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    ​Felixstowe expands container handling facility


    In a move that could have repercussions for the UK’s automotive suppliers, hauliers, and manufacturers, the port of Felixstowe, the UK’s biggest container port, has received consent to extend its newest container hold facility. Berths 8 and 9 will be expanded by 190 metres to increase the port’s ability to ...

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    Riki Howard moves to Jack Cooper


    Riki Howard has moved from his role as senior vice president of Land Based Operations for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to take up a new role as chief operating officer (COO) at the logistics division of North American vehicle carrier Jack Cooper Transport.Howard's responsibilities cover Jack Cooper's growing portfolio of ...

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    WWL backs up business growth in Spain


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has opened a branch office in Barcelona to support the development of its business in the Iberian region. It will be headed by Ramon Oliete, formerly head of WWL’s agency in Barcelona – Agencia Maritima Espanola Evge – which has been operating there since 1987. The ...

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    Toyota begins Highlander exports from US to global markets


    Toyota has begun exporting Highlander SUVs from the US to Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan – the first time the model has been exported from North America to those markets. Previously exports of the Highlander to those markets were supplied from Japan. The vehicles are manufactured at the ...

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    NYK not afraid to go local for logistics


    NYK Auto Logistics is that rarest of things: a finished vehicle logistics provider with a strategy scope and asset base that stretches into many different countries, including difficult emerging markets. But can it combine its myriad services effectively? An NYK ro-ro terminal in Shanghai With the exception of ro-ro ...

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    RZD building vehicle terminal and logistics centre at Doskino


    Russian Railways (RZD) is building a logistics complex in Nizhny Novgorod that will include a car terminal for use by its transport and logistics subsidiary Gefco. Completion of the terminal and logistics centre, which is being built by RZD’s construction subsidiary RZDstroy, is expected by August this year. Sited at ...

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    BNSF commits $5bn to network upgrades


    North American rail provider BNSF is planning to invest $5 billion in its network and services in 2014, around $1 billion more than last year’s spend. As part of its capital commitment programme for the year the company is spending $2.3 billion on core network and related assets and $1.6 ...

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    Are Russian import tariffs going back to the USSR?


    UPDATE: Since publication, there have been further developments, including the decision by the Ukrainian government to increase excise duties. Read more here . Despite joining the WTO or promoting trade, Russia and its neighbours retain a highly complex set of import tariffs and barriers. But could political tension and economic ...

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    Toyota will end production in Australia


    Toyota has announced it will stop building cars in Australia in 2017 and restrict its business to the national sales and distribution of imported models. It will mean the end of Camry, Camry Hybrid and Aurion production at the Altona plant near Melbourne, as well as the manufacturing of four ...

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    ICO wins deal with Nissan for volumes through Zeebrugge


    Nissan has signed a deal with NYK’s ro-ro stevedoring subsidiary, International Car Operators (ICO), that will see an additional 95,000 vehicles being processed through the port of Zeebrugge. Shipments started at the beginning of February. The volumes were previously processed through the French port of Le Havre. The vehicles will ...

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    ​WWL in final bidding for Melbourne port development


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is in the last stages of a bid to lease at the largest vehicle terminal in Australia. The logistics provider is one of two remaining bidders left in the race for the lease of the Webb Dock West automotive terminal at the port of Melbourne. It follows ...

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    ​WWL to benefit from post-Panamax new builds


    Wallenius Lines has bought two post-Panamax ro-ro vessels that will be built at the Tianjin Xingnang in China and operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) for vehicle shipments. The vessels, which will each be able to transport 8,000 cars, were ordered in June of last year and will be ...

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    Toyota and Daihatsu export compact Agya to Philippines


    Toyota and Daihatsu have started exports of a compact car based on the Toyota Agya from Indonesia to the Philippines. The Agya, which was developed and produced by Daihatsu, has been sold in Indonesia as the Agya (Toyota brand) and the Ayla (Daihatsu brand) since September last year. The vehicle ...

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    United Road appoints Anderson to new COO role


    North American vehicle hauler, United Road Services, has appointed Mark Anderson as its chief operating officer (COO) with immediate effect.The COO role is newly-created at United Road and Anderson will be responsible for the company’s daily operations. It is now the second largest car-hauler in North America, following its takeover ...

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    NYK and Puninar Jaya merge business in Indonesia


    Global transport and logistics provider NYK is merging its activity in Indonesia with local provider PT Puninar Jaya. The alliance, called NYK Puninar Auto Logistics Indonesia (NPALI), will provide services including transport, storage, pre-delivery inspection and customs clearance for imports and exports of finished vehicles to the country. It will ...

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    GM-AvtoVaz to boost Niva exports from Russia


    General Motors will increase the export of vehicles from its joint venture with Russian carmaker AvtoVaz by 25% in 2014, according to the management of the company. Annual volumes of the Chevrolet Niva, made at the Togliatti plant, for delivery to foreign markets will now be increased to 5,000 units, ...

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    Logent starts vehicle distribution for Ford


    Swedish logistics provider Logent has taken on the distribution of Ford vehicles in the country. The group’s subsidiary, Logent Automotive Logistics, is now moving vehicles from ports in Gothenburg, Malmö, Wallhamn and Södertälje to dealerships around Sweden. The company is using both rail and road, and employing dedicated terminals at ...

  • ZaratePort

    Argentina plans to restrict vehicle imports in 2014


    Carmakers exporting vehicles to Argentina are facing restrictions on the number of vehicles they can send to the country in the early part of 2014. The Argentine government is looking to cut imports by 27.5% based on volumes in 2013 because of a perceived imbalance in automotive trade. During the ...

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    GTE Logistics delivers quarry trucks to Russia


    Russia’s high and heavy transport provider, GTE Logistics, has delivered four Perlini Equipment quarry trucks from Italy to Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East region. It is the first time that quarry trucks by made by Perlini have been delivered to the market in Russia. The trucks, which weighed 35 tonnes ...

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    Global car making will be based on a risk-benefit model


    Emerging markets are expected to account for 50% of global vehicle production by 2020 and, to remain competitive and reduce risk in the face of stiffening international legislation, carmakers are looking at co-location and the sourcing of components closer to the final consumerStiffening legislation, increased competition and a focus on ...