to global markets. The right mix of incentives, capacity and shipping links have been catching OEMs' attention.Sri Lanka, the island nation off the southeast coast of southern India doesn’t manufacture ...

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    Shipping focus: The ghosts of future shipping


    Autonomous driving is not just for cars. The prospect of an unmanned ship transporting automotive cargo may not be so far fetchedIt is possible that in the coming decades, more ghost ships will be found sailing the seas, with not a soul on board. This isn’t a repeat of the ...

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    Shipping focus case study: A crow’s nest view of the supply chain


    Complex, multimodal, multi-activity supply chains call for smart management systems. For WWL, that has meant a decade-long partnership with UK software specialist ProAct InternationalWallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is one of the world’s largest specialist ro-ro carriers, however the company’s infrastructure and activities go far beyond its 60-strong vessel fleet. Today, ...

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    Taking a seat at theglobal negotiating table


    The European manufacturer’s association, ACEA, is a strong voice in Brussels and abroad, particularly in shaping regulations and trade deals. Erik Jonnaert (pictured) talks to Christopher Ludwig about how he would like the EU to help unlock innovation and export potentialErik Jonnaert is arguably one of the European Union’s most ...

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    Improved performance at a lower cost


    PSA Peugeot Citroën’s director for finished vehicle supply chain Guy Lederer (left) describes how his goals to reduce stock and delivery lead times are at the heart of efforts to put the OEM ‘Back in the Race’The past year has been a transformative one for PSA Peugeot Citroën. Many parts ...


    Chery JLR puts complex logistics plan into action


    As Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR) launches series production of the Range Rover Evoque in China, the joint venture carmaker is putting into action a complex and global supply chain that its logistics team has been planning for nearly three years, including the use of a diverse set of lead ...