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Equipment News from May 2009

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Upbeat assessment of industry fundamentals

May 28 - May 28 - Presenting on the opening day of the Breakbulk Europe conference in Antwerp, keynote speaker Dirk Visser, senior shipping consultant with Dynamar BV forecast that operators of multi-purpose and heavy lift vessels would weather the current economi
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Shipping lines form Heavy Lift Club

May 27 - May 27 - Meeting prior to the start of the Breakbulk Europe Conference in Antwerp, ocean carriers involved with the international transport of project and heavy lift cargoes announced the founding of the International Council of Heavy Lift and Project Car
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Owners back Rotterdam Rules

May 24 - May 24 - According to a report on Maritime Global Net, national shipowners' associations have endorsed an International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) campaign to encourage governments to ratify the new Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of
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4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference & Exhibition

May 22 - May 22 - All eyes are now focused on Antwerp where the cream of the world's heavy lift and project forwarding community will gather next week for the 4th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference and Exhibition.
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More contracts for Dockwise

May 22 - May 22 - Dockwise Shipping has secured 11 near and longer term contracts for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, semi submersible rigs, as well as port and marine infrastructure, with a total revenue of around USD63 million.
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Liebherr recognised for its UK exports

May 21 - May 21 - Liebherr Sunderland Works has won a prestigious award for business enterprise, 20 years after it was established in the North East of England.
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Project cargoes are a bright spot for Hamburg

May 20 - May 20 - Whilst the volume of oceanfreight passing through the Port of Hamburg was significantly lower in the first quarter of 2009 than in the corresponding period of last year, heavy and over-dimensional project cargoes bucked the trend.
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Reactor parts landed at Gdansk

May 18 - May 18 - BigLift's Traveller has unloaded a consignment of heavy engineering items at the Oliwskie quay in the Port of Gdansk, which is keen to develop its involvement in handling over-dimensional and heavy cargoes.
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Thunder Bay eyes more project cargo

May 15 - May 15 - The Port of Thunder Bay is confident it will attract more project cargoes as it establishes itself as a gateway for abnormal loads bound for western Canada.
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Accolade for Rickmers-Linie

May 14 - May 14 - Rickmers-Linie has won the 'Best Shipping Line - Project Cargo' award in the 2009 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
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SMIT achieves net profit of EUR 28 million in first quarter

May 14 - May 14 - Net profit for SMIT in the first quarter of 2009 amounted to EUR 28 million, including a net contribution of EUR 10 million from the financial settlement of the 'Thunderhorse' project, without which, net profit from normal operating activities sh
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Heavy lift efforts take Spanish navy to Persian Gulf

May 11 - May 11 - In March, Vasco Gallega de Consignaciones undertook the movement of a consignment of two Spanish naval patrol boats from the Port of Vigo to the Persian Gulf to support international naval operations in the region.
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Siemens powers Singapore, thanks to Rickmers

May 11 - May 11 - The second largest gas turbine ever manufactured by Siemens was recently loaded on the breakbulk ship Rickmers Jakarta at the Wallmann Terminal, Hamburg for shipment to Singapore.
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TBS International swings to Q1 loss

May 8 - May 8 - In its first quarter results, TBS International swung to loss, hurt by a drop in freight rates, sending its shares down as much as 18 percent.
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Donjon Marine crosses Atlantic for salvage work

May 7 - May 7 - Later this month, New Jersey-based marine salvage and heavy lift company, Donjon Marine is set to begin salvage operations to raise and dispose of the remnants of the Fedra, which grounded and sank in seven metres of water off the eastern side of
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R&L Canada in tough rig move

May 6 - May 6 - Rohde & Liesenfeld Canada, in which Geodis-Wilson has a 50 percent shareholding, has won a major contract to move a drilling rig.
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Heavy lift helps Agility to weather economic downturn

May 5 - May 5 - Kuwait-based forwarder Agility enjoyed strong financial results in Q1 2009 despite the global financial slowdown, says Tarek Sultan, Agility chairman and managing director. Net profit before non-recurring items was KD 39.2m / USD 134.7m, a gain of
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