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WWPC names Manica Logistics for Namibia thumbnail image

WWPC names Manica Logistics for Namibia

December 30 - December 30 - Manica Logistics, part of the Manica Group in Namibia, has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) writes Charlotte Matheson.
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Antwerp increases port dues for 2012

December 23 - December 23 - The Port of Antwerp is to increase its port dues by 2 percent in 2012, the first adjustment in three years.
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Logitrans 2011 exhibition exceeds expectations in Istanbul

December 21 - December 21 - The fifth transport logistics exhibition, Logitrans held this month in Istanbul, has exceeded the expectations of its organisers, with more than 12,000 visitors, which represented an increase of 37 percent over 2010.
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ABP establishes new funding platform

December 20 - December 20 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has established a new funding platform to enable it to access a variety of funding markets over time. ABP has raised GBP2.36 billion (USD3.67 billion) of senior bank and bond debt to refinance the pr
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PPG now has Central America covered with Aimar Group

December 20 - December 20 - Heavy lift freight forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group, says it now has a one-stop expert business contact servicing Central America following the appointment of Aimar Group as a new member.
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Wiesbauer adds Liebherr crane

December 19 - December 19 - German crane and heavy haulage company, Wiesbauer, has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler crane.
Views: 541
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Shipping confidence picks up despite eurozone fears

December 16 - December 16 - Overall confidence levels and the likelihood of major new investments in the shipping industry in the next 12 months picked up marginally in the quarter ended November 2011, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from accountant
Views: 540
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Logwin goes for growth in China

December 15 - December 15 - The global logistics service provider Logwin is expanding its operational network in China.
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Noatum names new commercial director

December 14 - December 14 - Kim Gadegaard has been appointed new commercial director for Noatum Terminals, one of Spain's leading maritime terminal and port operation services companies.
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US Naval Attach

December 14 - December 14 - During a call at the Port of Rostock, Intermarine's US-flagged heavy lift ship Ocean Titan was visited by Capt. William H. Suggs, United States Naval Attach
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Doug Tilden joins Brookfield Ports Team

December 12 - December 12 - Brookfield Infrastructure Group has announced that Doug Tilden (pictured below), former chief executive officer of Marine Terminals Corp, has joined the company as senior consultant for its ports business.
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African trade ministers highlight lack of infrastructure investment

December 7 - December 7 - A meeting of trade ministers from African Union (AU) members held in Ghana has been told of the importance of spending more time and investment in major and strategic infrastructure-oriented agreements that boost long-term prospects for the c
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Port of Hamburg opens office in Mumbai to strengthen ties

December 6 - December 6 - Project cargo and heavy lift traffic between one of the BRIC quartet of expanding economies and Europe's main manufacturing countries have been boosted by the opening of a new representative office by the port of Hamburg in Mumbai At the same
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TBS International secures breathing space from creditors

December 5 - December 5 - TBS International, the global heavylift multipurpose tweendeckers and handysize/handymax bulk carrier operator, has been handed a two-month breathing space by its creditors into the New Year.
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Noatum Ports open new offices in Valencia

December 5 - December 5 - Noatum Ports, the largest maritime terminal operator in Spain, has celebrated the opening of new offices in Valencia, Spain, in a landmark local building.
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WWPC names one; CEE names another

December 1 - December 1 - Founded in Copenhagen in 1975, Airland Logistics A/S and its project division, Airland Project A/S has been appointed as the exclusive member for Denmark for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
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PCN names new member in the Netherlands

November 30 - November 30 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has confirmed the appointment of its second official member in The Netherlands with the approval of Central Oceans Europe bv.
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November 30 - November 30 - German crane hire and heavy transport specialist, H
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Havator names technical director

November 29 - November 29 - Kristian Nummelin (pictured below) has been appointed as technical director at Havator Group
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Almajdouie invests in global forwarding venture

November 25 - November 25 - The Saudi Arabia-based Almajdouie Group has invested in a new freight forwarding venture, Maxx Global, which will target the project logistics and general cargo sectors.
Views: 379
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Alstom plans two sites for production of offshore wind turbines

November 25 - November 25 - Following the call for tenders for offshore wind energy launched in July 2011 by the French Government, Alstom is planning to establish up to two sites dedicated to the production of components and to the assembly of 6 MW offshore wind turbi
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FESCO Russian Pacific Line's first sailing departs from Tacoma thumbnail image

FESCO Russian Pacific Line's first sailing departs from Tacoma

November 23 - November 23 - The first sailing of FESCO Russian Pacific Line's new direct all water service to Vladivostok has departed from the Port of Tacoma offering a direct fortnightly ro-ro service to Vladivostok and all points in the Russian Far East.
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Etihad Rail awards construction contract

November 23 - November 23 - Etihad Rail - the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network - has awarded the Civil & Track Works works contract for the first stage of the network, that will link the western region cities of Habshan and Ruwais by
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Intermarine adds new tonnage to US-Flag service

November 22 - November 22 - Intermarine has added a new ship, Ocean Freedom, to its US-flagged multipurpose and heavy lift fleet, stating that this underlines the shipping line's role in serving the increasing demand for modern and versatile tonnage.
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Sietas files insolvency petition

November 18 - November 18 - J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH u. Co. and J.J. Sietas Verwaltungs GmbH filed a petition for insolvency at the Municipal Court Hamburg yesterday (November 17).
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World's largest heavy lift vessel to be classed by DNV thumbnail image

World's largest heavy lift vessel to be classed by DNV

November 18 - November 18 - Dockwise's new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tonnes.
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North Sea decommissioning costs could exceed GBP47.5 billion thumbnail image

North Sea decommissioning costs could exceed GBP47.5 billion

November 17 - November 17 - A GBP47.5 billion (USD74.7) business opportunity is opening up for companies in decommissioning the North Sea's huge infrastructure of offshore oil and gas fields according to new research to be published by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood.
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Airship conference more than hot air

November 17 - November 17 - Organisers of the sixth Airships to the Arctic conference, to be held in Seattle, USA, on December 5 and 6, 2011, have published changes and alterations to the programme of the two-day event.
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Militzer & M

November 16 - November 16 - Swiss-based Militzer & M
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Lippitt assumes new role at PD Ports

November 16 - November 16 - PD Ports has appointed Geoff Lippitt as business development director. Geoff also joins the company's executive committee team, reporting to CEO David Robinson.
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3p Logistics adds office in Poland

November 15 - November 15 - 3p Logistics Group has opened for business in Poland and will represent the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in the country.
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PD Ports appoints business development director

November 14 - November 14 - In the UK, PD Ports has appointed Geoff Lippitt as business development director. He also joins the company's executive committee team, reporting to chief executive officer, David Robinson
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New CFO for the Rickmers Group

November 14 - November 14 - Dr Ignace Van Meenen has taken up the position of chief financial officer (CFO) of the Rickmers Group in a role that will see him press ahead with the realignment of the group of companies to enable it to respond faster and more flexibly to
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Dockwise presents mixed bag of results

November 14 - November 14 - In its latest financial statement, Dockwise has reported third quarter profits slipped as a rise in revenue was not enough to offset increased costs.
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Big questions over TBS International's future following announcement

November 10 - November 10 - In its latest financial results, TBS International has reported that its equity in the eyes of its lenders has 'no value' leaving uncertainty over the company's future in light of its ongoing difficulties in complying with all financial cove
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PCN members all set for London

November 10 - November 10 - Over 85 senior managers from 46 countries will shortly be flying into London to attend the upcoming 1st PCN Annual Summit.
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Tiong Woon reports increased revenues but drop in profit thumbnail image

Tiong Woon reports increased revenues but drop in profit

November 9 - November 9 - For the first quarter 2011, ended 30 September 2011, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has recorded revenues of SGD36.0 million (USD28.1 million), up 25 percent from SGD28.8 million (USD21.8 million) from the previous corresponding qua
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Strategic alliance between Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP in Bilbao thumbnail image

Strategic alliance between Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP in Bilbao

November 8 - November 8 - Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP have made an agreement whereby SLP will acquire 50 percent of Agemasa, the port of Bilbao's general cargo stevedore, whilst Marmedsa Noatum Maritime will acquire 24 percent of SLP, the port's bulk terminal.
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World's largest hoverbarge sold

November 8 - November 8 - Marcon International from Coupeville, USA has completed the sale of the unfinished, newbuilding hover barge "Monty" by builder Sundial Marine Construction & Repair of Troutdale, USA to private buyers.
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Dockwise to sell yacht transport arm

November 8 - November 8 - Following last week's announcement of the granting of a grants waiver request by its lending syndicate, Dockwise Ltd has announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to Coby En
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WWPC adds exclusive members in Paraguay and Cyprus

November 7 - November 7 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity, has announced the appointment of Consorcio Trade & Ship Brokers SRL for Paraguay, a well-established f
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John Good Group launches The Matthew Good Foundation

November 7 - November 7 - The John Good Group has launched The Matthew Good Foundation, a charitable trust in commemoration of former joint managing director, Matthew Good (pictured below), who passed away on earlier this year, aged 32, whilst running a UK half marath
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PCN names Indonesia member

November 7 - November 7 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) reports that its latest member is MI Logistic Indonesia, a leading freight forwarder and heavy lift specialist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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Beer and wind powers Hamilton's traffic

November 4 - November 4 - Canadian thirsts for alternative green energy production and a refreshing cold beer are drivers of growth in project cargo at the Port of Hamilton, Ontario.
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GPA sees growth despite uncertain economic times

November 4 - November 4 - Heavy automobile and machinery throughput at ports in Brunswick and Savannah ports has helped the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) enjoy a growth of five percent in Q1 of FY2012 to 6.5 million tonnes of cargo.
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New CFO appointed by Toll Group

November 3 - November 3 - Toll Group, supplier of integrated logistics in the Asia region, has appointed Grant Devonport as the group's new chief financial officer (CFO).
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Next stop Poznan for Bellville Rodair

November 2 - November 2 - It's been quite a year for Bellville Rodair International (BRI), one which has seen the opening of four new offices already, with Poznan operational from today, and another slated to be up and running by the beginning of 2012.
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Tiong Woon seals two deals

November 2 - November 2 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd has signed contracts in Burma (Myanmar) and Malaysia to supply heavy equipment and marine transportation for oil and gas-related projects.
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Tiaca warns of high cost of night flight bans

November 1 - November 1 - The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca) has warned that night-time flight bans at major airports will come at a high economic and environmental price.
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Chapman Freeborn expands global network into Australia

October 31 - October 31 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is opening a new office in Melbourne, Australia, following the acquisition of Alltrans International - a logistics company with over 12 years experience in the Australian freight market.
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Spain's largest port operator rebrands terminals

October 31 - October 31 - Noatum, one of Spain's leading maritime terminal and port operations and services companies, has strengthened its corporate identity by rebranding many of the group's terminals and by integrating them under the global Noatum brand.
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Bay Crane adds to fleet

October 31 - October 31 - In the USA, Bay Crane has made some significant additions to its fleet, improving and expanding the existing equipment.
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October 31 - October 31 - Mozambique's First Lady has named H
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Fairstar wins Oando Energy Services contract

October 31 - October 31 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a contract by Oando Energy Services, a leading indigenous, energy and energy services company in Nigeria to transport the drilling rig Respect from Lagos, Nigeria to Galveston, USA.
Views: 448
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Drewry forecasts container overcapacity to last few years

October 28 - October 28 - Drewry's latest quarterly Container Forecaster emphasises that this year should have been much better for the industry. First half global demand growth was still running at an annual rate of percent and yet ocean carriers are losing money due
Views: 439
Latin American demand lifts Liebherr mobile harbour crane sales thumbnail image

Latin American demand lifts Liebherr mobile harbour crane sales

October 28 - October 28 - Bullish demand from the Americas has seen sales for Liebherr mobile harbour cranes (MHC) double this year compared with 2010 asdemand for investment in cargo handling equipment remains unbroken, says the global manufacturer.
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ALE establishes new offices in Iraq and Australia

October 26 - October 26 - After almost two decades in the Middle East, heavy lift material handling provider ALE has opened a new office in Basra, Iraq, its first in the country, just months after it expanded its Australian presence.
Views: 494
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Fairstar wins Nabors Drilling contract

October 26 - October 26 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been contracted by Nabors Drilling to transport its DB 301 from Port Gentil, Gabon to Pascagoula, Mississippi on the Fairstar semi-submersible vessel Fjell.
Views: 325
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Breakbulk keynote speaker calls for creative solutions

October 26 - October 26 - Giga projects are the new landscape of the heavy lift marketplace, and logistics is "even more critical than ever before to EPC success", according to John Mika, senior vice president of procurement, CH2M HILL, reports HLPFI editor, Emma Murr
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Flying a kite with BBC SkySails

October 25 - October 25 -German multi-purpose and heavy lift operator BBC Chartering is to co-operate with SkySails, the alternative propulsion system developer based in Hamburg, to further promote the latter's kite-based system.
Views: 392
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter names second partner in Canada

October 25 - October 25 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH has contracted general sales agent (GSA) AerodyneCargo Services Inc in Calgary as its second GSA in Canada, following its appointment of Airline Network Service as a GSA partner for the Montreal area just a
Views: 314
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Kuehne + Nagel sees earnings grow

October 19 - October 19 - Kuehne + Nagel reports that its earnings grew in first nine months of 2011 by 1.1 percent despite the softening freight market.
Views: 433
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Braemar Shipping Services launches Braemar Technical Services

October 18 - October 18 - Braemar Shipping Services says its penetration of the global marine and offshore services sectors continues to develop with the bringing together of its business units under the umbrella control of the Braemar Technical Services (BTS) divisio
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Things are on the rise for Chapman Freeborn

October 18 - October 18 - The global aircraft charter specialist and aircraft broker Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has been ranked 21st in the Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250 list, its best-ever position in the list, just four years after it first appeared in the lis
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Charleston breakbulk volumes surge on back of investment

October 18 - October 18 - With a USD23 million improvement project at its Columbus Street Terminal completed, the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reports a surge in non-container cargo at the Port of Charleston.
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Dockwise newbuild books second voyage

October 14 - October 14 - Just one day after it announced the filing of a waiver request on a single covenant with its lender syndicate, which seeks consent for a temporary relaxation of the leverage ratio (net debt over EBITDA) for the period March 2012 until Septemb
Views: 346
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Four more Liebherrs for Wille-Krane

October 14 - October 14 - As can be seen in the picture below, Wille-Krane managing director Karsten Schneider and his son Mario were welcome guests at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen plant, collecting their new LTM 1095-5.1 mobile crane. Three more LTM cranes are already o
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Profits up at Air Partner but revenues tumble in freight division

October 14 - October 14 - In its results for the year ended July 31 2011, Air Partner said its focus on core broking has delivered strong results, despite a difficult trading environment, with profits before tax up by 93 percent to GBP5.3 million (USD8.3); and overall
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Fairstar balances loss with increase in future contract revenue

October 13 - October 13 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has said that during its third quarter it was awarded over USD40 million in new contracts for marine transportation services over the next two years and now has contracts in place totalling over USD220 million in tota
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Express Transport bags award

October 13 - October 13 - Express Transport Pvt Ltd India (ETPL), a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has been named Project Cargo Mover of the Year Forwarder in this year's Maritime And Logistics Award.
Views: 445
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Cargolux resolves contractual issues

October 12 - October 12 - Cargolux announced today that the delivery of the first two Boeing 747-8 Freighters initially scheduled for 19 and 21 September is proceeding on 12 and 13 October 2011 following the resolution of contractual issues between Boeing, GE and Carg
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Terex Demag move lifts Van der Vlist business

October 10 - October 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has undertaken the recent movement of a Terex Demag CC8800 crane from the manufacturer's factory at Zweibrucken, Germany to the port of Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 418
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Horizon Lines completes refinancing

October 7 - October 7 - Horizon Lines, Inc has completed a comprehensive refinancing of the company's entire capital structure.
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New contracts for Dockwise

October 5 - October 5 - New contract wins and variation orders, revised payment terms for the Vanguard, and advances from certain clients, announced today by Dockwise will materially improve the company's cash flows and working capital in 2011 and 2012, says the comp
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Flying gets a little safer, thanks to Van der Vlist

October 5 - October 5 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has handled the movement of a vital piece of modern aviation training equipment from the United States to Europe - a full flight simulator from Miami to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
Views: 447
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South Africa's Imperial buys German logistics company

October 5 - October 5 - South African transport group Imperial Holdings will pay USD368 million to buy a German logistics company, in a move that bulks up its presence in Europe, even as the region struggles with an uncertain outlook.
Views: 320
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Agility names new general manager for Denmark

October 4 - October 4 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has appointed Army Pedersen as general manager of its operations in Denmark, responsible for the expansion of the business and customer relationships in Denmark.
Views: 317
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Panalpina opens for business in Jaipur

September 30 - September 30 - Panalpina has opened in Jaipur, India and says that its new branch office is expected to play an important role in the company's global growth strategy.
Views: 437
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Upgraded shipping service will help boost African trade

September 30 - September 30 - Safmarine says the addition of Beira and an eastbound Toamasina call on its weekly shipping service between Southern Africa and Asia (the Safari 3 service)will help boost trade between southern Africa and Asia.
Views: 424
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LCL Logistix India Pvt Ltd joins PCN in India

September 29 - September 29 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) now has four members in India with the appointment of LCL Logistix India Pvt Ltd, further strengthening its representation in the region.
Views: 497
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Liebherr extends mobility of narrow-track crawler chassis

September 27 - September 27 - Liebherr says that it has extended the on-site mobility of its LR 1600/2-W narrow-track crawler crane and the machine can now become operational with a main boom up to 108 m in length, with a 12 m fixed jib.
Views: 344
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Shuttlelift reveals new DB Series gantry cranes

September 27 - September 27 - Shuttlelift has announced the launch of a newly developed series of double-beam mobile gantry cranes designed to provide state-of-the-art material handling and operational efficiency at an exceptional value.
Views: 334
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GAC's new team to boost presence in Brazil

September 27 - September 27 - GAC is strengthening its logistics and oil & gas services in Latin America, with the announcement of two new appointments at GAC Brazil.
Views: 348
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Confidence dips to all-time low as uncertainty fuels overtonnaging

September 26 - September 26 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to the latest shipping confidence survey by accountant and shipping adviser Moore Step
Views: 468
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Century for Project Cargo Network

September 26 - September 26 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a major milestone in its development with 100 companies now on its membership roster.
Views: 654
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Dredging set to start at Corpus Christi

September 26 - September 26 - Today, Port Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, is set to commence dredging operations for La Quinta Channel Extension project.
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter helps fight oil well fire

September 22 - September 22 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH, together with its general sales agent (GSA) Platinum Air Cargo in Houston, has organised the emergency transport via a charter aircraft of six tonnes of specialised well fire fighting equipment from Hous
Views: 365
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Blank checks into ACS Frankfurt

September 21 - September 21 - UK-based air freight broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed a new cargo sales director at its Frankfurt office while the company has organised a vital relief goods flight into North Korea in response to the devastating floods in tha
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GAC Group makes a trio of significant management appointments

September 20 - September 20 - The GAC Group has announced two key management appointments in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for its group and local operations at the same time as the group has appointed a new group HSSE (Health Safety Security Environment) manager to drive
Views: 537
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NSCSA exercises options for two ro-cons

September 16 - September 16 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has exercised the option to build two ro-con vessels with Hyundai MIPO of South Korea.
Views: 481
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Konecranes to supply cranes for Klaipeda

September 14 - September 14 - Konecranes has received an order for three Ship-To-Shore (STS) cranes and seven Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes from JSSC Klaipedos Smelte in Lithuania. The cranes will be delivered to the port of Klaipeda starting in the fourth quarter of
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Demag Cranes delivers five to Dutch ports

September 14 - September 14 - Demag Cranes is further expanding its business in the Netherlands with the delivery of five Generation 5 Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes to three major terminal operators, in the Netherlands.
Views: 527
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Antwerp port authority expands presence in South America

September 12 - September 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has expanded its presence in South America with the appointment of three new representatives: Fernando Bustamante, German Calderon (both in Chile) and Henrique Machado Rabelo (in Brazil), to promote the port across So
Views: 412
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AF Decom opens in Aberdeen

September 8 - September 8 - AF Decom Offshore, a specialist company in the removal, demolition, environmental reconstruction and recycling of buildings, industrial plants and offshore installations, has opened an Aberdeen office to target the emerging UK market.
Views: 379
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Construction Products buys a Shuttlelift SB50

September 8 - September 8 - Construction Products, Inc (CPI) from Jackson, USA, recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the purchase of a single-beam mobile gantry crane from Shuttlelift.
Views: 412
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A hamburger with triple BBC Chartering vessels

September 7 - September 7 - It was a case of once, twice, three times a vessel as a trio of leading German heavy lift operator BBC Chartering's vessels were in the port of Hamburg simultaneously.
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Liebherr delivers two to Onitsha River Port

September 7 - September 7 - Major investment in the ports on the Niger River in Nigeria to allow discharge and loading of heavy lift and breakbulk items has resulted in the acquisition of two Liebherr Harbour Mobile Cranes type LHM 180, allowing the handling of project
Views: 472
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BigLift Shipping names new rep for Brazil

September 5 - September 5 - Effective September 1 2011, BigLift Shipping appointed BrazGlobal Project Shipping and Logistics Ltda as the shipping line's representative in Brazil.
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UN Security Council voices concern over maritime piracy in West Africa

September 5 - September 5 -The UN Security Council has voiced concern over increasing maritime piracy, armed robbery and reports of hostage-taking in the Gulf of Guinea, saying the crimes were having an adverse impact on security, trade and other economic activities in
Views: 315
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Boeing 747-8 Freighter first delivery set for September 19

September 5 - September 5 - Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux on September 19 at Paine Field in Everett, US and Cargolux will fly the aircraft away that morning and put it into revenue service.
Views: 260
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Concargo appoints oil and gas expert

September 2 - September 2 - Concargo (Pty) Ltd South Africa has appointed energy, oil and gas specialist Shawn Fraser to head up the company's Johannesburg branch and also to be national operations manager.
Views: 447
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UK region awarded Enterprise Zone status

September 1 - September 1 - In the UK, the Humber region on the east coast has been awarded 'enterprise zone' status creating significant financial incentives for new renewable energy businesses.
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ABP and TransAtlantic UK sign new agreement at the port of Hull

August 31 - August 31 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Hull has recently signed a new ten-year agreement with TransAtlantic UK Ltd, which operates up to three sailings a week linking the Humber with Sweden, for a new bespoke ten-acre terminal in Hull.
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Big Lift helps PD Ports enhance container handling capabilities

August 30 - August 30 - The four new RTG (rubber-tyred gantry) cranes delivered by the heavy lift specialist, BigLift, to Teesport, UK, are a key component of the current GBP16.7 million (USD27.3 million) expansion of the container terminals at Teesport and represent
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Africa West enhances services with additional aircraft

August 30 - August 30 - Togo-based Africa West Cargo has reinforced its fleet by leasing a second DC9 freighter, adding to the company's list of aircraft currently serving various destinations in West Africa and Central Africa.
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Horizon Lines offers refinancing deal

August 29 - August 29 - Horizon Lines has entered into a definitive agreement and secured commitments from holders of more than 99 percenr of its 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due in 2012 to move forward with a modified transaction that will refinance the com
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines launch thrice-weekly service

August 23 - August 23 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Russia's largest scheduled all-cargo carrier, has launched a three-times a week Boeing 747-400 freighter service to Zhengzhou as it positions itself to support China's 12th five-year development plan.
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Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter thumbnail image

Volga-Dnepr and Antonov commit to modernisation of first freighter

August 19 - August 19 - Russia's Volga-Dnepr Group and Antonov Company of the Ukraine have reached an agreement to upgrade the first of Volga-Dnepr's fleet of AN-124-100 'Ruslan' freighters to a modernised AN-124-111VD standard in the latest step towards relaunching
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Dockwise sees strongest ever quarter for contract wins

August 19 - August 19 - Breda, Netherlands-based heavy marine transport provider Dockwise has had its strongest ever quarter for contract wins, while at the same time seeing a new backlog record in the three month and half year periods ended June 30, 2011 says the co
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Festival gets a big lift

August 18 - August 18 - A Terex AC 350/6 all terrain crane has been used by UK company, King Lifting Ltd to lift and place a footbridge for the Reading Festival in Berkshire, UK.
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Marmedsa Proyectos joins Project Cargo Network

August 17 - August 17 - With the appointment of Spain's Marmedsa Proyectos, the forwarder organisation, Project Cargo Network (PCN) says it now has 113 offices in 54 countries.
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Strategic Asian-Pacific infrastructure projects listed

August 17 - August 17 - The inaugural preliminary list of the top 100 strategic infrastructure projects in Asia-Pacific has been published by The Southeast Asia Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum.
Views: 441
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Propellor Club lands in Bilbao

August 16 - August 16 - A new branch of the Propeller Club has been created in Bilbao, Spain, with seven founding members.
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Safmarine appoints Ben Line

August 16 - August 16 - Safmarine has appointed Ben Line Agencies in Asia to represent its Multi Purpose Vessel Services (MPV) business in this region.
Views: 540
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Vanguard names senior VP of Specialised Cargo for Asia and Middle East

August 15 - August 15 - Vanguard Logistics Services has appointed Kurt Breinlinger senior vice president of Specialised Cargo for Asia and the Middle East, tasked with introducing the Vanguard network to the newly created Specialised Cargo Division for Asia and the M
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Keynote speaker announced for Breakbulk Americas conference

August 15 - August 15 - Erik R. Peterson, director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council and senior advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 22nd annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation
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Korea Express obtains AEO accreditation

August 15 - August 15 - Integrated logistics company, Korea Express, which is eagerly anticipating the delivery of two 15,000 dwt self-propelled vessels from the Weihai Dockyard, Weihai, Shandong, China, to reinforce its marine transportation capabilities for heavy l
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Konecranes completes Indian crane acquisition

August 11 - August 11 - Further to our report on February 21, Konecranes has now completed the second phase of its acquisition of WMI Cranes Ltd increasing its ownership from 51 to 100 percent.
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Deep sea shipments lift Wilh. Wilhelmsen's results

August 11 - August 11 - Wilh. Wilhelmsen results were lifted by continued increase in deep sea transport volumes and the group reports positive underlying developments in its activities.
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BaltShip is AEO-F certified

August 10 - August 10 - BaltShip is now certified as an Authorised Economic Operator (Customs Simplification" + "Safety and Security).
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Decade of trading in UK marked by construction of new location

August 10 - August 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage company Van der Vlist has celebrated 10 years of operation in the UK with the ground-breaking for a new location at Burma Drive, Hull, the new location of Van der Vlist UK from 2012.
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Thinking outside cargo's box

August 9 - August 9 - Helping project forwarders to improve efficiency by thinking 'outside the box' is a key objective of a two-day training course in New Orleans during the Breakbulk Americas week from October 24-27.
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Macro trends scupper TBS results

August 9 - August 9 - Shipping line TBS International has faced uncertain business conditions in 2011 created by three major macroeconomic factors which negatively affected TBS' financial results for Q2 and H1 2011, reveals Joseph E. Royce, chairman, chief executive
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WWPC names new member for Venezuela

August 9 - August 9 - With immediate effect, TotalViax, based in Caracas, Venezuela has been appointed as the exclusive Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in that country.
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Etihad Rail signs deal with Emirates Steel

August 8 - August 8 - Etihad Rail, the master developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, and Emirates Steel, the largest integrated steel manufacturer in the UAE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to use rail as the primary method fo
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Kita delivers for Turkish energy

August 8 - August 8 - Turkey's Kita Logistics has delivered the components of a new 775 MW combined cycle power plant located in Denizli, Western Turkey, considered to be one of the two largest investments in the power industry to be transported in 2011.
Views: 479
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Toll names new MD

August 4 - August 4 - Brian Kruger will become Toll's managing director on January 1, 2012.
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Jumbo appoints Tecnoil as Brazilian agent

August 4 - August 4 - Dutch heavy lift shipping and offshore installation company Jumbo has appointed Tecnoil Comercio e Representacoes Ltda as its agent in Brazil.
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New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting thumbnail image

New IMO armed guarding guidelines underline the need for vetting

August 3 - August 3 - Gray Page, a leading specialist maritime intelligence, investigation and crisis management company, has said that the IMO's Maritime Safety Committee's (MSC) recently approved interim guidance on the employment of privately contracted armed sec
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Famous Pacific Shipping goes for gold in Olympic train trials

August 3 - August 3 - Famous Pacific Shipping, the fast-expanding Asia-based NVOCC and freight services provider, has donned its best sporting kit to start deliveries of railroad equipment from China to Brazil to support fans of the world's greatest sporting festiva
Views: 441
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Deep-water jack-up rig to start journey to new Bentley field

August 2 - August 2 - A deep-water jack-up rig vital for the development of the Bentley oil discovery located in Block 9/3b in the North Sea, 160 km east of Shetland Isles on the western edge of the Viking Graben, has been delivered on time by the Keppel FELS shipya
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Octogenarian Otto blows out his birthday candles

August 1 - August 1 - German industrialist Otto Rettenmaier who has, since the 1950s built a number of industrial companies, including the heavy-duty and special vehicles manufacturer the TII Group, has celebrated his 85th birthday.
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Toll Group buys German forwarder

July 29 - July 29 - Toll Group is expanding its global forwarding business with the purchase of German ocean forwarder Andree & Wilkerling (AWG). Toll says that AWG
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UTC Overseas names project director

July 28 - July 28 -The Houston-based Project Division of UTC Overseas Inc has appointed Brent Patterson as a project director to oversee project development of industrial and global capital projects and services to engineering and procurement companies.
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GAC strengthens marketing presence in Europe

July 28 - July 28 - GAC is expanding its regional Shipping Marketing team with the appointment of Niko Steindamm, as marketing manager, shipping, based in Bremen, Germany.
Views: 375
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Gandhi appointed JNPT trustee

July 27 - July 27 - Nailesh Gandhi, director of India's Express Transport Pvt Ltd, has been appointed a trustee on the board of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) for a two-year term.
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Amarcon supplies software package to two German lines

July 25 - July 25 - Dutch-based freight industry software house Amarcon has supplied software to two German shipping lines, which has led managers to consider that the German heavy lift sector is strengthening.
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100 percent for Fairstar duo

July 18 - July 18 - Fairstar Heavy Transport reports that it achieved 100 percent utilisation of its two-ship fleet - Fjord and Fjell - in the second quarter of 2012.
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TIACA backs WTO's call for trade facilitation

July 15 - July 15 - A call by the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) to include trade facilitation in a new package of multilateral trade negotiations has won the backing of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) which says the move wou
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Hansa boss reveals line's future to HLPFI thumbnail image

Hansa boss reveals line's future to HLPFI

July 12 - July 12 - Hansa Heavy Lift has introduced a six step programme from sales through to delivering cargo which it is confident will win over customers, the line's interim CEO Roger Iliffe has told HLPFI.
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Perth says aye, aye Cap'n to DB Schenker

July 11 - July 11 - DB Schenker has been appointed exclusive international transport and logistics services provider for the world sailing championships in Perth, Australia later this year.
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Gosselin announces name changes for group companies

July 8 - July 8 - Antwerp Rapid Transit Team nv (A.R.T. N.V.) and Focus Transport Services N.V. (Focus N.V.) which have been part of the Antwerp, Belgian-based Gosselin Group for some time, have been renamed Gosselin Forwarding Services nv and Gosselin Transport S
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Terex acquires enough shares to takeover Demag Cranes

July 7 - July 7 - Further to our news item of June 22, the Terex Corporation has announced that the minimum acceptance level of 51 percent for the voluntary public tender offer by Terex Industrial Holding AG to all shareholders of Demag Cranes AG at EUR45.50 (USD6
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China set to tap shale gas

July 5 - July 5 - Senior managers from the world's leading oil companies are set to descend on China this summer, as the country holds its first licensing round for the production of shale gas, which could be good news for project logistics companies focussing on
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Project cargo powers double-digit growth at Bilbao

July 1 - July 1 - General conventional goods at Bilbao port, helped by project cargo activity, rose by 14 percent in the first three months of the year. Project cargo at the Spanish Atlantic port includes machinery, wind energy equipment, rail carriages, buses, pa
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Jumbo Shipping opens for business in Bremen

July 1 - July 1 - Dutch heavy lift shipping company, Jumbo Shipping has opened a representative office in Bremen, Germany, in cooperation with German independent breakbulk and heavy lift shipbroker Coli Schiffahrt & Transport KG.
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New ship deal for NSCSA

June 29 - June 29 - The National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia has signed a 'murabaha' financing agreement with the Saudi British Bank (SABB) and the National Commercial Bank for SR822.6 million (USD219.3 million) that will finance 80 percent of the cost to construc
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Painting a better environment at Liebherr

June 28 - June 28 - A new painting system has been put into operation at Liebherr-Werk Ehingen which the company considers sets new standards "with regard to environmental friendliness and efficiency."
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Steel fabricators invest in Shuttlelift product

June 23 - June 23 - Plains Fabrication & Supply, a steel fabrication company based in Alberta, Canada, which produces heaters, separators, pressure vessels, skid packages, and other custom fabrication items has purchased a Shuttlelift SL 75II to increase productivi
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Imperial Reederei takes over BARIS

June 22 - June 22 - Effective July 1, 2011 Imperial Reederei GmbH will be the exclusive shareholder of BARIS Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH, with the company operating as Imperial BARIS GmbH from that date with its head office in Berlin and a branch office in Duisbur
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Demag Cranes' board recommends latest Terex offer

June 22 - June 22 - The management and supervisory boards of Demag Cranes AG has recommended that its shareholders accept a revised takeover offer from Terex Corporation that includes an increased share price offer and safeguards employee jobs, existing sites and D
Views: 444
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OIG boosted by half a billion investment

June 17 - June 17 - The Harren & Partner Group and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners (GSCP) have invested USD500 million in Singapore-based OIG Offshore Installation Group to provide the financing for the company's strategic growth and the acquisition of additional ve
Views: 347
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Rickmers-Linie rings the changes in North America

June 16 - June 16 - Jerry Nagel has been appointed chairman of the board of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc where he will continue to participate and contribute with his experience to the activities of Rickmers Group in North America.
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WWPC names new member for Czech Republic and Slovakia

June 15 - June 15 - With immediate effect, LS International Cargo GmbH organizacni slozka Melnik, based in the Czech Republic, has been appointed as the exclusive Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member in that country and in Slovakia.
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Sarens remains tight-lipped on investment rumours

June 10 - June 10 - The Sarens Group, one of the world's leading multifunction heavy lift and transport companies, remains tight-lipped over recent reports in the Belgian media which suggest that it could be a potential target for investment groups.
Views: 450
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Agility Project Logistics' Griffin to retire

June 10 - June 10 - Tom Griffin, president and CEO of Agility Project Logistics, plans to retire from Agility from this position within the coming year, and has been named chairman of Agility Project Logistics.
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Qatar Airways buys into Cargolux

June 9 - June 9 - Cargolux has entered into a strategic partnership with Doha-based Qatar Airways. The deal includes the acquisition by Qatar Airways of a 35 percent stake in Cargolux and a commercial cooperation.
Views: 417
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A2SEA in world first offshore installation

June 8 - June 8 - With five successful offshore wind projects under its belt, Vattenfall UK turned to Danish offshore wind installation business A2SEA to install the world's largest offshore turbines, R5, at Ormonde, 10vkm off the UK coast at Barrow-in-Furness.
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Staffing agency points to potential future staff shortages

June 7 - June 7 - An employment and staffing agency that specialises in supplying hoisting and lifting, heavy lift and specialised transport personnel has passed its third anniversary and noted continuing industry trends that could lead to staff shortages in the n
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Austral Asia Line sets up Projects and Tramp Shipping Division

June 6 - June 6 - Austral Asia Line (AAL) has established a dedicated Project and Tramp Shipping division, based at its head office in Singapore, and engaged a team of four project shipping, chartering and heavy lift cargo specialists, headed by Namir Khanbabi who
Views: 686
WWL appoints India MD thumbnail image

WWL appoints India MD

June 2 - June 2 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has appointed Gur Prasad Kohli as managing director for India.
Views: 387
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Terra firma provides business for Plate Logistics

June 2 - June 2 - Buenos Aires-based project forwarder Plate Logistics has undertaken a number of contracts that highlight the importance of underground exploration to the project cargo sector.
Views: 463
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Hansa Heavy Lift launches tomorrow

May 31 - May 31 - The newly formed, Bremen based maritime shipping company, Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the international investment enterprise Oaktree Capital Management, which commences its business operations tomorrow, has revealed its f
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Hansa off to market

May 27 - May 27 - Finally, the speculation is over with this week's confirmation that the principal shareholder of the Beluga Group Holding Company, Oaktree Capital Management, has established a new, and totally independent shipping company.
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Study shows mixed messages for container supply for project cargo

May 24 - May 24 - Project cargo forwarders who rely on containerised traffic are facing mixed messages as to the supply of ocean containers - a decline in the manufacture of new containers, an excess of idle containers and a forecasted upturn in global trade that
Views: 325
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Fairstar wins fertilizer plant contract

May 24 - May 24 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has won a USD 28 million multi-voyage transportation contract to provide the marine transportation of 111 modules and 70 containers from the Agrium Fertilizer Plant in Kenai, Alaska to a greenfield site in Ossiomo, Nigeri
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Strategic investments help St Petersburg efficiency

May 23 - May 23 - The Sea Port of Saint Petersburg has revealed that it has invested RUB152 million / USD5.4 million in handling equipment, including nine Kalmar fork lift trucks with lifting capacity from 10 to 33 tonnes for handling of general cargoes, terminal
Views: 422
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UK liner agency enters into administration

May 20 - May 20 - Long-established UK liner shipping agency Johnson Stevens Agencies has entered into administration with the administrators, accountancy firm PKF, already agreeing deals shipping industry entrepreneur, Andrew Thorne to acquire certain assets from
Views: 529
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Ethiopian Shipping Lines' vessels get MacGregor cranes

May 17 - May 17 - Cargotec has confirmed a new order for 21 MacGregor variable frequency drive (VFD) electric cranes to be installed on seven 28,000 dwt multipurpose cargo ships being built at Huanghai Shipbuilding in China for Ethiopian Shipping Lines, with the c
Views: 429
Pedestal crane handed over just 15 months after deal inked thumbnail image

Pedestal crane handed over just 15 months after deal inked

May 13 - May 13 - Huisman, the Dutch-based specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has handed over a new 600-tonne pedestal crane after successful competition of load testing to clients Centrica Renewable Energy Ltd and MPI Offshore, just 15 months a
Views: 440
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Heavy lift comes to the small screen

May 12 - May 12 - Viewers of a TV documentary series on the global aviation industry will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at a recent heavy lift maindeck shipment made on an AN-124 freighter.
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Heavy lift specialist joins Tiaca board

May 11 - May 11 - Volga-Dnepr's Vladimir Zubkov is one of four leading air cargo industry executives elected onto the board of directors of The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca).
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Breakbulk Europe starts next week

May 11 - May 11 - 'Thinking Globally for the Long Haul' is the banner for the 6th Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition which will take place next week in Antwerp, Belgium, from May 17 - 19.
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Allseas and Synergy relocate factory

May 9 - May 9 - The relocation of an entire paper processing plant from the UK to Bangladesh gave heavy lift specialist Allseas Global Logistics the opportunity to demonstrate its experience and expertise in handling this type of complex project.
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DHL set to boost Africa's oil and energy sector

May 6 - May 6 - DHL Global Forwarding is to launch four oil and energy centres of excellence across Africa over the next 12 months in Cape Town, South Africa, Luanda, Angola, Accra, Ghana and Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 394
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Investment spurs growth at Hamilton

May 5 - May 5 - Oversized project cargo including Molson fermentation tanks, windmill blades and pressure vessels is cited by the Port of Hamilton as helping a cargo diversification programme aimed at doubling the volume of non-steel related commodities moving th
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Cargolux in talks with Qatar Airways

May 5 - May 5 - The international business media is awash with reports that Cargolux is in talks with Qatar Airways about a minority shareholding in the European all-cargo carrier, with the Middle East airline reported to to be close to agreeing to the purchase o
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IDEA Heavy Equipment and Ulstein sign MOU

May 4 - May 4 - A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed which outlines the main principles of how Norwegian Ulstein Group and Netherlands-based IDEA Heavy Equipment are joining forces.
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Liebherr acquisition marks Neeb's 50th anniversary thumbnail image

Liebherr acquisition marks Neeb's 50th anniversary

April 19 - April 19 - Neeb, the Wuppertal-based crane service company, has taken a strategic business move into expanding its fleet through the acquisition of a Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane which caters for the needs of wind power systems installation.
Views: 230
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Asia Shipping launches project cargo service and opens new offices

April 18 - April 18 - Asia Shipping Transportes Internacionais, a Brazilian company which specialises in freight forwarding for ocean and air transportation, is launching a project cargo service and has announced two new offices to celebrate its 15th anniversary.
Views: 430
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GAC and Ultramar Logistics join forces

April 15 - April 15 - GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS) and Ultramar Logistics (U-LOG) have joined forces to offer integrated logistics solutions to the oil, gas and mining sectors.
Views: 418
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Dockwise sells Explorer

April 15 - April 15 - Dockwise Ltd says its sale of Explorer to an undisclosed buyer will optimise the composition of the company's fleet. The undisclosed buyer had earlier bought Dockwise's MV Enterprise.
Views: 271
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Greencarrier acquires UK's PTS

April 12 - April 12 - The Swedish-headquartered logistics specialist Greencarrier, which has in recent years expanded substantially within the Nordic countries and the Baltic states, has signed an agreement today to acquire PTS UK Ltd, with the acquisition expected
Views: 229
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Damco appoints global marketing head

April 7 - April 7 - Third party logistics provider Damco has appointed Christian Bech Hoengaard as global head of marketing at Damco International, based at corporate headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Views: 325
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"K" Line completes SAL Group takeover

April 4 - April 4 - Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd ("K" Line), which has had a 50 percent stake in Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH (SAL Group) since 2007 has agreed to purchase the remaining shares in the SAL Group at the end of June 2011.
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Erfmann secures control of Swift Freight brand in Dubai thumbnail image

Erfmann secures control of Swift Freight brand in Dubai

April 4 - April 4 - Barloworld Logistics (BWL) Middle East & Asia has sold a recently created entity Swift Freight LLC to the former ceo of Swift Freight International LLC, three years after it acquired the latter company along with its branch network in Africa and
Views: 405
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Drewry analyses MPV prospects as industry emerges from gloom

April 4 - April 4 - Drewry Maritime Research's latest Annual Multipurpose Market Review & Forecast details the state of the multipurpose (MPV) fleet, the demand for the cargo space on those ships and the outlook for the markets they trade in. Project carriers and h
Views: 420
REpower sells logistics subsidiary thumbnail image

REpower sells logistics subsidiary

April 1 - April 1 - REpower Systems AG has sold the assets of its logistics subsidiary Windenergie Logistik GmbH (WEL) to Universal Windkraft Logistik GmbH.
Views: 408
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Sri Lankan peace dividend pays off with creation of Projects FPS

April 1 - April 1 - The ending of Sri Lanka's 30-year ethnic war in May 2009 has created an atmosphere so welcoming to infrastructure investments that FPS Sri Lanka, which has gained an unrivalled profile and reputation as a first-class member of the Famous Pacific
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PL Shipping & Logistics is now M+R Logistics (India)

April 1 - April 1 - With the takeover of its Indian agent PL Shipping & Logistics Pvt. Ltd. in September 2010, Swiss based M+R Spedag Group created a strong position in the Indian logistics market.
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Dutch arbitrators rule against Fairstar

April 1 - April 1 - The final chapter in the long-running dispute between Fairmount Marine and Fairstar Heavy Transport would appear to have been written following yesterday's ruling by The Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI) rejecting Fairstar's 2008 claim tha
Views: 367
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Cargo rallied in 2010 for Cargolux in year of 'comeback'

March 31 - March 31 - Following the severe global economic disturbances of 2009, external environmental issues faced maindeck airfreight capacity provider Cargolux in 2010 just as the market's financial conditions gave the airline mixed messages, according to its re
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CHOK-A-BLOK ties up Bendoro

March 30 - March 30 - CHOK-A-BLOK has appointed cargo safety equipment specialist, Bendoro, as the official CHOK-A-BLOK distributor within the Benelux transportation market.
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Royal Cargo Invests in new cranes

March 30 - March 30 - Royal Cargo, a leading heavy lift service provider in the Philippines, has recently added two new cranes to its fleet of heavy lift equipment.
Views: 374
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Ter Linden takes charge of more Liebherr cranes

March 30 - March 30 - Ter Linden Craning bv has added a second Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 and two mobile cranes of the Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 type to the LTM 11200-9.1 that was delivered in mid-2010.
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New management team at Neuenfelder Maschinenfabrik (NMF)

March 28 - March 28 - Hamburg-based, Neuenfelder Maschinenfabrik GmbH (NMF), a major player in the production of deck cranes with an emphasis on heavy-duty cranes, has appointed Ralf Ressel as ceo and Goran Curic as coo, in a move which has also seen the departure o
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Etihad Rail on track with new identity

March 25 - March 25 - Union Railway, the company behind UAE's rail development, has unveiled its new corporate identity and announced important updates on the implementation phases of the UAE's railway network. It will now be known as Etihad Rail.
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Hyundai ramps up in project forwarding

March 24 - March 24 - Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is ramping up its exposure in the project forwarding business on the back of vast deals being concluded between South Korean construction firms in the Middle East. Sam Chambers reports from Seoul.
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Savannah handles gas turbine

March 23 - March 23 - Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal in Savannah has handled a 166 tonne gas turbine - one of five heavy lift items in a shipment that also included 50 crates.
Views: 436
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More Beluga Group companies file for insolvency

March 22 - March 22 - Beluga Fleet Management Beteiligungs GmbH, Beluga Fleet Management GmbH & Co KG, Beluga Marine Service GmbH & Co KG, Beluga Offshore Crewing GmbH, Beluga Sea Academy GmbH file have all filed for insolvency today, according to a company statemen
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Kitchen delivers Cometto trailers to Oswalt

March 22 - March 22 - J. E. Oswalt & Sons, based in Batesburg, has increased the capacity and size of its hydraulic trailer fleet with the purchase of 12 lines of Cometto 1MS hydraulic trailers from Kitchen's Crane and Equipment.
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Sarens' worldwide menu of heavy lifts

March 21 - March 21 - In a bi-annual message to its heavy lift industry clients, Belgium-based heavy lift multi-purpose contractor Sarens Group has revealed the range of recent lifting operations it has been involved in as well its acquisition of a new Canadian memb
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Vanguard expands storage capability at Richards Bay

March 21 - March 21 - South Africa-based heavy lift and plant relocation specialist Vanguard has extended its in-harbour capabilities with the acquisition of a 2,800 sq m handling and storage yard in the busy Richards Bay port to complement the multi-axle service it
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Balnak Group names new board member

March 18 - March 18 - leading Turkish logistics company, the Balnak Group has named experience logistics and transport industry expert, Wolfgang W. D
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BDP names new senior managers, Crowley names Larkin as VP thumbnail image

BDP names new senior managers, Crowley names Larkin as VP

March 18 - March 18 - BDP International has promoted John Bolte to the newly created position of chief strategy and development officer, and Michael Andaloro has been promoted to global chief operating officer. Both will report to president and ceo Richard J Bolte J
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Second Beluga Group company files for insolvency

March 18 - March 18 - Following the announcement that its chartering division had filed for insolvency, the Beluga Group has confirmed that its shipping division, Beluga Shipping, which also includes ship management and ship owning, has followed suit.
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Dinnadge joins CSS Group as vice president

March 18 - March 18 - Dubai-based CSS Group (Consolidated Shipping Services Group) has appointed Kenneth A. Dinnadge, vice president business development. He will be responsible for the CSS Group's business development aspirations in the MENA and Sub-continent regio
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Boskalis sees 2011 as a year of transition

March 18 - March 18 - Dutch maritime services company, Royal Boskalis Westminster has announced a 36 percent increase in net profits for 2010 and cited the acquisition of Smit Internationale, an improved performance from its Dredging business and an exceptional gain
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Safmarine supports new Kakinada maritime and seafarer centre

March 15 - March 15 - Safmarine recently celebrated the double opening of the Kakinada Maritime Community Centre and the ITF Seafarer Centre at Kakinada port. The centres aim to equip the local seafaring community with the necessary resources needed in the maritime
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Maximus Air Cargo seeks to strengthen African foothold

March 14 - March 14 - With the first of its three new A300-600RF's set to join the fleet in the next few months, Maximus Air Cargo - the UAE's largest dedicated cargo aircraft operator - is setting its sights on Africa as a region that represents great opportunity f
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Customs licence for Hellmann East Europe

March 11 - March 11 - Hellmann East Europe has gained the Customs Representative Licence for Russia (previously known as the Customs Broker Licence) which enables the company to offer customs clearance services under its own private licence.
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Steel cut for Fairstar's second newbuild

March 11 - March 11 - Steel cutting for the second of Fairstar's newbuild 50,000 dwt open-stern semi-submersible vessels, Finesse has taken place, marked by a ceremony at the ASIC facility in Nantong, China attended by representatives of Det Norsk Veritas, Guangzhou
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New sales strategist onboard at Beluga

March 11 - March 11 - Beluga Shipping's ongoing restructuring continues apace and the heavy lift shipping specialist has announced the appointment of a new global chief sales officer, Joerg Roehl.
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Wilhelmsen names new area director

March 10 - March 10 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service has appointed Prean Pather to the position of area director of East and South Africa area, covering Egypt, Djibouti, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia and the Islands off East Africa.
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Intermediaries post positive results

March 10 - March 10 - The HLPFI editorial inbox has been inundated with results statements from freight intermediaries which paint quite a positive picture.
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Corpus Christi completes property sale to Canyon

March 10 - March 10 - Further to our report on February 23, the Port Corpus Christi commissioners have approved a letter of intent with Canyon Supply & Logistics for the sale of its Ingleside Facility, formerly known as U.S. Naval Station Ingleside, for USD102.1 mil
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Tuscor Lloyds offers advice on Mexico

March 8 - March 8 - Tuscor Lloyds gave a keynote presentation at a recent Mexico Matters seminar given by the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) department, in a workshop which covered crossdock, distribution, warehousing and transport security and other related inform
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Wind blows into Harwich International Port

March 7 - March 7 - In the UK, Harwich International Port has landed a new contract with Aarsleff Bilfinger Berger Joint Venture (ABJV) to act as as ABJV's UK installation port for phase 1 of the London Array offshore wind farm.
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Union Railway issues first tenders for UAE railway

March 7 - March 7 - In what could be a major fillip for the region's project cargo business, Union Railway, the main developer and operator of the national rail network in the UAE, has issued to pre-qualified companies, tenders for the rolling stock of the railway
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Wilhelmsen Ships Service acquires Eurokor Logistics

March 3 - March 3 - Effective April 1, Wilhelmsen Ships Service has agreed to acquire Eurokor Logistics, a ships agency, logistics and forwarding company with operations in the Netherlands and Belgium.
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Beluga Shipping announces restructuring thumbnail image

Beluga Shipping announces restructuring

March 3 - March 3 - Beluga Shipping has responded to reports that its future ownership structure is in question with the announcement that the group is to undertake a comprehensive financial restructuring.
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Kuehne + Nagel benefits from recovery thumbnail image

Kuehne + Nagel benefits from recovery

March 3 - March 3 - The Kuehne + Nagel Group says that it benefitted from the recovery of world trade in its last financial year - 2010.
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Fairstar posts small net profit for 2010

February 28 - February 28 - Fairstar Heavy Transport's audited financial statement for 2010 records a net profit after tax of USD228,000 and highlights the company's success in raising almost USD100 million that is being invested in two new open stern, semi-submersible
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Increased profits for Toll

February 25 - February 25 - Toll Holdings, the Asia-based transport and logistics provider, recorded an 18 0ncrease in reported profits after tax to USD173 million and a 28% jump in revenue to USD4.2 billion for the six months ended 31 December 2010.
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GPLN appoints Iraqi member

February 25 - February 25 - The Global Project Logistics Network has appointed a new member in Iraq.
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Holley is CEO of Peters & May

February 24 - February 24 - Marine logistics specialist Peters & May has appointed Dave Holley to the position of CEO for the Peters & May group of companies.
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Business is booming for Nooteboom

February 24 - February 24 - Trailer manufacturer Nooteboom says it has experienced increased demand for its products since the fourth quarter of 2010 and is ramping up production of its semi and drawbar trailers.
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Offshore supply vessels for Topaz

February 24 - February 24 - Topaz Energy and Marine, an international oilfield services group, is set to acquire two offshore supply vessels in Brazil, for a total delivered price of USD40.4 million.
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Konecranes completes acquisition of WMI Cranes

February 21 - February 21 - Following the October 2010 announement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire the Indian crane company WMI Cranes Ltd (WMI, Konecranes has now received the required regulatory approvals, and WMI will be consolidated into Konecranes
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Modulift appoints CEA Projects

February 18 - February 18 - Modulift has appointed CEA Projects Ltd (CEA) as its distributor covering Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and Australia
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A. Soulis Enterprises invests in Liebherr crane thumbnail image

A. Soulis Enterprises invests in Liebherr crane

February 17 - February 17 - A. Soulis Enterprises based in Larnaca is keen to grab a share of the growing wind farm installation business in Cyprus and has invested in a Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1, the world's most powerful telescopic crane.
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Heavy cargoes boost Wilhelmsen results

February 17 - February 17 - A substantial increase in volumes supported by a healthy balance between cars and high and heavy cargoes were key factors behind the solid rebound in Wilh. Wilhelmsen's operating profit and total income for 2010 compared with 2009.
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Rock-It Cargo expands logistics activities

February 15 - February 15 - Rock-It Cargo's acquisition of certain assets of Core Logistics and B.E. Logistics will facilitate the movement of heavy cargoes for events such as music tours and film production, says the company.
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Saint Petersburg commits to investment

February 15 - February 15 - In 2010, the Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg group of companies transferred over RUB1.1 billion (USD0.03 billion) for the implementation of port infrastructure development programmes.
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Beluga confirms anti-piracy guards to be deployed

February 11 - February 11 - Following the terrible hijacking of its ship, Beluga Nomination, Beluga Shipping has confirmed that it is deploying private security guards aboard some of its ships off the Somali coast and rerouting other vessels.
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Antwerp and Essar sign memorandum

February 11 - February 11 - Port of Antwerp International (PAI), a subsidiary of Antwerp Port Authority, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Essar Ports in which the two parties declare their intention of collaborating as strategic partners in port deve
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Air Partner increases global presence

February 10 - February 10 - International air charter provider Air Partner has expanded its North American presence with the opening of a west coast operation in Los Angeles, California.
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Breakbulk Asia posts record attendance

February 7 - February 7 - The organiser of the recent Breakbulk Asia event in Singapore has said that it will inaugurate Breakbulk China in Shanghai in early 2012, bringing the largest event in the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk maritime sector to the world's
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Dockwise selects Hyundai

February 7 - February 7 - Dockwise has appointed Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) of Korea as yard to build its new ship to service the emerging market for ultra-large transports - see previous news items posted here on November 8 and 23.
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Panalpina will integrate long-time partner in Australia thumbnail image

Panalpina will integrate long-time partner in Australia

February 2 - February 2 - Panalpina will fully integrate its partner Apollo in Perth, Australia stating that the Apollo set-up ideally complements Panalpina's already existing office which focuses on industrial projects and the oil and gas business.
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Trio of talents appointed at WCAPN

February 1 - February 1 - The WCA Projects Network (WCAPN) and the WCA Family has recruited three key staff members to improve communication and management functions.
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Metro Ports promotes Johnson

January 31 - January 31 - Metro Ports, a holding of Nautilus International Holding Corp., has promoted Brian Johnson to vice president of business development from director of strategic analysis and contracts.
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Big lift helps Sembcorp towards greener future

January 25 - January 25 - Sembcorp engineers and specialist heavy lifting contractors worked together to ensure the latest piece of green technology was safely lifted into place at Wilton Power Station.
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Bryn Thomas Crane Hire back in business

January 25 - January 25 - The directors of Bryn Thomas Crane Hire are back in business operating from associated companies Bryn Thomas Cranes Ltd and Bryn Thomas Holdings Ltd.
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Mammoet takes full control of KR Wind

January 25 - January 25 - Mammoet has taken full ownership of its KR Wind joint venture. The acquisition will increase Mammoet's increase its focus on offshore wind turbine construction internationally.
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Energy market powers CEVA expansion in West Africa and Central Asia thumbnail image

Energy market powers CEVA expansion in West Africa and Central Asia

January 19 - January 19 - Expansive growth in the energy sector has persuaded CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, to increase its presence in West Africa and Central Asia, areas which will be managed under CEVA's Southern Europe, Middle E
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Rickmers-Linie appoints Colombian agent

January 18 - January 18 - Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo, has appointed Gerleinco, Bogota, as its agent in Colombia with immediate effect.
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Konecranes acquires company in South America

January 18 - January 18 - Earlier this month, Konecranes acquired Gruas Koman Limitada, the former licensee of Konecranes in Recoleta, Santiago, Chile. The acquisition also includes the Peruvian start-up subsidiary, Koman Gruas Peru S.R.L.
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Ex-tra rental adds 53m capacity to its fleet

January 17 - January 17 - Dutch materials handling and specialist heavylift transport hire company Ex-tra has added a 53 m long trailer to its hire fleet, suitable for the transport of extremely long loads.
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Heavy lift crane developments driven by higher loads

January 17 - January 17 - Industry observers have noted the significant co-incidence that as the current Heavy Lift & Project Forwarders International (HLPFI) is published containing an insightful article into the activity of crane manufacturers, clear trends are bein
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FESCO restructures its container business thumbnail image

FESCO restructures its container business

January 14 - January 14 - Fesco Transportation Group has reorganised the management system of its container business, forming a single logistics integrator responsible for the management of the group's business directions and companies that provide various types of co
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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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Alastair Farley appointed to Braemar Shipping board

January 12 - January 12 - Braemar Shipping Services (the Group) has appointed Alastair Farley as a non-executive director with immediate effect, says the UK-based international provider of shipbroking, consultancy, technical and logistics services.
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Success takes wing for Charles Gee

January 7 - January 7 - Charles Gee & Co have delivered the Alcas WP 1 airline wing transport service on time and under budget.
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Project Professionals Group starts 2011 strongly

January 7 - January 7 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) project forwarding network has started the New Year strongly with the appointment of two new project support members (PSM) and one project forwarder, says PPG general manger Kevin Stephens.
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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.
Fairstar's Fjord wins CLOV FPSO contract thumbnail image

Fairstar's Fjord wins CLOV FPSO contract

January 3 - January 3 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has signed a contract with DSME to transport FPSO components from Angola to Korea for the CLOV FPSO.
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