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    Better times ahead for European vehicle logistics sector


    With vehicle sales across the EU finally heading in the right direction, carmakers and providers cited the need for increased efficiency, cost reduction, and understanding government regulations as key to success in 2013 and beyond. The European finished vehicle logistics sector will get some much-needed relief as the automotive market ...

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    ​Ford opens first Myanmar dealership


    Ford Motor Company celebrated the official opening of its first Ford dealership in Yangon, Myanmar last week. Located in the country’s commercial business centre, the new facility firmly places a Ford platform in the ever-expanding Asean region. Ford vehicles sold in Myanmar will be imported from Ford’s global production facilities ...


    ECG joins forces with AIAG


    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG), which represents the interests of the finished vehicle carriers in Europe, has formed a strategic partnership with the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) in North America. According to ECG, the partnership has been set up to find common solutions for the issues facing ...

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    Global launches and economic absurdity


    While any economic risks remain, carmakers are entering a phase of aggressive product launch and expansion. This is especially true at Daimler, which has set its targets on Audi and BMW’s luxury crown by 2020 with a slew of new models, plants and product refreshes. What’s significant about this plan ...

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    Caterpillar moves the earth for better distribution


    The volumes and logistics capabilities of the world’s largest maker of earth-moving machinery are intertwined with global growth and government investment in its US-baseMoving high-and-heavy equipment, such as construction machinery, is a tricky and costly logistics task. Many products are outsized, requiring dedicated facilities and special permits to travel on ...

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    Acceleration in North Africa


    Despite parts of the region striving for greater stability, North Africa presents significant opportunities for development throughout the automotive sectorFor some carmakers, especially in Europe, North Africa represents the next great frontier. In 2012, Algeria sold 450,000 new vehicles; Egypt 288,000 units; Morocco 126,000; and Tunisia 54,000. Outside of Egypt, ...

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    ​Malaysia’s Straits Auto Logistics expands ro-ro fleet


    Malaysian shipping service provider, Straits Auto Logistics, has invested $20m in a ro-ro vessel capable of carrying more than 5,300 vehicles. The company, which is a joint venture between Japan’s NYK Group and local Malaysian companies, now has a fleet of six ro-ro carriers, and its executives see further growth ...

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    Ocean Exchange awards prizes for marine innovations


    The Ocean Exchange, an advocate group for shipping and logistics innovation, has announced the two winners of its Ocean Exchange 2013 awards. Each award includes a $100,000 prize from worldwide sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL). The winners are ECOsubsea and WITT. The prize is given to innovations ...

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    Daimler's premium ambition


    Egon Christ (left), senior manager for worldwide vehicle transportation and logistics at Daimler, reveals how the OEM plans to get the best from its logistics providers as it ramps up global productionIn this story...Global premium takeoverLogistics as a commodityPlanning and purchasingSmoothing distributionHub-and-spoke successTracking performanceNew ideas for NAFTAStandards in ChinaAlready the ...

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    Growth and other good problems to have in North American supply chains


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    Chevy Stingrays arrive at US dealers


    GM’s Chevrolet division has begun delivering the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe to dealers in the US from its Bowling Green assembly plant in Kentucky.The carmaker is using vehicle haulier Jack Cooper Transport to deliver the vehicles, which are being shipped by road to dealers across the country via Nashville where ...

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    ​Chrysler slows assembly to avoid logistics strain


    Chrysler has said that it will temporarily suspend the second shift at its Toledo North assembly plant, which is making the Jeep Cherokee, to avoid putting “additional strain” on its logistics providers tasked with delivering the vehicles upon release.Chrysler has been making the Cherokee, which is replacing the Jeep Liberty, ...

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    Pasha announces major US ro-ro developments


    Pasha Automotive Services (PAS), a division of US-based logistics and transport provider, The Pasha Group, is developing a multipurpose ro-ro terminal with Port Manatee, which is sited at the entrance to Tampa Bay in Florida. It is the closest port in the Gulf to Mexico, according to the company, which ...

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    Adampol is prepared for Russian road tolls


    Russia's Ministry of Transport is planning to introduce 3,000km of toll roads by the end of 2016 to generate revenue for wide-ranging improvements to the country's road network, but existing weight and route restrictions are posing problems for those transporting finished vehicles, something of which Polish carrier Adampol and its ...

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    £26m auto terminal opens in Grimsby


    Last week saw the official opening of the Grimsby River Terminal, which will provide ro-ro services to a large number of OEMs and is already being touted as the most significant economic boost for Grimsby in over 100 years. GBA, which provides end-to-end finished vehicle logistics solutions, worked together with ...

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    Rolf SCS and Deloports open terminal at Novorossiysk


    The Russian port Novorossiysk, currently one the country's most important ports on the Black Sea, has inaugurated a new ro-ro terminal dedicated to the handling of finished vehicles.Called South Gate Novo, the terminal is a joint venture between the Delo Group of Companies and Rolf SCS, the finished vehicle joint ...

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    ​Höegh charters PCTCs to increase fleet


    Industrial shipping company Ocean Yield has signed a shipbuilding contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to deliver two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to Höegh Autoliners. The vessels will each have capacity to carry 8,500 passenger cars, the greatest capacity in the company’s global fleet, and are built on a ...

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    ​Autolink expands services at Malmö


    Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has added 45,000 square metres of new terminal space for vehicle handling at Frihamnen in Malmö, Sweden. The area has been added to accommodate traffic handled by finished vehicle distribution company Autolink, which needs capacity to meet growing demand according to the port. The company has ...

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    Logistics could block or unlock South African export growth


    With a stellar set of global carmakers in the country, favourable government policy, a competitive currency and growing markets at its doorstep, South Africa seems set to be a manufacturing and export powerhouse. Logistics could be the link that either makes or breaks the market’s potential.The contradictions inherent in the ...

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    Finding the missing link in car-handling terminals


    Terminal operators have been expanding their services in global markets with varying degrees of success. But in both the east and west, providers are using IT systems and new technology to improve planning and visibility.Vehicle-handling terminals are essential to the smooth and efficient flow at ports of imported or exported ...