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    Ship operators meet to discuss Trident Alliance


    Maersk Maritime Technology and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) have hosted a meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, which saw representatives from 12 shipping companies convene to discuss the enforcement of the forthcoming maritime sulphur regulations in Europe and North America.The exploratory discussions were held to work toward the establishment of the Trident ...

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    Sohar to become storage and distribution centre for Toyota Lexus


    Sohar Port and Freezone has signed an agreement with the Saud Bahwan group for the creation of a new, 40-hectare vehicle storage and distribution centre for Toyota Lexus finished vehicles.Sohar Port and the adjacent free zone space is already home to two other automotive distribution companies: Suhail Bahwan Automotive (handling ...

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    UECC boosts traffic through Pasajes with Mercedes contract


    United European Car Carriers (UECC), which has its Spanish base is at the northern port of Pasajes (Pasaia), has reported a notable increase in both the number of finished vehicles and components this year. The terminal's director, Miguel García, believes that this will translate into a slight overall increase compared ...

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    Acumen chooses Scania and Lohr for carrier fleet


    Finished vehicle carrier Acumen Automotive Logistics has released more information about its latest fleet investment designed to support new business from Jaguar Land Rover.The company is investing £3.6m ($6m) in 20 new truck and trailer units to support an extended contract with the carmaker in the UK.Acumen has bought 20 ...

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    Logistics vital to Greek and southern European recovery


    Logistics will play an important role in the recovery of the Greek economy following the recession, said a member of the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks at the ECG spring congress and general assembly, held in Athens.Costantino Baldissara, president of the ECG, spoke of the knock experienced by ...

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    Supply chains: preventing a weak link


    It is more important than ever for both manufacturers and suppliers to have greater resilience in their supply chains so not to fracture the growth in British automotive manufacturing.Increasing volatility and uncertainty in global supply chains can cause traditional supply chain management models to break down. Natural disasters, socio-political unrest, ...

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    Amports sold to private equity firm; Davis returns to CEO role


    North American vehicle ports processor Amports is in the process of being purchased by private equity firm Lincolnshire Management for an unverified sum. Subject to completion it will be the second time that Lincolnshire has owned Amports, having first bought the company from Associated British Ports in 2006 for 107.8m.It ...

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    Ukraine threatens three-month ban on car imports


    Ukraine could ban any import of cars to the country for three months as part of a package of measures designed to stabilise the economy in the country, according to representatives of the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.The bill, entitled ‘Draft resolution on the measures aimed for the stabilisation of ...

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    Anji orders second PCTC as it increases maritime services


    Anji Automotive Logistics has ordered a second pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) from Jinling Shipyard, part of the Sinotrans and CSC group, with delivery due in 2016. The vessel will have capacity for 2,000 car equivalent units and will join a growing fleet as the company meets demand for ...

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    Hambantota has become regional hub for South Asia


    Sri Lanka's Ruhunu Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa port, in Hambantota, is now South Asia's biggest regional transshipment hub for finished vehicles, according to Dr Priyath Wickrama, chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority.In the first quarter of this year alone, the facility handled more than 41,000 transshipped units, which he said was ...

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    Delegates discuss conflict and cost in vehicle shipments


    Outside of sudden weather events, such as hailstorms, less than 30% of damages that occur to finished vehicles between the factory and the dealer are traced back to the true culprit, especially when there is no comprehensive system in place to identify where and when that damage happened. So said ...

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    BMW and Mercedes part ways at Baltimore


    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and BMW North America will end a cooperation agreement whereby Mercedes-Benz has processed BMW imports at its terminal at the port of Baltimore, Maryland. The operations will terminate at the end of May, from which point Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take over processing activities for BMW. ...

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    What’s keeping US outbound executives awake in the middle of the night?


    A severe disruption to rail capacity this year has left thousands of vehicles stranded in North America, leading some carmakers to look more carefully at their road and short-sea shipping options. Executives discussed their long-term plans at this year’s conference in California.The prospect of modal shifts for finished vehicle distribution ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to move terminals in Los Angeles


    Mercedes-Benz will see some big changes to its US port processing and accessory installation operations, as the carmaker is set to change locations in the Los Angeles area. Speaking at the 2014 FVL North America Conference in North America, Rory Anne Hepner, general manager of vehicle distribution and logistics at ...


    Höegh charters PCTCs from Ocean Yield


    Höegh Autoliners is chartering two pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) from ship owner Ocean Yield for an initial eight-year period.The vessels, which were built in 2010, have capacity for 4,900 car units each and will be delivered in the second quarter of this year.Ocean Yield has paid a total ...

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    Waiting to ride the Chinese waves


    Domestic ro-ro shipping on China’s east coast and along the Yangtze River has seen solid growth, but is still treading water relative to the overall market. Transporting vehicles by water for the Chinese domestic market would appear to make a great deal of sense. Around 95% of Chinese production of ...

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    BLG reports a tough 2013 but increases vehicle handling


    BLG Logistics has reported an increase in the handling of finished vehicles thanks to Asian and US exports but its operating results have been hit by poor economic conditions in Europe and a drop in high and heavy, and offshore logistics.The German company handled 7.5m vehicles in 2013, around 100,000 ...

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    BNSF expands vehicle-handling facility at Portland


    North American Class 1 rail provider BNSF is expanding its 11-hectare North Rivergate Vehicle Facility at the port of Portland in Oregon, in response to an increase in the number of vehicles handled there. The company has bought an additional two hectares from the port of Portland for $1.35m to ...

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    Honda to import Fit volumes to US through Brunswick


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has confirmed that Honda will move volumes of its 2015 model year Fit, produced in Mexico, through the port of Brunswick for distribution to the US market. International Auto Processing (IAP) will handle the cars upon arrival.While Brunswick has been exporting US-made Honda vehicles for some ...

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    Nissan begins assembly in Nigeria under auto development plan


    Nissan has become the first major carmaker to assemble passenger vehicles in Nigeria, following the start of production at the joint venture plant the Renault-Nissan Alliance has with West African conglomerate Stallion Group, in the capital Lagos.The first vehicle off the assembly line was a Nissan Patrol. The carmaker also ...