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    UECC working on maritime biofuel trials for cleaner vessel services


    UECC is working with Act Group, Lloyd’s Register and Wartsila on a project assessing the suitability of a new biofuel for use on vessels providing vehicle forwarding services

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    Steering sustainability in European vehicle logistics


    Automotive logistics leaders prioritised action over measurement for carbon emissions at this year’s conference held by the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG). Regulatory support, tech diversity, collaboration and trust were flagged as key actions for long-term success.

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    Rebuilding trust is key to solving the European capacity crisis


    At last week’s Spring Congress of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics’ (ECG) closer industry dialogue was seen to be helping repair a stubborn capacity crisis in the outbound sector

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    Coverage from this year’s ECG conference in Austria


    The driver shorage and related capacity problems were under discussion at last week’s ECG conference in Vienna, as well as the need to tackle the problem with closer OEM-LSP collaboration

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    UECC teams up with Svitzer on biofuels in tug operations


    European shortsea ro-ro operator UECC has signed a three-year deal with Svitzer on the use of carbon-neutral EcoTow tugboats for operations at ports in Scandinavia

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    A sea change for sustainable vehicle delivery


    Short-sea vehicle carriers, including Höegh Autoliners and UECC, are investing in cleaner vessel technology to meet ambitious goals and make shipping more sustainable

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    UECC launches bi-weekly service linking North Sea ports


    UECC is launching a new North Sea service to link the ports of Zeebrugge, Esbjerg, Gothenburg and Drammen in response to demand from a number of leading carmakers based in Europe

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    UECC celebrates launch of third LNG battery hybrid car carrier


    The third and final in the current series of advanced dual-fuel, LNG battery hybrid car carriers built for European short-sea ro-ro shipping provider UECC has been launched at the Jiangnan Shipyard in China.

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    UECC takes delivery of first hybrid finished vehicle vessel


    The pure car and truck carrier will be powered by LNG and battery technology, significantly reducing emissions significantly and exceeding sustainablity goals outlined by the IMO

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    Outbound sector grapples with reality of reaching carbon neutrality


    At last week’s conference held by the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) in Brussels, delegates discussed what the EU’s carbon neutral targets for 2050 meant for the sector

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    Craig Jasienski joins Neptune Lines as CEO


    Craig Jasienski will take on the role of CEO at European short-sea ro-ro operator Neptune Lines from October 1 this year. Melina Travlos, who had held the role, will remain president of the company.

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    Second LNG-battery hybrid vessel on route to UECC


    Work has been completed on the second of three newbuild hybrid pure car and truck carriers for UECC that will run on a combination of LNG and battery power

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    Better cooperation is needed to decarbonise the supply chain


    The automotive industry is investing to decarbonise the vehicles it makes as well as individual links in the supply chain used to deliver the parts and finished vehicles. However, without better logistics planning there will still be a lot of waste and the industry needs to join up its thinking, said Martin Corner, head of supply chain at Volvo Cars, on a recent panel discussion about shipping in the automotive industry.

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    UECC launches first LNG hybrid PCTC


    European ro-ro operator UECC has launched its first pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel powered by liquified natural gas (LNG) and battery power. LNG burns more cleanly than traditional heavy fuels, and the battery component drives auxiliary equipment and reduces emissions in port.

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    Logistics providers call for fairness in calculating shipping emissions


    Clarity is needed on measuring emissions in shipping but a poorly judged methodology could disadvantage finished vehicle logistics and disrupt the supply chain

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    AL FVL Spring 2021 Digital Edition – Coping strategies for a global crisis


    The spring digital edition of Automotive Logistics and Finished Vehicle Logistics is out now, featuring comprehensive overviews of the main vehicle ports in continental Europe and the UK, as well as the maritime transport sector. Plus, we look at the latest packaging initiative supporting VW’s lithium-ion battery deliveries to VW Zwickau, Vijay Ratnaparkhe’s IT revolution at Bosch and talk to carmakers about supply chain lessons ten years on from the Fukushima earthquake disaster