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A swell job for Jumbo Jubilee's maiden voyage thumbnail image

A swell job for Jumbo Jubilee's maiden voyage

December 24 - December 24 - Jumbo Shipping's latest newbuilding, Jumbo Jubilee, completed its maiden voyage after successfully loading, transporting and installing two 1,250 tonne shiploaders for FL Smidth in challenging circumstances.
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Offshore energy puts some wind in Cory's sales

December 23 - December 23 - Cory Brothers is approaching 2010 optimistically after latest figures reveal it has generated a five-fold increase in profits over the past six months thanks to increased business across the board and particularly through its involvement in
Views: 501
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Project forwarding develops for FPS Group

December 23 - December 23 - One of the most exciting developments this year for the Famous Pacific Shipping Group (FPS Group) of freight forwarders has been the growth of interest by members of the network in providing project forwarding services for clients.
Views: 835
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Ahlers Dubai secures project move to Qeshm Island

December 22 - December 22 - Abu Dhabi based drilling company NSCC Drilltec has appointed Ahlers Dubai to move a shipment of drilling equipment from their Madham site in the UAE hinterland to Qeshm Island in Iran.
Views: 403
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Topaz secures USD42m financing

December 21 - December 21 - Topaz Energy and Marine has raised USD42 million from Standard Chartered Bank, Dubai in support of its fleet expansion plans, taking its total financing raised in 2009 to USD150 million, the lion's share of which has been deployed to support
Views: 600
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Topaz wins multi-million dollar EPC contract by FRCL

December 17 - December 17 - Fujairah Refinery Company Ltd, jointly owned by Vitol Group and the Government of Fujairah, recently awarded a multi-million dollar EPC contract to the Topaz Energy and Marine subsidiary, Nico International.
Views: 338
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Project forwarder network names new member in Jebel Ali

December 15 - December 15 - Project forwarder network, the Worldwide Project Consortium has appointed a new member in Dubai, with the agreement of its existing long-standing member in Dubai, Triple Crown Logistics.
Views: 577
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WWPC members remain busy in Asia

December 11 - December 11 - Maxlines International and Shanghai Ocean Knight Shipping have successfully transported 135 packages of over dimensional and heavy ship's equipment and accessories from Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan to Shanghai port, China.
Views: 698
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Project cargo forwarding requires new solutions for air lift

December 10 - December 10 - Project cargo forwarding has been on a roll in the last few years, but for those forwarders that rely on air freight movements, there are a number of challenges on the horizon that may very well impact on their business model within the next
Views: 870
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Boskalis - Smit merger on track

December 9 - December 9 - Royal Boskalis Westminster in The Netherlands says good progress is being made in preparation for the merger of the company with Smit Internationale NV (Smit).
Views: 405
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Rickmers-Linie names Brunoni as Swiss agent

December 8 - December 8 - Rickmers-Linie, the breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo specialist headquartered in Hamburg, has appointed Zurich-based O Brunoni SA as its Swiss agent with effect from 1 January 2010.
Views: 521
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Production of AN-124 will not resume just yet

December 4 - December 4 - Recent reports in the Russian media which indicated that production is about to resume on the AN-124 freighter aircraft (as reported on this website on December 2nd) have been put into perspective by a statement from Volga-Dnepr.
Views: 450
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Nordana on the move in Spain

December 4 - December 4 - From January 1, 2010, Nordana will shift its Spanish operations from Valencia port to Sagunto port.
Views: 530
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Production set to restart on AN-124

December 2 - December 2 - Reports in the Russian media indicate that after three years of planning, production will resume on the AN-124 cargo aircraft.
Views: 479
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NEPA launches 'one-stop shop' for shipowners and investors

December 1 - December 1 - NEPA Projects and Investments is offering shipowners an integrated solution including managing their investments, ownership representation, commercial management, arranging technical management, dry docking supervision, newbuilding and conver
Views: 626
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Breakbulk Asia sets out to charting the recovery

November 26 - November 26 - The 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference & Exhibition, a large and important gathering for companies involved in the shipping of heavy lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk will convene under the banner 'Charting the Recovery'.
Views: 840
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BigLift names agent in China

November 25 - November 25 - BigLift Shipping has appointed Scan-Trans Beijing as its commercial representative for China.
Views: 798
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TIACA takes international event to Incheon in 2014

November 24 - November 24 - Incheon International Airport, the world's second largest international cargo airport and home base of Korean Air, the world's biggest cargo airline has been chosen to host The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) International Air
Views: 527
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ALS moves tunnel borer from Canada To Argentina

November 24 - November 24 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd (ALS) has completed the delivery of an ME310SE Series 24500 tunnel boring machine (TBM), plus back up system from Canada to Argentina on behalf of LOVAT Inc, Canada - a wholly owned division of Cate
Views: 699
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US seaports braced for Panama Canal expansion impact

November 20 - November 20 - Considered to be one of the most important and game changing public works projects of the century, completion of a third set of Panama Canal ship locks in 2014 will provide many of the world's largest vessels a crucial "intercontinental shor
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Prices to rise at Houston

November 19 - November 19 - From January 1, 2010, tariffs at the Port of Houston will increase; three percent for container cargo and two percent for general cargo to help offset an expected eight percent increase in operating costs.
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Strong reaction from PWC / Agility over US indictment

November 18 - November 18 - The Public Warehousing Company, better known these days as Agility, has issued a strongly worded statement following indictments in the USA on multiple charges of alledged conspiracy and fraud relating to three major contracts to supply food
Views: 470
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Lack of infrastructure threatens Lekki port project

November 18 - November 18 - The Nigerian media is reporting that the promoters of the proposed N1.2 trillion (USD8 billion) Lekki port are urging the federal and state governments to help in the provision of basic infrastructure that would make their huge investment in
Views: 619
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Maximus Air Cargo appoints Avanti Consult

November 17 - November 17 - Maximus Air Cargo, has appointed Avanti Consult to help further develop its business strategy and its anticipated expansion into the arena of scheduled flights.
Views: 307
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WWPC names new member in Thailand

November 17 - November 17 - Leo Global Logistics Ltd, has been appointed as the exclusive member for Thailand of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders.
Views: 559
Panalpina blows hot with oil and gas industry wins thumbnail image

Panalpina blows hot with oil and gas industry wins

November 13 - November 13 - According to a statement from Panalpina, Weatherford and Halliburton, two major global players in the oil and gas sector and long-time Panalpina customers have awarded significant new pieces of business to the global forwarding and logistics
Views: 783
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Ahlers trades pipes

November 13 - November 13 - Ahlers Forwarding has handled the shipment of 596 bundles of steel pipes from Shanghai to Onne Port, Nigeria onboard Safmarine Lualaba.
Views: 684
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Boskalis and Smit announce merger

November 12 - November 12 - Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have reached agreement on a full merger of the two companies, whereby all the activities of Smit will be continued in the combined company (the Group).
Views: 673
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Singapore hosts project cargo training course

November 10 - November 10 - Singapore's reputation as one of the busiest transportation hubs in the world and its strategic location makes it an ideal venue for an international training course designed to fast track skills in project cargo management.
Views: 550
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Toll completes hat-trick of 2009 acquisitions

November 9 - November 9 - Australian-based Toll Group has acquired Logistic Distribution Systems (LDS), one of the leading privately-owned international freight forwarding companies in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Views: 936
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Multitrade Spain supports public transport investments

November 9 - November 9 - Barcelona-based project cargo forwarder Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has been involved in a range of heavy lift movements associated with passenger infrastructure projects in North Africa and South
Views: 736
Volga-Dnepr Airlines wins BACA award thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr Airlines wins BACA award

November 4 - November 4 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been voted 'Best Cargo Charter Airline of the Year 2009' by the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA).
Views: 708
BBC box comes full circle thumbnail image

BBC box comes full circle

October 29 - October 29 - Whilst HLPFI focuses on heavy and OOG cargoes, its worth remembering that a sizeable proportion of project cargo moves in standard containers.
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Forwarders see volumes up, but profits down

October 28 - October 28 - Two of the world's largest transport and logistics companies, both with a significant presence in the movement of heavy and OOG project cargoes have reported significant increases in transport volumes in the third quarter of 2009 compared to
Views: 603
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
Views: 858
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Project forwarder network expands into heart of Africa

October 21 - October 21 - Specialist project cargo forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, is building its profile in the central African countries of Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger with the appointment of Afriglobe shipping lines as the network's repres
Views: 577
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Collett invests

October 20 - October 20 - Collett Transport has recently taken delivery of a new, bespoke 110-tonne lift capacity straddle carrier at its MISTRAL Point, Heavy Lift Terminal at Goole in the UK.
Views: 624
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Cost control boosts Dockwise profits

October 19 - October 19 - Dockwise recorded a 83.6 0ncrease in net profit to USD8.1 million for the third quarter, thanks to tighter cost control as revenue growth slowed amid subdued market conditions. Compared to the third quarter of 2008, revenue grew 12.4% to USD1
Views: 547
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A less rosy future for project cargoes?

October 15 - October 15 - Having escaped the headline-grabbing drop in traffic levels suffered by the container shipping lines over the last two years, the prospects for the multipurpose, heavy lift cargo shipping is looking a little less rosy, writes James Graham.
Views: 647
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Projects group strengthens supply chain networks

October 13 - October 13 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is getting a positive response from supply chain service providers to an initiative to expand membership categories.
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Antwerp welcomes dredging go-ahead

October 12 - October 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has given a warm welcome to the Dutch government's implementation of the treaty on deepening the Scheldt estuary, hailing it as an important step. However, managers are keeping the Champagne on ice until the dredging is
Views: 457
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Boeing approached with large B747-8F order

October 12 - October 12 - Global HeavyLift Holdings a Florida-based, US Defense Logistics Agency-listed air transport provider with offices in Michigan and Chicago, is putting forward the submission of an RFP (Request For Proposal) to Boeing outlining a requirement fo
Views: 391
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DSV drops interim name to return to old identity

October 12 - October 12 - Just 13 months after the corporate merger of DSV Air & Sea and ABX Logistics Air & Sea, described at the time by mangers as "the perfect match", the expanded company will now officially be known, with immediate effect, as DSV Air & Sea GmbH.
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Share issue for Tiong Woon

October 8 - October 8 - Up to 34 million ordinary shares are to be issued by Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC) raise funds for the acquisition of more heavy lifting equipment.
Views: 417
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Varamar builds its presence

October 7 - October 7 - Odessa based, Varamar is building its presence in the project and general cargo arena.
Views: 546
RMR Shipping rolls into Dublin thumbnail image

RMR Shipping rolls into Dublin

September 30 - September 30 - RMR Shipping has added the port of Dublin to one of its services between Europe and West Africa, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 602
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Crane order proves right for Ainscough

September 30 - September 30 - Ainscough Crane Hire has reported consistent demand for its recently increased fleet of heavy lift crawler cranes, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 537
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European Commission adopts new Block Exemption Regulation

September 28 - September 28 - The European Commission has adopted a new Block Exemption Regulation revising the current exemption for liner shipping consortia from the EC Treaty's ban on restrictive business practices (Article 81).
Views: 532
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BBC adds South America service

September 25 - September 25 - BBC Chartering USA is starting a new service from Florida to northern Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.
Views: 497
Coyne Airways picks first GSSA for Baltic States thumbnail image

Coyne Airways picks first GSSA for Baltic States

September 22 - September 22 - Coyne Airways, the specialist carrier serving difficult markets such as Iraq and Afghanistan, has appointed Air Proxy as its first ever GSSA for Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Views: 422
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TICONTRACT appointment for UK market

September 18 - September 18 - German e-commerce platform for freight tenders, TICONTRACT, has appointed industry veteran Scott Stevenson as business development manager for the UK market.
Views: 383
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BBC Chartering Genoa set to sail

September 16 - September 16 - Further to the news item posted on March 27, from September 21st 2009, Mediterranean Project Chartering (MPC) will be 1000wned by BBC Chartering and Logistic under the new name, BBC Chartering Genoa Srl.
Views: 361
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Ovens strengthens Toll's EME team

September 15 - September 15 - Toll Global Forwarding, the forwarding and logistics arm of major Australian company Toll Holdings, has further strengthened its Europe and Middle East senior management team with the appointment of Volkwart Ovens to the newly-created post
Views: 569
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Maximus aims to maximise

September 15 - September 15 - In support of the old adage that the best time to increase marketing is during a recession, Maximus Air Cargo has appointed of Zed Communications to handle its local and international public relations activities.
Views: 721
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Project Arabia appoints Arbour Shipping

September 14 - September 14 - Arbour Shipping, the recently-formed, Manchester-based NVOCC has been appointed sole North European sales agent for vessel charter and shipbroker, Project Arabia of Dubai.
Views: 681
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Campayo moves trains in Spain

September 14 - September 14 - Campayo SA, the newly-appointed member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) - the global network for Cargo Equipment Owners, stevedores and export packers, serving the heavy and outsized cargo industry, has handled the shipment of multiple
Views: 675
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Coli Shipping to represent Condock

September 10 - September 10 - Coli Shipping (S) Pte Ltd has been appointed to serve as 'Owners Representative' for the Asia-Pacific and Australia operations of German shipowner Condock Befrachtungs -Gesellschaft mbH which is owned by Harren & Partner.
Views: 479
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Swire Shipping New Zealand commences operations

September 3 - September 3 - Swire Shipping New Zealand has commenced operations and assumed the trade management responsibilities of Tasman Orient Line (TOL) and Swire Shipping's Trans-Tasman Service as well as the liner shipping agency activities of Quadrant Pacific A
Views: 595
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Advance shows its bottle in Poland

August 28 - August 28 - International freight forwarder, Advance International Transport, is working on a major project freight management contract on behalf of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), shipping thousands of tonnes of machinery and material to support the c
Views: 663
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Heavy lift bonus for Panalpina

August 28 - August 28 - High and heavy activities are not a core activity for global forwarder Panalpina's airfreight arm but at present the sector is proving a lifeline in the current economic misery faced by the global freight forwarding industry.
Views: 1059
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Record profits for Tiong Woon

August 28 - August 28 - Singapore-based Tiong Woon, a leading, one-stop integrated services provider of infrastructure businesses for the oil and gas, petrochemical, power and construction industries, has announced record profits for its financial year ending 30 June
Views: 673
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BDP Project Logistics opens in Abu Dhabi

August 27 - August 27 - BDP Project Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of BDP International based in Singapore, has opened an office in Abu Dhabi.
Views: 706
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Kuehne + Nagel opens in Sochi

August 25 - August 25 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new facility in Sochi, Russia and anticipates that the new facility will be directly involved in providing logistics and transportation services to official contractors of the Olympic Winter Games 2014.
Views: 713
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Brake hosts Lower Saxony ports day

August 24 - August 24 - European policy for strengthening ports will be on the agenda of the 19th Lower Saxony ports day which will be held this year in the port of Brake on September 4th.
Views: 556
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Shipping Australia publishes breakbulk study

August 19 - August 19 - Shipping Australia has released the results of a study which it believes is the first to be conducted in the break bulk shipping sector in Australia.
Views: 506
Cargotec merges Hiab and Kalmar; renames business areas thumbnail image

Cargotec merges Hiab and Kalmar; renames business areas

August 18 - August 18 - Following the recent merger of its Hiab and Kalmar business activities, Cargotec has formed two business areas: Marine, which comprises current MacGregor business area, and Industrial and Terminal, which comprises current Hiab and Kalmar busin
Views: 456
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Air Charter International eyes prospects of emerging markets

August 18 - August 18 - Commenting on Boeing's recent World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF), Air Charter International has expressed its confidence that it is well-placed to capitalise on the projected tripling of world air cargo traffic over the next 20 years.
Views: 770
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Dockwise on course to meet expectations

August 17 - August 17 - Dockwise has announced a 35 percent increase in second quarter net profit compared to the same time one year ago, recording a net profit of USD17 million for the quarter ending June against USD13 million over the same period a year ago.
Views: 520
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Vestas factory closure threatens turbine shippers

August 12 - August 12 - Carriers and project forwarders involved in the shipment of wind turbines may have been dealt a blow today with the news that Vestas Wind Systems is to close its blade factory on the Isle of Wight, UK.
Views: 482
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Rickmers-Linie establishes UK liner agency

August 11 - August 11 - Hamburg-headquartered Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie KG, specialist in the transport of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargoes, and Escombe Lambert Holdings Ltd have established a new liner agency company in the UK, Rickmers-Linie Agency Ltd.
Views: 637
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Russian forwarder sees wind power potential

August 10 - August 10 - Russia could breathe new life into the country's project forwarding sector by investing in wind power technology, according to one local operator.
Views: 617
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TCC wins Air Namibia

August 10 - August 10 - Project cargo being shipped to Namibia from South Africa is to benefit from the win by Johannesburg-based GSSA The Cargo Connection (TCC) - the South African member of the EGSAC network - of the contract to represent Air Namibia throughout Sou
Views: 443
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Gottwald's going Poti

August 7 - August 7 - The Black Sea port of Poti in Georgia has ordered two HMK 260 E mobile harbour cranes from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).
Views: 691
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Unlucky 13 for falling airfreight demand

August 6 - August 6 - Maindeck and bellyhold project airfreight suffered a double-digit fall year-on-year in June as the global economic crisis continues to hurt high and heavy project activity.
Views: 535
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WWPC names Romanian member

August 6 - August 6 - Lion Shipping & Chartering SRL has been appointed as the exclusive member in Romania of the project forwarder network - Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC).
Views: 801
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Results show times are tough

August 6 - August 6 - A raft of Q2 and H1 2009 results published in the last few days has demonstrated a very clear trend in the industry that has reflected the wider global picture: while all companies are down, US-based companies are more down than the rest.
Views: 849
CH2M HILL VP to deliver key Breakbulk conference address thumbnail image

CH2M HILL VP to deliver key Breakbulk conference address

July 29 - July 29 - John F. Mika, senior vice president Procurement at CH2M HILL, will deliver the keynote speech at the 20th Annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition which will take place between October 13th and 15th at the Ernest N. Morial Conve
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Terex finalises Fantuzzi deal.

July 29 - July 29 - Terex Corporation has completed the acquisition of the port equipment businesses of Fantuzzi Industries and Noell Crane for around Euros 155 million.
Views: 485
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SAL commissions two heavy lift vessels

July 27 - July 27 - SAL - Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land, has placed an Euros 120 million order with the Sietas shipyard for the construction of two heavy lift vessels to be built in the Hamburg Neuenfelde shipyard.
Views: 674
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Kuehne + Nagel doesn't expect market recovery just yet

July 20 - July 20 - Kuehne + Nagel says that its half-year results confirm the Group's dual strategy of counteracting the economic crisis through strict cost management and a commitment to market share expansion.
Views: 739
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PPG and Shippingchina link up

July 14 - July 14 - Project freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group and Shippingchina have announced an informal strategic alliance.
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Expeditors predicts plummeting profits

July 14 - July 14 - Expeditors International is forecasting a 33 0.000000all in profits through the company's second quarter of 2009, despite a slight upturn in traffic volumes.
Views: 420
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Kuehne + Nagel opens Chongqing office

July 9 - July 9 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened a new branch office in Chongqing in central China and confirmed that it will be involved in the management of project cargoes with inquiries being organised in close coordination with the company's project competence cen
Views: 612
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Looking forward to Breakbulk in New Orleans

July 7 - July 7 - New Orleans, the famous Big Easy, is the venue of the 20th Annual Breakbulk Transportation Conference and Exhibition, between October 13-15, 2009.
Views: 498
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Solid earth for PD Ports?

July 7 - July 7 - Speculation continues about the future ownership of PD Ports with reports in the financial media suggesting that Terra Firma, a leading British buyout firm, is preparing a bid for the subsidiary of Babcock & Brown Infrastructure.
Views: 437
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PPG heads for Corpus Christi

July 7 - July 7 - A record number of sponsors and over 100 freight forwarding executives from 34 countries are expected to attend the Project Professionals Group annual conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, later this month.
Views: 724
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WWPC scores hat-trick with new members

July 3 - July 3 - A My Transportation Co., Ltd. (Amytrans) along with Transmares Logistica Integral S.A. (TMLI) and Transmares Costa Rica S.A. have been appointed as new members of the project forwarding network WWPC.
Views: 564
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AirBridgeCargo adds service from Milan to Moscow

July 1 - July 1 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Volga-Dnepr Group's scheduled cargo airline, is expanding its freighter services from Europe to Russia with a new route between Milan and Moscow.
Views: 556
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Toll Group set to manage Gorgon Project's Barrow Island

June 30 - June 30 - Toll Group, a leading provider of integrated logistics services, has won a A$180 million (USD145 million) three year contract from Chevron Australia Pty Ltd's (Chevron) to manage and provide logistics services for the Barrow Island Supply Base.
Views: 431
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Gottwald appoints Philippines agent

June 26 - June 26 - Dusseldorf-based Gottwald Port Technology, a subsidiary of Demag Crane, has appointed Translift Port Equipment Services as its new local representative in the Philippines.
Views: 571
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Neptune Pacific launches to Solomon Islands

June 26 - June 26 - Brisbane-based Neptune Pacific Line (NPL) has launched a scheduled over-dimensional cargo and bulk liner shipping service from Australia to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands. The line has also appointed Sullivans (SI) Limited Shipping In Honiara a
Views: 486
Swire Shipping cuts RTW services, focuses on Asia Pacific thumbnail image

Swire Shipping cuts RTW services, focuses on Asia Pacific

June 22 - June 22 - In a major restructuring of its regional and global network of liner shipping services and a decision to focus on the Asia - Pacific region, Swire Shipping is suspending its round-the-world multi-purpose liner services due to weak markets in the
Views: 728
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Rotterdam remains upbeat on prospects

June 18 - June 18 - Despite the gloom about the state of the global economy, the Port of Rotterdam remains upbeat about prospects for breakbulk and heavy lift activities in the long term.
Views: 618
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Toll takes on Perkins

June 16 - June 16 - The Toll Group has reached agreement for the purchase of 1000f the shares in Perkins Group Holdings Pty Limited, the parent of the Perkins Shipping Group. The conditions for the transaction include competition clearance.
Views: 558
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SC&RA and NBIS strengthen property and casualty insurance cover

June 12 - June 12 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has worked with partner NationsBuilders Insurance Services (NBIS), an insurance underwriter for the heavy construction equipment and related transport industries, to form an alliance with To
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Rickmers anniversary marked in Hamburg

June 12 - June 12 - A landmark anniversary for the Rickmers group of companies, including heavy lift liner shipping company Rickmers-Linie, is being marked by a family celebration and an international business symposium.
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Collett invests in heavy lift equipment

June 11 - June 11 - Collett Transport says that it continues to experience a significant demand for its specialist services, with the recession appearing to have little impact on a number of market sectors.
Views: 568
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WWPC names Sri Lankan member

June 10 - June 10 - Network Cargo Services (Ceylon) PVT LTD has been appointed as the exclusive member of project forwarding network WWPC.
Views: 464
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Huge tanks demonstrate Colletts abilities

June 5 - June 5 - R. Collett & Sons (Transport), one of the UK's leading heavy lift transport companies, says that despite the downturn in the market for heavy and over-dimensional cargoes, it is busier than ever.
Views: 620
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Mitsubishi Heavy targets higher sales

June 4 - June 4 - According to a report on www.tradingmarkets.com Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is aiming to boost sales in the energy and environment fields to Yen3 trillion (USD31.19 billion) as early as fiscal 2012, up from the 2 trillion yen targeted for fis
Views: 641
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Trafinsa becomes Agility in Mexico

June 3 - June 3 - Agility Logistics has acquired its longstanding partner in Mexico, Trafinsa, plus the company's US affiliate, Trafinsa International, to strengthen its presence in the country.
Views: 561
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Another regional rep for Cargo Equipment Owners network

June 2 - June 2 - The recently founded network for cargo equipment owners, Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd has appointed J.Philip Tomlinson as its regional representative to help market the CEE in North America and Canada.
Views: 509
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Gottwald strengthens sales and service organisation in Oceania

June 1 - June 1 - Gottwald Port Technology (Gottwald) has appointed Clark Equipment Australia Pty Ltd. (Clark Equipment), based in Sydney, Australia, as its new sales and service representative for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.
Views: 545
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Upbeat assessment of industry fundamentals

May 28 - May 28 - Presenting on the opening day of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp, keynote speaker Dirk Visser, senior shipping consultant with Dynamar BV forecast that operators of multi-purpose and heavy lift vessels would weather the current economi
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Bollore Logistics sets sail

May 27 - May 27 - French Industrial and transport organisation, the Bollore Group has created the Bollore Logistics brand to assist the group's commercial brands in their development.
Views: 786
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Agility to work on Australia gas project

May 25 - May 25 - Agility Project Logistics says it has entered into an agreement with Chevron Australia Pty Ltd to provide supply base operations and transportation services for the Gorgon Project - a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (
Views: 604
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Wind of change blows through Lowestoft's port

May 21 - May 21 - According to Associated British Ports, the Port of Lowestoft will become the operations centre for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Windfarm which, when completed, will be the world's largest offshore windfarm.
Views: 357
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ASCO Enters Asia Pacific Market

May 20 - May 20 - ASCO, the Aberdeen based oil and gas logistics specialist, has entered the Asia Pacific market with the opening of ASCO Freight Management in Singapore.
Views: 702
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B&B's US port interests transfer to SteelRiver

May 20 - May 20 - In the face of the ongoing financial problems facing by Babcock & Brown Infrastructure, executives at Babcock & Brown Infrastructure Fund North America (BBIFNA), working with John Hancock Life Insurance, have acquired the fund's USD1.8 billion as
Views: 599
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Go-ahead for the London Array

May 18 - May 18 - In the UK, Gordon Brown's government has welcomed the fact that investors have given the go-ahead for the world's largest offshore wind farm to be constructed in the Thames Estuary. The 1GW London Array wind farm will generate sufficient electric
Views: 597
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New appointment for Buss Group

May 14 - May 14 - The German-based Buss Group has strengthened its management team with the appointment of an industry veteran.
Views: 568
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Dockwise profits up

May 14 - May 14 - Dockwise has posted revenue of USD33 million for the first quarter of 2009, a 120% rise from USD15 million in the quarter last year, on the back of increased rig shipments.
Views: 660
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SMIT achieves net profit of EUR 28 million in first quarter

May 14 - May 14 - Net profit for SMIT in the first quarter of 2009 amounted to EUR 28 million, including a net contribution of EUR 10 million from the financial settlement of the 'Thunderhorse' project, without which, net profit from normal operating activities sh
Views: 640
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Braemar Shipping Services: Best year ever

May 13 - May 13 - In reporting its best ever annual results ending February 28th, Braemar Shipping Services identified its Cory Brothers, Fred Olsen and Freight Action business units for particular praise.
Views: 480
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TBS International swings to Q1 loss

May 8 - May 8 - In its first quarter results, TBS International swung to loss, hurt by a drop in freight rates, sending its shares down as much as 18 percent.
Views: 536
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Heavy lift helps Agility to weather economic downturn

May 5 - May 5 - Kuwait-based forwarder Agility enjoyed strong financial results in Q1 2009 despite the global financial slowdown, says Tarek Sultan, Agility chairman and managing director. Net profit before non-recurring items was KD 39.2m / USD 134.7m, a gain of
Views: 776
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Chapman Freeborn announces new shareholder structure

May 5 - May 5 - The Chapman Freeborn Group, the world's largest air charter broker, has introduced a new shareholder structure that will take over from current directors in moving the company forward and ensuring future growth.
Views: 422
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Keppel Singmarine loses offshore rig contract

May 4 - May 4 - Keppel Corp, parent company of Keppel Singmarine, has received notice to terminate work on a USD122 million multipurpose offshore drilling vessel from the contracting oil group GSP Titan Ltd.
Views: 314
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New president for SC&RA

April 30 - April 30 - The Specialized Carriers and Rigging Association (SC&RA) appointed a new president during its annual conference, which took place in La Quinta, California last week.
Views: 614
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Confident Cory on the move in the UK

April 30 - April 30 - Project specialist Cory Brothers says it is optimistic about the future as it opens new UK offices to accommodate the company's growth.
Views: 533
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Nooteboom unveils latest transport solutions

April 27 - April 27 - Nooteboom continues to remain innovative in its development and production of transport solutions as it unveils its latest models, The Ballast Semi-trailer and The Masttransporter.
Views: 569
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Boosting Brazilian presence

April 24 - April 24 - HLPFI South American correspondent, Rainbow Nelson reports from the Intermodal South America event which took place in Sao Paulo this week.
Views: 698
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Idled ships return to service

April 23 - April 23 - After AXS-Alphaliner reported a decrease in idled container ship capacity during the first half of April, the first dip in six months, experts are predicting a surge of overcapacity by the end of the year as seasonal cargo volume increases.
Views: 459
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Cargo buoys Air Partner sales in first half

April 22 - April 22 - Air Partner, a major provider of charter aircraft, reported only a slight drop in turnover in the first half (ending on January 31st 2009) of its 2008/2009 fiscal year, despite the global economic crisis.
Views: 419
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Mundra Port builds project cargo capabilities

April 15 - April 15 - India's Mundra Port and Special Economic Zone Ltd (MPSEZL) is developing as a facility for the handling of over dimensional and heavy project cargoes in India.
Views: 693
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Cometto names US rep

April 10 - April 10 - Kitchen's Crane & Equipment has been appointed US dealer for the Italian Cometto range of specialised heavy lift transport equipment.
Views: 577
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Atlantic Street Capital Acquires EZE Trucking

April 9 - April 9 - Atlantic Street Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle-market special situation and deep value investments, has acquired EZE Trucking, a leading provider of specialist logistics services for the infrastructure market.
Views: 747
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MarineLink appoints Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada

April 7 - April 7 - MarineLink has announced the appointment of Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada as its non-exclusive agent to market and sell transportation services related to the former's vessel, MarineLink Explorer, as well as the tugs and barges in the MarineLink fle
Views: 705
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Historic UK shipyard equipment sails for India

April 6 - April 6 - The end of era is truly at hand, with the UK's Port of Tyne witnessing the final departure of the Swan Hunter floating drydock, which Fairstar Heavy Transport, working with Offshore Heavy Transport AS (OHT) successfully loaded at the weekend, al
Views: 658
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WWPC off to Frankfurt

April 6 - April 6 - Heavy lift and project forwarder network, WWPC, will hold its 9th annual conference at the Westin Grand Hotel in Frankfurt, between May 28-30.
Views: 575
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Sri Lanka project lifts FPS outlook

April 6 - April 6 - Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka (Pvt) Ltd (FPS) is seeing significant volumes of cargo beginning to move following its appointment as the preferred local freight partner by Danish contractor MT H
Views: 695
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Noble Denton joins Germanischer Lloyd Group

April 3 - April 3 - Noble Denton and Germanischer Lloyd have merged to form a fully integrated technical assurance and consulting company to serve the worldwide energy industries.
Views: 307
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Fairstar strengthens commercial department

April 2 - April 2 - Fairstar Heavy Transport NV (Fairstar) has appointed Hans Woltman to work alongside Mario Kerssens in Fairstar's commercial department.
Views: 471
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Commercial team boosted

March 27 - March 27 - Feedback from our readership, which includes over 7,000 shippers, shipping lines, ports and project freight forwarders all over the world, indicates that Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International is establishing itself as the must-read publ
Views: 750
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Agility revenues up

March 25 - March 25 - Agility has reported profits of US$526 million in 2008, compared to US$531 million in 2007, while revenue rose 16 percent to US$6.8 billion.
Views: 618
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Younger Niche assists in Angolan investment

March 16 - March 16 - A liquid gas plant in Soyo, Angola has been regularly receiving shipments of structural steel and cement from Younger Niche's project forwarding division.
Views: 422
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Babcock & Brown Infrastructure seeks to reassure users

March 16 - March -16- Babcock & Brown Infrastructure (BBI), the ports and terminals owner, which has around 20 bulk, breakbulk and project cargo terminals in various ports across Europe, has sought to reassure its users that it is operating normally despite the appo
Views: 465
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Exports to fall in 2009, warns WTO director general

March 6 - March 06 - The WTO did not succeed in reaching a final agreement on modalities for agriculture and industry - two key pillars of the Doha Round - at the end of last year, WTO director general Pascal Lamy told a press conference in Canberra.
Views: 521
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Russian project forwarder announces merger

March 6 - March 06 - Project freight forwarder STS Logistics says it intends to merge with RLS to create one of the largest independent logistics providers in Russia.
Views: 437
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Heavy lift and transport helps Smit exceed 2007's record results

March 6 - March 06 - Rotterdam-based Smit Internationale has enjoyed bullish results in 2008, thanks in part to heavy lift and transport activities, achieving the marked increase in net results for the second half of 2008 that was predicted in August last year.
Views: 758
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Hamilton steels itself

March 4 - March 04 - In light of yesterday's news that U.S. Steel Corp., the largest U.S.- based steelmaker by sales, is idling most of its operations in Canada and laying off 1,500 workers because of falling demand, Hamilton Port Authority is committing to redoubl
Views: 473
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Dockwise delivers strong financial performance

February 27 - February -27- Dockwise has revealed Q4 2008 revenues up 61% to USD 135 million (Q4 2007: USD 84 million) and adjusted revenues up 50% to USD 495 million (FY 2007: USD 330 million) for the full year 2008.
Views: 224
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A2SEA on Greater Gabbard

February 26 - February -26- Fluor Limited has awarded a contract to offshore construction company, A2SEA A/S, for the installation of Siemens turbines at the Greater Gabbard project off the UK east coast.
Views: 425
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MacGREGOR's offshore deliveries aided by floating testbed

February 26 - February -26-MacGREGOR's Offshore division is expanding its equipment testing capabilities in Kristiansand, Norway to handle business growth and a large number of active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes and other subsea load-handling equipment.
Views: 576
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Dockwise lightens heavy lift fleet

February 11 - February -11- Heavy lift shipping line, Dockwise has sold two type IV ships to re-align its fleet with an increasing focus on premium cargoes.
Views: 486
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Smit back on the radar for Boskalis?

February 3 - February 2009 - Recent press reports have revealed an increased investment by Boskalis Westminster in Smit Internationale.
Views: 321
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Coastal Bulk Shipping blames low-cost haulage

January 29 - January 29 - The availability of low-cost road haulage has been blamed for the recent entry into administration of UK coastal and shortsea bulk shipping operator, Coastal Bulk Shipping.
Views: 615
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SRT positive about prospects in 2009

January 27 - January 27 - Bob Felix, president, has moved to reassure the market that its business sector remains bullish and the company staff are confident in the immediate future prospects of the company.
Views: 480
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DSV buys stake in DFDS

January 16 - January 16 - Through an agreement with investment company JL-Fondet (which owns tanker and reefer shipping line J. Lauritzen), fast-expanding Danish global forwarder and logistics service provider DSV has purchased a quarter of Scandinavian ro-ro shipping
Views: 616
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GAC announces management reshuffle

January 14 - January 14 - Dubai-based global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has reported a series of management changes relating to its operations in the Asia Pacific region, Middle East and Africa.
Views: 764
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Stricter enforcement against pirates in Straits of Malacca

January 13 - January 13 - The Royal Malaysian Navy is to place more emphasis on security in the Straits of Malacca this year, in anticipation of a rise in pirate activity expected to arise from the global economic crisis.
Views: 361
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Deadline nears for new trade Data requirements for US importers

January 2 - January 02 - U.S. importers already contending with one of the most severe economic downturns of the past century will face yet another challenge beginning later this month, with the start of new regulations requiring additional information about shipment
Views: 517

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