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Europe News from May 2010

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A2SEA wins Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm contract

May 31 - May 31 - Leading European energy company, Vattenfall, has awarded a contract to A2SEA for the transport of 30 5MW RePower turbines from Belfast Harbour to the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, 10 km off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness in the Irish Sea.
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Fair wind blows for project group members

May 31 - May 31 - A fair wind is blowing for members of the project cargo specialist network, the Project Professionals Group in the wind energy sector.
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Ship in bottle lands on Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth

May 27 - May 27 - London witnessed an unusual heavy lift recently when a replica of Lord Nelson's ship Victory, set inside a giant bottle and made by artist Yinka Shonibare, became the latest addition to the fourth plinth in historic Trafalgar Square.
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Record attendance at Breakbulk Europe

May 27 - May 27 - Having finally filed all the contacts made at last week's Breakbulk Europe 2010 conference and exhibition, it comes as no surprise to hear from the organisers that the event posted a record turnout of 3,300 attendees and 125 exhibitors, an increa
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Georgia's deepwater ports help state through recession

May 26 - May 26 - According to Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz, the results of a recent study confirm that Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtual
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DB Schenker offers new intermodal service

May 26 - May 26 - DB Schenker is connecting its road and rail services with a new DB SCHENKERhangartner service, offering a combination of rail and truck services from one source.
Views: 368
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Chapman Freeborn takes wing with Wings 24

May 26 - May 26 - Chapman Freeborn has launched Wings 24 - a comprehensive resource for airlines seeking fast, reliable ACMI sub-charter and outsourced flight support, including permits and aircraft fuelling services.
Views: 417
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Helicopter flies with Tuscor Lloyds

May 25 - May 25 - Tuscor Lloyds has completed the export of a helicopter from Europe to Mexico on behalf of a Mexican-based company which has an air chartering operation in North America.
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Kestrel celebrates Queens Award

May 25 - May 25 - Kestrel Liner Agencies celebrated receiving its Queens Award for Enterprise in style last night (writes a bleary eyed Oliver Ward) in the prestigious surroundings of London's Houses of Parliament.
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Antwerp to host breakbulk summit

May 24 - May 24 - The port of Antwerp will hold a breakbulk summit next month aimed at reinvigorating its presence in the general cargo sector following a significant decline in traffic in the past three years.
Views: 343
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AirBridgeCargo extends 747F network in Russia

May 24 - May 24 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines has extended its delivery network in Russia with the launch of a new weekly flight from Amsterdam to Yekaterinburg and a direct service from Frankfurt to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.
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Hovercraft museum comes of age with red plaque

May 21 - May 21 - One of the United Kingdom's most historical and notable transport locations has been recognised by the award of a striking commemorative plaque to a museum in the south of England which now occupies the site.
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Volga-Dnepr delivers TanDEM-X Satellite

May 20 - May 20 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the German TanDEM-X satellite to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ahead of its planned launch into space in June 2010.
Views: 423
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Chapman Freeborn reacts to Deepwater Horizon spill

May 20 - May 20 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has coordinated a series of aircraft charters to New Orleans, USA, to help tackle the leak from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 439
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Fluor highlights South American potential

May 19 - May 19 - Fluor Chile logistics manager, Alex Azparrent kicked off the 5th Breakbulk Europe event on an optimistic note and said that it's an increasingly buoyant market in South America especially for mining and mineral exploitation. Ian Matheson reports
Views: 510
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Trying times for shipping, but not terminal

May 19 - May 19 - These might be trying times for heavy lift shipping lines, but they are not necessarily terminal. That's the view of Fred Bedford, a member of the board of Jumbo Shipping, speaking at the Breakbulk Europe event. Ian Matheson reports from Antwerp.
Views: 565
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Erickson Air-Crane in USD 75 million IPO move

May 18 - May 18 - Heavy-lift helicopter manufacturer and operator Erickson Air-Crane Inc has filed an Initial Public Offering (IPO) worth USD 75 million on the NASDAQ exchange in New York.
Views: 593
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Hamburg in modest Q1 cargo recovery

May 18 - May 18 - Figures released by the Port of Hamburg show that heavy lift cargo, as well as most conventional, non-grab cargo is increasingly being sidelined at the northern German gateway.
Views: 560
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Antwerp scores tank hat-trick

May 18 - May 18 - Brabo, the Port of Antwerp's heavy lift floating crane, was put to use handling three gas bullet tanks weighing 382 tonnes each on behalf of freight forwarder, MaxTrans.
Views: 555
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CapMan to invest in Havator

May 17 - May 17 - Finnish Institutional investor CapMan Buyout IX has taken a significant stake in the Havator Group, one of the Nordic region's leading suppliers of crane services, special transports, section assembly and harbour crane services.
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Breakbulk Europe starts next week

May 14 - May 14 - Has the progress in the recovery of the breakbulk and project sectors been significant enough to return the industry to sustainable levels of shipping?
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Norwegian office for GAC

May 14 - May 14 - GAC has opened its newest logistics office at Oslo International Airport viewing this as an ideal location to continue the expansion of the company's warehousing, logistics and air freight interests in the region.
Views: 560
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Advance powers marine engine shipments

May 12 - May 12 - Advance International Transport is nearing the mid-way point of a significant contract to move engines to power eight 56,000 dwt multipurpose ships being constructed in Bulgaria.
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TBS International Announces Amendments to its Credit Facilities

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has secured further amendments to its credit facilities with its syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America, its syndicate of lenders led by The Royal Bank of Scotland and its syndicate of lenders led by DVB Group Merchant Bank
Views: 349
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TBS International Announces Amendments to its Credit Facilities

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has secured further amendments to its credit facilities with its syndicate of lenders led by Bank of America, its syndicate of lenders led by The Royal Bank of Scotland and its syndicate of lenders led by DVB Group Merchant Bank
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TBS sees improvements

May 10 - May 10 - TBS International has seen a significant improvement to its results for the first quarter of 2010.
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New heavy cargo exhibition announced

May 7 - May 7 - US trade magazine, the American Journal of Transportation is partnering with the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) group to launch a new heavy cargo and equipment exhibition in Macao scheduled for March 16-17, 2
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Dollars to flow to Savannah Harbour improvements

May 7 - May 7 - Funding has been approved by the Georgia General Assembly for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), as well as significant infrastructure improvements, that will enhance access to the Port of Savannah and increase Georgia's role in global
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A slightly abnormal load of a different kind for ALS

May 6 - May 6 - A small but perfectly formed heavy lift movement with a difference, requiring the most delicate and gentlest of handling, saw the safe installation of Bethany Grace Peacock at an undisclosed location in the North of England.
Views: 482
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Clipper adds tonnage

May 6 - May 6 - ELMIRA Shipping and Trading has appointed Clipper Projects as commercial managers for MPP Shield, MPP Arrow and MPP Triumph.
Views: 528
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GAC sets up specialist energy arm in Houston

May 5 - May 5 - GAC has strengthened its global energy and logistics network with the opening of GAC Energy & Marine Services LLC (GEMS) in the maritime and energy hub of Houston.
Views: 670
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TPL introduces anti-corrosion product to Benelux

May 4 - May 4 - Belgian freight forwarder Transport & Project Logistics (TPL), involved in transport for turnkey projects in the field of oil and gas, power generation, mining and construction industries, has expanded its range of services to the heavy lift marke
Views: 626
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UAL launches express break-bulk service

May 4 - May 4 - Universal Africa Lines - South Africa (UAL-SA), a startup shipping line serving the West African oil and gas fields, ended its first year in bullish mood by opening an express breakbulk service from South Africa to call directly on Nigeria, says H
Views: 447
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ALE and hearty as lifting record is set

May 4 - May 4 - UK-based ALE, the global heavy transport and lifting company, has successfully completed the inaugural lift of its new Terex Demag CC8800-1 crane.
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