NEWS BLOG

Navigating The Electric Vehicle Logistics Challenge

(1 February, 2023)

In recent years, the global automotive industry has seen a dramatic shift toward electric vehicles. While this trend promises to reduce emissions and provide more sustainable transportation options, it poses a unique challenge for automotive logistics businesses.

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Discover The Benefits Of The New P-RAK Palletised Cargo Racking System

(25 January, 2023)

Optimising efficiency and space in the shipping process is crucial for international automotive logistics companies to control costs. The new P-RAK palletised cargo racking system from Trans Rak offers a solution that allows a second or even a third floor to be added to a standard shipping container, effectively increasing the total floor area.

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3 Reasons Containerised Vehicle Transport Is More Cost-Effective In The Long Run

(18 January, 2023)

A common argument against containerised vehicle transport is that it is more expensive than using roll-on/roll-off (RORO) cargo ships. This may be true in the case of some short haul journeys and low volume consignments. However, this argument does not consider the long-term cost-savings of containerised or load-on/load-off (LOLO) shipping for long haul and bulk vehicle shipping. Here are three reasons why:

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Electric Vehicles From China Can Now Be Transported By Rail

(11 January, 2023)

As of October 1st, China Railway is now allowing the transportation of electric vehicles (EVs) throughout the country. This is a significant change, as EVs were previously considered ‘dangerous goods’ in the PRC and could not be transported by rail.

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Fire Aboard ‘The Midnight Sun’ - Revealing The Hazards Of RORO Shipping

(4 January, 2023)

In September 2022, a small fire broke out on the upper deck of the Midnight Sun, an Orca-class RORO ferry built in 2003, while moored in port in Tacoma, Washington (USA). While the crew put out the fire quickly and the vessel wasn't carrying any cargo at the time, the incident highlights an important safety hazard inherent to RORO vessels.

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How To Ship UN 3171-Classified Battery Powered Vehicles – What You Need to Know

(22 December, 2022)

At Trans Rak, our racking systems are used by automotive logistics companies to transport all sizes of vehicles – but now the big question is asked about shipping battery-powered vehicles in containers, since 1st October 2022 with the approval to ship EVs in container out of China the demand for racks and containers has grown.

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What Are Your Top Car Transportation Options?

(8 September, 2022)

The available options for transporting vehicles really depend upon the journey. The key variables are cost and time, and the potentials are: ship, train, barge, and road transporter. More often than not, a combination of these is required. In this post, the spotlight is directed at the process of getting a fleet of vehicles from manufacturer to showroom, exploring the options that are available.

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What Is The Best Way To Ship Your Car Consignment – RoRo Or Container Shipping?

(30 August, 2022)

Both roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) ferries and container ships have their plus points, but which is the better option for your consignment? In this article, we take a quick look at the benefits and drawbacks of each.

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How To Increase The Amount Of Vehicles You Can Transport With Storage Containers

(3 August, 2022)

Transporting vehicles via shipping container is the safest and often fastest way in which to move your vehicles over long distances.

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The Easy Way To Ship Cars Overseas Safely And On Time! 

(13 July, 2022)

Containerising cars is not a new concept and it has the great benefit of guaranteeing delivery from point A to point B more or less anywhere in the world.

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The Containerised Car Transport Guide

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