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ISS Australia buys Christy & Griffin

December 30 - December 30 - Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has acquired marine surveying and consultancy firm, Christy & Griffin, headquartered in New South Wales, Australia.
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DYT floats Victoria to Florida

December 30 - December 30 - DYT Yacht Transport shipped a replica of Ferdinand Magellan's galleon NAO Victoria - the first ship to successfully circumnavigate the world - from Palma de Mallorca in Spain to Port Everglades in Florida, USA.
Views: 351
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Velez named HOT business manager

December 23 - December 23 - Hawaiian Ocean Transport (HOT) - a division of American Fast Freight - has named Julian Velez its new business development manager.
Views: 342
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First lady for Port of Pensacola

December 20 - December 20 - Mayor Hayward has appointed Amy Miller as director of the Port of Pensacola in Florida, making her the first female director since the port's establishment in the mid-1700s.
Views: 429
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DYT strengthens Australian service

December 20 - December 20 - Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, DYT Yacht Transport (DYT) has appointed Sevenstar Yacht Transport Australia as its new agents servicing the Australian market.
Views: 469
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Mississippi freight flows again

December 18 - December 18 - According to reports in the international media, the Mississippi River has reopened to commercial barge traffic near the Port of St Louis after a 36-hour closure; a number of barges were grounded last weekend due to ongoing shallow water lev
Views: 306
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NTS adds to Toll's services

December 17 - December 17 - Transport and logistics provider, Toll Group, has agreed to the conditional acquisition of the business and assets of Nationwide Transport Solutions (NTS), growing its capabilities in the over-dimensional and heavy haulage sector.
Views: 466
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Tidal and ocean current data application launched

December 16 - December 16 - Developed by oceanographic data specialist, Tidetech, the first vessel optimisation application offering combined tidal and non-tidal (ocean) current data has been launched for integrated vessel speed and route optimisation.
Views: 269
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PCN welcomes InterMax

December 13 - December 13 - InterMax Logistics Solution Ltd has become the latest member to join the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as a representative in Taiwan.
Views: 490
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Cargolux confirms Chinese investment

December 13 - December 13 - The Board of Directors of Cargolux Airlines International has approved entering into a Commercial Cooperation Agreement with Henan Civil Aviation and Investment Co Ltd (HNCA).
Views: 372
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Seine-Nord canal takes step forward

December 13 - December 13 - According to reports in the French media, the delayed multi-billion euro Seine-Nord canal project that will link the Seine River to Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, has taken another step towards going ahead.
Views: 350
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Fremantle seeks ro-ro investment

December 11 - December 11 - The Port of Fremantle in Western Australia is seeking expressions of interest from the private sector to build and operate a new automotive and ro-ro terminal at its Victoria Quay.
Views: 406
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Coscol comments on seized ship

December 11 - December 11 - Following reports in the international media that Singapore lawyers had seized a heavylift vessel from Cosco Shipping Co Ltd (Coscol) for "unspecified reasons," Coscol has issued the following statement:
Views: 379
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Hartmann extends West Africa service

December 11 - December 11 - The Hartmann Group will open an additional liner service from Europe to Gabon, The Republic of Congo, DRC and Angola during the first quarter of 2014, which will be marketed under the Hartmann Project Lines brand.
Views: 349
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Buhazza leaves Maximus

December 10 - December 10 - According to Middle Eastern media reports, Abu Dhabi based freighter airline, Maximus Air, has replaced its longstanding president and ceo, Fathi Buhazza.
Views: 371
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Marketing focus at Air Partner

December 10 - December 10 - UK headquartered global air charter broker, Air Partner, has named Kiran Parmar its group marketing director.
Views: 349
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Geodis appoints Devasia

December 9 - December 9 - Effective December 1, Geodis Wilson appointed Dean Devasia its new global chief information officer, and member of the freight management board.
Views: 322
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WCT supports PPG

December 9 - December 9 - Heavy lift specialists, Project Professionals Group (PPG) has appointed World Container Trading GmbH (WCT) as its project support member for Germany.
Views: 603
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Tyne tees up new crane

December 6 - December 6 - The Port of Tyne has taken delivery of a brand new GBP3.5 million (USD5.72 million) mobile harbour crane, which will be capable of handling project cargoes as well as bulk and conventional freight.
Views: 421
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Port of Everett plans infrastructure upgrades

December 6 - December 6 - The Port of Everett has adopted a USD64 million operating and capital budget for 2014, with critical infrastructure upgrades planned at the Washington, USA gateway.
Views: 277
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Bai says hi

December 5 - December 5 - Effective December 1, 2013 Glenn Bai will be heading up Gruber Logistics' recently established Shanghai office.
Views: 369
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Courtney named ACS managing director

December 3 - December 3 - Ruan Courtney has been promoted to managing director of global air charter broker, Air Charter Service (ACS).
Views: 182
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Rupert joins APS Stevedoring

December 3 - December 3 - Long beach, USA headquartered APS Stevedoring LLC has appointed Donald E. Rupert its vice president East Coast.
Views: 352
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The Friday Flyer - November 29th 2013

November 29 - Are liner shipping lines hiding their cartels in plain sight? When the European Commission's (EC) lawmakers turned their sights on anti-competitive activity in 2011, the most obvious characteristic of a cartel was clandestine cloak-and-dagger meetings bet
Views: 720
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Lloyd's tracks container trends

November 29 - November 29 - According to a recent paper issued by Lloyd's List Intelligence, Recent Trends in Container Shipping, over the last decade the container fleet has grown by almost 70 percent in terms of the number of vessels but more than doubled in terms of
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Dissaco joins GPLN

November 29 - November 29 - Antwerp, Belgium headquartered Dissaco N.V. has become the latest organisation to join the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN).
Views: 452
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STX PO board sweep

November 26 - November 26 - In the wake of the company's new rehabilitation plan, four members of the STX Pan Ocean (STX PO) board have resigned, including its ceo and executive director of just five months, Chun Il Yu.
Views: 342
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Aeroscraft discussed at European Parliament

November 25 - November 25 - The president and ceo of Aeros, Igor Pasternak, and the company's director of strategic finance, William Feeley, have attended a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium to discuss the economical and environmental benefits of
Views: 413
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Damen unveils new wind farm service vessel

November 25 - November 25 - Damen Shipyards has unveiled a new wind farm service vessel (WSV) to support and accommodate turbine maintenance crews at sea and allow them to 'walk to work'.
Views: 361
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The Friday Flyer - November 22nd 2013

November 25 - The embattled STX Group has seen its biggest creditor become its biggest shareholder after the state-owned Korea Development Bank (KDB) traded debt for equity in the troubled shipbuilder and its affiliated shipping company STX Pan Ocean. The move by the K
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New European canal back on track

November 21 - November 21 - A multi-billion-euro transport infrastructure project to link the inland waterways network of the Greater Paris region with that of the Benelux countries and beyond, appears to be back on track.
Views: 366
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Blue chip companies strengthen management

November 19 - November 19 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Henrik Lund as its new global airfreight director, based in Hamburg and reporting directly to Mark Hellmann, chairman of the global air cargo board.
Views: 488
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C.H. Robinson expands European footprint

November 19 - November 19 - C.H. Robinson has opened a new office in Basel, Switzerland, managed by Ildiko Gergely (pictured), who has been with the company since 2000.
Views: 334
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Boskalis raises 2013 outlook

November 19 - November 19 - Boskalis has announced its Q3 2013 results, reporting higher revenue and earnings levels than in the first and second quarter, with its order book increased to EUR4.3 billion (USD5.8 billion).
Views: 377
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Expansion plans for MOL

November 18 - November 18 - Tokyo-based Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced plans to expand its group-wide logistics services, by winning more plant project business, enhancing trucking and warehouse operations and expanding business into Southeast Asia.
Views: 363
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The Friday Flyer - November 15th 2013

November 18 - There has been plenty of media coverage this week about the opening of DP World's London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, which saw the arrival of its first scheduled call, by MOL Caledon, a container ship laden with fruit and wine from South Afri
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PPL welcomes Heaven Logistics

November 18 - November 18 - The Pacific Power Logistics (PPL) network is in heaven this week, literally, following the appointment of Heaven Logistics Ltd as its lates member.
Views: 402
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Hunt & Palmer chooses Platinum

November 15 - November 15 - As part of its expansion into North America, Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters (HPCC) has appointed Platinum Air Cargo as its general sales agent (GSA) in the USA.
Views: 241
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ENTREC's revenue grows

November 15 - November 15 - ENTREC Corporation, provider of heavy lift and heavy haul services, has announced its third quarter 2013 financial results.
Views: 424
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Little sign of recovery for STX Pan Ocean

November 14 - November 14 - The debt-ridden shipping firm STX Pan Ocean has reported a huge net loss of USD399.07 million in the third quarter of 2013, compared with a loss of USD88.57 million at the same time in 2012.
Views: 418
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Cutillo heads up WCA Projects

November 13 - November 13 - WCA Projects, the specialist project freight network of WCA Ltd, has appointed Bruce Cutillo as its new general manager.
Views: 365
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Delayed super-oilfield starts to bear fruit

November 12 - November 12 - More than 13 years after its discovery the Kashagan super-giant oilfield, located in the northern part of the Caspian Sea close to Atyrau, Kazakhstan, started production last month, pumping approximately 40,000 barrels of oil per day (bpd).
Views: 464
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FPS Group adds two

November 12 - November 12- Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Group has appointed two new network members, which have experience in project cargo logistics.
Views: 637
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Maersk-Rickmers doubles up

November 11 - November 11 - US flag heavy lift project carrier, Maersk-Rickmers, has lifted and moved two range support craft, of which the largest weighed 220 tonnes, for the US Navy.
Views: 591
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Ocean7 launches

November 11 - November 11 - A new heavy lift chartering and shipping company has been founded, Ocean7 Projects, operating a fleet of multipurpose and heavy lift vessels.
Views: 581
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Kim steps down from debt-laden Hanjin

November 11 - November 11 - Hanjin Shipping's chief executive officer, Kim Young Min, has announced his resignation from the company, assuming responsibility for its continuing losses and delay in getting financial support from creditors.
Views: 479
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The Friday Flyer - November 8th 2013

November 11 - There has been plenty of media coverage this week about the opening of DP World's London Gateway, the UK's newest container port, which saw the arrival of its first scheduled call, by MOL Caledon, a container ship laden with fruit and wine from South Afri
Views: 730
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Bibby acquires Murray Fenton

November 8 - November 8 - Bibby Ship Management Group has purchased Murray Fenton Surveyors (India) Limited via its Indian division.
Views: 366
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Liebherr duet in bridge refurbishment

November 7 - November 7 - Two Liebherr LG 1750 lattice boom mobile cranes operated by H. N. Krane and Maxicraft have helped position bridge sections for the Freidrich Bridge over the River Spree in Berlin, as part of its refurbishment.
Views: 413
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Tiong Woon sees strong start to FY 2014

November 6 - November 6 - Singapore headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation has released strong results for the three months ended September 2013 (Q1 2014), with turnover rising 3 percent year-on-year over Q1 2013 to USD35.9 million and gross profit jumping 30 percent to
Views: 449
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Mixed results for Wilh Wilhelmsen

November 6 - November 6 - Reduced volumes of high and heavy cargo and seasonally lower demand for maritime services negatively affected Wilh Wilhelmsen Holding ASA's (WWH) total income and result for Q3 2013, said the Norwegian maritime industry group in a statement t
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Bridgepoint invests in LOC

November 4 - November 4 - LOC Group has secured a minority external investment from Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC).
Views: 420
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Vessel operating costs to increase

November 4 - November 4 - According to a survey by Moore Stephens, vessel operating costs are expected to rise by more than 3 percent in 2013 and 2014.
Views: 296
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The Friday Flyer - November 1st 2013

November 1 - November 1 - In the northern hemisphere, winter is upon us, as the nights draw in and thoughts turn to snow and ice on jobsites. There does seem to be a brighter light at the end of the tunnel, with improved economic prospects in sight in many markets.
Views: 758
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Expansion for KOG Transport

November 1 - November 1 - KOG Transport has opened a new office in the UK and has entered into an agreement with Switzerland-headquartered Theodor Wille Intertrade (TWI).
Views: 392
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Mammoet invests in Scheuerle SPMTs

November 1 - November 1 - Mammoet has signed a contract for 650 axle lines of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) at Scheuerle, bringing the company's total number of employed axle lines to more than 3,000.
Views: 357
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Success for CLC Projects in KL

November 1 - November 1 - 54 project freight forwarders from 36 countries around the world attended the fourth global conference of CLC Projects Network, held October 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Views: 564
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Braemar appoints new staff

October 31 - October 31 - Braemar Adjusting has appointed one director in London, two directors in Houston and an energy adjuster in Singapore.
Views: 427
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Success for CLC Projects in KL

October 31 - October 31 - 54 project freight forwarders from 36 countries around the world attended the fourth global conference of CLC Projects Network, held October 24-25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Six new members for THLG

October 31 - October 31 - The Heavy Lift Group appointed six new members during its 53rd conference, held last weekend in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England.
Views: 613
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Italian banks support Fagioli

October 29 - October 29 - Fagioli has secured new credit facilities from the group's existing pool of main Italian banks to support a three-year international growth plan and investments in new equipment.
Views: 376
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MEO acquires half of Uniwise

October 29 - October 29 - Singapore-headquartered Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has executed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Uniwise Towage Limited (UWT) from Svitzer Asia.
Views: 326
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The Friday Flyer - October 25th 2013

October 25 - When is an auction not an auction? When a sole buyer turns up with a chequebook to make the lowest bid possible, especially when that buyer seems to be a group of potential competitors.
Views: 718
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New CEO for DHL's Industrial Projects business

October 25 - October 25 - DHL Global Forwarding Industrial Projects has confirmed that Nikola Hagleitner has been appointed chief executive officer, filling a position vacated by the retirement of Hans Toggweiler at the end of May.
Views: 149
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ABS promotes Riva

October 24 - October 24 - ABS has appointed Joseph Riva to the position of vice president and chief surveyor, effective November 1, 2013.
Views: 318
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Ainscough appoints Soltys

October 23 - October 23 - Ainscough Crane Hire has appointed Roland Soltys as project engineer.
Views: 366
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High cube container use is growing

October 22 - October 22 - Shipper demand for 40 ft high-cube containers is still increasing, creating stowage problems for ocean carriers and analytical difficulties for trade forecasters using teu measurements.
Views: 310
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Charles Gee group in administration

October 22 - October 22 - UK haulage and shipping group Charles Gee has called in restructuring firm FRP Advisory after suffering acute cashflow pressures following years of tough trading.
Views: 376
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Hopes raised for Seine-Scheldt link

October 21 - October 21 - France, the Netherlands and the Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallonia have signed the 'Declaration of Tallinn' in which they promise to undertake "all necessary steps" to bring the planned construction of the high capacity Seine-Nord Europ
Views: 446
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Boeing to slow production rate of 747-8

October 21 - October 21 - Citing lower market demand for large passenger and freighter aircraft, Boeing is reducing its 747-8 production rate from 1.75 aircraft to 1.5 per month through 2015.
Views: 192
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The Friday Flyer - October 18th 2013

October 18 - To misquote US Secretary of State Dean Rusk, lawmakers in Washington were 'eyeball to eyeball, and then the other side just blinked' this week when the US Congress passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the USD16.7 trillion federal debt limit. T
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Dockwise Yacht Transport sold

October 18 - October 18 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) has sold Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to Amsterdam-based Sevenstar Yacht Transport, which is part of the Spliethoff Group.
Views: 422
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Terex goes underground

October 17 - October 17 - A total of 18 Terex CTT flat top tower cranes are assisting in the construction of the City Circle Line, the fourth and final phase of the construction project for the Copenhagen Metro in Denmark.
Views: 464
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Kran Wind invests in Nooteboom

October 16 - October 16 - German company, A.M. Kran Wind GmbH has purchased three of Nooteboom's latest three-axle Super Wing Carriers.
Views: 394
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Hellmann appoints Quinn

October 16 - October 16 - Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Anthony Quinn as its new senior vice president, head of global business development.
Views: 341
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Isikson joins DHL

October 15 - October 15 - DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) has appointed Mark Isikson as its new head of Industrial Projects, Sub-Saharan Africa.
Views: 345
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Rickmers-Linie appoints Marmedsa

October 14 - October 14 - Rickmers-Linie, has appointed Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France.
Views: 372
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The Friday Flyer - October 11th 2013

October 11 - October 11 - The news that a team of shipping, offshore and finance professionals based in Norway are to establish a bank especially structured to satisfy the funding needs of owners and operators active in the shipping and offshore industries worldwide c
Views: 632
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Airbus forecasts global freighter growth

October 11 - October 11 - Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has released its latest Cargo Global Market Forecast, highlighting how it sees the market for freighter aircraft developing over the next 20 years.
Views: 396
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BWS acquires ACi

October 11 - October 11 - Denmark headquartered Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has strengthened its position in the Nordic transport market following its acquisition of Swedish freight forwarder, ACi Transport & Spedition, based in Malm
Views: 383
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Bank on us, say Maritime & Merchant founders

October 11 - October 11 - Bloomberg is reporting that a trio of shipping, offshore and finance professionals based in Norway are planning to set up a new bank to focus on the funding requirements of owners and operators active in the global shipping and offshore indus
Views: 356
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Air Partner: freight struggles

October 10 - October 10 - London headquartered air charter broker Air Partner has released its results for the 12 months ending July 31, 2013.
Views: 308
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AWA to market AAL's US West Coast service

October 10 - October 10 - American Worldwide Agencies (AWA), a network of freight forwarders and agents, has been appointed sales agent for Austral Asia Line's (AAL) West Coast service.
Views: 455
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Dockwise to lift Concordia wreck

October 10 - October 10 - Netherlands headquartered heavy lift shipping line Dockwise has been awarded the contract to load and transport the sunken vessel Concordia, offshore Isola del Giglio in Italy.
Views: 545
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PEMA adds Nooteboom capacity

October 9 - October 9 - Herzberg am Harz, Germany based PEMA Truck & Trailer hire has added several new Nooteboom semi low-loaders to its hire fleet.
Views: 352
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Scandinavian Shipping and Neptumar merge

October 8 - October 8 - Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics AB - owned by Sweden's Greencarrier AB - has merged with Neptumar AB, owned and operated by the German transport group Menzell & D
Views: 426
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Arctic Circle attracts key industry figures

October 8 - October 8 - Industry leaders, key government figures and other significant stakeholders will gather to discuss critical Arctic issues such as climate change, economic development and new shipping lanes at the inaugural Arctic Circle assembly, October 12-1
Views: 430
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Safmarine MPV eyes growth in USA

October 8 - October 8 - Further to our exclusive report in the September/October edition of HLPFI, it was good to see the recently relocated management team of Safmarine MPV flying the flag at the Breakbulk Americas event in New Orleans.
Views: 590
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Terex team in stadium build

October 7 - October 7 - A trio of Brazilian crane rental and construction firms are using their combined expertise, along with a fleet of Terex machinery, to build the 45,000 capacity Arena da Amazonia stadium in Manaus.
Views: 468
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The Friday Flyer - October 4th 2013

October 4 - Who is to blame for the US government's partial shutdown and a potentially more damaging clash over the nation's borrowing authority, is best left to the political and economic classes.
Views: 712
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HANSA appoints EPS in Scandinavia

October 4 - October 4 - Hamburg, Germany headquartered HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Denmark based Energy Project Shipping ApS (EPS) its exclusive agent in Scandinavia.
Views: 537
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Sims joins Schenker Limited

October 3 - October 3 - Schenker Limited has appointed Michael Sims its new ocean freight director, effective October 1, 2013.
Views: 433
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Grieg Star gets Good in UK

October 3 - October 3 - John Good Shipping has been appointed UK agent for Grieg Star, owner and operator of one of the world's largest open hatch fleets.
Views: 384
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Panama Canal widening may slow US East Coast container transit

October 3 - October 3 - Project cargo forwarders handling containerised cargo through US East Coast ports may find the arrival of larger box ships following the expansion of the Panama Canal actually slows down the transit of their boxes through ports along the Easte
Views: 369
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AWA markets AAL West Coast service

October 1 - October 1 - American Worldwide Agencies (AWA), a network of freight forwarders and agents, has been appointed sales agent for Austral Asia Line's (AAL) new West Coast service.
Views: 447
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Vestas and MHI target offshore wind

September 30 - September 30 - Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) have agreed to a joint venture dedicated to offshore wind energy projects.
Views: 337
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Etihad Rail and National Air tie-up

September 30 - September 30 - Developer and operator of the UAE's national railway network, Etihad Rail, and USA based provider of on-demand air charter services National Air Cargo, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the latter incorporate rai
Views: 427
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USD150 million for Florida's ports

September 27 - September 27 - Governor Rick Scott of the Florida, USA cabinet has approved USD150 million in bond proceeds that will be used to finance port development projects in the state, as part of the Seaport Investment Program.
Views: 343
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PCN welcomes Israel's DSS

September 27 - September 26 - Dynamic Shipping Services (DSS) has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN), representing Israel.
Views: 502
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Cargolux adds ninth B747-8F

September 27 - September 27 - Cargolux Airlines International has taken delivery of its ninth B747-8 freighter, bringing its combined fleet of B747 freighter aircraft to 19 units.
Views: 293
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ALE secures expansion credit

September 26 - September 26 - Staffordshire, UK based Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) has secured funding from a lending club of four banks, including Royal Bank of Scotland Corporate & Institutional Banking (RBS CIB), to support its ongoing international expansion plan
Views: 525
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ICAO forecasts supply chain future

September 26 - September 26 - The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) kicked-off its 38th Assembly earlier this week with a press conference outlining the future of the air cargo supply chain.
Views: 355
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Luxembourg and HNCA discuss Cargolux

September 23 - September 23 - The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is in talks with Chinese investors relating to the sale of its 35 percent stake in all-cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines International.
Views: 449
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The Friday Flyer - September 20th 2013

September 20 - September 20 - A keynote address at next week's Breakbulk Americas conference poses the stark question: What is the future of the breakbulk industry?
Views: 688
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Bennett's hand now includes Ace Doran

September 18 - September 18 - Bennett Motor Express, the largest of seven operating companies within Bennett International Group, has completed the asset purchase of Ohio-based Ace Doran Hauling & Rigging.
Views: 284
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ISS names UK general manager

September 18 - September 18 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Guy Lear as general manager for the UK, replacing Tom Wilson, who has been promoted to a key role within the operational excellence team.
Views: 391
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Bellville buy expands OIA's network

September 18 - September 18 - Portland, Oregon based OIA Global has purchased majority control of Bellville International Ltd, headquartered in London, UK.
Views: 424
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Geodis Wilson appoints new chief finance officer

September 17 - September 17 - Georges Azevedo has been appointed chief financial officer (CFO) at Geodis Wilson and will join the board of management in the freight forwarding division of Geodis.
Views: 225
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WSS adds to Western Australian network

September 17 - September 17 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has opened an office in Western Australia to meet increased business opportunities, as the port of Geraldton continues to grow.
Views: 361
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ICHCA to host seminar on new Code

September 16 - September 16 - ICHCA international, the NGO association for the global cargo handling industry, will be hosting a practical seminar, "Understanding the new IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs)", in London on October 2
Views: 350
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New role for Global's Gibson

September 13 - September 13 - Global Cranes & Machinery, LLC have appointed Ed Gibson as sales manager Americas.
Views: 354
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September 12 - September 12 - Bremen-based R
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First steel cut for ACL

September 12 - September 12 - The official steel cutting ceremony has taken place in Shanghai for Atlantic Container Line's five G4 container / ro-ro carriers (CONRO), marking the beginning of actual construction.
Views: 447
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Steder expedites China shipments

September 11 - September 11 - Steder Group has handled the shipment of several items of urgently required marine equipment from Rotterdam to China.
Views: 372
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New finance chief for Erickson

September 10 - September 10 - Oregon based Erickson Air-Crane has announced the appointment of Eric K. Struik as its new chief financial officer.
Views: 344
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Port of Milwaukee receives Pacesetter award

September 10 - September 10 - Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tom Barrett, discusses planned infrastructure investments at the port of Milwaukee today at a ceremony honouring the port for its increased international cargo volume in 2012.
Views: 338
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Heavy work for Aaras in Pakistan

September 9 - September 9 - Aaras Shipping handled a 104.73 tonne shipment from Karachi to Besham in the Shangla District of Pakistan.
Views: 440
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The Friday Flyer - September 6th 2013

September 9 - September 9 - Expect plenty of ballyhoo in Rotterdam next week if COSCO's multi-purpose heavy lift ship, Yong Sheng, arrives on schedule on Monday.
Views: 728
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New finance manager for ASCO

September 6 - September 6 - International oilfield support services company, ASCO, has strengthened its financial management team with the appointment of Marianne Lipp as group finance manager.
Views: 383
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Erickson confirms Air Amazonia deal

September 5 - September 5 - Erickson Air-Crane Inc has confirmed that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Air Amazonia Servi
Views: 458
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A.R.T. adds to Mongolian canvas

September 4 - September 4 - A.R.T. Logistics has tripled the frequency and capacity of its LTL service connecting Vilnius, Lithuania with Ulan Bator, Mongolia.
Views: 416
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The Friday Flyer - August 30th 2013

August 30 - A debate has started as to whether dredging at ports on the United States East Coast (USEC) may turn out to be the key factor driving long-term US container port call strategies on both Suez and Panama all-water services.
Views: 755
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MacGregor has new finance chief

August 30 - August 30 - Effective Spetember 1, 2013, Declan Guerin will become MacGregor's chief financial officer (CFO).
Views: 381
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Graf named Gebr

August 30 - August 30 - Wolfgang Graf is taking over the management of Gebr
Views: 304
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Macalloy Terminal seeks private investors

August 29 - August 29 - Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is marketing the Macalloy Intermodal Terminal and Break-bulk Park for private infrastructure investment and terminal operating interests.
Views: 373
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Imperial on the up in 2013

August 28 - August 28 - Johannesburg, South Africa headquartered freight forwarder Imperial Logistics has issued its financial results year ending June 30, 2013 (FY2013), showing revenues of RND34 billion (USD3.26 billion), up 21 percent year-on-year over FY2012.
Views: 333
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DFDS christens ro-ro newbuild

August 27 - August 27 - Danish shipping line DFDS has named the first of two newbuild ro-ro vessels at the Volkswerft Straisund shipyard in Germany.
Views: 407
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Tiong Woon performs strongly in 2013

August 27 - August 27 - In its financial year 2013 (FY2013) results, Singapore headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation saw revenue rise 36 percent year-on-year over FY2012 to SGD200.5 million (USD156.2 million). Net profit during FY2013 equated to SGD17.6 million (USD13
Views: 541
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The Friday Flyer - August 23rd 2013

August 23 - For generations, children have enjoyed pirate stories - with romantic and thrilling tales of desert islands, gold bullion, walking the plank - leading to the Pirates of the Caribbean film series over the last few years. The reality, however, as experience
Views: 746
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HANSA HEAVY LIFT names interim boss

August 23 - August 23 - Just one year after he was appointed ceo, HANSA HEAVY LIFT has announced that Tomas Dyrbye has left the company and will be replaced by Roger Iliffe its interim ceo.
Views: 394
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Dragon Dream passes government tests

August 23 - August 23 - California, USA headquartered Aeros - developer of Aeroscraft, an innovate rigid air vehicle capable of transporting heavy cargoes - has seen its prototype aircraft Dragon Dream pass all Pentagon and NASA tests, set out under the Project Pelic
Views: 354
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Kuehne + Nagel names new boss

August 22 - August 22 - Kuehne + Nagel International AG has appointed Dr Detlef Trefzger as its new ceo, with immediate effect.
Views: 404
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Damco sees red in H1 2013

August 22 - August 22 - Freight forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has posted revenues of USD1.53 billion for the first half of 2013, up 0.6 percent year-on-year.
Views: 339
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YCF Group makes senior changes

August 21 - August 21 - The YCF Group has named Carsten Gierga its managing director responsible for the company's activities in Germany.
Views: 480
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UK logistics firms miss tax breaks

August 21 - August 21 - UK headquartered business advisory Baker Tilly says that smaller transport and logistics firms operating in the UK may be missing out on tax breaks resulting from research and development (R&D).
Views: 244
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Ground broken on Turkmenistan seaport

August 20 - August 20 - The government of Turkmenistan has launched a USD2 billion project to build a new port on the Caspian Sea - the International Seaport City of Turkmenbashi.
Views: 443
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Hamburg sees H1 growth

August 19 - August 19 - The Port of Hamburg, Germany has achieved above average growth and strengthened its market position during the first half of 2013.
Views: 343
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The Friday Flyer - August 16th 2013

August 16 - Week 33 has seen ongoing developments on a number of issues that are likely to have a major impact on supply chains over the next few months.
Views: 697
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Boskalis on the up in 2013

August 16 - August 16 - Royal Boskalis Westminster - the Netherlands headquartered marine contractor - has issued its H1 2013 performance figures reporting a net profit of EUR123 million (USD164 million), up from EUR102 million (USD136.11 million) in H1 2012.
Views: 568
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New Europe boss at C.H. Robinson

August 16 - August 16 - International logistics services provider C.H. Robinson has appointed Ivo Aris as director of European global forwarding.
Views: 309
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Fracht develops new heavy-duty railcar

August 15 - August 15 - Houston headquartered rail logistics specialist Fracht USA has designed and build a new railcar for use in the North American market.
Views: 475
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Entrec sees strong growth

August 13 - August 13 - Entrec Corporation - an Alberta, Canada headquartered provider of heavy lift and heavy haul services - has issued its financial results for the three months ending June 30, 2013 (Q2 2013).
Views: 437
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Kerry buys Cargo Master's Group

August 12 - August 12 - Hong Kong headquartered logistics services provider Kerry Logistics has acquired a majority stake in Cargo Master's Group (CMG) - a Mexico based logistics and freight forwarding concern.
Views: 415
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NEAS acquires MPV

August 12 - August 12 - Iqaluit, Canada headquartered shipping line NEAS has taken delivery of its newest multipurpose vessel - Mitiq - which will be deployed on services to Canada's isolated Arctic communities.
Views: 468
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ASCO Group releases annual report

August 12 - August 12 - UK headquartered international oil field services company ASCO Group has issued its trading results for 2012.
Views: 528
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The Friday Flyer - August 9th 2013

August 9 - The new VAT rules issued by Beijing applicable to ocean transport services is in danger of turning into an exercise of Chinese whispers as confusion reigns among shipping lines.
Views: 651
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PCN celebrates 3rd birthday

August 9 - August 9 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) is celebrating its third anniversary. Today, PCN has an international presence that includes 197 members spanning more than 700 worldwide offices in 93 countries.
Views: 500
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Rickmers-Linie adds Pavao

August 8 - August 8 - Hamburg, Germany headquartered Rickmers-Linie has appointed a new representative in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Celso H V Pavao has assumed the role of owner's representative - South America.
Views: 404
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Gebr

August 8 - August 8 - Logistics services provider Gebr
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Port of Baltimore has strong 2013

August 7 - August 7 - The Port of Baltimore's public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tonnes of general cargo during FY2013 - measured July 2012 to June 2013 - up 2.4 percent over FY 2012.
Views: 303
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Public/private plan to grow UK offshore wind

August 7 - August 7 - The UK government and business have come together to publish a long-term plan that aims to strengthen the UK's position in the offshore wind industry - The Offshore Wind Industrial Strategy.
Views: 228
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Giants meet at London Stansted

August 7 - August 7 - IAG Cargo - the air freight unit of the International Airlines Group - saw the two largest members of its fleet, the B747-8F and the A380, meet for the first time at London Stansted International airport.
Views: 375
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Agility sees strong Q2

August 7 - August 7 - Kuwait headquartered logistics services provider Agility has issued its financial results for second quarter of 2013.
Views: 379
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Charleston sees breakbulk surge

August 6 - August 7 - The Port of Charleston's Union Pier Terminal, located in South Carolina, USA has seen breakbulk cargo tonnage surge driven primarily by increases in steel shipments.
Views: 408
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Ocean carriers get asset light

August 6 - August 6 - Ocean carriers are increasingly resorting to leasing and chartering to acquire vessels and container equipment, says maritime research agency Drewry, which is resulting in opportunities for new players to enter the market.
Views: 303
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Braemar strengthens London team

August 5 - August 5 - Braemar Adjusting - a leading loss adjustor for the energy mining and power insurance markets worldwide - has added new faces to its London based adjusting teams.
Views: 260
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WSS takes steps in Myanmar

August 5 - August 5 - Maritime services provider Wilhelmsen Ships Services (WSS) has established its first office in Myanmar as part of its global expansion programme.
Views: 404
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R&B Global Projects is now fully operational

August 5 - August 5 - R&B Global Projects,formed earlier this year by Dave Roosen and Ilse Blockx, is now fully operational from its headquarters in Opatija Riviera, Croatia.
Views: 371
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All change at the top

August 2 - August 2 - The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has today confirmed that its former secretary general, Daniel Fernandez, has left the Association.
Views: 183
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Erickson sees Q2 gains

August 1 - August 1 - Portland, Oregon, USA headquartered Erickson Air-Crane has issued its Q2 2013 performance results.
Views: 434
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Ballast water regulations imminent

July 31 - July 31 - Shipowners will soon be forced to address new and expensive regulations to deal with ballast water, says the UK P&I Club
Views: 352
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Chilton joins Air Partner

July 31 - July 31 - UK headquartered global air charter broker Air Partner has appointed Grahame Chilton as a non-executive director with immediate effect.
Views: 273
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Valentine's day at UTi Worldwide

July 31 - July 31 - California, USA headquartered UTi Worldwide has appointed Mike Valentine its new regional sales vice president for the Americas.
Views: 244
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Barloworld acquires TCS

July 30 - July 30 - Barloworld Transport Solutions (BWTS) has acquired TCS Logistics (PYT) Ltd, a specialist in moving abnormal loads into and around sub-Saharan Africa.
Views: 551
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Geodis Wilson names USA boss

July 30 - July 30 - Michael Greco has been appointed managing director of Geodis Wilson (GW) in the USA.
Views: 438
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Erickson adds Crespo to sales team

July 30 - July 30 - Oregon, USA headquartered Erickson Air-Crane has named Santiago Crespo its vice president of global sales and marketing, effective July 31, 2013.
Views: 453
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Strong Q2 at Panalpina

July 29 - July 29 - Panalpina Group has seen Q2 2013 gross profit grow by 10 percent year-on-year to CHF399 million (UAD430.1 million). Revenue during that time grew by 3.53 percent to CHF1.72 billion (USD1.85 billion).
Views: 502
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The Friday Flyer - July 26th 2013

July 26 - This week Cosco Shipping confirmed that its Hong Kong subsidiary has placed an order for a further four multipurpose vessels with Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.
Views: 636
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Final Mexican member joins PCN

July 26 - July 26 - Trafiver Logistics SA de CV has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as its third and final representative in Mexico.
Views: 481
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Wismar takes another Sennebogen crane

July 26 - July 26 - Germany's Seehafen Wismar GmbH has taken delivery of a Sennebogen 870 M harbour crane from LST Bau- und Industriemaschinen GmbH, Sennebogen's local sales partner.
Views: 444
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CJ Korea chooses Amarcon's OCTOPUS

July 25 - July 25 - Netherlands headquartered Amarcon - a member of the ABB Group - has received an order for two OCTOPUS-Onboard motion monitoring systems from CJ Korea Express.
Views: 505
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July 24 - July 24 - The Power Logistics Asia 2013 exhibition and conference, which will be hosted in Singapore, September 30-31, 2013, will feature Per Th
Views: 543
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Erickson expands with Air Amazonia

July 23 - July 23 - Oregon, USA headquartered Erickson Air-Crane has signed a definitive purchase agreement for Brazil based Air Amazonia Servi
Views: 446
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Geodis adds senior names

July 23 - July 23 - Global logistics provider Geodis has made two senior appointments across its business units.
Views: 487
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Ginckels joins Euroports

July 22 - July 22 - Effective July 15, 2013 Gunther Ginckels has been appointed business unit director breakbulk at Euroports Benelux and France.
Views: 400
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Mixed results for Antwerp in first half

July 22 - July 22 - The port of Antwerp reports that it handled 95,662,759 tonnes of freight during the first six months of this year, an increase of 2.0 percent in comparison with the same period in 2012.
Views: 280
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The Friday Flyer - July 19th 2013

July 19 - Economic black clouds are being seen over two of the BRIC countries that could spell stormy weather for operators in the heavy lift and project cargo markets.
Views: 788
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CEEC starts on bridge project

July 18 - July 18 - China Energy Engineering Group Co. Ltd (CEEC) won the CB02 contract to transport 151,000 tonnes of steel structures for use in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge project, which will connect Hong Kong on the east bank of the Pearl River Delta to Z
Views: 372
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'Training Matters' says Videotel

July 18 - July 18 - In its latest video 'Training Matters', maritime education services provider Videotel demonstrates the importance of staff training to shipowners and its impact on profitability.
Views: 471
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Ukraine announces JV to build AN-124s

July 18 - July 18 - According to an announcement on the web portal of the Ukrainian government, one of the important results of Ukrainian-Russian meeting of Prime Ministers of the two countries, which was held on July 12, 2013 in Sochi, was an agreement to establis
Views: 321
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Broekman buys TWO Chemical

July 17 - July 17 - Netherlands headquartered Broekman Group has acquired TWO Chemical Logistics from Emons Group.
Views: 430
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Swissport appoints Livingston

July 17 - July 17 - Aviation ground services provider Swissport International has appointed Stan Livingston as senior vice president global key account management ground handling.
Views: 416
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Kerry acquires Braservice

July 16 - July 16 - Hong Kong based global logistics services provider Kerry Logistics has acquired a minority stake in Braservice - a Brazil based logistics and Customs brokerage firm.
Views: 418
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Swissport promotes Knudsen

July 16 - July 16 - Aviation ground handling services provider Swissport International has named Nils Pries Knudsen its new head of global cargo services.
Views: 392
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Logwin strengthens India network

July 16 - July 16 - Third party logistics provider Logwin has expanded its network in India by opening a new office in Kolkata and expanding its facilities in Chennai.
Views: 418
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The Friday Flyer - July 12th 2013

July 12 - Issue 33 of HLPFI has been put to bed and the various reports it contains suggest that whilst growth has slowed in the project cargo business in Australia, Canada and Korea, there are signs of recovery in the UK and renewed optimism about prospects in the
Views: 708
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Chapman and ACI charter AN-225

July 12 - July 12 - UK headquartered global air charter broker Chapman Freeborn and air freight forwarder Air Cargo International (ACI) have teamed-up to complete an AN-225 charter from South Korea to France.
Views: 551
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Bibby names new coo

July 12 - July 12 - UK headquartered Bibby Ship Management Group has appointed Chris Stone its new chief operating officer.
Views: 411
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Ports America managerial appointments

July 12 - July 12 - New Jersey headquartered marine terminal operator Ports America has promoted Steve Loevsky to vice president operations - auto, ro-ro and cruise.
Views: 231
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Discovery adds Grasty to BoD

July 10 - July 10 - Canadian airline Discovery Air has appointed Michael Grasty to its board of directors.
Views: 274
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Chipolbrok names Ilya in Turkey

July 10 - July 10 - Chinese-Polish joint stock shipping company Chipolbrok has appointed Ilya Shipping Ltd as its booking agent in Turkey.
Views: 422
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DB Schenker opens Laos division

July 9 - July 9 - Germany headquartered logistics giant DB Schenker has established a new entity in Laos, trading under the name Schenker (Lao) Sole Co., Ltd, to better serve its customers across the region.
Views: 386
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Emirates adds Stockholm lift

July 8 - July 8 - The air freight division of UAE based Emirates Airline, Emirates SkyCargo, will add Stockholm, Sweden to its global network effective September 4, 2013.
Views: 441
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The Friday Flyer - July 5th 2013

July 5 - Events in Egypt are filling the news and political pages of the media around the world leaving HLPFI staff wondering whether the reverberations may yet wash out across the Suez Canal and into the world of project freight.
Views: 705
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TT Club expands Indian network

July 4 - July 4 - Insurance and risk management services provider for the transport and logistics industry, the TT Club, has appointed Pandi Correspondents (Mumbai) Pvt Limited as a specialist network partner in India.
Views: 423
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SSA names 2013-15 council

July 4 - July 4 - The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) held its 17th annual general meeting on July 2, 2013 at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore, at which the SAA members elected its new council.
Views: 414
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Bliek named director breakbulk, Rotterdam

July 3 - July 3 - Joyce Bliek is appointed director for breakbulk at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, writes Louisa Beckett, adding to her existing responsibilities as head of the ports container department.
Views: 333
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GAC names new marketing director

July 1 - July 1 - Shipping, logistics and marine services provider, GAC Group, has appointed Sean Bradley its new group marketing director.
Views: 436
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Big Easy to welcome project cargo training

July 1 - July 1 - A specialised training course for project forwarders will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans on September 23-24.
Views: 240
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The Friday Flyer - June 28th 2013

June 28 - While politicians and eco-warriors might battle over the question 'to frack or not to frack', the heavy lift and project cargo community are no doubt considering whether the business of fracking for shale gas is good or bad for their bottom lines.
Views: 707
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New finance man at Everett

June 28 - June 28 - Washington, USA based Port of Everett has appointed John Carter its new chief financial officer, filling the post left open by the retirement of Karen Clements.
Views: 390
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Iceland and bremenports in port development

June 26 - June 26 - Iceland has outlined plans to build a new port in the Arctic Ocean, and will cooperate with planning experts at Germany's bremenports to make it a reality.
Views: 452
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DSV acquires Columbian agent

June 24 - June 24 - Denmark headquartered freight forwarder DSV has acquired its Columbian agent, Airmar Cargo S.A. in a move to further strengthen its foothold in South America.
Views: 386
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PSP strengthens sales team

June 24 - June 24 -Freight forwarder and international yacht transportation firm PSP has appointed Lindsey Francis as sales executive.
Views: 319
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STX Pan Ocean seeks protection in U.S.A

June 24 - June 24 - Further to our previous reports, less than two weeks after filing for court receivership in South Korea, STX Pan Ocean Co Ltd filed for protection under U.S. bankruptcy law last Thursday in an effort to protect its assets from creditors.
Views: 343
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The Friday Flyer - June 21st 2013

June 21 - If you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing, you don't need an economist to help you understand the implications of PWC's suggestion this week that half of Germany's maritime shipping companies plan to enter alliances with peers o
Views: 584
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Boeckmans wins boat shipping agency

June 21 - June 21 - Peters & May, the boat transport company, has appointed Boeckmans as its agent for the Benelux region, including the countries of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.
Views: 399
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WWL appoints new president and ceo

June 20 - June 20 - Christopher J. Connor has been appointed president and ceo of shipping and logistics services provider, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).
Views: 373
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BBC Chartering ships the stage

June 20 - June 20 - Leer, Germany headquartered heavy lift shipping line BBC Chartering has sponsored the Caravan Stage Company's Tall Ship Theatre.
Views: 507
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Cargolux connects Oman

June 20 - June 20 - Cargolux Airlines International has added another new destination to its freighter network - Muscat, Oman. Effective June 29, 2013 the new route will be served by one of Cargolux's B747-8 freighters.
Views: 476
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The Friday Flyer - June 14th 2013

June 14 - These are the best of times to be buying shipping capacity and the worst of times to be selling shipping capacity. That is the message from Global Shipping Industry
Views: 676
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DB Schenker named Roland logistics partner

June 13 - June 13 - DB Schenker has been appointed the sole logistics service provider in the EMEA region for Roland DG - a Japan headquartered manufacturer of printers, 3D engraving and milling equipment.
Views: 297
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New md at FREJA

June 12 - June 12 - Denmark headquartered forwarder FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S has appointed Ulrik Rasmussen as its new managing director, and to its executive board.
Views: 374
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RedR to run humanitarian course

June 12 - June 12 - RedR Australia will run its Humanitarian Logistics in Emergencies training course from September 1-6, 2013 at Melbourne University Campus, Victoria, Australia.
Views: 319
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Petrasco names new global md

June 12 - June 12 - Aberdeen, Scotland headquartered international freight forwarder specialising in the energy industry, Petrasco, has named Kevin Buchan its global managing director.
Views: 333
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New vice chair at ICS

June 11 - June 11 - Esben Poulsson has been elected vice chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 429
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Multraship adds to fleet

June 11 - June 11 - Multraship - a Netherlands based towage and salvage specialist - has strengthened its multipurpose fleet with the addition of the ASD tug Multratug 20.
Views: 433
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Maximus grounds A300s, jobs cut

June 10 - June 10 - UAE headquartered Maximus Air has grounded its fleet of A300 freighters with immediate effect.
Views: 242
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Hicks takes on warehousing

June 10 - June 10 - UK-based Hicks Logistics is expanding into warehousing following the acquisition of an industrial unit next to its existing headquarters in South Wales, in a move which will see ten new staff join the company.
Views: 349
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Collective bargaining fails in Cargolux dispute

June 10 - June 10 - OGBL and LCGB, the two unions representing staff at Cargolux, have decided to enter the National Conciliation Office rather than accept an offer tabled by the airline last Friday at a meeting with the chairman of the Cargolux Board of Directors
Views: 220
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The Friday Flyer - June 7th 2013

June 7 - In normal business cycles, some companies prosper and some companies fail. These are not normal business times so it is difficult to know whether STX Pan Ocean, South Korea's largest commodities shipping line, might have filed for court receivership even
Views: 665
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DLT to build 5,000 tonne jacking system

June 6 - June 6 - UK headquartered Dorman Long Technology (DLT) has been awarded a contract by China Petroleum First Construction Company (CPFCC), based in Henan Province, for the design and supply of a modular jacking tower system.
Views: 297
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ICS lobbies for unified Arctic approach

June 6 - June 6 - Board members from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have met with ministers from shipping nations around the world and the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to discuss Arctic shipping.
Views: 378
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Countdown to Gas and Oil Expo

June 6 - June 6 - 20,000 visitors and more than 500 exhibitors will gather in Canada's energy capital, Calgary, next week for the 2013 Gas and Oil Expo.
Views: 405
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New cfo at Hochtief

June 5 - June 5 - Essen, Germany headquartered Hochtief Solutions has appointed Essimari Kairisto as a member of its executive board and chief financial officer, effective July 4, 2013.
Views: 255
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AP freight division continues to struggle

June 4 - June 4 - UK headquartered charter broker, Air Partner, has issued its interim management statement for FY 2013 - as its freight division continues to struggle in the face of weak global demand.
Views: 276
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Costs could rise USD500 billion, says ICS

June 4 - June 4 - The shipping industry faces USD500 billion in additional costs as a result of impending environmental legislation, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 364
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Tiong Woon incorporates Myanmar subsidiary

June 4 - June 4 - Singapore headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation Holding (TWCH) has incorporated its wholly-owned subsidiary in Myanmar - Tiong Woon Myanmar Company Limited (TWMCL).
Views: 206
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EIB funds Lithuanian Railways

June 3 - June 3 - The president of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, has signed a EUR50 million (USD65.2 million) loan agreement with Lithuanian Railways for the acquisition of new rolling stock.
Views: 305
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Thomas heads-up ASCO Australasia

June 3 - June 3 - Oil and gas services company ASCO Group has appointed Matt Thomas its chief executive officer Australasia region, effective June 3, 2013.
Views: 386
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The Friday Flyer - May 31st 2013

May 31 - Rivet-beating will start at Jiangsu Hongqiang Marine Heavy Industry in H2 2013 on four 12,500 dwt multipurpose heavy lift vessels for an unnamed German client according to reports in the international media.
Views: 578
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ASCO Singapore shareholders seeks to go it alone

May 31 - May 31 - Mangrove Holdings Pte Ltd has rejected an offer made by joint venture partner ASCO Holdings Ltd for the shares it holds in ASCO Freight Management Pte Ltd (ASCO Singapore) and says it has made a counter offer to acquire ASCO Holdings' majority sh
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Efficiency more important than ever, says WSS Japan

May 31 - May 31 - With shipowners and vessel operators facing a combination of increased regulation and pressure on budgets, the cost of products and services is more crucial than ever, according to Yoshihiro Iizuka, general manager of Wilhelmsen Ships Services (W
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Globalink - domestic and international projects

May 30 - May 30 - Globalink Logistics Group - a member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) representing Kazakhstan - has shipped a 50-tonne separator from the country capital Kyzyl Orda to Zheskasgan.
Views: 476
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ISS provides Australian agency services

May 30 - May 30 - Maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is providing support logistic services to the Belgium headquartered Jan De Nul Group, for an offshore energy project in Australia.
Views: 351
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Shipping lobby calls for balance on environment

May 29 - May 29 - Speaking at the recent OECD International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said that the cost of environmental protection threaten sustainable shipping.
Views: 416
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TT Club calls for improved packing standards

May 29 - May 29 - Higher levels of training to maintain and improve the expertise of those employed by shippers, consolidators, warehouses and depots to pack containers is now a primary objective of a number of current industry initiatives.
Views: 328
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Lower Saxony ports exhibit strengths

May 28 - May 28 - Seaports of Niedersachsen - an association of nine Lower Saxony, Germany based ports including Brake, Cuxhaven, Emden, Leer, Nordenham, Oldenburg Papenburg, Stade and Wilhelmshaven - has visited a number of leading trade shows to exhibit its serv
Views: 361
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Solid Q1 for Subsea 7

May 28 - May 28 - Luxembourg registered offshore engineering company Subsea 7 has released its first quarter 2013 results, for the three-months ending March 31, 2013.
Views: 294
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The Friday Flyer - May 24th 2013

May 24 - The global dash for gas and an oil price that remains resolutely north of USD100 a barrel has powered Australian megaprojects for oil and gas exploration and exploitation, according to a report from industry consultant GL Noble Denton.
Views: 648
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Asia-Pacific O&G outlook positive

May 24 - May 24 - According to GL Noble Denton, large-scale oil and gas projects in Australia will drive growth across the industry in the wider Asia-Pacific region.
Views: 314
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German trio research offshore crane tech

May 24 - May 24 - Hochseeoperationen mit Kranen (HoOK) [Offshore Operations with Cranes] - a German joint project between Hamburg University of Technology, offshore engineer Mareval AG Hamburg and maritime engineers [email protected] - has been launched to research an
Views: 345
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Strike action threat at Cargolux

May 23 - May 23 - A number of media outlets have reported that staff at Cargolux Airlines International have encouraged their unions to enter into a conciliation process - the first step towards full-scale industrial action.
Views: 219
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Damco sees revenue and gross profit gains

May 23 - May 23 - Damco has reported a 6 percent year-on-year revenue increase in Q1 2013 to USD773 million; with gross profit growing 5.4 percent to USD195 million. However, earnings before interest and tax during Q1 2013 totaled USD9 million - down 30.7 percent
Views: 402
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Napier acquires extra Terex lift

May 22 - May 22 - Terex Port Solutions has delivered two Gottwald Model 6 G HMK 6408 mobile harbour cranes to the Port of Napier, New Zealand.
Views: 461
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Drewry says slow-steaming to escalate

May 22 - May 22 - According to the latest Container Insight report from analyst Drewry, although slow-steaming continues to be a contentious issue with shippers, more is on the way as fuel prices remain stubbornly high and ocean carriers can no longer absorb the b
Views: 348
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Morris joins ISS

May 22 - May 22 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Les Morris its new senior vice president global sales.
Views: 273
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Private investment surge for Brazilian ports

May 21 - May 21 - According to international reports, port infrastructure in Brazil is set for significant development following president Dilma Rousseff winning congressional support for a plan to attract an estimated USD27 billion of investment from the private
Views: 348
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Lerwick outlines development plans

May 21 - May 21 - Lerwick Harbour of the Shetland Islands, UK has released its Strategy and Business Plan 2013, outlining the gateway's plans for the future.
Views: 362
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Salza joins CEOC

May 20 - May 20 - Paolo Salza, chief technical officer of ship classification, testing and certification company RINA Services, has been appointed to the board of directors of the International Confederation of Inspection and Certification Organisations (CEOC).
Views: 210
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Chapman Freeborn places L382 down under

May 20 - May 20 - UK headquartered charter broker Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has signed a long-term lease agreement with Safair to place and manage a L382 Hercules freighter aircraft in Australia.
Views: 419
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Evergreen acquires five aircraft

May 20 - May 20 - Evergreen Helicopters - the wholly owned subsidiary of Portland, Oregon headquartered Erickson Air-Crane - has purchased five aircraft for USD10.1 million.
Views: 394
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The Friday Flyer - May 17th 2013

May 20 - Two stories this week reiterate the importance of developing staff potential throughout the heavy lift and supply chain industries through training and education.
Views: 661
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Successful 2012 for TT Club

May 17 - May 17 - The TT Club - a liability insurer for the international transport and logistics industry - has issued its performance figures for year ending December 21, 2012.
Views: 319
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CEE completes conference

May 16 - May 16 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network concluded its 4th annual membership conference in Antwerp, Belgium, May 12-13, 2013.
Views: 421
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Cargolux gets new B747-8F

May 15 - May 15 - Luxembourg headquartered all-cargo carrier Cargolux Airlines International has taken delivery of a new B747-8 freighter - the second of its kind that the carrier has accepted during 2013.
Views: 353
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Strong 2012 for R

May 13 - May 13 - Bremen, Germany based freight and project forwarder R
Views: 421
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New deputy ceo at Seattle

May 13 - May 13 - Kurt Beckett has been promoted to deputy chief executive officer at the Port of Seattle, USA.
Views: 344
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The Friday Flyer - May 10th 2013

May 10 - The Arctic is changing and future transport opportunities in the economy of the North have probably been one of the drivers behind this week's decision by BigLift Shipping and RollDock Shipping to create a joint company, BigRoll.
Views: 607
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Q1 slowdown at IAG

May 10 - May 10 - IAG Cargo - the air freight division of the International Airlines Group - has seen its revenue for Q1 2013 drop by 7.2 percent year-on-year to EUR270 million (USD350.9 million).
Views: 362
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Energy Industries Council loses CEO

May 10 - May 10 - HLPFI understands that the chief executive of the Energy Industries Council, Ian Stokes, stepped down and left the organisation at the end of last month.
Views: 210
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Tiong Woon performs in 2013

May 9 - May 9 - Singapore headquartered Tiong Woon Corporation Holding has issued its financial results for the nine months ending March 31, 2013.
Views: 381
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Panalpina sees Q1 2013 profit

May 8 - May 8 - Switzerland headquartered international forwarder Panalpina has achieved a consolidated profit of CHF14 million (USD14.97 million) in the first quarter of 2013 - in Q1 2012 the company reported net loses of CHF41 million (USD43.83 million).
Views: 316
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen sees 2013 slowdown

May 8 - May 8 - Norwegian shipping line and maritime logistics service provider Wallenius Wilhelmsen Holding (WWH) has seen operating profit and revenues drop in Q1 2013.
Views: 255
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Hull Blyth makes African acquisitions

May 7 - May 7 - Ship agency specialist in West Africa, Hull Blyth, has acquired Mainport Africa Shipping and Kestrel Maritime in South Africa.
Views: 335
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The Friday Flyer - May 3rd 2013

May 3 - This week saw CEVA Group announce the successful recapitalisation of its balance sheet, which may put an end to the intense speculation there has been about the company's future. That speculation began after a downgrade by Standard & Poor's to CEVA's cred
Views: 688
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Evergreen Helicopters fly with Erickson

May 3 - May 3 - Oregon, USA based Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has closed its acquisition of Evergreen Helicopters (EHI) from Evergreen International Aviation.
Views: 491
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Houston calling for Spliethoff

May 3 - May 3 - Amsterdam based Spliethoff Group - whose subsidiaries include BigLift Shipping, Sevenstar, Wijnne Barends and Transfennica - is opening a new branch office in Houston, USA.
Views: 385
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Maersk makes senior appointment

May 2 - May 2 - Maersk Line has appointed Stephen Richard Schueler as its chief commercial officer, effective May 27, 2013.
Views: 245
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Areva barges generators to USA

May 1 - May 1 - Paris headquartered industrial manufacturer Areva has delivered two steam generators to the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant in Red Wing, Minnesota, USA.
Views: 230
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SC&RA Foundation makes senior appointments

April 30 - April 30 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) Foundation - the research, education and charitable arm of SC&RA - has appointed its officers for 2013-2014.
Views: 313
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Agility's Q1 profit surge

April 30 - April 30 - Kuwait headquartered logistics provider Agility has reported Q1 2013 net profits of KWD10.1 million (USD35.49 million) - a year-on-year improvement of 46 percent over Q1 2012.
Views: 368
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Hill Dickinson adds shipping experience

April 30 - April 30 - International law firm Hill Dickinson has expanded its shipping team with the appointment of Ian MacLean as a partner to its London office.
Views: 690
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Panalpina execs join association boards

April 29 - April 29 - Swiss global forwarder Panalpina has seen two of its air freight executives elected to the boards of two air cargo associations.
Views: 245
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ACS adds new German gm

April 29 - April 29 - Stephan Blank has been appointed general manager Germany of global broker, Air Charter Service, effective May 1, 2013.
Views: 394
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The Friday Flyer - April 26th 2013

April 26 - German businesspeople seem less confident in prospects for the future and their nervousness may impact project cargo and heavy lift operators in the coming year. Think tank Ifo has noted that for a second consecutive month, German business confidence fell
Views: 719
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Cargotec's slow first quarter

April 26 - April 26 - Helsinki, Finland headquartered equipment manufacturer Cargotec Corporation has released its Q1 2013 performance figures.
Views: 331
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Ports America adds EVP business development

April 26 - April 26 - Marine terminal operator and stevedore concern Ports America has appointed John Carver as executive vice president of business development.
Views: 217
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ABS elects new Council staff

April 25 - April 25 - The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has made a number of appointments to its Council and Offshore Technical Committees.
Views: 397
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Solid Q1 for Boeing

April 24 - April 24 - The Boeing Company has issued its first quarter 2013 financial results, reporting revenues of USD18.9 billion - down three percent year-on-year over 2012.
Views: 257
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ABS appoints new chair

April 24 - April 24 - Industry classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has appointed Christopher J. Wiernicki - its current president and chief executive officer - to the position of chairman.
Views: 343
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Cargolux loses out in 2012

April 24 - April 24 - Luxembourg headquartered B747 freighter operator Cargolux International Airlines has reported a net loss of USD35.1 million for financial year 2012 off revenues of just under USD1.74 billion.
Views: 419
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Boskalis completes Dockwise acquisition

April 23 - April 23 - Dutch marine contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster has completed the acquisition of semi-submersible and heavy lift shipping specialist Dockwise.
Views: 388
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Bahri sees Q1 slowdown

April 23 - April 23 - The National Shipping Line of Saudia Arabia (Bahri) has seen its net profit for the first three months of 2013 fall by 9.4 percent year-on-year over 2012 to SAR144.5 million (USD33.5 million).
Views: 289
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Boeing adjusts B747-8 production

April 22 - April 22 - Aircraft manufacturer Boeing will adjust production of its B747-8 aircraft downwards from two to 1.75 airplanes per month - a result of lower market demand for large passenger and freighter aircraft.
Views: 187
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ACG grounds freighter fleet

April 22 - April 22 - Frankfurt-Hahn based Air Cargo Germany (ACG) has suspended all of its flights.
Views: 365
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Ports America makes senior appointment

April 19 - April 19 - Marine terminal operator and stevedore company Ports America has promoted Chris Smith to vice president breakbulk, bulk and military.
Views: 208
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MOL delivers South African libraries

April 18 - April 18 - Japanese Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) will assist the non-profit organisation South Africa Primary Education Support Initiative with the ocean transport of mobile libraries to the country.
Views: 343
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AV Dawson attracts offshore business

April 16 - April 16 - UK based specialist logistics firm AV Dawson has seen significant growth in its marine and offshore sectors.
Views: 261
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Learn from the shrimp fishermen, say German shipping companies

April 16 - April 16 - Two of Germany's leading ship owning and ship management companies have urged fellow shipowners to consider a concerted lay-up of ships in order to reduce capacity in the market to obtain a restoration of acceptable rates.
Views: 362
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Van der Vlist awarded AEO status

April 15 - April 15 - Heavy transport specialist Van der Vlist has seen its terminal in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, receive Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation. It is the second area of Van der Vlist's business to receive the award.
Views: 352
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Peters & May sees part-charter growth

April 15 - April 15 - Southampton, UK based yacht transportation specialist Peters & May has seen a significant boost in demand for its part-charter yacht shipping services.
Views: 344
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SCRA makes senior appointments

April 15 - April 15 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SCRA) used its annual conference last week to make a number of senior managerial appointments.
Views: 439
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The Friday Flyer - April 12th 2013

April 12 - April 12 - Anyone who has lived into their ninth decade, many in the public eye, will have made as many friends as enemies in that time.
Views: 734
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Megalift invests in in Liebherr mobile crane

April 12 - April 12 - Bremen-Based Megalift GmbH has invested in a Liebherr LTM 1350-6.1, saying that 350-tonne capacity mobile crane is a great fit for the company's requirements.
Views: 530
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ABS eyes Singapore growth

April 11 - April 11 - Maritime classification service provider the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) is set to make a significant investment in Singapore.
Views: 529
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APP Portonave invests for future

April 11 - April 11 - APP Portonave, a port located in Santa Carina, Brazil, is making a number of infrastructure investments to improve its terminal facilities.
Views: 393
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Liebherr sees revenue and profit gains

April 11 - April 11 - German equipment manufacturer Liebherr International Group has seen its turnover grow by 9 percent year-on-year in 2012 to EUR9.1 billion (USD8.9 billion).
Views: 324
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RollDock names new UK agent

April 11 - April 11 - RollDock Shipping BV has appointed Shearwater Shipping and Chartering Limited as its exclusive agent in the UK and Eire.
Views: 436
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Revenues up, but profits down for Coscol

April 10 - April 10 - Cosco Shipping (Coscol) saw its 2012 revenue grow by 22.1 percent to RMB6.3 billion (USD1.02 billion), although net profit fell to to RMB19.15 million (USD3.09 million).
Views: 382
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ACS adds evp North America

April 10 - April 10 - Richard Thompson has been appointed executive vice president of Air Charter Service's (ACS) North American offices.
Views: 268
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Plans agreed for Corpus Christi rail yard

April 10 - April 10 - The Port of Corpus Christi has approved an agreement with the Maritime Administration to develop the gateway's Nueces River Rail Yard (NRRY).
Views: 253
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RUD opens Australia plant

April 9 - April 9 - Lifting chain manufacturer RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz has opened a new 6,000 sq m plant in Brisbane, Australia.
Views: 387
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Volga adds to US management team

April 9 - April 9 - Russian freighter operator Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Sergey Reznikov as vice president, Volga-Dnepr unique air cargo (USA).
Views: 245
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Dockwise AGM approves delisting

April 8 - April 8 - At the end of last week, Dutch semi-submersible heavy lift specialist Dockwise Ltd held its annual general meeting (AGM).
Views: 264
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The Friday Flyer - April 5th 2013

April 5 - Could this week's news that three Hamburg-based shipowners - F. Laiesz, Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt and Rickmers Reederei have established a programme to financially stabilise loss-making cargo ships - Frachtschiff-Kontor (F-K) - be good for the bele
Views: 688
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Anti-bribery recognition for GAC

April 5 - April 5 - Integrated logistics, shipping and marine services provider Gulf Agency Company (GAC) has seen two of its subsidiaries - GAC Cyprus and GAC Greece - awarded TRACE International certification.
Views: 438
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CEVA pulls IPO on back of poor 2012

April 5 - April 5 - It has been reported that non-asset based logistics provider - CEVA Logistics - has withdrawn its plans for an initial public offering (IPO). The apparent reason for the U-turn is the company's unfavourable performance that would have adversely
Views: 308
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Stockton shuffles leadership pack

April 4 - April 4 - The Port of Stockton board of commissioners has a new chairman, new vice-chairman and a new board member.
Views: 233
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Sietas jack-up nears completion

April 3 - April 3 - Financially troubled Sietas shipyard, Hamburg is in the final stages of construction of the first jack-up vessel designed and built in Germany, for Dutch marine engineering concern, Van Oord.
Views: 531
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Murmann joins Schenker AG board

April 3 - April 3 - Heiner Murmann has been appointed to the management board of Schenker AG. He will be responsible for the global air and ocean freight business of DB Schenker Logistics.
Views: 238
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Hanssy and OXL enter JV

April 2 - April 2 - Heavy lift and multipurpose project shipping lines, Hanssy Shipping and OXL have entered into a joint venture cooperation.
Views: 598
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Agility grows in 2012

April 2 - April 2 - Kuwait headquartered global logistics provider Agility has released its full year financial results for 2012.
Views: 414
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Damco makes Latin appointments

April 2 - April 2 - International forwarder and logistics services provider Damco has made a number of senior appointments to its Latin American management team.
Views: 486
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NYK Line subsidiaries merged

April 1 - April 1 - NYK Line has confirmed that NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers Ltd will be created on October 1, 2013, as the home of the wholly owned subsidiary companies: NYK-Hinode Line Ltd and NYK Global Bulk Corporation; the merger of which was announced in Dece
Views: 258
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The Friday Flyer - March 29th 2013

March 29 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, we are digesting the latest report from shipping industry consultant Drewry. It starkly shows that for the next few years the multipurpose sector will be in choppy waters. In the long-term, prospects are good, accord
Views: 702
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Ulferts & Wittrock adds Terex crawler

March 28 - March 28 - German lifting and transport specialist Ulferts & Wittrock has taken delivery of the first Terex Superlift 3800 crawler crane.
Views: 367
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Braemar strengthens worldwide

March 28 - March 28 - Loss adjustor Braemar has made a number of additions to its worldwide team of marine surveyors and consultants, as well as opening two new locations.
Views: 381
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Confidence reaches two-year high

March 28 - March 28 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry recovered to their highest level for two years in the three months ended February 2013, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moo
Views: 374
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Cordstrap recognised in the Netherlands

March 27 - March 27 - Cargo securing system specialist Cordstrap has positioned 20th in the top 100 most successful small and medium sized manufacturing companies in the Netherlands - according to a MT Management Team magazine poll.
Views: 378
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Times are still tough, says Drewry

March 26 - March 26 - The multipurpose sector faces a difficult couple of years, but its long-term prospects are good, according to Drewry Maritime Research's latest Annual Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast report.
Views: 347
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Big container lines merger on ice

March 25 - March 25 - It would appear that the attempt to create the fourth-largest container shipping company by capacity has hit the rocks as Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg S
Views: 328
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The Friday Flyer

March 22 - March 22 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, agency wires are humming with news from Cyprus. In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have told MPs that she wanted Cyprus to remain within the euro, but that it must realise its business m
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The Friday Flyer

March 22 - As this Friday Flyer is being written, agency wires are humming with news from Cyprus. In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is said to have told MPs that she wanted Cyprus to remain within the euro, but that it must realise its business model is dea
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GAC Egypt: anti-corruption certified

March 22 - March 22 - Gulf Agency Company (Egypt) is the newest GAC Group subsidiary to become a member of the anti-bribery body, TRACE International.
Views: 409
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Kiel Canal set for new lock

March 22 - March 22 - At a parliamentary evening in Berlin - organised by the Port of Hamburg Marketing and attended by Pater Ramsauer, minister of transport for Germany, and 150 high-ranking representatives of politics, business and trade associations - the threat
Views: 338
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Toll names new UK air freight director

March 22 - March 22 - Logistics services provider Toll Global Forwarding has named Paul Chinery as director - air freight for its UK operations.
Views: 372
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Cargotec adds to board

March 21 - March 21 - Cargotec Corporation hosted its Annual General Meeting on March 20, 2013 in Helsinki.
Views: 357
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K

March 21 - March 21 - For a third successive year, Hamburg, Germany based K
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CNCo returns to China with four ship order

March 21 - March 21 - The China Navigation Company Pte Ltd (CNCo), the deep sea shipping arm of the Swire group, has ordered four 22,000 dwt multipurpose vessels from Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding Co Ltd (Ouhua), Zhoushan, China.
Views: 460
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Erickson acquires Evergreen Helicopters

March 20 - March 20 - Oregon, USA based Erickson Air-Crane International is set to acquire Evergreen Helicopters Inc. (EHI) in a deal worth USD250 million.
Views: 519
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Transition pieces loaded at Cuxport

March 20 - March 20 - Cuxhaven e.V (HWG) - a group of companies working together to develop the Cuxport gateway, Germany - has handled heavy wind farm components destined for the Meerwind Sud/Ost wind farm.
Views: 410
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Agility moves in project loads to Caspian

March 20 - March 20 - Global logistics provider, Agility has successfully completed the first delivery of equipment for the Caspian Pipeline Consortium, the largest multi-stakeholder organisation operating an investment pipeline project in Russia.
Views: 380
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