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    Returning vehicle sales test Russian ro-ro capacity

    2021-05-04T08:29:00Z

    Returning vehicle sales in Russia are prompting ocean transport providers to return laid up vessels into operation as capacity on international routes becomes tighter. Higher tariffs on containerised vehicle shipments from China is also leading to a switch in mode to ocean, adding to the demand for more services. That is expected to create an imbalance in supply and demand in the ro-ro transport sector in the short and medium-term.

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    UECC launches first LNG hybrid PCTC

    2021-04-19T11:13:00Z

    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

    2021-04-19T11:02:00Z

    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

    2021-04-08T08:13:00Z

    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

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    Craig Jasienski leaves Wallenius Wilhelmsen

    2021-03-08T16:07:00Z

    Craig Jasienski has stepped down as president and CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen. The Norwegian shipping and logistics provider said its board had agreed with Jasienski to end his employment on Monday (March 8) and extended its gratitude for his work in various positions at the company over more than 30 years.

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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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    Gutierrez appointed co-CEO at RPM and plans further growth in Europe

    2020-11-09T10:13:00Z

    Sergio Gutierrez has been promoted to global co-CEO at freight and finished vehicle delivery company RPM Freight Systems. He also retains his position as president of RPM Europe, a role he has held since August 2019.

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    First Aiways U5 imports arrive through AutoTerminal Bremerhaven

    2020-08-03T11:19:00Z

    BLG Logistics has taken its first shipment of electric vehicles imported to Europe by the Chinese start-up carmaker Aiways…

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    WWO diversifies to mitigate impact of Covid-19 on Russian vehicle imports

    2020-06-22T13:59:00Z

    The Covid-19 pandemic has hit demand for maritime car carrying services to Russia from Europe by as much as 40%, according to Dmitry Vostrikov, general director of the Russian branch of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean’s (WWO)…

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    WW Ocean provides direct service to Chilean mining hub

    2020-06-03T08:24:00Z

    Maritime logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is providing a direct monthly service from the US and Mexico to the mining hub of Puerto Angamos in Chile.

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    Torbjørn Wist to take up CFO role at Wallenius Wilhelmsen

    2020-05-04T10:47:00Z

    Torbjørn Wist will take over as chief financial officer (CFO) at Norwegian shipping and logistics provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen from October 1 this year. He replaces Rebekka Glasser Herlofsen…

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    Coronavirus leads to capacity crisis at Zeebrugge

    2020-04-07T14:15:00Z

    Europe’s biggest vehicle handling port in Zeebrugge, Belgium, is taking emergency measures to deal with congestion at its ro-ro terminals caused by the coronavirus pandemic…

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    Coronavirus takes its toll on maritime sector

    2020-03-25T09:48:00Z

    Ro-ro operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is to reduce its fleet of around 125 vessels by up to 15 in wake of car plants closing down, automotive supply chains being interrupted and coronavirus-related disruption to normal business activity looking set to continue for months…

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    MCW Logistics Solutions to strengthen outbound services in South-East Asia

    2020-03-06T11:43:00Z

    A new joint venture based in Thailand aims to provide a stronger inland logistics network for the distribution of finished vehicles in the country from the beginning of April this year…

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    Maritime sector mourns passing of Wilhelm Wilhelmsen

    2020-02-26T12:11:00Z

    Wilhelm Wilhelmsen (pictured), fourth-generation member of the family owners of the eponymous Norwegian shipping company, has died aged 82

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    WW Solutions starts processing Mazda vehicles in California

    2020-01-15T12:46:00Z

    Mazda vehicles arriving from Japan into the US West Coast are now being prepared at WW Solutions’ processing centre (VPC) in Los Angeles before delivery to dealers…

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    Damage control: How technology can assist vehicle inspection

    2019-12-19T10:36:00Z

    With approximately 80m new cars being produced globally each year, the automotive industry has a big job to do when it comes to checking the condition of finished vehicles, something that has long relied on human labour…

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    BMW and shipping companies look to develop low-carbon fuel

    2019-11-12T14:31:00Z

    German carmaker BMW, shipping lines Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WW) and Maersk and other international companies have formed the LEO Coalition to discover if LEO, a blend of lignin and ethanol, could be used in cargo vessels…

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    JLR moves into larger VPC in North America

    2019-11-04T15:11:00Z

    British OEM JLR has relocated to a larger, renovated vehicle processing centre (VPC) in Brunswick, Georgia, to cater for increasing demand for its vehicles…

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    Chris Conner to take top job at AAPA

    2019-07-30T10:35:00Z

    Chris Conner is replacing Kurt Nagle as CEO of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). The former CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) will take on the new role in mid-October, though will start on September 23, working alongside Nagle during the transition…