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Tuscor Lloyds cements concrete equipment shipment

December 30 - December 30 - Tuscor Lloyds was called in by the manufacturer of a mobile concrete batching plant (pictured below) after it struggled to find an appropriate vessel which could reach the destination within the limited timeframe.
Views: 409
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Fairstar wins contract for rig transport

December 29 - December 29 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a USD2.6 million contract by Hercules Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig Hercules 185 from Pascagoula, Mississippi to West Africa in the first quarter of 2012 onboard Fairstar's open ster
Views: 642
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Jumbo Shipping takes up second option with Brodosplit

December 28 - December 28 - Having announced in July this year that it had won a contract from Jumbo Shipping to build a heavy lift ship, Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit has revealed that the shipping company has also taken up the option for one additional vessel with
Views: 631
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Antwerp increases port dues for 2012

December 23 - December 23 - The Port of Antwerp is to increase its port dues by 2 percent in 2012, the first adjustment in three years.
Views: 551
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Logitrans 2011 exhibition exceeds expectations in Istanbul

December 21 - December 21 - The fifth transport logistics exhibition, Logitrans held this month in Istanbul, has exceeded the expectations of its organisers, with more than 12,000 visitors, which represented an increase of 37 percent over 2010.
Views: 954
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Nice dozen for Dockwise

December 21 - December 21 - Dockwise has revealed 12 new awards totaling USD55 million, of which six, to the value of more than USD15 million, are for execution in Q4 2011. The remaining contracts are for execution in 2012 and 2013.
Views: 529
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Holleman beats the drum

December 21 - December 21 - Holleman Transport OOO, the Serbia and Montenegro member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), has moved some small absorbers and a large tail drum to a refinery in Pan
Views: 374
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ASCO wins North Sea logistics contracts

December 20 - December 20 - ASCO, a leading oil and gas logistics company has retained three significant long-term North Sea contracts - two with Nexen Petroleum UK Limited and one with Centrica Energy Upstream - with a total value in excess of GBP90 million (USD140 mi
Views: 665
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Van Leusden has new HQ

December 20 - December 20 - The Dutch company, Van Leusden, which tailor makes hoist and lift solutions with maritime, offshore and heavy industrial applications has relocated its main office.
Views: 344
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ABP establishes new funding platform

December 20 - December 20 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has established a new funding platform to enable it to access a variety of funding markets over time. ABP has raised GBP2.36 billion (USD3.67 billion) of senior bank and bond debt to refinance the pr
Views: 670
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Wiesbauer adds Liebherr crane

December 19 - December 19 - German crane and heavy haulage company, Wiesbauer, has taken delivery of a 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler crane.
Views: 916
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Fairstar wins rig transportation contract

December 19 - December 19 - Fairstar Heavy Transport has been awarded a USD2.8 million contract by Northern Offshore to transport the jack-up drilling rig Energy Exerter from Malta to Northern Europe in January 2012.
Views: 481
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Generation industry powers Ahlers business

December 16 - December 16 - The needs of the global generating industry, both electricity generating and oil and gas production, are creating good opportunities for project cargo forwarder Ahlers, the company has revealed.
Views: 587
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Shipping confidence picks up despite eurozone fears

December 16 - December 16 - Overall confidence levels and the likelihood of major new investments in the shipping industry in the next 12 months picked up marginally in the quarter ended November 2011, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from accountant
Views: 914
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First lift for J D Neuhaus 100 tonne hoist

December 16 - December 16 - The inaugural lift for a Profi TI 100 tonne air operated hoist unit has been successfully accomplished at the St Fergus gas terminal located near Peterhead on the North East coast of Scotland.
Views: 555
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Maersk Line rescues Chinese sailing team entry

December 15 - December 15 - A rough experience for one yacht on the high seas gave Maersk Line the perfect opportunity to show how quickly it could respond to the most difficult of requests.
Views: 813
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Experience counts says newcomer Derwent Shipping

December 15 - December 15 - Derwent Shipping & Logistics Ltd, based in Selby, UK, recently used a hydraulic lifting system to move three heater coils into position outside a customer's workshop, enabling cranes to access the coils for lifting (pictured below).
Views: 734
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Multitrade handles oil rig equipment

December 14 - December 14 - Multitrade Spain, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has arranged the transportation of a levelling tool used in the oil industry.
Views: 754
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Noatum names new commercial director

December 14 - December 14 - Kim Gadegaard has been appointed new commercial director for Noatum Terminals, one of Spain's leading maritime terminal and port operation services companies.
Views: 642
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US Naval Attach

December 14 - December 14 - During a call at the Port of Rostock, Intermarine's US-flagged heavy lift ship Ocean Titan was visited by Capt. William H. Suggs, United States Naval Attach
Views: 914
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BBC Chartering shipment is out of this world

December 13 - December 13 - Leading German heavy lift shipping line, BBC Chartering won a contract to transport radio telescope antennas for what is currently the largest cosmic project on earth, the ALMA observatory in the Chilean Andes.
Views: 787
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Doug Tilden joins Brookfield Ports Team

December 12 - December 12 - Brookfield Infrastructure Group has announced that Doug Tilden (pictured below), former chief executive officer of Marine Terminals Corp, has joined the company as senior consultant for its ports business.
Views: 774
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Fairmount Expedition delivers Castor topside in Spain

December 12 - December 12 - Fairmount Marine's powerful tug Fairmount Expedition has safely delivered a 18,000 ton (16,329 tonnes) topside for process, utilities and living quarters for the Castor project offshore Spain. The topside was loaded onto Heerema's H-541 barg
Views: 671
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TT Club says freight forwarders face increasing liabilities

December 9 - December 9 - International transport liability insurer, TT Club is warning that freight forwarders and other transport intermediaries face increasingly significant liability risk, particularly in emerging markets, as they tackle additional supply chain se
Views: 446
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New heavy-duty crane boosts Wallmann & Co's capabilities

December 7 - December 7 - Wallmann & Co's Multi-Purpose Terminal on Reiherstieg in the Port of Hamburg, Germany, has been boosted by the arrival of a new LHM 600 Litronic port crane for handling heavy and project cargoes.
Views: 485
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African trade ministers highlight lack of infrastructure investment

December 7 - December 7 - A meeting of trade ministers from African Union (AU) members held in Ghana has been told of the importance of spending more time and investment in major and strategic infrastructure-oriented agreements that boost long-term prospects for the c
Views: 673
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Terex cultivates future skills to counter future shortage

December 7 - December 7 - Global heavy lift crane and material handling equipment manufacturer Terex is staking its future supply of skilled technicians on apprenticeship and training schemes to counter potential future shortages of skilled labour.
Views: 594
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Sea Installer on track for A2SEA

December 6 - December 6 - The head of newbuilding at Danish off-shore wind farm installer A2SEA has returned from a visit to the Chinese shipyard constructing the 11-year old company's latest offshore wind turbine installation jack-up vessel, the Sea Installer.
Views: 577
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Port of Hamburg opens office in Mumbai to strengthen ties

December 6 - December 6 - Project cargo and heavy lift traffic between one of the BRIC quartet of expanding economies and Europe's main manufacturing countries have been boosted by the opening of a new representative office by the port of Hamburg in Mumbai At the same
Views: 933
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TBS International secures breathing space from creditors

December 5 - December 5 - TBS International, the global heavylift multipurpose tweendeckers and handysize/handymax bulk carrier operator, has been handed a two-month breathing space by its creditors into the New Year.
Views: 529
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Noatum Ports open new offices in Valencia

December 5 - December 5 - Noatum Ports, the largest maritime terminal operator in Spain, has celebrated the opening of new offices in Valencia, Spain, in a landmark local building.
Views: 707
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Seaports of Niedersachsen sees strong interest at Amsterdam event

December 2 - December 2 - Port marketing company, Seaports of Niedersachsen, says it registered strong interest in port capacity and logistics solutions for the offshore wind energy industry at this week's international wind energy trade fair, EWEA offshore in Amsterd
Views: 539
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WWPC names one; CEE names another

December 1 - December 1 - Founded in Copenhagen in 1975, Airland Logistics A/S and its project division, Airland Project A/S has been appointed as the exclusive member for Denmark for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC).
Views: 848
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European first for Sarens in fight against cancer

November 30 - November 30 - Belgian multinational crane rental and engineering company Sarens is helping the worldwide fight against cancer by being involved in the construction of a key Italian research centre.
Views: 441
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PCN names new member in the Netherlands

November 30 - November 30 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has confirmed the appointment of its second official member in The Netherlands with the approval of Central Oceans Europe bv.
Views: 939
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Havator names technical director

November 29 - November 29 - Kristian Nummelin (pictured below) has been appointed as technical director at Havator Group
Views: 776
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ALE claims cost saving hat-trick

November 29 - November 29 - Global heavy lift and transportation company ALE have completed three major projects using the 1,200 tonne capacity Gottwald AK912-1.
Views: 628
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Famous Pacific Shipping targets new members in new markets

November 28 - November 28 - Following its recent AGM, the Famous Pacific Shipping Group has resolved to increase membership of the worldwide network of forwarders in specific geographical areas, to further strengthen the group's claims to be a leading player in the glo
Views: 677
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New image for Maximus Air as it seeks to expand activities

November 28 - November 28 - Middle East regional air cargo carrier and cargo aircraft ACMI lease operator Maximus Air Cargo has been renamed Maximus Air as the Abu Dhabi-based carrier's president and CEO announced a significant growth strategy.
Views: 463
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DHL Industrial Projects claims record at Indian port

November 25 - November 25 - The Industrial Projects arm of global forwarder DHL has undertaken the movement of a consignment of six items, each weighing between 165 and 850 tonnes, between South Korea and India utilising a self-propelled ro-ro barge. Three of the items
Views: 422
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Almajdouie invests in global forwarding venture

November 25 - November 25 - The Saudi Arabia-based Almajdouie Group has invested in a new freight forwarding venture, Maxx Global, which will target the project logistics and general cargo sectors.
Views: 662
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Van der Vlist gets a grip with an offshore industry movement

November 25 - November 25 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist Special and Heavy Transport recently completed a convoy movement comprising of four vehicles to move a set of gripper rings for the offshore industry.
Views: 553
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Alstom plans two sites for production of offshore wind turbines

November 25 - November 25 - Following the call for tenders for offshore wind energy launched in July 2011 by the French Government, Alstom is planning to establish up to two sites dedicated to the production of components and to the assembly of 6 MW offshore wind turbi
Views: 594
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Will near-sourcing trends rewrite some project cargo business?

November 24 - November 24 - The move by global industrial equipment giant Caterpillar to open a new, 85,000 sq m facility in Victoria, Texas is the latest evidence of US manufacturers beginning to 'near source' manufacturing, a business trend that may have implications
Views: 461
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FESCO Russian Pacific Line's first sailing departs from Tacoma

November 23 - November 23 - The first sailing of FESCO Russian Pacific Line's new direct all water service to Vladivostok has departed from the Port of Tacoma offering a direct fortnightly ro-ro service to Vladivostok and all points in the Russian Far East.
Views: 734
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Tuscor Lloyds ships water treatment plant

November 23 - November 23 - Four wooden cases containing a water treatment plant have been loaded as breakbulk cargo and shipped by Tuscor Lloyds from Felixstowe, UK to Jebel Ali, UAE.
Views: 454
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High and heavy cargo with a police escort

November 22 - November 22 - Van der Vlist Poland has recently moved two large pieces of an industrial production line by road from Poreba, Poland through to Hamburg, Germany a journey of around 900 km.
Views: 548
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Chapman Freeborn on the move

November 22 - November 22 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering says it is gearing up for future growth in the UK with a move to brand new offices near London Gatwick Airport, in a development which is part of an award-winning complex and home to several blue chip corporati
Views: 401
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ATC Group taken over by Militzer & M

November 21 - November 21 - Turkish project cargo forwarder ATC Group has been taken over by Swiss freight forwarder group Militzer & M
Views: 584
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TBS International seeks to reassure vendors

November 18 - November 18 - In a move to reassure key stakeholders, TBS International has announced that it is continuing its discussions with its consortium of bankers to restructure its bank debt and alleviate some of the pressure on its cash flow.
Views: 274
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Van der Vlist on track for tram relocation project

November 18 - November 18 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist Modular is half way through a significant project movement to relocate fifty 32.5 m trams from southern France to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 593
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Farcont helps Ukraine kick off Euro 2012

November 18 - November 18 - Odessa-based project freight forwarder Farcont has been involved in the transportation of project cargoes that will prepare the Ukraine for its co-hosting of the Euro 2012 football championships.
Views: 416
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Sietas files insolvency petition

November 18 - November 18 - J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH u. Co. and J.J. Sietas Verwaltungs GmbH filed a petition for insolvency at the Municipal Court Hamburg yesterday (November 17).
Views: 533
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World's largest heavy lift vessel to be classed by DNV

November 18 - November 18 - Dockwise's new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tonnes.
Views: 805
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North Sea decommissioning costs could exceed GBP47.5 billion

November 17 - November 17 - A GBP47.5 billion (USD74.7) business opportunity is opening up for companies in decommissioning the North Sea's huge infrastructure of offshore oil and gas fields according to new research to be published by Deloitte and Douglas-Westwood.
Views: 786
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Marcon brokers ocean flat deck barge sale

November 17 - November 17 - The 10,000 dwt, Vanuatu-flagged ocean flat deck barge, DRC/Blake 1 (ex- Eide Barge 35, Pacific Horizon, MB-100, SLB-1 and SLB-2) has been sold to private South American buyers, marking the second time that Marcon International, Inc of Coupev
Views: 467
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Dealers gather for Shuttlelift demonstrations

November 17 - November 17 - Global mobile gantry crane manufacturer Shuttlelift has debuted its newest line of double-beam mobile gantry cranes during an international dealer meeting.
Views: 814
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Militzer & M

November 16 - November 16 - Swiss-based Militzer & M
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PCN names first Nigerian member

November 16 - November 16 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has signed up its first member in Nigeria, International Express Logistics Services Ltd (INTEX), based in Lagos.
Views: 866
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3p Logistics adds office in Poland

November 15 - November 15 - 3p Logistics Group has opened for business in Poland and will represent the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in the country.
Views: 816
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New CFO for the Rickmers Group

November 14 - November 14 - Dr Ignace Van Meenen has taken up the position of chief financial officer (CFO) of the Rickmers Group in a role that will see him press ahead with the realignment of the group of companies to enable it to respond faster and more flexibly to
Views: 681
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World record claim for Mammoet

November 14 - November 14 - Mammoet has announced the successful test of one of its new PTC (Platform Twin-ring Containerised) Super Heavy Lift cranes.
Views: 552
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Big questions over TBS International's future following announcement

November 10 - November 10 - In its latest financial results, TBS International has reported that its equity in the eyes of its lenders has 'no value' leaving uncertainty over the company's future in light of its ongoing difficulties in complying with all financial cove
Views: 567
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PCN members all set for London

November 10 - November 10 - Over 85 senior managers from 46 countries will shortly be flying into London to attend the upcoming 1st PCN Annual Summit.
Views: 951
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2011 Breakbulk Americas event sets record

November 9 - November 9 - This year's Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition set a company record for New Orleans attendance recently with a strong turnout of 3,342 attendees and 238 exhibitors.
Views: 816
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Tiong Woon reports increased revenues but drop in profit

November 9 - November 9 - For the first quarter 2011, ended 30 September 2011, Tiong Woon Corporation Holding Ltd (TWC) has recorded revenues of SGD36.0 million (USD28.1 million), up 25 percent from SGD28.8 million (USD21.8 million) from the previous corresponding qua
Views: 998
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Strategic alliance between Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP in Bilbao

November 8 - November 8 - Marmedsa Noatum Maritime and SLP have made an agreement whereby SLP will acquire 50 percent of Agemasa, the port of Bilbao's general cargo stevedore, whilst Marmedsa Noatum Maritime will acquire 24 percent of SLP, the port's bulk terminal.
Views: 575
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Rotor motors with Fracht

November 8 - November 8 - Fracht USA has handled the delivery of a Siemens 4-pole generator rotor and two fan assemblies to the Hydro One Networks facility in Pickering, Canada.
Views: 477
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WWPC adds exclusive members in Paraguay and Cyprus

November 7 - November 7 - The Worldwide Project Consortium Ltd (WWPC), a leading global franchise network for project cargo forwarders with country/area exclusivity, has announced the appointment of Consorcio Trade & Ship Brokers SRL for Paraguay, a well-established f
Views: 679
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John Good Group launches The Matthew Good Foundation

November 7 - November 7 - The John Good Group has launched The Matthew Good Foundation, a charitable trust in commemoration of former joint managing director, Matthew Good (pictured below), who passed away on earlier this year, aged 32, whilst running a UK half marath
Views: 655
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Alabama lifting solutions workshop soon

November 4 - November 4 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is one of the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place early next month from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Views: 726
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Shipping insurance industry pressure finally bears fruit

November 4 - November 4 - The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has welcomed two important indicators that the shipping industry's intense global lobbying to increase safety at sea is starting to bear fruit.
Views: 432
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GPA sees growth despite uncertain economic times

November 4 - November 4 - Heavy automobile and machinery throughput at ports in Brunswick and Savannah ports has helped the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) enjoy a growth of five percent in Q1 of FY2012 to 6.5 million tonnes of cargo.
Views: 637
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New CFO appointed by Toll Group

November 3 - November 3 - Toll Group, supplier of integrated logistics in the Asia region, has appointed Grant Devonport as the group's new chief financial officer (CFO).
Views: 765
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Gebr

November 3 - November 3 - Austrian-based global project forwarder Gebr
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Project Cargo Network welcomes General Transport

November 3 - November 3 - Fast-growing Project Cargo Network (PCN) has approved the application of General Transport AG, the Basel, Switzerland-based company formed by A. Max Bombis over 60 years ago and which has evolved into a general contractor for logistics soluti
Views: 452
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Summer open house enjoyed by Terex customers

November 3 - November 3 - Poor weather and cloudy skies failed to deter Terex customers in Sweden and Scandinavia enjoying a late summer open house eventheld in Helsingborg, Sweden.
Views: 388
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Next stop Poznan for Bellville Rodair

November 2 - November 2 - It's been quite a year for Bellville Rodair International (BRI), one which has seen the opening of four new offices already, with Poznan operational from today, and another slated to be up and running by the beginning of 2012.
Views: 525
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Tiaca warns of high cost of night flight bans

November 1 - November 1 - The International Air Cargo Association (Tiaca) has warned that night-time flight bans at major airports will come at a high economic and environmental price.
Views: 510
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Freight's big-hearted response to Turkish earthquake

November 1 - November 1 - The freight industry has worn its heart on its sleeve in its response to the humanitarian tragedy created by the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the Van province in eastern Turkey and killed around 500 people.
Views: 552
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PCN welcomes a trio of new members

November 1 - November 1 - The geographical spread of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) is demonstrated by a trio of new signings in Kenya, Greece and Ecuador.
Views: 956
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Second of four ro-ro ferry newbuildings launched for Seatruck

November 1 - November 1 - UK shortsea ferry operator, Seatruck, a division of the Danish shipping giant Clipper Group, is set to receive the second of four new ro-ro vessels to serve its Irish Sea routes including options for rolling project cargo and heavy lift items
Views: 634
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Spain's largest port operator rebrands terminals

October 31 - October 31 - Noatum, one of Spain's leading maritime terminal and port operations and services companies, has strengthened its corporate identity by rebranding many of the group's terminals and by integrating them under the global Noatum brand.
Views: 548
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Drewry forecasts container overcapacity to last few years

October 28 - October 28 - Drewry's latest quarterly Container Forecaster emphasises that this year should have been much better for the industry. First half global demand growth was still running at an annual rate of percent and yet ocean carriers are losing money due
Views: 771
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Saudi Arabian shipment for Altius

October 26 - October 26 - The project division of Spanish freight forwarder Altius has recently handled the movement of a significant consignment of industrial equipment, including coke drums, from Japan to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 508
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Busy end to 2011 for Medden

October 26 - October 26 - Turkish project cargo forwarder Medden is looking forward to a busy autumn and winter 2011, say managers at the Izmir-based company, as orders for its project freight services grow in the second half of the year.
Views: 445
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Flying a kite with BBC SkySails

October 25 - October 25 -German multi-purpose and heavy lift operator BBC Chartering is to co-operate with SkySails, the alternative propulsion system developer based in Hamburg, to further promote the latter's kite-based system.
Views: 704
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter names second partner in Canada

October 25 - October 25 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH has contracted general sales agent (GSA) AerodyneCargo Services Inc in Calgary as its second GSA in Canada, following its appointment of Airline Network Service as a GSA partner for the Montreal area just a
Views: 545
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Airbus flies with Rickmers-Linie

October 24 - October 24 - Rickmers-Linie has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems as its partner for the transportation of fuselage sections for Airbus from Morehead City, USA to Montoir (Port of Nantes St. Nazaire), France.
Views: 559
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Liebherr celebrates anniversary

October 20 - October 20 - Earlier this month Liebherr-Werk Nenzing GmbH celebrated its 35th anniversary over several days concluding with an open day attended over 20,000 visitors at the company's production facility in Nenzing, Austria.
Views: 493
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Move One on the move

October 20 - October 20 - Move One's new office within Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan will provide a full range of logistics services.
Views: 574
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Kuehne + Nagel sees earnings grow

October 19 - October 19 - Kuehne + Nagel reports that its earnings grew in first nine months of 2011 by 1.1 percent despite the softening freight market.
Views: 753
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Braemar Shipping Services launches Braemar Technical Services

October 18 - October 18 - Braemar Shipping Services says its penetration of the global marine and offshore services sectors continues to develop with the bringing together of its business units under the umbrella control of the Braemar Technical Services (BTS) divisio
Views: 657
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Antwerp growth stalls as biomass power station agreement signed

October 18 - October 18 - During the first nine months of this year, the port of Antwerp handled a total of 142.07 million tonnes of freight, including project cargo and wheeled heavy lift movements, to enjoy an increase of 7.5 percent compared with the first nine mon
Views: 499
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Bardonaro takes on new global sales role at Terex

October 18 - October 18 - Global crane manufacturer Terex has promoted Frank Bardonaro to the newly created position of vice president and managing director global sales, Terex Cranes.
Views: 446
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Port of Bilbao to present in London

October 17 - October 17 - A delegation of Port of Bilbao companies will give a presentation aimed at British shippers later this week in London.
Views: 353
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Dockwise newbuild books second voyage

October 14 - October 14 - Just one day after it announced the filing of a waiver request on a single covenant with its lender syndicate, which seeks consent for a temporary relaxation of the leverage ratio (net debt over EBITDA) for the period March 2012 until Septemb
Views: 598
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Four more Liebherrs for Wille-Krane

October 14 - October 14 - As can be seen in the picture below, Wille-Krane managing director Karsten Schneider and his son Mario were welcome guests at the Liebherr-Werk Ehingen plant, collecting their new LTM 1095-5.1 mobile crane. Three more LTM cranes are already o
Views: 614
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Coordinadora helps Peru to step on the gas

October 14 - October 14 - Spain's Coordinadora Internacional de Cargas has managed the transport of five gas columns, each weighing 120 tonnes, plus associated accessories amounting to around 5.000 cu m from Tarragona and Leixoes to a gas fractionation plant on the ou
Views: 397
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Profits up at Air Partner but revenues tumble in freight division

October 14 - October 14 - In its results for the year ended July 31 2011, Air Partner said its focus on core broking has delivered strong results, despite a difficult trading environment, with profits before tax up by 93 percent to GBP5.3 million (USD8.3); and overall
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Hartel's Heenvliet on maiden voyage

October 12 - October 12 - Dutch shipping line Hartel Shipping has seen its latest vessel, Heenvliet, embark on its maiden voyage, further strengthening its Mediterranean and Black Sea services.
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On your marks: breakbulk to pound the pavement in a good cause

October 12 - October 12 - Keen professionals in the project cargo and shipping industry are soon to don Lyrca and running shoe to work up a sweat, all in a good cause, as they race to the finishing line in the sixth Break-Bulk Business Run.
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India must up game on global piracy

October 12 - October 12 - Indian naval forces must be ready to increase shipping security in the Indian Ocean as the country's geographical location means that it has been at the forefront of efforts to tackle piracy head on.
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Fairmount tug positions FPSO Usan offshore Nigeria

October 11 - October 11- Fairmount Marine's tug, Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Usan, offshore Nigeria.
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ALS handles huge pile driver

October 11 - October 11 - Global project specialists - ALS (Freight Management Group)'s - European project teams have worked together with their South American partners to successfully deliver a crawler crane, described as being "the biggest pile driving machine ever
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Success in the pipeline for Wagenborg Nedlift

October 11 - October 11 - Dutch-based heavy lift transport solutions provider Wagenborg Nedlift has placed the last pipe in the multi-million dollar, 302 km Nord-europ
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Terex Demag move lifts Van der Vlist business

October 10 - October 10 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has undertaken the recent movement of a Terex Demag CC8800 crane from the manufacturer's factory at Zweibrucken, Germany to the port of Antwerp, Belgium.
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Globalink delivers ahead of schedule

October 10 - October 10 - A thousand tonne consignment of oil field equipment has been moved from Dubai to Iraq almost two weeks ahead of deadline.
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New Terex Crossover crane delivers superior lift performance

October 7 - October 7 - The Terex Crossover 4500, a 40.8 tonne capacity class boom truck, blends truck crane and boom crane designs to offer a 360-degree load radius that outperforms other 45 tonnes capacity class boom trucks by more than 10 percent claims Terex.
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Fairmount Alpine delivers rig Ocean Yorktown in Gulf

October 7 - October 7 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Alpine has delivered the semi submergible drilling rig Ocean Yorktown safely in Brownsville, USA, after a 5,400 miles (8690.5 km) tow from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Horizon Lines completes refinancing

October 7 - October 7 - Horizon Lines, Inc has completed a comprehensive refinancing of the company's entire capital structure.
Views: 488
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National Airlines wins B747-400F operating authority

October 6 - October 6 - America's National Airlines, a unit of upstate New York's National Air Cargo Holdings, which provides military air freight to the Pentagon, has announced its initiation of Boeing 747-400F flight operations, having received regulatory certifica
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CEVA extends the scope of agreement with Seadrill

October 5 - October 4 - CEVA Logistics has extended its current freight management contract with offshore deepwater drilling company, Seadrill, to include the freight forwarding and supply chain logistics solutions for the Seadrill rigs operating in West Africa and t
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Flying gets a little safer, thanks to Van der Vlist

October 5 - October 5 - European abnormal and heavy haulage provider Van der Vlist has handled the movement of a vital piece of modern aviation training equipment from the United States to Europe - a full flight simulator from Miami to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.
Views: 775
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South Africa's Imperial buys German logistics company

October 5 - October 5 - South African transport group Imperial Holdings will pay USD368 million to buy a German logistics company, in a move that bulks up its presence in Europe, even as the region struggles with an uncertain outlook.
Views: 599
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SAL and Rolner Foundation digs deep for charity

October 5 - October 5 - SAL and the Rolner Foundation have donated EUR20,000 (USD26,350) to the International Seamen's Club Duckdalben in Hamburg, whilst the crew of Anne-Sofie has donated EUR9,000 (USD11,800) to projects in Germany and the Philippines.
Views: 657
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Safmarine corporate functions to be incorporated into Maersk Line

October 4 - October 4 - Safmarine's internal support and management functions will be integrated into those of its sister company Maersk Line, with the closure of the former's HQ and the maintenance of the brand within the Maersk Liner Business portfolio.
Views: 540
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Agility names new general manager for Denmark

October 4 - October 4 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has appointed Army Pedersen as general manager of its operations in Denmark, responsible for the expansion of the business and customer relationships in Denmark.
Views: 595
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Wine is fine for France Cargo International

September 29 - September 29 - France Cargo International, a member of the WCAPN organisation, has completed the transportation of six special tanks used for storing wine.
Views: 556
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Air Charter Service now open in Los Angeles

September 29 - September 29 - Air Charter Service, a leading aircraft charter specialist, continues its global expansion as it opens the cargo department of its second US office in Los Angeles - to complement its established operation in New York.
Views: 605
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New vessel for Universal Africa Lines

September 29 - September 29 - UAL Africa has become the latest vessel to be added to Universal Africa Lines' fleet of 16 modern, multi-purpose geared vessels.
Views: 354
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Holleman moves heavy turbine

September 28 - September 28 - Holleman Bulgaria OOD, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) networks, has transported a heavy water turbine measuring more than 10.5 m long and over five metres in height and width, destined
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ALS ships demolition equipment to Kiwi earthquake zone

September 28 - September 28 - The Abnormal Load Services (International) Ltd project team in Hull, UK, has organised the first export charter shipment of a demolition machine for UK demolition company Coleman & Company.
Views: 780
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GPLN drives into oil and gas logistics training sector

September 27 - September 27 - The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) recently completed training sessions at two of the most important oil and gas industry events: SPE Offshore Europe 2011 and Indonesia Oil & Gas Expo 2011.
Views: 686
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Bureau Veritas extends Russian partnerships

September 26 - September 26 - One of the leading conformity assessment and certification service companies, Bureau Veritas, is extending its partnerships in the Russian shipping and offshore sector, focusing on high Arctic offshore projects.
Views: 407
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Confidence dips to all-time low as uncertainty fuels overtonnaging

September 26 - September 26 - Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for three and a half years in the three months ended August 2011, according to the latest shipping confidence survey by accountant and shipping adviser Moore Step
Views: 853
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Century for Project Cargo Network

September 26 - September 26 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has reached a major milestone in its development with 100 companies now on its membership roster.
Views: 962
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Lufthansa Cargo Charter helps fight oil well fire

September 22 - September 22 - Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency GmbH, together with its general sales agent (GSA) Platinum Air Cargo in Houston, has organised the emergency transport via a charter aircraft of six tonnes of specialised well fire fighting equipment from Hous
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Barnhart VP gives rigging workshop a lift

September 22 - September 22 - Shaun Sipe, VP of human capital at Barnhart Crane & Rigging, is to join the panel of speakers at the Maritime Lifting Solutions Workshop, which takes place from December 7-9 in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Views: 645
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Blank checks into ACS Frankfurt

September 21 - September 21 - UK-based air freight broker Air Charter Service (ACS) has appointed a new cargo sales director at its Frankfurt office while the company has organised a vital relief goods flight into North Korea in response to the devastating floods in tha
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Damco set to scale greater heights

September 21 - September 21 - Damco has transported a single piece compressor weighing 52 tonnes from Orissa via Kolkata airport in India to its final destination in Berlin, Germany.
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Parsifal hits new notes for heavy lift

September 20 - September 20 - Named after an opera by Wagner, MV Parsifal, which claims to be the world's joint-largest ro-ro vessel, is the latest addition to the deep-sea ro-ro fleet operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.
Views: 631
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GAC Group makes a trio of significant management appointments

September 20 - September 20 - The GAC Group has announced two key management appointments in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for its group and local operations at the same time as the group has appointed a new group HSSE (Health Safety Security Environment) manager to drive
Views: 947
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NSCSA exercises options for two ro-cons

September 16 - September 16 - The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has exercised the option to build two ro-con vessels with Hyundai MIPO of South Korea.
Views: 845
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Konecranes to supply cranes for Klaipeda

September 14 - September 14 - Konecranes has received an order for three Ship-To-Shore (STS) cranes and seven Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes from JSSC Klaipedos Smelte in Lithuania. The cranes will be delivered to the port of Klaipeda starting in the fourth quarter of
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Demag Cranes delivers five to Dutch ports

September 14 - September 14 - Demag Cranes is further expanding its business in the Netherlands with the delivery of five Generation 5 Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes to three major terminal operators, in the Netherlands.
Views: 945
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Sorgetti to succeed Sangaletti as FIATA CEO

September 14 - September 14 - HLPFI understads that Marco Sorgetti has been selected to fill the post of director general and chief executive of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) following the retirement of Marco Sangaletti.
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Turkish yacht transport goes against the flow

September 14 - September 14 - Turkish project cargo forwarder Project Cargo & Yacht Transport is claiming a record in the field of yacht transport as it moved three super-yachts and one coast guard boat to the Middle East.
Views: 642
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Agility receives freight security certification

September 13 - September 13 - Agility has received the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) "A" certification for its Budapest and Helsinki offices, recognising the company's capabilities in implementing the highest security standards for its supply chain sol
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Nurminen Logistics delivers tanks to Belarus

September 12 - September 12 - Over the past few years, Nurminen Logistics of Finland, which is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network, has made several special deliveries to Belarus and this summer was no exception with the delivery of three large tanks f
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Air Charter International supports Afghan mine clearance

September 12 - September 12 - Air Charter International has handled the shipment of an outsized mine clearing machine and spare parts from Europe to Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, to assist with the country's efforts to be free of Unexploded Ordnance (UXOs) by 2013.
Views: 406
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Antwerp port authority expands presence in South America

September 12 - September 12 - Antwerp Port Authority has expanded its presence in South America with the appointment of three new representatives: Fernando Bustamante, German Calderon (both in Chile) and Henrique Machado Rabelo (in Brazil), to promote the port across So
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Lenders offer lifeline extension to TBS

September 9 - September 9 - Breakbulk and bulk vessel operator, TBS International has advised that its lenders have agreed to let it not make principal payments due on loans from September 30 to December 15.
Views: 175
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Libya services resume as regime changes

September 9 - September 9 - Though fighting is still continuing in the country and Colonel Gadaffi remains at large, a degree of normality is returning to Libya.
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Jakarta next for heavy lift seminar

September 8 - September 8 - The next seminar in a series of heavy lift and breakbulk cargo courses to be held by the Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN) is to be hosted later this month at Oil & Gas Indonesia 2011 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Views: 685
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AF Decom opens in Aberdeen

September 8 - September 8 - AF Decom Offshore, a specialist company in the removal, demolition, environmental reconstruction and recycling of buildings, industrial plants and offshore installations, has opened an Aberdeen office to target the emerging UK market.
Views: 635
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Nordana goes back to Libya

September 8 - September 8 - Nordana has restarted its regular direct ro-ro service from the US Gulf and East Coast into Libya, which has been suspended since February due to the unrest in the country.
Views: 720
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A hamburger with triple BBC Chartering vessels

September 7 - September 7 - It was a case of once, twice, three times a vessel as a trio of leading German heavy lift operator BBC Chartering's vessels were in the port of Hamburg simultaneously.
Views: 887
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Up and under for Megatranz

September 7 - September 7 - If you can't go under, you have to go over: that was the message for transport managers when faced with the movement of three modules destined for a Brazilian oil and gas refinery.
Views: 538
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Chapman Freeborn expands its On Board Courier (OBC) service

September 7 - September 7 - An old English expression has it that, for the want of a nail, the battle was lost. This sage wisdom sums up neatly the reality that even the biggest projects can flounder if an essential item stops working or is missing.
Views: 502
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Boeing 747-8 Freighter first delivery set for September 19

September 5 - September 5 - Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 Freighter to launch customer Cargolux on September 19 at Paine Field in Everett, US and Cargolux will fly the aircraft away that morning and put it into revenue service.
Views: 430
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ASCO wins Statoil logistics contract

September 2 - September 2 - ASCO, a leading oil and gas logistic company, has won a contract worth over GBP 1.1 million (USD1.8 million) from Statoil ASA.
Views: 593
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Allseas arranges novel project freight transhipment via Felixstowe

September 2 - September 2 - Organising the transport from Scotland to South Korea of a heavy lift consignment measuring up to 7 metres in height required some detailed planning when a lengthy road trip from the point of manufacture in Aberdeen was never going to be an
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