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Business News from January 2010

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UAL opens Angolan office

January 28 - January 28 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL), which offers specialist shipping services in West Africa's 'oil and gas theatre', has added a new office in Luandam with Monique Gubler, formerly chief operating officer of a global logistics provider, appointed
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BRIC to drive industry growth

January 28 - January 28 - At this week Breakbulk Asia Conference and Exhibition in Singapore, Goldman Sachs (Asia) regional transportation research executive director Thomas Kim said that China's expected growth rate of 11.4 percent for the year and a shift in trading
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Smit Internationale loses supervisory board member

January 27 - January 27 - Monday's news that Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies seems to be behind the decision of Mr W Cordia to leave the Smit Internationale
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Karl Gross achieves AEO certification

January 26 - January 26 - Germany based Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH has been granted certification as an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO).
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Smit and Boskalis sign merger potocol

January 25 - January 25 - Further to the news uploaded here in December, Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) and Smit Internationale nv (Smit) have announced that they have signed a merger protocol for a full merger of the two companies.
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Bidder places price tag on Monrovia Freeport

January 22 - January 22 - According to reports in the local press, the minimum investment to construct and outfit a Freeport for Monrovia, Liberia, will be at least USD200 million. This price tag includes the construction infrastructure costs and port equipment provis
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Maximus enjoys bullish 2009

January 18 - January 18 - Maximus Air Cargo, the UAE's largest dedicated cargo aircraft operator, enjoyed a bullish 2009 in the face of a turbulent business year.
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Iranian member for WWPC

January 18 - January 18 - The World Wide Project Consortium (WWPC) has appointed a new member to exclusively serve the Iranian market.
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Port Corpus Christi names Carrell as chairman

January 15 - January 15 - Mike Carrell has been unanimously elected chairman of the Port Corpus Christi Commission, with Judy Hawley and Robert "Bob" Kostelnik sworn in as new port commissioners.
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ST Engineering signs JV to form Hovertrans Solutions thumbnail image

ST Engineering signs JV to form Hovertrans Solutions

January 13 - January 13 - Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) subsidiary, Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine) has signed a joint venture agreement with Hovertransport Consultants Ltd (Hovertransport) and Clearstone Investments LLC (Clears
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Intermarine forecasts tough 12 months

January 12 - January 12 - Andre Grikitis, president and chief executive of Intermarine, says that in 2010 we can expect a very complex and demanding marketplace where only the well-experienced and well-financed will be able to ultimately satisfy the requirements of sh
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WWPC boosts presence in Africa

January 12 - January 12 - M+R Spedag has been appointed as project forwarder network, WWPC's exclusive member for Uganda, Kenya and South Africa.
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Amsterdam is flying high for Bellville Rodair thumbnail image

Amsterdam is flying high for Bellville Rodair

January 12 - January 12 - Whilst 2009 ranks as one of the most difficult on record for the freight industry, Bellville Rodair International (BRI) says that its Amsterdam office achieved a record 91 percent increase in revenue and 118 percent increase in gross profit,
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PD Ports says no further job cuts at Teesport thumbnail image

PD Ports says no further job cuts at Teesport

January 11 - January 11 - At the beginning of December 2009, Corus announced its intentions to mothball some of its Teesside Cast Products (TCP) operations with effect from the end of January 2010.
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New senior management at Metro Ports

January 8 - January 8 - Metro Ports has named Patrick Furrow, senior VP HR & administrative services; Kenneth Keane, director, safety; and Steve Mathis, director, business development.
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BaltShip opens for business in China

January 7 - January 7 - Danish-based and owned BaltShip A/S, has created Baltship (China) Co Ltd, headquartered in Beijing, strengthening its presence in one of the most important markets for project cargoes in the world, reports Claus Holk Poulsen, director Internat
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DB Schenker wins thumbnail image

DB Schenker wins

January 6 - January 6 - DB Schenker is the latest logistics company to win benefitial business from Australia's massive Gorgon project, the major gas production development.
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GAC restructures UK operations thumbnail image

GAC restructures UK operations

January 5 - January 5 - Global shipping, logistics and marine services group GAC has announced the merger of its UK operations.
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Breakbulk Asia keynote address speakers revealed thumbnail image

Breakbulk Asia keynote address speakers revealed

January 5 - January 5 - Mark Marian Siegert, managing director Asia-Pacific at Agility Project Logistics, and Thomas Kim, executive director, Regional Transportation Research at Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC, will be the keynote speakers on January 26th and 27th, respecti
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