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Final nail for Manston Airport?

December 12 - Manston Airport on the south coast of the UK looks set to close for good after Thanet district councilors voted against pursuing a compulsory purchase order for the gateway.

HLPFI reported on May 12, 2014 that the airport's owners, the Gloag Foundation, closed the airport due to ongoing operational losses and lack of profitability in the medium term. A petition signed by more than 5,000 people to keep the UK's fourth largest runway open fell on deaf ears, as 144 people lost their jobs.

The gateway was sold in September 2014 to redevelopers that intend to build housing, schools and manufacturing facilities on the site. USA-based RiverOak Investments had expressed strong interest in purchasing Manston Airport and keeping the doors open.

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USA ends steel and aluminium tariffs on Canada and Mexico

May 24 - The USA is removing steel and aluminium tariffs imposed on Canada and Mexico under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, with all retaliatory tariffs on US goods and any pending litigation also coming to an end.
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Maxim names duo for Pacific Northwest

May 24 - Maxim Crane Works has appointed Travis Wilt and Alex Clark to lead the expansion of its services in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. 
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PPG restructures training course

May 24 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) has restructured its project cargo forwarding training course into a one-day format.
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Crosby acquires Gunnebo Industries

May 24 - Lifting, rigging and material handling equipment supplier the Crosby Group has acquired Sweden-headquartered Gunnebo Industries from Nordic private equity firm Segulah.
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