All Shipping articles – Page 4

  • Hanjin_Shipping
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    Ford turns to air freight as Hanjin crisis hits inbound supply

    2016-10-05T11:57:25Z

    Ford is reported to have suffered significant disruption to the inbound supply of parts to its Broadmeadows facility in Australia as a consequence of the recent collapse of the world’s seventh biggest container line, Hanjin Shipping – forcing it to fly replacement parts into the site. According to a report ...

  • SONY DSC
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    Brexit and shipping: Playing a game of wait and sea

    2016-09-30T14:23:14Z

    A country’s ports and the shipping lines that serve them are at the front line of fluctuations in international trade. So is the UK sector bracing itself for a Brexit-induced storm? The past two years have been busy ones for any company involved in the import or export of vehicles ...

  • calaisport2015-perspective-ferry
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    Port of Calais expansion begins as France pledges to shut down The Jungle

    2016-09-27T13:00:27Z

    Construction has officially begun on a major expansion of France’s port of Boulogne Calais, one of Europe’s busiest gateways for ferry and ro-ro traffic, and the major port for the exchange of goods between the European mainland and the UK. The €863m ($970m) project, dubbed Calais Port 2015, will ...

  • WW_Tongala_Toyota_Loading_Toyohashi_Japan_09122015
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    Wallenius and Wilhelmsen restructure joint operations

    2016-09-06T13:03:12Z

    Scandinavian finished vehicle and breakbulk shipping lines Wallenius and Wilhelmsen have signed an agreement to establish a new ownership structure for their three jointly owned companies. The ownership of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Eukor Car Carriers and American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) will be transferred to a new jointly owned ...

  • San Diego ONE OH ONE_4
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    2015 North American port survey: Ports get an extra lift from a rise in imports

    2016-07-29T12:47:56Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]Our annual survey found most ports are seeing strong imports across North America, leading (in some cases) to parking constraints and vessel bunching. The future may look different, but operators and OEMs need to get smart about space Our survey of North American ports for 2015 confirmed partly what ...

  • An den Elbwiesen
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    DB Schenker signs deal with uShip for digital freight network in Europe

    2016-07-15T12:36:03Z

    Deutsche Bahn’s freight wing, DB Schenker, has signed a five-year deal “worth tens of millions” of euros with US-based online freight shipping marketplace uShip, a platform that matches shippers and carriers through mobile and internet devices.Later this year DB Schenker will launch its own ‘Drive4Schenker’ (D4S) online platform to match ...

  • Bill Kerrigan - SSA Marine
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    Video interview with Bill Kerrigan, vice-president, logistics, SSA Marine

    2016-07-11T12:16:56Z

    At this year's Finished Vehicle Logistics conference in Newport Beach, California, Bill Kerrigan, vice-president of logistics at SSA Marine Auto, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about trade with Mexico, the growth of short-sea shipping, and new business.

  • Achim Glass - Kuehne and Nagel
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    Video interview with Achim Glass, head, global automotive vertical, Kuehne + Nagel

    2016-07-11T11:52:07Z

    At this year's Automotive Logistics China conference , Achim Glass, head of the global automotive vertical at Kuehne + Nagel, talks to Rachael Hogg, assistant editor, Automotive Logistics, about the company's plans for expansion, and whether or not the slowdown in China's economy has affected business.

  • BLG_Fortragroup_Signing
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    BLG Logistics takes over Fortragroup

    2016-06-29T10:27:24Z

    Christian Marnetté (left), CEO Spedition BLG Logistics, and Alexander Opszalski, former managing partner of Fortragroup Germany’s BLG Logistics has expanded its forwarding services division with the takeover of rival German logistics provider, Fortragroup. The value of the buyout was not disclosed. Fortragroup is an international shipping and air freight ...

  • soren_skou
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    Maersk Group appoints Søren Skou as CEO

    2016-06-28T14:55:44Z

    Søren Skou (pictured) has been appointed CEO of AP Møller-Maersk, replacing Nils Andersen, who is leaving Maersk Group. The changes will take place on July 1st. Skou takes on the new role in addition to his existing position as CEO of Maersk Line, a job he took up in 2012. ...

  • PanamaCanalgraph
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    Panama canal: Open locks free up trade

    2016-06-24T16:40:23Z

    After nine years of anticipation, the newly expanded Panama Canal is set to open to commercial traffic. Charlie Fiveash considers the implications for vehicle shipping Next week, the Panama Canal is poised to welcome the first commercial customer along its new expanded route. The container ship, COSCO China, was set ...

  • Terminal_Altamira
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    Amports to start handling Kia volumes through Altamira port

    2016-06-08T02:06:33Z

    North American ports processor, Amports, will begin handling volumes of Kia vehicles for export through the Mexican port of Altamira on the Gulf coast this month. The vehicles are being made at Kia’s new plant in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, which recently began production of the Forte model. Amports’ vehicle terminal ...

  • tradepoint_atlantic
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    Pasha launches vehicle processing at Sparrows Point in Baltimore

    2016-06-07T23:23:44Z

    Pasha Automotive Services, part of global logistics and transport provider The Pasha Group, has signed a lease at the port of Baltimore in the US with Tradepoint Atlantic to launch vehicle processing operations for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The first vessel carrying FCA volumes is due to call next month. ...

  • WolfgangGoebel
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    Wolfgang Göbel takes over ECG presidency as confidence among European providers rises

    2016-05-30T15:42:12Z

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has elected Wolfgang Göbel (pictured left) as its new president, succeeding Costantino Baldissara, who held the post since 2009. Göbel, who had been vice-president under Baldissara and a board member since 2003, is a long-time veteran of Germany’s Horst Mosolf, one of the ...

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    Ford to start trials at Guaymas port

    2016-05-18T15:45:44Z

    Ford is to begin trials at the port of Guaymas (pictured) with a view to exporting vehicles through it from its Hermosillo plant, Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, ports coordinator at Mexico's Transport and Communications Ministry, has revealed. The trials will be held to ascertain how badly its vehicles may be ...

  • Seaonus_Paper_Warehouse
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    DPH buys Liberty Terminals

    2016-05-18T12:47:43Z

    Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) has bought Liberty Terminals, which provides breakbulk and bulk stevedore services at the ports of Savannah and Charleston in the US. Liberty Terminals will now operate as Seaonus Stevedoring-Savannah. DPH is the holding parent company for Seaonus, which provides stevedoring and warehousing services. It also owns ...

  • Article

    More short-sea initiatives emerge in India

    2016-05-11T10:24:40Z

    Automotive manufacturers in India are increasingly looking towards short-sea shipping to move finished vehicles around the country. Hyundai Motor has revealed it is exploring options to move cars north by sea to the east of the country, from its Chennai car plant to the city of Kolkata. It is also ...

  • NYK Car Carrier
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    Car business a bright spot for NYK; oversupply and low rates cloud results

    2016-05-04T16:10:50Z

    The steady growth in ultra-large container ships and stagnating demand for ocean freight shipments to Europe have combined with historically low spot freight rates in the dry bulk sector to severely hit profits at Japan’s NYK Group, according to the latest financial report. However, healthy finished vehicle volumes between North ...

  • DelhiGurgaon_highway
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    NEC and DMIC Trust set up Indian container tracking service

    2016-04-27T14:31:25Z

    Japanese IT and communications provider NEC Corporation has established a 50-50 joint venture with the DMIC Trust, which oversees infrastructure developments on the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, to provide a new container location service. DMICDC Logistics Data Services will provide shippers and transport operators with logistics visualisation services enabling them to ...

  • UECC_launch_AutoEco
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    UECC launches first dual-fuel car carrier

    2016-04-26T15:27:08Z

    European short-sea operator UECC has formerly launched the first of its two dual-fuel car carriers at a ceremony held at the Nacks shipyard in Nantong, China. The TBN Auto Eco will be delivered to UECC in September this year following trials at sea to test the vessel’s operation on ...