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Cargo for the Congo

September 30 - September 30 - Express Global Logistics (EXG) has worked together with Belgian forwarder Polytra in the delivery of 3,500 freight tonnes of cargo for a large hydropower project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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French delegation visits Volga

September 30 - September 30 - The French trade commission UBIFRANCE has paid a visit to Volga-Dnepr Airlines in Ulyanovsk to gain a better understanding of its unique air logistics capabilities.
Views: 455
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BBC fills up in Norway

September 29 - September 29 - BBC Chartering's vessel BBC Sapphire has been loaded with various crown mounted compensators (CMCs) and hydrarackers in Norway, all of which are destined for Busan in South Korea.
Views: 593
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RollDock ships Pieter Schelte beams

September 29 - September 29 - RollDock's heavy lift vessel RollDock Sea has performed the first of four voyages from Monfalcone, Italy to the Port of Rotterdam, carrying two topside lifting system beams.
Views: 538
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Houston and Antwerp to sign MOU

September 29 - September 29 - Today, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) is scheduled to be signed by the Port of Houston Authority and the Port of Antwerp in conjunction with the start of the 2014 Breakbulk Americas conference and exhibition.
Views: 956
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Mammoet adds Freeport to network

September 26 - September 26 - Mammoet is to present its partnership with Texas' Port Freeport at the upcoming Breakbulk Americas event in Houston.
Views: 609
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ABC first in Switzerland

September 25 - September 25 - AirBridgeCargo Airlines' (ABC) first ever flight to Switzerland has touched down in Basel, marking the start of the airline's new weekly service to and from the Swiss airport every Friday.
Views: 489
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XLP caps off successful 2014 in Budapest

September 25 - September 25 - Members from every continent gathered in Budapest, Hungary from September 21-23 for the XLProjects (XLP) network's second annual general meeting (AGM).
Views: 536
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Esbjerg seeks operator for combi terminal

September 25 - September 25 - The Port of Esbjerg is inviting parties from the private sector to express their interest in running and developing its new combi terminal.
Views: 387
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Record Swiss roll for Cargolux

September 25 - September 25 - Cargolux has successfully arranged the transportation of its heaviest piece of equipment ever flown from Switzerland.
Views: 377
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Proud moment for Manitowoc

September 24 - September 24 - Manitowoc Cranes has delivered its 400th Manitowoc 2250 crawler crane to Fincantieri Marine Group's Bay Shipbuilding Division, located in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Views: 557
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Projects roll in for StederDelta

September 24 - September 24 - StederDelta Group SRL has handled the transport of 1,200 cu m of cargo, including compressors and electronic equipment, from the Estonian port of Paldiski and Norwegian port of Halden, to Turkmenbashi Port in the Caspian Sea.
Views: 520
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Liebherr gives Hartinger energy

September 24 - September 24 - Karl Hartinger Kranbetrieb Gmbh & Co. (Hartinger) has used a 1,200-tonne Liebherr LTM 11200-9.1 mobile crane to install the 3MW Enercon E-101 wind energy plant in Preussisch Oldendorf, Germany.
Views: 516
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New boss for Maximus

September 23 - September 23 - Mohamed Ebrahim Al Qassimi is the new ceo of Abu Dhabi-based Maximus Air.
Views: 823
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Collett's girder bridge makes debut

September 23 - September 23 - Collett Transport's recently acquired Scheuerle STB 550 girder bridge trailer has completed its maiden transport from Sheffield to the port of Goole in the UK, for on-carriage by ship to Antwerp.
Views: 455
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CMA CGM upgrades Amerigo Service

September 23 - September 23 - Effective October 1, CMA CGM will add a call at Miami to its Amerigo Service in order to develop market opportunities with Florida and Mexico and says that it will provide more opportunities for OOG and breakbulk cargoes on this service.
Views: 354
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OIA Global ups presence in Vietnam

September 22 - September 22 - In Vietnam, OIA Global has obtained the majority shareholding in its TriMAX joint venture and formed OIA Global Vietnam Co Ltd.
Views: 451
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Stolberg resurfaces

September 22 - September 22 - It has emerged that Niels Stolberg, the former head of Beluga Shipping, is now the chairman of the supervisory board of Green Sailing GmbH, a Hamburg-based company that is planning to invest in a new generation of fuel-efficient cruise ship
Views: 733
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USA sees construction machinery slip

September 22 - September 22 - US construction machinery exports dropped 17.3 percent during the first half of 2014 compared with the same period last year, reports the SC&RA.
Views: 653
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BUSINESSrun comes to Houston

September 22 - September 22 - Readers who are attending Breakbulk Americas in Houston next week are encouraged to join HLPFI's Luke King and Ian Matheson on the 19th BUSINESSrun, which takes place on October 1 at 07:30.
Views: 491
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Fairmount trio in Knarr tow

September 20 - September 20 - Three Fairmount Marine tug vessels have towed the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Petrojarl Knarr from South Korea to Norway.
Views: 529
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The Friday Flyer - September 19th 2014

September 19 - Today we saw the climax of what has been a rollercoaster ride for the United Kingdom, in the run-up to the Scottish independence referendum. The numbers were close, but the result is clear: a union that has lasted for 307 years remains together.
Views: 1214
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Cool job for Scan Marine

September 19 - September 19 - Scan Marine Estonia has transported an air cooler exchanger and its accessories from Oklahoma, USA to St Petersburg in Russia.
Views: 555
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Spliethoff adds second Cleveland ship

September 18 - September 18 - The Port of Cleveland and Spliethoff Group have announced their mutual intent to add a second monthly vessel to the Cleveland-Europe-Express scheduled ocean service for containerised and breakbulk cargo.
Views: 601
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UTC and Almajdouie join forces

September 18 - September 18 - UTC Overseas and Almajdouie Logistics Company have signed an exclusive agency joint venture agreement based on the companies' cooperative activities in the global project logistics field.
Views: 912
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Terex goes through the roof

September 17 - September 17 - Crane service provider Fricke-Schmidbauer Schwerlast has used a Terex CC 2400-1 lattice boom crawler crane to move two overhead cranes that had been removed from service at a steel mill in Germany.
Views: 656
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TII presents at IAA

September 17 - September 17 - The TII Group is presenting a range of vehicles for logistics yards and heavy duty transports on public roads at the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition from September 25 - October 2 in Hannover, Germany.
Views: 438
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Record August for Virginia

September 17 - September 17 - The Port of Virginia handled 214,355 teus in August, setting its all-time high for teu volume handled in a single month.
Views: 591
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Rickmers opts for ShipServ

September 17 - September 17 - Rickmers Shipmanagement, part of the Rickmers Group, has signed up to use ShipServ's offering of e-procurement decision support tools.
Views: 401
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Thor arrives in Hirtshals

September 16 - September 16 - Blue Water Shipping has acted as agent for the Hochtief's large jack-up vessel Thor, which sailed from the North Sea to the Danish port of Hirtshals in order to be prepared for the ship's next assignment in the Baltic Sea.
Views: 390
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Hansa rescues stranded couple

September 16 - September 16 - The crew from Hansa Heavy Lift's HHL Elbe has rescued a couple from a dinghy in the Red Sea after spotting their distress flares.
Views: 623
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Long Beach sees cargo slip

September 16 - September 16 - Container cargo shipments at the Port of Long Beach declined by 9.1 percent year-on-year in August at 573,083 teus.
Views: 433
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Ocean Three: last piece in the jigsaw

September 16 - September 16 - Specialist shipping consultant Drewry Maritime Research has suggested that the newly formed Ocean Three agreement is the final piece in the "mega-alliance" jigsaw puzzle.
Views: 739
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Large reel requires Ruslan

September 15 - September 15 - Ruslan International has delivered 75 tonnes of coil-tubing equipment for the oil and gas industry from London Stansted to Adelaide, to support a drilling programme in the Coober Pedy Basin of South Australia.
Views: 690
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Cargolux expands Chinese network

September 15 - September 15 - Cargolux Airlines International has expanded its Chinese network with the introduction of a second flight connecting Luxembourg with Beijing and Xiamen, effective September 17.
Views: 415
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Super lift for Kalmar

September 15 - September 15 - Kalmar claims to have entered the record books with its latest reachstacker, Super Gloria, which has lifted a steel component weighing over 100 tonnes in Lidhult, Sweden.
Views: 429
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Roerborg delivered

September 15 - September 15 - Leer, Germany based shipyard Ferus Smit has delivered the multipurpose vessel Roerborg to Royal Wagenborg.
Views: 527
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New Baltic cargo shuttle service

September 15 - September 15 - Due to the implementation of the European sulphur emission control area (ECA), Arkon Shipping and Best Logistics have established a new shuttle service for heavy lift and general cargo: Baltic Cargo Shuttle (BCS).
Views: 714
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Portsmouth Marine Terminal reopens

September 15 - September 15 - The Port of Virginia's Portsmouth Marine Terminal (PMT), which has been closed for nearly three years, has reopened to cargo operations.
Views: 350
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Allseas is buoyant

September 12 - September 12 - Allseas Global Logistics has transported 132 buoyancy modules, weighing 8 tonnes each, to Turkey for the North Cyprus Water Supply Project.
Views: 766
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Lower Saxony port developments in the spotlight

September 12 - September 12 - The future development potentials of the nine ports with the Seaports Niedersachsen network were considered at a recent event in Papenburg, Germany, during which the future importance of the ports as logistics hubs for the German economy wa
Views: 775
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Radical overhaul of EU transport infrastructure

September 11 - September 11 - The European Commission has invited Member States to propose projects to use EUR1.9 billion (USD2.4 billion) of EU funding to improve European transport connections.
Views: 618
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Third set of gates arrive in Panama

September 11 - September 11 - The third shipment of four gates for the Panama Canal expansion project's new locks has arrived at the Atlantic entrance to the waterway onboard Coscol's heavy lift vessel Xia Zhi Yuan 6.
Views: 440
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Blue Water navigates Russian waterways

September 11 - September 11 - Blue Water Singapore has transported heavy and bulky rig columns and bracings for a semi-submersible rig from Singapore to Baku, Azerbaijan via the Russian river system.
Views: 710
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C.H. Robinson in European expansion

September 10 - September 10 - C.H. Robinson has opened a new office in Hamburg and promoted two new branch mangers to its Basel, Switzerland and D
Views: 328
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Sevenstar appoints Caren

September 10 - September 10 - With the demand for yacht transport expanding between North America and Asia, Sevenstar Yacht Transport has appointed Kris Caren as its new West Coast representative.
Views: 910
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ArcelorMittal steels the show

September 10 - September 10 - The ArcelorMittal Las Truchas plant in Mexico has supplied more than 192,000 tonnes of steel rebar for the USD5.25 billion Panama Canal expansion project.
Views: 437
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PKP eyes rail mergers

September 9 - September 9 - Poland's leading rail freight operator, PKP Cargo, is in advanced talks regarding the acquisition of CTL Logistics and Advanced World Transport.
Views: 739
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Ocean Three makes a splash

September 9 - September 9 - CMA CGM has signed three major contracts on the largest worldwide maritime trades with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC).
Views: 516
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Extra Logistics goes the extra mile

September 9 - September 9 - Long Beach, California headquartered Extra Logistics LLC has transported a 16-tonne outsize mineral processing machine from a cement factory in Spain to the Port of Los Angeles.
Views: 803
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Van der Vlist on the boil

September 9 - September 9 - Van der Vlist has transported a 50-tonne boiler, with the dimensions 16.8 m x 4.35 m x 4.35 m, from Rauma, Finland to
Views: 411
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General cargo booms on St Lawrence Seaway

September 8 - September 8 - Total cargo shipments on the St. Lawrence Seaway has surpassed 2013 levels, with 20 million tonnes transiting the waterway between March 25 and August 31, up 3 percent year-on-year.
Views: 444
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Effer gives Collett fleet a boost

September 8 - September 8 - Halifax, UK based Collett Transport has taken delivery of an 8x4 Mercedes 4155 tractor unit, complete with a 205 tonne/m capacity Effer 2055 crane.
Views: 775
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CNAN buys Clipper Gemini

September 8 - September 8 - Algerian company CNAN Nord has acquired the 9,100 dwt multipurpose vessel Clipper Gemini, which it has renamed Saoura.
Views: 657
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Blue Water's Filipino challenge

September 8 - September 8 - Blue Water Shipping has handled the transport and storage of wind components for a major wind turbine project in the province of Ilocos Norte in the Philippines.
Views: 563
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Readybox ready to pack

September 8 - September 8 - Transport and Project Logistics (TPL) subsidiary Readybox has signed a contractual agreement with Van Moer Rail and Exportpack to introduce a new maritime packing service in Antwerp: Readybox Marine Packing.
Views: 623
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Altius aims high in Russia

September 5 - September 5 - Altius' projects division has transported various heavy lift and over-dimensional cargoes for the VGO deep conversion complex project in Volgograd, Russia.
Views: 627
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Alstom's big IDEA

September 5 - September 5 - IDEA Logistique recently coordinated the delivery of 150-tonnes of equipment and partly assembled machines to Saint-Nazaire in France on behalf of Alstom.
Views: 362
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Cargolux makes it three to China

September 4 - September 4 - Cargolux Airlines International has launched a third scheduled flight to Zhengzhou, China.
Views: 371
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ADM opts for MegaMAX

September 4 - September 4 - Belgium based heavy haulage company ADM Team Heavy Weight has added a three-axle MegaMAX low bed semi-trailer from Faymonville to its fleet.
Views: 576
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SAL puts Poetz in Singapore

September 4 - September 4 - SAL Heavy Lift Singapore has transferred Alexander Poetz, senior project engineer and naval architect, from the company's Hamburg headquarters to its Asia/Australasia base in Singapore.
Views: 880
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Bureau Veritas ups offshore offering

September 3 - September 3 - Bureau Veritas has acquired global leader in loss adjusting and risk assessment services for the offshore industry MatthewsDaniel.
Views: 575
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Van der Vlist takes alternative route

September 3 - September 3 - Van der Vlist has coordinated the shipment of a large access bridge destined for a drilling rig, from the Netherlands to China.
Views: 488
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Volga-Dnepr lights up

September 2 - September 2 - The power boat Cigarette Marauder has been transported from Doha, Qatar to Nice in France onboard Volga-Dnepr Airlines' IL-76TD-90VD freighter.
Views: 601
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Valtonen joins Blue Water

September 2 - September 2 - Erkki Valtonen has taken over the role of Blue Water Shipping's country manager for Finland from Henrik Mahlberg, who has been in charge of this area since 2013.
Views: 744
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Euroports focuses on breakbulk

September 2 - September 2 - Euroports Belgium has agreed to sell its 66.6 percent share in the Trilogiport Terminal to DP World.
Views: 377
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Argentinian roof skid for ALE

September 2 - September 2 - ALE has skidded the 1,500-tonne roof of the eight-storey Centro Cultural Bicentenario in Buenos Aires into place.
Views: 205
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Mediaco buys Lander Manutention

September 1 - September 1 - French crane rental and lifting company Mediaco has acquired the handling equipment rental company Lander Manutention.
Views: 516
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Deck rises with Seaway

September 1 - September 1 - Seaway Heavy Lifting has installed the 555-tonne IKA JZ deck on top of the existing jacket for INAgip, a joint venture beween Croatia's oil company INA and Italy's Eni.
Views: 507
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Strained markets hit Rickmers

September 1 - September 1 - In its interim report for the first half of 2014, the Rickmers Group said weak shipping markets affected all three of its divisions, including maritime assets, which comprises ship owning and chartering; maritime services, taking in vessel a
Views: 810

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