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BNSF Logistics acquires Albacor Shipping

December 31 - December 31 - BNSF Logistics has acquired Albacor Shipping, the Toronto, Canada-based international global project and general cargo provider with locations across North America, Europe and Russia.
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Mill is no grind for HEAVY Logistics

December 31 - December 31 - HEAVY Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Belgium, recently organised a multimodal transport using 10 Goldhofer SPMT axle lines and a hired barge, to move a grinding mill from Tournai to Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 590
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Combi Lift strengthens Australian team

December 28 - December 28 - Denmark-headquartered specialist project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has appointed Eike Hemp as operations manager within its Australia team.
Views: 642
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Breakbulk drops sharply at Antwerp

December 28 - December 28 - Belgium's Port of Antwerp has released its provisional performance figures for 2012. Conventional breakbulk at the port dropped by 14.9 percent year-on-year to 10,804,408 tonnes, due to what it says is a decline in the amount of steel handle
Views: 320
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Virgin delivers Xmas cheer to cruise ship

December 28 - December 28 - Virgin Atlantic Cargo has transported a seven metre Christmas tree and 15 smaller consignments for Hapag Lloyd Cruises, owner of the cruise ship MS Europa.
Views: 484
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Panalpina expects goodwill impairment

December 28 - December 28 - Due to the loss of a major customer in Norway, Switzerland-headquartered forwarder Panalpina has reviewed the goodwill position relating to its acquisition of Norwegian company Grieg Logistics in 2011.
Views: 432
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UAL's new ship sets sail

December 27 - December 27 - Universal Africa Lines' (UAL) latest fleet addition, UAL Houston, recently left the Scottish port of Aberdeen on her first commercial voyage.
Views: 315
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State buys back Cargolux stake

December 24 - December 24 - In a statement issued by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, it has confirmed that it has re-acquired its 35 percent shareholding in freighter airline, Cargolux.
Views: 483
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The Friday Flyer

December 21 - December 21 - Well, the Mayan day of apocalypse has arrived and so far, it appears to be passing over peacefully, meaning HLPFI staff will waste no time in getting out the tea and cake (nothing stronger) to mark the fact that the world is still here.
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DNV and GL join forces

December 21 - December 21 - An agreement has been signed to merge Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and Hamburg-based Germanischer Lloyd SE (GL). The new entity will be called DNV GL Group.
Views: 343
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WCA members ship oversized cargoes

December 21 - December 21 - The WCA Family of Logistic Networks Ltd has seen two of its members ship heavy and oversized cargoes recently.
Views: 360
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Port strike looks imminent in USA

December 20 - December 20 - Following the breakdown of talks between the US Maritime Alliance (USMX) and the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) union over the issue of container royalties, consignments being sent via oceanfreight to US east and gulf coast p
Views: 328
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Yachts on the move

December 20 - December 20 - Istanbul-headquartered Project Cargo & Yacht Transport recently handled the loading and unloading of yachts at ports in Turkey.
Views: 417
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Damen acquires Arno Dunkerque

December 20 - December 20 - Netherlands-headquartered Damen Shipyards this week acquired French ship repair yard, Arno Dunkerque.
Views: 405
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InterRail targets Caucasus region

December 20 - December 20 - InterRail Holding - the Switzerland-headquartered provider of rail-based freight services in the Euro-Asian corridor - is set to acquire 50 percent of the shares in Azerbaijan-based railway services provider, AzerRail Baku.
Views: 701
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Clipper Steel Services transports steel for the New York Freedom Tower

December 19 - December 19 - Clipper Steel Services - sister company of specialist heavy lift line Clipper Projects - has transported a number of steel beams for the New York Freedom Tower which will become the centrepiece of the new World Trade Centre in Lower Manhatta
Views: 497
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Samson rope expands R&D centre

December 19 - December 19 - US-based high-performance rope manufacturer Samson has started a major expansion project at its Ferndale, Washington manufacturing facility and corporate offices.
Views: 160
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Top European ports body executive jumps ship

December 19 - December 19 - Patrick Verhoeven is to leave his role as secretary-general at the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO). He will be joining another Brussels-based maritime industry lobby, the European Community Shipowners' Association (ECSA).
Views: 259
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Stemcor chooses Antwerp as Central European hub

December 18 - December 18 - UK-headquartered Stemcor - one of the world's largest independent steel handlers - has signed a long-term deal with Katoen Natie for handling and storage of steel at the Port of Antwerp.
Views: 346
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ADT redirects container traffic to Khalifa Port

December 18 - December 18 - Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has completed the redirection of container traffic from Mina Zayed Port in downtown Abu Dhabi to the region's brand new Khalifa Port - 60 km east of the city centre.
Views: 308
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COSCO Shipping confirms US and European joint ventures

December 17 - December 17 - Further to our report in last week's Friday Flyer, COSCO Shipping Co Ltd (COSCOL) has confirmed that it has officially established joint ventures with NMA Maritime & Offshore Contractors bv, of the Netherlands.
Views: 589
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Conquest unloads hulls at Flushing

December 17 - December 17 - Conquest Offshore - a Dutch joint venture between Concordia Offshore BV and Zwagerman Offshore Services BV - has used its Conquest MB I, 1,500 tonne offshore heavy lift crane barge to unload six ship hulls at Flushing, the Netherlands.
Views: 467
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Boskalis revises Dockwise offer

December 17 - December 17 - Royal Boskalis Westminster has revised its voluntary offer for all remaining shares in Dutch shipping company Dockwise - upping its bid by 5 percent to EUR18 per share.
Views: 484
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Rickmers-Linie to build two new multi-purpose ships

December 17 - December 17 - Rickmers Linie - the Germany-headquartered provider of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo transportation - has commissioned two 20,000 deadweight tonne newbuilds.
Views: 503
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French association reveals its 'Port of the Year'

December 17 - December 17 - HAROPA - a French grouping of ports from Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - has been named 'Port of the Year' by association BP2S - the French Bureau for Promotion of Short Sea Shipping and Intermodality.
Views: 360
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THE FRIDAY FLYER - DECEMBER 14TH 2012

December 14 - As 2012 draws to its close, HLPFI staff and Friday Flyer readers around the world are wondering what 2013 will bring in the business of heavy lift and project cargo.
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Peel Ports secures refinancing deal

December 14 - December 14 - UK port group, Peel Ports has successfully completed a GBP1.6 billion refinancing deal in order to fund its future growth plans.
Views: 478
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Clipper Steel Services celebrates its 20th anniversary

December 14 - December 14 - Since it was formed In November 1992, Clipper Steel Services has made more than 800 voyages and says that 2012 will be a record year with more than 70 sailings from Europe to USA/Mexico.
Views: 636
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Heavy heat exchangers moved to Tartastan

December 13 - December 13 - V Alexander International Logistics - an international project forwarder and German member of the Cargo Equipment Experts network (CEE) - has successfully delivered two oversized heat exchangers from Berlin to Nizhnekamsk, Tartastan, 2,000 k
Views: 346
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Golden shipments for Volga-Dnepr

December 12 - December 12 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the Russian-based oversize and heavy cargo specialist, has transported more the 300 tonnes of gold mining equipment between Ostrava, Czech Republic and Nairobi, Kenya.
Views: 357
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WWPC members collaborate to ship paper equipment worldwide

December 11 - December 11 - Mercator Transport - French representative of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) - has completed the movement of several heavy and out-of-gauge components for the paper manufacturing industry.
Views: 496
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Sinergy opens terminal

December 11 - December 11 - In Italy, Sinergy Cargo - the Italian member of the Famous Pacific Shipping forwarding network - has opened a multimodal container and bulk cargo handling and storage centre, at Arquata Scrivia, 40 km from Genoa port.
Views: 469
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Government set to buy back Cargolux stake

December 10 - December 10 - The Luxembourg government is prepared to buy the 35 percent shareholding in the Duchy's home-based B747 freighter operator Cargolux after Qatar Airways said it would pull out of its stakeholding in the carrier.
Views: 238
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Felbermayr and Terex keep production going

December 10 - December 10 - Hilden, Germany headquartered crane service provider Felbermayr recently replaced four gigantic whey tanks at the Leppersdorf facility of dairy company Sachsenmilch, where a Terex AC 1000, the world's most powerful all-terrain crane, proved
Views: 452
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World's largest heavy lift ship christened

December 4 - December 4 - Dockwise Vanguard - an ultra-large semi-submersible heavy lift ship constructed for Dutch shipping company, Dockwise was christened at the end of last week.
Views: 531
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Volga-Dnepr aims for space

December 4 - December 4 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo specialist Volga-Dnepr Airlines has been awarded a license by the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) to perform transport operations for rockets, space mechanisms and rocket fuel.
Views: 561
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Gianti covers Georgia for PCN

December 4 - December 4 - Tbilisi, Georgia based Gianti Logistics has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) grouping of freight agents as the organisation's member in the country which is an important hub in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Views: 610
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Martin Bencher opens Gothenburg office

December 4 - December 4 - The Martin Bencher Group, a shipping and forwarding service provider, has today opened a new office in Gothenburg.
Views: 323
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Living quarter barge delivered to Kashagan oilfield

December 4 - December 4 - Last month, Wagenborg Offshore - the Dutch-based provider of offshore heavy lift services to the oil and gas industry - in cooperation with Wagenborg Kazakhstan B.V. and Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, delivered the living quarter barge 'Vivald
Views: 511
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Jumbo transports 1,125 tonne shiploader crane

December 4 - December 4 - Jumbo Shipping, the Netherlands-headquartered provider of heavy marine transport, successfully completed the transport of a 1,125 tonne shiploader crane between Sines, Portugal and Nouadhibou, Mauritania.
Views: 475
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Volga-Dnepr adds third maintenance base in Moscow

December 3 - December 3 - Heavy lift and outsize air cargo carrier Volga-Dnepr says its Volga-Dnepr Technics (VDT) division has obtained approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to open a line maintenance station at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport.
Views: 473
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The Friday Flyer

November 30 - November 30 - Staff in HLPFI's London office awoke this morning to the first sub-temperatures of Winter and a malfunctioning office heating system. Typing in an overcoat and mittens is no fun, but the author of this week's Friday Flyer delivers a neat sna
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ACS opens Kazakhstan office

November 30 - November 30 - Air Charter Service, a global provider of aircraft charter brokerage services, has increased its presence in the CIS region by opening a new office in Almaty, Kazakhstan, headed by Evgeny Galkin (pictured below right), who is moving from his
Views: 321
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Chapman Freeborn expands into Argentina

November 29 - November 29 - Chapman Freeborn Airchartering - the UK-based provider of aircraft charter brokerage services - has established a new commercial presence in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Views: 414
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PCN adds Prime Cargo in Norway

November 29 - November 29 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) has introduced Prime Cargo to its project forwarder network, representing Norway.
Views: 280
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UKMPG chairman damns red tape

November 28 - November 28 - In a speech made last week, UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) group chairman and Forth Ports CEO, Charles Hammond, criticised excessive regulation that has been imposed on the industryfrom the UK and the European Union.
Views: 415
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Next phase of world's largest lock underway

November 27 - November 27 - The first concrete has been laid for the Port of Antwerp's EUR340million (USD440.3million) 'Deurganckdocklock' - the world's largest lock due to open in spring 2016.
Views: 229
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A.R.T. Logistics opens global HQ in Hong Kong

November 27 - November 27 - A.R.T. Logistics, a leading project logistics company focused on Central Asia, Russia and the CIS, has opened its global headquarters in Hong Kong.
Views: 378
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Boskalis goes for Dockwise in EUR682 million deal

November 26 - November 26 - Royal Boskalis Westminster, the Netherlands-headquartered provider of global marine services, has outlined its intention to purchase marine contactor and heavy-lift shipping services provider, Dockwise, for a total of EUR682 million (USD884.
Views: 505
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Agility achieves AEO-F status in Hungary

November 26 - November 26 - Agility, the Kuwait-headquartered logistics services providers, has been achieved Authorized Economic Operator full (AEO-F) status in Hungary.
Views: 511
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The Friday Flyer

November 23 - November 23 - It's Friday afternoon in a windswept London and so it must be time for this week's edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, delivering a neat snapshot of news from the last week for your to enjoy with your afternoon tea and slice of cake - lemon dri
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Combi Lift sets up Singapore office

November 23 - November 23 - Denmark headquartered heavy lift and project cargo shipping line Combi Lift has opened a new office in Singapore.
Views: 538
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APM Terminals reveals Nigerian mega-port proposal

November 23 - November 23 - APM Terminals and a number of consortium partners, has revealed plans to develop a new greenfield mega-port project and Free Trade Zone at Badagry in Nigeria's Lagos State, some 55 km west of Apapa and the Port of Lagos on the Benin-Lagos Ex
Views: 608
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Cargotec makes staff cuts

November 22 - November 22 - Equipment manufacturer Cargotec has made 33 of its staff in Finland redundant. In addition, 72 people will be made redundant in global support functions and other areas.
Views: 423
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Blansjaar invests in Terex Challengers

November 22 - November 22 - Netherlands based transport and heavy lift business Blansjaar has acquired three Terex Challenger 3160 all-terrain cranes.
Views: 492
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Logwin grows in China

November 22 - November 22 - Luxembourg headquartered global logistics services provider Logwin is continuing to expand its network of locations in China, with the opening of new sales offices in the industrial city of Wuhan in Central China as well as in Zhongshan in t
Views: 555
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Jenkinson on the double

November 22 - November 22 - Jenkinson Logistics, the member in Ireland of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), reports being extremely busy with project work to Africa and Saudi Arabia.
Views: 455
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London International Shipping Week 2013

November 21 - November 21 - The UK capital London is to host its own International Shipping Week in 2013, when maritime industry leaders from across the globe will gather during the week of September 9 to 13, 2013, for meetings and events, concluding in a day-long gove
Views: 346
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UK P&I Club welcomes S&P upgrade

November 21 - November 21 - The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda), generally known as the UK P&I Club, has welcomed an improvement of its Standard and Poor's (S&P) rating from 'Stable' to 'Positive'.
Views: 426
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Heavy lift master class

November 20 - November 20 - Having presented his two-day 'Heavy Transport & Lifting' seminar to more than thousand people in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, the UK, Norway, the Netherlands, Turkey, USA, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, the UAE and Singapore.
Views: 669
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Tribble named ceo at Cordstrap

November 20 - November 20 - Cordstrap, which specialises in cargo securing systems, has appointed Brad Tribble as the new ceo of the company.
Views: 361
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Australia creates world's biggest marine park

November 19 - November 19 - Australia has created the world's largest network of marine national parks, protecting a 2.3 million square km (888,035 sq mi) area of ocean roughly the size of Western Europe.
Views: 273
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Agility appoints road freight director, Europe

November 19 - November 19 - Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has appointed Claus Duval as road freight regional director for Europe. Based in Agility's Basel, Switzerland office, Duval will be responsible for leading the development of the company's Europe
Views: 407
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Qatar pulls out of Cargolux

November 19 - November 19 - Luxembourg based freighter operator Cargolux Airlines International today confirmed that Qatar Airwaysintends to exit from its 35 percent shareholding in Cargolux.
Views: 241
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The Friday Flyer

November 16 - November 16 - It's time again for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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Italy's first Terex Challengers join Vernazza

November 16 - November 16 - Vernazza Autogru, a lifting and transport company based in Genoa, has recently acquired a Terex Challenger 3160 and a Challenger 3180 All Terrain Crane with 55 and 60 tonnes of lifting capacity respectively.
Views: 385
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KAMAG takes US Space Shuttle on its final trip

November 16 - November 16 - The US Space Shuttle Endeavour made its final journey in October - a 20 km trip through the streets of Los Angeles carried on self-propelled modular trailers manufactured by Ulm, Germany based KAMAG.
Views: 435
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TIACA welcomes ETS reprieve

November 16 - November 16 - The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has welcomed the announcement by EU Climate Action Commissioner, Connie Hedegaard to suspend the inclusion of international aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and to allow the
Views: 314
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Dockwise to appeal court ruling

November 16 - November 16 - Dockwise, the Netherlands-based marine transport company, has confirmed that it is appealing against its recent loss of a court case brought against the ex-ceo of Fairstar Heavy Transport, Philip Adkins, which sought to gain access to the la
Views: 610
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Project Professionals Group enrolls Stella Group

November 16 - November 16 - Project forwarding network, the Project Professionals Group (PPG), has appointed Stella Group as its new Project Support member for Finland, the Baltics and Russia.
Views: 593
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Hamburg holds steady

November 15 - November 15 - The Port of Hamburg's overall results for the first nine months have been characterised by export growth and an import downturn. In the first nine months of 2012 the German port achieved a total throughput of 98.1 million tonnes (down 0.8 pe
Views: 435
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Clipper Projects heads new multi-purpose pool

November 15 - November 15- Clipper Projects, a leading carrier of project cargo, has created a new multi-purpose (MPP) pool, whichwill form an integrated part of the current Clipper Projects MPP fleet.
Views: 268
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Container train travels China - Europe in 16 days

November 14 - November 14 - A container block train comprising 50 standard 40 ft containers has travelled from Wuhan in Central China to Pardubice, about 100 km east of the Czech capital Prague, in just 16 days.
Views: 285
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Liebherr offshore cranes support Cygnus

November 14 - November 14 - Crane manufacturer Liebherr-Werk Nenzing in Austria has been awarded a contract to provide four RL 2650-25 D EX Litronic offshore cranes to GDF Suez E&P UK for the Cygnus gas field project.
Views: 419
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Oniqua joins ASCO Group

November 13 - November 13 - The ASCO Group, a leading international oil and gas services company, has become the majority shareholder in Brisbane, Australia headquartered Oniqua MRO Analytics - a global analytics-based technology solutions company.
Views: 407
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NEO opens in Turkey

November 13 - November 13 - NEO Air Charter - the European member of the Global Charter Alliance - has opened a new office in Istanbul, Turkey, headed by Mrs Ahu Ozturk (pictured below), as sales manager - Turkey.
Views: 566
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BBC Chartering enhances South American frequency

November 13 - November 13 - BBC Chartering is adding shipping capacity to its Andino Express Line, a liner service that was launched in 2005 connecting Houston with the West Coast of South America.
Views: 508
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Damco reports continued growth

November 12 - November 12 - Damco reports revenue growth of 11 percent in the first nine months of 2012, compared to the same period last year.
Views: 625
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ABP announces new chief executive

November 12 - November 12 - In the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced that, after completing six years at the helm, chief executive Peter Jones has said that he will retire at the end of March 2013. He will be succeeded by James Cooper, who has served as
Views: 557
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The Friday Flyer

November 9 - November 9 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments and asides from the editorial team.
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TIACA picks Paris for ACF 2016

November 8 - November 8 - Paris will stage the 28th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition from October 26-28, 2016 hosted by A
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Cargolux boosts heavy air lift to Ghana

November 8 - November 8 - Freighter operator Cargolux is to operate the first B747-8 freighter service from its Luxembourg hub to Abidjan and Accra in Ghana today (November 8, 2012).
Views: 320
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WWPC members handle Finland to Angola heavy lift

November 8 - November 8 - Three member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) active in the Angolan heavy lift market have cooperated to get 55 tonnes of jaw crusher parts from Finland to Angola.
Views: 447
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Dockwise posts sound results for combined group

November 8 - November 8 - Breda, the Netherlands based heavy lift ship operator Dockwise has posted its financial results for the three-month period ended September 30, 2012.
Views: 415
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Denholm Global handles heavy moves

November 6 - November 6 - Denholm Global Logistics, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network for the United Kingdom, recently part chartered the HHL Mississippi to move two 155-tonne steel rolls from the port of Immingham to Rio de Janeiro as part o
Views: 578
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PCN adds Pol-Inowex in Poland

November 6 - November 6 - Lublin, Poland based relocation specialist Pol-Inowex has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as the grouping's representative in Poland.
Views: 439
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London P&I Club sets rate increase

November 5 - November 5 - The London based P&I Club a protection and indemnity mutual, has set a general increase of 12.5 percent in annual P&I call rates for the 2013/14 policy year.
Views: 104
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IAG Cargo targets forwarders through GLN

November 5 - November 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business created following the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Global Logistics Network (GLN), a US headquartered network of 421 small and mediu
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Steel in Transit 2013 conference

November 5 - November 5 - The 'Steel in Transit 'conference will take place in Bremen, Germany on April 18-19, 2013, the third time that the conference for international steel transport will be held in Bremen.
Views: 328
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Siro Trans joins Project Partners network in Chile

November 5 - November 5 - Siro Trans of Santiago de Chile has joined the Germany headquartered Project Partners network, a division of Air & Ocean Partners, replacing Acosta y Aguayo as the network member in Chile.
Views: 570
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The Friday Flyer

November 2 - November 2 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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Seville giant on tow to Edinburgh

November 2 - November 2 - Seville, Spain-based industrial firms Tecade and Megusa have completed the construction of the largest structure ever to be transported from the port of Seville.
Views: 302
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Liebherr continues on high level in Latin America

November 2 - November 2 - The on-going economic development in Latin America is still driving the demand for advanced cargo handling equipment, says Europe based crane manufacturer Liebherr.
Views: 496
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Ahlers in hydro plant relocation

November 2 - November 2 - International logistic and maritime services provider Ahlers is handling a hydro plant relocation in multiple lots from China to Belarus. Whereas Europeans tend to ship such a project all at once, Ahlers says its Chinese customers prefer ship
Views: 260
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PPG 2013 conference venue is Le Havre

November 2 - November 2 - The Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie (CCI) in the French port of Le Havre, will host the sixth annual Project Professionals Group (PPG) annual conference from May 20-22, 2013.
Views: 487
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Conbit equips Seajack vessel with monopile handling tools

November 2 - November 2 - At the beginning of September 2011, structural engineering specialist Conbit in the Netherlands was awarded a contract by Seajacks, a leading owner and operator of purpose-built self-propelled jack-up vessels, to design and supply a system fo
Views: 198
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Ahlers in hydro plant relocation

November 1 - November 2 - International logistic and maritime services provider Ahlers is handling a hydro plant relocation in multiple lots from China to Belarus. Whereas Europeans tend to ship such a project all at once, Ahlers says its Chinese customers prefer ship
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Dockwise opts to build Type 1 White Marlin

November 1 - November 1 - Breda, the Netherlands based Dockwise subsidiary Fairstar Heavy Transport has commissioned a new USD150million Type 1 vessel to be named White Marlin. With delivery scheduled in the fourth quarter 2014, the newbuild's capacity and capabilitie
Views: 664
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Albacor project strikes gold in Canada

November 1 - November 1 - Toronto, Canada headquartered Albacor Shipping has successfully transported two grinding and crushing machines to the Detour Lake Gold Mine, some 190 km northeast of Cochrane, in Ontario, Canada.
Views: 649
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PSP brings new Clipper 70 yachts to the UK

October 31 - October 31 - Worldwide freight forwarding and boat transportation company PSP has shipped the first of a new fleet ofChinese built 70-foot ocean racing yachts to the UK, marking the start of a new era for the 40,000 mi (64,374 km) Clipper Round the World
Views: 405
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England Logistics acquires Kampstra Transportation & Logistics

October 31 - October 31 -England Logistics, a full service transportation and logistics provider with offices in North America and mainland China, has acquired certain assets of Portland, Oregon based Kampstra Transportation and Logistics.
Views: 348
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Farcont opens project cargo department

October 30 - October 30 - Earlier this year, in response to market demands and increased shipping volumes, Ukrainian forwarding company, Farcont Ltd, set up a separate department and profit centre for its project cargo activities.
Views: 473
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UKICE to discuss UK infrastructure projects

October 29 - October 29 - Many of the UK's most respected infrastructure experts, main contractors and asset owners will meet in London in December to discuss the UK National Infrastructure Plan announced by the government in November 2011.
Views: 286
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SHL to install North Sea weather stations

October 29 - October 29 - Cyprus based Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has acquired a transportation and installation contract in the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone from Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) of Aberdeen.
Views: 493
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Bechtel and Subsea 7 join forces

October 29 - October 29 - Engineering, construction and project management giant Bechtel and Subsea 7, a world leader in the construction of offshore projects, are to work together to develop offshore wind and associated transmission projects in Europe.
Views: 312
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The Friday Flyer

October 26 - October 26 - And so, it's time for another edition of HLPFI's Friday Flyer, giving you a round-up of news from the last week, together with a few comments from the editorial team.
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BBC Chartering strengthens in Turkey

October 26 - October 26 - Germany based BBC Chartering, a leading provider of multipurpose and heavy lift shipping services, has strengthen its commercial presence in the eastern Mediterranean by establishing a local representation in Istanbul, effective November 1, 2
Views: 645
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Offshore Energy show attracts record attendance

October 26 - October 26 - A record number of 7,632 offshore industry professionals from around the world gathered in Amsterdam this week for the Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2012.
Views: 314
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Rhenus handles rotor blades from China

October 25 - October 25 - Rhenus Project Logistics has organised the maritime shipment of 45 rotor blades from China to Cuxhaven, Germany on behalf of the componentmanufacturer.
Views: 366
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Momect takes on high altitude Terex AC100/4l

October 25 - October 25 - Lifting and heavy transport contractor Momect in Switzerland has taken delivery of a Terex AC 100/4L all terrain crane to perform maintenance tasks on hydro-electric dams in the Swiss Alps as well as other lifting projects.
Views: 442
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Austal goes with the wind

October 24 - October 24 - Australia-based shipbuilder Austal has secured contracts to design and construct three 27-metre catamaran wind farm support vessels.
Views: 366
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Shuttlelift crane for PCL

October 24 - October 24 - PCL Industrial Services, a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across Canada, the USA, the Caribbean, and in Australia, has purchased a Shuttlelift DB70 double-beam mobile gantry crane and a SB30 single-beam mobi
Views: 457
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BaltShip transports world's longest wind turbine blade

October 24 - October 24 - International shipping and forwarder BaltShip has successfully transported the world's longest wind turbine blade from SSP Technology in Kirkeby, Denmark to Bremerhaven in Germany.
Views: 280
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Prangl - big lift in Austria

October 23 - October 23 - Austria based heavy lift specialist Prangl has handled the removal of a 135-tonne throughput stabiliser, which had to be dismantled and lifted out of a factory production room through the roof.
Views: 444
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Holleman moves heavy loads

October 23 - October 23 - Oversized transportation specialists Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) and the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE networks) of cargo agents, has transported a 75 tonne transformer measuring 7 m x 3 m x 3.9 m fro
Views: 489
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Heavy lift cranes position to raise Costa Concordia

October 22 - October 22 - One of the world's biggest ever heavy lift operations is under way as savage workers prepare to raise the 114,500 dwt cruise liner Costa Concordia, which sank in the Mediterranean with the loss of 32 lives on January 13, 2012.
Views: 483
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Lloyds offers greener port seminar

October 22 - October 22 - The Managing Environmental Performance for Ports & Terminals Seminar being run by Lloyds Maritime Academy on January 29 - 30, 2013 in London, UK will discuss environmentally sustainable solutions for greener port operations.
Views: 283
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Liebherr heavy lift offshore crane joins InfraSea

October 22 - October 22 - A 1,500 tonne lifting capacity CAL 64000-1500 Litronic heavy lift offshore crane has been installed on the Innovation, a vessel owned by HGO InfraSea Solutions, and is ready to start work.
Views: 449
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The Friday Flyer

October 19 - October 19 - As another working week draws to a close, HLPFI's Friday Flyer, our round-up of news from the last few days, spiced up with a little anecdotal commentary from the editorial team, drops into your in-box.
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DHL set to score with online game

October 19 - October 19 - Logistics giant DHL, the official logistics partner of Manchester United FC, has launched an online game in cooperation with the popular UK football club.
Views: 347
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Terex lifts giant jackup legs for offshore vessels

October 19 - October 19 - On behalf of Lloyd-Werft Bremerhaven, the Sarens Group recently lifted two sets of four gigantic jackup legs onto two offshore installation vessels belonging to RWE OLG, a logistics company that is part of RWE Innogy at the port of Bremerhave
Views: 571
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Blue Marlin arrives in Australia with huge LHD load

October 19 - October 19 - The 217 m Dockwise heavy lift vessel Blue Marlin has completed the delivery from Spain of the new (Landing Helicopter Dock) LHD Canberra for the Royal Australian Navy into Port Phillip in southern Victoria, Australia.
Views: 527
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Morter joins board at SEKO Logistics UK

October 18 - October 18 - Gary Morter has joined the board of SEKO Logistics UK as executive director to help realise the potential of the company's strategic growth and expansion programme.
Views: 339
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Dockwise nets USD56 million in new contracts

October 18 - October 18 - Netherlands based Dockwise, which offers specialty services in the heavy marine transport and the oil and gas services industries, has been awarded 10 new contracts and contract extensions with a total value of USD56 million.
Views: 303
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Barcelona trade mission to visit Brazil

October 18 - October 18 - The Port of Barcelona, in collaboration with the city's Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation, is toconduct a trade mission to Brazil between 4 and 8 November 2012.
Views: 469
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Cory opens inland UK office

October 18 - October 18 - Cory Logistics has expanded with a new office in Birmingham to boost its capabilities through this central location in the heart of the UK.
Views: 403
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AVIC nets Deltamarin

October 18 - October 18 - AVIC International Investments has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the shares in Finland based consultancy, ship design and marine engineering company Deltamarin.
Views: 522
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DYT lifts valuable yachts to South Florida

October 18 - October 18 - Two Dockwise semi-submersible ships, the 686 ft (209 m) Yacht Express and the smaller 556 ft (169.5 m) Super Servant 4, are carrying over 3,708 ft (1 130 m) of luxury yachts from Genoa, Italy, and Palma de Mallorca, Spain to Port Everglades i
Views: 328
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Collins elected as president of FONASBA

October 18 - October 18 - Shipbroker Marygrace Collins of US based Bulkore Chartering was elected as the new president of The Federation of National Associations of Shipbrokers and Agents (FONASBA) at the organisation's 43rd Annual Meeting in Venice on October 12, 201
Views: 180
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Militzer & M

October 17 - October 17 - Militzer & M
Views: 1111
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Hellmann UK partners with H. Essers

October 17 - October 17 - Leading logistics provider, Hellman Worldwide Logistics UK, has set up a new road freight partnership with H. Essers, Belgium's leading groupage logistics company, to provide a daily shuttle system between the UK and Belgium.
Views: 308
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A2SEA appointment

October 17 - October 17 - Offshore wind installation and service solutions provider A2SEA has appointed Sascha Wiesner as regional manager for Germany, to replace Martin Huss, who has just taken over a new position as chief strategy officer of A2SEA (as reported in HL
Views: 467
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ALE delivers warship prefabs

October 17 - October 17 - Global heavy lift and transportation company ALE has started the mammoth task of weighing, transporting, loading-out and loading-in sections of the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier being built for the UK's Royal Navy.
Views: 530
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Antwerp seeks to strengthen links with China

October 16 - October 16 -To emphasise the importance of Antwerp in world trade for the South China market too, the Belgian port is organising a road show that is currently visiting the southern Chinese ports of Shenzhen and Guangzhou from October 15 - 19, 2012.
Views: 342
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Heavy lift load flies into Le Havre

October 16 - October 16 - A unique heavy lift cargo recently flew itself into the ro-ro terminal at the French port of Le Havre, when an EC 145 helicopter of the country's Civil Protection Service landed on the roof of the building.
Views: 544
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HAROPA visits Hamburg

October 15 - October 15 - HAROPA - the joint promotional effort of the French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris - is continuing its international marketing tour with a presentation tomorrow October 16, 2012 in Hamburg, Germany
Views: 380
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Cuxhaven opens new heavy-duty berth

October 15 - October 15 - Following a EUR65 million (USD839.8 million) investment, a second offshore port terminal has been opened in Cuxhaven, Germany.
Views: 684
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The Friday Flyer

October 12 - October 12 - With HLPFI staff returning from the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and Houston's Breakbulk America event, it's all hands now back on deck at the office. Tales of joint ventures, takeovers and mergers throughout the industry have dominated this we
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Damco acquires Pacific Network Global Logistics

October 12 - October 12 - Damco is set to acquire PacNet, a leading freight forwarder in China and Australia, with almost 400 employees and a turnover of USD180 million in its last financial year (2011), as well as offices in Italy, India, the UK and the USA.
Views: 644
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Nurminen wins Outotec's business for delivery to Russia

October 11 - October 11 - Outotec has selected Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Finland, as its partner for the delivery of a concentrating plant to the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.
Views: 534
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Shipping boss ponders on industry prospects

October 11 - October 11 - In a keynote address to delegates of the 2012 Breakbulk Americas conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on October 10, 2012, Ron Widdows, CEO of Germany-based Rickmers-Linie, queried when there would be an economic pic
Views: 644
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Holleman braves early winter weather

October 11 - October 11 - Holleman Bulgaria, a member of the Worlwide Project Consortium (WWPC) for Bulgaria, has transported a heavy turbine housing, plus accessories from Pleven, Bulgaria to Tydal, Norway.
Views: 289
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Cardinal Maritime restructures ownership

October 10 - October 10 - Manchester, UK-based freight logistics provider, Cardinal Maritime Group, has completed a deal with founder Brian Hay that has delivered control of the business to the management team.
Views: 645
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Inchcape Shipping Services partners Palumbo

October 9 - October 9 - Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is teaming up in a new strategic partnership with offshore logistics and freight forwarding specialist Palumbo SpA. to form ISS Palumbo Srl.
Views: 505
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DB Schenker Logistics opens new hq London Heathrow

October 9 - October 9 - Schenker Limited, the UK arm of the global services provider DB Schenker Logistics, has opened its new headquarters building at London Heathrow airport.The 9,900 sq m facility, which will also be the company's main airfreight hub for the UK.
Views: 421
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Winds of change at A2SEA

October 9 - October 9 - Kaj Lindvig, who has played a major role in A2SEA since the company's launch in 2000, including ceo and most recently as chief strategy officer (cso), is being replaced by Martin Huss, currently the company's regional manager for Germany and t
Views: 401
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130 photographers compete for Volga-Dnepr Group awards

October 8 - October 8 - Over 130 professional and amateur photographers from 23 countries submitted entries to a special photographic competition organised by Volga-Dnepr Group to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Antonov AN-124 freighter's maiden flight.
Views: 343
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Cranes on route with Altius

October 8 - October 8 - The Projects Division of Altius, has been responsible for transporting four ship-to-shore cranes from Amsterdam to Vigo and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Views: 480
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International Chamber of Shipping welcomes IMO comments

October 8 - October 8 - The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which claims to represent over 80 percent of the world merchant fleet, has welcomed the acknowledgment by governments at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that there will be significant
Views: 660
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The Friday Flyer

October 5 - October 5 - With three members of HLPFI staff at the Air Cargo Forum in Atlanta and two others heading to Houston for next week's Breakbulk America's event, it's been a little like the Marie Celeste in our head office this week.The news that Turkey, a key
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Geodis Wilson leads logistics support for Panama Canal expansion

October 5 - October 5 - Further to our report on August 31 (Sarens set to ship new Panama lock gates), Geodis Wilson, the freight forwarding and heavy lift specialist of Geodis, has advised that it is the lead contractor in the USD50 million contract awarded by steel
Views: 553
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Artworks fly with IAG Cargo

October 5 - October 5 - IAG Cargo, the single business unit of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has transported 50 oil paintings belonging to the Fundaci
Views: 340
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Breakbulk China 2013 to focus on developments, transport solutions

October 3 - October 3 - Breakbulk China 2013 will attract 150 exhibitors and 5,000 qualified participants to the expo and two-day conference to network and discuss the future development of the industry and transportation solutions, say the organisers.
Views: 588
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Container weighing delayed

October 2 - October 2 - Last week saw two flag states raise concerns about container weighing proposals that will almost certainly delay efforts to bring in mandatory regulations, though not stop them altogether.
Views: 423
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Liebherr crawler crane duo in complex tandem hoist

October 2 - October 2 - At the ABC-Halbinsel offshore terminal in Bremerhaven, Germany, a jacket representing the underlying substation platform structure of the "Borkum West II" offshore wind park was fitted using two 750 tonne Liebherr LR 1750 crawler cranes.
Views: 535
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New head for Blue Water Shipping

October 1 - October 1 - Blue Water Shipping's founder and managing director, Kurt Skov, is stepping down and will entrust the chief executive position to Kim Hedegaard S
Views: 374
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ALS takes exhibits to final home

October 1 - October 1 - Abnormal Load Services (International) Limited (ALS) has project managed the latest phase of Angela Palmer's Ghost Forest Project, handling the logistics involved in moving the exhibits from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, UK to the National
Views: 629
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Chapman Freeborn organises first aid flight for Syrian refugees

August 16 - August 16 - London-based global aircraft charter specialist, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has worked in co-operation with the German charity Luftfahrt hone Grenzen (Wings of Help) to organise the first aid flight for Syrian refugees fleeing across the b
Views: 401
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Chapman Freeborn organises first aid flight for Syrian refugees

August 16 - August 16 - London-based global aircraft charter specialist, Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has worked in co-operation with the German charity Luftfahrt hone Grenzen (Wings of Help) to organise the first aid flight for Syrian refugees fleeing across the b
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Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane is in demand

August 15 - August 15 - In germany, North Rhine-Westphalia based Montra - Klingenberg has invested in a compact LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane from specialist manufacturer Liebherr, informs Detlef Kalny, manager of the Montra branch in M
Views: 304
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Dockwise notes benefits of Fairstar acquisition

August 15 - August 15 - Headquartered at Breda, in the Netherlands, heavy marine transportation specialist Dockwise has posted revenues of USD216 million for the half-year period ended June 30, 2012, compared to USD198 million in the first half of the previous fiscal
Views: 556
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Dockwise notes benefits of Fairstar acquisition

August 15 - August 15 - Headquartered at Breda, in the Netherlands, heavy marine transportation specialist Dockwise has posted revenues of USD216 million for the half-year period ended June 30, 2012, compared to USD198 million in the first half of the previous fiscal
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Legs for the Caspian Sea

August 15 - August 15 - Danish-owned global transport and logistics company Blue Water Shipping has moved 11,936 cu m of leg sections for a jack-up oil rig to Mariupol in the south-eastern Ukraine on the chartered heavy lift vessel Annette.
Views: 605
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Intermarine and Scan-Trans merger

August 15 - August 15 - Denmark's Scan-Trans Holding A/S and the US-based Intermarine, LLC are merging their operations under the Intermarine brand name.
Views: 575
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The ship that no-one wants

August 14 - August 14 - A German-registered container ship is being denied permission to enter EU waters for salvage, a month after the ship caught fire.
Views: 296
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DSV posts record first-half result

August 14 - August 14 - Multimodal global logistics services provider DSV has continued the positive trend seen in the first quarter of this year by posting the best-ever half-year result in the history of the group for the first six months of 2012.
Views: 522
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ALS moving waste recovery unit

August 2 - January 30 - Abnormal Load Services (ALS) is moving a 215-tonne waste recovery unit from the north of England to India.
Views: 535
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Dockwise wins USD42 million in near-term contracts

August 2 - January 30 - Eight near-term contracts with a total value of USD42 million have been awarded to Dockwise Shipping for the transportation of jack-up drilling rigs, dredging equipment and various other cargoes.
Views: 480
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BBC Chartering opens office in Antwerp

August 1 - August 01 - German multipurpose and heavy lift operator BBC Chartering has opened a new commercial office in Antwerp, Belgium, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 683
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Abu Dhabi Aviation integrating UK office

August 1 - November 20 - From early next year, the London Stansted office of Maximus Air Services UK, which is part of the Maximus Air Cargo group, will incorporate the operations of Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Royal Jet.
Views: 325
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Antwerp lock to be closed for maintenance

August 1 - December 1 - In Antwerp, the Van Cauwelaert lock, used primarily for inland commercial traffic, will be out of operation from December 7th for two years.
Views: 277
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UTC Overseas is Baku-bound

July 31 - July 31 - UTC Overseas has opened up in Baku, Azerbaijan, where its new office will be managed by Elnur Mammadov who has served as UTC's Azerbaijan-region field representative since July 2010.
Views: 680
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Tuscor Lloyds beats the weather

July 31 - July 31 - Tuscor Lloyds had to charter a heavy lift ship to transport a crane designed for an jack-up rig from Xaimen, China, to Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Views: 531
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Holleman on the double in Bulgaria

July 31 - July 31 - Holleman Bulgaria used its own fleet of specialist vehicles and escort units to move several heavy and outsized cargoes in Bulgaria.
Views: 267
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Peter Dohle appoints agent

July 30 - July 30 - Effective August 1, Peter Doehle Schiffahrts will be represented in Singapore by Orient Project Shipping, as its exclusive commercial agent for all the ASEAN nations, as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Views: 628
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MeteoGroup opens in Singapore

July 30 - July 30 - The launch of MeteoGroup Singapore signals a significant expansion in Southeast Asia for one of Europe's leading independent weather companies, it claims.
Views: 425
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The Friday Flyer

July 27 - July 27 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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Cargolux says goodbye to President and CEO

July 27 - July 27 - Cargolux today announced that Frank Reimen has tendered his resignation as President and CEO following his appointment as High Commissioner for National Protection by the Luxembourg Government.
Views: 325
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Sarens Group steels itself for a successful lift

July 27 - July 27 - The Sarens Group, one of the world's leading providers of crane and heavy-load transportation services, has been involved lifting a new bridge at a steel mill in Saarland operated by Europe's leading heavy plate producer Dillinger H
Views: 407
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MIQ Logistics among Kansas' top 100 companies

July 27 - July 27 - Just a decade after being founded US business magazine Ingram's identified Kansas-based MIQ Logistics as one of the Kansas City area's top 100 privately held companies for the second consecutive year. Based on annual revenue, the company is rank
Views: 571
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Six months of West African sailing for ACM

July 26 - July 26 - Argo Coral Maritime (ACM) shipping line based in the Netherlands is celebrating six months of operating a regular parcel service, with its main focus on serving Luanda and Lobito in Angola as well as serving other ports in West Africa.
Views: 597
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Second brand-new B747-8F delivered to Panalpina

July 26 - July 26 - The second of two brand-new Boeing 747-8 Freighters has entered scheduled service within project forwarder Panalpina's air freight network. The aircraft, in Panalpina livery, was delivered to Atlas Air, at Boeing's manufacturing facility in Ever
Views: 312
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SC&RA on the move

July 25 - July 25 - The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association is relocating next week.
Views: 445
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The Friday Flyer

July 20 - July 20 - Welcome to the Friday Flyer, bringing you a round-up of news from the heavy lift and project forwarding sector which has caught the eyes of the editorial team over the last week.
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Lower steel volumes take their toll at Antwerp

July 20 - July 20 - The port of Antwerp handled almost 94 million tonnes of freight during the first six months of this year, a drop of 2.1 percent compared with the same period last year, due mainly to the Belgian Refining Corporation (BRC) suspending its activiti
Views: 473
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It's a gas for Geodis Wilson

July 20 - July 20 - Geodis Wilson Italia has begun the delivery of four absorber reactors from Italy to the Abu Dhabi Gas Development Company Ltd (AI Husn Gas) Shah Project Site, a new facility 250 km south of Abu Dhabi, UAE, where a large natural gas extraction an
Views: 452
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EU urged to allow ship-sharing consortia to continue

July 19 - July 19 - With the expiry of guidelines for shipping lines in 2013 on how to share total volume and freight rate data, the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which represents shipowner associations in 36 countries, is urging the European Union to co
Views: 328
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FIATA to present forwarders' perspective at TIACA's Air Cargo Forum

July 18 - September 3 - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has accepted an invitation from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to give a forwarders' perspective on logistics and supply chain issues at TIACA's 25th In
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July 17 - July 16 - ASCO has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Scrabster Port Services in Northern Scotland - enhancing its North Sea service offering, particularly in the West of Shetland, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
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Coke ovens put the heat on BigLift Shipping

July 17 - July 16 - Last week, BigLift Shipping finished the last of two challenging shipments on its vessels Happy Diamond and Happy Dover for the US Steel Corporation in Clairton, USA, from Lubeck, Germany to Mobile, USA, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhan
Views: 486
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ABS offers guide for offshore wind turbine installations

July 17 - December 30 - Classification society ABS has released a Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Wind Turbine Installations, which addresses design considerations for the bottom founded support structure of an offshore wind turbine situated in tropical st
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Prangl puts bridge over rail tracks

July 9 - July 9 - Prangl recently transported and lifted a footbridge with a length of 36 m, a height of 3.61 m, and weighing 27 tonnes, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 416
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New book reflects hover history

July 6 - July 6 - On a Cushion of Air: The Story of Hoverlloyd and the Cross-Channel Hovercraft captures the heroic upsurge and unavoidable demise of one of the country's most dominant cross-Channel service providers.
Views: 288
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Offshore goes onshore at Eemshaven

July 5 - July 5 - Two wind turbines of a type to be located off the Dutch-German shore are to be erected onshore for testing and development purposes at Eemshaven, the Netherlands.
Views: 474
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Atlantic walrus digs his tusks into trouble

July 5 - July 5 - When Russia's finest walrus found itself in need of urgent dental work AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) flew to the rescue, writes Sylvana Vilca-Melendez.
Views: 357
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Rotor blades spin with Prangl

July 5 - July 5 - Prangl recently transported three wind turbine rotor blades, each almost 50 m long and four metres at the widest point, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 307
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Urmila handles 1,000 tonnes for Godrej & Boyce

July 4 - July 4 - Urmila Project Services recently handled a 1,000 tonne DHDS reactor using a newly-built Goldhofer self-propelled modular trailer (SPMT), writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 427
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New operations head for Rotterdam

July 4 - July 4 - Effective September 2012, Ronald Paul will succeed Thessa Menssen as chief operating officer of Infrastructure and Maritime Affairs at the Port of Rotterdam Authority, writes Sylvana Vilca-Melendez.
Views: 273
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LaRue will represent the Texas Ports

July 4 - July 4 - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) selected executive director, John P. LaRue, Port Corpus Christi (POCCA), to represent the Texas ports in the newly formed Panama Canal Stakeholder Working Group, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 265
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Pressure vessels are no problem for SCS

July 4 - July 4 - SCS Heavy Lifts & Transports from Ootmarsum, the Netherlands, was contracted to jack up, transport and ship several high pressure vessels weighing more than 225 tonnes each, from Germany to Korea, writes Adam Flensborg Safikhany.
Views: 516
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Intertransport hits the road to China

July 3 - July 3 - A road recycler being transported from Germany to China has been handled by Intertransport Hohnholz of Germany, a member of the Project Cargo Network.
Views: 369
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Intertransport hits the road to China

July 3 - July 3 - A road recycler being transported from Germany to China has been handled by Intertransport Hohnholz of Germany, a member of the Project Cargo Network.
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Peel Ports seeks Vestas replacement at Sheerness

July 3 - July 3 - Peel Ports Group, owner of the UK's Port of Sheerness, has moved quickly to pledge a major effort in securing a replacement for Vestas, following the latter's decision not to take up the option to locate a major wind turbine manufacturing facilit
Views: 416
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Fixed route in Mozambique Channel meets opposition

July 2 - July 2 - At a July meeting of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) sub-committee on safety of navigation the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - which represents global shipowners and 80 percent of the world merchant fleet - will be opposin
Views: 342