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Business News from November 2018

Crowley integrates liner division thumbnail image

Crowley integrates liner division

November 30 - Crowley Maritime Corporation will complete the merger of its liner services group into Crowley Logistics on January 1, 2019.
Views: 3106
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Verdicts announced in fraud trial

November 28 - On November 27, verdicts were announced at the UK's Southwark Crown Court regarding logistics activities relating to ConocoPhillips' Jasmine North Sea oil exploration project.
Views: 3565
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Franklin Offshore ties up with Lankhorst Ropes

November 28 - Franklin Offshore International and Lankhorst Ropes (part of WireCo WorldGroup) will collaborate to develop the market for fibre rope slings for heavy lift offshore projects in Southeast Asia.
Views: 3025
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EC approves German bank sale

November 27 - The European Commission (EC) has approved the privatisation of German state-owned HSH Nordbank to a consortium of private equity funds led by J.C. Flowers and Cerberus.
Views: 2758
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Röhlig restructures executive board

November 26 - Philip W. Herwig, managing partner and chief sales officer at Röhlig Logistics, has been elected as chairman of the company’s executive board.
Views: 2614
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Cosco orders pulp carriers

November 26 - Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers has ordered five 62,000 dwt multipurpose vessels, plus four options, which will be built at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) in China.
Views: 2890
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Lim secures second term as head of IMO

November 23 - The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council has agreed to renew the appointment of Kitack Lim as secretary general of the organisation for a second four-year term.
Views: 2707
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Crawler crane market set for growth

November 23 - Shipments of crawler cranes are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 4 percent according to a new research report by Global Market Insights (GMI).
Views: 2887
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CEVA expands managerial team

November 22 - CEVA Logistics has appointed Milton Tadeau Pimenta as managing director for Australia and New Zealand, effective January 2019.
Views: 2940
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Visser steps up at Buss Eemshaven

November 22 - Buss Terminal Eemshaven in the Netherlands has appointed Reindert-Jan Visser as managing director, joining Martin van den Heuvel.
Views: 2768
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ODS plans Dundee opening

November 22 - Following its establishment by a team of oil and gas professionals in 2017, Offshore Decommissioning Services (ODS) is set to open its UK headquarters in Dundee in early 2019.
Views: 2671
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Heavy-duty transport emissions set to decline

November 21 - Reaching net-zero carbon emissions for heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century – 2050 in developed countries and 2060 in developing countries - according to the Energy Transitions Commission.
Views: 3225
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Orion launched in China

November 21 - DEME’s offshore installation vessel, Orion, has been launched at the Cosco Qidong shipyard in China.
Views: 3199
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ALE partners with Dundee and OM Heavy Lift

November 21 - ALE has entered an agreement with the port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift, a subsidiary of OilMac, to provide port services for the renewable energy sector.
Views: 3340
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Fednav inks additional Optimarin order

November 21 - Optimarin has signed a contract to supply Canada-based shipping line Fednav with seven of its US Coast Guard (USCG) approved ballast water treatment systems.
Views: 2686
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Companies prepare for Brexit

November 20 - While Germany's Cuxhaven Port Association plans to intensify its preparations for the UK's exit from the European Union (EU) next year, industrial relocation logistics company Modpack Group is optimistic about the opportunities Brexit will bring.
Views: 3511
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Lucina heads for auction

November 20 - Eggar Forrester is auctioning off the multipurpose vessel Lucina in Amsterdam on December 14, on behalf of mortgagees Caterpillar Financial Services.
Views: 2827
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Conbit knuckles down with boom crane

November 20 - Conbit, a subsidiary of transport engineering company ALE, has acquired a telescopic knuckle boom crane designed for offshore lifting – the CK050F.
Views: 2890
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Ulber set to leave Panalpina

November 20 - Peter Ulber will not stand for re-election as chairman of the board of Panalpina at the company’s next annual general meeting on May 9, 2019. 
Views: 2672
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Stolberg hires new representation

November 20 - Reports in the German media indicate that Niels Stolberg, former chief executive of Beluga Shipping, has hired a new lawyer in an attempt to avoid his 42-month prison sentence.
Views: 2811
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Mammoet adds Hamburg office

November 19 - Mammoet Germany intends to open a branch office in Hamburg on December 13, 2018.
Views: 2989
ALE expands jacking capacity in Europe thumbnail image

ALE expands jacking capacity in Europe

November 19 - ALE is expanding its fleet of jacking solutions with the delivery of a multi-point Mega Jack 300 system to its UK branch, bringing the total number of towers in the company’s global fleet to over 20.
Views: 3024
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Everett adopts 2019 budget

November 16 - The port of Everett has adopted its operating budget for 2019, earmarking USD58.7 million for new capital investment.
Views: 2730
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Entries open for 2019 ESTA awards

November 16 - Entries are now being accepted for the European crane and heavy transport industry’s 2019 ESTA Awards.
Views: 2837
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Sarens opens Russian depot

November 15 - In order to support the regional oil and gas sector, Sarens has opened a crane depot in Tyumen, Russia.
Views: 3329
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Can the market sustain USD100 oil?

November 15 - With oil prices hovering around USD80 per barrel, industry analyst McKinsey suggests that a combination of factors could tighten oil markets further and propel the commodity past USD100.
Views: 2798
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NYK confirms NCA fleet reduction

November 14 - NYK Group, the parent company of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), has confirmed that the airline will scale down the size of its freighter fleet to only one variation of Boeing 747.
Views: 2976
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Sarens set for Mozambique branch

November 14 - Heavy lift and engineered transport provider, Sarens, is set to open a branch and depot in Mozambique.
Views: 3332
BIMCO develops bunker clauses ahead of Sulphur 2020 thumbnail image

BIMCO develops bunker clauses ahead of Sulphur 2020

November 13 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) has developed two bunker clauses to support the implementation of International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur 2020 regulations, which come into force on January 1, 2020. 
Views: 3350
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Fesco wins Rooppur nuclear contract

November 12 - Atomstroyexport has contracted Fesco Transportation Group to deliver equipment for the construction of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.
Views: 3717
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First Boskalis vessels to be scrapped

November 9 - In its third quarter results, Royal Boskalis Westminster confirmed that the first of its 11 “heavily loss-making” heavy transport vessels will be scrapped in the fourth quarter.
Views: 3300
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Positive outlook for Entrec

November 8 - In announcing its third quarter financial results, specialised transportation and crane services provider Entrec has outlined its strategy and outlook for 2019.
Views: 3411
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Hiab completes Effer acquisition

November 8 - Hiab, has acquired knuckle-boom crane manufacturer Effer from CTE Group for an enterprise value of EUR50 million (USD57.1 million).
Views: 3337
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Ominous future for the oil and gas industry

November 8 - Major oil and gas producing economies will need to diversify and demonstrate a renewed commitment to reform, if they are to cope with the changing dynamics of global energy.
Views: 2881
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Somers steps down from Geodis

November 7 - Philippe Somers has stepped down from his role as senior vice president of Industrial Projects at Geodis, as the company reorganises its project logistics and oil and gas activities.
Views: 4569
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Virginia gets the go-ahead

November 7 - The port of Virginia has secured full federal authorisation for its project to deepen and widen Norfolk Harbor’s commercial shipping channels.
Views: 2965
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AAL opens in Genoa

November 6 - AAL has opened an office in Genoa, Italy, strengthening the carrier’s European network.
Views: 3231
Lochmann steps up at Geodis Germany thumbnail image

Lochmann steps up at Geodis Germany

November 6 - Geodis has appointed Antje Lochmann as managing director of Geodis Freight Forwarding Germany, effective November 1, 2018.
Views: 3410
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Technip picks Jumbo for Leviathan project

November 6 - Technip has awarded Jumbo a contract for the transportation and installation of a 410-tonne subsea production manifold for the Leviathan development, located off the coast of Israel.
Views: 3968
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Yilport invests in Puerto Quetzal

November 6 - Yilport has signed a contract with Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala that will see the Turkish operator take a 55 percent share in the port and handle the multipurpose quay operations.
Views: 3290
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MacGregor moves forward with TTS acquisition

November 6 - MacGregor has received clearance from the German competition authorities regarding the company’s acquisition of the marine and offshore business units of TTS Group.
Views: 2945
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Beaumont secures Main Street grant

November 5 - The port of Beaumont in Texas has been awarded a USD5 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration for the construction of the first phase of the Main Street Terminal 1 project.
Views: 3310
Höegh calls on Optimarin thumbnail image

Höegh calls on Optimarin

November 5 - Höegh Autoliners has placed an order with ballast water treatment system manufacturer Optimarin for ten retrofitted units.
Views: 2711
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Ognedal joins WaterFront

November 2 - Global ship agency WaterFront Maritime Services has appointed Tormod Ognedal as business development manager for Europe.
Views: 2948
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Scrubbers come under fire

November 2 - As shipowners decide on how to comply with Sulphur 2020 regulations, Euronav ceo, Paddy Rodgers, has spoken out against the use of exhaust gas cleaning systems or “scrubbers”.
Views: 3038
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Bellingham partners with Ports America

November 2 - The port of Bellingham in Washington, USA, has signed a three-year service contract with Ports America, with the option for two additional three-year terms.
Views: 3261
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Specialized Transportation Symposium registration opens

November 1 - Registration opens today, November 1, for the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association's (SC&RA) Specialized Transportation Symposium, which takes place next year from February 19-22 in Houston, Texas.
Views: 3049
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Stehle set to join Zeamarine

November 1 - Zeamarine has appointed Dominik Stehle, former executive vice president of deugro Group, as chief commercial officer, effective February 1, 2019.
Views: 3548

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