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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 03 August 2023

Hyundai Glovis uses cars in containers to ship cars as PCTC shortage bites

Source: The Loadstar, 2023-08-03

Hyundai Glovis CEO Lee Kyoo-bok said on Friday the company had shipped cars in containers to make up for the tight availability of pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs)…

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Renault’s Busan plant aims to become key export base

Source: The Korea Herald, 2023-05-18

Renault Korea Motors seeks a bigger presence as its Busan plant aims to become a regional export base for the French auto giant…

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Traffic jams worldwide playing havoc with car-carrying vessel schedules

Source: The Load Star, 2023-05-03

Long-haul Ro-Ro schedules are facing multiple challenges, causing congestion and delays in handling cars in ports in Europe, China, South Africa, the US and Australia…

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Emerging Supply Chain Trends – A Look at Evolving Finished Vehicle Logistics Amid Market Shifts and Trends

Source: LogiSYM, 2023-04-20

Automobiles, as a form of transportation, are indispensable in today’s world and will remain a crucial part of our lives…

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Heilongjiang runs 1st China-Europe express bearing domestic commercial vehicles

Source: Global Times, 2023-04-16

Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province on Sunday saw the departure of the first China-Europe Railway Express trains that carried domestically made commercial vehicles…

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Containing the boom after the bust

Source: Automotive Logistics, 2023-04-04

Since it took over GEFCO, CEVA Logistics has developed a fifth business division dedicated to finished vehicle logistics and it is now seeing an increase in global demand for containerised vehicle services…

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Guidelines seek to cut lithium-ion battery carriage risks

Source: Seatrade Maritime, 2023-03-29

The first in a series of documents on safely carrying lithium-ion batteries covers how the batteries operate, their regulatory classification as cargo, the risk of and causes of thermal runaway…

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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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