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    Connecting the dots

    2019-01-03T12:06:00Z

    Buy a new BMW, and it’s no surprise to find it stuffed with hi-tech telematics. Real-time traffic information, GPS navigation, automatic speed limit display, rear vision display, parking assistance, smartphone integration, intelligent diagnostics and status display – all of these and more are fast becoming part of the modern driving ...

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    Looking for the safe side in uncertain times

    2018-10-31T17:00:25Z

    Europe’s finished vehicle sector faces several big challenges in coming months, as speakers at the recent ECG conference in Germany made clear. Marcus Williams reports The finished vehicle sector in Europe is dealing with some major challenges at the moment, including an increasingly serious driver shortage, severe fluctuations in capacity ...

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    Hitting the gas

    2018-10-18T16:20:03Z

    Environmental regulations covering the shipping industry are set to tighten across a range of parameters, from the sulphur content in fuel to CO 2 emissions. In response, some shipping operators have begun to explore the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in place of traditional marine fuel oil. ...

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    BMW extends contract at Cuxport

    2018-02-14T09:57:40Z

    BMW has extended its contract with Rhenus Worldwide at the northern German port of Cuxport for the processing of finished vehicles destined for export to the UK and Scandinavia. The vehicles are made at the premium carmaker’s plants in eastern and southern Germany, as well as in Austria under contract ...

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    WWL links Spain’s port of Vigo to South America

    2018-01-10T14:33:02Z

    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has added the Spanish port of Vigo to its Atlantic Ocean service, which supports the movement of finished vehicles, breakbulk and rolling stock between Europe and South America via the US and Mexico. The Norwegian-based global ocean services provider will call at Vigo on a monthly ...

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    Pasaia extends vehicle terminal concession to UECC and Noatum

    2018-01-03T14:53:16Z

    The port authority controlling the Spanish port of Pasaia (Pasajes) in the northern Basque region has agreed to extend the concession held there by short sea services provider UECC and Spanish maritime, logistics and port services provider Noatum Maritime. According to the latest agreement, UECC and Noatum will continue to ...

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    Per Christian Mørk joins UECC as chief operating officer

    2017-10-03T10:50:55Z

    European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC has appointed Per Christian Mørk (pictured) as its new chief operating officer (COO). He replaces Erik Jensen, who has moved to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) in an as yet unspecified role. Mørk moves to UECC from his previous position as head of sales for Europe, ...

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    UECC holds event in Southampton to showcase its dual-fuel LNG vessel

    2017-09-12T17:30:01Z

    European short-sea carrier, UECC, has held an event at Southampton port in the UK for clients and authorities to get a closer look at its new Auto Eco vessel capable of running on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG). Last November, the vessel, which was the first pure car and truck ...

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    Scania shipping trucks to Russia with UECC

    2017-06-26T15:00:13Z

    Truck maker Scania has signed a contract with European short-sea ro-ro operator UECC for the movement of its finished trucks from Belgium to Russia. Twenty trucks, made at Scania’s plant in Zwolle in the Netherlands, were loaded at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge earlier this month for onward shipment to ...

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    UECC starts ship-to-ship LNG fuelling

    2017-06-14T12:51:36Z

    European ro-ro operator UECC has set up a weekly ship-to-ship bunkering service for its Auto Eco and Auto Energy vessels, which can run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as heavy fuel. The vessels were fuelled at the Belgian port of Zeebrugge during loading operations. The move ...

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    Europe conference: Data sharing could ease port constraints for finished vehicles

    2017-06-13T11:56:05Z

    Strong growth in vehicle numbers moving into and out of Europe over the past few years has created capacity constraints and bottlenecks at the continent’s ports. While the scope to significantly expand physical space might be limited, executives from carmakers and logistics providers have suggested better visibility and sharing of ...

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    UECC links Scandinavia to north coast of Spain; deploys LNG vessels on Baltic service

    2017-03-01T16:05:05Z

    Short-sea maritime services operator, UECC, has launched a new Atlantic service linking Scandinavia with the north of Spain. The company said the new service provides a route from Vigo in Spain to Drammen in Norway and Wallhamm in Sweden. The company will deploy three vessels on the route over two ...

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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 ...