All Shipping - vehicles articles – Page 22

  • car yard

    Russian bans may not keep down imports for long


    Some experts suggest that the fallout in the Russian market could eventually lead carmakers to close smaller factories, leading to a rise in imported vehicles. However, the government is launching support for sales and the supply chain The continuing Ukrainian crisis and subsequent economic sanctions and retaliations have already contributed ...

  • Ukraine car markert will fall in 2014

    Ukraine freezes import of cars due to falling demand


    The fall of the car market in Ukraine, as well as the drop off in the exchange rate of its currency – the hrivnya, has forced most vehicle importers to halt deliveries of cars to the country.As reported by the country’s state statistics service, in the first half of the ...

  • UN RoRo_03

    Private equity firms buy Turkish forwarder UN Ro-Ro


    Private equity firms Esas Holding and Actera Partners have formed a partnership to buy Turkish ocean forwarder UN Ro-Ro for a reported €700m ($936m) from its owner Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR).UN Ro-Ro operates a fleet of 12 vessels with capacity to move 322,000 vehicles a year. It has four ...

  • Daniel_Tarragona_SETRAM

    CETM welcomes revival in Spanish haulage but calls for change


    The head of Spain’s vehicle haulage association has welcomed positive signs in the market and called for a working party to represent the interests of the sector.Daniel Tarragona, managing director of the SETRAM group (pictured), has had his position as president of the vehicle haulage association – CETM Portavehículos y ...

  • 01229-08.13.14 IENA_Cruise Terminal POB_McAllen

    Getting the North American network in ship shape


    The inaugural Import Export North America conference, a joint AIAG and Finished Vehicle Logistics event, saw executives and lawmakers debate how best to prepare the region to meet the logistics challenges of changing import and export flows and rising production. Executives gathered at the port of Baltimore, Maryland The recovery ...

  • NissanMexico_AguascalientesA2

    Nissan inaugurates VDC at Aguascalientes A2 plant


    Nissan has officially opened a vehicle distribution centre (VDC) at second plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico following an investment of $31m. The carmaker said the facility would accelerate the export of the Sentra vehicles made at the plant and push the daily number sent to the US to 720. Currently 100% ...

  • JAC_Runner_HFC_1132_2012

    JAC signs major order to supply Venezuela with trucks


    Chinese vehicle maker Anhui Jianghuai Automobile (JAC) has signed a $274m contract with Venezuela’s Ministry of Transport and national foreign trade company Corpovex S.A. for the supply of more than 10,000 heavy trucks and tractors.More than 5,000 of the trucks will be delivered over the course of the next year, ...

  • duisport_loading_China

    Duisport begins vehicle exports to China by rail


    Trans Eurasia Logistics (TEL), a joint venture between DB Schenker Rail and Russian Railways (RZD), has started rail shipments of vehicles from the inland port of Duisburg in Germany, to Chongqing in China.German carmakers, including BMW, Mercedes-Benz and VW, are participating in the first trial run on what is being ...

  • PM_2014_02_18_Foto1

    DHL handles machinery move to Ghana


    DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) is organising the ocean delivery of construction machinery from German firm GT Günter Papenburg to the Ghanaian Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in Africa. The transport is being handled by DGF’s special projects team – DHL Industrial Projects.The company is overseeing port handling at ...

  • BogdanHQ

    Russia to hit Ukrainian auto industry with import duties


    The Russian government has announced the implementation of customs duties on vehicles made in Ukraine, which, according to local analysts, could bring the two largest manufacturers in the country – ZAZ and Bogdan – to the brink of bankruptcy. Russia authorities have said that to protect its own carmakers it ...

  • fuso-export-indonesia1

    Daimler starts shipping Fuso trucks from India to Indonesia


    Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), both subsidiaries of parent company Daimler, have started shipping Fuso trucks to Indonesia from the DICV plant in Chennai. The company said it wanted to add momentum in a market where Fuso had already become the leading ...

  • Barcelona_TercatAir3

    Vehicle numbers at Spanish ports return to pre-crisis levels


    Automotive traffic at Spanish ports, which has been particularly badly hit by the country's economic difficulties in recent years, is finally beginning to show signs of exceeding previous growth. The ports of Barcelona and Santander have both reported healthy figures for the first five months of 2014.At the Mediterranean port ...

  • Agg Breakbulk and birds on pond

    Georgia ports post record throughput in fiscal '14


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the southern US has recorded processing more than 700,000 vehicles and machinery units in its results for fiscal year 2014 (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014), with the majority handled by the port of Brunswick’s dedicated Colonel’s Island automotive and machinery terminal. Brunswick ...

  • GefcoCarriers

    Gefco extends GK Auto contract for Hyundai distribution in Iraq


    Gefco’s division in Dubai has extended its contract with GK Automotive, which distributes Hyundai vehicles in Iraq, for another three years. The company has been responsible for GK Automotive's logistics operations there since June 2013.Gefco handles the vehicles on import from South Korea on bi-weekly basis at its storage site ...

  • Acumen operating centre

    Acumen moves to larger operating centre in UK


    UK-based transport and logistics provider Acumen Automotive Logistics has leased a new, larger operating centre near Coventry and moved its finished vehicle operations there to accommodate business growth driven by new contracts.According to the company the new site covers more than five hectares compared to the previous site, which covered ...

  • sheernessdocks_large

    VW imports to UK set to increase through Sheerness


    Volkswagen is now benefitting from enhanced ro-ro services at the UK port of Sheerness following a 10-year contract signed with Peel Ports that includes a new 32,000-sq.m pre-delivery inspection facility.PDI services on the newly extended facility, which are now operational, are being handled by vehicle logistics provider GBA Group and ...

  • Neptune_Lines_web

    Neptune Lines appoints directors for operations and finance


    European short sea operator Neptune Lines has made two director appointments. Nikos Paterakis has moved from his role as financial director to operations director, replacing Markos Vassilikos, who left the company earlier this year to pursue other interests.Nikos Gkezepis is moving to the role of finance director, replacing Paterakis.Paterakis has ...


    Norfolk Southern train carrying Ford vehicles derails in Virginia


    [This story was updated on 18 July] A 33-wagon Norfolk Southern train including a consignment of vehicles, including Ford trucks, has derailed in south-western Virginia, US. The incident, which took place on Monday evening (14 July) in the town of Wytheville, resulted in 12 Autorack wagons and two double-stacked containers ...

  • EssoAntwerp

    Esso to produce low sulphur fuel following tests with WWL


    Esso Belgium, an affiliate of petrochemical giant ExxonMobil, has announced it will be converting higher sulphur residual oils into fuel for transport, including for commercial shipping, at its refinery in Antwerp. The move follows tests on a new ultra-low sulphur fuel in conjunction with logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) ...

  • IranKhodro_Runna

    Iran Khodro begins vehicle exports to Russia


    Iran’s largest domestic carmaker, Iran Khodro, has restarted exports of vehicles to Russia and plans to send 10,000 vehicles there by 2015. The first shipment, sent from the carmaker’s plant in Tehran, included the Samand and Runna (left) sedans.“We can manage the balance between our export and import, should we ...