All Shipping articles – Page 6

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    Russia’s Bronka port signs container deal with CMA CGM


    There have been a number of recent developments at the new Russian deep-water port of Bronka, which opened in October last year. Last month the port’s owner, Fenix, signed a long-term agreement for the handling and storage of container cargo with CMA CGM. CMA CGM ranks as the world’s third ...

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    Japan: The ripple effects of a global sea change


    While it remains the top exporter of finished vehicles, Japan has shifted from its central role in the global vehicle trade, with shipping companies adjusting their strategies accordinglyJapan has been the world’s top exporter of vehicles for decades, and it remains renowned for its quality of manufacturing as well as ...

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    Sollers looks to export to the East


    Russian automotive company, Sollers, is looking to expand exports with its joint ventures, as it faces a continuing fall in domestic sales, recently disclosed plans reveal. According to the head of Ford-Sollers, Mark Ovenden, the OEM is currently evaluating the potential for exporting finished vehicles and components from its St ...

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    Mexico short sea: Services evolve as volume increases


    Although rail continues to be the dominant mode to move vehicles from Mexico to the US, short-sea shipping is becoming ever more viable. Short-sea shipping for Mexican vehicle exports to the US isn’t new. It’s been around for decades, but every few years it pops up as an ‘emerging trend’. ...

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    Yogayatan Group to build multipurpose port near Mumbai


    India’s Yogayatan Group is holding a foundation stone laying ceremony for the development of a port complex at Mankhurd near Mumbai this week (December 4th). Mankhurd is 10 nautical miles from Jawaharlal Nehru port across the Thane estuary and around 20 km north of the port of Mumbai. It will ...

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    ACL to deploy first G4 vessel on transatlantic trade in December


    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) will deploy the first of its new G4 fleet in December on a transatlantic service. The Atlantic Star is the first of five con-ro vessels the Grimaldi-owned company has on order from Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in China and is reported to be the largest con-ro ...

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    Evolution Time Critical launches latest transport management system


    Emergency logistics specialist, Evolution Time Critical, has implemented a new transport management system, EDMS (Evolution Delivery Management System), which it said would help enhance its provision of time-critical services. In a statement the company said that the system would provide its team with an enhanced ability to track and report ...

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    Höegh takes delivery of second post-panamax vessel


    Following t he delivery of its first post-panamax vessel in June this year , Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of the second of six such car carriers that are being delivered over the next 18 months, in what the company is describing as its New Horizon class. It was built ...

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    Ewals Cargo Care invests in Euro 6 truck fleet


    European logistics service provider, Ewals Cargo Care, has invested an undisclosed sum in 189 new trucks that are compliant to the Euro 6 emissions standard. It will bring the company’s fleet to a total of 457 at the end of this year. The company has also announced it plans to ...

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    Priority Freight expands UK operation in response to demand


    Emergency logistics provider, Priority Freight, has invested £2m ($3m) to expand its operation in the UK Midlands, including the opening of a new hub in Coventry that will provide 2,300 sq.m for contingency warehousing and services, along with a larger control centre. The company also said that it is responding ...

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    Willi Betz equips fleet with Transics’ telematics technology


    Hot on the heels of the announcement that European finished vehicle carrier Hödlmayr has equipped its entire fleet with telematics from Wabco’s Transics International division, comes the news that German forwarder and transport provider, Willi Betz, is increasing the use of Transics’ fleet management technology to 370 of its commercial ...

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    Dürr Somac opens logistics facility in Stollberg


    Dürr Somac, which makes filling equipment for the automotive industry, has opened a warehouse and logistics centre in the German town of Stollberg following an investment of €1.5m ($1.6m). The company already has a manufacturing facility in the town and has been present in Stollberg for 10 years. “The new ...

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    Audi deploys hybrid rail engine to cut emissions at Ingolstadt plant


    Audi has started using a plug-in hybrid locomotive to move components and finished vehicles to loading stations at its Ingolstadt plant in Germany. The company said the use of the engine will cut emissions by half compared to a conventional train, making a saving of 60 tons of CO2 a ...

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    Tim Doggett moves to general manager role for Rhenus Logistics UK


    Rhenus Logistics UK has appointed Tim Doggett as its new general manager, North West. Doggett will take responsibility for the freight forwarder’s sales and operations at its Trafford Park branch in Manchester and at its Liverpool branch in Frodsham, Cheshire. Doggett moves from his position as regional director with Europa ...

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    WWL: Setting a new course


    WWL’s chief executive, Christopher J. Connor talks about the dramatic changes that have breached the ro-ro sector this past decade, and how he aims to navigate the years to come In this story... Sea change in exports WWL's moving footprint Mexican connections A day at the helm A future by ...

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    Ro-ro by numbers: Through the storm but never far from the rock


    After navigating unchartered water following the global financial collapse, carriers are now back on the lookout for growth, albeit in an increasingly fractured market. During the past decade ro-ro shipping lines, and in particular pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs), have sailed a rough and wild current. In brief, the ...

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    Further changes to shipping needed, ITF states


    Despite the measures taken so far to clean up maritime transport and reduce the associated greenhouse gases, more needs to be done. That is the warning from the International Transport Forum (ITF) in their October policy briefing. The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 57 member countries. It acts as ...

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    DSV to buy UTi


    DSV, a Danish transport company offering road, air, sea and logistics transport services, has signed an agreement to acquire US-based non-asset-based supply chain management company, UTi Worldwide. The deal values UTi at around $1.35 billion, and the news is expected to add around 50% to DSV’s annual revenue and scale, ...

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    FVL 10th anniversary playlist


    Who knew that logistics had inspired and influenced some of the world's greatest musicians?Ok, so while that might not strictly be true, bands and artists have been singing about 'Trains and Boats and Planes', 'Truck Driver's Blues' and 'Running Late' for years.Musicians from Otis Redding, to Kraftwerk, The Chemical Brothers, Bob ...

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    ECG column: Rewind to look forward


    ECG president Costantino Baldissara (far right, with vice-president Wolfgang Göbel) reflects on the good, the bad, and the frustrating events of the last ten yearsCongratulations to Finished Vehicle Logistics on ten years of coverage of our industry. This is also the 18th year of ECG so we are a (little) ...