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    Cars in containers: Boxing above their weight

    2017-01-17T12:25:51Z

    Suppliers of car container equipment are gaining ground by providing fast, flexible shipping options in specific global markets In this story... Racks and cassettes Electric cars light up the way Containing the situation in Asia Incorporating SKD kits Multimodal growth potential Shipping vehicles by container ...

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    Report highlights crisis in maritime car carrier sector

    2017-01-04T15:05:58Z

    The maritime car carrier sector has failed to return to the levels of activity in place before the global economic crisis, a report issued at the end of last year by Clarksons Research has suggested. In 2008, the number of finished vehicles moved by maritime transport peaked at 21.3m units. ...

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    K Line supports increased car imports in Australia with new route

    2016-11-28T17:58:24Z

    Japanese ocean ro-ro carrier K Line has added an ‘anti-clockwise’ service between Thailand and Australia to its existing ‘clockwise’ service. In a statement, the company said vehicle sales in Australia were currently strong and forecast to grow but that the market there was changing drastically as more vehicles were imported, ...

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    Gothenburg increases vehicle traffic in both directions

    2016-11-15T15:57:38Z

    Finished vehicle numbers at the Swedish port of Gothenburg rose by 24% in the first nine months of this year, to 176,548 units. In the most recent quarter (July-September), growth was 15%, with 56,000 cars passing through the port. “Volvo is selling more cars than ever before and the shipping ...

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    WWL and Eukor settle with Brazil’s competition regulator

    2016-11-15T15:05:28Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have agreed to pay fines totalling 28.6m reais ($8.8m) to Brazil’s competition regulator as settlement in a probe into alleged anti-competitive behaviour in the car-carrying industry. The news was released within the third quarter results announcement by holding company Wilh. ...

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    IMO approves major cut to maximum sulphur levels in shipping

    2016-10-31T15:47:39Z

    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has officially approved more stringent global sulphur emission requirements that must be in place by the end of the decade. The new rules were approved at the 70 th meeting of the United Nations body’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) held in London last ...

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    WWL ASA poised to shape the future of vehicle logistics

    2016-10-26T14:54:26Z

    Having recently taken over as joint chief executive for WWL and Eukor Car Carriers following the company’s restructuring news , Craig Jasienski shares some of his thoughts on the ro-ro shipping market, his career so far and priorities ahead of the WWL ASA listing next year The car and ro-ro ...

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    Fire aboard vessel docked at Antwerp port

    2016-10-26T11:18:57Z

    An investigation is underway into a major fire that broke out last week aboard the pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) Silver Sky when it was docked at the port of Antwerp, in Belgium. The fire is reported to have started around midnight last Thursday (October 20 th ) ...

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    Port of Paranaguá predicts 83% rise in finished vehicle traffic

    2016-10-26T10:29:12Z

    The number of finished vehicles that the Brazilian port of Paranaguá will handle in 2017 is expected to grow by 83%, compared to this year. Forecasts from operators indicate that around 163,000 units, taking both imports and exports into account, will pass through the port next year – some 73,000 ...

  • 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor
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    Damage limitation: Reducing damage drawn by design

    2016-10-24T10:30:23Z

    Trends in vehicle evolution can add to the likelihood of damage in transit. While this can be partly mitigated by routing and planning, the vehicle logistics industry can struggle to adapt fast enough... A substantial increase in popular vehicle sizes in recent years has fuelled some of the logistics ...

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    WWL and Eukor resolve alleged breaches of US Shipping Act

    2016-10-19T11:41:54Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and sister company Eukor Car Carriers have made a compromise agreement with the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) that will involve them paying out $1.5m in civil penalties to resolve alleged breaches of the US’s Shipping Act. The two companies allegedly violated Section 10(a) of the act ...

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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 ...

  • Volkswagen Konzern setzt als einer der ersten Fahrzeughersteller auf den emissionsarmen LNG-Antrieb bei Fahrzeugtransporten per Schiff.
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    Volkswagen charters two LNG-powered vessels

    2016-10-05T13:05:50Z

    Volkswagen Group Logistics has agreed to charter two LNG-powered car-carrying vessels from Siem Car Carriers for its Europe-North America route, starting in 2019. The vessels, with a length of 200 metres and a width of 36 metres, will have a capacity of 4,500 vehicles each. The 12,600kW engine has been ...

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    UECC takes delivery of first dual-fuel car carrier following trials

    2016-10-05T12:44:48Z

    Short-sea car carrier UECC has taken delivery of its first dual-fuel vessel, the TBN Auto Eco , following ocean trials to test the vessel’s operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The vessel was completed at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China in April this year while a second vessel, ...

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    Neptune Lines launches Middle East ro-ro service

    2016-10-05T12:20:06Z

    Greek short-sea shipping provider Neptune Lines has officially launched its new Middle East service, connecting United Arab Emirates (UAE) ports with the wider region. Neptune Lines is running the service between the UAE ports of Jebel Ali and Khalifa and the following: Shuwaikh (Kuwait), Umm Qasr (Iraq), Bandar Abbas (Iran), ...

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    Ford to use Vigo for imported Rangers

    2016-10-04T12:16:18Z

    Ford has chosen the Spanish north-western port of Vigo from which to distribute its Ford Ranger pickup in southern Europe. The Ranger, which is built in South Africa, is the European best seller in its segment. The first consignment, consisting of 280 units, was dispatched from Port Elizabeth in South ...

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    JLR part 2: The big cat is hunting for outbound efficiencies

    2016-09-30T15:54:06Z

    Jaguar Land Rover has taken a lead in using in-vehicle technology and connectivity to improve outbound visibility, part of a recent programme of change and investment across the carmaker’s logistics[sta_anchor id="1"] Jaguar and Land Rover cars and SUVs are, by mandate of their brands, powerful and highly engineered creatures. Today, ...

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    Niclas Mårtensson takes over as boss of Stena Lines

    2016-09-28T15:45:03Z

    Niclas Mårtensson (left) has been appointed chief executive officer at European ferry and short-sea shipping operator Stena Line. The current chief executive, Carl-Johan Hagman, will resume his position as chairman of the Stena Line board and will also remain in the role as head of shipping at Stena. Mårtensson has ...

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    Hyundai loses exports from South Korea over strikes

    2016-09-27T18:53:54Z

    Hyundai Motor has been facing an all-out strike of its unionised workforce in South Korea after failing to reach a wage agreement, holding back the production of thousands of models destined for global export. The strikes, the first all-out industrial action Hyundai has faced in its home country since 2004, ...

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    Santander port to boost vehicle throughput to 500,000 units

    2016-09-06T16:40:21Z

    Northern Spanish port Santander expects to increase its annual finished vehicle throughput to 500,000 units this year, port authority president Jaime González has revealed. Santander is Spain’s third busiest port in terms of finished vehicles. Last year, it handled 460,991 units, putting it behind Barcelona with 886,980 units and Valencia ...