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    VW reveals efforts to cut emissions in logistics


    A big part of Volkswagen’s ambitious target to reduce emissions by 25% across its business by 2018 will come from its logistics strategy, the carmaker’s head of outbound logistics has revealed. But VW does not anticipate moving volumes from ocean to road when sulphur emissions restrictions come in for much ...

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    ECG survey reveals positive trends for vehicle carrier sector


    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) reports positive trends amongst its members, following the results of its latest quarterly Confidence and Cost Trend Survey. While the full details of the report are reserved for ECG members, the association said the results show that almost 70% of its members plan ...

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    GM could increase exports to Australia


    General Motors has confirmed it is considering increasing exports of finished vehicles built in South Korea to Australia. The carmaker has said that potential exports would help boost production declines, following Chevrolet’s decision to pull the brand off the European market but a spokesperson for GM Korea said the company ...

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    Jaguar Land Rover signs first contract with NYK for US exports


    NYK Group’s European division has secured a contract with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to transport vehicles from the port of Southampton in the UK to the US West Coast port of Hueneme. It is the first time JLR have used NYK for ocean services. Shipments began earlier this year in ...

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    A transformation loaded with ambition at Volvo


    The decision to bring logistics purchasing and operations in-house has resulted in dramatic changes in Volvo Car Group’s inbound and outbound supply chain.Four years after China’s Geely Cars bought Volvo Cars from Ford, the Swedish carmaker is undergoing the most significant ever change to its manufacturing and sales footprint. Since ...

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    BLG uses rail to deliver Skoda vehicles to Derince port in Turkey


    German logistics and transport operator BLG has made two rail shipments of vehicles to the Turkish port of Derince. The company said it is the first time rail shipments of vehicles have been made to the port from Europe, having been loaded at Skoda’s Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech ...

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    CDN working with Chrysler and Fenkell on damage management


    Car Delivery Network (CDN), which provides real-time electronic information on outbound vehicle movements, has signed an agreement with vehicle damage and claims company Fenkell Automotive Systems to combine their services and provide full transparency on potential vehicle damage sustained during dealership deliveries. The move comes ahead of a mandate from ...

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    Car supplies to Crimea disrupted by crisis


    Transport difficulties in the Crimean peninsula have partially disrupted car imports to Ukraine through the region’s ports, resulting in a suspension of sales for a number of car brands there according to local dealers. A number of shipments have been redirected through the mainland Ukrainian ports of Nikolaev, Odessa and ...

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    UECC invests in dual fuel LNG car carriers


    European short-sea operator UECC has ordered two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to add to its 23-vessel fleet that are capable of being powered by both liquefied natural gas (LNG) along with heavy fuel or marine gas oil. The contract for the dual fuel new builds has been signed ...

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    Gefco provides value-added services for Citroën


    This article has been amended since publication to include comment from Gefco's Paris representatives. Gefco is providing value-added vehicle services for Citroën Berlingo vehicles at its logistics facility in Setübal, Portugal. The services include installation of an interior partition and modification of the opening angle of the doors. In all ...

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    Auto industry pensive about Russian standoff in Ukraine


    There has been no let up in the political tension in the Crimea peninsula of southern Ukraine this week where thousands of Russian troops have occupied strategic locations, including the port of Sevastopol. Reports indicate that feeder and short sea operators are being hindered in their passage and navigation of ...

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    Mexico vehicle exports dip in January


    The Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA) has released figures that show finished vehicle exports in January declined by 0.4% to 177,928 units, compared to January 2013. The organisation's president, Eduardo Solís, noted that the decrease was due to a fall in the US market brought about by the current harsh ...

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    Giving investors safe harbour in Brazil


    Brazil has passed legislation to loosen terminal concession rules and encourage more private investment. However, it looks unlikely to be plain sailing ahead Brazil is widely viewed as having insufficient port capacity, with bottlenecks often constraining imports and exports. The country’s major port of Santos, in São Paulo state, faces ...

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    ​Honda opens Celaya plant in Mexico


    This article has been amended since publication on 26th February to include additional comment from Dennis Manns, Honda’s vice president of logistics and sales planning . Honda unveiled the latest development in its expansion projects for Mexico last Friday (February 21st) with the opening of its new $800m plant in ...

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    Tacoma sees spike in vehicle imports


    Vehicle imports through the US port of Tacoma in Washington state increased 63% in January thanks, in part, to a year-end inventory push by Korean carmakers. A total of 15,203 vehicles were imported through the port for the month, compared to around 9,335 in January 2013. Total automotive imports in ...

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    Volvo and Eicher expand beyond India


    Volvo Group’s equal joint venture in India with Eicher Motors – VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) – has announced that it is targeting 15% of total sales to come from exports within the next five years.The Volvo distribution network in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia will be used to ...

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    Ro-ro lines “living in denial since 2008”


    With ten months to go before new environmental restrictions come into effect in the Baltic and North seas, and the English Channel, many ro-ro carriers are still deliberating what method they are going to adopt to operate in the 0.1% sulphur emission control areas (SECAs). Most are choosing between three ...

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    Sulphur limits: cleaning up shipping or going overboard?


    With new limits on sulphur emissions coming into force for much of northern Europe and North America next year, shipping operators are trying to comply in ways as sustainable for costs as for the environment.Come January 1st 2015, parts of the shipping world will not be the same again. On ...

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    WWL begins extended service from Santander


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has introduced a new service for vehicle and special cargo shipments from Santander, Spain calling at South Africa and onto Australia. The service will operate twice a month and call at ports including Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban in South Africa, and Fremantle, Melbourne, Port ...