All Short-sea articles

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    Europe conference: Live poll results

    2017-06-13T17:53:34Z

    Live polling conducted at the Automotive Logistics Europe conference revealed that a third of delegates see implementing new technology and IT systems as their company's biggest challenge over the coming year and that reliability of service was the most sought after quality in a logistics service provider. Delegates ...

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    China conference: Brilliant strategy positions BMW JV for change

    2017-04-18T18:47:45Z

    BMW’s joint venture in China with Brilliance Auto, BMW Brilliance, has said it does not expect to feel any impact from the ongoing changes to maximum car carrier dimensions in the country – even though it has seen a huge increase in vehicle production and sales volumes. That is because ...

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    Logistics providers recognised in GM supplier awards

    2017-04-05T17:02:39Z

    strong em a href="https://automotivelogistics.media/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" img class="alignleft wp-image-115721" src="https://d2hkn54fqqmadw.cloudfront.net/web/AL/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/GM_supplier_award.jpg" alt="GM_supplier_award" width="359" height="202" / /a /em /strong General Motors has once again recognised the services of its logistics providers at its annual Supplier of the Year awards, held in Orlando, Florida, on March 31 sup ...

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    Euro Marine Logistics launches Biscay ro-ro service

    2017-04-04T22:48:30Z

    EML’s new Biscay route – click to enlarge Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML) has begun operating a new ro-ro service between Spain, Belgium, France and the UK. The company, a joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh Autoliners, said in March that it would be deploying two ...

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    European ports: Sailing into a tide of protectionism?

    2017-04-04T22:43:43Z

    The repercussions of last year’s political eruptions have yet to be felt in Europe’s ports and growth is expected to continue this year, bringing with it much-needed investment. But port operators and shipping companies remain on alert for any shift in trading patterns While last year was one of political ...

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    FVL conference: American Honda overcomes Mexican vandalism issue

    2017-03-10T20:02:24Z

    Honda has drastically reduced incidents of damage and vandalism on vehicles that it exports from Mexico beyond North America, as well as vehicles shipped to Mexico, thanks to a number of route and transport changes. Charles Franklin, manager of export logistics at American Honda (pictured), says his company had zero ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

  • 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 ...

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    India’s logistics landscape is set for structural change

    2016-11-10T16:30:49Z

    New rules designed to support transport safety and simplify taxation are helping to create new multimodal opportunities in the nation Two separate regulatory changes are set to impact on logistics business for transport providers and their customers in India. The first – a change to the maximum length of road ...

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    Brussels gives thumbs-up to UECC Ibérica sale

    2016-11-01T12:38:01Z

    Spain’s terminal operating and services company Marítima del Mediterráneo (Marmedsa) is to take a 50% stake in UECC Ibérica, the Portuguese-based firm that manages and operates the finished vehicle terminal at the northern Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes). The remaining 50% of the company will be retained by short-sea maritime ...

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    Neptune Lines launches Middle East short-sea service

    2016-06-22T14:37:26Z

    European short-sea ro-ro operator, Neptune Lines, has launched a weekly service for vehicle shipments connecting eight countries in the Arabian Gulf. The service will operate on two loops, interchanging weekly, between Jebel Ali port in Dubai, and Khalifa port in Abu Dhabi, both in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In ...

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    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 ...

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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 ...

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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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    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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    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.