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    WWL now moving Toyotas from Japan to US east coast


    Toyota has chosen Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) to move its passenger vehicles to North America from Japan on new direct service. The latest contract is in addition to the finished vehicle ocean and land-based services that WWL provides for the carmaker between Japan and Europe.WWL also provides services for Toyota ...

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    CLdN boosts ro-ro fleet and invests in terminals


    European short-sea ro-ro company, CLdN RoRo, is adding 12 new vessels to its fleet as part of an expansion programme it says will allow it to broaden the range of services on offer while increasing capacity on existing routes.CLdN, currently operates 24 ro-ro vessels and offers more than 100 sailings ...

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    GM to halt production in Argentina in face of low demand in Brazil


    General Motors has confirmed it will stop production at its plant in Argentina for four days this month because of low demand from Brazil, which is GM Argentina’s biggest export market, and the biggest vehicle export market for the country as a whole.GM makes the Chevrolet Classic model for export ...

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    Ro-ro operations launch at Pipavav port


    NYK Auto Logistics (India), a subsidiary of the NYK Group, and APM Terminals Pipavav, have announced the commencement of ro-ro operations at Pipavav Port, India. The first shipment of vehicles from the port of Pipavav’s newly-opened ro-ro terminal have been loaded onto NYK’s ‘Grand Dahlia’ vessel this week.The pure car ...

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    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK


    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, Newcastle, ...

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    Port of Vancouver USA opens ‘the Trench’; Subaru to benefit


    The US port of Vancouver in Washington State has officially opened a $30m rail project designed to improve the flow of goods by train to and from regional locations along the West Coast and between Portland, Oregon, and Chicago, Illinois.Known as ‘the Trench’, the development, which began in 2012, aims ...

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    Mahindra Logistics focuses reorganisation on lucrative business sectors


    Mahindra Group’s third party logistics provider – Mahindra Logistics – is concentrating its focus on a number of specific sectors as part of a major overhaul in its organisation designed to increase revenue.The company is restructuring operations under four new markets: automotive and engineering, automotive outbound, consumer and pharmaceuticals, and ...

  • IENA15 session 3

    OEMs could share single system for import and export logistics


    Carmakers already share numerous resources: they use the same ships, the same port terminals, the same infrastructure and logistics providers. However, should they be sharing more? Speakers at this year’s Import Export North America conference in Baltimore raised the idea that carmakers could put considerable amounts of data – from ...

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    Panel discussion: working out the efficiency equation


    This year’s Import Export North American conference covered a lot of territory, from managing changes in export and import patterns, new flows from Mexico, capacity limits and increasing safety and quality holds. To close the conference, a panel of vehicle logistics executives from Ford, BMW, Nissan and Honda discussed their ...

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    UECC marks start of LNG vessel build with steel cutting ceremony


    Following the announcement in March last year that UECC was investing in two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) capable of being powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the company has held a formal steel cutting ceremony for the first of the two vessels at the NACKS shipyard in Nantong, ...

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    Tony Dent takes up new automotive role at port of Bristol


    The Bristol Port Company in the UK has appointed Tony Dent to the newly created role of director - automotive trade. Dent moves from his role at the company as car trade manager. He has been overseeing car operations there for 12 years and prior to that worked in forest ...

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    DNB reports positive outlook for car carrier sector


    Norwegian investment bank, DNB Markets, has reported a brighter outlook for the maritime car carrier sector as a result of slower fleet growth and rising demand, factors it said that have led to better vessel utilisation.In a report seen by analyst firm IHS Maritime, DNB stated that the market for ...

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    Honda lands first HR-V volume from Mexico in the UK


    Following the news that Honda had exported its first consignment of HR-V vehicles from Mexico destined for the UK market the carmaker confirmed this week that the vehicles have now landed in the UK through the port of Bristol.The vehicles were made at Honda’s Celaya plant in Mexico and exported ...


    Kamarajar now leading automotive port on India's east coast


    Competition to handle export vehicles from India's east coast is hotting up with the announcement that Kamarajar port (formerly Ennore port) has edged head of the port of Chennai to become the most important new vehicles handling facility. The news follows the announcement last month that L&T Ports, which operates ...

  • New Inland Terminal to Open in 2018 and Service North Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

    GPA and CSX port at Chatsworth will have direct rail link to Savannah


    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and North American rail provider CSX have signed an agreement with local government bodies in the US state to set up an inland port at Chatsworth in Murray County. The Appalachian Regional Port will have direct rail links to Georgia’s port of Savannah and will support ...

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    Ro-ro lines ditch Derince as port adds insult to financial injury


    Following the sudden 450% increase in handling fees for finished vehicles at the newly privatised Turkish port of Derince, a significant volume of that business has now been shifted to the adjacent Autoport facility in Yeniköy, which has reopened for business after an 18-month suspension of services.Shipping lines have also ...


    UK vehicle exports grow in June as production increases


    Exports of vehicles made in the UK grew 9% to more than 115,400 in June this year compared to the same month in 2014, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This comes on the back of overall productivity gains of 5.4% for ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest “several hundred million” in global logistics realignment


    [Updated July 30th] Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a multi-million euro investment in the realignment of its global logistics organisation that will involve both inbound and outbound flows and incorporate the supply chain management unit within its central production organisation.“Our investment of several hundred million euros in our supply chain management ...

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    Cadillac to export exclusive ATS and CTS V-series to Japan


    GM’s Cadillac division is supplementing the supply of its US-made luxury sports sedans, the ATS and CTS, in Japan, and will export small volumes of the V-series versions of the cars there subject to demand. The high performance cars are made at its Lansing Grand River assembly plant in Michigan.GM ...

  • Iran's Nuclear Ambitions: Options for the West

    Iran deal reignites foreign OEM interest in domestic production and exports


    This week’s agreement to lift sanctions against Iran has immediately renewed production and export plans among a number of carmakers with historic links in the country, including PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault-Nissan.The deal, which was signed in Vienna on Tuesday (July 14th), involves Iran, the US, UK, France, Germany, Russia and ...