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Dockwise wins rig contract

January 31 - January 31 - Royal Boskalis Westminster NV (Boskalis) subsidiary,Dockwise, has been awarded a contract from Statoil Petroleum AS for the transportation of two very large new jack-up drilling rigs.
Views: 335
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Medical magnet move for DHL

January 31 - January 31 - DHL Industrial Projects has transported a 100-tonne medical magnet from Oxford to Minnesota.
Views: 312
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RollDock storms into action

January 31 - January 31 - Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has launched the newbuilding RollDock Storm, the sister ship of RollDock Star, for Dutch owner RollDock BV.
Views: 304
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Compressor move for Bati

January 31 - January 31 - Bati Shipping has performed the handling of 6 units of a compressor station equipped with the gas engine, with a total weight of 150 tonnes, for the Serbian oil and gas company Naftna Industrija Srbije (NIS).
Views: 456
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APEC to cooperate with Cuba

January 31 - January 31 - The Cuban National Ports Authority and APEC - Antwerp/Flanders Port Training Center have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will enable the training of Cuban port professionals in Antwerp as well as the provision of training in
Views: 341
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Blue Water oils up

January 30 - January 30 - Blue Water Shipping is preparing to transport heavy oil drilling equipment from Singapore to Baku, Azerbaijan via the Russian Volga-Don river system.
Views: 526
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Absorbing work for Alexander

January 30 - January 30 - Germany's Alexander Global Logistics has transported two large absorbers, along with some containers and other breakbulk cargo from Berlin to Alexandria.
Views: 566
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C.H. Robinson enters Austria

January 30 - January 30 - C.H. Robinson has expanded its office network across Europe with the opening of its newest office in Innsbruck, Austria, which will focus on European road transportation.
Views: 526
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Cargolux hunts for CEO

January 30 - January 30 - Cargolux Airlines International has reported that a search for a new chief executive officer has begun, headed up by the company's board of directors.
Views: 319
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Another good year for Liebherr

January 29 - January 29 - Liebherr reports that sales of mobile harbour cranes (LHM) have once more contributed strongly to its overall success in 2013.
Views: 792
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GPA logs tonnage growth

January 29 - January 29 - The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has logged an 8 percent growth in total tonnage for the first six months of its fiscal year 2014.
Views: 389
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NMT gains first Terex model

January 29 - January 29 - Bedfordshire based NMT Crane Hire has taken delivery of the first ever 220-tonne capacity Terex Explorer 5800 all terrain crane, to replace its existing Terex AC 200-1 model as part of the company's ongoing investment programme.
Views: 628
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Blue Water fuels Swedish plant

January 28 - January 28 - Blue Water Shipping has handled the final shipments for a gas production plant in Ljungby, Sweden.
Views: 502
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Trailers on the double

January 28 - January 28 - Van der Vlist has handled the transportation of two modular trailers, the gooseneck and various parts from Germany to India.
Views: 365
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Holleman gets gas going

January 28 - January 28 - Bucharest based Holleman Special Transport & Project Cargo has transported six heavy gas diffusers from Romania to Antwerp, Belgium.
Views: 395
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R&B ships crane dozen

January 27 - January 27 - R&B Global Projects Ltd has handled the transportation of 12 large crane jibs and their accessories from Croatia to a Korean shipbuilding yard.
Views: 464
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SCA ups ro-ro calls

January 27 - January 27 - SCA Logistics will extend its ro-ro services to call at the Port of Oxel
Views: 486
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SAL executes tidal turbine project

January 24 - January 24 - SAL Offshore - the offshore installation arm of SAL Heavy Lift - has successfully installed a VOITH Hytide 1000-13 tidal turbine, offshore the Orkney Islands in Scotland.
Views: 394
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Quality Freight is gaining power

January 24 - January 24 - Quality Freight UK has been transporting some of the giant modules used in the construction of Alstom's new GBP500 million (USD831 million) gas-fired power station in Trafford.
Views: 436
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BOCS extends West Africa MPV service

January 24 - January 24 - Germany's Bremen Overseas Chartering and Shipping (BOCS) has extended its multipurpose service to West Africa by adding a fourth multipurpose vessel on the route.
Views: 380
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Liburnia claims Croatian first

January 23 - January 23 - Liburnia Maritime Agency has loaded seven tanker barges onto the Dockwise Tern at Rijeka port.
Views: 292
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New Cleveland-Europe liner service

January 23 - January 23 - The Spliethoff Group and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority have struck a deal to start a combined container and general cargo shipping route between Cleveland and Northern Europe from March 2014.
Views: 323
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Kotug completes offshore tow

January 23 - January 23 - Kotug Offshore recently completed the anchor handling and towage of the JB118 jack-up platform from the Borwin Alpha site in the North Sea to the port of Rotterdam.
Views: 305
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Liebherr gives Hong Tai a lift

January 22 - January 22 - Taiwanese crane contractor, Hong Tai International Crane Engineering Co. has added a new Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 and LTM 1100-5.2 to its fleet.
Views: 429
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ALE offloads turbine

January 22 - January 22 - ALE has offloaded eight components that will be assembled to create a prototype wind turbine for an offshore wind project in Fife, Scotland.
Views: 487
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Railcars on the move with Bombardier

January 22 - January 22 - Project forwarders and shipping lines active in North America and Australia will welcome the news of two large railcar orders placed with Bombardier Transportation.
Views: 392
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ACS promotes Lancaster

January 22 - January 22 - Air Charter Service has promoted Justin Lancaster from his current role as cargo director to the new position of group commercial director.
Views: 471
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Nooteboom delivers latest low loader

January 21 - January 21 - The first combination of Nooteboom's latest low loader - the PXE low loader with nine axle lines, configured with an ICP Interdolly with three axle lines and Pendel-X low loader with six axle lines - has been delivered to Danish company, Bomh
Views: 314
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Cool replacement for Wagenborg

January 21 - January 21 - Wagenborg Nedlift has replaced a 103-tonne rotation cooler, which was 24.5 m long with a diameter of 3.5 m, at the BP Refinery in Lingen, Germany.
Views: 432
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Volga-Dnepr plays part in Olympics

January 21 - January 21 - Volga-Dnepr has delivered 40 tonnes of video broadcasting equipment to Sochi which will be used to broadcast the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in the new Fischt Olympic stadium.
Views: 369
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Abis Shipping duo christened

January 21 - January 21 - Last week, the latest arrivals into the rapidly expanding fleet of Abis Shipping were christened in Harlingen, the Netherlands.
Views: 662
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GBS enters North America

January 20 - January 20 - German yacht transport company, Global Boat Shipping (GBS), has opened two new offices in Fort Lauderdale and Vancouver.
Views: 629
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BNSF opens project cargo centre

January 20 - January 20 - BNSF Logistics has opened its global project cargo centre in Houston, USA, which will provide pricing, solutions development, carrier management and operations execution to its customers engaged in the movement of over dimensional and overwei
Views: 478
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Mining move for Tuscor Lloyds

January 20 - January 20 - Tuscor Lloyds has handled the shipment of 32 units of mining equipment and machinery from the port of Antwerp to the port of Callao in Peru.
Views: 514
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GTE makes truck debut in Russia

January 20 - January 20 - GTE Logistics has delivered four Perlini quarry trucks, with a total weight of 35 tonnes, from Italy to Vladivostok - the first time that such trucks have been delivered to Russia.
Views: 445
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SAL in record wreck removal project

January 17 - January 17 - SAL Offshore - the offshore installation arm of SAL Heavy Lift - has completed initial installation works in support of the Costa Concordia wreck removal operation at Giglio Island, Italy.
Views: 522
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Dako powers plant transport

January 17 - January 17 - Dusseldorf, Germany headquartered Dako Worldwide has transported a new power plant from a factory in Germany via the US Gulf to Whitecourt in central Alberta, Canada.
Views: 480
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Steder ships reel trio

January 17 - January 17 - StederGroup has handled the shipment of three 252-tonne cable reels from Italy to the Netherlands.
Views: 512
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R&B gets rolling

January 17 - January 16 - Croatia based R&B Global Projects Ltd has handled the delivery of a 152-tonne plate mill back-up roll from Yokohama, Japan to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Views: 507
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BBC opens in France

January 16 - January 16 - Global provider of multipurpose and heavy lift shipping services, BBC Chartering, has launched its new representative office in Rouen, France.
Views: 857
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Double vessel delivery for TOS

January 15 - January 15 - TOS has begun the delivery of a German coaster vessel and Belgian inland pusher from the port of Waalhaven in Rotterdam, the Netherlands to South America.
Views: 297
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Tuscor Lloyds goes transatlantic

January 15 - January 15 - Tuscor Lloyds has transported a 17.3-tonne tracked scoop loader machine from the Rota military base in Cadiz, Spain to Alabama in the USA.
Views: 344
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ALE lifts topside

January 15 - January 15 - Heavy transportation and lifting provider, ALE, has used a uniquely designed gantry system to perform the lift and mating operation of a 10,000-tonne topside at Drydocks World for the semisubmersible HVDC platform DolWin Beta.
Views: 562
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XLP scores hat trick

January 15 - January 15 - KG Shipping & Project Transportation Foreign Trade Ltd Co (KG Projects), QC Logistics Limited and Sacema Project Shipping have become the latest members to join the XLProjects (XLP) network.
Views: 601
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Handling performance up at the port of Kiel

January 15 - January 15 - The port of Keil's cargo handling increased by 0.2 percent in 2013, compared with 2012, with its rail/ship intermodal handling business seeing an increase of 14.7 percent to 24,000 cargo units.
Views: 452
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IRU publishes safe road transport paper

January 14 - January 14 - The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has published its International Guidelines in Safe Load Securing for Road Transport, in response to "the gap in global guidance for professionals involved in transporting loads by road", said IRU s
Views: 409
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Knaack-Krane buys Liebherr lift

January 14 - January 14 - Hamburg, Germany based crane rental firm Knaack-Krane has taken delivery of a new 750-tonne capacity Liebherr LTM 1750-9.1 mobile crane.
Views: 392
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SDV acquires EDT

January 14 - January 14 - SDV, a subsidiary of the Bollor
Views: 551
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Stoltenberg joins Deutsche Bank

January 14 - January 14 - Klaus Stoltenberg is to join the Deutsche Bank as its new global head of shipping on April 15, 2014.
Views: 425
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APM receives ship-to-shore cranes

January 13 - January 13 - Two Kalmar Cargotec ship-to-shore cranes have been delivered to Rotterdam, which will be deployed at the under-construction APM Terminal in the Maasvlakte II area.
Views: 587
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January 13 - January 13 - Nils Wolf has stepped down as senior vice president of Kuehne + Nagel's global project division, and Leif Arne Str
Views: 537
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Tight squeeze for ZTT

January 13 - January 13 - Zwaar Transport Twente (ZTT), a member of the Van der Vlist Group, has delivered a 30-tonne biogas generator from the Nordrhein - Westfalen area of Germany to North Lincolnshire in the UK.
Views: 317
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Crane project success for Aryamasir

January 13 - January 13 - Aryamasir International Transport has completed a project which included the handling of 135 units of dismantled cranes from China to Baku, Azerbaijan.
Views: 563
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SDV Horoz gains engine power

January 13 - January 13 - SDV Horoz Projects has handled the shipment of a second hand 275-tonne Wartsila engine from Samsun, Turkey to Kalecik in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Views: 812
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics receives draft cease and desist order

January 13 - January 13 - Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has received a draft cease and desist order and a draft surcharge order from the Japanese Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) indicating that WWL, as one of several companies in the industry, has been involved in
Views: 313
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The Friday Flyer - January 10th 2014

January 10 - Could a dispute between client and builder push back the completion of lock upgrading on the Panama Canal past the planned competition date of October 21, 2014 into 2015?
Views: 907
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Fairmount completes Atlantic tow

January 10 - January 10 - Netherlands based short and deep-sea towage specialist Fairmount Marine, has delivered the ENSCO 5004 rig from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Malta.
Views: 237
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Delta delivers Spanish windmills

January 10 - January 10 - Delta Maritime has coordinated the transport of three wind turbine sets along with 14 20 ft containers, from Spain to Agios Kyrikos port in Ikaria, Greece.
Views: 310
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Conbit completes offshore works

January 9 - January 9 - Netherlands headquartered Conbit has delivered and installed an emergency shelter and a helideck module offshore Libya, on behalf of Mabruk Oil Operations for its BD-1 offshore platform.
Views: 463
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High five for ABC

January 9 - January 9 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has taken delivery of its fifth Boeing 747-8F.
Views: 427
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Hellmann appoints Freese

January 9 - January 9 - Global logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Jochen Freese as its first chief commercial officer - a newly created position within the company.
Views: 553
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Panama Canal dispute heats up risking further delays

January 9 - January 9 - The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) appears to be unwilling to negotiate over a new proposal by the consortium that is building the canal's new locks, to keep construction work going in the face of its threat to stop work in a dispute over the co
Views: 298
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NSL names MD

January 8 - January 8 - NSL has tasked its new managing director, Duncan Bonner, with worldwide growth and development of the Aberdeen-based specialist safety and lifting training company.
Views: 579
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Greencarrier expands in Scandinavia

January 8 - January 8 - Greencarrier Shipping & Logistics has opened a new office in Stavanger, Norway and appointed Georg Skivik Moltu as its new director of global energy and project solutions.
Views: 540
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Expansion to go ahead at Lemesos port

January 7 - January 7 - The Cyprus Ports Authority (CPA) is going ahead with a contract which will see the port of Lemesos' western basin quay extended by 500 m, increasing its total length to 1,270 m.
Views: 499
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Russian silo move for Van der Vlist

January 7 - January 7 - Van der Vlist has transported two 15-tonne silos and three truckloads of parts from central Europe to Saratov in south western Russia.
Views: 272
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UTC opens in Mexico City

January 3 - January 3 - Texas, USA based project forwarder UTC Overseas Inc., has established a new office in Mexico.
Views: 637
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Chapman Freeborn fuels plant project

January 3 - January 3 - Chapman Freeborn Italy has coordinated an urgent cargo charter to transport a giant piece of machinery for a biofuel plant project from Turin, Italy to Recife in Brazil.
Views: 472
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SAL's Heinrich passes away

January 2 - January 2 - The founder of SAL Heavy Lift, Hans Heinrich, unexpectedly passed away in his home on December 25, 2013 at the age of 67.
Views: 237
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Jumbo wins 80 strong offshore contract

January 2 - January 2 - Jumbo Shipping has been awarded a contract from Ballast Nedam Offshore (BNO) to transport and install 80 transition pieces for the Butendiek offshore wind farm.
Views: 434

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