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Rolitrans offers bridging solution

March 29 - March 29 - Rolitrans International has recently introduced the Rolitrans Heavy Lift Fly Over Bridge System (RFOBS) to expand its asset base and safe working practices, whilst aiming to introduce a universal transport solution, writes Charlotte Matheson.
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Autodienst takes on a second Liebherr crane

March 29 - March 29 - Autodienst West Ganske of Frankfurt, Germany, has added another Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane and now has a fleet which is 100 percent equipped with Liebherr machines, writes Charlotte Matheson.
Views: 383
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European Commission issues huge fines on airfreight companies

March 29 - March 29 - Yesterday, the European Commission issued USD225 million penalties on a number of airfreight companies, including Kuehne + Nagel, UPS, and Expeditors for what the regulatory body said was a breach of E.U. antitrust rules during the years 2002-2
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Sea plane flies with Sevenstar Yacht Transport

March 29 - March 29 - A rare 30 passenger sea plane flew into the Port of Palm Beach and was successfully loaded onto the Spliethoff Group's Suomigracht for on carriage to Australia by Sevenstar Yacht Transport.
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Volga-Dnepr says Boeing 747 charters are flying high

March 28 - March 28 - Volga-Dnepr Group says that its commitment to offering customers a 'Cargo Supermarket' of air logistics solutions has resulted in a significant increase in demand for Boeing 747F charter flights for the transportation of non-standard cargoes.
Views: 489
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Growing forwarder network adds two project cargo specialists

March 28 - March 28 - Two new project cargo specialists, Armin Shipping and International Transport Company (ATC) and Occidental Innovative Logistic Services (OILS), have joined the Worldwide Partners Alliance (WPA), a global network of air and ocean freight forward
Views: 435
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A2SEA invests in second jack-up vessel

March 27 - March 27 - A2SEA has signed a contract worth USD 155 million with Chinese company, COSCO Shipyard Group Co Ltd, for the construction of a new jack-up vessel designed for offshore wind turbine installation. It is expected to be delivered in 2014, writes Ch
Views: 470
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Rickmers names trio of new agents

March 27 - March 27 - Hamburg based heavy lift and project cargo transporter Rickmers-Linie is now serving Bangladesh and Sri Lanka with direct calls in Chittagong and Colombo, which has necessitated the appointment of new agents in the two countries.
Views: 735
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Faymonville takes it to the MAX

March 26 - March 26 - Faymonville announced at a launch event in front of dealers and media, in its factory in Goleniow, Poland, that it is to commence marketing a new brand of heavy duty trailers under the MAX Trailer brand, writes Oliver Ward from Goleniow.
Views: 269
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Embalajes Cantabria secures cargo in Sagunto

March 26 - March 26 - Embalajes Cantabria, the Sagunto (Valencia)-based specialist cargo handling and packing company, used Cordstrap lashings to secure a complex load in the Noatum multipurpose terminal at the port of Sagunto (Valencia), Spain.
Views: 278
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Third Boeing 747-8 Freighter for Cargolux

March 23 - March 23 - Cargolux has accepted its third Boeing 747-8 Freighter today and will fly the aircraft from Seattle to Luxembourg, where it joins a fleet currently consisting of Boeing 747 aircraft including nine 747-400F, three 747-400BCF and two 747-8F.
Views: 352
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Nuclear recycling transport first for ALE

March 22 - March 22 - Global heavy lift and transport company ALE has successfully jacked, skidded and loaded five redundant boilers from the UK's inaugural nuclear power station prior to onward transportation.
Views: 424
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Yahsat oversees transport of second satellite

March 22 - March 22 - Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) has overseen the transportation of its second satellite, Y1B, from EADS Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France, to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, with part of the journey involving carriage
Views: 387
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New kid on the block in Sweden for PCN

March 21 - March 21 - Nordic Air & Sea Cargo (NAC), a company with a history dating back to 1919, has joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) as its first official representative in Sweden.
Views: 253
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2K delivery for Liebherr

March 21 - March 21 - Liebherr has delivered a LTM 1030-2.1 crane to Willfried Lehmann, managing shareholder and partner of Warnowkran Kranservice GmbH, Rostock, Germany.
Views: 374
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BACA chairman back for second term

March 21 - March 21 - Dick Gilbert, chairman of BACA (Baltic Air Charter Association) for the past three years, has been re-elected for another year. Although now retired, his involvement in the aviation industry dates back to 1965.
Views: 306
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Over 2,000 forwarders attend WCA Family Week

March 20 - March 20 - Over 2,150 freight forwarders attended the World Cargo Alliance (WCA) Family Week Conference at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre earlier this month.
Views: 291
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Dockwise signs for six

March 20 - March 20 - Dockwise Ltd has revealed six contracts totalling USD57 million, for execution in 2012 and 2015.
Views: 421
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21.5 percent contract growth for Ruslan International

March 16 - March 16 - Ruslan International - the company which markets and manages the combined Antonov An-124 fleets of its shareholders Volga Dnepr and Antonov Airlines - has reported its provisional performance for 2011.
Views: 491
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Zeebrugge sees boost for project cargoes

March 16 - March 16 - Transfennica's service between Zeebrugge, Belgium and Bilbao, Spain, has seen a significant increase in capacity since January 2012.
Views: 183
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US President gets close up of Sarens crane at work

March 15 - March 15 - The SGC-120, a giant crane built by Belgium-based Sarens Group, is currently executing its first job in Phoenix, USA, executing heavy lifting jobs for the construction of an enormous production hall for the steel industry.
Views: 541
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Terex quartet lift drilling support module

March 15 - March 15 - Four Terex CC 2800-1 units owned by Turkish crane service provider Hareket were used to lift a drilling support module (DSM) for the West Chirag oil platform (WC-PDQ), which is part of the Chirag Oil Project being carried out in Baku, Azerbaija
Views: 700
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Liebherr hits mobile harbour crane milestone

March 15 - March 15 - Liebherr-Werk Nenzing is celebrating an order for its thousandth mobile harbour crane, which will be delivered in the second half of 2012 to Montoir Bulk Terminal in France.
Views: 415
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BMT offers insider's guide to ship's hull and machinery

March 14 - March 14 - It will not only be fledgline insurance claims handlers who will be grateful for the new Hull and Machinery Guide produced by BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys Ltd, a member of BMT Group Ltd.
Views: 290
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Steel business boosts ports

March 14 - March 14 - Ratner Steel Supply Co, a producer of steel products, recently announced plans to locate a new facility at the Port of Indiana, USA.
Views: 658
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Breakbulk China makes strong debut

March 13 - March 13 - A crowd of more than 4,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors filled the INTEX Shanghai Exposition Center and Sheraton Hongqiao for the inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference and Exhibition recently, says the organisers.
Views: 446
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TransBorder joins WWPC

March 12 - March 12 - TransBorder S.A.S, which is based in Bogota, Colombia has been appointed as exclusive member for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) in Colombia.
Views: 606
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SCALDIS orders crane ship with 4,000 tonnes hoisting capacity

March 9 - March 9 - Antwerp-based, Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors NV has ordered a powerful, self-propelled DP2 crane ship from Korean shipbuilders STX Offshore & Shipbuilding. The vessel will be built in STX's shipyard in Dalian and finished in Xiamen, China
Views: 522
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Sarens reports wide range of heavy lift project activity

March 9 - March 9 - A range of projects across most continents has demonstrated the breadth of heavy lift operations undertaken worldwide by Sarens Group, the Wolvertem, Belgium-based heavy lifting and engineered transport provider.
Views: 594
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New project network launched

March 9 - March 9 - A new network, CLC Projects, has been established to cater for smaller and medium sized project freight forwarders.
Views: 564
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Art for art's sake

March 8 - March 8 - An artwork, Max Bill's 66 tonne sculpture 'Continuity', has been lifted into place by a Terex mobile crane - but not an ordinary crane. It was the 200th unit of the AC 500-2 delivered from the Terex Cranes facility in Zweibr
Views: 550
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Santo Domingo on track, thanks to Multitrade Spain

March 7 - March 7 - Multitrade Spain, a Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network member, worked with its Dominican company Multitrade Dominicana to be awarded a second contract of 45 metro cars, for the second metro line in Santo Domingo, Domenica.
Views: 483
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Panalpina reports a successful 2011

March 7 - March 7 - The Panalpina Group, which handles project cargo through its Panprojects division, can look back on a successful 2011 after further expanding its profit margins and achieving a consolidated profit of USD 138.3 million.
Views: 534
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Mammoet's new PTC completes test programme

March 7 - March 7 - Global tailor-made heavy lifting and transport solutions manufacturer Mammoet has completed the test programme of its three new PTC 140/200 DS (Platform, Twin ring, Containerised) cranes at Westdorpe, The Netherlands.
Views: 489
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PPG brings project forwarding training to Antwerp

March 6 - March 6 - Acquiring the skills to be successful in the fast-changing and demanding world of project forwarding is the focus of the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management course running in conjunction with Breakbulk Europe 2012 in Antwerp,
Views: 335
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Chartersphere on the move

March 5 - March 5 - Air Charter specialist, Chartersphere has unveiled ambitious expansion plans following its recent move to new and larger premises in London, UK, following impressive growth over the previous year.
Views: 809
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Multipurpose cargo ship launched at Turku

March 5 - March 5 - Further to our report from August last year, STX Finland's Turku shipyard has launched the multipurpose deck cargo vessel which it has been building for Finnish company Gaiamare, for the transport of heavy deck cargo such as offshore wind farm s
Views: 256
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Van der Vlist on the move in the UK

March 2 - March 2 - Van der Vlist UK Ltd, part of the Dutch-owned Van der Vlist Transport Group, has relocated to a purpose-built site in Hull, UK.
Views: 467
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Chinese market coming of age

March 1 - March 1 - US management consulting firm A.T. Kearney is "very optimistic" about the prospects for China's breakbulk market, saying important structural changes in the country's economy and a growing sophistication among Chinese shippers suggest opportunit
Views: 813
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Rickmers-Linie expands its China coverage

March 1 - March 1 - Rickmers-Linie is expanding its market coverage in China and is enhancing sales and marketing activities into central and southern China.
Views: 704
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Jade Cargo in deal with UniTop

March 1 - March 1 - Jade Cargo, which grounded its fleet in January, came closer to flying once more after its owners agreed to work with UnitTop Group, a Chinese transportation company, to restructure the troubled carrier.
Views: 523
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Logwin expands in Port Elizabeth

March 1 - March 1 - The global logistics service provider Logwin has moved into larger premises in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Views: 355

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