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  • Vehicle logistics & regulations: The new rules of the game

    March 29, 2017

    Donald Trump’s pledge to lighten the US regulatory load should be music to the logistics industry’s ears, but road and rail providers may have to fight their own corners as and when the changes are rung in In this story… Looking to lighten the burden Testing Trump’s orders Waiting for the concrete to pour First …

  • International rail services start moving vehicles to Portugal and Italy

    March 27, 2017

    Two new international vehicle handling rail services have begun operating in recent weeks out of Spain and the Czech Republic. The first, operated by Takargo/Ibercargo, is being used to move Renault vehicles from Spain to Portugal, with trains originating in either Venta de Baños or Valladolid in Spain and running through to Vale da Rosa …

  • Investigation finds lack of competition in Mexican rail interconnections

    March 22, 2017

    The investigative arm of Mexico’s competition commission (COFECE) has suggested there is a lack of competition in interconnection services by the major companies operating the country’s railway network. The unit has just released the preliminary findings of an investigation into the matter following a claim by an unnamed party last year. Kansas City Southern Mexico …

  • European transport commissioner wants digital cooperation

    March 22, 2017

    Violeta Bulc, the European commissioner for transport, has urged the finished vehicle logistics sector to work with the European Commission and EU member states to push for legislative reforms and policies to support better use of developing technologies. Speaking at an event marking the 20th anniversary of the Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) in …

  • At 20 years old, ECG invests in a digital future 

    March 22, 2017

    The Association of European Vehicle Logistics (ECG) has celebrated its 20th anniversary with an event this week at the Autoworld museum in Brussels, attended among others by European commissioner for transport, Violeta Bulc. Since March 1997, the association has represented the common interests of vehicle logistics companies at a European level both to regulators and lawmakers in Brussels, …

  • Gdansk increases car volumes as Nissan signs contract with Adampol

    March 22, 2017

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract with Polish logistics provider Adampol for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles through the port of Gdansk, in northern Poland. The vehicles are being imported from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe (CEE) including Poland, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, …

  • Major investment to double vehicle handling at Philadelphia port

    March 22, 2017

    The US state of Pennsylvania is investing $93m in the port of Philadelphia’s finished vehicle terminal to more than double annual import capacity there to 350,000 vehicles. The move is part of an overall $300m government investment in infrastructure, warehousing and equipment at the port. The capital investment programme was first announced in November last year …

  • ATI invests in multi-level car park to deal with Philippine imports

    March 22, 2017

    Asian Terminals (ATI), the Philippine port operator and developer, is investing 1.3 billion Philippine pesos ($25.8m) in a five-level vehicle storage facility at the port of Batangas to handle continued growth in imports of vehicles to the country. Batangas port accounts for the majority of the country’s annual car imports and last year handled more …

  • Liberty shows a passion for vehicle shipping with new ro-ro launch

    March 21, 2017

    Liberty Global Logistics has held a ceremony at the port of Beaumont in Texas to officially name its new ro-ro vessel, the Liberty Passion. The US flagged pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) will be loading military and other commercial cargo in Beaumont, as well as other US ports, for delivery to the Mediterranean and …

  • Port of Portland hires O’Hollaren to help grow automotive business

    March 21, 2017

    Ken O’Hollaren (pictured) has been hired as marine marketing director at the Port of Portland. He has more than 25 years of experience and was previously executive director at the ports of Longview and Port Angeles. Keith Leavitt, the Port of Portland’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are excited to have Ken’s ideas and expertise …