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Rhenus delivers for circular steam project

July 22 - Earlier this year, Rhenus Project Logistics coordinated the delivery of oversize cargoes destined for LyondellBasell and Covestro’s chemical plant at the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam.
Views: 203

Van Wieren expands with Nooteboom

July 22 - The Netherlands-based Van Wieren Special has expanded its trailer fleet with two Euro-PX low-loaders from Nooteboom.
Views: 234

Hulst steps up at Pecém

July 22 - Corné Hulst has been named as operational director at the port of Pecém, Brazil.
Views: 218

HEBO-Lift 9 back in service

July 22 - After a period of maintenance, HEBO Maritiemservice’s floating sheerleg crane, HEBO-Lift 9, is back in service, transporting and installing six storage tanks at the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 272

Collett delivers footbridge

July 19 - Collett & Sons has delivered six over-dimensional bridge components to Worcester in the UK.
Views: 480

Sims Crane appoints Lester

July 19 - Florida’s Sims Crane & Equipment has named Jared Lester as its business development manager. 
Views: 585

ITI and FHS to open Florida training centre

July 19 - Florida Handling Systems (FHS), a Mazzella Company, and Industrial Training International (ITI) have confirmed that they will develop a training centre in Bartow, Florida.
Views: 592

Meyer steps down from Zeaborn

July 18 - Ove Meyer, co-founder of Zeaborn, has resigned as managing director, including his role at Zeamarine.
Views: 1584

Bishop takes AWRS

July 18 - Bishop Lifting Products has completed the acquisition of American Wire Rope & Sling (AWRS), a leading provider of rigging, lifting and overhead crane solutions.
Views: 793

Centauro crosses the Andes

July 18 - Centauro Argentina has coordinated the delivery of turbines for a hydroelectric energy project in Mendoza.
Views: 753

Sutton steps up at Crowley

July 18 - Crowley Maritime has appointed Peter Sutton as vice president of operations integrity and health, safety, security and environment (HSSE) for its shipping business unit.
Views: 661

CITB readies for Alaska’s ice-free season

July 18 - Cook Inlet Tug & Barge (CITB), a subsidiary of Foss Maritime Company, has announced that the 2019 ice-free season on Alaska’s North Slope are under way.
Views: 617

Guzmán to depart Long Beach

July 18 - Lori Ann Guzmán is stepping down as harbour commissioner at the port of Long Beach, California.
Views: 654

Vangard in office move

July 18 - Chennai-based Vangard Logistics has relocated to larger premises within the city.
Views: 571

Cargolux calls at Incheon

July 17 - Cargolux Italia has launched a Boeing 747 service between Milan Malpensa Airport, Italy and Incheon, South Korea.
Views: 656

Express discharge at the port of Tyne

July 17 - Höegh Autoliners has transported five Hitachi TransPennine Express train carriages from Kobe, Japan to the port of Tyne in the UK. 
Views: 769

BigMove goes digital for licenses

July 17 - BigMove – a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies – is introducing digital driving licenses for its network of 1,000 drivers.
Views: 705

ALE’s Kazakhstan road trip

July 16 - ALE has completed a 3,400 km overland delivery in Kazakhstan – the longest road haul the company has performed in the country.
Views: 1012

ESTA joins EC best practice 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 practice in the wind power sector”.
Views: 1053

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.
Views: 996

Rambiz installs Zeebrugge lock gate

July 16 - Jan De Nul’s heavy lift vessel Rambiz has installed the renovated lock gate of the Pierre Vandamme lock in Zeebrugge.
Views: 985

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.
Views: 1201

Karl Gross teams up with Natco

July 15 - Bremen-headquartered Karl Gross Group and Natco SA have formed an exclusive partnership in South Africa.
Views: 1340

Gulf of Guinea still piracy hot spot

July 15 - Of the 75 seafarers taken hostage or kidnapped for ransom worldwide this year so far, 62 were captured in the Gulf of Guinea – off the coasts of Nigeria, Guinea, Togo, Benin and Cameroon – according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
Views: 1086

Samskip appoints Laaksonen

July 15 - Samskip has appointed Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as its ceo, with effect from August 1, 2019.
Views: 908

Lifting Gear Hire rebrands as LGH

July 15 - Equipment rental specialist Lifting Gear Hire has rebranded as LGH in order to standardise its corporate identity across the group’s 36 locations.
Views: 1074

ACS delivers in Niger

July 12 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has arranged four Antonov AN-124 flights to transport nearly 400 tonnes of time sensitive components for a power plant in Niger.
Views: 1636

Spark Global opens in Perth

July 12 - Sydney-headquartered Spark Global Logistics is expanding its network in Australia with the opening of an office in Perth.
Views: 1155

Sims Crane names Baldree

July 12 - Florida’s Sims Crane & Equipment has appointed Thomas Baldree as vice president of the company’s operations/utility division.
Views: 1138

UAL adds Houston port call

July 12 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has added the port of Houston to its liner service that connects the US Gulf and Mexico with West Africa.
Views: 1337

CT Kranservice receives Demag

July 11 - CT Kranservice has added a Demag AC 220-5 all-terrain crane to its fleet in order to enhance its tower crane assembly services.
Views: 1168

Illinois passes USD45 bn construction bill

July 11 - The US state of Illinois is to spend USD45 billion on the construction and refurbishment of roads, sewers, schools and parks over the next six years.
Views: 1171

Bansard and ISS in mutual representation deal

July 11 - The Bansard International Group and ISS Global Forwarding have concluded a mutual representation contract that will allow the companies to benefit from each other’s networks.
Views: 1384

Emirates SkyCargo names managers

July 11 - Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Alyazeya Saeed and Fatma Ahli as cargo managers in Oman and Kuwait, respectively.
Views: 1387

THLG gathers in Bremen

July 11 - The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) welcomed 43 international companies at the Swissôtel in Bremen between May 19-21 for its annual conference and dinner.
Views: 1058

Mammoet searches for green SPMTs

July 10 - Mammoet is partnering with German technology company Keyou to explore potential designs of emission-free engines for SPMTs.
Views: 1419

BLG welcomes heaviest ro-ro shipment

July 10 - Bertling Logistics Germany has coordinated the transport of a 330-ton (300-tonne) Siemens gas turbine from Auckland, New Zealand to BLG Logistics’ terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany.
Views: 1508

APL introduces ACC service

July 10 - APL has launched a weekly America Central America Caribbean (ACC) service, connecting the US East Coast with the Dominican Republic.
Views: 1209

Maersk sets ambitious logistics goals

July 10 - A.P. Møller Mærsk reportedly wants half of its earnings to come form inland logistics, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).
Views: 2291

Cargolux increases calls to Xiamen

July 9 - Cargolux has increased the frequency of its calls to Xiamen, China to three flights per week using one of its Boeing 747 freighters.
Views: 1231

Modulift names Danish distributor

July 9 - UK-based below-the-hook lifting equipment manufacturer, Modulift, has appointed Certex Danmark as one of its distributors.
Views: 1301

Bolloré in semi-sub project

July 9 - Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d’Ivoire has coordinated the load out of four seismic research vessels onto ZPMC’s semi-submersible heavy lift ship Zhen Hua 34.
Views: 1398

GAC Denmark opens in Kalundborg

July 9 - GAC Denmark has established a new office at Kalundborg – a location that the company describes as key for liquid and dry bulk cargoes.
Views: 1234

Multipurpose charter rates fall

July 8 - Time charter rates in the multipurpose shipping sector have dropped slightly over the last month, according to the latest data from shipbroker Toepfer Transport.
Views: 1479

Barrus supports Vestas assembly

July 8 - Barrus Projects has moved wind turbine equipment at Vestas’ production facility in Dzerzhinsk, Russia.
Views: 1747

Buss Group in SSC takeover

July 8 - Buss Group has acquired SSC Wind – a technical services provider to the wind energy sector.
Views: 1496

Mammoet in advanced acquisition talks with ALE

July 8 - Mammoet has confirmed that it is in advanced discussions with ALE regarding a purchase agreement, under which Mammoet will acquire the UK-headquartered heavy lift and specialist transport provider.
Views: 9249

Bleaker outlook for multipurpose sector 

July 5 - Drewry has downgraded its outlook for the multipurpose shipping market in light of weaker projected global economic growth, greater competition from dry bulk and container sectors, and a lack of ship demolition activity.
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Samskip in Navoi success

July 5 - Last year, Samskip shipped components for the Navoi combined-cycle power plant in Uzbekistan – contributing to one of 2018’s largest projects in the Caspian region.
Views: 1921

Networks join clean ocean initiative

July 5 - The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), Priority Cargo Network and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) networks have joined the World Ocean Council (WOC).
Views: 1656

Logistics confidence in the UK drops

July 5 - Optimism in the UK’s logistics industry has fallen to its lowest level on record, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index from Barclays and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.
Views: 1716

Caldana takes reins at THLG

July 5 - The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) has appointed Murilo Caldana as the network’s president.
Views: 1510

Multraship christens Damen duo 

July 5 - Multraship Towage & Salvage has christened two Damen-built tugs at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands.
Views: 1483

SpotSee secures US certification

July 5 - Impact monitoring equipment manufacturer, SpotSee, can now sell its ShockLog Cellular system in the USA, having been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Views: 1637

Neoline signs LOI with Neopolia

July 4 - French shipowner Neoline has signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the construction of two wind-powered ro-ro vessels with Loire-based Neopolia.
Views: 1678

Chi Deh picks Goldhofer blade transport device

July 4 - Taiwan-headquartered Chi Deh Crane Engineering Co has ordered a Goldhofer FTV 550 blade transporter in response to growing demand from the wind energy industry in East Asia.
Views: 1892

Carnival Vista's floating drydock

July 4 - Boskalis will deploy its semi-submersible heavy lift ship BOKA Vanguard to lift and transport an enormous cruise ship to a yard in Freeport, the Bahamas.
Views: 1708

AAL launches regular Europe–Far East service

July 3 - AAL has launched a Europe–Far East service, offering regular sailings and flexible port calls between Northern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Far East.
Views: 1820

Chinese terminals merge

July 3 - Cosco Shipping Ports has entered into a merger agreement with Tianjin Port Holdings and China Merchants International Terminals, according to media reports.
Views: 1795

The hidden star of Verona’s stage

July 3 - Schmidbauer has stationed one of its Liebherr MK 140 mobile cranes at the Fondazione Arena Di Verona amphitheatre in Italy to support the venue’s 2019 concert and opera season, which runs from June 13 to September 7.
Views: 1756

Changes at the top for Atlas Air

July 3 - William (Bill) Flynn will retire as president and ceo of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings on January 1, 2020, when he will become chairman of the board.
Views: 1779

HMM joins THE Alliance

July 3 - South Korean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has confirmed that it will join THE Alliance as a full member on April 1, 2020.
Views: 1679

DP World acquires Topaz

July 3 - Port terminal operator DP World has entered the oilfield services sector having acquired Topaz Energy and Marine in a deal valued at nearly USD1.1 billion.
Views: 1754

ALE partners with Murphy

July 2 - ALE and J Murphy & Sons have formed a partnership to offer winch hire, pipe pulling and installation engineering services worldwide.
Views: 1932

Jumbo completes pre-installation scope

July 2 - Jumbo has completed the pre-installation of a shallow water catenary anchor leg mooring (CALM) system at a depth of 26 m for the Mersa El-Hamra terminal project, offshore Egypt.
Views: 1712

Canada approves ELD mandate

July 2 - Last month, Canada’s transport ministry finalised an electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that will come into force on June 12, 2021, aligning the country’s vehicle regulations with the USA.
Views: 1817

Empire expands Demag inventory

July 2 - North American Terex crane distributor, Empire Crane, has placed an order for three Demag AC 60-3 all-terrain cranes.
Views: 1831

Fagioli loads out in Italy

July 2 - Italy-based Fagioli has loaded four oversized components, measuring up to 80 m in length, onto a barge for onward transportation to Croatia.
Views: 1696

ICS updates sulphur 2020 guidance

July 1 - With six months to go until the implementation of the global sulphur cap on marine fuel, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has updated its guidance for shipping companies.
Views: 1894

Panalpina delivers in Angola 

July 1 - Panalpina has coordinated the delivery of four heat exchangers from the USA to Angola for a deepwater oil platform. 
Views: 2290

Tschudi set to open Maputo office

July 1 - Tschudi Logistics is opening an office in Mozambique as it aims to capitalise on the country’s growing oil and gas sector.
Views: 2269

Anyone for golf?

July 1 - The Southern Heavy Industrial Transport Society's Golf Society is set to rise, phoenix-like, from the ashes with a golf day in Surrey.
Views: 1831

Menoyo steps up at Crowley

July 1 - Crowley Logistics has promoted Sal Menoyo to vice president, Caribbean logistics, succeeding Jose Ayala who is leaving the company later this year.
Views: 1843

Canada invests in Belledune

July 1 - The Canadian government is investing approximately CAD17 million (USD12.98 million) in infrastructure projects at the port of Belledune.
Views: 1810

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