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The Friday Flyer - May 17th 2013

Two stories this week reiterate the importance of developing staff potential throughout the heavy lift and supply chain industries through training and education.

The move by Kühne Logistics University (KLU) to relocate to a new facility in Hamburg this summer is more than just giving students a better view out of the window; its location on the Elbe means that the port's container terminals and dock create a strong link to its teaching and research.

Hands-on training is the theme of three separate webinars relating to crane accidents, rigging inspection and asset management over the next six weeks to be produced by Industrial Training International (ITI).?? Training is about more than just learning new skills and developing new talents - employers who invest in their employees often report increased morale and a lowering of staff turnover, showing it can pay to invest in your workforce.

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In the corporate world
Röhlig saw sales rise 16.6 percent year-on-year in 2012 to USD743.4 million, producing gross profit growth of 15.3 percent to USD144 million, as the US and Asia-Pacific regions were the main drivers of surging revenues.

Chapman Freeborn has celebrated four decades as an air charter broker, 40 years after it first arranged contracts for Alaska International Air's L-100 Hercules freighter fleet.

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has issued an alert to yacht purchasers that any company used to move vessels via ocean freight should be FMC licensed and bonded.

Mixed news for Braemar Shipping Services in its year ending February 28, 2013 as revenue rose by 7.7 percent year-on-year in 2013 to USD220.1 million, yet operating profit weakened by 5 percent to USD14.2 million.

The Port of Hamburg handled a total of 32.8 million tonnes of cargo during Q1 2013, while general cargo softened with a 1.7 percent year-on-year fall to 22.7 million.

The Kühne Logistics University (KLU) is relocating to a new facility in Hamburg HafenCity, Germany during summer 2013, offering views over the river Elbe, container terminals and docks (pictured third right).

Capacity developments
Newbuild 26,000 dwt general cargo vessel Bahri Hofuf is now in the control of the National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri).

Cargolux Airlines International has taken delivery of a new B747-8 freighter, the second it has accepted this year.

Service developments
Volga-Dnepr Airlines has commenced a contract to operate AN-124-100 freighter flights to a new natural gas field in Papua New Guinea.

Network news
AlMasar Al-Iraqi Shipping & Transport has joined the XLProjects (XLP) forwarder network, representing Iraq.
The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network has concluded its fourth annual membership conference in Antwerp, Belgium.

BBC Chartering has opened a new sales office in Brisbane, Australia which will be managed by Cpt Igor Konovalenko.
Harbor Freight Transport Company's Steve S Liberti Sr is now the CEE network representative for North America and Canada.

Hatches, matches and dispatches
Kurt Beckett is now Port of Seattle deputy ceo.

A number of marine business group appointments at Hill Dickinson see: Pawel Wysocki, Stuart Kempson and Ian MacLean as new partners; Susan Leonard and Mary Prentice as legal directors within their respective units; and Thomas Frei, Fergal Quinn and Edward Hicks in associate positions.

F.S. Mackenzie has a new md, Lloyd Smith, who replaces industry stalwart Alfred Stienen (pictured right). Justin Keable is now responsible for the company's Basildon, Essex HQ.

All about Evie
Evie congratulates Rickmers Group and Rickmers-Linie ceo Ron Widdows as he is inducted into the Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the global maritime industry. The glittering ceremony in New York was attended by 400 industry colleagues. Ron was joined in the Hall of Fame by Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, chairman, A.P. Møller-Maersk (posthumous award); and Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City.

 

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