All Shipping articles – Page 7

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    Outbound innovators need to think bigger and bolder


    Finished vehicle logistics (FVL) may not have a reputation for being the most innovative aspect of the automotive industry, but if providers want to overcome some of the industry’s issues, then innovation will have to happen. At the recent Automotive Logistics Global conference, speakers discussed the potential to innovate within ...

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    CLdN boosts ro-ro fleet and invests in terminals


    European short-sea ro-ro company, CLdN RoRo, is adding 12 new vessels to its fleet as part of an expansion programme it says will allow it to broaden the range of services on offer while increasing capacity on existing routes. CLdN, currently operates 24 ro-ro vessels and offers more than 100 ...

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    K Line begins project cargo shipments from Japan to UK


    Global shipping line, K Line, has begun a direct service between Japan and the UK, which will employ the company’s 7,500 unit ro-ro vessels to move project cargo volumes (namely rail equipment) between the port of Tokuyama-Kudamatsu and Teesport. K Line signed a contract in May this year with Vantec ...

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    Post-panamax car carrier – Höegh Target – docks in UK


    The Höegh Target, reputed to currently be the world’s largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC), docked in the UK this week on its maiden voyage from China. The enormous ship, which has deck space of 71,400 sq.m and can carry 8,500 cars, arrived at the Port of Tyne, ...

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    UECC marks start of LNG vessel build with steel cutting ceremony


    Following t he announcement in March last year that UECC was investing in two pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) capable of being powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) , the company has held a formal steel cutting ceremony for the first of the two vessels at the NACKS shipyard ...

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    Mercedes-Benz to invest “several hundred million” in global logistics realignment


    [Updated July 30th] Mercedes-Benz Cars has announced a multi-million euro investment in the realignment of its global logistics organisation that will involve both inbound and outbound flows and incorporate the supply chain management unit within its central production organisation. “Our investment of several hundred million euros in our supply ...

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    DHL launches cross border LTL service between US and Mexico


    [This story was updated on Thursday 23rd July] DHL’s freight handling division, DHL Global Forwarding, has introduced a less-than-container load (LTL) service between the US and Mexico that it said has already been adopted by the automotive, engineering and manufacturing sectors, among others.Han Roest, global sector head of automotive at ...

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    Browning replaces Ward at London Gateway port


    Andy Browning has been appointed as cargo supply chain manager at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s newest deep-sea container terminal. Browning has moved from his previous position as supply chain and logistics solutions development manager at global, specialist beverage logistics company, JF Hillebrand. “I am joining at a time ...

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    Cutting out the paper trail


    Digital information is faster, more accurate and more useful, so why is there still so much paper in the automotive supply chain?Almost all companies now have some kind of digital infrastructure underpinning their processes, but can any automotive logistics operations be said to be truly paperless?Perhaps the most notable recent ...

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    DHL agreement builds on rail services between Europe and China


    DHL Global Forwarding has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Kazakhstan’s national rail operator, Temir Zholy Express, for the provision of block train services on the land bridge connecting Europe and China. DHL said the MOU would enhance greater rail connectivity and trade between China, Kazakhstan, the Commonwealth of ...

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    Russia conference: Practical proposals for the long term


    Discussions at this year’s Automotive Logistics Russia conference in Moscow moved across a range of subjects from the importance of survival and preparing for growth during a difficult economic slump to the importance of localisation and what needs to be done in terms of simplifying some of the more arcane ...

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    Höegh takes delivery of first New Horizon class car carrier


    Höegh Autoliners has taken delivery of the first of six new post-panamax vessels, all of which will be delivered over the next 18 months. The first vessel has been named Höegh Target and will be able to carry 8,500 car equivalent units (CEUs) on a deck space of 71,400 ...

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    Yusen adds LCL service for automotive between China and Japan


    Yusen Logistics’ division in China has launched a direct less-than-container load (LCL) service between China and Japan for the delivery of automotive parts. The service, which began in May, is running between Nansha, a district of Guangzhou, to Tokyo and Nagoya and has reduced the lead time on deliveries to ...

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    FVL conference: Worries over rail service and driver shortages


    While sales and production of new vehicles in North America still growing, there are lingering worries that logistics options are not keeping up with volume or the higher complexity. Although the situation has improved somewhat this year, rail velocity and cycle times are still behind their historic levels, while a ...

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    FVL conference: Driving on the marine highways


    The US marine highways, including coastal shipping and inland waterways, cover 29,000 nautical miles, compared to the circumference of the world, at 24,901 miles. That scale shows the huge importance of the country’s waterways, arteries that remain highly under utilised in the general freight sector and especially the automotive industry. ...

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    Kintetsu completes buyout of APL Logistics


    Kintetsu World Express has completed its purchase of APL Logistics from its parent company Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) for $1.2 billion. As reported in February this year the Japanese freight forwarder said the decision was based on its management priority to compete on a par with European and US competitors ...

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    BMW begins import of X4 kits to Russia from US


    BMW has confirmed it is beginning exports of its X4 model in kit form from its US plant in Spartanburg to Russia. The semi-knockdown (SKD) kits will be assembled at the German carmaker’s joint venture plant with Russian firm Avtotor in Kaliningrad. The assembled vehicles will be sold exclusively on ...

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    Ford rings the changes at Valencia


    Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain has been transformed into one of its busiest and most complex supply chains globally, with five models across two assembly lines, and a global export distribution. Marcus Williams considers why Ford chose itThe consolidation of production at Almussafes, just outside Valencia on Spain’s Mediterranean coast, ...

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    Vessel agreement to benefit parts shipments between Asia and South America


    Maersk Line has recently signed a vessel sharing agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) for trade between Asia and the east coast of South America. Maersk said the trade lane was key for the transport of automobile parts and electronics and that the agreement would ...

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    Panama Canal to introduce revised toll structure next year


    The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) has been given the go ahead by the government to modify the toll structure charged to vessels using the canal. From April 2016, a more bespoke system will apply charges according to the level of utilisation and cargo type along the majority of its segments. ...