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Business News from December 2017

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Metruck joins Port of Seattle

December 29 - December 29 - The Port of Seattle, USA, has appointed retired US Coast Guard (USCG) rear admiral, Stephen P. Metruck, as its executive director.
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Freja acquires Transcargo

December 27 - December 27 - Freja Transport & Logistics has signed an agreement for the acquisition of transport company Transcargo.
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Last-minute moves for JSL Global

December 27 - December 27 - Qatar-based JSL Global has coordinated the delivery of four disassembled gantry cranes from Hamad Port to Essen, Germany.
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Hutchison takes TMA stake

December 22 - December 22 - Hutchison Ports has acquired a 50 percent shareholding in TMA Logistics.
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Schacht departs Europatrans

December 20 - December 20 - Europatrans, part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has appointed Michael Plewa as managing director, succeeding Andreas Schacht with immediate effect.
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CSX chief executive passes away

December 20 - December 20 - E. Hunter Harrison, railway industry veteran and president and ceo of CSX, died on Saturday December 16 in Florida, following unexpectedly severe complications from a recent illness.
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Ex-Im Bank on course for full lending

December 20 - December 20 - The US Senate Banking Committee has rejected President Trump's nominee to head the US Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
Views: 373
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ACS gets an Indian takeaway

December 19 - December 19 - The Indian operation of Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to new premises in Mumbai, in order to fulfil the company's growth plans in the region.
Views: 414
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Damen and Concordia team up

December 19 - December 19 - Damen Shipyards Group and Concordia Group have signed a joint venture agreement to cooperate in the construction and trade of inland waterway vessels.
Views: 527
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Mayfair sells stake in DNV GL

December 18 - December 18 - Norway's Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas has assumed full ownership of quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL, following the acquisition of Germany-based Mayfair's remaining shares in the company.
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EIC adds to board

December 18 - December 18 - The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed Louise Ledgard and Duncan Reed to its board of directors.
Views: 423
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LaRue to step down at Corpus Christi

December 18 - December 18 - The Port of Corpus Christi's executive director, John LaRue, will step down from his duties on January 1, 2018 and officially retire from the port in June 2019.
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Thorco expands in Europe

December 18 - December 18 - Thorco Projects has opened offices in Italy and France, to enhance its global network and the company's commercial presence in the regional markets.
Views: 611
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Ranger names Jongen

December 18 - December 18 - Australia-based lifting, rigging and safety equipment supplier, Ranger, has appointed Ian Jongen as state manager Victoria.
Views: 375
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Ziegler appointed at GAC

December 15 - December 15 - Patrik Ziegler has been appointed managing director of GAC North America - logistics (GNAL).
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Ghent and Zeeland set to merge

December 15 - December 15 - January 1, 2018 will see the commencement of North Sea Port, the entity that has been created by the merger between the port authorities of Zeeland Seaports in the Netherlands and the Port of Ghent in Belgium.
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NorSea invests in ro-ro facility

December 15 - December 15 - NorSea Group will invest NOK60 million (USD7.2 million) in the construction of a ro-ro facility at its Polarbase supply base, Norway.
Views: 505
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Aldubaikhi named Bahri boss

December 14 - Dececmber 14 - Saudi Arabia's transportation and logistics company, Bahri, has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as ceo, effective January 1, 2018.
Views: 712
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Strogen named at Vancouver

December 13 - December 13 - The Port of Vancouver USA has appointed Alex Strogen as chief commercial officer.
Views: 483
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LOC wins Tengiz contract

December 11 - December 11 - International marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group, has been appointed to provide marine warranty services (MWS) for Tengizchevroil's future growth project-wellhead pressure management project.
Views: 754
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Logistec inks TRPA deal

December 8 - December 8 - Logistec Stevedoring has entered into an agreement with the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA) in Québec, Canada, for the leasing and operation of its general cargo terminal.
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MACS parent acquires Hugo Stinnes

December 8 - December 8 - Vineta, the holding company of Hamburg-based multipurpose shipping line MACS, has acquired 100 percent of the shares of Rostock-based Hugo Stinnes Schiffahrt.
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LOC expands in Egypt

December 7 - December 7 - Global marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has opened an office in Cairo, Egypt to increase the company's presence across North Africa and the Middle East.
Views: 773
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LASO invests with Actros 


December 7 - December 7 - Portugal-headquartered LASO Transportes has invested EUR5 million (USD5.8 million) in its specialised equipment fleet in 2017, including the purchase of six Mercedes Actros units. 

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Keen Transport sold

December 7 - December 7 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA (WWL ASA) has signed an agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares in USA-based Keen Transport.
Views: 781
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Able digs deep to upgrade Seaton Port

December 7 - December 7 - The Able Group has completed a GBP6 million (USD8 million) project to upgrade its Able Seaton Port (ASP) facility in Teesside, North East England.
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Overcapacity lingers in shipping outlook

December 6 - December 6 - The outlook for global shipping in 2018 remains negative, as lingering overcapacity continues to restrict material improvement in market fundamentals, says Fitch Ratings.
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Straightpoint names Milne

December 6 - December 6 - Straightpoint has appointed Kyle Milne as technical sales engineer, based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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BIMCO and FONASBA launch agency agreement

December 6 - December 6 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) and FONASBA, the worldwide organisation representing shipbrokers and ship agents, have launched a general agency agreement for port agents, shipowners and ship operators contracting port a
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Belgium granted maritime tax extension

December 6 - December 6 - Belgium has received approval from the European Commission (EC) to prolong its existing tax measures for maritime transport until the end of 2022.
Views: 612
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QuattroR completes Fagioli investment

December 5 - December 5 - QuattroR, the private equity fund that invests in mid-sized and large Italian companies, has completed its initial investment in Fagioli.
Views: 707
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ABS lights a fire under its digital strategy

December 5 - December 5 - Classification and technical services provider, ABS, has appointed Howard Fireman, previously the organisation's chief technology officer, as chief digital officer.
Views: 361
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Corbett named at Sims Crane

December 1 - December 1 - Crane and equipment provider, Sims Crane, has appointed Craig Corbett as a sales representative in Orlando, USA.
Views: 550
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Maersk gets the green light

December 1 - December 1 - Maersk Line has obtained the final regulatory approval for the acquisition of German shipping line Hamburg Süd.
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