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  • Polish port of Gdansk boosts vehicle volumes with Nissan contract

    March 22, 2017

    The Renault-Nissan Alliance has signed a three-year contract at the Polish port of Gdansk for the weekly import of Nissan vehicles from Japan, Spain and the UK for delivery to markets in central and eastern Europe including Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. The new business will see an additional 20,000 …

  • 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 …

  • SCPA breaks ground on second inland port in South Carolina

    March 21, 2017

    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) has broken ground on a new inland port in the town of Dillon. The move follows its recent success in establishing an inland logistics hub used by BMW and tyremaker Michelin. In choosing a location in the eastern part of South Carolina with close proximity to I-95, class one railway …

  • 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 …

  • FVL conference: Will big outbound visions ever happen in real-time?

    March 14, 2017

    The eighth annual Finished Vehicle Logistics North America conference discussed lots of potential for connected car and in-vehicle technology to transform transport and tracking. However, uncertainties over which technology to focus on, as well as regulatory and economic questions, may hold back important software and hardware updates. Marcus Williams reports from Huntington Beach, California. Gareth …

  • Georgia Ports Authority announces new developments

    February 8, 2017

    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has just announced the sale to developers of 200 hectares of property to accommodate growing demand for warehousing, distribution and trans-shipping facilities near the port of Savannah. The new development, located on five parcels of land at GPA’s Savannah River International Trade Park, is less than eight kilometres from the Garden City …

  • Finished vehicles boost trade through Copenhagen Malmö Port

    February 1, 2017

    Nordic port and terminal operator Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) has revealed growth of over 12% in the number of finished vehicles it handled last year. “We’re seeing a clear upturn in volumes in several business segments, which is of course pleasing,” said CEO Johan Röstin. “The strongest segment has been new cars, which increased from 339,000 cars in …

  • Patimban port set to boost Indonesian finished vehicle exports

    January 31, 2017

    The Indonesian government is hoping that a new deep sea port at Patimban, in West Java, will absorb part of the finished vehicle traffic that the existing facility at Tanjung Priok, the country’s largest port (pictured), is struggling to cope with. Thomas Lembong, chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), said: “Patimban Port is expected to …

  • Ro-ro carriers given the right to jointly negotiate US tugboat prices

    January 24, 2017

    The US Federal Maritime Commission has decided to permit major ro-ro carriers to jointly negotiate the pricing of tug services at US ports from now on. The news comes after the commission voted to amend the existing cooperative working agreement that shippers Wallenius Wilhelmsen (WWL), Eukor, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) and Hyundai Glovis have …