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Europe News from April 2012

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Hamburg off to Breakbulk Europe in Antwerp

April 30 - April 30 - The Port of Hamburg, with its eight multi-purpose terminals and a total of 30 berths, is to be showcased at the Breakbulk Europe event, which takes place in Antwerp from May 22 to 24, by the Port of Hamburg Marketing and numerous member compani
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Hartmann Project Lines sets sail

April 30 - April 30 - The Hartmann Group of Leer, Germany has now launched its new Hartmann Project Lines service, as initially reported on the HLPFI website on March 16.
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Marshall aid for BDP International in Aberdeen

April 27 - April 27 - BDP International, a Philadelphia-based global logistics and transportation management firm, has significantly strengthened its presence in the UK market with the appointment of David Marshall, who has joined the firm as Aberdeen branch manager
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Copenhagen in inaugural Bilbao call

April 27 - April 27 - The first of a new series of tweendecker vessels from MLB-Manfred Lauterjung Befrachtung has made its inaugural call at Bilbao, Spain with ships agency operations being undertaken by Bilbao-based, MLB Spain.
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Strategic progress in Q1 for Dockwise

April 27 - April 27 - A Chinese-built 50,000 dwt semi-submersible self-propelled Type 2 heavy life vessel, 'Hai Yang Hi You 278', has been contracted to Tianjin, China-based Offshore Oil Engineering Co, Ltd. (COOEC) by ship management company Dockwise for a five-yea
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First Kuwaiti member for PCN

April 27 - April 27 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) has added DMC Global Logistics to its network, as its first representative in Kuwait.
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Fairstar postpones AGM as acrimony over Dockwise bid grows

April 27 - April 27 - The developing business storm between Fairstar Heavy Transport and Dockwise has continued with the suspension of Fairstar's AGM amid accusations that Dockwise's moves do not conform with rules governing takeovers of publicly listed companies in
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Steel and project cargo weakens at Antwerp in first quarter

April 26 - April 26 - The port of Antwerp handled 46.3 million tonnes of freight in the first three months of this year, down 2.2 percent on the same period in 2011. Breakbulk and project cargo saw 2.5 million tonnes handled, down 13.6 percent over the same period i
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Port of Wilmington sees inaugural Repower consignment

April 26 - April 26 - The first shipment of wind turbine blades manufactured by REpower Systems has moved over the port of Wilmington, Delaware, 11 years after the US East Coast port handled its first wind power energy generating equipment.
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Piracy increasing in West Africa, latest report shows

April 25 - April 25 - 102 incidents of piracy and armed robbery have been reported for the first quarter of 2012, with dangerously increasing numbers in West African waters, according to figures released this week in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Inter
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Fairstar foresees hostilities

April 25 - April 25 - Having met with Dockwise representatives in Rotterdam, yesterday, Fairstar Heavy Transport has issued a statement in which it states: "in the absence of a properly valued, unconditional offer for all of the outstanding shares in Fairstar, the c
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GAAC Commerz takes two from Terex

April 24 - April 24 - GAAC Commerz GmbH, based in Germany, has taken delivery of two cranes, an AC 100/4L and a Challenger 3160, from Terex, writes Charlotte Matheson.
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Double hit for Worldwide Project Consortium in Sao Paulo

April 23 - April 23 - The recent Intermodal South America event in Sao Paolo, Brazil, provided to be the perfect place for the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) to sustain its efforts to develop its presence in South American countries, which are all emerging mark
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Jumbo trumpets order for second heavy lift ship

April 23 - April 23 - Jumbo Shipping has ordered a second K-class vessel, with an option on a third, to complement its existing fleet, and will upgrade the lifting capacity of the vessels from 1,300 to 1,500 tonnes, enabling tandem lifts of 3,000 tonnes.
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Moore Stephens says shipping is ill prepared for bank meetings

April 20 - April 20 - International accountancy firm and shipping adviser Moore Stephens has warned that some shipping companies are not adequately prepared to conduct successful negotiations with their banks which are likely to occur with increasing frequency.
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Cargo Equipment Experts make ready for Antwerp

April 20 - April 20 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network is making preparations for its third annual membership conference, which will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, straight after the Breakbulk Europe event, where CEE will be exhibiting.
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Willis Marine forecasts another difficult year

April 19 - April 19 - After an inauspicious start, 2012 could well be "another difficult and uncertain year for the maritime industry faced with the aftermath of the Costa Concordia, further problems in the euro zone, pirate attacks and increased sanctions," accordi
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Agility to move railway wagons

April 19 - April 19 - Global logistics provider, Agility, has won a contract to transport 420 railway wagons from Spain to Kazakhstan for Talgo, a leading Spanish manufacturer of railway wagons and components.
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Europe and US edge forward on air cargo security

April 19 - April 19 - Europe's leading network carriers, represented by the Association of European Airlines (AEA), are urging US regulators to fully recognise European air cargo security standards and accelerate progress towards a mutual recognition agreement.
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HLPFI to attend Multimodal 2012

April 18 - April 18 - HLPFI will be attending Multimodal 2012 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK from 1st to 3rd May.
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Big job for Cosco

April 18 - April 18 - Again, we are indebted to our aerial photography partner, Skeyes for this excellent photo of Cosco Shipping's semi-submersible, Tai An Kou, seen approaching Rotterdam with the GSP Saturn on its deck.
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Maersk patriarch passes away

April 17 - April 17 - Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, who transformed his Danish family shipping business into the world's biggest container shipping company and arguably the most important force in world shipping, passed away yesterday at the age of 98.
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SBM Offshore selects Blue Water Shipping

April 16 - April 16 - SBM Offshore has chosen Blue Water Shipping, a company with which it already holds a longstanding business relationship, to undertake the task of providing logistics for materials and equipment to China and Brazil, where the conversion of the f
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Hansa Heavy Lift on the move in Singapore

April 16 - April 16 - Hansa Heavy Lift (Asia) Pte Ltd, the south east Asian subsidiary of the Hamburg-based heavy lift shipping line, has relocated in Singapore and has new contact numbers.
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Tarros upgrades in Med

April 13 - April 13 - Tarros, the specialist regional container line and multi-transport operator specialising in the Mediterranean Region, has upgraded its Great Pendulum Service which connects ports in the eastern and western Mediterranean via La Spezia, where the
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Mediaco Maxilift relies on Terex carne for port crane lift

April 13 - April 13 - Marseille, France-based, crane services provider Mediaco Maxilift relied on a Terex CC 2800 lattice boom crawler crane during a recent lift of a dockside crane tour from its base in the French port of La Rochelle so maintenance work could be un
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ALE replaces ceramic filters

April 12 - April 12 - ALE Heavylift has carried out the replacement of two ceramic filters in the ELCOGAS thermal plant gasifier in Puetollano, Spain.
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Buy, buy, the Brazilian pie

April 12 - April 12 - Everybody, it seems, wants a piece of the Brazilian economic pie, and some who already have a small slice want a bit more, writes HLPFI's correspondent from the Intermodal South America event, Robert Ward.
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Globalink busy with military cargoes

April 12 - April 12 - Working at short notice, Globalink Logistics Group had just 48 hours to complete a demanding project for Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence.
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WWPC partners combine efforts to move boiler

April 12 - April 12 - Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) has worked in conjunction with the project forwarder network's Vienna-based Austrian partner, Procargo Spedition, to handle the transport of parts of a biomass
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Scheuerle helps Voser put some wind into sails

April 11 - April 11 - Voser Transport, a Swiss based transportation company, moved three rotor blades and other components of an ENERCON E82 wind power plant through wooded terrain using transportation equipment from Scheuerle Fahrzeugfabrik, writes Charlotte Mathes
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Albacor undertakes solo and joint ventures

April 10 - April 10 - Albacor Shipping (USA), the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) based in Mahwah, New Jersey, has worked with its WWPC partner LS-Cargo, based in Bremen, Germany, to handle the shipment of a 19 x 4.7 x 4.7m ball mill weighing ap
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ACE Winches exports Scotland's heaviest air cargo

April 6 - April 6 - ACE Winches staff recently celebrated the completion of their largest manufacturing contract, worth GBP4.2 million (USD6.67 million) for Superior Energy Services, based in Houston, USA, which was partly delivered on the world's largest plane, th
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Transfennica offers new connections between Spain and the UK

April 5 - April 5 - Transfennica Iberia (Spliethoff Group) has implemented a new maritime service that makes a direct weekly connection between the port of Bilbao, Spain and Tilbury, UK, sailing from Bilbao on Friday afternoon and reaching the British port on Sunda
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BDP adds second service centre in South Asia

April 4 - April 4 - BDP International has opened another Global Services Centre (GSC) in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The US-based, global logistics and transportation services firm opened its first such centre in Kuala Lumpur in March 2008.
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Agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 conference announced

April 3 - April 3 - UBM Global Trade's 7th annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition will take place May 22-24 at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium and will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets, says the organiser.
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Terex lifts footbridge in Metz, France

April 3 - April 3 - Belgian crane, lift and transportation service provider, Sarens, recently set a steel footbridge on its foundations in Metz, France.
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AirBridgeCargo Airlines receives second Boeing 747-8F

April 2 - April 2 - Jeff Klemann, vice president Everett Field Ops & Delivery/AOG/747/767/777/787 Programs for Boeing is seen with Tatyana Arslanova, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines on the steps of the Russian cargo airline's second Boeing 747-8 Frei
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