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    Украина предупреждает МMO o вопросах безопасности в Крыму


    Министерство инфраструктуры Украины объявило, что далее не может контролировать порты Крымского полуострова, и что ситуация связана с высоким риском, поэтому Министерство в настоящее время пытается закрыть компании, занимавшиеся управлением деятельностью в портах.Правительство Украины сообщило об этом Международной Морской организации (IMO) в мае. В письме, направленном Посольством Украины в Лондоне, Великобритания, ...

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    Deadlock in the Russian vehicle transport sector


    The current stagnation in the Russian car market and the consequent drop in rates has led to more finished vehicle transport companies going out of business than in 2009 when the global economic downturn hit. The result is a loss of capacity, an instability in lead times for the carmakers ...

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    Ford works with rail providers for Transit shipments


    Ford has developed a rail car with some of North America’s leading rail providers for delivery of its new full-size Transit van in region. The rail cars have an elevated lower deck able to accommodate the van, which measures almost 2.8m in height and is therefore too tall to fit ...

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    MFTBC to export truck range from India


    Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) has launched a new range of five light-medium and medium-heavy trucks for the Asian and African markets from its production facility in India. The FA/FI and FJ trucks, which are already sold in the Bangladesh republic, will be exported and sold through MFTBC’s ...

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    India looks at short sea for domestic car movements


    India's Shipping Ministry has revealed that it is preparing a feasibility study into the movement of locally built finished vehicles by sea for sale in the domestic market. The move would entail linking the ports near to Chennai, in the southeast of the country with those around Gujurat, including the ...

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    Vigo port boosts throughput for PSA and Toyota


    [This story has been updated on 26 June 2014] The port of Vigo in north-west Spain is consolidating its position as a leading transhipment hub for finished vehicles in the region. In early June, the specialist ro-ro terminal in Bouzas handled five car carriers in one week, generating traffic of ...

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    K Line adds to latest generation car carrier fleet


    Ocean carrier K Line has ordered two new car carrier vessels, each with a capacity for 7,500 units. The latest order, which will be delivered in 2017, follows its recent contract for eight vessels, which will be delivered between 2015 and 2016. The two new orders are being built by ...

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    NYK adds services from Jaxport to Far East


    From this month NYK Line is expanding its ro-ro service to and from the US East Coast port of Jacksonville (Jaxport), increasing sailings to the Middle East to three per month and offering wider connections to Asia.The newly expanded service now offers connections to Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Hong ...

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    Logistics providers recognised with Glovis awards


    Hyundai Glovis, which provides services for Kia and Hyundai, has recognised its finished vehicle transport providers in North America for services with this year’s Club Elite awards. Glovis said it based the selection on results in transit performance, damage prevention and customer services.Amongst those companies recognised were car haulier Proficient ...

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    Russia could ban state purchases of imported cars


    Russia has said it will ban all state agencies from purchasing imported vehicles unless they are produced locally from complete knockdown (CKD) kits with a localisation level of at least 50%. The move, announced by Denis Manturov, industry and trade minister, is aimed at further stimulating foreign carmakers to increase ...

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    Volvo plans to export vehicles from China


    Volvo has said it is looking into the export of vehicles from its plants in China in conjunction with its local partner Zhejiang Geely Holding.According to a report published this week by Reuters the company is planning to export volumes from China next year to the US and Russian markets, ...

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    As UK exports rise, premium makers look at dedicated services


    Figures released at this week’s International Automotive Summit held by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show that total UK passenger vehicle export values amounted to £24.8 billion ($41.6 billion) last year, double what they were in 2004 as the industry moved further towards building premium vehicles. For some ...

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    US trucking industry welcomes move to suspend driver regulation


    The US trucking industry has welcomed the first step in the suspension of an hours-of-service (HoS) regulation that limited the maximum average working week for truck drivers to 70 hours and stipulated a restart rule of at least two nights of rest between the hours of 1am and 5am. A ...


    The sea change yet to hit shore in North America


    Growing production in Mexico and the US, along with rail wagon shortages, could disrupt the regional port network and its services. However, with new plants only just launching in Mexico, the future patterns aren't yet clear. The continuing trend of nearshoring in North America’s automotive sector is poised to have ...

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    Logistics providers awarded at WWL VSA Carrier Conference


    WWL Vehicle Services Americas, which provides vehicle processing and logistics services to the North American market, has awarded top performing suppliers at its annual Carrier Conference, held in Tennessee. The awards were held on behalf of Nissan North America.As well as representatives from WWL and Nissan North America’s logistics and ...

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    First post-Panamax car carrier delivered to NYK


    NYK has taken delivery of it first post-Panamax car carrier – Aries Leader – which has capacity for 7,000 units and a gross tonnage of almost 70,000 tons. The vessel was built by Shin Kurushima Dockyard at its Onishi Shipyard in Ehime prefecture and is the very first post-Panamax car ...

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    Big movements needed at Turkish ports


    Turkey’s volatile vehicle trade has seen export growth, but not all of its ro-ro ports have kept up with the services and capacity that manufacturers require to handle the volume effectively.Turkey is a sizeable albeit volatile hub for vehicle trade, with exports a particular strength. Last year, Turkish-based manufacturers exported ...

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    The backlash over Ukraine stifles vehicles flows


    *This story has been updated from an earlier versionFalling currencies, blocked supplies into Crimea and Sevastopol, confusion over new border and customs, and uncertain taxes are making the situation for production and distribution volatile across Russia and Ukraine.It has been a tumultuous year in Ukraine and Russia following widespread protests ...

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    Salvage operation to begin on Baltic Ace


    Almost a year and half since the sinking of the car carrier Baltic Ace, Dutch salvage operators Boskalis and Mammoet Salvage have started an operation to raise the vessel.The Baltic Ace, managed by Stamco Ship Management and chartered by UECC, was on route between the port of Zeebrugge in Belgium ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels.The ...