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September 2017

Jumbo transports for Hilli Episeyo

September 21, 2017

September 21 - Earlier this year, Jumbo Offshore completed the first phase of a project for Golar LNG, involving the transportation and installation of a soft yoke anchor system for the Hilli Episeyo.

Seven up for Wiesbauer

September 20, 2017

September 20-- The Wiesbauer Krane Company in Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany has expanded its fleet with the addition of a seven-axle Scheuerle Nicolas Superflex semi-trailer.

Refinery parts pass through Pembroke

September 20, 2017

September 20 - Combi Lift's Combi Dock III has loaded parts of the decommissioned Murco oil refinery at Pembroke Port in Wales, UK for onward transportation to Pakistan.

Cometto on the double in Spain

September 20, 2017

September 20 - Spain's Transportes Teixu Menéndez has taken delivery of two self-propelled modular trailers from Cometto.

Liebherr launches in Lodi

September 20, 2017

September 20 - Liebherr USA has opened a sales and service centre in Lodi, California, as part of its continued expansion in the country.

WWL ALS rebrands

September 19, 2017

September 19 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics' Abnormal Load Services (WWL ALS) has rebranded as Abnormal Load Services (ALS).

Tabergs Akeri steels the show

September 19, 2017

September 19 - Sweden-based Tabergs Akeri has transported a steel structure measuring 24 m in length and 34 m wide, in Gothenburg.

LGH acquires JDN's UK hire division

September 19, 2017

September 19 - Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has acquired the Aberdeen, Scotland-based division of JD Neuhaus (JDN), a manufacturer of hoists and crane systems for extreme environments.

ABC's 747 duo delivered

September 19, 2017

September 19 - Intrepid Aviation has placed a second Boeing 747-8 freighter on a long-term lease with AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of the Volga-Dnepr Group.

DSV names Seven Seas in Iran

September 19, 2017

September 19 - DSV Global Transport and Logistics has appointed Seven Seas as an agent in Iran, expanding its air, sea and road transport services to and from the country.

EXG delivers in Dahej

September 19, 2017

September 19 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has transported an 81.8-ton (74.2-tonne) absorber from Panvel to Dahej, India.

Sparx fly with VD UAC

September 18, 2017

September 18 - Sparx Logistics has signed an agreement of cooperation with Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo (VD UAC), expanding its range of air services to and from Canada.

Mack tops the charts with Anthem

September 18, 2017

September 18 - Mack Trucks has introduced its latest generation highway truck, the Mack Anthem.

Antonov assists with Irma relief

September 18, 2017

September 18 - Antonov Airlines has transported 32 generators from Châteauroux, France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, onboard one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.

ABP chief to step down

September 18, 2017

September 18 - After ten years on the company's board, James Cooper, the current chief executive of Associated British Ports Holdings (ABP), is to step down.

SAL comes ashore

September 15, 2017

September 15 - Citing the challenging offshore market conditions and reductions in projects worldwide, SAL Heavy Lift has announced the closure of its offshore business unit, SAL Offshore.

Zeaborn set for more purchases

September 15, 2017

September 15 - The Zeaborn Group has confirmed media reports that it is in the market for further acquisitions having been part of a consortium that purchased Rickmers Group's ship management activities last week.

Krusel retires at PRPA

September 15, 2017

September 15 - Don Krusel has retired as president and ceo of the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA), Canada, after leading the organisation for 25 years.

Africaborg sold and re-delivered

September 15, 2017

September 15 - Royal Wagenborg has announced that the 17,300 dwt multipurpose vessel Africaborg has been sold and delivered to new owners, meaning the Dutch shipping line will no longer charter the vessel.

Venice handles the heat

September 15, 2017

September 15 - Fagioli and Tecnoservice have transported four 130-ton (118-tonne) heat exchangers from the Interporto di Rovigo to the Transped terminal at the Port of Venice, Italy along the Canal Bianco river, for onward shipment to Kuwait.

Rontransmar rolls in Romania

September 14, 2017

September 14 - Rontransmar has utilised 26 axle lines of Scheuerle InterCombi trailers to transport a 230-tonne transformer from the Port of Constanta to a job site in Ploesti, Romania.

Logistics networks merge

September 14, 2017

September 14 - Logistics networks Ocean Bridge Lines and CrossTrades have merged and rebranded as CrossTrades OBL.

ESTA goes underground

September 14, 2017

September 14 - Measures to improve safety along with new calls to harmonise heavy transport permitting and regulations across Europe will dominate discussions at the ESTA's autumn meetings in Poland in October.

Atlas Air flies for DHL

September 14, 2017

September 14 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) has placed a Boeing 747-400 freighter with DHL Global Forwarding under an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance agreement.

Over Projects launched

September 14, 2017

September 14 - Over Projects - a spin-off of Overseas Logistica's project department - has been launched formally.

HHL transports with military precision

September 13, 2017

September 13 - Hansa Heavy Lift (HHL) has transported two minehunters, each weighing 670 tonnes, between France and Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Sarens brings the wind to Hornsdale

September 13, 2017

September 13 - Sarens' Australian division has installed 67 wind turbines at the Hornsdale wind farm, in south Australia.

Faymonville adds to PA-X range

September 13, 2017

September 13 - Faymonville has launched its latest excavator trough in its range of trailers with low pendle-axles (PA-X).

General Transport delivers in Texas

September 13, 2017

September 13 - General Transport has transported two LNG hyper compressor units and their accessories to a job site in Point Comfort, Texas, USA.

New projects network launched

September 13, 2017

September 13 - The International Freight Logistics Network (IFLN), a global organisation of freight forwarders and logistics companies, has launched the IFLN Global Projects network, specialising in project freight forwarding.

Küpers upgrades with Liebherr

September 13, 2017

September 13 - Osterwald, Germany-based J+B Küpers, which specialises in crane work for the oil and gas industry, has taken delivery of a Liebherr LTM 1130-5.1 mobile crane.

Blue Water names new boss

September 12, 2017

September 12 - Danish transport and logistics group, Blue Water Shipping, has appointed Søren Nørgaard Thomsen as its new chief executive officer (ceo), replacing the company's founder and current ceo Kurt Skov, who will soon return to his role as executive chairman of the company.

Transafe delivers for Omsk

September 12, 2017

September 12 - Russian logistics provider, Transafe Logistics, has delivered out-of-gauge (OOG) equipment for a hydrogen production unit at Gazprom Neft's Omsk refinery in Russia.

Bryn Thomas opens in Newcastle

September 12, 2017

September 12 - UK-based Bryn Thomas Cranes has opened its fifth crane depot in the country as part of the group's expansion.

OOIL takeover approved

September 12, 2017

September 12 - Cosco Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port Group's (SIPG) acquisition of Orient Overseas International (OOIL) has been approved by Chinese regulators.

A royal lift in Santa Rosa

September 12, 2017

September 12 - Royal Cargo has utilised its 600-tonne capacity Liebherr LR 1600/2 crawler crane for the lifting of the Laguna Water pipeline bridges in Santa Rosa, Philippines.

FLS completes girder move

September 12, 2017

September 12 - Fleet Line Shipping (FLS) has transported four crane girders, each measuring 35 m x 2.95 m x 3.5 m and weighing 45 tons (40.8 tonnes) from Abu Dhabi, UAE to Baku, Azerbaijan.

PPG celebrates its 10th anniversary

September 12, 2017

September 12 - The Project Professionals Group (PPG) held its tenth anniversary conference at the Langham Hotel in Melbourne, Australia from September 6-8.

Danese Autogru adds to fleet

September 11, 2017

September 11 - Montanara, Italy-based Danese Autogru has added a 220-tonne capacity Demag AC 220-5 all terrain crane to its fleet.

Hybrid Air Vehicles set to take off

September 11, 2017

September 11 - In the UK, Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) is set to move to a new site away from the Cardington site that it has occupied since it was first launched.

Vogel moves into SAL Heavy Lift

September 11, 2017

September 11 - Kai-Stefan Vogel has been appointed sales/chartering manager of SAL Heavy Lift, following Harren & Partner's acquisition of SAL earlier this year.

Turbines set to turn at Dudgeon

September 11, 2017

September 11 - A2SEA's Sea Challenger has completed the installation of the 67 Siemens 6 MW turbines at the Dudgeon offshore wind farm.

Construction continues at Derince

September 11, 2017

September 11 - Turkey's Safiport Derince has commenced piling of its new container terminal, as part of a USD350 million project which will increase the port's 1.8 km berths with a 490 m container berth and a 450 m ro-ro berth.

Motor moves to Point Comfort

September 11, 2017

September 11 - Switzerland-based General Transport and BNSF Logistics Canada have transported a motor from the General Electric (GE) factory in Peterborough to the Port of Oshawa, Canada.

Successful bunker shot for Mammoet

September 8, 2017

September 8 - Mammoet has transported the last concrete bunker at the Lek channel in Vreeswijk, the Netherlands on behalf of the Dutch ministry of infrastructure and environment, Rijkswaterstaat; and the Besix, Heijamans and Jan de Nul building consortium - Sas van Vreeswijk.

GPO Grace completes maiden voyage

September 8, 2017

September 8 - GPO Heavylift's new vessel GPO Grace, which entered service earlier this summer, has successfully completed its maiden voyage from Thailand to Norway.

BNSFL completes Canadian rig move

September 8, 2017

September 8 - BNSF Logistics (BNSFL) Canada has transported a rig from Alberta, Canada to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, USA.

Rickmers ship management business saved

September 8, 2017

September 8 - The ship management arm of the insolvent Rickmers Group has been rescued by Bertram Rickmers and the Zeaborn Group, which have come together in a consortium to acquire the business with its main sites in Hamburg, Singapore and Cyprus.

Bahri rolls in to the Big Easy

September 8, 2017

September 8 - Bahri Logistics' 26,000 dwt multipurpose ro-ro vessel, Bahri Yanbu, has called at the Port of New Orleans (Port Nola), USA marking the commencement of its ro-con service connecting the port with the Mediterranean, Middle East and India.

Van Beest gets Load Solutions

September 8, 2017

September 8 - The Van Beest Group, manufacturer and supplier of lifting accessories for wire rope and lifting chains, has acquired Load Solutions, based in Rådal, Norway.

LOC boosts offshore wind in Taiwan

September 7, 2017

September 7 - LOC Renewables, part of the LOC Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with four other parties, outlining its intention to progress offshore wind farm development and construction in Taiwan.

Bastiaansen steps up at Wagenborg

September 7, 2017

September 7 - Gerard Bastiaansen, previously project manager in Canada, Australia and USA, has succeeded Ton Klijn as ceo of Wagenborg Nedlift.

Classification society focusses on digitalisation

September 7, 2017

September 7 - Knut Orbeck-Nilssen, the new chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), has outlined a series of initiatives, which prioritise modernisation, transparency and digitalisation.

Fairplay Shipping delivers in Germany

September 7, 2017

September 7 - Danish Project Cargo Network (PCN) member, Fairplay Shipping recently oversaw the movement of four out-of-gauge (OOG) CO2 production units by truck from Denmark to Bremen, Germany, before being shipped to Algiers, Algeria.

Leman expands in the UK

September 7, 2017

September 7 - Danish transport and logistics company Leman has acquired UK-based freight forwarder Maru International.

Contracts roll in for Dockwise

September 7, 2017

September 7 - Dockwise, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster, has been awarded a number of marine transport contracts, with a combined contract value of approximately USD50 million.

CakeBoxx launches latest box

September 7, 2017

September 7 - CakeBoxx Technologies will introduce the BreakBulkBoxx 45 ft shipping container at the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) Intermodal Expo in Long Beach, USA on September 18.

KOG names Flores

September 6, 2017

September 6 - KOG Transport, a heavy-duty transport and project logistics specialist within the Rhenus Group, has appointed Julian Flores as business development Americas executive at its Houston, USA location.

A2SEA accepts Merkur challenge

September 6, 2017

September 6 - A2SEA, with its parent company GeoSea, will transport and install 66 transition pieces (TP) for the 396 MW Merkur offshore wind farm.

Swire Shipping ups Townsville transits

September 6, 2017

September 6 - Swire Shipping has upgraded its North Asia Express (NEX) service between the Port of Townsville, Australia and Asia.

Cargo owners advised to adapt contract strategy

September 6, 2017

September 6 - International transport and logistics executives using container shipping are facing the biggest shift in their ocean provider base for 20 years and must adapt their procurement and contract strategy, says ocean freight procurement consultancy Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Call to arms on ballast water deadline

September 6, 2017

September 6 - Two days before the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention enters into force, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman is calling on all parties to ensure successful implementation.

Boeing raises forecast for China

September 6, 2017

September 6 - Boeing has projected a demand for 7,240 new aircraft in China over the next 20 years valued at nearly USD1.1 trillion, a 6.3 percent increase over last year's forecast.

Diversified merges with Patriot

September 5, 2017

September 5 - Patriot Rail Company, a leading operator of short line and regional freight railroads and rail related services, is merging with Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) to create an expanded portfolio of businesses.

ALE keeps busy in Spain

September 5, 2017

September 5 - ALE has performed the weighing, transportation and load-out of five spars, weighing 3,585 tonnes each, at the Fene Shipyard in Ferrol, Spain for Statoil's Hywind floating wind farm project.

Eurogruas takes nine Liebherrs

September 5, 2017

September 5 - The Eurogruas Group has added nine Liebherr mobile cranes to its Spanish fleet.

XLP members on the move

September 5, 2017

September 5 - New Zealand-based Freight Traders Limited (FTL) has collaborated with fellow XLProjects (XLP) member Globe Cargo Logistics (GCL) in China, for the transport of equipment to a power station in the USA.

Blue Water assists Tahkoluoto

September 5, 2017

September 5 - Blue Water Shipping has recently completed the onshore logistics for the 42 MW Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm project, on behalf of wind power producer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy.

PSC slides underground

September 4, 2017

September 4 - Ohio, USA-headquartered PSC Crane & Rigging has supplied a Hydra-Slide HT500 heavy track hydraulic skidding system and four newly acquired JS250 jacking load shoes to setup and assemble a boring machine at the Dugway Storage Tunnel in Cleveland, Ohio.

OMA names Kodock in Senegal

September 4, 2017

September 4 - The OMA Group has appointed Vincent Bayiha Kodock as country manager of OMA Logistics Senegal.

C.H. Robinson grows with Milgram

September 4, 2017

September 4 - Third party logistics (3PL) company C.H. Robinson has acquired Canadian freight forwarder Milgram & Company for approximately CAD62 million (USD50 million).

ESTA searches for ECOL candidates

September 4, 2017

September 4 - The European association for the abnormal road transport and mobile crane rental industry, ESTA, is looking for training and examination organisations to take part in a trial pilot project for a new European crane operators licence (ECOL) in February next year.

GeoSea completes A2SEA purchase

September 4, 2017

September 4 - GeoSea has completed the acquisition of A2SEA, following approval of the international competition authorities.

Erickson appoints Kitani

September 1, 2017

September 1 - Global aviation services company, Erickson Incorporated, has appointed Doug Kitani as ceo and director, effective August 31, 2017.

Bolloré makes the news

September 1, 2017

September 1 - Bolloré Logistics has acquired Someport-Walon, an international freight forwarding company which specialises in the movement of industrial projects.

RTGs cruise coast to coast

September 1, 2017

September 1 - AAL has transported six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG), weighing up to 190 tonnes each, from Lazaro Cardenas on the Mexican west coast to Veracruz on its east coast.

BNSF Logistics keeps its cool

September 1, 2017

September 1 - BNSF Logistics has handled the transport of a cold box from Ohio to Arizona, USA.