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Business News from August 2014

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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.
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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).
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: 551
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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: 664
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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.
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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: 455
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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.
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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: 741
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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.
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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.
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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: 648
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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.
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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: 557
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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: 501
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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).
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