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Equipment News from October 2009

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Prinsen off to Abu Dhabi

October 29 - October 29 - Wilhelmsen Ships Service's project logistics team has assisted in the loading of the Oslo-Nesodden ferry, the Prinsen, onto the Beluga Foundation for transport to its new home in Abu Dhabi.
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UTC Overseas opens for business in Australia

October 27 - October 27 - Secaucus-based, UTC Overseas Inc has established a new office in Tullamarine (Melbourne), Australia, headed by newly appointed country manager, Hagen W. Pusch.
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Donjon Marine digs archaeology

October 26 - October 26 - Well known for its heavy lift services, Donjon Marine has been awarded two separate contracts for salvage work on archaeological sites in Texas and New York.
Views: 493
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UAL reaches halfway point of key cement contact

October 22 - October 22 - UAL-SA, the local subsidiary of global heavy lift line Universal Africa Lines (UAL), has reached the halfway point of a six-month contract to carry cement from Cape Town to Soyo, Angola where a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant is under
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Borealis launched in China

October 22 - October 22 - The hull of the Nordic Heavy Lift line heavy lift/construction ship Borealis has been launched and is now afloat alongside at Nantong Yahua Shipyard in Nantong, China.
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Goldhofer names Swiss area sales manager

October 21 - October 21 - Robert Venier has joined Memmingen-based Goldhofer as a field sales executive with responsibility for growing business in Switzerland.
Views: 484
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BBC Chartering offers upright shipping for wind turbine towers

October 20 - October 20 - Wind turbine towers destined for the world's biggest offshore wind park are being transported upright on board a BBC Chartering and Logistic ship in an innovative project aimed at improving on similar methodology used when the towers are ship
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Heavy lift seminars in 2009 and 2010

October 20 - October 20 - After the success of many previous heavy lift seminars related to safety in heavy lifting, Richard L Krabbendam, an expert in the field, has announced that many more seminars are yet to be held over the next few months in 2009 and 2010, write
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Rostock sets freight record in 2008

October 19 - January 19 - Last year saw a record cargo throughput at the Rostock ports, helped by increases in the handling of large pipes, cranes and wind energy generators, primarily driven by local production.
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China contract opens new market for Fairstar

October 16 - October 16 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has entered into a contract with Zhenhua Logistics Group, an operating subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd., for the transport of two self-propelled hopper barges and one crane barge from Jedda
Views: 560
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A less rosy future for project cargoes?

October 15 - October 15 - Having escaped the headline-grabbing drop in traffic levels suffered by the container shipping lines over the last two years, the prospects for the multipurpose, heavy lift cargo shipping is looking a little less rosy, writes James Graham.
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Projects group strengthens supply chain networks

October 13 - October 13 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) is getting a positive response from supply chain service providers to an initiative to expand membership categories.
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Russia grounds cargo planes after accident

October 9 - October 9 - The Press Association has reported that the Russian air force has grounded all its Ilyushin Il-76 heavy lift cargo planes for checks, after an accident in which an engine broke off the wing of an aircraft just before take-off.
Views: 485
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Share issue for Tiong Woon

October 8 - October 8 - Up to 34 million ordinary shares are to be issued by Tiong Woon Corporation (TWC) raise funds for the acquisition of more heavy lifting equipment.
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Canadian truckers buy heavy lift haulage specialist

October 6 - October 6 - Challenger Motor Freight, of Cambridge, Ontario and has acquired most of the assets of Sandrock Specialized Carriers, a special commodities carrier focusing on transporting heavy equipment and over-dimensional freight, established ten years ag
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Conference focuses on heavy lift airships

October 5 - October 5 - Heavy lift cargo airships are the focus of the fifth annual Airships to the Arctic conference, to be held this week in Calgary.
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