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On the move with Ceva Logistics

[ February 3, 2021   //   ]

Ceva Logistics has successfully completed a charter of a ro ro vessel to move almost 4,000 cars from South Korea to Libya, working in close cooperation with its parent company, the CMA CGM Group.

The January 2021 movement followed a similar successful charter in December 2019 where an equivalent number of cars were also moved from Incheon port in South Korea to Misurata in Libya.

For this second automotive charter, the Lake Wanaka arrived at Incheon in early January where CEVA Logistics Korea teams monitored and supervised loading operations. Almost 4,000 cars, SUVs and small trucks were loaded over four days despite difficult weather conditions including snow. 

In 2019, South Korea exported some 460,000 used cars overseas– primarily to the Middle East and Africa but traders have become concerned about limited transport options in recent months

Teams also worked very closely with the Incheon Port Authority and those in Libya to ensure smooth port operations including vessel berthing and car loading, stowing and lashing and then timely unloading operations at destination.

CEVA Logistics’ managing director Korea, Do Young Kim said: “Our extensive capabilities in the automotive industry were on full show with this RORO charter and the smooth collaboration with our colleagues at CMA CGM ensured both car movements ran like clockwork. The success of the first projects demonstrates we are fully prepared for what we believe will be many other similar charters in the future.”