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ECG is monitoring the developments around the growing number cars shipped in containers.

Below you may find all the recent information from ECG News.

Latest update on 20 February 2023

Multipurpose vessels ferry cars between China and a new hub in Piraeus Port

Source: Project Cargo Journal, 2023-02-15

The new service concerns the transportation of vehicles in special containers, with a capacity of 3 vehicles, called Flat Rack, equipped with built-in ramps…

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Container shipping costs plunge as consumer spending declines

Source: Financial Times, 2023-02-14

The price of shipping goods on vital global trade routes has fallen 85% below its peak as the cost of living crisis hits…

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Vehicle Carrier Shortage Becoming Serious in East Asia

Source: Business Korea, 2023-02-14

Pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) are becoming increasingly insufficient in East Asia as China’s car exports are growing fast…

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Car carriers booked solid, container ships being considered

Source: Hellenic Shipping News, 2022-11-30

The Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries proposed the use of container ships to export new cars…

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Chinese car exporters turn to containers to plug car-carrier capacity gap

Source: The Load Star, 2023-02-06

Insufficient pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) space is driving some Chinese car-makers to use containers to export their automobiles…

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Ro-Ro capacity crunch means carmakers are looking for containers

Source: Automotive Logistics, 2023-01-24

The decrease in Ro-Ro capacity for vehicle shipments since August 2022, which is pushing up unit rates for carmakers…

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Containerized Vehicle Outlook 2023

Source: Kar-Tainer, 2023-01-12

As we enter 2023, we are leaving behind a period characterized by sever supply chain disruptions for the automotive OEMs…

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COSCO develops tech to transform pulp ship into a car carrier 

Source: Splash247, 2022-08-22

In the unprecedented shipping markets witnessed during the pandemic, cargo types have migrated to all manner of alternate vessels…

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