NEWS BLOG

Open Car Racking Vs Containerised Shipping – Which Is The Better Alternative To RoRo For Finished Vehicle Logistics?

(14 March, 2023)

Poor old RoRo shipping has taken quite a bit of flak on this blog and others over the past few years, for its deficiencies in long haul finished vehicle logistics (FVL) – especially between Far Eastern and European and American markets. While still a viable option for short haul shipments, generally speaking, RoRo has become more expensive, riskier, and – since last summer – more difficult to source than container shipping for FVL.

Read More

What Are Scrubbers In Container Shipping And How Do They Reduce Emissions?

(7 March, 2023)

In an effort to reduce the environmental impact of shipping, many container shipping operations have been turning towards scrubbers as a means of reducing emissions. But what are scrubbers, and how do they help? Let’s take a look at the technology and its benefits.

Read More

Exploring The Reasons Behind The Sudden Drop In Shipping Container Prices

(28 February, 2023)

Over the last year, shipping container prices have dropped significantly from their peak in early 2021. The decline came as a surprise to many in the logistics industry, who had expected prices to remain high and steady throughout 2022 and 2023. While the drop in shipping container prices is positive news for automotive logistics businesses, it’s worth exploring the reasons for the sudden decrease in rates. In this article, we’ll look at some of the reasons behind the shift.

Read More

Ensuring Vehicle Safety With Steel Reusable Racks

(22 February, 2023)

Car racking is an integral part of containerised transport for car consignments overseas, but inadequate car racking can be dangerous and lead to damage to both the vehicle and the people handling it.

Read More

5 Tips For Loading Cars Into Shipping Containers Safely And Efficiently

(21 February, 2023)

Car shipping containers provide a safe and secure way to transport cars and other vehicles around the world. However, without the right tools and racking system, loading a car into a container is no easy feat and can easily incur damage to the vehicle. Here are five tips to help you load your cars into containers safely and efficiently.

Read More

Comparing RoRo And Containerised Car Transport – What You Need To Know

(15 February, 2023)

RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off) and containerised transport are two of the most popular forms of cargo transportation for consumer vehicles. They are both efficient, cost-effective, and have become industry standards for shipping cars to ports around the world. In this article, we re-cap the benefits and drawbacks of each form of transport.

Read More

What Does 2023 Have In Store For Global Container Shipping?

(14 February, 2023)

The modern container shipping sector is undergoing an exciting period of development in 2023. Infrastructure and technology advancements around the world are enabling logistics businesses to move merchandise (including cars) around the globe faster and cheaper than ever before. In this article, we look at the main trends and challenges facing the industry as we start the New Year.

Read More

Automotive Logistics: How Containerised Car Racking Can Help Improve Risk Management & Cost Efficiency

(8 February, 2023)

Automotive logistics is the process of managing and moving parts, components, and complete vehicles through a supply chain, often worldwide. The process involves planning, organising, and controlling the flow of goods from raw materials to production to distribution, and can be complicated and costly due to the challenges associated with handling heavy objects in high-volume environments.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More
The Containerised Car Transport Guide

Subscribe to Email Updates