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    Top GM-Uzbekistan execs arrested over fraud allegations

    2016-05-10T15:10:02Z

    Tokhirjon Jalilov, the chief executive officer of GM-Uzbekistan, has been arrested along with nine other executives at the joint venture company, after an investigation by Uzbekistan’s General Prosecutor’s Office (GPO) alleging fraud in relation to the export of vehicles to Russia via Kazakhstan. National security services made the arrests on ...

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    Adampol supports classic car moves for the Tour Amical

    2016-05-09T14:41:54Z

    Polish car transporter, Adampol, has been involved in the transport of more than 250 classic cars for the Venice-Milan-Monte Carlo rally, otherwise known as the Tour Amical. The vehicles were moved from Antwerp’s two-day classic car event (ACCE), which ran between April 30th and May 1st . The ACCE is ...

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    Aston Barclay invests £700k in car transporters

    2016-05-06T17:04:00Z

    UK-based vehicle remarketing specialist Aston Barclay has just renewed its car carrier fleet with the acquisition of six vehicle transporters. The fleet, which represents an investment of £700,000, is made up of six Scania P410 trucks and a corresponding number of custom-built Pegasus trailers from equipment maker Rolfo. Each trailer ...

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    Car business a bright spot for NYK; oversupply and low rates cloud results

    2016-05-04T16:10:50Z

    The steady growth in ultra-large container ships and stagnating demand for ocean freight shipments to Europe have combined with historically low spot freight rates in the dry bulk sector to severely hit profits at Japan’s NYK Group, according to the latest financial report. However, healthy finished vehicle volumes between North ...

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    India confirms new maximum length for finished vehicle transporters

    2016-04-27T11:32:35Z

    The Indian government has confirmed that a new national 18.75 metre maximum length limit will be applied to trucks carrying finished vehicles from April 1st next year. From that date, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has finally decreed, no automotive manufacturers will be allowed to load finished vehicles ...

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    UECC launches first dual-fuel car carrier

    2016-04-26T15:27:08Z

    European short-sea operator UECC has formerly launched the first of its two dual-fuel car carriers at a ceremony held at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China. The TBN Auto Eco will be delivered to UECC in September this year following trials at sea to test the vessel’s operation on ...

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    Australia’s biggest automotive terminal opens in Melbourne

    2016-04-11T16:55:18Z

    Phase one of Australia’s largest ro-ro and automotive terminal has just opened at Webb Dock West, Melbourne. The Melbourne international ro-ro and automotive terminal (MIRRAT) has been under construction for the last 18 months and includes a new 185,000 sq.m facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal. ...

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    Miquel Tarragona takes on lead role at Setram

    2016-04-06T15:25:23Z

    Miquel Tarragona has become the new general manager of Setram, the Spanish logistics provider and terminal operator. He replaces Manuel Hereza, who has retired from the company. Tarragona joined Setram in 1992 and has worked in a number of roles including technical and purchasing manager. Since 2013 he has held ...

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    Belgian truck drivers protest against new HGV road toll

    2016-04-06T14:51:04Z

    Striking truck drivers in Belgium are blockading key transport routes in the south of the country in protest against the introduction of a new toll for heavy goods vehicles that some transport companies have said could add an estimated 8% to their operating costs. The toll, which came in at ...

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    UK commercial vehicle exports up a third

    2016-04-06T12:24:39Z

    British-built commercial vehicle (CV) exports were up by more than a third in 2015, with around nine in ten destined for EU countries, figures by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) shows. Of the 94,479 CVs manufactured in Britain in 2015, 47,052 were exported, a rise of 34.7% ...

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    Alastair Welch takes over as director of ABP Southampton

    2016-04-06T10:51:53Z

    Alastair Welch (pictured) has been appointed the new director of Southampton port in the UK, managed by Associated British Ports (ABP). He replaces Nick Ridehalgh. Welch, who begins work on Monday (April 9th) was most recently managing director of London Southend Airport and also runs AV8 Advisory, a consultancy providing ...

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    WWL invests in expansion at Brunswick port

    2016-04-06T10:33:37Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is adding 8 hectares of newly developed land to its vehicle services operations (WWL Atlantic Vehicle Processors) at the US port of Brunswick. Once completed, the company’s footprint at the port will cover 36.5 hectares on the Colonel’s Island ro-ro terminal. A spokesperson for WWL said ...

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    Russia and Vietnam reach agreement on duty-free exports

    2016-04-06T10:07:16Z

    Russia’s industry and trade minister Denis Manturov (right) and his counterpart in Vietnam, Vu Huy Hoang, have signed an agreement for the establishment of several assembly lines in Vietnam that will make Russian cars from imported vehicle kits and spare parts. The agreement also involves duty-free supply of cars under ...

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    Indonesia needs reform to compete with Thailand

    2016-04-05T14:08:18Z

    Indonesia must overhaul a number of regulations including its sales tax regime to stimulate domestic vehicle manufacturing and allow it to challenge Thailand as the preferred choice for OEMs operating in the ASEAN region, the Association of Indonesian Automotive Manufacturers (Gaikindo), has warned. Yohannes Nangoi, new head of Gaikindo, said ...

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    Koopman Logistics teams up with VWE on Dutch imports

    2016-04-05T13:55:46Z

    VWE's Michel Corveleijn (left) with Lou Jedeloo at the Koopman Car Terminal in Amsterdam Koopman Logistics Group has formed a joint venture with fellow Dutch company VWE to handle the import of vehicles to The Netherlands. The joint venture, Auto Import Solutions, is providing vehicle handling and storage for ...

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    BAIC sends trial consignment via port of Lázaro Cárdenas

    2016-04-05T13:49:11Z

    Chinese carmaker BAIC has made use of the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas for the first time to import its D20 model cars into the country. A modest 163 units were dispatched from Beijing to dealers in Mexico city via the port in a successful trial last month. The operation ...

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    All change for Aussie rules

    2016-04-05T08:00:27Z

    After manufacturing comes to a close next year, will the finished vehicle logistics industry in Oz come good – or cark it? The end of car assembly in Australia is imminent and with it, comes a change to the face of the industry. This year, Ford is set to shut ...

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    Volkswagen India boosts output at Pune plant to meet rising demand

    2016-03-30T16:37:59Z

    [Updated April 1st] Rising demand from export markets and anticipated domestic appetite for the forthcoming Ameo model are behind Volkswagen India’s plans to add a third shift to its plant in Chakan, near Pune (pictured). The move will produce 800 new jobs there. “In 2016, we are expecting growth ...

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    Quotas damaging finished vehicle market in Ecuador

    2016-03-30T15:13:44Z

    Gloria Navas, president of the AEADE, says that Ecuador's vehicle import quotas for the first quarter have been met a month early Both the Ecuadorian Association of Motor Companies (AEADE) and the Ecuadorian Automotive Association (AEA) have written to Ecuador’s overseas commerce minister to request the country’s quota for ...

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    Cochin port contemplates coastal ro-ro service

    2016-03-30T15:02:02Z

    Cochin Port Trust, on the southwest coast of India in the state of Kerala, is considering establishing a number of coastal short-sea routes for car movements, in line with a new policy being promoted by the Indian Ministry of Shipping. As reported in February, the ministry has relaxed cabotage regulations ...