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Boskalis claims a 90 percent commitment to Dockwise takeover

January 31 - January 31 - Following its announcement that it would make an all-cash, mandatory offer of EUR18.50 per share cum dividend for all issued and outstanding shares in Dockwise, Royal Boskalis Westminster announced this afternoon that it has acquired a furthe
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COSCO Holdings faces heavy losses

January 31 - January 31 - China COSCO Holdings Company Ltd (COSCO), one of the world's largest shipping lines, is staring at a second-straight year of heavy financial losses as it prepares to announce its 2012 performance figures.
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Liebherr breaks records in 2012

January 31 - January 31 - Equipment manufacturer Liebherr Mobile Harbour Cranes achieved its highest-ever annual turnover during 2012, as well as delivering its 1,000th mobile harbour crane.
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Steder delivers pipes for port project

January 30 - January 30 - Netherlands based member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network, Steder Group, has organised the shipment of approximately 26,000 tonnes of land and sinker lines from China to Doha, Qatar.
Views: 454
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Sarens secures Statoil contract

January 30 - January 30 - Belgium headquartered heavy lift and engineering specialist Sarens AS has won a contract from Norway headquartered oil and gas company Statoil to provide crane, lifting and transport logistic services at the K
Views: 412
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Rolitrans cements worldwide contract

January 30 - January 30 - Jakarta, Indonesia headquartered Rolitrans International has been commissioned to execute multi-origin worldwide shipments for two brand new cement mills being constructed on the islands of Java and Sulawesi.
Views: 414
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SAL Heavy Lift rebrands and relocates

January 29 - January 29 - In 2012, Germany headquartered SAL Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land was renamed SAL Heavy Lift. In March 2013, the over-dimensional and heavy lift specialist will relocate its head office from Steinkirchen to Hamburg, in a move to facilitate comm
Views: 314
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EPCSA appoints new leaders

January 29 - January 29 - The European Port Community Association (EPCSA) has appointed Alan Long, managing director of Felixstowe based Maritime Cargo Processing, as its chairman.
Views: 421
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Agility and Rickmers-Linie in quality street

January 29 - January 29 - Global logistics provider Agility has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification for its Area East region, which includes Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan; whilst Rickmers-Linie has undergone recertification according to the latest ISO
Views: 284
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V. Alexander shifts Saudi load

January 28 - January 28 - The Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network member representing Germany, V. Alexander International Logistics, has transported five over-dimensional cargoes for an oil and gas client between Germany and Saudi Arabia.
Views: 368
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Gruber transports ArcelorMittal equipment

January 28 - January 28 - Italy headquartered project forwarder Gruber Logistics' German division in Kreutzal has carried out a demanding heavy lift project for SMS SIEMAG - a Germany based metallurgy and rolling mill manufacturer.
Views: 422
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Damco undergoes managerial reshuffle

January 28 - January 28 - During February, logistics provider Damco will relocate its head office from Copenhagen, Denmark to The Hague in the Netherlands. To coincide with the move, Damco has made a number of senior level management changes.
Views: 551
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Stock uptake at Allseas

January 28 - January 28 - UK based project and out-of-gauge freight specialist Allseas Global Logistics has invested in its stock of special equipment.
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Mammoet delivers Grimsby bridge

January 25 - January 25 - Associated British Ports' (ABP) Port of Grimsby has taken delivery of a linkspan bridge that will form part of the GBP26 million (USD41.1 million) Grimsby River Terminal.
Views: 413
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The Friday Flyer

January 25 - January 25 - This week's Friday Flyer is again sponsored by Broekman Project Services, located in the Port of Rotterdam, which offers a total solution for handling and assembly of project cargoes - www.broekman-group.com/bps
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Watch this space says standalone Safmarine MPV

January 25 - January 25 - Yesterday's news of Safmarine MPV's appointment of the Royal Burger Group as its agent in the Netherlands and Belgium, is seen as a sensible move by many in Antwerp.
Views: 426
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Safmarine MPV appoints Royal Burger in the Benelux

January 24 - January 24 - Safmarine MPV has appointed Rotterdam, the Netherlands based Royal Burger Group as its liner sales agent in Belgium and the Netherlands, effective February 2013.
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New Zealand joint venture delivers outsized motorboat

January 24 - January 24 - New Zealand based TNL GAC Pindar Ltd - a joint venture between specialist marine leisure logistics provider GAC Pindar and freight forwarder TNL International - has delivered a 7.6 tonne Stamas 363 motorboat 15,000 km between Georgia, USA and
Views: 351
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Spring ruling for Virginia port privatisation

January 23 - January 23 - The decision regarding the privatisation of the Virginia, USA, Hampton Roads port is expected to be made during the spring, according to the Virginia Port Authority.
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Cargolux performs above expectations

January 23 - January 23 - Cargolux Airlines, Europe's largest all freighter operator, is anticipating that losses in 2012 will be lower than initially forecast.
Views: 373
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Nordana orders newbuild quartet

January 22 - January 22 - Denmark based shipping company Nordana has signed contracts for the construction of four 12,000 dwt multi-purpose heavy lift vessels to be built at the Sanfu Shipyard, Yangzhou in China.
Views: 547
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Intertransport delivers machinery to Canada

January 22 - January 22 - Intertransport Hohnholz - a member of the Project Cargo Network (PCN) representing Germany - recently transported a shipment of mill work rolls to Canada.
Views: 282
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More mining business for Volga-Dnepr

January 22 - January 22 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a shipment weighing almost 100 tonnes, including a self-propelled Bauer BG28 mining drill to Magadan, Russia.
Views: 333
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DB Schenker Logistics names UK cfo

January 21 - January 21 - Global logistics provider DB Schenker has appointed Petra Kuester the new cfo of Schenker Limited in the United Kingdom.
Views: 354
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Asco repeats award winning performance

January 21 - January 21 - For the second year running, Asco Freight Management won the Project Forwarding Award at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards held recently in London. Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics, Denholm Global Logistics and Soun
Views: 441
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Dachser strengthens in Spain

January 21 - January 21 - Global logistics provider Dachser has acquired Spanish air and sea freight logistics provider, Transunion.
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Gebr

January 18 - January 18 - Systems Alliance Europe - a cargo network of small to medium-sized freight forwarders - has welcomed its newest member, Gebr
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The Friday Flyer

January 18 - High winds, heavy snow and below average temperatures across Europe are creating headaches for transport planners as HLPFI heads into the weekend, whilst winds of a different sort have blown in some sobering news from the Sahara.
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WWPC members shift Dutch load

January 17 - January 17 - Korea based Hansaeng Express Co and StederGroup BV of the Netherlands - both members of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) network - have together project managed the movement of heavy screw compressor packages between the Netherlands an
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Allport rebrands

January 16 - January 16 - Allport, one of the UK's largest freight forwarding and logistics concerns, has formally rebranded under the banner - Allport Cargo Services.
Views: 292
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Braemar issues interim update

January 16 - January 16 - Braemar Shipping Services has issued an interim management statement in relation to the trading period starting October 30 2012.
Views: 397
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Saga Fortune makes maiden voyage

January 15 - January 15 - Saga Fortune - a 200 m long 56,023-dwt open box hold vessel - delivered late last year by Oshima Shipbuilding of Japan to Saga Shipholding AS of Norway, has completed its maiden voyage.
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Cargolux board elects Helminger as chairman

January 15 - January 15 - The Cargolux Airlines International board of directors has elected Paul Helminger (pictured below) as its chairman. He replaces Albert Wildgen, who relinquished the role on November 30 2012.
Views: 368
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Airland Projects moves African cargoes

January 15 - January 15 - Airland Projects A/S of Denmark was recently contracted to organise the transport of 600 iron ore rail wagons from China to Sierra Leone.
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Stena SeaLine adds second ship and another Turkish port

January 15 - January 15 - Stena SeaLine has confirmed that in addition to the second ship that was recently added to its ro-pax service between Turkey and Ukraine, a second Turkish port has been included in the schedule.
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Boskalis is successful with equity bid

January 14 - January 14 - Further to our report on January 9, Royal Boskalis Westminster nv (Boskalis) has announced that its attempts to raise EUR 320 million of equity at a price of EUR33.00 per ordinary share has been successful.
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Change for AIS in Singapore

January 14 - January 14 - In Singapore, Steven Hawkswood has left AIS Singapore, with Ameer Ouf relocating from Australia Independent Shipbrokers' office In Western Australia to service existing clients interests and to ensure the continued development of the South-Ea
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The Friday Flyer

January 11 - January 11 - Two weeks into the New Year and it is business as usual for most Friday Flyer readers.
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Nooteboom launches trailer for rotor blades of 50 - 70 m

January 11 - January 11 - Netherlands-based Nooteboom Special Trailers has developed the Quatro TELE-PX Super Wing Carrier - a flatbed extendible semi-trailer designed to transport windmill rotor blades of 50 to 70 metres in length.
Views: 225
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EU initiative targets African pirates

January 11 - January 11 - Pirates have been operating in waters off the coast of Africa, some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, for many years now. In recent times they have become increasingly sophisticated and aggressive when it comes to seizing vessels.
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Triple R. Transport secures beer supplies

January 11 - January 11 - The Port of Wilmington, Delaware has handled 18 oversized brewery tanks weighing 243 tonnes for the Victoria Brewing Company. The tanks will be used at its new brewing facility in Parkesburg, Pennsylvania.
Views: 375
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Boskalis secures financing for Dockwise offer

January 9 - January 9 - At the end of December, Royal Boskalis Westminster announced that it was making an all-cash offer for the issued and outstanding ordinary shares in shipping line Dockwise of EUR18.5 per share.
Views: 381
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GROUP7's gets financial thumbs up

January 9 - January 9 - Business information provider, Creditreform, recently rated Munich-based logistics provider GROUP7 as having exceptional financial standing.
Views: 219
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Changes afoot for Seaway Heavy Lifting

January 9 - January 9 - Cyprus-based offshore installation contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has announced that after 20 years of service, Martin Spaans, ceo, has decided to leave the company.
Views: 545
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IJS teams up with Daedalus

January 9 - January 9 - Amsterdam-based freight forwarder IJS Global has signed a teaming agreement with Daedalus Aviation Group (D.A.G).
Views: 261
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John Clark takes up Universal Africa Lines position

January 9 - January 9 - Shipping agent Kestrel Liner Agencies Ltd has announced that after 16 years with the company, John Clark has decided to take on a commercial management position directly with shipping company Universal Africa Lines.
Views: 311
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Broshuis launches online store

January 8 - January 8 - Netherlands-based manufacturer of special transport trailers and related equipment, Broshuis, has launched its own online shop -www.broshuis.com/webshop
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Le Havre helps EDF

January 7 - January 7 - It was an impressive end of year performance in Le Havre as a 377-tonne EDF transformer was transported by sea barge through the European inland waterway system from the Porcheville thermal power plant to Germany then France and back to German
Views: 390
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KGL and AXL complete Afghan project

January 7 - January 7 - Kuwait-headquartered KGL Logistics, in co-operation with AXL Logistics Karachi (AXL), has transported almost 5,000 tonnes of steel structures and building materials for a cold drinks manufacturing facility in Kabul, Afghanistan for client Alok
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ABC takes delivery of third B747-8F

January 7 - January 7 - Moscow-headquartered AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery of its third B747-8 freighter. The new aircraft made its first commercial flight from Seattle - Moscow Sheremetyevo via Hong Kong.
Views: 363
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Jenkinson Logistics ships silos to Saudi Arabia

January 4 - January 4 - Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) member for Ireland, Jenkinson Logistics, has successfully delivered two 3.5 tonne silos - each measuring 5.8 m x 3.6 m x 3.8 m - to Saudi Arabia.
Views: 299
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2013 presents challenges for air charter brokers

January 4 - January 4 - Clive Chalmers, UK manager of freight at UK-headquartered Air Partner, explains that the start of 2013 will present challenges for the air charter broker market:
Views: 219
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C.H. Robinson and Inchcape Shipping raise funds for charity

January 4 - January 4 - For the third consecutive year, US-headquartered logistics services provider C.H. Robinson - in association with NBA basketball team Minnesota Timberwolves - has supported the FastBreak Foundation's WolvesCare initiative.
Views: 367
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The Friday Flyer

January 4 - January 4 - While many are still recovering from New Year celebrations, our Asian readers have the Lunar New Year to look forward to next month.
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Geodis Wilson appoints Eric Martin-Neuville coo

January 4 - January 4 - Geodis Wilson - the freight forwarding and heavy lift specialist arm of Geodis - has appointed Eric Martin-Neuville as its new chief operating officer and freight board member with immediate effect.
Views: 565
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Gebr

January 2 - January 2 - Austria-headquartered logistics services provider Gebr

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