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Antwerp looks forward to record year

December 30 - December 30 - The port of Antwerp is expected to handle a total of 198.8 million tonnes of freight by the end of 2014 - a year-on-year increase of 4.2 percent and a new record for the Belgian gateway.
Views: 272
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Containership scrapping is below forecast

December 30 - December 30 - According to shipping research company, Alphaliner, containership scrapping will barely reach 400,000 teu in 2014, substantially short from the 500,000 teu forecast at the beginning of the year.
Views: 274
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Give us a break, says Archard

December 30 - December 30 - "Owners are due a break - but I don't think it will come in 2015," says Justin Archard managing director, Asia Pacific & Oceania at SAL Heavy Lift Singapore Pte Ltd.
Views: 311
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Emirates SkyCargo names senior VP

December 29 - December 29 - Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Henrik Ambak to the position of senior vice president, cargo operations worldwide.
Views: 269
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Breakbulk Exhibitions sold

December 24 - December 24 - AXIO Data Group (AXIO) has sold Breakbulk Exhibitions to ITE Group plc (ITE), the leading exhibitions group, for a maximum consideration of USD42 million.
Views: 262
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Gefco enters Algerian market

December 23 - December 23 - Gefco has expanded its North African network by setting up a subsidiary in Algeria.
Views: 253
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AAPA urges federal intervention in West Coast negotiations

December 23 - December 23 - The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has urged President Obama to assign federal mediators to help resolve ongoing contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime A
Views: 167
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WSS appoints Lau

December 19 - December 19 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Adrian Lau as regional human resources and organisation development director for Asia Pacific.
Views: 244
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Congress strengthens support for Jones Act

December 18 - December 18 - The United States Congress has enacted the strongest statement of support for the Jones Act and the American domestic maritime industry since the Merchant Maritime Act of 1936.
Views: 144
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Collett in speedy car relocation

December 17 - December 17 - Collett Transport has relocated what is claimed to be the world's fastest car, Thrust SSC, and its predecessor, Thrust 2, whilst a redevelopment project is taking place at Coventry Transport Museum in the UK.
Views: 296
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Boskalis and Kotug merge towing activities

December 17 - December 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) and Kotug International have signed a memorandum of understanding to merge their European harbour towage operations.
Views: 225
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Enerpac appoints Silveri

December 16 - December 16 - Enerpac, a division of Actuant Corp, has appointed Rob Silveri as its new Australia and New Zealand integrated solutions manager.
Views: 265
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New African expert at ISS

December 16 - December 16 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Peter Nielsen as vice president, Africa.
Views: 257
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Milwaukee sees record year for steel

December 16 - December 16 - Workers at the Port of Milwaukee are busy unloading the final shipment of steel for 2014, culminating in one of the gateway's busiest seasons for steel in recent decades.
Views: 206
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RINA snaps up Hayes Stuart stake

December 15 - December 15 - Italy's growing engineering, testing, marine services and ship classification group RINA has acquired a majority stake in Montreal-based marine survey company Hayes Stuart.
Views: 256
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CTU Code takes leap forward, says FIATA

December 12 - December 12 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has welcomed steps taken by international trade associations to bring about the full adoption of the CTU Code.
Views: 165
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DYT supports shark studies

December 12 - December 12 - DYT Yacht Transport's semi-submersible vessel Yacht Express has shipped the 126 ft (38.4 m) research vessel Ocearch from Port Everglades to Brisbane in Australia.
Views: 264
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Final nail for Manston Airport?

December 12 - December 12 - Manston Airport on the south coast of the UK looks set to close for good after Thanet district councilors voted against pursuing a compulsory purchase order for the gateway.
Views: 260
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Pacific Basin sells towage business

December 12 - December 12 - Pacific Basin Shipping has sold PB Towage Australia to Smit Lamnalco, a 50-percent owned associate of Royal Boskalis Westminster.
Views: 248
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All over for Polet?

December 11 - December 11 - It appears that Polet Airlines has suspended its passenger and cargo operations, following an ongoing case involving Moscow Arbitration Court.
Views: 291
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ISS appoints Schollaert

December 11 - December 11 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has added to its senior management team with the appointment of Steve Schollaert as executive vice president for North America.
Views: 234
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Logistics sector looks set for more M&As

December 10 - December 10 - Transport Intelligence has said that the talks between DSV and UTi Worldwide which were revealed in the media last week show that there is an undiminished appetite for mergers and acquisitions in the global logistics industry.
Views: 376
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ABP again challenges ABLE project

December 9 - December 9 - Associated British Ports (ABP) is once again challenging the development of the Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on the south bank of the Humber River.
Views: 193
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2015 - a year of shelved oil projects?

December 9 - December 9 - The dramatic fall in the price of oil is causing major doubts about the viability of many oil and gas projects, says Rystad Energy.
Views: 250
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Cargolux agrees Swissport tie up

December 8 - December 8 - Cargolux Airlines International has appointed Swissport International as its preferred ground services provider at selected stations worldwide.
Views: 217
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Barge Master gets additional shareholder

December 8 - December 8 - Parcom Capital has become the majority shareholder and investor in Barge Master Holding bv, the company that is active in the field of motion compensation technology for the maritime and offshore industry.
Views: 218
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Everett plans to strengthen wharf

December 5 - December 5 - Starting this month, IMCO General Construction will begin work on a USD2.55 million upgrade at the Port of Everett's South Terminal, strengthening the wharf in order to support heavier ro-ro cargo operations.
Views: 258
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Lerwick strengthens management team

December 4 - December 4 - The board of Lerwick Port Authority is strengthening its senior management team in light of the continuing activity and development at the Scottish harbour.
Views: 170
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Bremen seeks offshore terminal operator

December 4 - December 4 - The Federal Land of Bremen has initiated a Europe-wide tender procedure to find an operator for the Offshore Terminal Bremerhaven (OTB).
Views: 358
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UTi and DSV respond to acquisition rumours

December 4 - December 4 - DSV and UTi Worldwide have responded to a Bloomberg article published yesterday, which reported that the two companies have been evaluating the possibility of entering into an agreement concerning DSV's acquisition of UTi.
Views: 161
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Broekman Group divests

December 3 - December 3 - After 30 years, the Broekman Group is saying farewell to both its Car Terminal and the Broekman Automotive Division, which have both been acquired by C.RO Ports.
Views: 379
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Krandienst Schulz makes crawler debut

December 2 - December 2 - Hamburg-based Krandienst Schulz has invested in its first crawler crane: a Liebherr LR 1600/2 equipped with the new SL13 boom system.
Views: 301
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John Good welcomes ro-ro partnership

December 1 - December 1 - John Good Shipping has formed a new partnership with Swedish Orient Line (SOL) following its appointment as UK liner agent for SOL's new ro-ro service between Finland and Tilbury.
Views: 233
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Cargolux ups Vietnamese offering

December 1 - December 1 - Cargolux is expanding its cargo services to Vietnam with the introduction of a second weekly flight to Ho Chi Minh City, and a fourth frequency to Hanoi.
Views: 253
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Van Oord makes Ballast buy

November 28 - November 28 - Van Oord has reached an agreement on the acquisition of Ballast Nedam's offshore business unit.
Views: 255
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ACS promotes Thompson

November 27 - November 27 - Richard Thompson has been appointed president of Air Charter Service's (ACS) North America operations.
Views: 193
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Gefco on track to Russia

November 27 - November 27 - Gefco Spain and Gefco Russia have signed a contract with Spanish railway manufacturer, Talgo, for the shipping and distribution of six Talgo trains in Russia.
Views: 353
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Toll NQX takes on Deeson Heavylift

November 27 - November 27 - Toll NQX, part of Toll Group, has strengthened its capabilities with the acquisition of heavy haul and lifting specialist Deeson Heavylift.
Views: 347
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Antwerp readies for largest ever load

November 26 - November 26 - Next week will see the port of Antwerp handle what is claimed to be its largest-ever cargo, weighing 1,050 tonnes and measuring 24 m in length, 11 m in width and 23 m in height.
Views: 361
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PNG gets two-way shipping routes

November 26 - November 26 - A new ship routing system will come into effect on June 1, 2015 at Papua New Guinea's Jomard Entrance.
Views: 265
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MFC rises to Essar challenge

November 24 - November 24 - MFC India has handled the transport of components for Essar Heavy Engineering from Hazira to the Reliance Industries-owned Jamnagar Refinery in Gujarat.
Views: 318
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Cargo floods in for Aaras

November 24 - November 24 - Aaras Project and Logistics Pakistan was appointed the shipping agent for the multipurpose vessel Han Zhi, which arrived at the Port of Karachi carrying 179 units of project cargo.
Views: 277
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HongFa Shipping to launch liner service

November 24 - November 24 - On January 10, 2015, HongFa Shipping is set to launch a new liner service between the Far East, Southeast Asia and the East Coast of South America.
Views: 727
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EC suspects truck build cartel

November 20 - November 20 - The European Commission suspects that a number of heavy and medium-duty truck manufacturers have participated in a cartel, breaching EU antitrust rules.
Views: 178
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Poulsen joins Agility

November 19 - November 19 - Soren Poulsen has been appointed ceo for the Greater China Area at Agility.
Views: 258
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THLG celebrates successful event

November 18 - November 18 - The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) celebrated one of its most successful conferences, which took place during October in Limassol, Cyprus.
Views: 330
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Turner joins Rhenus

November 17 - November 17 - Rhenus Logistics has appointed Russell Turner as branch manager at the forwarder's Cannock, UK branch.
Views: 244
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Broekman in Rotterdam expansion

November 17 - November 17 - Broekman Distriport is expanding its terminal at the Port of Rotterdam by 50,000 sq m to serve the western Scandinavian market.
Views: 411
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K+N expands Australian footprint

November 14 - November 14 - Kuehne + Nagel has opened its new logistics centre in Greater Sydney to meet a growing demand for end-to-end logistics solutions in Australia.
Views: 237
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HHLA on the up

November 14 - November 14 - Hamburger Hafen und Logistik (HHLA) increased its revenue by 6 percent to EUR906.7 million (USD1.13 billion) during the first nine months of 2014.
Views: 312
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Agility sees strong third quarter

November 13 - November 13 - Global forwarder Agility saw Q3 2014 revenues increase 3 percent year-on-year over the same period of 2013 to KWD337.09 million (USD1.16 billion), contributing to a net profit of KWD13.04 million (USD44.8 million) - up 8 percent.
Views: 242
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New role for Harrison at LOC

November 13 - November 13 - Alex Harrison has been appointed group director, energy services at London Offshore Consultants (LOC), after stepping down as managing director of LOC Australia.
Views: 249
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Deep Sea Mooring weathers the Storm

November 13 - November 13 - StormGeo and Deep Sea Mooring have signed an agreement to provide notifications of weather-related movements of floating offshore units and vessels undertaking complex marine operations.
Views: 170
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SafmarineMPV anticipates growth

November 11 - November 11 - SafmarineMPV expects the multipurpose trade between South and West Africa to grow in 2015 as South African companies strengthen their foothold in the West African market and become more globally competitive.
Views: 298
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Ukraine crisis hits Nurminen

November 11 - November 11 - Despite ongoing challenging market conditions, Nurminen Logistics continued to implement efficiency measures in the third quarter of 2014 to improve the company's cost structure.
Views: 282
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Ritchie Bros. in management shake-up

November 11 - November 11 - Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has made several changes to its reporting structure and senior management team.
Views: 281
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McAleese invests in Heavy Haulage Australia

November 11 - November 11 - McAleese Group has agreed to pay USD3 million for a 50 percent equity investment in Heavy Haulage Australia (HHA), with an option to acquire the remaining 50 percent in two to five years.
Views: 295
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Update: ALP in Harms' way?

November 10 - November 10 - ALP Maritime Services has entered into a purchase agreement to purchase six anchor handling tugs, which are currently managed and operated by Harms Bergung Transport & Heavylift.
Views: 361
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Total makes work for Europe Cargo

November 7 - November 7 - Europe Cargo has been appointed to discharge cargo destined for Total's OPTARA project in Antwerp from vessels onto the quay.
Views: 350
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Joint project debut for Aertssen and ALE

November 7 - November 7 - Aertssen and ALE have been awarded their inaugural contract as a joint venture, which will see the two companies work for Tecnicas Reunidas on the OPTARA project at the Total refinery in Antwerp.
Views: 318
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FSG ceo steps down

November 6 - November 6 - After 18 years working for Flensburger Shiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), Peter Sierk has stepped down from his position as ceo of the yard.
Views: 220
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LOC opens in Mumbai

November 6 - November 6 - London Offshore Consultants (LOC) has opened an office in Mumbai, India.
Views: 315
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Poulsen joins forces with HBC

November 6 - November 6 - Danish company J. Poulsen Shipping has joined forces with the HBC Group based in Singapore and Hamburg.
Views: 272
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Topline wraps up properly

November 5 - November 5 - Topline Express Logistics has recently handled two projects that were packed or re-packed by the company to save logistical costs.
Views: 306
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November 5 - November 5 - Germany based W
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Swire inks deal with Everett

November 5 - November 5 - Swire Shipping's West Coast North America (WCNA) service will add a monthly, direct call linking the Port of Everett with Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Views: 343
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Gibson to drive development of GAC oil and gas hub

November 4 - November 4 - At GAC, Steve Gibson has been appointed oil & gas business manager, Europe Global Hub Services, to drive the development of a dedicated hub service for oil and gas customers throughout the region.
Views: 295
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FREJA strengthens Danish management

November 3 - November 3 - FREJA Transport & Logistics has appointed Per Olsen as regional director for its division in Zealand, Denmark.
Views: 246
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Siem completes FSG takeover

November 3 - November 3 - Siem Industries has successfully completed the takeover of the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) shipyard in Germany.
Views: 260
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Agility promotes Esa

November 3 - November 3 - Agility has named Mohammed Esa its chief commercial officer (CCO) for Europe.
Views: 293
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European study into the Aeroscraft

November 3 - November 3 - Members of the European Consortium of Aeroscraft Operations (ECAO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) defining an independent study concerning the Aeroscraft.
Views: 283
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Growth strategy at Port of Sheerness

October 31 - October 31 - Peel Ports has announced a 20-year strategy for growth at the Port of Sheerness as part of a Master Plan which details options for expansion on the port estate.
Views: 209
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New German head at Mammoet

October 31 - October 31 - Mammoet Germany has appointed Jens Krawczynski as managing director, effective November 1.
Views: 238
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Infrastructure vital for SOHAR's success

October 31 - October 31 - SOHAR executive commercial manager Edwin Lammers has emphasised the importance of pressing forward with national infrastructure projects that will allow the port to offer better connectivity across the GCC region.
Views: 248
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Rotterdam on a high

October 30 - October 30 - The Port of Rotterdam has seen a surge in ro-ro and general cargo throughput during 2014.
Views: 212
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Chin up at WSS

October 30 - October 30 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Jason Chin as ships agency service manager, Singapore.
Views: 239
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Kelly joins CFNR

October 28 - October 28 - Peter Kelly has been appointed to head up CFNR Dordrecht, succeeding Cees van Putten who has been with the company for ten years.
Views: 178
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Integral appoints Parra

October 28 - October 28 - Integral Chile has appointed Carla Parra as its new operations manager.
Views: 255
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Malaysia eyes ABP stake

October 28 - October 28 - GS Infrastructure Partners and Infracapital Partners have commenced a process that could lead to the sale of their 33.3 percent stake in the UK's largest port operator - Associated British Ports (ABP).
Views: 204
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Able gets energy park go-ahead

October 27 - October 27 - Despite petitions made by Associated British Ports (ABP) against the development, a Joint Parliamentary Committee has cleared the way for the multi-million pound Able Marine Energy Park (AMEP) on the south bank of the Humber.
Views: 242
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IMO: no ban on African travel

October 27 - October 27 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has declared that there should be no general ban on international travel or trade due to the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.
Views: 228
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Euroports appoints Standaert

October 27 - October 27 - Euroports Benelux and France has appointed Rik Standaert as its new commercial director.
Views: 250
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UTi expands team

October 27 - October 27 - UTi Worldwide has appointed Hessel Verhage as president, freight forwarding for the Americas, and Keith Pienaar as president, contract logistics and distribution.
Views: 212
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MacGregor in operational reshuffle

October 27 - October 27 - MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has begun the reorganisation of its business into seven operational divisions, which will become effective on January 1, 2015.
Views: 185
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Vessel operating costs set to rise

October 27 - October 27 - According to a new survey by international accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens, vessel operating costs are expected to rise by 2.9 percent in both 2014 and 2015.
Views: 306
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Antwerp on course for record year

October 24 - October 24 - The Port of Antwerp handled a freight volume of 148,344,168 tonnes during the first nine months of this year, which is 3.7 percent more than the same period of 2013.
Views: 196
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Shippers call for clarification on sulphur

October 24 - October 24 - The Global Shippers' Forum (GSF) is calling for more information regarding the impact of low sulphur fuel, ahead of the implementation of the emission control areas (ECAs) from January 1, 2015.
Views: 211
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CP ends merger talks with CSX

October 22 - October 22 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) has confirmed that exploratory talks held with CSX Corp about a possible merger have been terminated.
Views: 235
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Clearlake acquires AmQuip

October 21 - October 21 - Clearlake Capital Group has completed its acquisition of crane rental and lifting solutions provider AmQuip.
Views: 262
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Cutting-edge counterweight concept

October 21 - October 21 - Liebherr has developed an innovative concept for erecting its 600-tonne capacity LR 1600/2 crawler cranes with long wind power boom systems.
Views: 311
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Indiana's wind recovery

October 21 - October 21 - The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor has handled its first shipment of windmill blades and towers for more than three years, as cargo traffic picked up on the Great Lakes.
Views: 239
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Slingmax appoints D'Elia

October 21 - October 21 - Slingmax Rigging Solutions has appointed Gregory D'Elia as its new engineering manager.
Views: 141
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Panalpina maintains stability

October 21 - October 21 - "We have managed to keep up profitability in the first nine months of the year," says Panalpina ceo Peter Ulber.
Views: 242
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A foxy dozen down Rio way

October 20 - October 20 - Fox Cargo do Brasil has project managed the transportation of 12 new electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes from Zhangzhou, China to the Libra Terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Views: 400
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ABC adds AirLink

October 17 - October 17 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has appointed AirLink Cargo as its general sales agent in the Pacific northwest region of the United States.
Views: 318
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Hamilton adds warehouse

October 17 - October 17 - Hamilton Port Authority (HPA) has added a warehousing asset to its portfolio of logistics-focused real estate.
Views: 260
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GeoSea buys Hochtief assets

October 16 - October 16 - International construction group Hochtief is selling its offshore assets to marine contractor and long-term partner, GeoSea.
Views: 279
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ABC adds sixth B747-8F

October 16 - October 16 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has celebrated the delivery of its sixth new Boeing 747-8 freighter.
Views: 351
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European ports want open dialogue with EC

October 15 - October 15 - A group of ports in northwest Europe have called for an open dialogue with the European Commission about the allocation of future funding, rather than 'publishing more paper'.
Views: 251
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Mollett in GAC move

October 15 - October 15 - Integrated shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC UK has appointed Anthony Mollett as business development manager.
Views: 212
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Hewitt joins Kalmar

October 15 - October 15 - Greg Hewitt has been appointed executive vice president for the Americas region in Kalmar, part of Cargotec.
Views: 173
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Daewon Logipia completes acquisition

October 14 - October 14 - South Korea's Daewon Logipia has completed the acquisition of logistics consulting and service company, Korea Logistics Consulting & Service.
Views: 309
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RollDock appoints new chief

October 13 - October 13 - RollDock has appointed Ben van der Hoeven as the company's chief commercial officer.
Views: 174
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Lufthansa Cargo remains optimistic

October 10 - October 10 - Lufthansa Cargo says it is cautiously optimistic for the fourth quarter of 2014 and expects a seasonal upturn in demand during the Christmas period.
Views: 277
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Jumbo executes offshore works

October 10 - October 10 - On behalf of Ithaca Energy, Jumbo successfully completed the mooring system pre-installation for the Greater Stella Area (GSA) development in the North Sea.
Views: 176
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The Friday Flyer - October 10, 2014

October 10 - At the Breakbulk Americas event in Houston, Ed Osterwald, a partner at CEG-Europe, gave a fascinating insight into why the oil and gas business is one of the largest - and most poorly understood - industries in the world.
Views: 436
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MeteoGroup delivers for Shell

October 9 - October 9 - MeteoGroup is to provide a weather forecasting service to Shell offshore operations in the UK, Ireland, Norway and the Netherlands.
Views: 313
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Seattle and Tacoma form alliance

October 8 - October 8 - The US ports of Seattle and Tacoma plan to unify the management of the two gateway's marine cargo terminals and related functions under a single Seaport Alliance.
Views: 241
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Nicolas delivers to Capelle

October 7 - October 7 - Nicolas has sold a K25 platform trailer combination from Scheuerle-Kamag to Ales, France based transport company Capelle.
Views: 221
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Bore to focus on ro-ro

October 7 - October 7 - Finnish shipping company Bore plans to sell six general cargo vessels, while it concentrates on strengthening its position in the ro-ro sector.
Views: 207
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New VP for A2SEA

October 6 - October 6 - A2SEA has appointed Henri Schumann as its new vice president for commercial.
Views: 183
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Lone Star joins Daseke

October 6 - October 6 - Fort Worth, Texas based Lone Star Transportation is merging with the Daseke family of open-deck and specialty carriers.
Views: 248
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Allport in board reshuffle

October 6 - October 6 - Allport Cargo Services has appointed Charles McGurin as joint managing director, replacing Jerry Gray who is retiring in January 2015 and taking up a non-executive director position at the company.
Views: 222
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Sloman Neptun appoints Swedish agent

October 6 - October 6 - Sloman Neptun Shipping & Transport has appointed Scandinavian Shipping & Logistics as its new agent in Sweden.
Views: 451
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Immingham ups lifting capacity

October 6 - October 6 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Immingham has expanded its crane fleet with the addition of a Terex / Gottwald HMK 170 EG mobile harbour crane.
Views: 273
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Pan Ocean for sale

October 2 - October 2 - Having received approval from the relevant court, Korean shipowner Pan Ocean has put itself up for auction.
Views: 288
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11th B747 for Cargolux

October 1 - October 1 - Cargolux Airlines International has added the 11th Boeing 747-8 freighter to its fleet.
Views: 236
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Houston and Antwerp to sign MOU

September 29 - September 29 - Today, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) is scheduled to be signed by the Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp in conjunction with the start of the 2014 Breakbulk Americas conference and exhibition.
Views: 408
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FSG shipyards in new hands

September 26 - September 26 - The Norwegian-controlled Siem Industries is taking control of the German Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) shipyard, including all of its employees.
Views: 281
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Port of Everett gets a lift

September 26 - September 26 - The Port of Everett is adding additional lift capacity to its operations in March 2015, with the purchase of a new 150-tonne capacity Terex GHMK 7608 mobile harbour crane.
Views: 277
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BDP strengthens Indian presence

September 26 - September 26 - BDP International has integrated the operations of its Indian partner Unique Global Logistics (UGL).
Views: 371
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Saudia Cargo appoints ECS

September 26 - September 26 - Saudi Airlines Cargo Co. (Saudia Cargo) has appointed ECS Global Air Cargo India as its exclusive general sales and services agent (GSSA) in India.
Views: 228
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Daewon Logipia in Korean buy

September 24 - September 24 - Daewon Logipia has obtained the accredited logistics consulting and services company Korea Logistics Consulting & Service.
Views: 248
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New boss for Maximus

September 23 - September 23 - Mohamed Ebrahim Al Qassimi is the new ceo of Abu Dhabi-based Maximus Air.
Views: 354
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Stolberg resurfaces

September 22 - September 22 - It has emerged that Niels Stolberg, the former head of Beluga Shipping, is now the chairman of the supervisory board of Green Sailing GmbH, a Hamburg-based company that is planning to invest in a new generation of fuel-efficient cruise ship
Views: 289
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The Friday Flyer - September 19th 2014

September 19 - Today we saw the climax of what has been a rollercoaster ride for the United Kingdom, in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum. The numbers were close, but the result is clear: a union that has lasted for 307 years remains together.
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Record August for Virginia

September 17 - September 17 - The Port of Virginia handled 214,355 teus in August, setting its all-time high for teu volume handled in a single month.
Views: 264
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Klekotka joins Transportation Improvement Board

September 16 - September 16 - John Klekotka, chief of engineering and planning at the Port of Everett, has been appointed to represent public ports on Washington State's Transportation Improvement Board.
Views: 253
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Ocean Three: last piece in the jigsaw

September 16 - September 16 - Specialist shipping consultant Drewry Maritime Research has suggested that the newly formed Ocean Three agreement is the final piece in the "mega-alliance" jigsaw puzzle.
Views: 307
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Lower Saxony port developments in the spotlight

September 12 - September 12 - The future development potentials of the nine ports with the Seaports Niedersachsen network were considered at a recent event in Papenburg, Germany, during which the future importance of the ports as logistics hubs for the German economy wa
Views: 312
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Bahri appoints Al-Omar

September 11 - September 11 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has appointed Ibrahim Abdulrahman Al-Omar as its new chief executive officer, effective October 1, 2014.
Views: 269
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Radical overhaul of EU transport infrastructure

September 11 - September 11 - The European Commission has invited Member States to propose projects to use EUR1.9 billion (USD2.4 billion) of EU funding to improve European transport connections.
Views: 260
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Barloworld closes Kumkani deal

September 10 - September 10 - South Africa's Barloworld Transport has acquired an 80 percent shareholding in specialised transport provider Kumkani Heavy Haulage.
Views: 433
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Sevenstar appoints Caren

September 10 - September 10 - With the demand for yacht transport expanding between North America and Asia, Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Kris Caren as its new West Coast representative.
Views: 407
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Green Port Hull takes crucial step

September 9 - September 9 - Hull City Council's planning committee has given its consent to the proposed works at Alexandra Dock, Green Port Hull, following the submission of detailed plans by Associated British Ports (ABP) and Siemens in June of this year.
Views: 181
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September 9 - September 9 - Rene Bergerling has been appointed R
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PKP eyes rail mergers

September 9 - September 9 - Poland's leading rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, is in advanced talks regarding the acquisition of CTL Logistics and Advanced World Transport.
Views: 301
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Transdata goes multimodal

September 9 - September 9 - Having acquired 120 axles of self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs), Brazilian specialised transportation company Transdata claims to own the largest self-propelled fleet in South America.
Views: 309
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Effer gives Collett fleet a boost

September 8 - September 8 - Halifax, UK based Collett Transport has taken delivery of an 8x4 Mercedes 4155 tractor unit, complete with a 205 tonne/m capacity Effer 2055 crane.
Views: 334
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AGL closes Tropical sale

September 5 - September 5 - AGL Resources has closed the sale of its Tropical Shipping and Seven Seas Insurance businesses to a subsidiary of Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources.
Views: 242
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Interim over for Horizon's Rubin

September 5 - September 5 - Horizon Lines's board of directors has elected interim president and chief executive officer (ceo) Steven Rubin to serve as president and ceo on a non-interim basis.
Views: 146
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SAL puts Poetz in Singapore

September 4 - September 4 - SAL Heavy Lift Singapore has transferred Alexander Poetz, senior project engineer and naval architect, from the company's Hamburg headquarters to its Asia/Australasia base in Singapore.
Views: 363
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Damco names global projects head

September 4 - September 4 - Damco has named Julien Ranzato to a new position as global head of project logistics, based in Houston.
Views: 277
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Everett selects new ceo

September 3 - September 3 - The Port of Everett Commission has appointed Les Reardanz its new chief executive officer.
Views: 230
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Bureau Veritas ups offshore offering

September 3 - September 3 - Bureau Veritas has acquired global leader in loss adjusting and risk assessment services for the offshore industry MatthewsDaniel.
Views: 222
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OIA opens in Mumbai

September 2 - September 1 - Logistics, materials management and packaging solutions provider OIA Global has opened a new office in Mumbai, India.
Views: 286
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Valtonen joins Blue Water

September 2 - September 2 - Erkki Valtonen has taken over the role of Blue Water Shipping's country manager for Finland from Henrik Mahlberg, who has been in charge of this area since 2013.
Views: 299
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Mediaco buys Lander Manutention

September 1 - September 1 - French crane rental and lifting company Mediaco has acquired the handling equipment rental company Lander Manutention.
Views: 202
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Strained markets hit Rickmers

September 1 - September 1 - In its interim report for the first half of 2014, the Rickmers Group said weak shipping markets affected all three of its divisions, including maritime assets, which comprises ship owning and chartering; maritime services, taking in vessel a
Views: 357
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Silk Way Airlines takes two

August 29 - August 29 - Boeing and Silk Way Airlines are celebrating the delivery of the airline's two 747-8 Freighters. The first aircraft delivered last week and the second yesterday.
Views: 284
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Peterson adds Terex RTC

August 28 - August 28 - Peterson Construction has enhanced its crane fleet with the addition of a Terex RT 670-1 rough terrain crane (RTC).
Views: 191
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LO-PINOD sees regional port plus

August 28 - August 28 - The LO-PINOD conference: 'the role of regional ports: transforming sustainable freight movement', will see stakeholders from the shipping, transport and logistics industries gather to discuss the how regional ports are optimising their operati
Views: 283
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New ceo at Jurong

August 27 - August 27 - Jurong Port, a wholly owned subsidiary of JTC Corporation, has appointed Boon Hoe Ooi as its new chief executive officer.
Views: 281
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Shetland looks to decommissioning

August 26 - August 26 - Lerwick Port Authority is undertaking a GBP11.95 million (USD19.8 million) quayside infrastructure project at Dales Voe South in order to support the development of oil and gas decommissioning in Shetland.
Views: 316
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Deltamarin adds EPC to portfolio

August 26 - August 26 - Deltamarin has established a subsidiary - Deltamarin Floating Construction - to focus on delivering engineering, procurement, construction and installation solutions for the marine and offshore industry on turnkey basis.
Views: 198
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RMS expands commercial team

August 25 - August 25 - UK ports operator, RMS Group, has expanded its commercial team with the addition of Craig Hodgson as group commercial manager and David Allen as group business development manager.
Views: 290
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Changes at the top for FSG

August 25 - August 25 - Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) will be headed by a new management team from January 1, 2015.
Views: 224
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Bertling to sell AN-225 capacity in USA

August 25 - August 25 - Antonov Airlines has appointed Bertling Logistics, Inc as its sales and marketing agent to promote and offer Antonov-225 airlift capacity owned and operated by the airline in the USA.
Views: 305
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Profit hike for Tiong Woon

August 21 - August 21 - Tiong Woon Corporation Holding posted a 25 percent year-on-year increase in net profit to SGD22.1 million (USD17.6 million) for the financial year ended June 30, 2014.
Views: 258
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Freight terminal vital, says SOHAR

August 21 - August 21 - Executive commercial manager, Edwin Lammers, has said that the development of a freight rail terminal at Sohar will be vital in accelerating national growth and ensuring that Oman remains competitive in global markets.
Views: 266
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Rhenus targets offshore sector

August 21 - August 21 - With the establishment of Rhenus Offshore Logistics GmbH & Co at the beginning of August, the Rhenus Group says that it is repositioning itself in the logistics business for the offshore wind energy sector.
Views: 199
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More trainees for Hansa Meyer

August 21 - August 21 - Bremen-based project logistics company Hansa Meyer Global has continued its commitment to training with the appointment of three new trainees in Bremen and Hamburg.
Views: 255
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F S Mackenzie sold

August 21 - August 21 - Singapore Post has, through its subsidiary Famous Holdings, purchased the entire issued and paid-up share capital of UK-based freight forwarder and NVOCC, F S Mackenzie.
Views: 299
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Toll reports increased revenues

August 20 - August 20 - In its 2013 - 2014 financial year, Toll's revenue increased 1.1 per cent over the previous year to AUD8.8 billion (USD8.18 billion), with net profit after tax (before individually significant items) also up 5.7 percent to AUD298.5 million (USD
Views: 299
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Longview gets on board

August 19 - August 19 - Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, has appointed the ceo of the Port of Longview, Geir-Eilif Kalhagen, to the Washington State Freight Mobility Strategic Investment Board (FMSIB).
Views: 299
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ASCO opens Australian base

August 19 - August 19 - International oilfield support services company ASCO has opened a new marine supply base in Darwin, Australia.
Views: 374
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DB Schenker opens Queensland hub

August 19 - August 19 - DB Schenker has opened its largest Australian supply chain and warehouse facility at the Redbank Motorway Estate in Ipswich, Queensland.
Views: 229
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Goldhofer modules carry crane

August 19 - August 19 - Kahl Schwerlast has used Goldhofer's PST/SL-E heavy-duty modules to help relocate a 630-tonne gantry crane in Duisburg, Germany.
Views: 355
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Strong six months for Clarksons

August 19 - August 19 - Clarkson PLC (Clarksons) has posted a strong performance for the six months ended June 30, 2014, despite continued challenging market conditions.
Views: 309
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Container ship numbers peaking

August 19 - August 19 - Drewry Maritime Research has said that the number of container ships transporting goods around the world fell in the first half of 2014 but the total capacity of the global fleet continues to increase.
Views: 223
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Hamburg expects record 2014

August 18 - August 18 - The Port of Hamburg handled a total of 72.6 million tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2014, a 6.6 percent rise on the same period of 2013.
Views: 415
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Allport adds Webley to board

August 15 - August 15 - Allport Cargo Services has appointed its human resources director, Debbie Webley, to the company's executive board.
Views: 209
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Uneven global growth continues

August 15 - August 15 - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has marked down its global growth projection for 2014 from 3.7 percent in April to 3.4 percent in July.
Views: 343
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First up at Westermost Rough

August 15 - August 15 - The first of 35 Siemens 6MW turbines has been installed by A2SEA's SEA CHALLENGER at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm.
Views: 201
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Sub sails with Yacht Exports

August 15 - August 15 - Yacht Exports has transported a 40-tonne submarine from Gothenburg, Sweden to Kingston in Jamaica.
Views: 269
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Boskalis set for record year

August 14 - August 14 - Royal Boskalis Westminster nv has posted a net profit of EUR253 million (USD338.4 million) for the first half of 2014, compared with the EUR123 million (USD164.8 million) in the first half of 2013.
Views: 268
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Zhen Hua arrives in Rosyth

August 14 - August 14 - ZPMC's heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 24 has arrived at Forth Ports' Port of Rosyth, loaded with 36 large steel deck sections for use in the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing.
Views: 311
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Crane Rental fleet keeps growing

August 13 - August 13 - As part of its ongoing investment in its heavy haul division, Crane Rental Corporation has ordered three new Peterbilt four-axle heavy haul tractors with sleepers.
Views: 332
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Tanks set up home in Antwerp

August 13 - August 13 - Two Geldof-manufactured storage tanks, the largest measuring 16 m wide and 12 m high, have been transported to a refinery in Antwerp.
Views: 249
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The Freight Co barges in

August 12 - August 12 - The Freight Co. Ltd Myanmar has been appointed general sales agent (GSA) for a barge service between Rangong, Thailand and Yangon, Myanmar.
Views: 391
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DB Schenker in Vietnam buyout

August 12 - August 12 - DB Schenker has acquired the outstanding 49 percent of the shares in its joint venture with Gemadept Logistics, Schenker Gemadept Logistics, making it the full owner of the Vietnamese company.
Views: 324
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Neptune provides safe port in storm

August 12 - August 12 - Neptune Maritime Security has delivered crisis management training to bolster defences at major ports in Asia, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA) amid increasing instability in the region.
Views: 255
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Volga-Dnepr appoints Khodakovsky

August 11 - August 11 - Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Anton Khodakovsky as vice president for Japan and South Korea.
Views: 341
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EMS celebrates year in Albania

August 11 - August 11 - EMS Albanian Port Operator (APO) has celebrated the first anniversary of its active service.
Views: 335
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Agility's net profit climbs

August 11 - August 11 - Agility posted a net profit of KD12.9 million (USD45.5 million) for the second quarter of 2014, an increase of 12 percent compared with the same period of 2013.
Views: 198
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Hansa Meyer joins Jacobs University

August 8 - August 8 - Juern Schmidt, managing director of Hansa Meyer Global Transport, has been appointed to the advisory board of Jacobs University's International Logistics department.
Views: 254
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Lerwick ups oil and gas game

August 8 - August 8 - Coscol's semi-submersible vessel Xiang Yun Kou has transported a 10,000-tonne subsea oil storage tank, destined for the Solan oilfield in the North Sea, from Dubai to Scotland's Lerwick Harbour.
Views: 357
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WWH sees seasonal sales gain

August 7 - August 7 - A seasonal improvement in sea freight volumes during the second quarter of 2014 saw Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding's (WWH) revenue grow 6 percent year-on-year to USD965 million.
Views: 293
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24/7 job for CEA

August 7 - August 7 - CEA Projects in Myanmar is now operating three warehouses 24 hours a day to meet the demand for its new telecommunications contracts.
Views: 322
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Ro-ro rise at Zeebrugge

August 7 - August 7 - During the first half of 2014, the Port of Zeebrugge handled over 22 million tonnes of freight, up 3.7 percent in comparison with 2013's first semester.
Views: 365
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Egypt reveals second Suez

August 6 - August 6 - Egypt's President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sisi has unveiled a plan to build a second Suez Canal, in an attempt to increase the number of vessels transiting the route.
Views: 263
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TNT goes on a Stampede

August 6 - August 6 - TNT Crane has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stampede/Eagle West, which comprises of Stampede Crane & Rigging Inc., Stampede Crane & Rigging Ltd., Eagle West Truck & Crane Inc., Eagle West Precast Ltd, and certain assets of J&B Trucki
Views: 283
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Canaveral targets cyber crime

August 5 - August 5 - Canaveral Port Authority plans to spend USD1.6 million to fund a new cyber-security program.
Views: 301
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CEVA on the right track

August 5 - August 5 - CEVA Holdings LLC reported a 6 percent rise in revenue year-on-year during its second quarter of 2014 at USD1.978 billion.
Views: 273
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Moscow calls for Nurminen

August 5 - August 5 - Nurminen Logistics is to open an office in Moscow on September 1, 2014, which will be headed up by Kauko Tanninen.
Views: 323
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Another semi-sub for Coscol

August 4 - August 4 - Cosco Shipping Co. Ltd. (Coscol) has signed a contract with CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding for the construction of a 50,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel.
Views: 352
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Agility appoints Richards

August 4 - August 4 - Agility has appointed David Richards as regional director of fairs and events in Europe.
Views: 239
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TAG foundations head for Humber

August 4 - August 4 - TAG Energy Solutions has undertaken the load out of four 650-tonne monopile foundations and four transition pieces, which are destined for the Humber Gateway offshore wind farm in the UK.
Views: 226
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Depth sinks to new low

August 1 - August 1 - Depth Logistics - an Australian 4PL specialising in the transportation of project and heavy cargoes worldwide - says the value of machinery imported into the country in June sunk to AUD147 million (USD136.7 million).
Views: 301
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Allseas takes to the skies

July 31 - July 31 - Allseas Global Logistics has launched a new dedicated airfreight division, Allair, led by the company's air freight manager, Sean Henson.
Views: 319
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SOHAR, so good

July 31 - July 31 - SOHAR Port and Freezone has been declared the most important link in Oman's commercial logistics industry by its chief executive officer, Jamal Aziz.
Views: 367
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DSV profit up

July 30 - July 30 - DSV has posted a growth in profit for the period covering January 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014.
Views: 376
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ALE completes Carrington project

July 30 - July 30 - ALE has completed a turnkey project to transport and install heavy equipment for the Carrington CCGT power station in Manchester, UK.
Views: 339
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MetOcean predicts offshore conditions

July 29 - July 29 - MetOcean Solutions is set to launch its Ocean Motion Forecasts system - a product that delivers hour-by-hour predictions on how wave, current and weather conditions affect floating offshore facilities.
Views: 211
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Unexpected weak trading at Air Partner

July 28 - July 28 - Air Partner's freight division continues to show progress, albeit from a low base, but this was offset by weaker than expected group trading in the period since the company's AGM in June.
Views: 223
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GAC appoints Schensema

July 28 - July 28 - GAC has appointed Claus Schensema to take the helm of GAC North America Logistics in Houston, Texas.
Views: 320
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All change at Allseas

July 28 - July 28 - Allseas Global Logistics is starting an exciting new chapter in its development, following a change in ownership structure.
Views: 417
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Hegmann heavy terminal approved

July 24 - July 24 - Hegmann-Gruppe of Sonsbeck has received approval to construct a new multimodal heavy cargo terminal in Wesel.
Views: 299
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ADPC sees general cargo growth

July 23 - July 23 - General cargo moving through Abu Dhabi Ports Company's (ADPC) commercial ports has increased by 37 percent this year.
Views: 281
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UTi names Andreyev

July 23 - July 23 - UTi Worldwide has appointed Naran Andreyev as senior manager of trade services for the company's Asia-Pacific region.
Views: 296
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AAPA elects new chair

July 22 - July 22 - The American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) board of directors has elected Kristin Decas, ceo of California's Port of Hueneme, as incoming chair for its 2014-2015 activity year.
Views: 211
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ICS appeals to Paris MOU

July 22 - July 22 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has written to the Paris MOU (memorandum of understanding) in order to draw attention to the global shipping industry's serious concern with respect to the sulphur emission control area (ECA) implement
Views: 294
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UTC ups Azeri operations

July 22 - July 22 - UTC Overseas has restructured its Baku-based Azerbaijan operation from UTC Overseas Ltd to UTC Caspian Ltd.
Views: 253
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Bad shipping loans threaten German banks

July 22 - July 22 - A report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) claims that bad loans in the shipping sector held by German banks pose a concern to the country's overall banking system, ahead of the European Central Bank's upcoming Comprehensive Ass
Views: 238
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New leader for UK forwarders??

July 22 - July 22 - The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has named Robert Keen as its new director general to succeed Peter Quantrill who retires from the trade association in August.??
Views: 173
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ANL in for Perkins service

July 21 - July 21 - ANL has reached agreement with Toll to take over the Perkins International Service from Toll effective early August 2014. The service which currently runs two vessels between Darwin, Dili and Singapore carries a mixture of container, breakbulk a
Views: 344
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Dachser takes over in South Korea

July 21 - July 21 - In South Korea, Dachser has rebranded as Dachser Korea Inc following its acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of the shares in MGI & Dachser Inc, which was established in 2006, and moved into new offices in Seoul.
Views: 393
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Peel Ports names Walters

July 21 - July 21 - Peel Ports Group has appointed Patrick Walters as group commercial director.
Views: 281
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ICHCA strengthens ISP panel

July 18 - July 18 - ICHCA International has appointed Jan Boermans of DP World and Bill Brassington of ETS Consulting as the new chair and deputy chair of its ISP technical panel.
Views: 335
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SOHAR looks to Singapore

July 17 - July 17 - SOHAR Port and Freezone has announced its intention to strengthen economic interests with global shipping powerhouse, Singapore.
Views: 403
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Ainscough buys a dozen

July 17 - July 17 - UK based crane hire company Ainscough Crane Hire has added a mixture of 12 new Liebherr LTM1060-3.1 and LTM1100-5.2 cranes to its fleet as part of its ongoing investment and growth strategy.
Views: 239
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Crane Worldwide expands presence

July 17 - July 17 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has begun further development in the EMEA region with new members of the team on board to assist with its forthcoming expansion plans.
Views: 326
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More for TIACA

July 16 - July 16 - The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Amar More, senior vice president of Kale Logistics Solutions, to its board in order to help support wider adoption of e-freight.
Views: 328
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TNT acquires Rent-A-Crane

July 16 - July 16 - TNT Crane & Rigging has purchased the assets of Oklahoma based Rent-A-Crane.
Views: 251
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Sarens rebrands in America

July 15 - July 15 - Sarens USA and Sarens Canada have become the official trade names under which the Sarens Group will market its services in North America, replacing the previous names of Rigging International and Canada Crane Services.
Views: 396
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Wind power growth stable

July 15 - July 15 - New analysis by the Worldwatch Institute shows that double-digit growth continued in the global wind energy market in 2013.
Views: 276
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Blue Water and DONG cooperate

July 14 - July 14 - DONG Energy has entered into an agreement with Blue Water Shipping to expand the two companies' existing lease agreement in the Port of Esbjerg.
Views: 260
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ISS appoints Schlaepfer

July 14 - July 14 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Henrique Schlaepfer as its new managing director in Brazil.
Views: 364
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UTC promotes Knezevic

July 11 - July 11 - UTC Overseas has appointed Mirko Knezevic to the newly created position of global chief operating officer.
Views: 274
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New semi-sub for Coscol

July 11 - July 11 - Coscol (HK) Investment and Development Co. has signed a contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International Co. for the construction of a new 90,000 dwt semi-submersible vessel.
Views: 373
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Gebr

July 10 - July 10 - Gebr
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Total chooses GAC

July 8 - July 8 - Total E&P has appointed GAC South Africa to provide shipping and logistics support for its drilling project off the coast of South Africa, which began in June.
Views: 313
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Nicaragua Canal route unveiled

July 8 - July 8 - The Nicaraguan government and the company behind plans to build the proposed canal to link the Pacific and Atlantic, Hong Kong Nicaragua Development (HKND) Investment Co., have settled on a route.
Views: 248
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ThyssenKrupp steels the show

July 7 - July 7 - ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe has begun the modernisation of its Duisburg-Bruckhausen steel plant.
Views: 312
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KVH acquires Videotel

July 4 - July 4 - KVH Industries has acquired Videotel, a market leader in the provision of maritime training services via video, animation, e-Learning computer-based training (CBT) and interactive distance learning courses.
Views: 192
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Damco appoints Knudsen

July 4 - July 4 - Global freight forwarder and logistics provider Damco has appointed Thomas Knudsen as regional head of its Asia business.
Views: 315
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Outlook for air cargo stabilises

July 4 - July 4 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo growth accelerated in May, with 4.7 percent growth compared to a year ago.
Views: 350
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Bahri-Vela merger approved

July 4 - July 4 - General cargo carrier National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has obtained the approval of its extraordinary general assembly to merge with the fleet and operations of Vela International Marine Limited.
Views: 332
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Terex gives boom a boost

July 3 - July 3 - Terex has officially unveiled its new Boom Booster kit for its CC 8800-1 crawler crane, which increases the crane's lifting capacity by up to 90 percent.
Views: 281
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Drewry: cost reductions are priority

July 3 - July 3 - As box carriers battle with the pressure of falling rates, Drewry Maritime Research's Q2 2014 Container Forecaster highlights that there is a widening gap between the positive financials of the few carriers focused on cutting costs and the rest o
Views: 319
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North American first for Hamburg

July 3 - July 3 - Canada's Port of Halifax has joined the Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) organisation as its first member from North America.
Views: 314
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Perfect foil for GAC Pindar

July 3 - July 3 - Marine and sport leisure logistics company GAC Pindar has been appointed the official logistics provider for the new Foiling Week event, which takes place ion Lake Garda, Italy from July 4-10.
Views: 291
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NCSG gets new investor

July 2 - July 2 - NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Corporation has signed an agreement that will allow Northwest Capital Appreciation (NCA) and TriWest Capital Partners (TriWest) to purchase a majority interest in the company.
Views: 269
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New officers at JAXPORT

July 1 - July 1 - The JAXPORT board of directors has elected a new chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary, all of whom will serve a one-year term from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.
Views: 219
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All aboard for the AAL

June 30 - June 30 - Austral Asia Line (AAL) has introduced a passenger service where travellers can experience life on board a cargo ship while enjoying the views of the Asia Pacific region.
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Latin growth for Hansa

June 30 - June 30 - HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Platetrade SA to support its Sao Paulo/Brazil office as part of the ongoing development of its agency network.
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TT Club warns on cyber-crime

June 27 - June 27 - TT Club's Mike Yarwood has warned that as invasive cyber-technology becomes more widely available, a greater risk to legitimate trade is emerging, exposing operators in the supply chain to economic and commercial damage.
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Capital projects and contracts - June 27th 2014

June 27 - Here is this week's round up of capital projects and contracts. Over the past few days we have seen Alstom reject a takeover from Siemens and Mitsubishi in favour of GE's USD17 billion bid, Technip securing projects on the Danish Continental Shelf, and Le
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Canaveral takes off

June 24 - June 24 - Port Canaveral has signed a 35-year agreement with Gulftainer USA to operate and further develop its container and multipurpose cargo terminal.
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Allseas seeks Afghan security

June 24 - June 24 - Allseas Global Logistics has established a new partnership with Pakistan's Raaziq International that will help to maintain two critical supply chain corridors into and out of Afghanistan as the country rebuilds after years of conflict.
Views: 350
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Administration for Northover Heavy

June 23 - June 23 - Begbies Traynor, the business rescue and recovery specialist, has been appointed as administrator of Liverpool-based Hunterstrong Engineering Limited, which traded as Northover Heavy Logistics.
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Panalpina appoints Breum

June 23 - June 23 - Panalpina has appointed Karsten Breum as its new chief human resources officer and member of the company's executive board.
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Speter and LSCT merger approved

June 19 - June 19 - The merging of Speter SpA and La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT), which is owned by Contship Italia Group, has been approved by both companies' boards of directors.
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Hansa appoints Neuendorff

June 19 - June 19 - Hansa Heavy Lift has appointed Steven Neuendorff as head of Americas, based at the company's regional headquarters in Houston.
Views: 363
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JAXPORT: harbour deepening progress

June 19 - June 19 - The pre-construction, engineering and design (PED) phase of the Jacksonville harbour deepening project has begun.
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TT Club calls for accident prevention

June 18 - June 18 - In a speech given to the Trans Middle East Conference in Qatar, Andrew Kemp, regional director of EMEA for the TT Club, called for operators to do more to minimise the causes of incidents resulting in bodily injury, cargo and property damage at
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Blue Water promotes Nielsen

June 18 - June 18 - Blue Water Shipping has appointed general manager of its branch offices in Odense and Lindoe, Soren Nielsen, as the new director of its general cargo division.
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China sinks P3 Network

June 17 - June 17 - The P3 Network - a global container shipping alliance planned by AP Moller-Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM - is officially dead in the water after the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said that it would rule out allowing the tie-up to go forward.
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ICS concerned by regulatory reform

June 16 - June 16 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - the principal global trade association for shipowners representing over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet - met in Limassol, Cyprus last week for its annual general meeting (AGM).
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Steady year for Liebherr

June 16 - June 16 - During 2013, Liebherr Group achieved a turnover of USD12.12 billion against what it described as a backdrop of moderate international progress.
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Seroka joins LA

June 12 - June 12 - Gene Seroka has been appointed as executive director of the Port of Los Angeles.
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Safety is first concern, says TT Club

June 12 - June 12 - Insurance and risk management services provider for the transport and logistics industry, the TT Club, has called for port operators and cargo handlers to do more to minimise preventable accidents that result in injury, cargo and property damage
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Clarksons extends Irish footprint

June 12 - June 12 - Clarkson Port Services (CPS) - the port and agency division of shipping services group Clarksons - has acquired Belfast based port agent Michael F. Ewings Shipping Ltd (MFE).
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Hamburg hails canal expansion

June 11 - June 11 - The Port of Hamburg has welcomed news that the Budgetary Committee of the German Federal Parliament has allocated EUR265 million for the widening of the eastern section of the Kiel Canal.
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Blue skies for Blue Water

June 11 - June 11 - Blue Water Shipping is still experiencing significant growth having opened ten new offices in 2013.
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German owners form shipping pool

June 11 - June 11 - BHS Pool Weser-Ems is a new joint venture founded by shipping companies Briese and Harren & Partner to create a shipping pool for heavy lift vessels.
Views: 387
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Nurminen appoints directors

June 10 - June 10 - Nurminen Logistics has appointed Harri Mustonen as sales director of its railway logistics business unit in Finland, and Maija Dietrich as the company's human resources director and member of the executive board.
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ARRC bags San Pablo

June 9 - June 9 - This month Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC) will be adding a new multipurpose vessel - San Pablo - to its fleet, as part of its fleet upgrade and service expansion programme.
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Crane Rental towers above

June 9 - June 9 - Crane Rental Corporation is to take delivery of a Terex Peiner SK-415 electric tower crane, which will be put to work immediately in Florida where two of the company's existing tower cranes are participating in a 12-month-long project.
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US west coast ports negotiate

June 9 - June 9 - With the current contract set to expire on June 30, the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union is negotiating a new contract with US West Coast ports.
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Capital projects and contracts - June 6th 2014

June 6 - Over the past seven days we have seen the International Energy Agency call for more than USD48 trillion of energy investment by 2035 to meet global demand; billions of dollars have been earmarked for infrastructure projects in Queensland and the Australia
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Hill Dickinson ups Asian game

June 6 - June 6 - Hill Dickinson has strengthened its presence in the Asian shipping market by announcing a series of new appointments to its Hong Kong and Singapore offices.
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Liverpool: ACL's UK call for new ships

June 5 - June 5 - Atlantic Container Line (ACL) has confirmed that the Port of Liverpool will remain as the UK port of call for its new five-strong fleet of the world's largest container/ro-ro ships (CONROs) after a review of potential schedules, market potential
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Mind your T & Cs says specialist insurer

June 3 - June 3 - ITIC, the specialist provider of professional indemnity insurance, has emphasised the need for marine surveyors and other shipping and transport intermediaries to include their terms and conditions in all their business dealings in order to prote
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Safmarine MPV enhances West African service

May 27 - May 27 - Safmarine MPV has enhanced its Europe-West Africa service with the launch of ENERGY, a new dedicated shipping service that will provide the oil and gas industry with routes into West Africa.
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GAC partners with OMA to move giant barge

May 26 - May 26 - GAC and its local partner OMA Ivory Coast have project managed the movement of a massive installation barge from Escravos to Abidjan.
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Bonnie rocks on with ASCO

May 26 - May 26 - ASCO Group has continued its push into the Australian market after reaching agreement to become the majority shareholder in Bonnie Rock Transport - a specialist provider of oil and gas logistics support.
Views: 443
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Allianz appoints Khanna

May 23 - May 23 - Allianz Group's specialist corporate insurer, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Captain Rahul Khanna as global head of marine risk consulting, effective July 1, 2014.
Views: 253
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Sad Song for Cargolux

May 23 - May 23 - Cargolux Airlines International and Robert Song have mutually agreed to terminate his role as senior vice president, head of Asia & Pacific with immediate effect.
Views: 273
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Carriers must embrace change, says Coyne

May 23 - May 23 - Larry Coyne, ceo of Coyne Airways, told delegates at the 10th annual meeting of the Air Cargo Club (ACC) that carriers must embrace change in order to survive in a new airfreight landscape defined by emerging global brands, modal shift and growin
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Capital projects and contracts - May 23rd 2014

May 23 - This week we have seen Technip win a giant USD6.14 billion EPC deal for a LNG facility in Russia, a consortium including RWE Dea and Petrofac securing a USD976 million contact to build a gas processing plant in the Algerian Sahara, and Europe's largest bl
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Kempkens joins TT Club

May 22 - May 22 - The TT Club has appointed Robert Kempkens as claims director, taking over from Phil Nichols who has retired after six years in the role.
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ISS appoints Phelps

May 22 - May 22 - Inchcape Shipping Service (ISS) has appointed Matthew Phelps