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  • Emanuele Grimaldi
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    Shipowners should be immune from fuel penalties, says Grimaldi

    2018-10-08T18:50:33Z

    Emanuele Grimaldi, the managing director of Italian shipping firm Grimaldi Group (pictured), has called for immunity from penalties for shipowners who find themselves in circumstances where it is impossible to comply with the forthcoming rules on maritime sulphur emissions. At the beginning of 2020 it will be compulsory under regulations ...

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    Ro-ro carrier faces fine for anti-competitive behaviour in South Africa

    2017-09-13T15:25:21Z

    Norwegian ro-ro carrier Höegh Autoliners has been referred to South Africa’s Competition Tribunal for charges relating to collusive tendering, price-fixing and market division. The country’s Competition Commission, which referred the case, is seeking an order obliging the company to pay an administrative penalty equal to 10% of its annual turnover ...

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    FVL Import Export summit 2017: Live poll results

    2017-08-15T14:05:59Z

    Live polling conducted at the Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit in Baltimore showed many are optimistic about how the Nafta negotiations will affect their business, while the investment outlook for port-related infrastructure was very positive for the next three-year period. Delegates at the 2017 Finished Vehicle Logistics Import ...

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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

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    Europe conference: Data sharing could ease port constraints for finished vehicles

    2017-06-13T11:56:05Z

    Strong growth in vehicle numbers moving into and out of Europe over the past few years has created capacity constraints and bottlenecks at the continent’s ports. While the scope to significantly expand physical space might be limited, executives from carmakers and logistics providers have suggested better visibility and sharing of ...

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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    2017-04-19T23:35:43Z

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ...

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    Cordero leaves FMC to lead the Port of Long Beach

    2017-04-19T23:33:02Z

    Mario Cordero (pictured, right) has been appointed as executive director of the Port of Long Beach in California, the second busiest container port in the US. He is leaving his role as a Federal Maritime Commission member having served as chairman for almost six years until January, when US president ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2017-04-05T17:02:39Z

    strong em a href="https://automotivelogistics.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" img class="alignleft wp-image-115721" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" alt="GM_supplier_award" width="359" height="202" / /a /em /strong General Motors has once again recognised the services of its logistics providers at its annual Supplier of the Year awards, held in Orlando, Florida, on March 31 sup ...

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics begins trading on Oslo stock exchange

    2017-04-05T16:59:04Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL ASA) began trading on the Oslo stock exchange – the Oslo Børs – on Wednesday (April 5), following completion of the ownership merger announced in September last year. The company, which is worth 17.9 billion krone ($2 billion), said it was among the 10 largest ...

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    Euro Marine Logistics launches Biscay ro-ro service

    2017-04-04T22:48:30Z

    EML’s new Biscay route – click to enlarge Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML) has begun operating a new ro-ro service between Spain, Belgium, France and the UK. The company, a joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh Autoliners, said in March that it would be deploying two ...

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    European ports: Sailing into a tide of protectionism?

    2017-04-04T22:43:43Z

    The repercussions of last year’s political eruptions have yet to be felt in Europe’s ports and growth is expected to continue this year, bringing with it much-needed investment. But port operators and shipping companies remain on alert for any shift in trading patterns While last year was one of political ...

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    Neptune Lines adds service between Europe, UK and Ireland following Renault contract

    2017-03-29T20:37:58Z

    Short-sea operator, Neptune Lines, is adding a new ro-ro service between northern Spain, France, the UK and Ireland following a contract with Renault. The company is dedicating two vessels to a direct, weekly service that it said would also serve all major customers in the region, covering vehicles, high and ...

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    Steimler replaces Nakai as head of NYK Group Europe

    2017-03-29T17:23:03Z

    Global transport and logistics provider, NYK Group, has appointed Svein Steimler (pictured) as president and CEO of its European business. He succeeds Takuji Nakai, who is returning to NYK in Tokyo as a corporate officer on the board and taking on the role of an adviser for the container division ...

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    Major investment to double vehicle handling at Philadelphia port

    2017-03-22T17:35:03Z

    The US state of Pennsylvania is investing $93m in the port of Philadelphia's finished vehicle terminal to more than double annual import capacity there to 350,000 vehicles. The move is part of an overall $300m government investment in infrastructure, warehousing and equipment at the port. The capital investment programme was ...

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    Port of Portland hires O’Hollaren to help grow automotive business

    2017-03-21T17:14:34Z

    Ken O’Hollaren (pictured) has been hired as marine marketing director at the Port of Portland. He has more than 25 years of experience and was previously executive director at the ports of Longview and Port Angeles. Keith Leavitt, the Port of Portland’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited to ...

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    Liberty shows a passion for vehicle shipping with new ro-ro launch

    2017-03-21T12:17:37Z

    Liberty Global Logistics has held a ceremony at the port of Beaumont in Texas to officially name its new ro-ro vessel, the Liberty Passion . The US flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) will be loading military and other commercial cargo in Beaumont, as well as other US ports, ...

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    Inttra snaps up Avantida to move into container logistics

    2017-03-14T16:17:09Z

    Parsippany, New Jersey-based electronic shipping transaction platform Inttra has acquired Belgian empty container management solutions provider Avantida for an undisclosed sum. Avantida, based in Antwerp, specialises in optimising the handling of empty shipping containers. Its reuse and repositioning applications provide information for shippers and transport companies to help minimise miles ...

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    FVL conference: American Honda overcomes Mexican vandalism issue

    2017-03-10T20:02:24Z

    Honda has drastically reduced incidents of damage and vandalism on vehicles that it exports from Mexico beyond North America, as well as vehicles shipped to Mexico, thanks to a number of route and transport changes. Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics at American Honda (pictured), says his company had zero ...

  • Blockchain
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    Maersk and IBM to introduce blockchain into global shipping industry

    2017-03-08T14:29:04Z

    Shipping giant Maersk and IBM have announced a blockchain initiative that they say will help transform the cross-border shipping industry globally. The two companies said using the digital ledger system, made famous by the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, had the potential to save the industry billions of dollars when adopted at scale. ...

  • UECC Atlantic
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    UECC links Scandinavia to north coast of Spain; deploys LNG vessels on Baltic service

    2017-03-01T16:05:05Z

    Short-sea maritime services operator, UECC, has launched a new Atlantic service linking Scandinavia with the north of Spain. The company said the new service provides a route from Vigo in Spain to Drammen in Norway and Wallhamm in Sweden. The company will deploy three vessels on the route over two ...