All Shipping articles – Page 2

  • DFDS_opt
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    DFDS takes delivery of Gardenia Seaways ro-ro vessel

    2017-02-21T17:58:08Z

    European short-sea operator DFDS has taken delivery of the first of two ro-ro vessels from German shipbuilder, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The new ship (pictured) was officially named Gardenia Seaways in a ceremony on February 17th. The second will be handed over in Flensburg, Germany in September. Each is 210m long ...

  • portvalencia06_Edit
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    Strikes avoided as Spain attempts to overhaul stevedoring policy

    2017-02-21T11:43:36Z

    Threatened strikes by Spain’s port unions have been temporarily called off and talks resumed with the government as the country attempts to overhaul and liberalise stevedoring policy under pressure from the European Union (EU). The EU has called for a change to practices in the stevedoring sector in which all ...

  • Volkswagen SUV-Studie Taigun
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    VW starts making Taigun in Portugal; Neptune Lines takes it to Italy

    2017-02-15T15:10:47Z

    Volkswagen has started production of the Taigun subcompact SUV at its AutoEuropa plant in Palmela, Portugal. The carmaker announced last year that its was “significantly expanding” its range of SUVs in a variety of classes and the Taigun, which until now was reported to be in the development phase, is ...

  • City of Rotterdam extensive bow damage
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    'Illusion and inadequate reactions' to blame for Humber collision

    2017-02-09T14:53:01Z

    A ‘compelling illusion’ coupled with the slow reaction of the two vessels involved was behind the collision between the car carrier City of Rotterdam (pictured) and the ro-ro freight ferry Primula Seaways , the official investigation into the incident has concluded. The City of Rotterdam , operated by Nissan ...

  • Tanjung_Priok_port
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    Patimban port set to boost Indonesian finished vehicle exports

    2017-01-31T17:39:34Z

    The Indonesian government is hoping that a new deep sea port at Patimban, in West Java, will absorb part of the finished vehicle traffic that the existing facility at Tanjung Priok, the country’s largest port (pictured), is struggling to cope with. Thomas Lembong, chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), ...

  • Trieste Kiel Ekol
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    Direct train service links Baltic and Adriatic sea

    2017-01-31T11:25:10Z

    A direct train connection has been established between the port of Kiel, in Germany, and the port of Trieste, in Italy, creating a link for rapid freight transport between the Baltic and Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Operations began on the route on January 25 th , initiated by Turkish transport and ...

  • Tugboat_port_of_miami_2_opt (1)
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    Ro-ro carriers given the right to jointly negotiate US tugboat prices

    2017-01-24T16:10:33Z

    The US Federal Maritime Commission has decided to permit major ro-ro carriers to jointly negotiate the pricing of tug services at US ports from now on. The news comes after the commission voted to amend the existing cooperative working agreement that shippers Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WWL), Eukor, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier ...

  • RobertoZavala_WWL
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    US tariffs ‘of limited long-term impact’ on Mexico, says WWL

    2017-01-24T15:12:29Z

    Export tariffs to the US will be of limited long-term impact on Mexico’s automotive sector despite some short- to medium-term concerns, the head of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in Mexico has suggested. Commenting on an analysis of the Mexican market produced by WWL recently, including the threat of tariffs being ...

  • Alliance_St_Louis
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    Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    2017-01-17T15:11:22Z

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16 th ) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 ...

  • DSCF2501
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    Cars in containers: Boxing above their weight

    2017-01-17T12:25:51Z

    Suppliers of car container equipment are gaining ground by providing fast, flexible shipping options in specific global markets In this story... Racks and cassettes Electric cars light up the way Containing the situation in Asia Incorporating SKD kits Multimodal growth potential Shipping vehicles by container ...

  • Container_Load_Securing_Wood_Hammer
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    Ocean container packaging: Hammering out a waste of space

    2017-01-13T14:50:51Z

    More efforts are taking place to improve efficiency, cost and quality through the better use and construction of packaging within container transport The expansion of international supply chains has placed increased pressure on maximising the use of ocean containers when shipping global automotive parts. While freight rates, storage and port ...

  • Ari Marjamaa_2
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    Building momentum in the high and heavy sector

    2017-01-11T14:52:52Z

    After years of decline, increased demand for mining equipment shows Australia’s raw materials producers are gearing up for growth Ari Marjamaa is vice-president, head of global market intelligence at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics The spectacular bust that followed the boom in commodity markets for the better part of the 2000s ...

  • Kotka port
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    WWL reveals new route for imports of Haval vehicles into Russia

    2017-01-11T11:46:16Z

    WWL has begun importing Haval vehicles into Russia via the port of Kotka in Finland (pictured). The new route should help cut warehousing costs and be more efficient than importing finished vehicles via St Petersburg, said general director of WWL’s Russian division, Dmitry Vostrikov. “A significant advantage of using the ...

  • cars_port16
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    Report highlights crisis in maritime car carrier sector

    2017-01-04T15:05:58Z

    The maritime car carrier sector has failed to return to the levels of activity in place before the global economic crisis, a report issued at the end of last year by Clarksons Research has suggested. In 2008, the number of finished vehicles moved by maritime transport peaked at 21.3m units. ...

  • PR_Ramakrishnan02b
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    Honda Cars India: ‘Delivery is the key to success’

    2017-01-03T16:42:45Z

    Honda Cars India’s head of supply chain management, PR Ramakrishnan (pictured), outlines his approach to meeting higher customer expectations in a changing regulatory landscape Honda Cars India, like the country in general, has its eyes on growth, as it expands its plants, model line-up and dealer network. Also like India ...

  • Modestrip
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    What to watch in 2017

    2016-12-27T09:00:56Z

    The automotive supply chain could take several knocks in 2017 from rising protectionism and regulatory changes. Automotive Logistics consults its crystal ball to highlight some of the potential hotspots…North AmericaWhich way will Trump blow? There will be worries, especially in Mexico, about overhauls to Nafta or import rules, though it ...

  • Year in review
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    2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    2016-12-21T11:18:25Z

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is ...

  • DSV Oselen
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    DSV appoints team of divisional commercial officers

    2016-12-14T14:10:37Z

    Global logistics provider DSV has appointed two new divisional chief commercial officers (CCOs), meaning it has now filled the position in each of its divisions. Michael Hansen, CCO of DSV Air & Sea Holding, and Wilbert Tholhuijsen, CCO of DSV Road Holding, have joined Meinderdjan Botman, CCO of DSV Solutions ...

  • nykvietnamJV
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    NYK sets up joint venture for inland services in Vietnam

    2016-12-14T11:24:19Z

    NYK has signed a joint venture in Vietnam to provide inland finished vehicle logistics services. The Japanese company will hold an 80% share in a joint venture with local provider Vietnam Ocean Shipping Agency (VOSA), a subsidiary of state-owned Vietnam National Shipping Lines. The joint venture will be called NYK ...

  • Hafen Szczecin: DB Schenker Rail baut wirtschaftliches Engagement im Containerhafen aus
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    Schenker announces management board reorganisation

    2016-12-12T17:35:31Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s (DB) logistics subsidiary, Schenker, has announced a restructuring of its management board, including the consolidation of certain board divisions and the addition of a new one. From January, the company will combine its air and ocean freight and land transport board divisions into a new ‘Freight’ division. Ewald ...