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Business News from October 2016

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United Nations sets sulphur emission rules

October 28 - The United Nations has established global regulations to limit the amount of sulphur emissions from vessels and said they would come into force from January 1, 2020.
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Parrott flies to top at Metro Ports

October 28 - October 28 - Metro Ports has appointed David Parrott as its new director of operations for the US Gulf and East Coast.
Views: 358
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IAG Cargo adds London-New Orleans route

October 27 - October 27 - Scheduled to commence in March 2017, IAG Cargo is adding a direct route between its hub at London Heathrow airport and New Orleans International airport.
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Basra Gateway expansion moves forward

October 27 - October 27 - International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has officially opened the first phase of its greenfield terminal development at the Basra Gateway Terminal in Umm Qasr, Iraq.
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C.H. Robinson sees profits fall

October 27 - October 27 - Earlier this week, large US logistics company CH Robinson said higher haulage costs and Hanjin'sbankruptcy were partly responsible for the fall in revenues and profits it recorded for third quarter.
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Agility invests in Africa

October 26 - October 26 - Agility has opened a distribution park near Ghana's Tema Port - the first in a network of logistics facilities it intends to build across Africa.
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Panalpina posts 'stable' figures

October 25 - October 25 - In the first nine months of 2016, Panalpina recorded a slight increase in EBIT and consolidated profit, when adjusted for a second-quarter restructuring provision of CHF26 million (USD26.1 million).
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German shortsea shipping merger formed

October 25 - October 25 - Leer based Hartmann Group and Papenburg headquartered Schulte & Bruns have agreed to expand their cooperation in shortsea shipping activities, with both parties taking a 50 percent share in Schulte & Bruns Chartering.
Views: 237
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Wind work starts at Great Yarmouth

October 21 - October 21 - Construction works to enhance port infrastructure for several offshore wind projects have begun at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth in the UK.
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GAC shuffles American management

October 21 - October 21 - GAC North America - Logistics has appointed Paul Fardy as managing director to succeed Claus Schensema, who has been named director, general freight.
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Shipping costs continue to decline

October 20 - October 20 - Accountant and shipping consultant Moore Stephens says total annual operating costs in the shipping industry fell by an average of 2.4 percent year-on-year in 2015.
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Strong start for SCPA

October 20 - October 20 - South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) reported year-on-year non-containerised cargo growth during the first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year.
Views: 226
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Aqualis Offshore awarded survey contracts

October 20 - October 20 - Aqualis Offshore has been awarded contracts to provide marine warranty services to three different floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) projects in Brazil.
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Grieg Star joins forces with Gearbulk

October 19 - October 19 - Grieg Star and Gearbulk have confirmed that they intend to enter into a joint venture to combine the companies' resources and expertise, as well as their combined fleet of open hatch, semi open hatch and conventional bulk vessels.
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Mustonen named NR Rail head

October 18 - October 18 - Harri Mustonen has been appointed managing director of NR Rail - the newly created company jointly owned by Finland's Nurminen Logistics and Russia based Rustranscom.
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Wasel makes ADDrive debut

October 17 - October 17 - German heavy haulage provider Wasel has transported a 290-tonne transformer from Bad Honnef to Ibbenbüren using a 14-axle Goldhofer trailer equipped with its new heavy-duty drive unit, the ADDrive.
Views: 453
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Bannerman up at Cargolux

October 17 - October 17 - Cargolux has appointed Christoph Michael Bannerman as it new vice president, corporate development and strategy.
Views: 357
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Nine Boeing 767 conversions for Atlas Air

October 13 - October 13 - Boeing and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have announced an order to convert nine 767 passenger aircraft into Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF). Four of the orders were previously announced at the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attr
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Moody's warns on German lenders

October 13 - October 13 - In a report issued this week, Moody's Investors Service said that German ship lenders are facing increasing risks from the prolonged global shipping industry crisis, with their exposure to the industry remaining significantly higher than that
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ARC gets patriotic

October 13 - October 13 - American Roll-on Roll-off Carrier (ARC) has christened its US-flag ro-ro vessel, Patriot.
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Blue Water names IT head

October 12 - October 12 - Blue Water Shipping has appointed Peter Matthiesen as its new chief information officer (cio).
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BOCS makes Bilbao home

October 12 - October 12 - According to Uniport Bilbao, German shipowner BOCS (Bremen Overseas Chartering and Shipping) has made Bilbao its home port for Spanish operations.
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US clears Konecranes-Terex deal

October 11 - October 11 - Konecranes has received clearance from the committee on foreign investment in the USA for its pending acquisition of Terex's material handling and port solutions (MHPS) business.
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ACS gets new investors

October 11 - October 11 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has welcomed its first external investors after Alcuin Capital Partners purchased a minority stake in the UK air charter broker.
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Port NOLA strengthens Cuban ties

October 11 - October 11 - The Port of New Orleans has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cuba, which pledges to expand trade and commerce opportunities between Louisiana and the Caribbean nation.
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Williams Shipping aims high

October 10 - October 10 - Williams Shipping, an expanding marine and logistics firm based in Southampton, UK, has boosted its cargo handling capabilities with the investment in a powerful reach stacker and the development of a new one-acre cargo handling yard for its
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TPI Megaline loads Octopus

October 10 - October 10 - Korean heavy lift shipping company TPI Megaline has selected ABB's predictive Octopus marine software to ensure safe and efficient operations on one of its vessels.
Views: 391
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ABC ups Boeing fleet

October 10 - October 10 - Volga-Dnepr Group has taken delivery of its latest Boeing 747-8 freighter, which will be employed in the fleet of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).
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Nielsen joins Cargolux

October 7 - October 7 - Cargolux Airlines International has appointed Chris Nielsen as its vice president, sales.
Views: 286
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Drewry releases latest multipurpose report

October 7 - October 7 - According to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report published by Drewry, "the last three months have been some of the worst the multipurpose and project carrier sector has endured in living memory".
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Two up at Terex

October 6 - October 6 - Terex Cranes has appointed Frank Schröder as director of product management, all terrain cranes, and Suresh Natarajan as director of product management, rough terrain cranes.
Views: 318
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Longview claims ship-to-rail first

October 6 - October 6 - The Port of Longview claims to be the first port in the USA to have discharged wind turbine blades directly from a vessel onto rail cars.
Views: 359
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Seaonus makes New Orleans appointments

October 6 - October 6 - Seaonus has named Bill Burns as director of business development and customer service and Joseph Lala as operations manager at its New Orleans location.
Views: 187
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ABB and Fluor ink power partnership

October 4 - October 4 - ABB and Fluor have formed a global strategic partnership for the execution of large turnkey engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects for electrical substations.
Views: 268
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Coalition pushes for further Ex-Im bank action

October 3 - October 3 - Despite the fact that reauthorisation of the US Export Import Bank (Ex-Im) finally passed both houses of Congress with strong majorities last year, the ability of the American credit finance agency to regain full operational efficiency remains
Views: 285

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