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MarineLink appoints Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada

April 7 - MarineLink has announced the appointment of Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada as its non-exclusive agent to market and sell transportation services related to the former's vessel, MarineLink Explorer, as well as the tugs and barges in the MarineLink fle

This agency agreement relates to services on the St. Lawrence River/Great Lakes System for heavy lift and project cargoes moving to and from Canadian destinations, especially for the Alberta Oilsands. 

MarineLink is a multifaceted shipping company, specialising in short sea shipping throughout the St. Lawrence Seaway and Great Lakes areas. 

The company says that one new area of opportunity for short sea shipping involves the port of Thunder Bay on Lake Superior and CN's completion in 2008 of widening the rail corridor for high and wide equipment moves from Thunder Bay to Ft. McMurray. In addition, one of the rail bridges which was an impediment to over height truck movements from Thunder Bay to the western provinces was removed in 2008. This has opened up a project cargo gateway for Quebec and Ontario manufacturers to move oversize and heavy equipment by water to Thunder Bay and then by rail or road to points in western Canada, such as Fort McMurray, says the company. 

MarineLink Explorer, which is equipped with two 225 tonnes cranes, can deliver to Thunder Bay having loaded cargoes anywhere in the St. Lawrence Seaway, on the lakes themselves or the eastern seaboard of Canada.

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ESTA joins EC best practise project

July 16 - The European association of abnormal road transport and mobile cranes (ESTA) has been asked to support a European Commission study to “explore health, safety and environment (HSE) best practise in the wind power sector”.
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LDA installs kite system 

July 16 - Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) has fitted its ro-ro vessel Ville de Bordeaux with an AirSeas kite system, as it looks to develop the use of wind propulsion technologies.
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Sarens partners with Moir Crane

July 16 - Sarens has teamed up with Canada’s Moir Crane as the two companies look to capitalise on the region’s upcoming construction projects.
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Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
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