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Business News from July 2015

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Volatile claims shake shipping industry

July 31 - July 31 - The shipping industry faces a particularly challenging time punctuated by unpredictable markets and continuing marine claims volatility.
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Boa names new US president

July 31 - July 31 - Norway headquartered Boa Barges has appointed Mark van Meel as the company's president at its Houston, Texas based subsidiary Boa Barges LLC.
Views: 506
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BBC opens in Vietnam

July 31 - July 31 - BBC Chartering will inaugurate a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on August 1, 2015, to serve the country's burgeoning demand for project cargo, breakbulk and general cargo transportation.
Views: 444
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Hapag-Lloyd names new CCO

July 31 - July 31 - Hamburg headquartered shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has appointed Thorsten Haeser as its new chief commercial officer (CCO), and elected him as a new executive board member.
Views: 359
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Managerial shuffle at Long Beach

July 30 - July 30 - Lori Ann Farrell Harrison has been appointed as president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Views: 287
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'Game on' for Red Box duo

July 28 - July 28 - ZPMC-Red Box Energy Services has confirmed that its 50,000 dwt semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Red Zed II has departed the CIMC Yantai Raffles Shipyard for Batam, Indonesia, where it will load the first modules for the Yamal LNG project.
Views: 695
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Klein named Rotterdam rep

July 28 - July 28 - Roland Klein has been appointed representative of the Port of Rotterdam Authority in the German regions of Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and southern Hessen.
Views: 380
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Cargolux, OGBL make breakthrough

July 28 - July 28 - Cargolux Airlines and Luxembourg's OGBL union have reached an agreement on the main points of a new collective work agreement, effective October 2015 and covering three years.
Views: 273
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DSM stamps out trademark infringements

July 24 - July 24 - DSM Dyneema has stepped up legal action against online marketplaces by more aggressively enforcing the removal of advertisements in which the Dyneema trademark is used without permission.
Views: 371
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Davies Turner names senior managers

July 23 - July 23 - Leading UK independent freight and logistics company, Davies Turner, has announced four senior management appointments within its two main trading subsidiaries.
Views: 444
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Cargolux names Holt

July 22 - July 22 - Cargolux has appointed Jason Christopher Holt as the airline's new executive vice president of flight operations.
Views: 237
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Pan Ocean seeks court reprieve

July 22 - July 22 - South Korean shipping line Pan Ocean has applied to exit its court ordered rehabilitation plan, while appointing new chief executive officers to lead the organisation.
Views: 393
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Finn Heavy gains ex-Nurminen director

July 21 - July 21 - Finn Heavy Project has appointed previous project logistics director at Nurminen Logistics, Pasi Kuusijärvi, as its new managing director.
Views: 265
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ABC appoints Biwer

July 21 - July 21 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has named Georges Biwer as vice president, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Views: 425
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GAC UK adds Kenney

July 17 - July 17 - GAC UK has expanded its capability in the heavy lift and project forwarding sector with the appointment of Martin Kenney as its chartering and project manager.
Views: 471
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Crowley promotes Brown

July 16 - July 16 - Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed current director of business solutions, Brad Brown, as its new vice president of information technology.
Views: 304
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PCN duo shine in solar project

July 16 - July 16 - Members of the Project Cargo Network (PCN), Grand Arabia Forwarding and Fortune International Transport, have been awarded a logistics contract for the Shamsuna PV solar project in Aqaba, Jordan.
Views: 547
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Palfinger adds crane model

July 16 - July 16 - Manufacturer of truck-loading cranes, Palfinger, has launched a new generation of heavy-duty crane in the form of the PK 165.002 TEC 7.
Views: 370
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Optara project draws to a close

July 15 - July 15 - ALE and Aertssen have completed their work for the Optara project at Total's Antwerp refinery, which involved the transportation of modules from Spain to Belgium and the installation of main units for Tecnidas Reunidas.
Views: 471
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Losh joins Talbert

July 14 - July 14 - Talbert Manufacturing has appointed Derek Losh as its new Great Lakes area sales manager.
Views: 482
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Wind of change for BNSF

July 14 - July 14 - BNSF Logistics has acquired rail logistics provider Transportation Technology Services (TTS), which focuses on the transport of components for the wind energy industry.
Views: 322
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Record EU transport investment endorsed

July 14 - July 14 - The European Commission's EUR13.1 billion (USD14.4 billion) investment plan for the transport sector has taken a step forward, after EU member states approved the list of projects to receive funding under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
Views: 411
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Stena agrees new Rotterdam berth

July 14 - July 14 - Stena Line and the Port of Rotterdam have agreed to collaboratively build a second berth at the company's Europoort terminal, as part of a EUR27 million (USD29.7 million) investment.
Views: 317
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ABP in ownership shuffle

July 13 - July 13 - GS Infrastructure Partners (GSIP) and Infracapital have sold their combined 33.3 percent stake in Associated British Ports (ABP) to Anchorage Ports - a consortium comprising Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Hermes Infrastructure.
Views: 525
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Seattle, Tacoma hail transport investment

July 13 - July 13 - The ports of Seattle and Tacoma have welcomed the passing of a USD16.2 billion transportation investment package that aims to speed the movement of cargo through Washington state's ports and freight corridors.
Views: 325
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Trojan extends at Aberdeen

July 13 - Trojan Crates has invested GBP1 million (USD1.55 million) in new premises close to Aberdeen airport, Scotland, which feature state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment.
Views: 641
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Australian shipping partnership opposed

July 10 - July 10 - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opposed the proposed acquisition by Sea Swift of Toll Marine Logistics' business in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland.
Views: 384
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Tight squeeze for Crane Rental

July 10 - July 10 - Following its recent acquisition, Crane Rental Corporation and new owner, Maxim Crane Works, have got to work on an impressive job to move a 136-tonne bullet tank in the northeast USA.
Views: 665
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PD Ports acquires Groveport

July 10 - July 10 - PD Ports has expanded its presence on the Humber estuary by acquiring Groveport - a privately owned inland port complex on the UK's River Trent - writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 396
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Roll up at Skuld

July 10 - July 10 - Marine insurance provider Skuld has appointed Ove Kristian Roll to head up its office in Bergen, Norway.
Views: 380
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Rosyth-Zeebrugge freight route kept alive

July 9 - July 9 - DFDS Seaways and Forth Ports are to invest over EUR6 million (USD6.6 million) in the future of the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ro-ro freight route, following a meeting with Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.
Views: 389
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Blue Water makes new terminal investment

July 6 - July 6 - Blue Water Shipping is investing EUR16 million (USD17.6 million) in a new 12,300 sq m cargo terminal near to Taulov in Fredericia, Denmark.
Views: 383
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More ships for Grimaldi

July 3 - July 3 - As part of the expansion and modernisation programme of its owned fleet, the Grimaldi Group has recently signed an agreement for the construction of eight new PCTCs (Pure Car Truck Carriers), for a total investment of USD 465 million, writes Isab
Views: 354
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M&M Crane Hire updates cranes

July 3 - July 3 - M&M Mobile Crane Hire has replaced its two Terex City cranes with two Terex AC 40/2L all-terrain cranes as part of an on-going investment programme, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 289
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Agility names ceo for South Asia

July 2 - July 2- Agility has appointed Detlev Janik as ceo for its South Asia area, a role within which Janik will be responsible for leading the company's Integrated Logistics business in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Views: 376
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Congress allows Ex-Im Bank to expire

July 2 - July 2 - The US Export-Import Bank's (Ex-Im Bank) charter has expired, after members of Congress failed to reauthorise the 81-year-old bank by July 1.
Views: 360
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Aqualis heads to South Korea

July 2 - July 2 - In response to increased demand for Aqualis Offshore's services, the offshore marine and engineering company is to open an office in Busan, South Korea. Mr Gang-Yeoung Jeong is to be appointed general manager, writes Isabel Freedman.
Views: 401
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Abis celebrates Esbjerg christening

July 1 - July 1 - The Netherlands headquartered shipping line Abis Shipping recently celebrated the christening of its latest newbuild, Abis Esbjerg, at a ceremony in Harlingen.
Views: 512
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Super duo for Weldex

July 1 - July 1 - UK crawler crane hire company Weldex has taken delivery of the first of two new Terex Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler cranes.
Views: 423

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