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    Wallenius and Wilhelmsen restructure joint operations

    2016-09-06T13:03:12Z

    Scandinavian finished vehicle and breakbulk shipping lines Wallenius and Wilhelmsen have signed an agreement to establish a new ownership structure for their three jointly owned companies. The ownership of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Eukor Car Carriers and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) will be transferred to a new jointly owned ...

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    DP World explores high-speed propulsion system for freight

    2016-08-22T10:54:33Z

    Port terminal giant DP World has signed an agreement with Hyperloop One to explore the use of its high-speed tube propulsion system for the movement of containers between Jebel Ali Port and a new inland container depot in Dubai. Jebel Ali Port, which is operated by DP World, is the ...

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    Toyota signs deal with MOL for exports from Argentina

    2016-08-17T15:06:29Z

    [Updated August 19th] Toyota has signed a multi-year contract with ocean forwarder Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for the movement of vehicles from Argentina to other west coast ports in South America, as well as those to the north in central American countries. Vehicles produced at Toyota Argentina’s Zarate plant, ...

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports

    2016-08-12T20:16:20Z

    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

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    WWL pays out nearly $100m over price-fixing

    2016-07-19T11:13:47Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has become the fourth car carrier confirmed to have been fined by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) in relation to price-fixing on international ro-ro services between 2000 and 2009, following an investigation that began in 2012. The Norwegian ocean services provider has agreed to plead ...

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    UECC officially launches second dual-fuel LNG car carrier

    2016-07-11T12:47:25Z

    European short-sea operator UECC has officially launched its second dual-fuel car carrier – the TBN Auto Energy . It follows the launch in April of the TBN Auto Eco . Both vessels were officially launched at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China, where they were built. They can carry approximately ...

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    Video interview with Bill Kerrigan, vice-president, logistics, SSA Marine

    2016-07-11T12:16:56Z

    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Bill Kerrigan, vice-president of logistics at SSA Marine Auto, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about trade with Mexico, the growth of short-sea shipping, and new business.

  • Achim Glass - Kuehne and Nagel
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    Video interview with Achim Glass, head, global automotive vertical, Kuehne + Nagel

    2016-07-11T11:52:07Z

    At this year's Automotive Logistics China conference , Achim Glass, head of the global automotive vertical at Kuehne + Nagel, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about the company's plans for expansion, and whether or not the slowdown in China's economy has affected business.

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    Maersk Group appoints Søren Skou as CEO

    2016-06-28T14:55:44Z

    Søren Skou (pictured) has been appointed CEO of AP Møller-Maersk, replacing Nils Andersen, who is leaving Maersk Group. The changes will take place on July 1st. Skou takes on the new role in addition to his existing position as CEO of Maersk Line, a job he took up in 2012. ...

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    Panama canal: Open locks free up trade

    2016-06-24T16:40:23Z

    After nine years of anticipation, the newly expanded Panama Canal is set to open to commercial traffic. Charlie Fiveash considers the implications for vehicle shipping Next week, the Panama Canal is poised to welcome the first commercial customer along its new expanded route. The container ship, COSCO China, was set ...

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    FVL North America conference: Beyond the year of the fat cow

    2016-06-13T23:58:30Z

    All seven annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conferences have taken place during periods of recovery and growth for the industry. At the latest event, many thought sales were at their peak, and warned that OEMs and providers would need to be efficient even as the market changes. Marcus Williams ...

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    FVL North America conference: A mixed picture for vehicle haulage capacity

    2016-06-10T02:11:13Z

    Nissan's Lee Hansen (left) and FCA's Luca Kolcaj (right) suggested that US vehicle logistics capacity was mostly in balance It seems the perennial problem of finding adequate haulaway capacity in the US outbound vehicle sector has been solved, at least for now, if comments from executives at Fiat Chrysler ...

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    Changjiu and Lingang Group will use coastal shipping for BMW-Brilliance in China

    2016-06-09T20:21:24Z

    Changjiu Logistics is partnering with Lingang Modern Logistics to deliver vehicles for BMW-Brilliance Automotive (BBA) from Shenyang, in north-east China, to Shanghai via coastal waterways for further distribution in the important east China region. The two parties signed a partnership agreement this week in the kick-off ceremony held at Shanghai ...

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    Scope of GM-Uzbekistan fraud investigation widens

    2016-06-08T09:30:36Z

    Executives at a number of GM-Uzbekistan’s dealerships are understood to have been arrested recently in connection with an alleged fraud relating to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. The latest arrests follow those of GM-Uzbekistan’s CEO, Tokhirjon Jalilov and nine other GM-Uzbekistan executives last month . The most ...

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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port

    2016-06-08T02:06:33Z

    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model. Amports’ vehicle terminal ...

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    French fuel crisis adds to woes for transport sector

    2016-05-25T16:31:01Z

    [Updated May 27th] Road freight movements in France are being hit this week by a fuel crisis that has almost emptied almost a third of the country’s 12,000 fuelling stations. According to a Reuters report, oil workers at Total have shutdown output at three of its five refineries in ...

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    WWL promotes Gur Prasad Kohli to head new South Asia office

    2016-05-24T12:17:26Z

    Gur Prasad Kohli (left), who has been managing director for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in India for the past five years, is moving to a new role as head of WWL’s new South Asia area office. The office combines the current responsibilities for South-East Asia and India. Kohli replaces the ...

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    MetroGistics promotes Jeremy Cope to VP of operations

    2016-05-19T17:20:09Z

    Automotive logistics services provider MetroGistics has promoted Jeremy Cope from director of logistics operations to vice-president of operations. In his new role, Cope will oversee several aspects of the operations department including assets, the logistics group, dispatching, key accounts, ageing, track and trace, and the quality and assurance team. Cope ...

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    Honda officially opens latest Thai plant

    2016-05-18T12:40:37Z

    Honda has officially opened its new plant at the Rojana Industrial Park in Thailand, following the beginning of Civic assembly there in March this year. The industrial park is in Prachinburi province, where the OEM has invested 17.15 billion bahts ($465m) in a 214,000 sq.m facility that will have an ...