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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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).
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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