All Shipping articles – Page 14

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    Ro-ro providers divided on sulphur rule


    The European Commission (EC) has adopted proposals to cut shipping fuel sulphur content on short sea routes in northern European waters to 0.1% from 1.5% from 2015. The proposal also aims to cut fine particle emissions from ships by up to 80%, according to the EC. The proposal incorporates ...

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    Global round up


    Ontime boosts fleet with £4m investment Ontime Automotive is making a £4m ($6.3m) investment in its Specialist Transport Division’s fleet of enclosed transporters over the next 12 months with the addition of 21 new enclosed vehicles. The UK-based finished vehicle transporter is working with manufacturing supplier Rolfo ...

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    California extends clean-fuel zone


    California is to extend the reach of its 24-nautical mile clean-fuel shipping zone to include offshore islands following complaints from the US Navy that more than half the cargo vessels serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach having been using the Point Mugu Sea Range-a restricted area off ...

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    Global news in brief


    Hyundai begins exports from Russia Hyundai will begin exports of the Accent model from its St Petersburg plant in Russia this month following the start up of mass production at the plant in January. Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Rus will supply Russian-made cars to a number of neighbouring countries, including ...

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    Financial fallout for ocean forwarders


    The spread of political disruption in North Africa and the Middle East, which has involved Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and most recently Libya, is making bunker fuel prices volatile and putting financial pressure on ocean forwarders serving the automotive industry. Following comments made last week by K-Line that the impact ...

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    Global news in brief


    Swedish truckmaker Scania marked the centenary of its export activity in Russia last week with the inauguration of a delivery centre in St Petersburg for final assembly and bodywork on trucks adapted for the Russian market. “This facility enables us to move the factory gate closer to the customer, ...

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    Grimaldi launches ro-ro Med service


    Italian shipping specialist Grimaldi Lines has launched a new ro-ro service between the port of Livorno on Italy’s west coast and the Sicilian industrial port of Catania. The service, which will employ two vessels to support the twice-weekly route, will also make calls at Malta and Genoa. The vessels ...

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    A misty outlook for container sea trade


    Car component trade by sea container has recovered well since the recession, but box shortages and slow steaming have caused issues for some manufacturers’ supply chains. And with the outlook uncertain, capacity questions remain unanswered Container shipping and the car business Honda UK works direct with shippers Safmarine builds a ...

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    Grimaldi committed to MoS despite exit from GLD


    Rather than casting doubt on its commitment to the Motorway of the Seas (MoS) initiative, Grimaldi’s decision to pull out of its agreement with fellow ocean forwarder LD Lines for the operation of a ferry service between France and Spain has been taken because the Italian operator wants to concentrate ...

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    Are short sea sulphur caps a political mistake?


    While ro-ro providers outside the Baltic and North seas sail under a sulphur content cap of 3.5% until 2020, short sea ro-ro shippers operating there face a reduction to 0.1% by 2015. The International Maritime Organisation’s regulations could cost them €40,000 ($50,000) per journey, a move that threatens to force ...

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    High capacity service carries weight


    United European Car Carriers (UECC) and the Spanish Port of Santander are launching a new freight service for cars, trailers and high-and-heavy cargo between Santander and the Belgian Port Zeebrugge this month. The service will rely on two high-capacity UECC B-class vessels – the Auto Bank and Auto ...

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    Container lines fear floating in a bloodbath


    Freight rates for container shipping have fallen so dramatically in the past months that many struggling container lines and other players will not survive if prices stay at this level or decrease further, according to several executives from shipping lines and logistics companies. Speaking at Bremen Logistics Day ...

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    WWL launches service via Port of Gothenburg


    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is now using the Port of Gothenburg as a centre for high and heavy ro-ro transhipment from the Americas and Asia to St Petersburg, Russia. The new weekly service from Gothenburg to St Petersburg via Kotka, in Finland, will carry agricultural and construction equipment as well ...