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    A game of two halves at Europe’s vehicle ports

    2021-04-08T14:27:00Z

    Volatility at Europe’s leading finished vehicle handling ports was made worse in 2020 by the impact of restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the first half of the year and then by resurgent demand in the second half. Marcus Williams reports

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    Zeebrugge remains busiest European vehicle handling port

    2021-04-06T09:26:00Z

    Despite the impact on throughput, Belgium’s port of Zeebrugge maintained its position as Europe’s busiest vehicle handling port in 2020. 

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen puts more vessels back into service

    2021-04-05T15:33:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen will reactivate the last three of the ro-ro vessels it placed in cold layup in the second quarter of last year when the Covid-19 pandemic hit finished vehicle volumes.

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    ABP to install 5G network at port of Southampton

    2021-04-05T13:25:00Z

    Associated British Ports (ABP) is working with Verizon Business on the installation of a private 5G telecommunications network at the port of Southampton on the UK south coast. It will make ABP the first mainland port operator in the UK to offer a private 5G network to its customers. 

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen reveals wind-powered ro-ro vessel

    2021-02-22T11:45:00Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has presented Orcelle Wind, a concept for a primarily wind-powered pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel that the finished vehicle logistics provider is confident could be on the water in 2025. In normal operation, it is expected to bring a 90% reduction in emissions.

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    Wallenius Wilhelmsen reactivates nine car carriers from cold lay-up

    2021-01-11T13:46:00Z

    The ocean division of Wallenius Wilhelmsen’s car carrying business (WW Ocean) is re-activating nine of the 16 car carrying vessels it has in cold lay-up. It will be reactivating them during the first quarter of 2021, to replace capacity currently sourced through short-term charters.

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    Automotive sector welcomes EU-UK trade deal

    2021-01-06T10:55:00Z

    The UK car industry has welcomed the new EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), which was finally announced on December 24. The agreement avoids a no-deal Brexit that would have added tariff charges to the import and export of parts and vehicles, but there are still hurdles to overcome in terms of new customs procedures.

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    ALSC Live North America event will focus on recovery and resilience

    2020-12-14T11:39:00Z

    The North American automotive market has shown resilience in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic but its recovery and future success depend on high-performing logistics and supply chains to avoid further disruption and better serve customers.

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    NYK embraces automation and increases dedicated terminals

    2020-11-30T14:48:00Z

    In the face of disruption and a drop in vehicle volumes caused by Covid-19, NYK is looking into the use of automation to reduce contact in storage yards, and remote management of cargo-handling and pre-delivery inspection (PDI) operations. At the same time it is continuing to expand its automotive-dedicated terminals globally

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    VW switches to recycled oil to power ro-ro vessels

    2020-11-27T15:28:00Z

    In an innovative response to lowering emissions in European maritime freight transport, Volkswagen Group Logistics has set up an initiative for ro-ro vessels carrying its vehicles to use vegetable oil, including oil recycled from restaurants and the food industry.

  • Grimaldi Eco Valencia ro-ro hybrid
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    Latest Grimaldi vessels to improve fleet efficiency

    2020-10-23T13:35:00Z

    Grimaldi has updated its fleet of ro-ro vessels this month with the delivery of two new ships. The Eco Valencia is the first of 12 hybrid ro-ro vessels that will be used to transport vehicles in Europe. The Grande Florida is conventionally-powered, but has a number of features to reduce emissions.

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    Ro-ro shipping line UECC joins UN sustainability pact

    2020-10-12T12:07:00Z

    Norwegian ro-ro shipping line UECC has signed up to the United Nations Global Compact, which supports and unites companies to become more sustainable in terms of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

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    Digital process planning and control project moves to second stage at Bremerhaven

    2020-08-17T11:14:00Z

    Following the successful completion of project Isabella at the German port of Bremerhaven, BLG Logistics is working with its project partners, the Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (Biba) and software specialist 28Apps Software, on the next phase of development – Isabella 2 – which will digitally integrate multimodal transport links for the optimised movement of finished vehicles

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    Dachser moves auto heavy-lift from Brazil to Mexico despite crisis

    2020-08-10T11:36:00Z

    Dachser has moved 138 tons of automotive project cargo between Brazil and Mexico using road and shortsea routes in the midst of restrictions caused by. the coronavirus. The breakbulk consignment contained a compressor machine and 14 accessory items. 

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    Pros and cons on the Pacific Coast

    2020-07-27T16:01:00Z

    The main vehicle handling ports on the US west coast shared some common challenges last year and dealt with them in different ways, but no matter where you were in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic had the same impact on volume throughput and led to a build-up of vehicle inventory.

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    Stronger connections for a competitive future

    2020-04-01T07:13:00Z

    Capacity constraints have tested the resourcefulness of Haropa ports, which oversees activity at the sea port of Le Havre, and the inland ports of Rouen and Paris, but the company is responding with investment, redevelopment and the application of smart technology 

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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port sees 30% surge in imports

    2020-03-12T10:25:00Z

    Santa Marta port is now responsible for importing 25% of Colombia’s finished vehicles and is also rising in importance as a transhipment hub. Vehicle traffic through the port increased by more than 30% last year as sales in the country to more than 257,000

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    Shipping lines accused of fixing transport charges which cost UK car buyers

    2020-03-03T16:53:00Z

    Five shipping firms have been accused of overcharging OEM customers by conspiring to fix the prices they charged for transporting new cars and vans to the UK. 

  • Karl-Friedrich Koch talks to Chris Ludwig at AL Mexico
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    Watch: BMW prepares its logistics network for global export from Mexico

    2020-02-27T13:09:00Z

    Karl-Friedrich Koch, vice-president of production control, logistics at BMW Group Mexico talks to Christopher Ludwig about the ramp up in production at the carmaker’s plant in San Luis Potosí

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    Vitória sees double-digit growth in imports

    2020-02-19T12:51:00Z

    The Brazilian port of Vitória, which is managed by Codesa port authority, reported a 16.8% rise in imported vehicles during 2019 and there is strong expectation that volumes through the port will increase