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    Low tide for vehicles in South American ports


    Brazilian and Argentine ports are seeing some choppy waters but the finished car market continues to provide significant volumes. After years of neglect, there are signs that public and private investment are gathering apace.Brazil, which for a decade has been on the mighty march of the BRIC economies, has recently ...

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    Growing pains at China’s top ro-ro ports


    Following fast growth in vehicle flows, China has licensed more ports for import to the country, while terminals have invested in storage and value-added services. However, an uncertain market and port space issues are making disruptive waves for some brands and shipping lines.Despite slower economic growth, China’s car market has ...

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    ​Port praise as 100th vessel calls at Hambantota


    The Sri Lankan port of Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa (MRMRP) in Hambantota has celebrated the arrival of its one hundredth vessel, a year since it started handling vehicle ro-ro traffic. Since early June 2012 the port has handled more than 35,000 vehicle units, including almost 15,000 transshipments and 21,000 imports. ...

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    When the hammer falls – auction car logistics


    Auction houses sell millions of cars around the world both online and at centres, and they need specific and complex logistics solutions to meet their customers' changing needs.Before auction house customers take delivery of their purchases, it is likely that the cars they have bought have moved through a logistics ...

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    ​UECC expands services to connect Europe and the UK to North Africa


    United European Car Carriers (UECC) has incorporated the port of Gioia Tauro in southern Italy with its North to South ro-ro liner service, which will offer transshipment connections from ports in northern Europe to growing automotive markets in North Africa. UECC’s new service will move cars, vans and high-and-heavy cargo ...

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    NYK’s Metis Leader makes first delivery


    NYK Line’s newest vessel Metis Leader had made its maiden voyage from Kawasaki in Japan to the port of Vancouver on the US Pacific coast carrying more than 5,000 Subaru passenger cars.It called at New Westminster port in Canada on route to unload some of the vehicles before delivering more ...

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    ​UECC to reintroduce ro-ro service in Turkey and Russia


    United European Car Carriers (UECC) is to launch a regular ro-ro liner service between major ports in Turkey and Russia starting this September. The service will transport cars and vans, as well as high-and-heavy cargo. It will make weekly calls at the ports of Derince in Turkey and Novorossiysk in ...

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    K Line to launch subsidiary for ro-ro sales


    Japanese shipping company “K” Line has announced the foundation of a subsidiary company, K Line RoRo Services. The new company will handle the sales and marketing of ro-ro cargo and used cars, as well as equipment. The company’s Car Carrier Business Group had previously handled this role, which deals in ...

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    EU auditors call for end to Marco Polo-style subsidy programmes


    The European Court of Auditors has called for an end to future EU transport subsidies that would be similar in design to the European Commission’s ‘Marco Polo’ programmes, which are set to expire this year. But there is still appetite for multimodal funding, albeit in a different form to Marco ...

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    Amports to develop vehicle terminal at port of Tampa


    The Tampa Port Authority has announced the development of a new vehicle terminal at the port of Tampa, Florida in conjunction with Amports, one of the US’s largest auto-processors. The terminal is expected to attract imported vehicles moving by short-sea shipping from Mexico, as well as US-built exports to the ...

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    Liberty Global launches US-Middle East ro-ro service


    US-based multimodal transport and logistics provider, Liberty Global Logistics (LGL), is starting a monthly ro-ro service for used vehicles between the US East Coast and the Middle East, with the first sailing to take place on July 27.The service will run from the port of Providence in Rhode Island, to ...

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    North American vehicle ports - riding the waves


    Import and export growth trends;North American ports survey;Mapping out old and new shipping routes;Growth in the south and Mexico;Infrastructure developments;Future risks and rewards. Significant growth for both vehicle imports and exports continues throughout North American ports. The numbers and trends are in this annual port survey of the regionThe ...

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    Global round up: Bosporus Shuttle, VW opens PDC, CP cuts time cross country, Rolfo updates Ego, Dealer satisfaction survey


    DB Schenker to launch ‘Bosporus Shuttle’ in SeptemberDB Schenker Rail will start a new service between Germany and Turkey in September this year that will eventually offer five pairs of trains per week to enhance its existing service between Western Europe and Turkey. The service supports both finished vehicle ...

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    Executives on the move: Arild Iversen, Chris Connor, Robert Johnson,Hubertus Troska,


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has a new president and CEO following the departure of Arild Iversen, who is moving on to a new role as consultant to WWL and its parent companies Wilhelmsen Lines and Wilhelmsen ASA. Chris Conner, who was most recently deputy CEO and chief commercial officer, took ...

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    Global round up: Porsche supplier problems; Ford increases output; WWL carrier awards; Benchmarking from ICL


    Supply concerns persist at PorscheLuxury carmaker Porsche has resumed production at its Leipzig plant in Germany following an assembly shutdown on the Cayenne SUV line there last Thursday because of supply problems caused by the severe flooding in Europe. Parts being brought by rail from Slovakia via the Czech ...

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    No tools in the box to fix SOx impact says ECG


    The deadline on regulations being brought in by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to control sulphur emissions in European waters comes into effect at the beginning of 2015 and it looks to be bringing with it a crisis for the shortsea shipping industry. Following the European Union’s Clean ...

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    Global round up: DHL adds for Asia-Europe; WWL to build; Airbag triggers BMW recall; Barloworld buy-out; Denso opens in Iowa; Renault Nissan Awards


    DHL adds Asia-Europe servicesDHL Global Forwarding, Freight has added two new routes between Asia and Europe for intermodal shipments, including those for the automotive sector. The first route offers daily rail shipments from Shanghai via the trans-Siberian route in the north and through the border at Malaszewicze in Poland ...

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    Global round up: UECC starts to Broekman; DHL delivers for Faurecia; Nissan buys trailers from Korea; LeanCor in China education;


    UECC delivers vehicles to Broekman terminal in Rotterdam United European Car Carriers (UECC) has started a regular weekly service for vehicle shipments between the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the northern Spanish ports of Pasajes and Santander. The service is also handling high and heavy, breakbulk and ...

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    Toyota plans US export expansion to Eastern Europe and Russia


    Toyota’s decision to start exports from the US to Russia and the Ukraine this spring – the first US export programme to those markets for the carmaker – marks the start of bigger plans for volume movements between the US and Eastern Europe. It also indicates how important exports to ...

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    Korea-EU car carrier freight rate remains steady


    Net freight rates for the transport of high-and-heavy equipment from China to North America have shown a continuing decline through February this year, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.Total rates per cubic metre (cbm) in February were $118, down from $130 recorded in February 2012, with the bunker adjustment (BAF) ...