All Shipping articles – Page 5

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    BLG-Interrijn expands inland waterway service for Ford

    2016-04-26T14:44:21Z

    Left to right: Louis Kanters, Interrijn Group; Helen Clarke; Ford Europe; Markus Bangen, Duisport; Michael Blach, BLG BLG-Interrijn Automobiltransporte, the joint venture between Germany’s BLG Logistics and Dutch ro-ro provider Interrijn Autotransport, has christened its sixth inland waterway ro-ro vessel. The Fuerte is a 135-metre-long vessel with capacity ...

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    TLS recognises top rail, sea and road logistics providers

    2016-04-26T10:45:02Z

    Left to right: D’Anne Duclos, vice-president, TLS; Daniel Meyers, director, automotive facilities, BNSF; Aaron Lakey, director automotive sales, BNSF; Katie Farmer, group vice-president, consumer products, BNSF; Dave Fleenor, assistant vice-president, automotive marketing, BNSF; Lee Hobgood, general manager, vehicle transportation, TLS; Missy Pearlman, senior rail and truck strategy and operations ...

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    Santander seeks distribution hub role for parts handling

    2016-04-22T14:02:50Z

    The northern Spanish port of Santander has revealed it wants to develop as a hub for automotive parts and components, offering a short-sea alternative to road for the movement of imported goods within Spain and outbound goods heading predominantly to the UK. Port officials told the Regional Initiative Automotive Group ...

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    Australia’s biggest automotive terminal opens in Melbourne

    2016-04-11T16:55:18Z

    Phase one of Australia’s largest ro-ro and automotive terminal has just opened at Webb Dock West, Melbourne. The Melbourne international ro-ro and automotive terminal (MIRRAT) has been under construction for the last 18 months and includes a new 185,000 sq.m facility north of the current Webb Dock West car terminal. ...

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    Platooning challenge showcases future of automotive logistics

    2016-04-06T15:17:42Z

    Six European truck manufacturers have taken part in the 2016 European Truck Platooning Challenge. The challenge, run by the current president of the European Council, saw OEMs running autonomous and human-driven trucks to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from several European cities. The aim of the challenge was to highlight the potential ...

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    WWL invests in expansion at Brunswick port

    2016-04-06T10:33:37Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is adding 8 hectares of newly developed land to its vehicle services operations (WWL Atlantic Vehicle Processors) at the US port of Brunswick. Once completed, the company’s footprint at the port will cover 36.5 hectares on the Colonel’s Island ro-ro terminal. A spokesperson for WWL said ...

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    All change for Aussie rules

    2016-04-05T08:00:27Z

    After manufacturing comes to a close next year, will the finished vehicle logistics industry in Oz come good – or cark it? The end of car assembly in Australia is imminent and with it, comes a change to the face of the industry. This year, Ford is set to shut ...

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    Cochin port contemplates coastal ro-ro service

    2016-03-30T15:02:02Z

    Cochin Port Trust, on the southwest coast of India in the state of Kerala, is considering establishing a number of coastal short-sea routes for car movements, in line with a new policy being promoted by the Indian Ministry of Shipping. As reported in February, the ministry has relaxed cabotage regulations ...

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    Ocean Exchange launches sixth annual sustainability competition

    2016-03-30T12:36:31Z

    The Ocean Exchange has announced the launch of its sixth annual global sustainability competition . The international advocate group, which seeks to promote sustainable environmental and economic shipping and logistics innovations, said the theme for this year’s event was ‘Translating sustainability into value’. The review panel will be looking for ...

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    European ports survey: Rising volume and risky conditions

    2016-03-30T12:00:07Z

    Our 2015 survey finds that, with imports in particular on the rise, some ports have experienced capacity issues despite investments in connectivity, capacity and information technology. Meanwhile, others are suffering as a result of geopolitical and broader economic instability. Contribution by Christopher Ludwig Across the European continent last year, ...

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    MAIB: stability issues to blame for Höegh Osaka grounding

    2016-03-21T12:16:46Z

    The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has said stability issues were the root cause of the Höegh Osaka listing and grounding off the port of Southampton in January last year. In the incident – which left a number of high-value vehicles badly damaged – the car carrier developed ...

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    Ceva launches weekly LCL service between China and Hungary

    2016-02-29T16:46:56Z

    In February Ceva Logistics launched a new weekly less-than-container load (LCL) service between China and Hungary, with the majority of cargo volume accounted for by the automotive industry.The weekly service, which runs between the port of Shanghai and Budapest, currently goes via the Adriatic port of Koper in Slovenia. Containers ...

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    Honda to increase exports from Japan; Europe to be export base for Civic Hatchback

    2016-02-29T16:01:20Z

    Honda is planning to export more models made in Japan to North America and Europe, including the Fit/Jazz, CR-V and hybrid models. At the same time, Europe will become a base for supplying the Civic Hatchback to North America and other parts of the world. The company said the moves ...

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    Inna Kuznetsova becomes president and COO at Inttra

    2016-02-22T12:06:19Z

    Inna Kuznetsova has been promoted to president and chief operating officer (COO) at Inttra, the ocean shipping electronic marketplace, which provides transaction and information to streamline the container shipping business. Kuznetsova joined Inttra in 2015 as president of Inttra Marketplace, the company’s core business, having previously been COO at Ceva ...

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    Video interview: Steve Tripp, vice-president, global strategy and execution, ICL Systems

    2016-02-14T11:38:26Z

    At the 2016 Automotive Logistics Mexico conference, Steve Tripp, vice-president of global strategy and execution, ICL Systems, talks to Christopher Ludwig, editor, Automotive Logistics Group, about the possibility of developing short sea from Mexico, and any potential barriers or challenges.

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    Haulage permit conflict will push up logistics costs

    2016-02-09T12:36:37Z

    Following last week’s dispute over haulage permits between Poland and Russia , transport companies and logistics providers are having to search for alternative ways to deliver vehicles and automotive parts to Russia from Europe. However, those alternatives, which include short-sea options, is going to be costly for some logistics providers. ...

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    Mexico conference: Freeing trade from all points

    2016-01-30T04:43:18Z

    After more than five years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally agreed last year across 12 countries in the Americas and Asia . Once the landmark agreement is ratified by national governments, it could reshape trade patterns across the Pacific. For the Mexican automotive industry, TPP brings the ...

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    ERL ro-ro vessel abandoned in Bay of Biscay

    2016-01-27T10:21:16Z

    The ro-ro vessel Modern Express , operated by European RoRo Lines (ERL), is currently drifting at a severe list in the Bay of Biscay following a loss of stability in heavy seas and Force 8 gales. All 22 crew members have been evacuated. The Panama-flagged vessel, which remains afloat ...

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    Trying to tie down demand

    2016-01-22T10:06:19Z

    Forecasting matters for any organisation juggling costs and service levels, but in the finished vehicle sector, the stakes are higher than mostGenerally speaking, it is easier to be prepared if you know what’s coming. Reliable demand forecasts help participants throughout the supply chain to ensure they have the materials, equipment, ...

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    ECG column: A call to action

    2016-01-20T10:59:29Z

    Only a united and inclusive association, with a multitude of active participants, can resolve the concerns of its members, writes ECG president Costantino Baldissara ( far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) Every industry association is fuelled, not only by the energy of its secretariat, but by the will and ...