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    Esso to produce low sulphur fuel following tests with WWL


    Esso Belgium, an affiliate of petrochemical giant ExxonMobil, has announced it will be converting higher sulphur residual oils into fuel for transport, including for commercial shipping, at its refinery in Antwerp. The move follows tests on a new ultra-low sulphur fuel in conjunction with logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) ...

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    Yusen Logistics to use vibration control pallets for deliveries in China


    Yusen Logistics has been trialling the use of vibration control pallets in conventional trucks as an alternative to the use of trucks with air suspension, which are used in preference for the delivery of sensitive freight but which are more expensive to run and can be limited in availability. The ...

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    Right at the heart of it all


    * This article is part of a special focus on Mexico. For other features related to the automotive supply chain in Mexico click here ; for more on finished vehicle logistics in Mexico click here . Part three of our Automotive Logistics special report on Mexico: the rise of ...

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    Dawn of a new era


    With production set to start this year, JLR and Chery’s joint venture has learned vital lessons from its parent companies and is preparing to go out and navigate the supply chain on its own terms.It is an exciting time for the logistics team at Chery Jaguar Land Rover (CJLR), the ...

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    MOL America promotes Craig to CEO and president


    Dick Craig has been promoted to CEO and president of Mitusi OSK Lines (America), taking on those responsibilities from Tsuyoshi Yoshida.Craig, moves up from his role as of executive vice president, sales and operations, a position he was only recently promoted to in January this year. He has been with ...

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    Yusen develops US-Mexico cross-border services


    Global third party logistics provider, Yusen Logistics, has announced an expansion of its multimodal cross-border services between the US and Mexico. As part of its Mexico Border Cargo Management offering, the company will now offer four main options for customers: a road service between points of origin in the US ...

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    Peel invests £10m in Liverpool as ACL commits G4 con-ro trade


    Peel Ports Group is making in £10m ($16.7m) investment at the port of Liverpool in the UK to create a dedicated vehicle storage area with a capacity to handle 70,000 vehicles a year, as well as widening the passage which gives access to the port’s Seaforth Dock for larger vessels. ...

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    Logistics vital to Greek and southern European recovery


    Logistics will play an important role in the recovery of the Greek economy following the recession, said a member of the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks at the ECG spring congress and general assembly, held in Athens. Costantino Baldissara, president of the ECG, spoke of the knock experienced ...

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    Chrysler will ship 800k transmissions from Tipton to global facilities


    Chrysler expects to be shipping 800,000 transmissions out of its new plant in Tipton, Indiana when it reaches full capacity. The facility is set to become a global hub for the nine-speed transmission made there and units will be sent to Toledo, Ohio, for use in the Jeep Cherokee and ...

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    Transfennica adds service between Bilbao and Portsmouth


    Short sea operator Transfennica is starting a twice-weekly direct call to Portsmouth from Bilbao this month. Beginning on May 13, the service will give customers, including those in the automotive industry, a direct connection and fast transit times from Spain to the UK, according to the company. Tuesday and Friday ...

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    Ewals Cargo Care increases trailer fleet


    Transport provider, Ewals Cargo Care, is in the process of adding 600 Mega Huckepack XLS trailers to its fleet this month, in addition to the 250 it added to its service last year. The curtained trailers, which are manufactured by Krone and Schmitz, have been developed and patented by Ewals. ...

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    WWL adds Novorossiysk to Asia-Europe service


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Russian port of Novorossiysk, on the Black Sea, to its service from Asia to Europe, the first deep-sea ro-ro carrier to provide access to the port according to the company. The service has feeder operators from two of WWL’s Mediterranean ports on the ...

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    China may matter less as a low-cost country sourcing location


    Rising labour, material and transport costs have all contributed to limit China’s role as a low-cost country sourcing location for automotive manufacturers, although the market’s growth has encouraged more local sourcing for vehicle production across the country, according to speakers at the Automotive Logistics China conference in Beijing. Costs in ...

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    ​Yusen focuses on Turkish hub


    Logistics and transport provider Yusen Logistics has announced a growth plan for Turkey, a market it has had a presence in since 2012. It said it now plans to increase its offices and facilities in the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkish republics. Yusen Logistics Turkey has already achieved a ...

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    ​Goodman celebrates opening of VW’s Duisport CKD facility


    Global logistics space provider Goodman has announced the opening of its new complete knockdown (CKD) kit export hub for Volkswagen. The warehouse, which is located in the Duisburg-Kasslerfeld port and logistics complex, in western Germany, came online last week. It will be supplying automotive parts to all Volkswagen’s non-European plants. ...

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    Maersk sees auto parts trade rise in Brazil


    The world´s largest container carrier Maersk Line saw 38% growth in automotive imports coming into Brazil during the fourth quarter of 2013 versus the same period a year ago thanks to a mix of auto parts and complete knockdown kits (CKDs). Maersk saw more volumes coming from China, including parts ...

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    Giving investors safe harbour in Brazil


    Brazil has passed legislation to loosen terminal concession rules and encourage more private investment. However, it looks unlikely to be plain sailing ahead Brazil is widely viewed as having insufficient port capacity, with bottlenecks often constraining imports and exports. The country’s major port of Santos, in São Paulo state, faces ...

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    ​Honda opens Celaya plant in Mexico


    This article has been amended since publication on 26th February to include additional comment from Dennis Manns, Honda’s vice president of logistics and sales planning . Honda unveiled the latest development in its expansion projects for Mexico last Friday (February 21st) with the opening of its new $800m plant in ...

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    ​Mazda officially opens Salamanca plant in Mexico


    Mazda’s new assembly plant in Salamanca, Mexico, will open officially on Thursday this week, in a move that will significantly boost the OEM’s shipping capacities to the US market. The new facility will offer the company a low-cost production base from which the OEM can operate in Mexico, already one ...

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    ​Exports of cars and parts from South Korea set to rise


    [sam_ad id=6 codes='true'] The Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA) has released data indicating that South Korea’s exports of finished vehicles and automotive parts is expected to soar over the coming year in response to increasing global demand for domestic brands. The Port of Busan, in South Korea In a report ...