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The Friday Flyer - June 28th 2013

June 28 - While politicians and eco-warriors might battle over the question 'to frack or not to frack', the heavy lift and project cargo community are no doubt considering whether the business of fracking for shale gas is good or bad for their bottom lines.
Views: 876
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WWL ALS delivers US-bound power gear

June 28 - June 28 - WWL ALS - the combination of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and Abnormal Load Services (ALS) - has delivered a 78 tonne generator and 63 tonne turbine, plus ancillary equipment, to Woodville, Texas.
Views: 433
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Spierings hits 750 at Vertikal Days

June 28 - June 28 - Netherlands headquartered Spierings used the Vertikal Days lifting and access exhibition to deliver its 750th crane - a five-axle SK 599-AT5 - to crane hire firm Bronzeshield.
Views: 380
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Clausen uses Liebherr lift for Alps job

June 28 - June 28 - Switzerland based Clausen Kran AG has deployed a Liebherr LTR 1060 telescopic crawler to replace roadway protection structures in the Alps.
Views: 347
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First steel cut for RollDock Storm

June 27 - June 27 - RollDock has confirmed that the steel cutting of its second newbuilding has taken place at the FSG Shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.
Views: 353
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Terex and Riga Mainz lift container crane

June 27 - June 27 - Mainz, Germany based crane services provider Riga Mainz lifted a container crane at Rhine Port, Gustavsburg, using a Terex CC 2500-1 crawler crane.
Views: 415
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Geodis adds rail in China

June 27 - June 27 - Geodis Wilson has expanded its Asia-Pacific operations to include domestic rail freight services in China, with intercontinental services between China and Europe planned for the future.
Views: 391
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Wallenius Lines signs two-ship deal

June 26 - June 26 - Sweden headquartered shipping line Wallenius Lines and Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China have signed a contract to build two post-Panamax car carrier vessels, scheduled for delivery in 2015 and 2016.
Views: 442
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Roller leaves Port of Hamburg

June 26 - June 26 - Claudia Roller, chief executive officer, Port of Hamburg Marketing, will retire at the end of 2013.
Views: 244
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Iceland and bremenports in port development

June 26 - June 26 - Iceland has outlined plans to build a new port in the Arctic Ocean, and will cooperate with planning experts at Germany's bremenports to make it a reality.
Views: 561
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New Liebherr mobile crane for S&B

June 25 - June 25 - Gifhorn, Germany based S&B Schwertrans GmbH has acquired a new 200 tonne capacity Liebherr LTM1200-5.1 mobile crane.
Views: 370
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Etihad adds freighter capacity

June 25 - June 25 - Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of three new freighter aircraft - one B747-8F, one B777F and one A330F - taking its dedicated all-cargo fleet to nine.
Views: 304
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PCN fills house in Iraq and Georgia

June 25 - June 25 - Specialized Shipping and Logistics has become the Project Cargo Network's (PCN) third and final member in Iraq.
Views: 443
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UAL celebrates 30 years

June 25 - June 25 - Universal Africa Lines (UAL) has celebrated its 30-year anniversary at an event at the Cruise Terminal, Rotterdam, where it also christened the new 8,600 dwt cargo ship UAL Texas.
Views: 376
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BigLift christens Happy Sky

June 25 - June 25 - Netherlands headquartered BigLift Shipping has named its brand new heavy lift vessel Happy Sky at a ceremony in Zhangzhou, China.
Views: 653
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PSP delivers Singapore workboats

June 25 - June 25 - UK based yacht transport and freight forwarder PSP Logistics is transporting two wind farm boats from Singapore to Rotterdam, on behalf of Njord Offshore.
Views: 406
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PCN makes it three in Venezuela

June 24 - June 24 - The Project Cargo Network (PCN) continues to expand its coverage with the addition of the third and final member representing Venezuela - Interlogistic.
Views: 425
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DSV acquires Columbian agent

June 24 - June 24 - Denmark headquartered freight forwarder DSV has acquired its Columbian agent, Airmar Cargo S.A. in a move to further strengthen its foothold in South America.
Views: 471
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Nurminen hauls baby sculptures

June 24 - June 24 - Nurminen Logistics, a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network representing Finland, has transported two 6 tonne statues to Helsinki Art Museum's Tennis Palace.
Views: 367
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The Friday Flyer - June 21st 2013

June 21 - If you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind is blowing, you don't need an economist to help you understand the implications of PWC's suggestion this week that half of Germany's maritime shipping companies plan to enter alliances with peers o
Views: 728
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Big three to partner on East-West trades

June 21 - June 21 - This week's news that CMA CGM, Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company are forming the P3 Network, an operational alliance on the East - West trades, has caused raised eyebrows from across the industry.
Views: 367
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Bohnet and Scheuerle deliver turbine

June 21 - June 21 - German heavy hauler and project forwarder, Bohnet GmbH has completed its first assignment using 13 new InterCombi axle lines acquired from Scheuerle.
Views: 416
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GAC on the move in Shetland

June 21 - June 21 - GAC UK has relocated its Shetland operations to larger facilities at Greenhead Base in the Shetland Islands' capital and main port, Lerwick.
Views: 369
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MAX adds trailer model

June 21 - June 21 - MAX Trailer - a subsidiary of Luxembourg based Faymonville Group - has added a new model to its fleet - the MAX 300.
Views: 229
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Boeckmans wins boat shipping agency

June 21 - June 21 - Peters & May, the boat transport company, has appointed Boeckmans as its agent for the Benelux region, including the countries of Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg.
Views: 490
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Liebherr helps close the gap in Berlin

June 21 - June 21 - Liebherr Cranes has played a key role in delivering drilling machinery for the construction of Berlin's underground railway network.
Views: 408
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WWL appoints new president and ceo

June 20 - June 20 - Christopher J. Connor has been appointed president and ceo of shipping and logistics services provider, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).
Views: 461
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Volga-Dnepr in AN-124 wing shipment

June 20 - June 20 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has transported aircraft wings for the new Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' from Japan to Everett, USA, on board one of its AN-124-100 freighters.
Views: 484
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BBC Chartering ships the stage

June 20 - June 20 - Leer, Germany headquartered heavy lift shipping line BBC Chartering has sponsored the Caravan Stage Company's Tall Ship Theatre.
Views: 621
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Dockwise transports Lucius spar

June 20 - June 20 - Heavy lift shipping line Dockwise - a subsidiary of marine contractor Boskalis - has successfully offloaded the 23,000 tonne Lucius spar in the Lucius deepwater oil and gas field, Gulf of Mexico.
Views: 490
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Cargolux connects Oman

June 20 - June 20 - Cargolux Airlines International has added another new destination to its freighter network - Muscat, Oman. Effective June 29, 2013 the new route will be served by one of Cargolux's B747-8 freighters.
Views: 585
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Liebherr transports CAL components

June 20 - June 20 - Liebherr has transported components weighing up to 420 tonnes for its new heavy lift offshore crane, the CAL 45000-1200 Litronic.
Views: 427
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SCS in Egyptian heavy project

June 19 - June 19 - Netherlands based SCS Heavy Lifts & Transport received an order to weigh and determine the centre of gravity of the Hilal B jacket, in Alexandria, Egypt. SCS Heavy Lifts & Transport was asked to perform the same job on the Hilal B topside.
Views: 449
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Seven up for WCA Projects in Barcelona

June 19 - June 19 - Over the last two days, independent project forwarders from around the world have gathered in Barcelona for the seventh WCA Projects annual conference.
Views: 305
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STX Pan Ocean shares tumble further

June 19 - June 19 - After a court accepted its application to seek protection from creditors, STX Pan Ocean Co, South Korea's largest commodities-shipping company, has seen its shares slump to their lowest levels in Seoul since it was originally listed.
Views: 278
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PCN duo delivers African consignment

June 19 - June 19 - Project Cargo Network (PCN) member for Germany, Mongolia and Russia - V. Alexander - teamed-up with Spanish PCN member Merzcargo Forwarding to move steel units and pontoons from La Coruna to Dakar, Senegal.
Views: 325
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IAG delivers security goods

June 19 - June 19 - IAG Cargo has transported a large shipment of high-value specialist security equipment from across its global network for use at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.
Views: 280
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Terex delivers newest crawler

June 18 - June 18 - Terex Cranes has delivered the first Superlift 3800 lattice boom crawler crane to Trier, Germany based special purpose installation and heavy haulage firm Steil Kranarbeiten.
Views: 447
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Cargolux widens 787-8F network

June 18 - June 18 - Luxembourg's Cargolux Airlines International has added a new direct B747-8 freighter service connecting Hong Kong and Columbus, Ohio, USA effective June 16, 2013.
Views: 391
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ISS opens new Italian offices

June 17 - June 17 - ISS Tositti - part of maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services - has opened two new offices in Sicily, Italy.
Views: 308
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Liebherr opens new US hub

June 17 - June 17 - Germany headquartered crane and construction equipment manufacturer Liebherr has opened a new 40,000 sq m sales and service centre in Miami, USA.
Views: 466
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Norbert Dentressangle celebrates steel centenary

June 17 - June 17 - In celebration of the 100th anniversary since the invention of stainless steel, international logistics services provider and freight forwarder, Norbert Dentressangle, has transported two 3 m tall horse heads from Scotland on behalf of Outokumpu
Views: 323
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The Friday Flyer - June 14th 2013

June 14 - These are the best of times to be buying shipping capacity and the worst of times to be selling shipping capacity. That is the message from Global Shipping Industry
Views: 845
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Volga-Dnepr flies Ukrainian satellite

June 14 - June 14 - Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered the Ukrainian Lybid satellite payload from Montreal, Canada to Krasnoyarsk, Russia using one of its IL-77-90VD freighters.
Views: 327
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Far East delivery for Yacht Exports

June 14 - June 14 - Southeast Florida based Yacht Exports Inc has transported the 16.8 m Azimut E yacht from Savannah, Georgia, to Yokohama, Japan.
Views: 377
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New truck designs for Van der Vlist

June 13 - June 13 - Dutch heavy road haulage specialist Van Der Vlist has updated the design of its European fleet of newbuild trucks.
Views: 133
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A2SEA hits 1,000

June 13 - June 13 - Denmark headquartered offshore installation specialist A2SEA has installed its 1,000 wind turbine since its formation almost 12 years ago.
Views: 255
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Transnet moves trains to Mozambique

June 13 - June 13 - South Africa's state-owned freight transport and logistics arm - Transnet SOC - has shipped 10 class three locomotives and 21 passenger coaches from the Port of Durban to Mozambique.
Views: 343
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BBC Chartering sells Teras BBC interest

June 12 - June 12 - US headquartered Teras Cargo Transport has acquired 100 percent ownership of Teras BBC - its heavy lift ocean transport joint venture with Germany headquartered BBC Chartering.
Views: 465
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New md at FREJA

June 12 - June 12 - Denmark headquartered forwarder FREJA Transport & Logistics A/S has appointed Ulrik Rasmussen as its new managing director, and to its executive board.
Views: 459
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SHL to install heavy North Sea units

June 12 - June 12 - Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) has been awarded a contract by Subsea7 for the transport and installation of Statoil's Gullfaks wet gas compression unit.
Views: 379
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Petrasco names new global md

June 12 - June 12 - Aberdeen, Scotland headquartered international freight forwarder specialising in the energy industry, Petrasco, has named Kevin Buchan its global managing director.
Views: 407
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XLP adds new representation

June 12 - June 12 - The XLProjects non-exclusive network of independent project forwarders has added new members in China and Italy.
Views: 345
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New vice chair at ICS

June 11 - June 11 - Esben Poulsson has been elected vice chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 519
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BigMove Group welcomes GHL

June 11 - June 11 - The BigMove Group - founded in 2004 with eleven medium-sized specialist transport companies - has welcomed a new member focusing on major international projects - Switzerland headquartered Gutmann Heavy Logistics (GHL).
Views: 471
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Grimaldi moves tanker to Africa

June 11 - June 11 - Italy headquartered shipping line, the Grimaldi Group, has transported harbour tanker 'Eva West' from Esbjerg, Denmark to Accra, Ghana, via Antwerp, on the deck of its con/ro vessel Grande Mediterraneo.
Views: 338
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Multraship adds to fleet

June 11 - June 11 - Multraship - a Netherlands based towage and salvage specialist - has strengthened its multipurpose fleet with the addition of the ASD tug Multratug 20.
Views: 526
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transport logistic breaks records

June 11 - June 11 - transport logistic 2013 conference and exhibition, hosted at the Munich Trade Fair Centre from June 4-7, 2013 attracted a record 53,000 visitors - up 3.3 percent over the 2011 event.
Views: 306
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Maximus grounds A300s, jobs cut

June 10 - June 10 - UAE headquartered Maximus Air has grounded its fleet of A300 freighters with immediate effect.
Views: 299
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Hicks takes on warehousing

June 10 - June 10 - UK-based Hicks Logistics is expanding into warehousing following the acquisition of an industrial unit next to its existing headquarters in South Wales, in a move which will see ten new staff join the company.
Views: 429
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The Friday Flyer - June 7th 2013

June 7 - In normal business cycles, some companies prosper and some companies fail. These are not normal business times so it is difficult to know whether STX Pan Ocean, South Korea's largest commodities shipping line, might have filed for court receivership even
Views: 813
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Dockwise delivers four cranes to GPA

June 7 - June 7 - Four super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes have arrived at the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal, Georgia, USA.
Views: 584
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STX Pan Ocean files for court receivership

June 7 - June 7 - STX Pan Ocean, South Korea's largest commodities shipping line, is reported to have filed for court receivership after a drop in rates left it unable to pay off its debts.
Views: 490
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ICS lobbies for unified Arctic approach

June 6 - June 6 - Board members from the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) have met with ministers from shipping nations around the world and the secretary general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to discuss Arctic shipping.
Views: 470
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Air Partner adds Sochi charter capacity

June 5 - June 5 - UK headquartered charter broker Air Partner will launch a new weekly B747-400 freighter service from Frankfurt to Sochi, Russia, to meet growing demand for air freight capacity ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
Views: 277
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New cfo at Hochtief

June 5 - June 5 - Essen, Germany headquartered Hochtief Solutions has appointed Essimari Kairisto as a member of its executive board and chief financial officer, effective July 4, 2013.
Views: 306
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AP freight division continues to struggle

June 4 - June 4 - UK headquartered charter broker, Air Partner, has issued its interim management statement for FY 2013 - as its freight division continues to struggle in the face of weak global demand.
Views: 342
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Costs could rise USD500 billion, says ICS

June 4 - June 4 - The shipping industry faces USD500 billion in additional costs as a result of impending environmental legislation, says the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS).
Views: 453
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Cargolux connects Atlanta and Munich

June 4 - June 4 - Cargolux Airlines International has introduced a new regular B747-400 freighter service between Atlanta, USA and Munich, via its home hub of Luxembourg.
Views: 403
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EIB funds Lithuanian Railways

June 3 - June 3 - The president of the European Investment Bank (EIB), Werner Hoyer, has signed a EUR50 million (USD65.2 million) loan agreement with Lithuanian Railways for the acquisition of new rolling stock.
Views: 362
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Van der Vlist extends Belgian operations

June 3 - June 3 - Netherlands headquartered heavy transport specialist, Van der Vlist, has extended its Belgian operations with the expansion of its Zeebrugge site.
Views: 183
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M-Star widens PCN coverage

June 3 - June 3 - M-Star Freight Services (Netherlands), which joined the Project Cargo Network (PCN) in September 2012, has extended its representation to cover Georgia.
Views: 372
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Amarcon secures heavy lift orders

June 3 - June 3 - Netherlands headquartered Amarcon, a member of the ABB Group, has received an order for eleven Octopus-Onboard installations for heavy lift vessels owned by Cosco Heavy Transport and BigLift Shipping.
Views: 446
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New leadership at Aarhus

June 3 - June 4 - Bjarne Mathiesen, port director at Denmark's Port of Aarhus, will resign from his position by the end of 2013.
Views: 230

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