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    Ro-ro lines “living in denial since 2008”


    With ten months to go before new environmental restrictions come into effect in the Baltic and North seas, and the English Channel, many ro-ro carriers are still deliberating what method they are going to adopt to operate in the 0.1% sulphur emission control areas (SECAs).Most are choosing between three compliance ...

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    Nissan to end SKD assembly of Infiniti


    The carmaker will start importing finished vehicles of Infiniti models from Japan later this year as its plant in St Petersburg switches entirely to complete-knockdown assembly (CKD), partly as a means to access valuable Russian subsidies.SKD assembly of the Infiniti model will stop in May this year when Nissan’s agreement ...

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    DB Schenker extends Moroccan networks to Europe


    German logistics provider DB Schenker has announced an upgrade in its North African operations, to better facilitate logistics networks between Europe and Morocco. The group has invested in improvements at its branches in Tangier and Casablanca, through the national company Schenker Maroc, which will oversee daily operations with the company’s ...

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    ​Felixstowe expands container handling facility


    In a move that could have repercussions for the UK’s automotive suppliers, hauliers, and manufacturers, the port of Felixstowe, the UK’s biggest container port, has received consent to extend its newest container hold facility.Berths 8 and 9 will be expanded by 190 metres to increase the port’s ability to manage ...

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    ​WWL to benefit from post-Panamax new builds


    Wallenius Lines has bought two post-Panamax ro-ro vessels that will be built at the Tianjin Xingnang in China and operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) for vehicle shipments. The vessels, which will each be able to transport 8,000 cars, were ordered in June of last year and will be delivered ...

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    Global car making will be based on a risk-benefit model


    Emerging markets are expected to account for 50% of global vehicle production by 2020 and, to remain competitive and reduce risk in the face of stiffening international legislation, carmakers are looking at co-location and the sourcing of components closer to the final consumerStiffening legislation, increased competition and a focus on ...

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    Terex chooses global trade solution from Amber Road


    Heavy equipment maker Terex has chosen to manage its global trade processes using management software provided by Amber Road, the global trade platform provider.Using the Amber Road software Terex will be able to centralise and automate the different processes involved in import, export and free trade, according to the company, ...

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    Maruti Suzuki on raising the Indian supply chain


    Competition can do wonders for a business. When rivals outdo a company, it is often forced to explore possibilities that were previously unknown to it. This is something Sudam Maitra, former senior managing executive officer for supply chain at Maruti Suzuki, realised early in a purchasing career that has spanned three decades

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    Supply chain promises deferred, but not yet broken in India


    This year’s Automotive Logistics India conference came at the end of a tough year for the domestic automotive market. But the downturn has not prevented manufacturers from striving and investing to improve speed and flexibility in their supply chains.Report by Christopher Ludwig and Zoë Apostolides in PuneIt was not supposed ...

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    Track and trace in India: monitoring progress


    Collaboration in modern supply chains requires better visibility, but in India there are almost as many views on how to achieve this as there are vehicles in transit. Stories in this section:Glovis's 'control ’ logisticsFiat on control rooms​In this story...Value-adding visibilityCloud suspicionsWho will pay for tracking?Had the Japanese not invented ...

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    Track and trace in India: Turkish delight at Glovis


    Cho Jae Hong, alias ‘Joe’, is thrilled. He has just suceeded in his mission of creating a 'central control room' (CCR) for Glovis India, Hyundai’s logistics subsidiary.The project, which was initially mooted three years ago, was completed in record time by the young assistant manager for sales and procurement at ...

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    Rotterdam keeps tariffs low for 2014


    The port of Rotterdam has announced that its tariffs for 2014 will remain at the same level as those for 2008. Compared to this year, the rate will rise by 1% come January, after the port authorities committed to lowering tariffs during the economic crisis. The port has kept tariffs ...

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    Nigeria prepares to expand auto industry


    The Federal Executive Council of Nigeria has approved a policy to develop the country’s local automotive industry’s production and supply base, while limited foreign imports of vehicles both for government purchases and by increased tariffs. The Nigerian government’s Automotive Industrial Policy Development Plan seeks to increase assembly in the country ...

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    ​Höegh charters PCTCs to increase fleet


    Industrial shipping company Ocean Yield has signed a shipbuilding contract with Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to deliver two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) to Höegh Autoliners. The vessels will each have capacity to carry 8,500 passenger cars, the greatest capacity in the company’s global fleet, and are built on a ...

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    DFDS invests £34m to scrub out the sulphur


    Leading ocean forwarder DFDS Seaways is investing a further £34m ($53m) in scrubber technology to filter sulphur from its vessels’ exhaust gases. The latest investment covers three vessels bringing the number in its fleet using scrubbers to 12. It comes ahead of environmental regulations set by the European Commission that ...

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    WWL expands Mexico-US ocean service


    As first announced at the Finished Vehicle Logistics conference held in California in June this year, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is expanding its ocean transport service from Veracruz in Mexico from September 2013 and will offer two to three sailings per month to the US East Coast, which will include connections ...

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    APL’s logistics profits rise as container revenue sinks


    Container shipping and logistics firm NOL Group reported 12% lower second quarter revenue and a $50m drop in earnings before tax and interest compared to 2012 as difficult trading in container shipping continued to hit the company’s financials. However, the group’s logistics arm, APL Logistics, saw strong profit growth, driven ...

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    Georgia Ports Authority marks record volumes with growing automotive cargo


    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), which represent various ports in the southern US state of Georgia, has reported record volumes for the fiscal year 2012-2013 in total tonnage, including automotive and machinery equipment, bulk-cargo and freight moved by intermodal rail. The state’s deepwater ports provide a key base for both ...

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    Port of Rotterdam reports sluggish container and ro-ro volume


    The port of Rotterdam, Europe’s largest port, has announced that its volume in the first half of the year is largely unchanged from last year. Container traffic dropped slightly, with ro-ro traffic up by 2%. The first half of 2013 saw a result of €118m ($156m), a 0.9% decline from ...

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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 ...