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MACS appoints UAL America as agent

April 23 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping has appointed Universal Africa Lines, America (UAL America) as its sales agent in Texas, effective June 1, 2019.
Views: 213

Barnhart in steeple lift

April 23 - Barnhart Crane & Rigging has provided a 100-ton (90.7-tonne) lifting capacity crane to replace a 30 ft (9.1 m) church steeple in Nebraska, USA.
Views: 174

Höegh adds port call in Mackay

April 23 - Höegh Autoliners has expanded its services in Australia with the addition of a port call in Mackay, North Queensland.
Views: 263

EU recognises Scheuerle and Kamag

April 23 - The EU Commissioner for budget and human resources, Günther Oettinger, congratulated TII Group for a combined 200 years of innovation and competence at its subsidiaries, Scheuerle and Kamag.
Views: 219

Ceva launches BRI block train

April 22 - Ceva Logistics North Asia has launched a block train service from China to Europe as the company looks to tap into the potential of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Views: 364

Crowley promotes Sandra Goranovic

April 22 - Crowley Maritime has appointed Sandra Goranovic as vice president of finance and accounting for the Crowley Shipping business unit.
Views: 377

Penman joins Malin React

April 22 - Malin Group has named Graham Penman as business unit manager of its recently launched Malin React division.
Views: 2647

Big Bend Channel expanded

April 22 - Port Tampa Bay in Florida has completed the USD63 million expansion of the Big Bend Channel, one year ahead of schedule.
Views: 474

Crosby delivers training courses

April 19 - The Crosby Group has conducted two rigging training courses in the USA on behalf of its distribution partner, B.C. Wire Rope & Rigging.
Views: 591

Egbert joins at Weserport

April 19 - Rudolf Egbert has been appointed to the management of Bremen-based terminal operator Weserport.
Views: 866

Ritchie realigns in North America

April 19 - Ritchie Bros has made two senior appointments, effective July 1, 2019, as the company aims to realign its organisation in North America.
Views: 631

Tyne moves Bedford lifeboat

April 18 - After almost two years in covered storage, the historic Bedford lifeboat has been relocated from the port of Tyne to the North East Maritime Trust’s yard in the UK, ahead of a restoration project.
Views: 662

Panalpina improves profitability

April 18 - In the first three months of 2019, Panalpina boosted its profitability by 15 percent compared to the same period of last year.
Views: 873

AAL calls in Felixstowe

April 18 - AAL has made its inaugural call at the UK’s port of Felixstowe to deliver four rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTG).
Views: 838

Wallem sets out strategy change

April 18 - Wallem has rebranded its corporate identity to reflect the company’s updated strategy and service offering. 
Views: 954

Zeaborn to take full control of Zeamarine

April 18 - The Zeaborn Group has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in Zeamarine – the joint venture with Intermarine that was established in May 2018.
Views: 919

dship Carriers ups multipurpose capacity

April 17 - dship Carriers’ latest newbuild multipurpose vessel, Mick, has gone into service as the company continues its fleet expansion programme initiated in 2018.
Views: 1093

MACS and UAL launch joint service

April 17 - MACS Maritime Carrier Shipping and Universal Africa Lines (UAL) have launched a joint multipurpose service from Europe to East Africa.
Views: 1046

Project market clouded by slowing trade

April 17 - Rates will improve in the multipurpose and heavy lift shipping sector through 2019 fuelled by rising volumes of project cargo traffic, but prospects thereafter are muted by an anticipated slowdown in world trade.
Views: 862

Bahri eyes APAC market

April 17 - International logistics and shipping company Bahri has launched a corporate strategy that aims to bolster its position in the Asia Pacific (APAC) maritime sector.
Views: 975

FIATA searches for director general

April 17 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) is seeking a new director general to succeed Hans Guenther Kersten.
Views: 739

WTS design approved

April 17 - Classification society DNV GL awarded China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with an approval in principle (AiP) certificate for its wind turbine shuttle (WTS) concept.
Views: 858

Collett adds tractor unit

April 16 - Collett & Sons has taken delivery of a MAN TGX 26.580 6x4 heavy-duty truck, with two more scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks.
Views: 870

AntwerpXL conference programme finalised

April 16 - Easyfairs, the company behind the upcoming AntwerpXL exhibition, has finalised the conference programme for the three-day event, which takes place from May 7-9.
Views: 883

Multiple orders for Terex

April 16 - Terex received multiple crane orders at this year’s bauma exhibition, which took place last week in Munich.
Views: 996

ALE moves crane in one piece

April 16 - ALE is utilising its fleet of SPMTs for the relocation of a Manitowoc 18000 crawler crane as part of the Loma Blanca wind farm project in Argentina.
Views: 894

Drake on the double

April 15 - Australia's Daracon Engineering, which specialises in the transport of earthmoving and mining equipment, has taken delivery of a 5x8 extendable trailer from Drake Trailers.
Views: 825

Dimerco opens in Seattle

April 15 - Taiwan-headquartered Dimerco has expanded its North American network by opening an office in Seattle.
Views: 839

Lowe joins Freeport

April 15 - Port Freeport has appointed Rob Lowe as director of administration and chief financial officer. 
Views: 927

Huisman selected for Voltaire crane

April 15 - Jan De Nul has contracted Huisman to design the main crane for its newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel, Voltaire.
Views: 1078

Thorco Projects calls on Navis

April 15 - Thorco Projects has selected Navis’ Bluetracker to monitor and analyse the performance of 12 of its vessels, including owned and chartered units.
Views: 1282

Manitowoc launches GHC140

April 12 - Manitowoc has launched its Grove Hydraulic Crawler (GHC) crane for the North American market, the GHC140.
Views: 1073

Orders roll in for Terex

April 12 - Terex has secured a series of crane orders at this year’s bauma exhibition, which took place this week in Munich.
Views: 1138

ESTA honours members with 2019 awards

April 12 - The ESTA Awards of Excellence 2019 had another successful year honouring and recognising members that have excelled in their field of operations.
Views: 1299

Separators shipped to Kuwait

April 12 - Khimji Ramdas Shipping has coordinated the haulage of five separators, with a combined weight of 1,200 tonnes, in Oman.
Views: 1337

RSS completes jib, beam, and hoist tests

April 12 - Rope and Sling Specialists (RSS) is proof load testing 24 jibs and beams that are being installed at a waste-to-energy power plant in North Wales, UK.
Views: 1295

Sarens raises the roof

April 12 - Sarens has installed part of the Al Bayt stadium’s retractable roof in Qatar as part of the ongoing preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Views: 1139

M&M expands in Europe

April 12 - Militzer & Münch (M&M) is building a logistics facility, covering approximately 2,600 sq m, in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Views: 1099

CSA welcomes SAMSA scrubber decision

April 12 - The Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 (CSA 2020) has welcomed the decision by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) to accept all types of approved exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) for use in its territorial waters.
Views: 1307

SRT restructures

April 12 - SRT Transportation Solutions, a Houston-based heavy rail transport logistics management company, has restructured its business.
Views: 926

Blue Water Shipping handles fire pump

April 11 - Earlier this year, Blue Water Shipping transported a fire pump vessel, weighing 128 tonnes, from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Toulon Brégaillon, on behalf of French shipyard Socarenam.
Views: 1117

AAL in double TBM delivery

April 11 - AAL has transported two tunnel-boring machines (TBM) from Nansha in south China to Australia on behalf Geodis.
Views: 1391

Atlas enhances Qantas agreement

April 11 - Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings has enhanced its aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) agreement with Qantas Freight.
Views: 1350

Shipping associations join forces

April 11 - Three shipowner associations representing more than 90 percent of the global merchant fleet have agreed to strengthen ties in a bid to tackle geopolitical threats affecting the sector.
Views: 1162

Höegh speaks out against scrubbers

April 11 - As the deadline for the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) sulphur regulations approaches, Höegh Autoliners ceo Ivar Myklebust has explained why the company stands firm in its decision to not use scrubbers.
Views: 1447

Freight Traders on the double

April 11 - Freight Traders has coordinated the transport of a drilling rig from Whangarei port in New Zealand to St Vincent in the Caribbean.
Views: 1165

Equipment supplied for salt plant replacement

April 11 - British Salt has utilised custom-made lifting and rigging equipment to support the replacement of a 37-tonne heat exchanger at a salt production plant in Middlewich, UK.
Views: 1107

Modulift equipment raises London tower

April 10 - City Lifting has utilised a variety of below-the-hook equipment from Modulift to lift a digital air traffic control tower at London City Airport in the UK.
Views: 1182

TGP supports Sangachal power plant project

April 10 - UK-headquartered Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) has moved 22 engines from Trabzon Free Zone in Turkey for a 400 MW power station currently under construction in Sangachal, Azerbaijan.
Views: 1358

Panalpina nominates Kern

April 10 - Panalpina’s board of directors is proposing to elect Thomas Kern as chairman of the board at its annual general meeting (AGM) on May 9.
Views: 1434

Taiwan’s Formosa 1 reaches logistics milestone

April 10 - All 20 foundation monopiles destined for the Formosa 1 Phase 2 offshore wind farm project in Taiwan have left the EEW Special Pipe Construction yard in Germany on board two heavy lift vessels, according to the Jan De Nul Group.
Views: 1205

ALS opens in Stockholm

April 9 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) has increased its Scandinavian coverage by opening an office in Sweden.
Views: 1274

ABC soars with spare part

April 9 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported a 40-tonne unit from Frankfurt, Germany to Singapore on behalf of freight forwarder Ziegler.
Views: 1201

Record year for Liebherr

April 9 - The Liebherr Group has achieved an annual turnover of over EUR10 billion (USD11.3 billion) for the first time in the company’s history. 
Views: 1439

Changes at the top for UHL

April 9 - United Heavy Lift (UHL) has appointed Lars Bonnesen as managing director and Christian Monsted as general manager, as Lars Rolner takes on the position of managing director of the holding company, United Shipping Group.
Views: 2152

BBC overtakes Cosco in multipurpose top spot

April 9 - BBC Chartering has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest multipurpose operator by deadweight from China’s Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers, according to Dynamar's latest report.
Views: 2511

ACS supports Mozambique relief efforts

April 9 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has worked with various aid agencies and governments to transport almost 500 tons (453.6 tonnes) of humanitarian aid to Mozambique following cyclone Idai.
Views: 1263

Kässbohrer readies for bauma

April 8 - Kässbohrer is displaying products from its range of platform semi-trailers at this year’s bauma exhibition, which starts today in Munich.
Views: 1212

Nord/LB exits ship financing

April 8 - Germany bank Nord/LB has confirmed that it will withdraw from the ship financing sector.
Views: 1510

Jan De Nul orders Voltaire

April 8 - Jan De Nul Group has placed an order at China’s Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry for the jack-up installation vessel, Voltaire.
Views: 1570

GAC sets up in Guyana

April 8 - GAC has established GAC Logistics and Shipping (Guyana), which will provide support for oil and gas clients in the Atlantic region of South America.
Views: 1509

PD Ports secures deal with Cargow

April 8 - The UK’s PD Ports has secured a deal with Cargow that will see the Dutch shipping line operate a bi-weekly connection to Teesport.
Views: 1405

BIMCO to open office in Athens

April 8 - The Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) is opening an office in Athens later this year.
Views: 1366

Mammoet’s Focus crane to launch by 2020

April 5 - Mammoet is moving forward with the development of its Focus crane concept, which it claims will be the ideal heavy lift solution for projects in confined spaces.
Views: 2317

BigMove expands fleet

April 5 - BigMove, a European alliance of 13 medium-sized logistics companies, has expanded its fleet with the addition of 19 lowbed semi-trailers.
Views: 1759

Thwin joins Air Partner

April 5 - Air Partner, a global aviation services group, has appointed Oscar Thwin as its Asia Pacific vice president of freight.
Views: 1755

Merritts moves in the UK

April 5 - Joseph Merritt Group has handled the relocation of four modular housing units to a storage facility in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, UK.
Views: 2439

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Concerns over capacity to meet heavy lift demand

April 5 - Prospects of an increase in oil and gas offshore project work over the next few years are triggering concerns in some quarters that there may not be sufficient heavy lift shipping and installation capacity to meet all the resulting future demand.
Views: 2277

Overcapacity in shipping remains a major challenge

April 4 - Avoiding overcapacity and unsustainably low freight rates is still a major challenge for the shipping industry, according to Simon Bennett, deputy secretary general at the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 1606

Van der Vlist in blade delivery

April 4 - Van der Vlist is transporting 150 wind turbine blades for the Windpark Wieringermeer in the Netherlands.
Views: 1975

AntwerpXL readies for first show

April 4 - The new three-day breakbulk, ro-ro and heavy lift project cargo event, AntwerpXL, is readying for its inaugural show, which takes place from May 7-9 this year at the Antwerp Expo.
Views: 1633

SAL loads in La Spezia

April 3 - SAL Engineering has lifted two 380-ton (344.7-tonne) shiploaders at the port of La Spezia, Italy.
Views: 1950

Jill joins Fred. Olsen's fleet

April 3 - Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has signed a long-term time charter agreement with Falcon Global that will see the jack-up vessel Jill join its fleet.
Views: 1840

Hemmingsen to leave Mærsk

April 3 - A.P. Møller - Mærsk has announced that Claus Hemmingsen is stepping down as vice ceo and ceo of the energy division.
Views: 1756

Cargolux ups Budapest services

April 3 - Cargolux has doubled its airfreight services to Budapest and now offers six connections to the Hungarian capital each week.
Views: 1635

Konecranes order for Hamnterminal

April 2 - Uddevalla Hamnterminal in Sweden has placed an order for a rail-mounted Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 harbour crane.
Views: 2005

Spliethoff-BigLift UK established

April 2 - The Spliethoff Group has established Spliethoff-BigLift UK to expand and develop the commercial representation of both companies in the UK.
Views: 1957

Felbermayr moves in Pischelsdorf

April 2 - Felbermayr has transported and installed four oversized components as part of the expansion of a wheat starch factory in Pischelsdorf, Austria.
Views: 1534

Europatrans handles drum shipment

April 2 - Europatrans, part of the EMS-Fehn-Group, has coordinated the delivery of four cable drums to a German port, ahead of delivery to a copper mine in Mongolia.
Views: 1587

Air Partner names Warner

April 2 - Ed Warner has been appointed as the non-executive chair of Air Partner, effective April 1, 2019.
Views: 1589

Dan-Czech completes boat move

April 2 - Dan-Czech Specialtransport has coordinated the delivery of an 85-tonne boat from Týnec nad Labem to Pasohlávky in the Czech Republic.
Views: 1541

FROM THE MAGAZINE: Risking the supply chain

April 2 - A worrying and increasingly prominent trend is the amount of risk being shouldered by those active in the project logistics supply chain. David Kershaw reports.
Views: 1405

Panalpina agrees DSV takeover bid

April 1 - DSV and Panalpina have reached an agreement to join forces in a deal worth approximately CHF4.6 billion (USD4.6 billion). 
Views: 2898

SAL sets up Spanish entity

April 1 - SAL Heavy Lift, in partnership with Grupo Davila, has established a new entity that will represent the heavy lift shipping line in the Spanish market.
Views: 1812

Renee Toh takes on Ceva role

April 1 - Ceva Logistics has appointed Renee Toh as global head of ocean procurement and trade lane management.
Views: 1540

Officers elected at Duluth

April 1 - The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has elected Rick Revoir as president of the board of commissioners, succeeding Ray Klosowski, who completed his two-year term. 
Views: 1393

Collett in girder delivery

April 1 - Collett & Sons has coordinated the delivery of six plate girders for Highways England’s M20 junction improvement scheme on behalf of structural steel specialist Severfield. 
Views: 1344

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