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China Leads growth in global wind power capacity

May 31 - May 31 - Global installed wind power capacity continued to grow in 2011, albeit at a slightly lower rate than in 2009 and 2010, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service.
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Geodis Wilson committed to growth

May 31 - May 31 - Describing the Industrial Projects division of Geodis Wilson as the 'smallest of the big players'; Philippe Somers, senior vice president of Geodis Wilson's Industrial Projects group, said that the company is making progress in bridging the gap o
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Equipment owners network adds two service categories

May 31 - May 31 - Following the Breakbulk Europe event, which was very successful for the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE), Wolfgang Karau, director for the equipment and manufacturers network revealed that two new areas - Rail Operators and Rigging & Skidding - woul
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Anchor chains away for Tuscor Lloyds

May 29 - May 29 - UK shipping agent and forwarder Tuscor Lloyds has recently completed the movement of a large and heavy consignment of anchor chain from China to the UK North Sea, under the highly pressured requirements of a particular customer.
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European bank funding running out for shipping lines

May 29 - May 29 - Traditional sources of bank business finance and capital in Europe are drying up for shipping lines in the face of global credit and austerity programmes, leading many to new sources of investment such as private equity funds.
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GROUP7 'moooooves' dairy plant

May 28 - May 28 - Working with Mayan Group, its partner in Israel, GROUP7 used open top containers, flat racks, rolltrailers, 20-foot, 40-foot and high cube containers to transport various large and unwieldy processing plant components from Germany to Israel.
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Broekman and Rotterdam invest in project cargoes

May 25 - May 25 - At this week's Breakbulk Europe event, the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Broekman Group announced their intention to renovate and redesign the eastern section of the RDM site in the Waalhaven.
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Projects FPS helps build a brewery

May 25 - May 25 - Projects FPS - the project forwarding and third-party logistics arm of Famous Pacific Shipping Lanka - has cleared and delivered a 9,000 cu m shipment of outsize brewery equipment from Colombo Port to the site of a new brewery at Meegoda, Sri Lan
Views: 432
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Boost delivered to Congo's mining power generation

May 23 - May 23 - A Volga-Dnepr Airlines' AN-124-100 freighter chartered by Chapman Freeborn has carried a 22-ton (22.35-tonne) multi-stage press coil to the Congo to help progress the modernisation of the country's power generation.
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LiftRig handles power cables

May 23 - May 23 - Portland in the UK is an Olympic site this year, and also the location of LiftRig Consulting's latest subsea power cable handling and storage project.
Views: 335
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BigLift transports five mobile cranes to Nigeria

May 23 - May 23 - BigLift Shipping has used its heavy lift ship, Happy Dragon, to transport five mobile cranes for leading crane manufacturers Liebherr and Gottwald from Germany and Belgium to Nigeria.
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KPIs show that container industry needs to improve

May 21 - May 21 - Project cargo consigned to ocean containers suffers from delays and service failures despite industry-wide vessel schedule reliability improvements to 72.3 percent in the first quarter of 2012.
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PD Ports staff to pound the Tarmac in a good cause

May 21 - May 21 - Big-hearted employees from the Middlesbrough, UK-based PD Ports will be lacing up their running shoes and taking part in the 21 km Great North Run for Butterwick Hospice this year.
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Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander handles 100 tonne chimney

May 21 - May 21 - A steel chimney bound for a thermal power station in Morocco consisting of three pieces of 10 - 15 m in length and nearly 5 m in diameter, has been loaded by stevedore operator Noatum Terminal Polivalente Santander as the company seeks to boost i
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Oil rig transportation bonanza for Fairmount Marine

May 18 - May 18 - Three trans-ocean towage operations by marine contractor Fairmount Marine demonstrate the global reach of the Rotterdam-based heavy lift transportation operator's five modern long distance 250-tonne bollard pull super tugs.
Views: 625
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Cargolux adds Chongqing

May 18 - May 18 - Cargolux has launched twice weekly scheduled flights to Chongqing, China.
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Business as usual, says Fairstar

May 17 - May 17 - Facing a hostile and unwelcome takeover by heavy lift giant Dockwise, business at Fairstar might seem anything but usual.
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Agility name Jaeger as MD Area West, in Europe

May 16 - May 16 - Agility has appointed Patrick Jaeger as managing director of Area West in Europe, responsible for defining growth strategies and identifying development opportunities in Switzerland and France.
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MIQ Logistics awarded San Cristobal mining business

May 14 - May 14 - US-based, MIQ Logistics has won a multi-year service agreement with Minera San Cristobal for logistics activities supporting mining operations in the province of Nor Lipez, Bolivia.
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Gebr

May 14 - May 14 - GWEast+, a division of Austrian logistics company Gebr
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Fairstar Heavy Transport re-opens and continues AGM

May 14 - May 14 - Commenting on the decision to re-open and continue its AGM earlier today, Frits van Riet, chairman of the Fairstar Heavy Transport Supervisory Board, commented: "Fairstar reconvened the AGM with the intention of providing our shareholders with th
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Earth is moving for Ocean & Sky

May 11 - May 11 - Ocean & Sky Logistics, which joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN in January 2011, has completed a multiple consignment of earth moving equipment from Malta to Morocco.
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Singapore and back, thanks to SAL

May 10 - May 10 - Two separate and significant heavy lift cargoes have been transported between Europe and Singapore to support the island state's industrial interest in the global oil and gas industry.
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Challenge International secures Angolan government contract

May 9 - May 9 - The Belgian arm of Le Harve, France-based forwarder Challenge International has leveraged its expertise in handling material for the water purification and water distribution industry in Africa for its latest contract with the Angolan government.
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Weldex puts last tower in place for London cable car

May 9 - May 9 - A Liebherr LR 11350 crawler crane owned by Scottish crane company Weldex has been used toerect the last and largest of the pylons for the modern cable car over the River Thames in London's Docklands.
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Rising rates and falling sales dent Logwin's first quarter

May 9 - May 9 - Decreasing Q1 2012 sales for Grevenmacher, Luxembourg-based project cargo forwarder Logwin Group have been exacerbated by the high costs of transportation the company has seen in the same quarter, according to its quarterly results.
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Fairmount on the double

May 8 - May 8 - Fairmount Marine's tug Fairmount Expedition has delivered the semi- submersible drilling rig Scarabeo 6 to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, for a drydock the Keppel-Verolme shipyard.
Views: 406
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Shipping agreement signed between EU and USA

May 7 - May 7 - Officials from the EU and the U.S.A have signed an agreement to mutually recognize each other's certified trusted traders (known shippers), a decision that will go into effect on July 1.
Views: 539
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Global Solar Council launches

May 7 - May 7 - Representatives of leading international companies in the solar photovoltaic industry have formed the Global Solar Council, a CEO-level industry coalition whose aim is to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost-compe
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Panalpina attributes Q1 loss to anti-trust fines

May 7 - May 7 - Panalpina has reported a loss in the first quarter 2012 as it set aside provisions for EU and Swiss anti-trust fines, but remains confident of meeting full-year targets, according to an official statement from the company.
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Sarilar buys Terex crane

May 4 - May 4 - Turkish heavy lift and transport company Sarilar has ordered a 1,600 tonne Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane from Terex Cranes distributor Das Otomotiv.
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Jumbo handles transition pieces

May 4 - May 4 - Jumbo Shipping says its DP2 heavy lift vessel Jumbo Javelin has installed the first transition pieces (TPs) for the 400 MW Anholt Offshore Wind Farm in Denmark.
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Lieb concentrates management focus on DB Schenker Logistics

May 2 - May 2 - Dr Thomas C. Lieb, chairman of the Board of Management of Schenker AG, has relinquished his responsibilities for air and ocean freight activities worldwide, and henceforth will focus his efforts on his position as chairman of the Board of Manageme
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TTS handles turbine and generator move

May 2 - May 2 - As part of a power generation project in Sokoto, Nigeria, Vulcan Elvaton of Nigeria, contracted European Freight Solutions, London to handle the shipment of a power generation set, from Masaood John Brown, in Jebel Ali, Dubai.
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Kog turns 21 at AGM

May 2 - May 2 - Managers from all of Kog Transport's 21 offices around the globe attended the project forwarder's recent global meeting in Switzerland.
Views: 315
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Donjon Marine names new UK MD

May 1 - May 1 - Donjon Marine, the multi-faceted marine services provider, has named John Noble (pictured below) as managing director - Donjon UK.
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Wagenborg Nedlift wins ESTA award

May 1 - May 1 - ESTA (the European Association of Heavy Transport and Lifting companies), has named Wagenborg Nedlift as the winner of its 'Lifting jobs up to 120 tons' award.
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Samskip acquires two containerships

May 1 - May 1 - Samskip, which offers services for breakbulk and project cargo on deck or on flat racks, within Europe as well as in Russia and Central Asia, has acquired two containerships, Arnarfell and Helgafell, both of which have been employed by the company
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