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  • Grimaldi launches ro-ro service between Mediterranean and Mexico

    April 19, 2017

    Italian ocean ro-ro provider, Grimaldi Group, has set up a service between Italy and Mexico dedicated to carrying vehicles, rolling freight and project cargo. The service connects the Italian ports of Civitavecchia and Savona with the port of Veracruz in Mexico. It will run via Turkey’s port of Gemlik and ports in North America, including …

  • Euro Marine Logistics launches Biscay ro-ro service

    April 4, 2017

    Short-sea operator Euro Marine Logistics (EML) has begun operating a new ro-ro service between Spain, Belgium, France and the UK. The company, a joint venture between Mitsui OSK Lines and Höegh Autoliners, said in March that it would be deploying two medium-sized vessels, each with a capacity of 1,500 car equivalent units (CEU), on the …

  • Neptune Lines adds service between Europe, UK and Ireland following Renault contract

    March 29, 2017

    Short-sea operator, Neptune Lines, is adding a new ro-ro service between northern Spain, France, the UK and Ireland following a contract with Renault. The company is dedicating two vessels to a direct, weekly service that it said would also serve all major customers in the region, covering vehicles, high and heavy cargo and special loads. …

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

    March 1, 2017

    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 loops. “UECC is the only …

  • ARC carrier forced back to Southampton port by fire

    February 27, 2017

    Ocean finished vehicle transporter, American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC), is waiting to assess damage to its vessel M/V Honor following a fire that broke out in its cargo decks early last Friday (February 24th). The ship had just left the UK’s port of Southampton when a fire was discovered in the cargo hold at around …

  • DFDS takes delivery of Gardenia Seaways ro-ro vessel

    February 21, 2017

    European short-sea operator DFDS has taken delivery of the first of two ro-ro vessels from German shipbuilder, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. The new ship (pictured) was officially named Gardenia Seaways in a ceremony on February 17th. The second will be handed over in Flensburg, Germany in September. Each is 210m long and has capacity for 262 trailers …

  • ‘Illusion and inadequate reactions’ to blame for Humber collision

    February 9, 2017

    A ‘compelling illusion’ coupled with the slow reaction of the two vessels involved was behind the collision between the car carrier City of Rotterdam (pictured) and the ro-ro freight ferry Primula Seaways, the official investigation into the incident has concluded. The City of Rotterdam, operated by Nissan Car Carriers and owned by Fairmont Shipping (Canada), collided with …

  • Engine room fire disables Höegh Autoliners ro-ro vessel

    January 17, 2017

    Global maritime transport provider Höegh Autoliners has confirmed that a fire in the engine room of the Alliance St Louis ro-ro carrier (pictured) has taken the vessel out of operation. The fire broke out on Monday (January 16th) when the ship was in the Caribbean Sea, 130 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana. It was …

  • 2016 in review: takeovers, disputes and political upheaval

    December 21, 2016

    The year 2016 may well go down as one of the most significant in recent history – not just politically but also for the automotive supply chain. Surprise voting results in the US and Europe have created significant uncertainty regarding global trade that may go on for years and is already impacting logistics, while ongoing …

  • Ekol’s Alternative Transport launches sixth ro-ro vessel

    November 21, 2016

    Alternative Transport, the maritime ro-ro division of Turkish transport and logistics provider Ekol Logistics, has launched its sixth vessel at an event in Flensburg Germany. The vessel, named Meleq, will join the fleet in February next year and provide services between Turkey and Italy. The 210-metre long Meleq, which was was built by Germany shipbuilding …