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Business News from January 2018

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Air cargo growth remains strong

January 31 - The International Air Transport Association's (IATA) full-year 2017 data for global airfreight markets showed that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK), grew by 9 percent.
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Rotterdam to host Project Cargo Summit

January 29 - The Netherlands is set to host a brand new event for the heavy lift and project forwarding sector in the shape of the Project Cargo Summit 2018, which is set to be held in Rotterdam from April 24-25 2018.
Views: 578
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Almajdouie expands presence

January 26 - Almajdouie Logistics has signed an agreement with Sinotrans, outlining expansion plans for its joint venture partnerships in the Middle East.
Views: 790
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Canaveral eyes heavy lift dock

January 26 - Canaveral Port Authority has approved the construction of a multipurpose berth, located on the port's north side.
Views: 715
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Strong growth for ABC

January 26 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has reported a 13 percent upsurge in total cargo carried in 2017, delivering more than 700,000 tonnes throughout its international network.
Views: 762
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Jaxport names Wong

January 25 - The Port of Jacksonville (Jaxport) has appointed Frederick P. Wong Jr. as chief operating officer.
Views: 712
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Markets emerge stronger in 2018

January 24 - Growth prospects for emerging markets appear brighter than they have for years, according to the latest Emerging Market Logistics Index by Agility.
Views: 1395
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Müller steps up at Dachser

January 23 - Jochen Müller has assumed the position of chief operations officer (coo) of air and sea logistics at Dachser, replacing Thomas Reuter.
Views: 740
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OOCL completes series

January 22 - OOCL has taken delivery of the sixth and final vessel in its series of 21,413 teu containerships.
Views: 696
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Thomas Miller acquires Brookes Bell

January 22 - UK-based insurance provider Thomas Miller has acquired marine consultancy Brookes Bell for an undisclosed amount.
Views: 667
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Superior scoops project freight award

January 22 - Superior Freight Services UK has been presented with the project forwarding award at the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) 2017 Freight Service Awards.
Views: 610
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Manitowoc names Mi-Jack

January 19 - Manitowoc Cranes has appointed Mi-Jack Canada as a dealer of Manitowoc and Grove cranes in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Views: 728
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Mammoet strengthens in Spain

January 19 - Mammoet has entered into partnerships with Spanish heavy transport specialists Arbegui and Transmodal, with the aim of strengthening its presence in the Spanish market.
Views: 815
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BDP adds Kenyan locations

January 18 - Global logistics and transportation solutions provider BDP International has opened offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya.
Views: 992
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ONE gets the green light

January 18 - The joint venture of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha ("K" Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) - Ocean Network Express (ONE) - has received all the necessary merger approvals from local competition authorities.
Views: 494
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G2 Ocean names Wallem

January 18 - Wallem Ship Agency has been appointed to provide ship agency services to all of G2 Ocean's vessels calling at Southeast Asian ports.
Views: 879
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Mammoet secures contract

January 18 - Mammoet has been awarded a contract to provide heavy lifting and transport solutions for the Dangote Oil Refinery in Lagos, Nigeria.
Views: 662
Maersk and IBM launch blockchain JV thumbnail image

Maersk and IBM launch blockchain JV

January 17 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk has announced a joint venture with technology giant IBM, with the intention of using blockchain technology to deliver a more efficient and secure method of trading.
Views: 1112
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DB Schenker wins Shell contract

January 16 - DB Schenker has been awarded a five-year contract to provide international freight forwarding and Customs clearance services to Shell Australia.
Views: 810
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Falcon and Tiger form hybrid

January 16 - Falcon Maritime India, a subsidiary of New York-based Falcon Maritime and Aviation, has merged its operations with Tiger Logistics India.
Views: 899
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End of the road for Carillion

January 16 - The UK's second-largest construction company is to go into liquidation, following the failure of last-minute rescue talks between UK government representatives and the firm's lenders.
Views: 503
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EIC names Saville

January 15 - The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has appointed Hugh Saville as the chairman of its board of directors.
Views: 335
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Container market remains competitive

January 15 - As the container market remains competitive, global shipping consultancy Drewry says there is potential for more merger and acquisition (M&A) activity.
Views: 510
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Crane Worldwide opens in Dammam

January 15 - Crane Worldwide Logistics has expanded its presence in the Middle East with the opening of an office in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Views: 797
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Malin Integrated Solutions launches

January 12 - Scotland's Malin Group has formed a joint venture with Marint (Offshore Services) and Dixon Marine Consulting (DMC).
Views: 1198
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Air cargo growth remained strong in November

January 10 - Revealing its latest statistics, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said that air cargo demand measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) remained strong in November 2017 with 8.8 per cent growth compared to the year-earlier p
Views: 598
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Snoeck named at Broekman

January 10 - Broekman Logistics has appointed Frenk Snoeck as general manager Broekman Project Services.
Views: 850
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Atlas adds to team

January 9 - Atlas Air has appointed Richard Broekman as senior vice president global sales and commercial development, and named Alvin Tay vice president sales and marketing for the Asia-Pacific region.
Views: 605
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Tegeler in at Buss Group

January 9 - The Hamburg-based Buss Group has appointed Carsten Tegeler as chief financial officer (cfo). He will also manage the group with Dr Johann Killinger.
Views: 740
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DFDS completes Alphatrans deal

January 5 - DFDS has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares of the Dutch Alphatrans Group, following the approval by the German competition authority.
Views: 627
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Lefeber steps up at Everett

January 5 - Lisa Lefeber has been selected as acting ceo of the Port of Everett during the absence of Les Reardanz, who is being deployed to Afghanistan, effective February 2018.
Views: 522
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Coalition urges US port investment

January 5 - Letters have been sent by the Coalition for More Efficient Ports to President Donald Trump and senior politicians calling for greater investment in port infrastructure, as part of the much publicised US infrastructure investment plan first ann
Views: 715
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Yang Kee completes Fliway acquisition

January 4 - Yang Kee Logistics has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the shares in New Zealand's Fliway Group for SGD52.1 million (USD39.2 million).
Views: 583
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BDP opens Copenhagen office

January 4 - BDP Logistics has established a new location at Copenhagen, catering to clients based in Denmark and southern Sweden.
Views: 826

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